D&D 5E Rime of the Frostmaiden Gnome Mindflayers

darjr

I crit!

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Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
Nice! Now if only they’d ramp up the body horror and have the illithid just force its tentacles out through its host’s skull instead of transforming the body into a wacky purple octopus-person. I suppose that’s probably darker than WotC wants to go with their product though.
 


RogueRonin

Explorer
Every update about this adventure is messing with my expectations regarding the tone of it. At first I was excited for a grim and frostbitten horror campaign set in the dark north of the world... now tbh I'm pretty excited for Gnome mind flayers that walk on their tentacles, and scrolls of Tarrasque summoning.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Every update about this adventure is messing with my expectations regarding the tone of it. At first I was excited for a grim and frostbitten horror campaign set in the dark north of the world... now tbh I'm pretty excited for Gnome mind flayers that walk on their tentacles, and scrolls of Tarrasque summoning.

It's John Carpenter-ish, i.e., Chris Perkins morbid sense of humor in overdrive.
 



doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Every update about this adventure is messing with my expectations regarding the tone of it. At first I was excited for a grim and frostbitten horror campaign set in the dark north of the world... now tbh I'm pretty excited for Gnome mind flayers that walk on their tentacles, and scrolls of Tarrasque summoning.
I mean, it's Perkins. He does horror really well as long as you like your horror with moments of levity.
 

Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
Looks heavily inspired by this piece.

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I wouldn't be surprised if they literally have this piece in the book. Especially as this conversation is what likely pushed Perkins into adding them into Icewind Dale...
 

ccs

41st lv DM
One of the characters players* in my 5e game HATES gnomes. If he learns there's Illithid Gnomes up in Icewind Dale....
I imagine genocide will ensue.

*and by default all of his characters.
 
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doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
One of the characters in my 5e game HATES gnomes. If he learns there's Illithid Gnomes up in Icewind Dale....
I imagine genocide will ensue.
I’m eternally confused by people who “hate” fantasy races in general, and gnomes in particular. It just seems incredibly weird, to me.
 





Coroc

Hero
Every update about this adventure is messing with my expectations regarding the tone of it. At first I was excited for a grim and frostbitten horror campaign set in the dark north of the world... now tbh I'm pretty excited for Gnome mind flayers that walk on their tentacles, and scrolls of Tarrasque summoning.
don't forget 3 stacked kobolds in a trench coat
 

Reynard

Legend
I’m eternally confused by people who “hate” fantasy races in general, and gnomes in particular. It just seems incredibly weird, to me.
Well, you see, it is becomes gnomes are not only terrible and bad, they have no reason to exist. Someone wanted dwarves that were more elfish and someone else wanted elves that were more dwarfish and everyone forgot there were already halflings so we got saddled with gnomes as a PC race good for exactly nothing.

Except punting. And squishing between the toes of ogres. And, apparently, turning into tiny vehicles of brain gobbling horror.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Well, you see, it is becomes gnomes are not only terrible and bad, they have no reason to exist. Someone wanted dwarves that were more elfish and someone else wanted elves that were more dwarfish and everyone forgot there were already halflings so we got saddled with gnomes as a PC race good for exactly nothing.

Except punting. And squishing between the toes of ogres. And, apparently, turning into tiny vehicles of brain gobbling horror.
Ugh. No.
 


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