llamaenterhear
Username: Password:

Author Topic: Add a Twist...  (Read 1269 times)

0 Members and 1 Lonely Barbarian are spying on this topic.

Offline Wulfhere

  • Intimidator of Insolent Upstarts
  • Strolenati
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 706
  • Awards Locations Guild Lifeforms Guild Item Guild Golden Creator Hall of Heroes 10 Locations Guild Elite
    • Awards
Add a Twist...
« on: April 20, 2007, 09:38:09 PM »
How about this:  We start with a basic, even clichéd situation, then add a detail, twist, or clarification.  Then we add another, and so on, until we have made the idea into something different or even unexpected.

To begin:  The elves of the ancient Gloamswift Forest have vanished, leaving their (clichéd) treetop homes abandoned.  No word has come to the nearby human village that explains their flight.
"Nothing real can defeat us:  Nothing unreal exists."
- Buckaroo Banzai

Offline MoonHunter

  • Waunderer
  • Emperor
  • ****
  • Posts: 3507
  • Awards Systems Guild Society Guild Locations Guild Questor Lifeforms Guild Item Guild
    • Awards
Re: Add a Twist...
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007, 03:50:04 PM »
To be moved to the gaming tavern on monday.
MoonHunter
Sage, Gamer, Mystic, Wit
"The road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."
"The world needs dreamers to give it a soul."
"And it needs realists to keep it alive."
Authentic Strolenite ®©

Offline MoonHunter

  • Waunderer
  • Emperor
  • ****
  • Posts: 3507
  • Awards Systems Guild Society Guild Locations Guild Questor Lifeforms Guild Item Guild
    • Awards
Re: Add a Twist...
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007, 03:51:23 PM »
Several people of the town, and a few travellers, at the local tarvern decide to investigate.  At first light, they head out with nothing more than their personal gear and a map on how to get there.
MoonHunter
Sage, Gamer, Mystic, Wit
"The road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."
"The world needs dreamers to give it a soul."
"And it needs realists to keep it alive."
Authentic Strolenite ®©

Offline Ria Hawk

  • Wacko Strolenite
  • Emperor
  • ****
  • Posts: 2979
  • Demented Author Chick
  • Awards Lifeforms Guild Item Guild NPC Guild Elite Item Guild Lifeforms Guild Elite Elite NPC Guild
    • KnightHawk
    • Awards
Re: Add a Twist...
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007, 04:19:05 PM »
Unbeknownst to the searchers, the map is incorrect in three or four vital ways, but not obviously so.
Sometimes angels fall from grace, and sometimes heroes die.

Regina Raptorum, Benevolent Mad Scientist, Writer of Psychos, Guild Mistress of Esoteric Lore, Losers' Club Alumna, and Authentic Wacko

Offline Dozus

  • the Windward
  • Strolenati
  • Emperor
  • *
  • Posts: 1303
  • Cephalopod
  • Awards Questor 2012 Society of the Year Golden Creator Elite Item Guild Hall of Heroes 10 2010 Society of the Year
    • Awards
Re: Add a Twist...
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2007, 08:25:09 PM »
Instead of arriving at the Gloamswift elven village, they run into the territory of feral elves.  They mistake them for the ones of Gloamswift and believe they have all gone mad.

Dozus the Windward
Swashbuckler
LEVEL 1
Cartography Guild Minor Minion
STR: 4 | END: 2 | CON: 4 | DEX: 3 | CHA: 3 | INT: 4

Offline dark_dragon

  • Strolenati
  • Lord
  • *
  • Posts: 401
  • Awards Hall of Heroes 5 2011 Sub of the Year
    • Awards
Re: Add a Twist...
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2007, 02:13:42 AM »
looking through the possessions of the feral elves, they find letters threatening them with madness, from a seemingly uber-powerful necromancer.
These are stage props from a theater company that was attacked by the feral elves.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2007, 06:37:38 AM by dark_dragon »
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."-Philip K. Dick