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Raise the Dead Quickly

       By: Cheka Man

If someone is murdered, they can be brought fully back to life if raised within 5 minutes, after that they are Undead and will start decomposing at a normal rate.

Encounter  ( Any ) | July 23, 2017 | View | UpVote 3xp

Rescue the Prince

       By: Cheka Man

It is traditional for two warlike countries to each give their first-born royal prince as a hostage to each other to prevent war. One of the princes has been murdered, and the PCs have a few days to rescue the prince in the other country to save him from being executed and a bloodthirsty war from breaking out.

Encounter  ( Any ) | January 4, 2017 | View | UpVote 3xp

Christmas every day

       By: Cheka Man

Since the local baron's wife died, to keep himself happy it is Christmas ( or the equivalent festival in your game world) every day in his castle.

Encounter  ( Other ) | December 5, 2016 | View | UpVote 3xp

Only deadly weapons allowed

       By: Cheka Man

A certain country allows most civilians to carry weapons, but only if they are potentially deadly. Pepper sprays, stun guns/tasers, batons, and dart guns are banned. And if you kill someone and are not acquitted at trial, the punishment is to be hanged the day after you were found guilty. The message here is that if you want to go armed, you had better be prepared to risk killing someone and being executed unless it was clearly self defense.

When it comes to combat spells, again, only the highly dangerous can legally be cast with the same possible consequences if cast wrongly.

Encounter  ( Any ) | November 27, 2016 | View | UpVote 3xp

Cursed Barrow Sword

       By: Cheka Man

Many weapons buried with the dead are buried for a very good reason as they have had a potent curse placed on them making them dangerous or near-useless to the living.

Encounter  ( Any ) | September 18, 2016 | View | UpVote 5xp

The *living* dead

       By: Cheka Man

A certain tribe in a valley believes that the soul remains trapped in the body after death and is aware of it. So they treat their dead as if they are alive, talking to them and keeping them at home. They are used to the stink and for some reason are also immune to the diseases that this practise causes but outsiders are not so lucky.

Encounter  ( Any ) | June 19, 2016 | View | UpVote 3xp

Upside-down rank structure

       By: Cheka Man

An army and navy who work in the same way as others except their rank titles are upside-down. So people start as full generals and those with the rank of private command armies.

Encounter  ( Any ) | December 15, 2013 | View | UpVote 3xp

       By: Cheka Man

In a deeply unsettled world, much of it anarchistic or ruled by murderous gangs, a group have adopted the armour, weapons and discipline of an army of the distant past.

Encounter  ( Any ) | June 30, 2013 | View | UpVote 4xp

Justified Curses

       By: Cheka Man

Magical curses are rarely cast, as if cast on someone for fun or purely maliciously and the person cursed has not done something seriously wrong, it tends to ricochet back on the curser. Therefore the few who do get cursed are shunned by most people as genuinely guilty,and few will help them.

Ideas  ( Articles ) | February 7, 2013 | View | UpVote 5xp

       By: Cheka Man

A country where noone can be executed whilst telling a story provided it's reasonably interesting.

Ideas  ( System ) | June 13, 2012 | View | UpVote 6xp

Magical Wedding

       By: Cheka Man

The words of a wedding vow contain a strong love spell which enchants both the people who says it, so they will allways be deeply in love with each other.

Ideas  ( Articles ) | May 6, 2012 | View | UpVote 7xp

PCs as a disliked race

       By: Cheka Man

Have the PCs rping Orcs or Goblins or some other race that normally exists only as things to cut up with swords.

Ideas  ( Plots ) | March 28, 2012 | View | UpVote 5xp

Possession Problem

       By: Cheka Man

If you possess someone, you have an hour to get back to your own body or your thoughts will be overwritten by that of the orginal person

Ideas  ( System ) | January 10, 2012 | View | UpVote 3xp

Magic is like alcohol

       By: Cheka Man

Magic is like alcohol, the more that is used, the more it causes a hangover later on and the less judgement one has when using it. If one waits a while after casting a spell, things "detoxify." A cantrip or two is like a sip of weak beer, whilst a large creation spell is like a bottle of vodka. Cast something too big and you can die from magic intoxication.

Ideas  ( System ) | September 24, 2011 | View | UpVote 4xp

       By: Cheka Man

For the people of Kuboloth, hell is not in the depths of the earth but in the cold of the windy air;heaven is in the warmth of the earth, lit by glowing jewels.

Ideas  ( System ) | March 8, 2011 | View | UpVote 6xp

Scarying halfling children

       By: Cheka Man

Little halflings are told that if they don't behave, a demon called Santa Claus from a hell of ice will kidnap them and force them to toil making toys.

Ideas  ( Articles ) | December 11, 2010 | View | UpVote 3xp

Magic Day

       By: Cheka Man

Magic is impossible except for a handful of days in the year, when those with the knowledge become hugely powerful.

Ideas  ( System ) | October 3, 2010 | View | UpVote 4xp

For Good and Evil

       By: Cheka Man

A magical stave with two distinct uses. One end is a healing stick, which can heal some quite serious diseases, the other half can be used to inflict those diseases on other people.

Ideas  ( Items ) | January 11, 2010 | View | UpVote 5xp

Mirror Corpse

       By: Cheka Man

In a room the PCs find a decomposing body half in and half out of a mirror, the result of an attemp to create a [Mirror Golem] that went horribly wrong.

Ideas  ( Dungeons ) | December 17, 2009 | View | UpVote 5xp

Godly Power

       By: Cheka Man

The more you dominate your life to a god or goddess, the more you gain magical powers from him or her, but the big stuff does not come easily. Most worshippers have only the weakest of spells.

Ideas  ( System ) | August 26, 2009 | View | UpVote 3xp

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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

Ideas  ( Locations ) | August 4, 2015 | View | UpVote 4xp


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