1) Competition: Another group, inspired by their success, takes to the road. They are simply not as good and are doing nothing but tarnishing the idea of the Pussycat Dolls doing Shakespeare. What to do and not be a hypocrite about it?
2) In comes the revolution: The troop is in an area when a small coup occurs. The new lord is actually the head of the local Trinitine Church. The troupe is in the wrong place at the wrong time. (A good scenario to do after the adventurers are already familiar with/ friendly with the troupe)>
3) Noble Infatuation: This one goes too far. One of the troupe is snatched in a somewhat public place in the immediate presence of the characters. Or you can make it extended, as they are too late to do more than see her dragged away. Now they need to assault the castle (or sneak in anyways). Go to Comment
The main inspiration was looking in the Societies section and seeing that there was not one society entry for Artistic/Performance and decided that there needed to be at least one entry. As for the Pussycat Dolls doing Shakespeare, no idea where that came from. Go to Comment
Pussycat Dolls doing Shakespeare! That says it all!
This adds a lot of color and realism to any world or campaign. No combat, no mystery (necessarily) as you mention, which is great! An additional plot hook might be a bard character trying to get Chardonne and Jonquille to agree to stage one of his or her original plays. Or how about one of the chracters falling in love with one the ladies or vice versa. Finally, the characters attend a play during some down time, only to be mocked when the Filles D'Rame put on a parody performance of the pc's last adventure (the ladies have heard of group's exploits through the grapevine), with some improvisational bawdry romance thrown in for laughs, or some inaccurate tragedy involving one of the characters which didn't really occur! Go to Comment
Scras, I like all your work as you know. This is not one of my favorites, but after linking over to Leviathan, I see what the point of this is. It makes for fun reading regardless whether I like the sword or not. I like the weaknesses section and Ma-O's Disciples might make a great sub of its own.
The Thrice-Drowned-Priest leads his flock to the storm-raging seashore, damp sea-weed falling from his hair and robes. "Listen to the ROAR of Ma-O my wet ones!! From the Ocean we crawled, and to the Ocean we shall all return!!" Go to Comment
Something like half of this posting didnt make it from the Scholars Canvas to the front page. I had the effects of trying to repair or exploit these dang things as well as several plot hooks. I'm going to retype it later. Please dont vote on this until then.
I feel disgusted.
addenum - 03/01/06 - completed the post, feel free to vote and comment. I restored as much as I could from memory, but I feel that something vital was lost in the retype. Go to Comment