The Generic Villain Runs Protagonists Into a Wall

Taking a break from the Evil Overlord List to talk about something near and dear to our hearts—keeping those blasted protagonists out of our hair. Sometimes, we just need to stall the living daylights out of them. We know we probably can’t kill them, or at least not all of them; we know that we [...]

The Generic Villain on Roadblocks for Heroes

The heroes are coming. We’re used to this fact. The whole point of our existence is to get the heroes to come. Acceptance is easy. The issue for us is just making sure that the heroes coming takes as long as possible: you think heroes left to their own devices will manage to arrive at [...]

Reprise: Ask GV: Stalling for the Low-Resource Antagonist

Originally posted on March 15, 2009–but the Generic Villain is still open for questions! Just leave them in the comments!
Long ago, I invited people to step up with questions for the Generic Villain. Took long enough, but we’ve finally got a request.
Reader Brickwall, on behalf of Vamaldes, dragon god ascendant, asks:
Hello, Generic Villain. I’ve been [...]