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The Blue Books: Part I
Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2002-05-23 05:05 PM
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
Beggar's Curse
Plots  (Discovery)   (Campaign)
Strolen's comment on 2006-06-13 06:14 PM
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
Dinner Time
Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)
Strolen's comment on 2011-04-26 03:57 PM

What don't you ever get hungry and binge and walk away in disgust. Could be cannibals on a diet that had a cheat day and then realized what they were doing and never know. :)

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Lost Ancestors
Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)
Strolen's comment on 2001-12-13 08:28 AM
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
King Inturt's Chain
Items  (Armor)   (Non-Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2002-09-03 11:39 AM
Probably be more used as loot the players find. Then when somebody notices them wearing it or carrying it they could get into some trouble. Go to Comment
Fullick the Noble
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Strolen's comment on 2002-11-05 08:14 PM
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
Amulet of Ber
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Strolen's comment on 2013-04-16 03:12 PM
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
Bronze Visions
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2002-05-28 04:13 PM
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
Bronze Visions
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2012-02-01 06:06 PM
Then this will make you feel super dirty! Based on these as you can obviously see. Go to Comment
Offered Wealth
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2001-08-25 12:37 AM
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
Offered Wealth
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2001-08-25 12:37 AM
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
Plainsmen Rituals
Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)
Strolen's comment on 2001-08-25 12:10 AM
If the tattooed men speak a a language that nobody knows then that could make it more interesting. A wizard with speak any tongues would then be very handy.

It could also be a chance for a player that isn't real proactive in the game to be sucked in. Who could have known that he is the only one that can understand these people? Go to Comment
Book of Angst
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)
Strolen's comment on 2002-09-03 11:42 AM
Let the player learn the spells at normal but mark the ones learned from this book. Then whenever a spell learned from the book is cast the alternative castings take place. Go to Comment
Sword of Belwar
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2002-05-28 04:13 PM
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
Dangerous Harvest
Plots  (Duty)   (Encounter)
Strolen's comment on 2011-04-25 11:49 AM

Forgot how glorious this sub was till it was dredged from the pits of hades. :)

That might be fun though, rewrite these a bit and leave the original as a blockquote. hmmmm

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Cursed Profit
Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)
Strolen's comment on 2002-09-03 11:33 AM
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
Cursed Profit
Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)
Strolen's comment on 2005-01-11 07:44 AM
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
Jasper's Tale
NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Strolen's comment on 2003-10-17 03:56 AM
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
Forgotten Treasures
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2005-01-11 07:37 AM
*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 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
Forgotten Treasures
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2006-03-22 07:10 AM
The beauty, depth, surprise twist ending. It has none of it. :) Go to Comment
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