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Longspeak
April 15, 2014
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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
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 1
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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
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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
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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
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
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Bachsel    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Artistic/Performance)

The amazon brigade successfully rescued that bachsel in distress

Scrasamax
November 11, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
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Auto-Medon    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Artistic/Performance)

Robotic Poet or Paperweight

Cheka Man
January 21, 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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
May 10, 2008
Hits: 2578
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
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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
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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
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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."

Murometz
August 7, 2007
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 5
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Tungsten-Trousered Troubadors of Trilaxa    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

Space-Faring, Hard-Rocking, Metal-Grinding, Star-Tripping, Deathdealing, Dwarves.

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       By: Monument

THE COVEN
When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

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