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       By: Aralias

A town has a festival every year in the dead of winter. The festival of birds. The towns folk dress in feathery robes and beaked masks and dance and frolic in the belief that the changes of the seasons are controlled by the presence of birds. According to tradition, the festival tricks Spring into coming early because the birds have returned.

Encounter  ( City/ Ruin ) | February 2, 2013 | View | UpVote 4xp

Book of the Gods

       By: MysticMoon

This tome looks like a haphazard collection of random notes on different types of paper stitched together and bound within a wooden cover. The pages describe all of the 300,000 gods of the world, each in the language of the people who worship them. The book is stored high in the mountains, kept safe by an order of monks. Reading the entire book confers a deep understanding on the nature of the cosmos and access to incredible power. This only works, however, if it is read without translation, meaning that the reader must master each language contained within. The various monks know these languages but there is typically only one alive at a time who knows them all. This monk would be an excellent source of information and/or magic. IF the PCs learn about it; IF they can find the monastery; IF they can convince the monks to help them; AND if they can understand the convoluted riddle given as an answer.

Ideas  ( Items ) | January 2, 2013 | View | UpVote 3xp

Chekov's Spell

       By: Chaosmark

Chekov's Spell -- This spell has a two-fold effect. The first is to make the target item almost-unnoticeable to anyone not specifically looking for it. The second is that someone who has seen the item will remember it when they encounter a situation that would be perfectly solved by use of said item.

Ideas  ( Articles ) | December 11, 2012 | View | UpVote 5xp

Jotan's Beetle

       By: Aramax

Named for the Godking, this beetle is about 2 inches long w/the st of 2 men,step on it and get flipped in the air.
Useful component in strength potions.

Encounter  ( Swamp ) | November 18, 2012 | View | UpVote 4xp

The Walls of Mysantia

       By: Aramax

The thieves guild of Mysantia has paid the stone masons guild to put a particular pattern into the stone of new multi story construction.
A small bonus to the climb skill is the result..

Encounter  ( City/ Ruin ) | November 18, 2012 | View | UpVote 5xp

Captain

       By: Aramax

This dark red leopard travels in packs of 3-5 and is amazing at tactics, They set cunning ambushes and can lure adventures to other dangers to soften them up.

Encounter  ( Swamp ) | November 18, 2012 | View | UpVote 4xp

Baby slayer

       By: Aramax

This evil long sword has minor bonuses vs the unarmed and unarmored,Moderate bonus vrs the sitting and prone
major bonus vs helpless, handicapped and children.

Ideas  ( Items ) | November 18, 2012 | View | UpVote 6xp

Armor-Piercer

       By: Aramax

This magic greatsword has a minimal effect verses the unarmored but becomes more powerful vrs chain, then plate.Monsters
are mostly considered hide but some like dragons would be plate

Ideas  ( Items ) | November 18, 2012 | View | UpVote 4xp

Whammo the Powerful

       By: Aramax

What happens when a barbarian takes the most powerful magic drug known.He creates his versioin of a mage. All stats are minimum
except for INT ,which is maximum.All he can do is throw fireballs,lots and lots of fireballs.He's also a great drinking buddy, but is he REAL?

Ideas  ( NPCs ) | November 18, 2012 | View | UpVote 4xp

Van Hoot's Reclining Nude III

       By: Aramax

This painting was thought to be a myth, in reality it is worth a kingdom.How do you sell something worth Millions of coins?Plus who will try to take it?

Ideas  ( Items ) | November 18, 2012 | View | UpVote 4xp

Weird Treasure

       By: Murometz

...among the items identified was a dolphin-shaped bathtub of marble and porcelain, a winged-back, high-chair of teak and velvet studded with fire opals, the gear-thing contraption from the dungeon-laboratory of Dr. Bezemot, the oil portrait of the rubicund Madame Orundilde Tarwygg, and a strange item known only as the Last Candle.

