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Scrasamax
November 21, 2015
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Dia del Takanakuy    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

A festival of settling scores and airing of grievances

Cheka Man
February 3, 2015
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
A Grave Problem    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

The PCs are in a graveyard, when as they are passing a noble tomb with a certain symbol embossed on the door, the magic user in the party hears a voice from being the tomb door begging to be let out. What do the PCs do?

valadaar
August 27, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
30 Sea-bottom Encounters    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

The Sea hides many secrets in its depths, here are 30.

Kassy
June 10, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
The Omen    Plots  (Hired)   (Encounter)

An ominous emblem begins appearing in tapestries, paintings, engravings, streets, etc. across the town or city in which the players are staying.

Kassy
May 24, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
The Vanishing Diner    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

While enjoying a meal in the local tavern, the party strikes up a conversation with another customer, who is witty and urbane.

Kassy
May 22, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Thrice Damned    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

A sorcerer with evil intentions or just a murderer waiting for another fool?

At a crossroads, the characters come across a trio of thick poles set into the ground, just outside the overlapping roads.

axlerowes
April 16, 2014
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Elizabeth Sheybad and the Flirting Dress    Plots  (Crisis)   (Encounter)

I have just one question: How do I use this as a dungeon master.

Women expressed themselves by the clothes they wore~

Scrasamax
September 12, 2013
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 4.833333
30 Dimensional Fatigue Events    Plots  (Crisis)   (Encounter)

When arcanotech fails, it fails spectacularly

Kassy
May 28, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Onyx Guardians    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

Atop a nearby rise the infuriated priestess stood, taking in the unfolding scene in the

valley below. How dare these metallic, roaring, foreigners loot their temples. She offered

up a silent, vengeful prayer to her gods, may their wrath befall these intruders!

Moonlake
May 27, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 2
Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Chinese Whispers    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

A scroll of rumours, Chinese Whispers style

Kassy
May 18, 2013
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.727273
The Forgotten Brand    Plots  (Crisis)   (Encounter)

Why do they choose to re-appear now? Perhaps it is just a crazed local? What will happen to the child?

Scrasamax
December 31, 2012
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
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Fetting    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

Sometimes you just can't keep a good man down

Cheka Man
September 10, 2012
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
7 Things to Run or Hide From    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

"There is a time to fight, and a time to run and hide,and the clever thing is deciding when it is the right time to do either." Unamed veteran of many hard-fought battles.

EmilioV
July 24, 2012
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 3
Votes: 8 / 3.250000
10 Combat Obstacles    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

Something to keep your party on their toes.

EmilioV
July 24, 2012
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.285714
10 Chance Meetings    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

A selection of chance encounters that can take place in any large town or city.

Scrasamax
July 15, 2012
Hits: 1318
Comments: 7
Ideas: 2
Votes: 5 / 3.600000
11/30 Things to make Players Sweat    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

Inspired by Cheka's 30 things to run away from.

Kassy
April 11, 2012
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.416667
A slight problem with Hell    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

As you are traveling through the forest you stumble accross a poor peasent, who begs you to help his village.

Dossta
April 21, 2011
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
30 Dragon-Related Plots and Encounters    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

Dragons are truly awesome creatures.  Too awesome in a lot of ways, really.  Because of their power, their magnificence and their near-immortal lifespans, a GM might hesitate to include one in a campaign as anything other than an end boss.  Here are 30 non-traditional ways to bring these wonderful beasts into your own campaign.

Nafar
October 15, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.416667
Code 7777SOHAT    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

The hacker had breached the final firewall and was typing code into the command prompt: code/7777SOHAT. Images flashed up on screen and he gazed in terror at what he saw.

Dossta
September 29, 2010
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 1
Votes: 14 / 4.392857
30 Campaign Starters    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

Due to the nature of tabletop RPGs, a campaign will often start with a random group of strangers.  Here are some ways to get them adventuring together, without resorting to the old Tavern trope.

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Tripping over the Golden Bough

       By: Wulfhere

Nearly every primitive culture has had rituals and celebrations to guarantee the proper passage of the seasons and to ensure the fertility of crops and animals. Oversight of these ceremonies was generally the provenance of local kings or priests.

Suppose that the adventurers dispatch one of these fellows. The local peasants may become hysterical, fearing famine and death will stalk the land. Alternatively, they may want one of the new heroes to become king. For a while, this can be a good thing, but the first time that the crops fail, the superstitious locals will want to sacrifice their new leader.

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