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Redgre
January 28, 2010
Hits: 66369
Comments: 22
Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 4.617647
100 Unique Town/City Properties    Locations  (Other)   (Any)

A table of possible backgrounds, qualities, or features of a fantasy town or city.  A world building tool for getting attention to the details.

MoonHunter
October 13, 2008
Hits: 4661
Comments: 28
Ideas: 18
Votes: 13 / 3.846154
101+ Scenes in the Modern Western City    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Everytime you look at something in The City, there is something going on behind it. It is a moment caught in the tangles of time of some other persons life. It is those little moments that make The City seem so alive.

Dossta
September 29, 2010
Hits: 2709
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.

Strolen
February 28, 2011
Hits: 1509
Comments: 18
Ideas: 4
Votes: 11 / 4.590909
30 Street Crimes and Cons    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (World Wide)

Entering a new city there are street urchins, hustlers, con men, kidnappers, thieves and burglars looking to make their day’s prophet.  The victim, in many cases the PC, is known as the mark and is the target of whatever kind of hustle they have planned. These hustlers are always on the lookout for easy pickings.

Dozus
August 21, 2006
Hits: 9810
Comments: 16
Ideas: 3
Votes: 12 / 4.208333
30+ Kings    NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)

A minor mess of magnates for myriad monarchies.

Now with Scroll functions!  Add your own!

Ouroboros
November 7, 2008
Hits: 2120
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.625000
Cog Devils    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

"Aye, 'dis here is yer problem, squire. Yer gone and got yerself a Cog Devil infestation in the ol' gear box, haven't ya? Look at the little bugger squirm, eh? Nah, dont be embarrassed, squire. It's better than lice on yer privates, innit? Coz, they're harder to get rid of, they are. And a lot more expensive too.."

Istherm Mild (esq.), licensed steam engine mechanic, overheard advicing one of his customers…

Stephie
December 10, 2007
Hits: 9094
Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.607143
Court Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

When dealing with nobility and court settings, players can sometimes skip the roleplay aspect and jump straight to behavior such as, "I bow, greet all in the court, and ask the duke for his assistance."  While in most scenarios this type of action is sufficient, taking it a step further can enhance gameplay (or maybe even manipulate a plotline).

Alavandrion
January 27, 2013
Hits: 683
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Kalraka Dzeik – The Lightning's Will    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

Kalraka Dzeik is a sentient lightning storm with a following of cultists. It has much in common with a natural disaster or a plague; it starts at a single point but spreads like wildfire if given the chance. It is capable of terrible destruction, and will take heroic effort to stop, if it can be stopped at all.

Dragonlordmax
November 12, 2007
Hits: 7149
Comments: 24
Ideas: 39
Votes: 11 / 4.318182
Magic Candles    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Candles aren’t just for lighting, anymore.

Scrasamax
July 29, 2008
Hits: 5666
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.136364
Random Business Generator    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

A random generator to create variable merchants shops, stores, and stalls.

Scrasamax
May 4, 2011
Hits: 1917
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 5.000000
Romero Coultier    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

She left me, I couldn't deal with it. I sat there with the barrel of the gun in my mouth for a long time before I pulled the trigger.

(Graphic Warning: Not for delicate eyes)

Dragonlordmax
February 11, 2012
Hits: 1583
Comments: 12
Ideas: 11
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
Stuffy Dinner Party Guests    NPCs  (Major)   (Political)

So, Lord and Lady Brennan definitely must sit together, but not too close to either of the Fletchers. General Schneider will cause a scene if he gets stuck next to one of those "brownnosed royalists," but his wife will be upset if she isn't next to one of the king's confidantes. I think we'll have to do it this way....

Scrasamax
June 11, 2005
Hits: 8610
Comments: 37
Ideas: 1
Votes: 30 / 4.750000
The Bone Stitcher    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)

Appearing in the form of a massive bloody spider, the Bone Stitcher is one of the more macabre creations of the infernal…

axlerowes
September 29, 2010
Hits: 1066
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
The Law for Objects in Space    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

On a planet with no name, a group of lawmen must protect a colony nobody has heard of from the universe’s most effective killers. All the while preserving the safety of both the guilty and the innocent in an effort to make society more about dignity and freedom than profit and force.

OmegaDraco
May 31, 2012
Hits: 2111
Comments: 23
Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 4.541667
The Seating of the Stuffy Dinner Party Guests    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

"Don't just laze about! Help with the seating arrangement! The guests will be here any minute, and the king said everything must be perfect tonight or heads will roll! Now remember, the King must sit at the head of the table with her majesty at his side. Lord and Lady Pemberton must sit next to each other but not next to either the Knight-Commander Gren or his wife.. The Priest Lenard mustn't sit next to any of the attractive Ladies, and the Matriarch will certainly cause a ruckus if not placed in a respectable seat, but don't put her near the wine fountain either. Also, the Ladies...."

Stephie
January 5, 2008
Hits: 5509
Comments: 18
Ideas: 9
Votes: 12 / 4.166667
Ways a DM Can Stall an Adventure    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

Have you ever been in a position where you needed a quick break but your players were too ancy to break as well?

Wulfhere
October 31, 2006
Hits: 12072
Comments: 31
Ideas: 27
Votes: 13 / 4.423077
What Has It Got in Its Pocketses?    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)

So they defeated the horde of impoverished peasants armed with farm implements. Now they want to loot the bodies…



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       By: Scrasamax

Orcish currency is derived from glass beads. The art of glassworking is well beyond them, but perhaps the orcs have something of value to the civilized races, such as animal pelts, and well made axes, and bows. The humans trade beads for the goods, and the orcs will trade the beads amongst themselves as a form of their own currency. Perhaps they value blood red beads above all others, or animistic orcs favor beads in the colors of their gods.

Inspired by Indian trade beads, some of which could be quite ornate and beautiful. Most North American Indian beads were made in Italy. Surprise!

Ideas  ( System ) | August 14, 2004 | View | UpVote 1xp


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