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Vychan the Flamespewer
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valadaar's comment on 2012-11-26 08:49 PM
Another sub rife with potentials. Moons comment about political involvement by the dragon is sparking something.....

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James Barley, the Drunk
NPCs  (Minor)   (Agricultural)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-02-08 09:58 AM
So where does his storytelling skill come from? He has some aptitude for it? or what? Go to Comment
James Barley, the Drunk
NPCs  (Minor)   (Agricultural)
Cheka Man's comment on 2006-02-06 12:50 PM
Drunks are good carecters to have in a game. Go to Comment
James Barley, the Drunk
NPCs  (Minor)   (Agricultural)
Ancient Gamer's comment on 2006-02-07 02:32 PM
He is tied to the Demonic Hysteria plot, but could easily be switched over to another similar situation. As a character he is a dime a dozen, though he is believable. Heck, I know a couple of guys like that.

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James Barley, the Drunk
NPCs  (Minor)   (Agricultural)
wildcorn's comment on 2006-02-07 09:50 AM
He has an alright history, but I'm having trouble picturing the character. I do question why he didn't turn to story telling once he found he had a knack for it. Interesting attributes, he might come in reasonably useful to a party... can he be trusted? Go to Comment
James Barley, the Drunk
NPCs  (Minor)   (Agricultural)
Nap's comment on 2006-05-09 01:28 AM
It's not easy making an interesting character out of the town drunk, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about James Barley. Very well written. Now I need to find out more about this "demon scare" he was involved in. Go to Comment
James Barley, the Drunk
NPCs  (Minor)   (Agricultural)
valadaar's comment on 2013-07-29 11:02 AM
Decent bit player. Could be used for a number of roles. Perhaps the victim of true possession or snatched away as someone 'unwanted, unmissed' who ends up not quite being either.
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Demonic Hysteria
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2007-10-04 10:47 AM
Maybe a greedy pander-amulet-seller will kill one of three wittness for a better business, like the demon kill...
and hysteria is upgrading

and yess, maybe the true demon worshippers are coming to the village for investigation

I will try this

Thanx!

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Demonic Hysteria
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
manfred's comment on 2006-02-07 06:11 AM
A great plot that can be easily played in pretty much any setting. Bonus for the Scooby-Doo option. :) Go to Comment
Demonic Hysteria
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
manfred's comment on 2006-02-07 09:54 AM
How right you are: it IS suitable for beginning adventurers.

Linked to the proper list now. Go to Comment
Demonic Hysteria
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Kassil's comment on 2006-03-11 03:20 PM
Nicely done - it's well set up, with a simple, reliable basis for the plot, with several variations that can let a GM run any way they want with it - whether it's troublemaker PCs with a need to cause havoc, sleuthing heroes discovering the trickery, or even a genuine demon causing havoc with the mortals as pawns.

The thought that occurs to me is that demons tend to be rivals with one another; suppose another demon had already been about the town when the brothers either invented or fell prey to this one? If it's false, the real demon is going to be angry and likely wreak havoc on the trio for insulting demonkind in such a way. If the demon is real, then the one already in place is going to be itching for a fight to prove who the real master of the town is, and the entire town could almost literally go straight to hell when the fight breaks out. Go to Comment
Demonic Hysteria
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Iain's comment on 2006-02-06 12:10 PM
Yes, nice and solid - excellent for PCs of whatever level. I'm glad you put in the "how to use it" suggestions. Another possibility, only suitable for a one-off session or the start of a campaign, is that the PCs are local villagers. The events surrounding this "demon", real or imaginary, are what could bring the group together in the first place. Go to Comment
Demonic Hysteria
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-02-06 04:52 PM
Hell bent...heh heh Go to Comment
Demonic Hysteria
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Cheka Man's comment on 2006-02-06 12:46 PM
Very good-a plot that can have a real demon brought in or do without one. Go to Comment
Demonic Hysteria
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-11-06 05:11 AM


Only voted:)


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Demonic Hysteria
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2006-02-06 11:42 AM
Nice. We need down to earth scenarios like this. Thank you for taking the time to write it for us :) Go to Comment
Demonic Hysteria
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-02-06 12:29 PM
Perhaps that with those that flock to the call of demon, other than would be panders, people selling demon charms, people of questionable nature come to rouse the demon and begin silently worshiping to this unknown demon.

Then by chance that there wasn't a demon, the group who are now wishing there was one actually cause one to arrive. The cries of the Lout brothers and Barley of there was no demon are ignored as a real demon now sweeps through the village.

Possibly killing off everyone except for the three responsible drunks are left alive to feel the pain of their actions and the demon runs off with his new followers. Enter PC group stumbles across a burned village with three raving mad drunks speaking of demons and false demons. COuld be interesting since the demon was headed to the next town where the PC's are heading or have to go. Go to Comment
Demonic Hysteria
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-02-06 01:48 PM
I found out that my recent demon submissions helped Scrasamax create this beauty here. I am glad. I would love to see an united effort to get a demon campaign thought out maybe even detailed what the demon armies you think should look like kind of thing. I'm hell bent on demons lately thats why I was drawn to this. Go to Comment
Demonic Hysteria
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Dragon Lord's comment on 2006-02-07 09:37 AM
Really great - the kind of high-quality plot that doesn't rely on uber-powerful, super-munchkin monsters

A good solid basic plot, suitable for beginning level characters

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Demonic Hysteria
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Taronga's comment on 2006-04-11 02:23 AM
I liked the idea of another demon in town.
Suppose, that demon was made up by the drunkards and the real one (with his devoted followers) gets really angry. In this case the situation may turn such a way: first the town is filled with rumors and those brothers feel like heroes. Then comes the priest - they successfully frighten him and begin playing those little tricks to amuse themselves with the folks' panic.
At this stage PCs may got interested and perhaps make some night sorties to learn the truth. But then the real demon comes onto the stage. He begins a bloody hunting for the brothers and the widow. Their death can be really terrible and ritual and PCs may even become witnesses of it if they are going out at night.
So, when only one is still alive and hiding. He may come to the PCs asking for help. He tells them the truth about their fake and about the real bad things that are now happening. He is almost mad because of constant chase - it may be dreams, noises, shadows of some pursuers etc. And now it's for PCs to investigate the whole story.
That priest might help them or turn out to be a follower of the real demon (then he was not frightened of course, just pretending and finding out). If PCs are not good at thinking and planning DM can "panish" them - they may be a second late for saving the last survivor, the priest fled, the demon is not showing himself - so, all the clues are lost, the quest is lost.
I think sometimes it's a good lesson for PCs to lose. But I'm not for killing them, so this would be a nice variant.

I'm going to use it in one of my nearest sessions. A great idea indeed! Go to Comment
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