Name: The Wizard
Comments: Okay I am creating my campaign and I am wondering what do you think is more fearful and a better big boss villain.
c) Evil Wizard
d) Demi God
e) Magical creature
Gamer Forge and the Playing group know as "The Corner" Response:
The wizard wrote in a great question however you don't need a big dragon or a demon to terrorize the group. Sometimes the best villains are meager mortals you have grand designs of their own. Here are a few ideas for your villain creation.
When it comes to a hive of scum and villainy, DCR says;
1. Personal attacks. Have it get real personal. Maybe your villain captured and tortured one of the heroes and left them with a hand full of broken fingers. Damage something they truly value, like reputations or family. Most importantly, SHOW IT HAPPENING! Go into detail. This shows just how personal it is.
2. Attack sideways. Make your heroes do something other than blunt force smashing and straightforward assaults. They'll have to re-think their strategies. Incite a civil war in the streets of their hometown. Send in a sleeper agent at the start of the game. But make like you're playing nice to them. Its part of the illusion; you're playing dirtier than you've ever played before.
3. Terror! Do something horrific, but only do it once. A cannibal only needs to be seen feeding once to have the reputation of a cannibal. Maybe the evil lord has a human shield of no less than 5 innocent children at all times. You only got to see that once to get the hint about the guy/girl. One time is all you need to establish just how low this being is willing to stoop to win/stay alive. This brings us back to making a villain they will want to defeat.