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manfred
February 12, 2007
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The Undertown Killer    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

To be a detective is not the fun it seemed.

manfred
January 25, 2007
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Votes: 8 / 3.437500
It is a hard job to be a miner    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

There is trouble in the mines, claims your employer. And you are just the people to solve it.

ephemeralstability
January 15, 2007
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Votes: 13 / 4.269231
De Librorum    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

I don’t know if I posted about it before, but I have always wanted to run an adventure set in a library. The following is a sketch of an unusual premise and a possible plot-hook.

manfred
December 25, 2006
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Englbert's Home    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

How could a single building produce so much strife?

CaptainPenguin
June 13, 2006
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Votes: 11 / 4.636364
The Bamboo Rats    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

Every 45 years, the bamboo forests which cover the tiny land of Ghanzu bloom, and very soon after come the rats…

manfred
November 14, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Starting Adventures    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

Beginning adventurers have a hard time to find the right employment… let us try and help them!

Dragon Lord
November 14, 2005
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Votes: 8 / 4.000000
The Beast of Cragley Forest    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

A dangerous beast is loose in the forest.

Does the circus have anything to do with it, and if so can they help catch it?

More to the point, will they admit it?

Iain
December 21, 2004
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Votes: 23 / 4.934783
Regression    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

The evil mage Zarakoth is dead, but with his death the world has gone mad. The aging characters are confronted on all sides by rot, death and decay whilst around them the world regresses rapidly to the stone age. Furthermore, Zarakoth seems to have miraculously not died - and to be more powerful than ever.

Scrasamax
October 20, 2004
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.218750
The Tolling of the Bell    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

The bell calls from its lonely tower, ringing across the valley. For whom does the bell toll, it tolls for thee…

Royal_Assassin
September 18, 2003
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Votes: 7 / 2.142857
Choas Warp Gate    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

The Elven city of Pulca is under siege by a small chaos clan of beastmen.  The General of the beastman is a shaman that is attempting to open a warp gate from the the Choas realm.  If by any chance the gate is opened many many choatic deamons and abominations will be turned loose on the grand Elvish City of Pulca.

Agar
May 21, 2003
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.500000
Sushi anyone?    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

A siren has seduced a noble overboard and gifted him with watery breath. Now his family is preparing to go to war with the mer-people, blaming them for his kidnapping. They mer-people have beseeched the players to explain that the siren isn’t even one of thier people and help rescue the noble from the siren.

Problem is, the noble is now daddy.

ephemeralstability
March 2, 2003
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.272727
Tact    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

The players are diplomats: ambassadors to a distant, unstable realm. The promise of security that came with King Addarron is suddenly shattered by his assassination. The ambassadors are caught up in the ensuing intrigue-riddled politics…

CaptainPenguin
February 14, 2003
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.642857
The Heart That Bleeds    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

The Duke Wars have torn apart the kingdom. Now, two dukes battle for supremacy. Will the heroes help the ambitious and noble deSandreaux or the beautiful and brave Christine?

CaptainPenguin
January 31, 2003
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
The Devourer of Time    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

Deep within the bowels of the earth, the great structure of reality finds itself at siege.

Agar
December 11, 2002
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 1
Votes: 9 / 4.000000
Antule's schism    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

Two religeous sects are approching open war after members of each sect are found brutally beaten to death.

ephemeralstability
July 13, 2002
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.416667
The Sleeping Mines of Elathon    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

The war has returned. But now the enemies of the enemy are no longer dwarfs. Men must stand against the host, and to do so they need weapons. The mines of the dwarfs in the Elathon valley must be re-opened, and their fruits mined.

Strolen
September 15, 2000
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Votes: 19 / 2.973684
Forgotten Treasures    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

A long forgotten and abandoned mine has been recently rediscovered by a local village.

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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