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PoisonAlchemist
October 16, 2014
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
The Threat of Sugar    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Artistic/Performance)

In the modern age a persona is indistinguishable from a person. They magnify what is within us, and what we bring out within others. It is a shared delusion powerful enough to claim a life of its own.

Longspeak
April 15, 2014
Hits: 290
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 5.000000
Ellen Lancaster    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

Singing Her Own Song: Profiling Ellen Lancaster
--by Jamie Easton, New York Times
Ellen Lancaster is a woman who refuses to be labeled. Eschewing recognition, this powerful Delta seeks fulfillment through helping others find their voice. While her tale might seem one of rags to riches, she sees only a lifetime of riches, many of them far more precious than material wealth.

Dozus
February 5, 2014
Hits: 1053
Comments: 2
Ideas: 1
No votes
15/30 Bards    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

A series of singers and strummers, summarily simple and sinuous, subsisting with singularly spectacular song-stylings.

I've sat on this one for long enough. Feel free to fill in the gaps.

Scrasamax
January 12, 2014
Hits: 354
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.333333
Moon Beard    NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)

Also known as Moon the Loon, Goon Beard, and Who?

Scrasamax
June 23, 2013
Hits: 602
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.650000
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
December 30, 2012
Hits: 463
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
No votes
Bachsel    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Artistic/Performance)

The amazon brigade successfully rescued that bachsel in distress

Scrasamax
November 11, 2012
Hits: 453
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
LA by Nite Minor Characters    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Artistic/Performance)

I have a group of characters I have started using in my home game, and thought I would share some of them with the Citadel

Scrasamax
May 16, 2012
Hits: 871
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
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

Scrasamax
December 5, 2011
Hits: 456
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Just Jane    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

I was just another nobody, not part of the clique, not one of the Heathers, just a nameless, faceless nobody. Then, I died.

 

And became somebody.

PoisonAlchemist
August 7, 2011
Hits: 1932
Comments: 13
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.

Ramhir
December 30, 2010
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.000000
Humanchild, the Waif from Fae    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

 

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Humanchild, the Waif from Fae, here to tell you your future!"
 
 "How come she ain't got no clothes on?"
 
"She was lost in Faerie and had to fend for herself for many years. No clothing shops in Faerie! We all know that eating Faerie food does strange things to you. For her, she became psychic, but only while she had no clothes on. If she dresses, she loses her psychic abilities, it's like she went blind and deaf!
 
 "So, who wants to know your future? Just one silver piece to know how your endeavors will turn out!"
Jarons20
May 30, 2010
Hits: 753
Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
No votes
Auto-Medon    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Artistic/Performance)

Robotic Poet or Paperweight

Cheka Man
January 21, 2009
Hits: 1736
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Shababa the Orcish Dancing Girl    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

Shababa sat sadly in a corner, tears falling from her yellow eyes and dripping from her tusks. "All I want to do is be a dancing girl, it’s not my fault that the Gods made me an Orc. Why is eveyone so narrow minded?"

Cheka Man
October 3, 2008
Hits: 2703
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
30 Entertainers    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

30 entertainers to make even the miserable forget their troubles and be happy again, if only for a short time before their sorrows close in again.

Cheka Man
September 6, 2008
Hits: 1376
Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Andrew Wells, Storyteller-General    NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)

Andrew Wells is a reluctant outlaw, and this former royal singer has become one of the most unlikely members that ever joined an outlaw band.

Netlander
July 8, 2008
Hits: 1563
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
May 10, 2008
Hits: 2694
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Yana the Dancer    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

Lithe as a willow and just as flexible

Michael Jotne Slayer
May 4, 2008
Hits: 1785
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Elias and Manfred    NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)

Elias and Manfred are basically a ventriloquist act. However, the major difference between them and other ventriloquists is that Manfred the Talking Cat is a real cat and not a puppet.

Siren no Orakio
April 2, 2008
Hits: 2212
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.200000
The Neon Tigresses    NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)

A two-woman rock band of the future, Seh’Ahna and Tara Watt are well known for their vividly suggestive music and for the riots they tend to leave behind.

Demagogue
November 12, 2007
Hits: 2152
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Morbid, The Lich Artiste    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Artistic/Performance)

"It has been said that humanities’ mortality is the root cause for its creation of art.  I am the embodiment of contradiction for that theory."

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In a crowded marketplace, a man is standing on a soapbox, orating. Some of the crowd are cheering, some hissing, some standing around saying "I can't hear a bl**dy word he's saying". It's a hustings for an election. The PCs can either leave, or stay and listen. If they do the latter, then they can vote too, and they might get quite involved in the cheering. Depending on who wins they might get quite involved in the post-election brawl too...

There are numerous possibilities with this encounter: the PCs might end up talking to one of the nervous candidates before their speech, and offer encouragement and support. Of course this candidate may well turn out to be someone with outspokenly unorthodox views, and the crowd don't take kindly to s/his supporters. Or maybe the seemingly innocuous candidate turns out to be a complete racist, and the PCs wander off embarrassedly, pretending they weren't talking to this person five minutes ago.

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