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Dossta
September 29, 2010
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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.

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

Murometz
December 21, 2008
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
No votes
Great Spear Festival    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

As long as a hundred spears and longer, the weapon must be hoisted!

Nobody
January 24, 2008
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.166667
Wishful Thinking    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

The party comes across a magic amulet. This amulet will give each user two wishes, but the wishes almost seem to have a mind of their own.

Stephie
December 30, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.642857
Find the Flower    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

The forest is too large for just one person to forage…

Dragon Lord
October 26, 2007
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.357143
Waylaid on the Road    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

When a stranger warns of demonic activity, should you take him at his word?

manfred
September 15, 2007
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 21
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
Encounters in Outer Space    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

- "Course heading, Captain?"
- "Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning."

Scrasamax
August 18, 2007
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
At Star's End    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

Few things attract attention quite like the death of a star.

epsilon
July 24, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.125000
The beds of Ruufon    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

‘Come in my friend, be seated with your fellows. I am Ruufon and I hope your sleeptravel has refreshed you and washed away the weariness of your wanderings…’

Dragon Lord
July 3, 2007
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
The Toll Station    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

When armed men barricade the road and demand money, be careful how you respond.
They just might have a legal right to do so.

Scrasamax
June 7, 2007
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 19
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
A Tall Ship...    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

...and a star to steer her by.

In the vein of the other Random Encounter threads, now comes the thread for Oceanic encounters

Scrasamax
April 14, 2007
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.500000
30 Disasters!    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

What happens? Are you kidding me?

Siren no Orakio
March 25, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Baiting the Trap    Plots  (Hired)   (Encounter)

One of Corleone’s commander has come up with an exquisite trap for the newly forming armies of Ignus. The only problem? He needs bait for the trap, and he’s just hit upon the perfect idea…

Siren no Orakio
March 13, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
The Assault on Kerrengen Keep    Plots  (Hired)   (Encounter)

War has begun, and the troops have begun to move. Lying on the border between Esteov and the God’s Spine Mountains, Kerrengen Keep secures the main source of fresh water for the capital of Esteov, Lake Kerrengen.

manfred
March 11, 2007
Hits: 7578
Comments: 7
Ideas: 19
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
There, upon the mountainside...    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

The mountains are often a desolate place, but not without dangers, or opportunities.

valadaar
January 12, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Haruun the Eternal    Plots  (Mystical)   (Encounter)

In the great lake of Ture are hundreds of islands of various sizes, and not all have been completely explored by the Modern Races.  One such island, with rough and craggy coastlines discouraging landing, is quite remarkable and worth a visit.

manfred
January 7, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
The Mittle-Fish Manufactory    Plots  (Crisis)   (Encounter)

The fine scent of sea, and the less fine smell of the fish… isn’t there something else smelling, too?

Dragon Lord
January 4, 2007
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.050000
All Tied Up    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

A tree, a length of rope, and a (maybe not so) innocent victim.
Wotcha gonna do?

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The Forest of Throck:

Throck forest is divided into three parts: a region of twisted black magic, which is dark and hemmed in with the legions of sable pine. This is Spindel, and is occupied by the hideous Ettercaps and their spider-pets. The second area is the chaotic elfin-wood, where the druids work their wyrd magic amongst the oaks. The last part is Udnalor, the home of the gnomes. Finding themselves surrounded by these chaotic forces they dwell as quietly as possible beneath the surface. Their culture is a fascinating one to visit, and in the next few miscellaneous ideas, I shall examine the ways and customs of THE GNOMES OF UDNALOR, with a view to role-playing them.

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