So this question came up almost a year ago but to avoid thread necromancy (like the good folks on the Burning Wheel forum taught me):
What are some ideas not in the book for “elements” that one could become?
One that interests me is sand. I’m imagining a beast composed of constantly shifting sand particles but I’m really unsure how to represent that mechanically. Would it make them nearly immune to damage with swords just traveling through them? That seems to powerful so maybe a “regenerates while in sandy terrain, sort of effect?
Another idea I’ve had was “if shadow is acceptable, what about light?” No idea how that one might work though.
Anyway, just some thoughts I’ve had, I’d love to hear your ideas either for other interesting “elements” or how to implement any ideas proposed.
Here’s a link to the short list proposed almost a year ago: