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Murometz
October 4, 2012
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 1
Votes: 14 / 4.571429
51 Minor Mysteries    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

 side-quest-ish and open-ended to be sure.

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
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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.

Thanatox
July 9, 2012
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 3.428571
Getting a party together: Beyond the bar fight    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Campaign)

“So…. Um….. your all sitting around in the inn and…..”

Agar
July 13, 2011
Hits: 1113
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
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.

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.

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.

HaroldWiggle
December 29, 2009
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Spirit of Urban flora    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

"A demonic plant? Don't be daft, go research something useful to society."

"But-but the p-plant! It's evil! It must be destroyed!"

"Now the flowers bloom all year round thanks to the most holy Spirit of Urban flora. It just takes a little blood."

VIM40
December 21, 2009
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 10
Votes: 8 / 3.875000
Twenty Zombie Encounters/Seeds    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

It was just any other day, another testament to the mundane dreary lives of the living. No one was prepared for their coming, how could they be? They entered the bodies of the living, transforming them into blood thirsty monsters, all in an instant.

Moonlake
March 10, 2009
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Brothels and Intrigues    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

What happens when the PCs run into a girl that they failed to rescue once a second time?

Drackler
January 28, 2009
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.666667
Close Encounters of the Planar Kind    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

A large object appears in the sky, moves in a strange fashion and vanishes after abducting a lone PC. The PC is later returned unharmed, but has several traits changed on his character sheet, no memory of the event and continually has strange dreams about goblins in space wearing lab coats and holding glowing wands.
                -30 Disasters by Scrasamax

Drackler
August 2, 2008
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 4
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
30 Wilderness Plots    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

I’m inviting anyone who has a short plot , set in some sort of wilderness, to post it here.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 7, 2007
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
The Black Man    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

A foreigner is being chased through the streets of the town by a mob with murder in their hearts.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 7, 2007
Hits: 2741
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Secret Invitation    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

The adventurers are approached in some public yet semi-private place by a lean dwarf, wearing a colorful cape with black feathers rim wrapped tightly around him. What will come of this?

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 6, 2007
Hits: 3266
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
The Strange Ship    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

A foreign ship drifts into the harbor.

Stomphoof
October 6, 2007
Hits: 2988
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.083333
The Abandoned Temple    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

"Hey there, you look like a sturdy fellow!  Interested in a treasure map?  Only a few gold coins and this map to an ancient ruins secret room can be yours!"

A Basic Dungeon Crawl that starts with a map.

Chaosmark
August 11, 2007
Hits: 3977
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Trapped in a Schemer's Web    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

A random description pulls the players into the dangerous, scheming web of politics…

dark_dragon
March 31, 2007
Hits: 5525
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.555556
Bellissa's plea    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Mini-Campaign)

So, off again we go to slay the evil dragon… but what happens when said evil dragon is asking for a big favour with its dying breath… well, you decide…

the Wanderer
February 18, 2007
Hits: 7213
Comments: 15
Ideas: 12
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
The Scene is Set...    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

“While traveling you stumble upon…um…you stumble upon…”

Wulfhere
November 7, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.071429
The Lady Tantalia    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

A ship, drifting through the mists, with not a soul visible on her deck.  Haunted? Yes, but not the way that you might expect…

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The Mad Pope

       By: Scrasamax

The Mad Pope is a wandering mercenary. He is very well deranged as he considers himself to be the pontiff of the dominant faith. His robes are tattered, his mitre has seen better days and there are surely lice in his long ratty beard. What sets him apart from most addle-pated would be holy men is that he has armor under his robes and carries a large crossbow and several one-handed swords. While many would discout him as just another lunatic, for some reason, he inspires others around him and has demonstrated the ability to lay on hands and heal the wounded.

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