11 – The Lords of Dust

Keith, Wayne, and Kristian discuss the Lords of Dust and their complex schemes.

Time Markers

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:52 – Readings
  • 00:04:25 – Why Rakshasa; “Overlords” vs. “Rajahs”
  • 00:08:20 – Overlords embody a concept of evil
  • 00:11:47 – Exposing the PCs to The Lords of Dust’s plans without spoilers
  • 00:17:10 – The Lords of Dust feeling “too big”
  • 00:25:37 – Only use on one or two grand-scale villains
  • 00:27:41 – Threats for specific genres
  • 00:29:14 – Focus on a specific objective, not the epic scheme
  • 00:29:42 – The essence of the Overlords and the Lords of Dust
  • 00:33:05 – Why the rakshasas don’t just rule the world
  • 00:37:30 – Complex manipulations of the prophecy
  • 00:44:47 – Make your own Overlord
  • 00:45:37 – The Overlords are not allies
  • 00:47:04 – The world knows very little about the Overlords
  • 00:48:44 – Overlord names, titles, and themes
  • 00:52:25 – For Players
  • 00:52:57 – Progressively scaling up the enemies
  • 01:02:04 – Using the story to shape your character’s perspective
  • 01:02:45 – Warlocks and Overlord patrons
  • 01:04:45 – Trappings for class abilities
  • 01:06:39 – Wrap up

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