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manfred
January 27, 2009
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Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Emotion 17    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

- "What about that one?"
- "They say he was a chipper back then. Took over his whole family and many more. And now, now he’s a real zombie."
Fingers snapped before his face, he didn’t notice. He just kept shuffling his cards again, that is all he did. A tear ran down his cheek. He missed the Emotion again.

manfred
July 28, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Under the track    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

- "This is train CIV1181, kilometer 15 right after the station. There is a person close to the track on my left side. Could you send somebody to look at it."
- "Understood. Anything suspicious?"
- "He simply lies there. And I think he was there yesterday, too…"

manfred
April 4, 2008
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 11
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
The One Night Game    Plots  (Event)   (Single-Storyline)

Do you need a change in your normal gaming pace? Bored or simply needing something different? Then come here.

manfred
March 21, 2008
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Fourth Night    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

"Did ya hear that? There’s riches found every night, all over the town! No way you can miss that!"

manfred
November 28, 2007
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 1
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Hacker Stories    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

Riders of the virtual waves, what is new in your world?

manfred
November 24, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 18
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
The spaceborne campaign    Plots  (Travel)   (Campaign)

A collection of plot hooks for a game on the road, or more precisely, on the route.

manfred
September 15, 2007
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 21
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
Encounters in Outer Space    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

- "Course heading, Captain?"
- "Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning."

manfred
August 15, 2007
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Martha of the Saddlecreeks    Plots  (Travel)   (Single-Storyline)

Martha’s coming wasn’t a lucky sign. A heavy birth and a deformed face left even the midwife distrustful. But the child turned out healthy.

manfred
August 9, 2007
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
Field 7a    Plots  (Mystical)   (Single-Storyline)

The large blades slowly rotate, feeding on the wind, you have seen the image before. But could these be feeding on something more?

manfred
June 30, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Enemy Dice    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

This was such a nice place to spend a good evening. Now, everyone who wins a little money is found dead the other day! I bet the owner is up to something…

manfred
March 26, 2007
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.464286
The Mortuary Hotline    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

"What, never heard of it? I thought a young hacker like you would already know. Well let me tell you…"

manfred
March 11, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 19
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
There, upon the mountainside...    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

The mountains are often a desolate place, but not without dangers, or opportunities.

manfred
February 12, 2007
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.428571
The Undertown Killer    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

To be a detective is not the fun it seemed.

manfred
January 25, 2007
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.437500
It is a hard job to be a miner    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

There is trouble in the mines, claims your employer. And you are just the people to solve it.

manfred
January 7, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
The Mittle-Fish Manufactory    Plots  (Crisis)   (Encounter)

The fine scent of sea, and the less fine smell of the fish… isn’t there something else smelling, too?

manfred
December 25, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Englbert's Home    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

How could a single building produce so much strife?

manfred
October 28, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 12
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
The Old Warhorse    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

On an outlying farm, the sick grandfather of a family was kidnapped. Can the kidnappers be stopped before they deliver him off-planet?

manfred
August 24, 2006
Hits: 8413
Comments: 8
Ideas: 12
Votes: 5 / 4.900000
The troubles of King Stymian    Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)

Only a year before, King Stymian’s future was firmly in his grasp. Today, he struggles for his own kingdom. But of all things, he is not a man that yields to opposition.

manfred
November 16, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 30
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Winter Adventures    Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)

Winter time is a wonderous time for adventure.

manfred
November 14, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Starting Adventures    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

Beginning adventurers have a hard time to find the right employment… let us try and help them!

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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