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       By: Skyblue

I once read a book about a group of people who discovered a hidden temple city in a mountain range, where the Incas-the ancient civilisation of Peru- had fled to when the spanish invaded. When this group found the burial chamber of one of the inca high priests, they unleashed a powerful curse upon them all...

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | February 5, 2004 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Iain

The Californian Sea Otter, as a species, eats about 30 different types of food found throughout its range. Each individual otter, however, will only eat 3 or 4 of these foods - those it was fed by its mother as a child. It will not eat the others even if failure to do so means it would starve. Maybe other, possibly larger and more dangerous creatures and monsters, have similar habits.

Ideas  ( Lifeforms ) | February 4, 2004 | View | UpVote 2xp

       By: Iain

Walking through the alleys of the docks district of town, you hear an old, mad beggar calling out for alms. He claims to be a god, cast out from heaven and stripped of his powers. The party passes, tossing a few coppers to him. In thanking them, the madman refers to incidents in their childhood or distant past which would have been all but impossible for him to know.

Ideas  ( NPCs ) | February 2, 2004 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Iain

A continent is home to large, leathery flying beasts with a wingspan of over 70ft. Though shy, herbivorous and easily scared, it is possible that an enterprising person could domesticate them. They would be useless in war due to their timidity, but excellent if used for commercial air travel.

Ideas  ( Lifeforms ) | February 2, 2004 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Iain

A dark necromancer has discovered a way of making the magical energy cost of resurrection less than the energy he can gain by draining their life force. Given a sufficient supply of mind-drained minions, ultimate power beckons.

Ideas  ( System ) | February 2, 2004 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: ephemeralstability

King Addas loves charades, and has a troupe of mimes in his harem. To ensure that they can never cheat he has had their tongues cut out, which is why they always look so miserable and never open their mouths (the stump of a tongue is not a pleasant sight).

Ideas  ( NPCs ) | January 31, 2004 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: CaptainPenguin

There are ruins, scattered about the world, and all are sealed with unbreakable locks.
When all of these locks suddenly open, what emerges?

Ideas  ( Dungeons ) | January 20, 2004 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Siren no Orakio

The old pantheon is dead, starved to death from lack of worship. If a powerful mortal can create a cycle of Faith, he can become a New God, to some limiting point.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | January 14, 2004 | View | UpVote 2xp

       By: Siren no Orakio

Somehow, someway, a band of gnomes learns how to be ninjas. In fine gnomish style, they open an academy to teach this art to other gnomes. Wacky Hijinks ensue. Or the gnomes become some of the finest assassins in the land. Or both.

Ideas  ( NPCs ) | January 2, 2004 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: StrangeLands

During a public holiday in the small town of Wyrmbersch, the Mayor is accidentally killed by a statue which falls from the roof of the Town Hall. As shocked spectators crowd around the body, they discover that the Mayor, at the moment of death, shape-shifted into a squat, stunted humanoid figure, it's grey skin dominated by bony ridges and lumps. How long was the Mayor an imposter? And who else in the town isn't what they seem to be?

Ideas  ( Plots ) | December 30, 2003 | View | UpVote 1xp

       By: StrangeLands

A tribal society which lives on the harsh Northern Plains consider it dishonourable to slay an enemy without looking it full in the face. Any missile weapon is treated with derision and contempt, while rangers and other archers are denied entrance to the tribal villages.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 27, 2003 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: StrangeLands

A great treasure has been stolen from the Palace and taken to the nearby Temple to the Bitch-Goddess Atrath Klee. The King demands that the party go and retrieve it - the only snag is that the Temple is guarded by potent magic that will kill any male who steps inside. It's just as well that the King has a stash of Girdles of Gender Alteration for just this circumstance.

Ideas  ( Locations ) | December 27, 2003 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: StrangeLands

The population of a forested kingdom never reveal their names to any but their immediate family, and consider it a grave mistake when others do so.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 27, 2003 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: StrangeLands

One morning, the sun does not rise. It seems that a great darkness has settled across the kingdom - at first, it is merely an inconvenience, but as time passes and plants begin to sicken and die, some action must be taken. As the deluded King plans the sacrifice of fifty tender virgins in the name of the Sun God, rumours spread of an ancient barrow uncovered in the hills...

Ideas  ( Plots ) | December 27, 2003 | View | UpVote 2xp

       By: StrangeLands

The small coastal town of Her-Desh has vanished - the bay where it once stood is now unspoiled countryside. Moreover, the locals claim to have never heard of the place. Perhaps the Priests of the local Temple can shed some light on the mystery...

Ideas  ( Locations ) | December 27, 2003 | View | UpVote 1xp

       By: StrangeLands

Poison can only ever be the tool of a murderer - as such, alchemists are tightly regulated by the Crown, and anyone found in posession of an unknown substance is forced to taste it themselves.

Ideas  ( Items ) | December 27, 2003 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: StrangeLands

In the Temple Square of The City, where the nine Greater Gods have their houses of worship, a sudden flash of light blinds (perhaps permanently) all those who are nearby. When the light has faded, a tiny, naked baby is lying in the doorway of each Temple. The Gods, it seems, have come into the world - but why?

Ideas  ( Plots ) | December 27, 2003 | View | UpVote 1xp

       By: Magus

A long time ago. Final fantasy III came out with a new approach to learing magic. The characters would be equipped with espers(magical beings) and as they fought more battles, they would learn spells from the espers. What if a similar approach to learning magic was applied to a P&P rpg?

Ideas  ( System ) | December 14, 2003 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

A culture must hide its hands in the arm of their clothing as a sign of respect and peace. When approaching somebody you show them respect by crossing your arms and hiding the hands in the shirt sleeves. Nobody worries about hidden knives and such, it is the threat of magic that this custom was created to prevent.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 12, 2003 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Pieh

Shadows, Mirrors and Flames. Three things we have all seen and not given much thought to. What if in each of these things you could find entire alternate planes of existance? Shadows move but what they are shadowing does not. Mirrors show us what others can easily see. Flames dance and twirl inviting you to dance only to scorch you when you get close. These three things hold much mystery. What if you could harness their powers? Heh...

Ideas  ( System ) | November 28, 2003 | View | UpVote 0xp

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       By: Strolen

The PC's enter a town amid a giant celebration, the Spring Wedding Festival. Unmarried men and women from all over the provinces gather her every spring to be matched by the most sacred matchmaker ever to live, Holly Lovard. Holly is now ancient and must be carried everywhere she visits and rumors are that this will be her last visit to the Wedding Festival so any matches made this spring will be doubley blessed.
Enter PC's, wrong place at the wrong time. Molly sees one of them, calls him/her out of the crowd and that are unable to resist the push and pull of the mob. Brought in front of Molly Lovard, the PC is declared the lifemate of .
Could be the king's daughter, a peasant, member of the thieves guild. Could be anything to add a twist to an already building plot, or just throw the characters into an awkward situation.

Encounter  ( City/ Ruin ) | February 16, 2003 | View | UpVote 1xp


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