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DarthArminius
2012-06-24, 11:14 AM
Shao Kahn is an interesting enemy. An extra-dimensional warlord with sorcery and superhuman strength, with Sorcerers and other exceptional warriors beneath him. So I was thinking, what if Shao Kahn were a part of the Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms, etcetera, based settings?

What if he led an invasion from Outworld, and Ao could not interfere, against Faerun? As one scenario?

Hopeless
2012-06-25, 06:09 AM
Shao Kahn is an interesting enemy. An extra-dimensional warlord with sorcery and superhuman strength, with Sorcerers and other exceptional warriors beneath him. So I was thinking, what if Shao Kahn were a part of the Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms, etcetera, based settings?

What if he led an invasion from Outworld, and Ao could not interfere, against Faerun? As one scenario?

So Shao Kahn: Half Fiend Monk/Sorceror 15th/12th?

Ao wouldn't be the only one missing since it would take most of the pantheons either allied with him or imprisoned to prevent them interferring and then there's the matter of what era you're using and what Elminster does in response!

Greyhawk might be easier, I did say might since its been a while since I played in that setting but Mordenkainen and the Circle of 8 and maybe even Iuz or the Egg might have something to say about that!

Traab
2012-06-25, 09:50 AM
How about instead of an outright invasion, he has his castle appear, and declares mortal combat. It isnt held like normal, no tournament, instead, due to the differing rules of this reality, a team of adventurers has to enter the castle and fight their way to the top, eventually facing shao khan himself to decide if he gets booted out of that realm or not. Im picturing a fiend heavy collection of mook encounters, with his lieutenants being the minibosses of each wing/floor.

Z3ro
2012-06-25, 10:34 AM
How about instead of an outright invasion, he has his castle appear, and declares mortal combat. It isnt held like normal, no tournament, instead, due to the differing rules of this reality, a team of adventurers has to enter the castle and fight their way to the top, eventually facing shao khan himself to decide if he gets booted out of that realm or not. Im picturing a fiend heavy collection of mook encounters, with his lieutenants being the minibosses of each wing/floor.

I would so play in that campaign.

KjeldorMage
2012-06-27, 05:27 AM
stealing this!

Thanks!

soir8
2012-06-28, 10:51 AM
I think the only way to truly represent Shao Kahn as a D&D boss is through pure DM fiat. No stats, no character classes, just NO HE JUST ATTACKS YOU, AND YOU CAN'T DODGE, AND YOUR SHIELD DOES NOTHING, AND HE'S STILL ATTACKING YOU AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO, LOL YOU'RE DEAD NOW TRY AGAIN HAHA HE'S STANDING OVER YOUR RUINED CORPSE LAUGHING.