>>44547447 The older and more over-used the better. You need to really infuriate your players. >party finally breaks into the terrorist's lair >entirely abandoned >one monitor playing Rick Astley taped to a 30-megaton warhead >tpk
>>44554099 A completely regular person in D&D has an int between 9 and 11. Someone with an intelligence of 9 isn't some bumbling retard, he's someone who's not very good with numbers and has to think a lot before answering logic puzzles.
People with an ability modifier of -1 in something are completely functional members of the society, at best noted to be a bit below average. They're the clumsy guy or the bumbling geek.
>worship of a miraculous self-sustaining substance that arrived in the setting by mysterious and easily-construed-as-divine means >charismatic leader rallies droves to the cause of exploiting said substance as a means of uplifting the general populace to challenge the established order >the substance is bacon
>>44547240 Eugenicists who wish to raise the minimum wage and place hefty fines and restrictions on firm holders, regardless of firm or market size or function, in order to force business owners to cut costs by increasing lay-offs and business automatization, thus forcing the poor minorities and unskilled laborers into unemployment so they starve to death. All the while the very same people they mean to kill are supporting them because they think that such wage increases will actually benefit them, not realizing that the firms will pass the buck for such increases in cost on to them.
Are you a bad enough dude to fight against the most beloved group of people in the kingdom to save the people from thier own short-sightedness?
Humans only learn their mistakes via pain and bloodshed. Things like the Titanic, Iroquois Theatre Fire (google it), every bottle of pills with poison in it, every snake oil salesman, any ponzi scheme and preventable disaster are all via humanity's inevitable lack of foresight. As such, it is appropriate to inflict as much pain and loss on people as they can, in order to strengthen humanity in the long run.
This naturally only matters if you're running a campaign in the modern setting.
Reminds me of something I did once in one of my settings. I included a religion that was basically Fantasy Buddhism. They had a splinter faction who were not pacifists in any fashion. They believed it was much better for everyone to suffer a whole lot right now and for Fantasy-Nirvana to happen in a decade, maybe two, than for countless little instances of suffering to happen over the next few thousand years.
I made sure they had understandable motives, but were not exactly the people you want to root for.
There were some fucking weird stuff. You know that doll head with a spider body from Toy Story 1? That was put into the film because it's based on a story that made the rounds in the early/mid 80s on the BBS equivalent of /b/ or /i/.
>Anti paladin leads doomsday cult not because he hates his god but because he absolutely loves him so much he believes the his good god must manifest himself on the material place to stop the horrendously evil deeds he plans to commit. >still gets some paladin powers because Lawful Neutral angles/planars/inevitables are disappointed in humanity and think causing this strife will either cause the god to intervene or hero's of good to have purpose and bring about a new great age
Violent anti-imperalism with the intent to replace it with some form of socialism/communism.
Violent anti-intellectualism with the intent to revert civilization back to pure agrarianism.
Violent anti-immigration with the intent to purge the country of all outsiders and institute a nationalist state.
The group feels that traditional family values are being abandoned and set out to terrorize anyone not fitting their cultural ideal (e.g. immigrants, ethnic and racial minorities, and religious schismatics) and murder any who don't get the message and stay put.
The group wants to establish an ethnic/religious homeland for themselves in territory already claimed by a state and resort to random acts of violence against the state and civilians to encourage a handover.
The group thinks the state isn't doing enough to protect itself from (perceived) threats to its existence and takes it upon itself to take care of the problem.
The group is primary a criminal outfit and is targeting members of the police force tasked with stopping them and any civilians who aid them, including family members.
Terrorism is not motivated by religion, by definition. Terrorism is a sociopolitical problem, not a religious problem. Religion can be used to control terrorists, organize them, or manipulate their doctrine by providing it with scripture status and giving the cause religious conviction. But terrorism is about creating sociopolitical change at its core.
Your terrorists should most likely be experiencing poverty, violence, human rights violations, war, famine, and/or plague.
>>44554136 He means they will perpetually want to kill half the population. Think of it like this. >Kill the people with IQs 100 or less >Everyone remaining has their IQ dragged down, half are dragged down to below 100 >Therefore they must be purged >Repeat ad infinitum >One guy is left with an IQ of 100 >Shoots himself in the head
IQ is only a means of comparison, it isn't an objective number like lifting weights or having a high blood pressure, your IQ is pretty much your score compared to everyone else, 100 is always average.
>>44547240 The Harbingers. They ride black horses, wear black cowls, in an attempt to resemble The Horseman of Death. They have been led to believe that, as if an act of sympathetic magic, through terrorizing the countryisde in such a manner, murdering all they can find (with some pillaging to help their cause, of course), they will bring the world closer to The Apocalypse.
They believe it is their duty and fate to bring The Apocalypse, otherwise the world will be stuck in a permanent state of Limbo. For many members, its mostly just about getting to rape and get coin. For a few, including some of its leaders, there is a legitimate sense of religious duty, and a fear that God will not finish his plan or deliver the chosen to heaven and away from this mortal hell, otherwise.
If set in the modern world you could have a group comprised of former members of Paramilitary Death Squads from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Peru working with and training a new generation of hardcore anti-communist murderers. Basically these guys hated communists and loved killing them that much, that they formed an organization that is dedicated to wiping any perceived Communist influences from the face of Latin America and reversing the "Pink Tide". They'd probably be most prominently targeting Venezuela and Brazil for terror raids, with countries like Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua being secondary targets. They can totally fund themselves with the drug trade and slave labor too, and you could even have it that they have ties with a CIA spook or two explaining how they keep getting some heavy armaments, and also complicating the process of getting rid of them.
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