Not really intended for character uses I don't think. More for something they come across. Perhaps see it being used by a holy man in some ritual. Then later that man comes to them with intimate knowledge of something they have done. Bribe them? Warn them? Go to Comment
There could be a secret guild of some sort that is able to collect the donated treasure and uses it for good or bad depending on the guild. Either way, if the characters are found trying to collect the treasure there will be trouble. Go to Comment
The players could also stumble on who is collecting the treasure. If they find out that it is a good group that uses the wealth to benefit people then they can settle with the secret knowledge of what happens.
If it is evil they find out their schedule and tell the authorities, take it themselves, find out if there is a bigger picture than just a few thieves stealing donations. Go to Comment
All the math on this one should be done by the DM. Let the wielder suffer for a little as he rolls a 19, misses, and his thief friend rolls a 17 or something and hits. Isn't messing with players fun? Go to Comment
More to just add something to the game then a plot in itself. The annoyance of the insects at night not giving them a full nights rest could affect their fighting and such. Would have to figure it out eventually just to get some peace. Go to Comment
What is wrong with the clerk being plagued by demons? Be creative and use that to your advantage. The clerk could blame the original death on the characters and blame his own misfortune on them. With barely any prompting you have the Salem Witch Trials vs. the players and let them try and figure it out. Go to Comment
Even if you don't know what to do with it, the players are always a great place for inspiration. Listen to what they think it is and if there is something good, use it. If not, then the encounter can dissappear as a simple oddity. Go to Comment
*cough* cliche unoriginal filler plot which I (and a 1000 other people) probably came up with before there was a Baldur's Gate *cough*
No apologies for this one, but it was one of the original submissions for strolen.com before it became a worldwide sensation ;) Geez, had to put something up didn't I? What is a idea site without ideas? Go to Comment
That is pretty much what I meant when I wrote this. Thanks for rewording it a bit for me.
I spent a lot of time trying to get the nuances just write so the flow of the plot hit a crescendo at just the perfect moment. I would have to say that this is my magnum opus and there is really nothing else I can do to improve on it. Go to Comment
I think the subtle depth and growth of the plot arc were perfected. They were very small changes as the original was quite complete and almost perfect. The low votes continuously amaze me but I know greatness when I write it. Go to Comment
With today's standards, you are right. But considering it was the 3rd post ever on the site almost 6 years ago, it will stay for its historical significance. All my old ones suck so don't look too hard. :) Go to Comment