gernboken (gernboken) wrote in dnd3e,

ant colony

i'm running a game where the protagonist is chasing a thief who stole a sword. she's chasing him across a plain and he's trying to lose her. i thought it would be a good idea for him to lead her into a giant anthill and try to ambush her. does anyone know anything about ants?

i kind of thought i'd handle it like the borg in star trek where the ants would just ignore her until she disturbed them then they'd go all out. i kind of need some ideas for what to do in the colony, and i'd like a map if you know of where to find one. i can't find any good ones online although i'm about to go scour the wizards map a week archives for something appropriate. i'm probably gonna end up drawing my own map but i don't really feel like it.

i need a good idea for the ambush. i thought maybe i'd have the thief plant something she'd pick up in a pile of eggs. a note or a scroll. something she can't resist. he'd plant it, sneak out of the nest, and she'd find it, pick it up, disturb the eggs and the ants would go nuts. what do you think? if i wanted to be really nasty i could treat the scroll with contact poison. but she's only second level and i don't want to kill her... right away >:]
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