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Agar
July 13, 2011
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Votes: 7 / 3.000000
The Perils of Envy    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Mini-Campaign)

An old and respected fortune teller is dying of disease and seeks out the help of andventurers to secure the heir to the fortune teller's power.

Ted
May 1, 2011
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.000000
The Shattering    Plots  (Event)   (Campaign)

What once existed is now shards of reality, floating in the sea of conflict...

ephemeralstability
April 24, 2011
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Tunguska Dreaming    Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)

A (fairly sketchy) outline of a one-off adventure I ran based around the (time-honoured/hackneyed) Tunguska Event of 1908. As such it is quite specific (hopefully not hackneyed) and will probably best serve as a specimen for dissection to get those parts you can use in your own adventures. But then this is an Ideas Guild after all...

Dossta
April 21, 2011
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
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.

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
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Comments: 34
Ideas: 6
Votes: 10 / 4.400000
Continuous Plot    Plots  (Mystical)   (Multi-Storyline)

This is a study of the effectiveness of not the individual but a group of individuals. This is an Open Ended Plot which will not be fleshed out by a single person but by who ever chooses to add content.

Ted
March 21, 2011
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
The King's Issues with Ale...    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

The King has an issue about the ale that is extremely popular in his nation...

Moonlake
February 27, 2011
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
The intertwining of Time and Music    Plots  (Mystical)   (Single-Storyline)

The story of a castle where time and the sound of piano intertwines 

Dossta
February 25, 2011
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.500000
A Cupid for Cornelius    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

Ah, Spring! When a dragon’s fancy turns towards thoughts of (ahem) love. Unfortunately, this particular dragon has been very unlucky in matters of the heart and has yet to mate successfully. The females just don’t understand him, you see. This year, however, he’s trying a different approach by hiring a group of adventurers to take his message of love and/or lust to several scaled beauties that he’s had his eye on for some time. Can they convince one of the ladies to mate with him?

Cheka Man
February 23, 2011
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
The Quest For Helen    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

The PCs are sent to rescue the Lady Helen from the pyramid she has been trapped in...but it will not be easy.

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.

slartibartfast
October 11, 2010
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
Danse Macabre    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

Zig, zig, zig, Death in a cadence,
Striking with his heel a tomb,
Death at midnight plays a dance-tune,
Zig, zig, zig, on his violin.  

"I never want to hear another fiddle for as long as I live!" -Corwin Silvernail

Cheka Man
October 3, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.875000
Heal the Kraken    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

A mighty Kraken, the beloved of Big Red, has been infected by a horrible polar parasite, and the PCs have to find a way to cure her before it is too late...

axlerowes
September 29, 2010
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
The Law for Objects in Space    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

On a planet with no name, a group of lawmen must protect a colony nobody has heard of from the universe’s most effective killers. All the while preserving the safety of both the guilty and the innocent in an effort to make society more about dignity and freedom than profit and force.

Dossta
September 29, 2010
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Comments: 25
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.346154
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.

EchoMirage
September 4, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.461538
Unthar, the Sun of the Dead    Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)

From beyond through veils sublime

Pass ghostly, o umbral shine

Illuminate in shadow, fade colors, so fallow

Dark dreaming does bidding thine

RGTraynor
July 13, 2010
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Ride My See-Saw    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)


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RGTraynor
July 13, 2010
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Legend of a Mind    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)


RGTraynor
July 13, 2010
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 2.500000
I Know You’re Out There Somewhere    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)


RGTraynor
July 13, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.777778
I'm Just A Singer ...    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)


mimic12455
January 18, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.062500
The Last Zombie    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

In a bar not too far off the road, a man walks in. his boots clattering on the wooden floor. The bar is noticeably empty with only a few guys still around either drinking or chatting. Not too surprising since it is already the evening and they probably went home. The smell of smoke and liquor still hangs in the air like a fly caught in a web. The man in the trench coat pulls himself on a stool near the counter. His face covered by a bandanna and the brim of his hat obscuring the view of his eyes. The bartender, who had been cleaning a beer glass, looks up.

"So what'll it be, stranger?"

The man responds in a gruff and tired voice. "Dark and Stormy."

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Great Magic and Ruination

       By: rickster

With a huge number of sacrificial victims, another realm long ago secretly bound a Prince of the land spirits, Iorstonn by name, thus ensuring the fertility, and improving the magical defences, of their realm. But binding that Prince to one spot has disrupted the weather and magical patterns (ley lines?) over half the continent. Things have become bad enough that a coalition has been formed to rectify the situation, once divinations have established the cause.

Your party is one of the teams assembled to do the rectification: find the binding object and steal it ("so that we can destroy it here in our realm, of course"...*) or destroy it over there. Presumably the Prince will be grateful to his rescuers and angry at the binders, but with a greater spirit like Iorstonn one can never be sure: such beings are "tricksy".

* Of course, the rulers of our realm might want to control Iorstonn for their own ends...

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