Sunday, February 20, 2011

S&W Sessions Journal: Who Wants to Play the Blind Magic User?

Our player-abandoned PC turned NPC, Kitoth the magic user was blinded last night by a spitting cobra. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this is handled. As a player in our short game at CaveCon1 (anyone interested in a CaveCon2 in mid-June, let me know), we had a blind hireling we tied by rope to another hireling. It became pretty funny actually… in this case, I suspect I’ll (as DM) be playing the character to a degree, unless we can find another player to pick him up. I hope the party doesn’t ditch him as useless; I’m looking forward to future role playing possibilities and planning on the highly intelligent Kitoth occasionally making better use of his other senses and still contributing to the party’s adventuring and well-being.

10 comments:

Arkhein said...

Oh, I would so play Kitoth. Fireballs for everyone! Um - I mean - no no no - not that way. More helpful like. I'd dress him in a tight red spandex suit with horns and . . . no . . . been done before.

Well, however I'd play him, I'm sure it would be fun up until that horrific death scene that is bound to happen. :)

And yanno, you could keep him an NPC. A blind, abandoned, incredibly wealthy due to a rich relative suddenly dieing, former team member would make an awesome foe.

- Ark

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

I'd take him, but I have a feeling I'm nowhere near you...

Tenkar said...

uhm, is his spell book in brail?

just askin' ;)

ze bulette said...

@Arkhein: What Tenkar said!

@Tenkar: Yep, he's well screwed. I'm thinking of concocting some cantrips that he suddenly remembers to give him at least something. He might just end up turning into a human pack mule though.

Arkhein said...

D'oh!

- Ark

ze bulette said...

Well, maybe he'll convert to Agnal's god and become a cleric...

Tim Shorts said...

He can't be the only mage that's gone blind squinting over their tiny text tomes. Maybe he will need to get magic glasses or a magic item with wizard eye enchanted on it. Still lots of cool possibilities.

richardthinks said...

He could get an unreliable apprentice to read his spell books to him...

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

Or go on a quest to find the Eye of Vecna. Or replace his eyes withe Gems of True Seeing...

Arkhein said...

This is beginning to remind me of a Michael Moorcock book.

- Ark

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