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Scrasamax
June 23, 2013
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Zoe 3000    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

Think twice before giving your children extreme in utero biomodification. Your decision will last for my lifetime.

Zoe 3000

Scrasamax
May 16, 2012
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30 Neko Augmens    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

Kids today, you can't tell them what to do, right from wrong. When I was a kid we got tattoos and piercings, nowadays they turn themselves into freaking mutants. On purpose!

Any citizen over the age of 30

PoisonAlchemist
August 7, 2011
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
NPC Characteristics    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

NPCs can be so dry and bland when they come up and you aren't prepared for them. Other NPCs often times only have the stats rolled up and their personalities are neglected. That is where a list of simple characteristics can come in handy and you can stereotype the NPC and at least give them some kind of quirk that defines them a little better. Nobody may remember the innkeeper at that one city, but they may very well remember the innkeeper that picked his nose right before he gave the players their change. Just some little things to define the NPCs and make them more real. Some can be used by players as well to spice up their character a little.

Netlander
July 8, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Troubadours    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

"Hello, (insert village’s name)! It’s great to be here!"

Scrasamax
August 5, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
30 Prostitutes    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

30 painted ladies of the oldest profession. Reader discretion is advised.

MoonHunter
July 19, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
30 of the Arcade District    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

The Arcade is a long narrow entertainment district built upon the dried up Arcadey creek. This jurisdictional no mans land has become a vibrant section of the city.

Dragonlordmax
July 17, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
30 Musicians    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

30 musicians to entertain at balls, taverns, and other social gatherings.

Wulfhere
April 7, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
The Consort of Uncle Jehan    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

Come!  Hear Uncle Jehan's band, by the river's side...

Murometz
May 6, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.350000
The Puchinegs    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

Send in the clowns.

Kinslayer
November 21, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.375000
Gregory Merchant    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

Gregory Merchant is an art dealer in Daggersford. He is well-versed in art, history, and art history, but rarely brings these subjects up other than in context of a sale.  His sales technique is very low-pressure, and he is content to let people browse his shop. There are a few small statues available, but the shop focuses on paintings of various sizes, values, and significance. He seems perpetually distracted.  Is it a ruse?

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Man-Eating Grapes!

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry, if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes. The grapes literally eat the victim from the inside out, via cell death, dissolving organs and flesh in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, from the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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