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Dossta
September 29, 2010
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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.

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: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
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: 2
Ideas: 0
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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: 24
Ideas: 22
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: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
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: 8711
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
Hits: 3837
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
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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       By: hopfrog16

One thing you must realise is that there is no such thing as pure iron/steel these days. Iron/steel isn't nearly as strong now as it was in medieval times. However, with that said, iron in early medieval times was so soft you could hack right through a helm with a sword and leave a nice lil mark on the skull (depending on the grade of iron used on the sword and the helm, ofcaurse). After many hundreds of years of fine tuning, however, the only use the sword had was to puncture the plate. That was very difficult, however, since the grade of steel was so hard... only blunt instruments and weighted axes had any use against plate armor in later medieval times. Makes me wonder why rapiers were so popular then and why less people wore plate (Other than it's obsene costs... a nice suit of armor would cost as much as a nice lexus does now... and a kings suit would be as much as a rols royce).

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