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PoisonAlchemist
August 7, 2011
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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.

Ted
July 27, 2011
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Chadrak    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Combative)

The creature known as Chadrak has kept his century long vigil over the dessicated tomb dedicated to the heroes of a war long past. What stories can this monster tell?

Raptyr
July 6, 2011
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
Ram, the Dread Castle Incarnadine.    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Welcome to my humble home. Feel free to stay as long as you like, if you remain at all. Do be warned, though, the place is a bit... unstable...

Redgre
June 9, 2011
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 1
Votes: 9 / 4.944444
30 Alchemists    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mystical)

Alchemists are found in many fantasy settings. If used properly, alchemists can add unique flavor to your game. But what is the story of that powerful person standing behind the counter? Why do they sell magic? I have thirty different answers to that question.

Scrasamax
May 4, 2011
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 5.000000
Romero Coultier    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

She left me, I couldn't deal with it. I sat there with the barrel of the gun in my mouth for a long time before I pulled the trigger.

(Graphic Warning: Not for delicate eyes)

Ted
May 1, 2011
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.750000
Lydecker Cain, The Universe That Was    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Knowledge/Lore)

The only remnant of the Shattering, Lydecker Cain found himself the solitary survivor of a universe that was no more than shards of glass.

Scrasamax
April 20, 2011
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 3
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
Arrkek    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

My father is slain. His house is broken. His sword is shattered, and his axe has been rent apart. But his blood lives on.

Ted
April 20, 2011
Hits: 727
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Parietal    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Found in the ruins of a battle long commenced, Parietal is sure to leave players flabbergasted.

Scrasamax
April 19, 2011
Hits: 834
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.833333
The Black Reaver    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

I once sought vengeance, I have since been consumed by vengeance and that is that is left of who I was

Cheka Man
March 10, 2011
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Princess Emma Montor    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Political)

To look at her she's five years old, and to her anger, she has been stuck at the age of five for the last forty-six years, unable to rule as Queen and doomed to a life of doll houses, dolls and cute girly toys and clothes, even though her mind is that of an adult woman.

Redgre
February 17, 2011
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Brawendyrnikal Aarylonius Miquelle    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

 

A mostly fleshed out 'wizard' character for your fantasy adventure.

Note from the Author: I originally created this background for a PC. You might find this background a little generic, but I found it sufficient to inspire complications from the GM's seat. This submission was heavily influenced by Harry Potter. If that hasn't sent you packing, enjoy.

EchoMirage
January 1, 2011
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.833333
The Keeper of Dark Dreaming    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Mystical)

Once one of their number, the eternal outcast wishes to take from the Elves what they hold dearest - their dreams, their past, their future.

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!"
MysticMoon
December 29, 2010
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Chiros: Savage Messiah    NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)

His faithful will devour the world

Silveressa
December 22, 2010
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Megan Sharwan    NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)

"Drinks or info chummer, both cost. One costs cred and the other costs favors. Too much of the former will give you a killer hangover, and too much of the latter might just kill you altogether."

A bartender contact/info broker for the Shadowrun rpg setting, can be easily adapted to any cyberpunk or other high tech campaign.

Scrasamax
December 1, 2010
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
The Becoming    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

It's hiding in the dark, it's teeth are razor sharp
There's no escape for me, it wants my soul, it wants my heart
No one can hear me scream, maybe it's just a dream
Maybe it's inside of me, stop this monster

Skillet ~ Monster

Siren no Orakio
November 27, 2010
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Kain-1    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)

The failed prototype of the artificial race, the Oraki, it was Kain's misfortune to be found, and resurrected by those who bore a special hatred for his kind. Twisted now in mind and body, this monstrous man machine haunts both its kin and its former captors. 

Pieh
November 13, 2010
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 1
Votes: 14 / 4.142857
Harvester of Eyes    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)

He had done it a hundred times, taken eyes. It was so easy by now, he rarely used a spoon or knife, but, with his own fingers, would pilfer those beautiful orbs from the skulls of the deceased...

EchoMirage
October 24, 2010
Hits: 1536
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.791667
30 Tieflings and the Gifts they bestow    NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)

For your pleasure and entertainment, here we present, thirty fiendlings seasoned with a whiff of brimstone, teasingly clad in shadow, accompanied by tunes played on pipes of angel-bone; likewise do we tell of the gifts they might bestow upon one in their favor.

So get them before Hell freezes over!

Michael Jotne Slayer
October 14, 2010
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.500000
Grandfather Pestilence    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Bells tolled continually, announcing new deaths.

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       By: manfred

Finally got the idea for an orcish currency:
A cold-hammered piece of raw iron, resembling some kind of a dagger. The Dagger is easy to carry, hard to forge, may be used as a crude weapon in case of emergency AND the iron being a valuable resource... may be used directly for weapon-making. May be carried openly on the belt of a mighty Orc. A new insult: 'to beat someone with someones money' . Self-explanatory.

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