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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-14 02:15 PM


Fankly I don't care for the ship idea at all. Hunting down that interesting blacksmith, however, has flavor and could serve as a way to buff your PCs that are havng problems instead of bringing them down a notch. Perhaps he is reclusive and lives on an island in the center of the bay, what is in the water? Does he only come out at night? What if his ritual is sinister and includes more than just salt water?


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Strolen's comment on 2011-04-25 10:49 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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Agar's comment on 2002-11-16 09:02 PM
A good way to bait the characters who have spent all their money and now need to figure out how to eat. Give them two weeks to a month to plan some kinda defenses, then got 'em Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2011-04-19 12:12 PM


Minimal old school sub, not bad. To improve I would add some details to differentiate the sub from the movie. Some ideas might be giving the villagers something other than a stash of weapons to protect, or a different motive for the bandits to be stealing their grain.


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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2005-11-03 11:03 PM
Okay, I vote 2.5 as requested by Strolen (Checking out the new .5 vote system) Go to Comment
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2005-11-03 11:06 PM
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Pariah's comment on 2012-02-25 11:58 PM
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-26 10:43 AM


I don't think a write up of Seven Samurai brings anything to the table that isn't put there by saying Seven Samurai, unless you were going to iron out some details, toss in some new character profiles and give some time lines for a GM to produce a fun retelling of seven samurai.  

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valadaar's comment on 2011-04-25 08:58 AM


I like the idea of rallying a village to help defend it.  In the TV mini-series, Pillars of the Earth (and novel, though never read it.), there is a battle of the correct scale for PCS' - the attackers are about 20 men at arms and knights attacking a small town.  A small number of 'PCs' help rally the defense with a nice small scale battle.



 

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Silveressa's comment on 2011-04-26 05:05 AM


Easy to use for a plug in to keep the action going when the characters wander off the beaten path,. and easily adapted to sci-fi games which is a nice plus.


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Silveressa's comment on 2011-04-26 05:05 AM


Easy to use for a plug in to keep the action going when the characters wander off the beaten path,. and easily adapted to sci-fi games which is a nice plus.


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Kassy's comment on 2011-07-26 08:14 AM
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-13 02:16 PM


For a twist: The villagers knew they could not win and poisoned their grain. The bandits have taken and eaten some of it, but not before selling off a great deal to various local populations. During a time of bad harvest can the PCs manage to find and stop the shipments before they are consumed? Should they cure the bandits if they come across them dying?


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Agar's comment on 2003-01-05 05:26 PM
Kinda reminds me of russian world war two tactics. You fight the enemy or your "countrymen" will shoot you. What's to keep you here fighting for the city, though? It could be as simple a thing as they are "gaurding" your family in the local jail, but that requires a well-established character. Maybe they know something you don't yet.

Assuming a walled city, perhaps it has been surronded and only the scouts from the city guard are aware of it. With the attacking forces still a good distance away, but blocking all exits, some people may try to escape before the fighting. The city gaurd could be preventing an exodus into the brutal arms of the barbarians by forcibly inducting everyone.

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Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-25 06:08 AM
Oke, so I am "enlisted" in the city guard.... now what?

This might be a very decent way to start a adventure, but it is not a adventure by a long shot. It is not even a adventure hook.
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Scrasamax's comment on 2011-10-22 02:22 PM
This has potential in that it creates a number of interesting questions. How common is forced conscription? What is the motivation? Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2011-04-25 07:14 PM


Most PC's I have GM'd would bristle against this type of plot. It might seem like a convenient way to have an 'escape' plot or something similar, but I think there are more subtle means to accomplish this.

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Ted's comment on 2011-05-01 08:08 AM


Honestly, just the characterization of Tymas allows this some life. Although the actual plot is a great way of getting players to hate a location, Tymas could very well develope into an NPC, fighting for the player's help in ending the pressgang-like activies of the guard.


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Kassy's comment on 2011-07-26 08:22 AM
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-14 02:08 PM


So from the other comments we have established that Tymas' perspective is not the one we want the PCs to share for a number of reasons. Perhaps the players could be inside the city on some sort of espionage mission and gradually come to know or befriend him and learn that most of the city guard has been pressed into service. That would then make assaulting the city much more of a moral dilemma. 


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