There was something like this in Friedman's series "Black Sun Rising" as well but they worked different then this. I used my poor memory of that as a basis and *thought* I came up with something more original. Planescape, Friedman, that's ok ;) (Hey, not great, not horribly original, but an idea none-the-less.) Go to Comment
Looks like I decided halfway through that I didn't want anybody alive that was there during the destruction. Definately a oldy and moldy one. Thanks for digging it up, pretty much totally forgot about this one. :) Go to Comment
If you are not up for the court cases, could have the PCs just coming through during this trial. They could stumble upon some real demons and destroy them proving the 'witches' innocent.
Or perhaps they see the demons and maybe tell some of the same stories that the 'witches' tell and then be accused themselves. The true demon hunt could begin then, or the PCs must escape and try and clear their name by getting rid of the real demons. In the meantime the 'witches' could convince the mob that the PCs are the true demons until they prove themselves innocent and throws it right back to the plot above with a twist. Go to Comment
Ahhh, yes. Consequences. Excellent point Ria. One always must look at the consequences of one's actions!!! If he is doing so well, then there will be many that support him, suppliers, merchants, those that love his work. And they may not be happy either by way to riches being taken. And who says the glassmaker is lawful. Go to Comment
Very dangerous situation. Maybe you can tell us more of the situation and edit the post a little bit.
What is this amulet and what else 'might' it do if they get lucky. (perhaps an item submission?).
How did they come to find a dragons lair in the first place. Tricked into robbing it of this one item or did was that the only thing there? What kind of hook will put other adventures in this same situation?
Escape underground? Ancient dwarven city? Volcanic? Go to Comment
Could be used as a village legend type thing. There could be some in the village with a natural talent to speak with such sentient beings. This ability would make them the village wise person or something and is tasked with going to the "Reflection Tree" or something to ask the gods for help or suggestions for the problem. The tree, with its age and perhaps wisdom, can help with many types of topics perhaps.
Most others without the power can 'feel' a presence, but it only scares them and doesn't allow communication, hence the reverence they give to those that can communicate, and stand being close to it. Go to Comment
The tension between the rivals is ripe for abuse by the DM.
They could be met by one group that is pretending to be the other group and hire them to do something to harm the other group. After the first contact the initial hirer could either continue to abuse the players by playing them agains the gang he is pretending to be, or just abandon them without paying. When the players go to confront the actual group for their payment they find out they actually acted against them are marked men. Do they get captured and escape, or do they try and find the man that played them and return some destruction on the other group? Go to Comment
This one has so many possible options. Could turn it into an entire adventure lasting many many sessions or you can slim it down to a perfect sidetrek to last only a few. A good one to put in you DM book of ideas for that moment where the game needs a good kick. Go to Comment
Well, I don't read Ravenloft at all, never have. As you can see by the 2002 date, this was one of my original posts on the site and it was in a notebook long before that. So, whatever, basically. Defending myself to unsubstantiated Horde posts is annoying. If you have a real reference I wish you would show it so I could see what you are even talking about. Go to Comment
It could be that the corpse that was found missing later turns up in the game as a enemy. Maybe it is a liche now, or perhaps other graverobbers found the corpse of a vampire but didn't know/understand it and removed a piece of wood (stake) from the crypt thereby freeing the vampire. It could even be some kind of dead abomination terrorizing a distant town and the only way to defeat it is to return it to its original grave, and we know who the only ones that know where that grave is don't we. Go to Comment
I like that one. Say new idiots in town. See a rich swank dude walking around like he owns the place talking his uppity talk. Maybe he annoys them or something so they see an opening to get a killer ransom.
If the PC's are of the unscrupulous persuasion, rival could maybe convince the PC's to swipe the kid for an easy buck, or rob his person or home.
PC's good guys then the local law may have been trying to capture Fullick for years (too smart to do it themselves), and find the PC's ignorace of who he is perfect. Send the PC's to break into his house to look for damning evidence of some sort or something like that. Fullick finds out and uh oh. Go to Comment
Dredged from the depths of the citadel. Another one of my finer pieces that I toiled over for hours and hours. This one was a one-off that we used in one of our games and had some fun with. That unvoted list is a wonder isn't it. :) Go to Comment