Bob Something
▶ Spears of the Dawn
2018-02-06T19:46:30.091Z

I absolutely love mythology but African mythology is one area where my knowledge is horribly deficient: just what the hell are the 'Night Men'? Is there any basis in some myth as to what they are? In a way, they vaguely remind me of the niche orcs and goblins in other RPG (but more on the 'fey monster' side and less on the 'savage horde' end) but clearly they must be based on something else.

Sorry if it's a stupid question. And I suspect it is and that I've simply missed or forgotten what they are supposed to be based off. My closest guess is the Asanbosam but that's more of a vampire-ogre.

Edit: Can't be the Asanbosam as it's listed in the book as a separate monster under Sasabonsam.

Adam Thornton
2018-02-06T19:46:30.091Z

They tell you to relax? They are programmed to receive?

Kevin Crawford
2018-02-06T19:46:30.091Z

In truth, I didn't take the Night Men from any specific African mythology. I made them purely because I knew some groups were going to want to go stab orcs, so I needed to give them some orcs they could feel okay about stabbing.

Bob Something
2018-02-06T19:46:30.091Z

+Kevin Crawford Oh ok. Well, thanks for explaining.