Recent Oracle Of Destiny Revelation
So, we're playing along, playing along, and a situation occurs where a player's character needs a subtle hint to go forward, or be stopped. I could have a mysterious old woman show up; have the Big Bad be ICed to either stop him or help him, depending on his mood; I could have had that map show him the location of where he needs to go, however unplausible it is.
What do I do? I USE THE ENVIRONMENT ITSELF! That's right! Oracle of Detsiny has the environment as an NPC, as Terminus pointed out. Given that two players commented on how that was different, and I honestly don't recall any other usages of things like that, I'm gonna say this is a first for BZP RPG land. =D
So, if you ever feel that that sudden rainstorm after an overkill defeat was just salt on the wound, don't feel too bad, the environment is sentient. xD