Ideas  ( Items ) | September 26, 2012 | View | UpVote 5xp

Dwarves of the Walrus Totem

       By: Murometz

Far to the north amidst the endless ice-flows it is rumored that a dwarven Walrus Totem clan exists. These rumors have been unsubstantiated to date, unless the dwarven sage Glurt Goblinguts is to be believed. He claims to once having encountered a troupe of huge dwarves, each standing a beard’s length higher than the tallest known dwarf. These dwarven “giants”, their hairy chins crusted with frozen shards of ice and dirt, hauled gargantuan yellowed horns or tusks upon their wide shoulders, and their helms, likewise, sported massive, down-ward pointing tusk-horns. Glurt Goblinguts later speculated that the impressive size of these dwarves was most likely due to their arctic diets, almost exclusively fat-based.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | September 26, 2012 | View | UpVote 3xp

       By: caesar193

The PCs are walking along the road, when suddenly a bunch of bandits attacks. The player's dismiss it has just a random encounter, when they find an ornate ring on the leader, obviously out of place with the seemingly poor bandits, who could only afford cheap leather and weapons. This ring has a symbol on it, which, if researched, sets the PCs on a quest. And from then on, the players don't look at random encounters the same way...

Ideas  ( Plots ) | August 16, 2012 | View | UpVote 3xp

       By: Ted

Strolen's Citadel is an actual place of learning in the world- what is it like?

Encounter  ( Any ) | August 16, 2012 | View | UpVote 8xp

       By: caesar193

A man was killed somehow and brought back to life. He, uniquely, remembers everything about Death, from the skeleton on the horse that guided him, to the afterlife itself. And the annoying bit where he was wrenched from his jacuzzi. He now has penned the instant best seller, entitled 'To Death and Back: My adventurers beyond the grave.' OR IS IT? Is this man telling the truth, or simply a very good liar? Is it all a fraud?

Ideas  ( Items ) | August 16, 2012 | View | UpVote 4xp

Immortality

       By: caesar193

The secret for immortality has been discovered by an eccentric wizard/mad scientist. Its found you need to reapply once a month. As people stop dying, and the birth rate increases exponentially, people are forced into homelessness, because of the need for food reamins the same, and food is not being produced fast enough to feed the undying population. The PCs have to find the creator and kill him, and destroy production, to save the world from undying, unending torture from hungryness.

Ideas  ( Plots ) | August 16, 2012 | View | UpVote 4xp

       By: caesar193

A kingdom where, if there are multiple princes (princesses can't rule unless they have no siblings), the princes fight to the death in the arena to decide who gets to rule. A simple way to make sure your brother cannot make a bid for the thrown, and keeps the royal blood in one line.

Ideas  ( System ) | July 31, 2012 | View | UpVote 5xp

       By: clydedavis

An intelligent mask that, when worn, takes control of the individual and mimics their personality, only to commit horrendous crimes and commit great acts of evil in secret.

Ideas  ( Items ) | June 25, 2012 | View | UpVote 5xp

       By: MysticMoon

A small, enchanted chest, 2 feet on a side. It is of some dark wood with fantastical images graved upon it. Worn leather straps act as hinges and a simple toggle keeps it closed. Anything placed within it, with the lid closed, becomes accessible to anyone with one of the other 5 identical chests. Once it is taken out of any one of the 6, the chest is empty again. Perfect for passing messages or small items between widespread groups, such as ships at sea and their ports of call or generals on the field of battle.

Ideas  ( Items ) | June 24, 2012 | View | UpVote 6xp

       By: MysticMoon

There exists a prestigious academy with a history going back hundreds of years. Graduates are highly skilled and very much sought after for employment. For purely traditional reasons, the academy requires its students to become proficient in a skill or area of knowledge that has no use in the modern world. This could be Ancient Egyptian, an antiquated form of writing such as shorthand, knowledge of building or repairing antique steam engines, programming COBOL, etc. PCs who graduated from this academy must be sure to have this skill in their repertoire.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | June 20, 2012 | View | UpVote 4xp

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Mere tree

       By: celticring

at a place were magic gathers, for what ever reason, the trees of this place produce fruit that is filled with magic energies . these fruits when eaten cause different effects. much like the potion a wizard makes.

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