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November 5, 2005, 9:24 am

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A members of a very powerful magic-using family would like to go on a short vaction.

A members of a very powerful magic-using family would like to go on a short vaction.  While the parents of this family are gone, your party has been hired to babysit the children, who have strong magical powers themselves.  Your party will be fined for any propery that gets destoryed in the house.  Your party must also take care not to hurt the children, because it would not be wise to anger the parents.  The children are both powerful and naughty, so babysitting them will be a challenge!
This is a good change of pace because the characters must use something other than physical force to get through a situation.

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May 15, 2002, 21:22
I like this idea: it's very original and would lead to some really good roleplaying. I'll try to try it out sometime.
Ria Hawk
October 11, 2002, 21:03
And what if the children are, in the words of an experienced babysitter: evil little gremlins. You know, the type that like to cause trouble for no reason.
Dragon Lord
February 28, 2005, 9:59
All hail the Random Plot, for without it I’d never have found this

What a great idea – Home Alone meets fantasy role-play – I’m already having evil little thoughts

A definite 5/5
Barbarian Horde
August 5, 2005, 6:21
And they could have pets, and real imaginary friends, and you could get fat from the imaginary tea and muffins.

Voted Monument
August 5, 2005, 7:58
A decent enough idea on it's own, but...

What could POSSIBLY compel a party to actually accept the mantle they are being given? They get to babysit kids whom the parents KNOW to be troublemakers, and they have to pay for any damages they cause? Simply by saying that as DM, you let the players know that damages WILL be caused, and therefore it will cost the party money to take the job. With a setup as described above, my guys would say "thanks but no thanks."

But, the idea is workable if you have a need of the parent's help in some way(they have information, the PC's need an ally, etc). So, 3/5.
Voted Cheka Man
July 29, 2011, 10:48

Fun,something that can't be solved by cutting it apart.

Voted valadaar
April 25, 2013, 12:33
I could see this working in the correct circumstances, though the comments present reasonable concerns.

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       By: Ancient Gamer

The air had grown chill the minute they descended into the strange valley, which was unmarked on any of their maps. It was so strange here, devoid of animal life and completely silent. The horses were nervous the entire journey through the vale. As they set about to collect firewood for the campfire they could hear their own voices as dim echoes through the eerie silence.

The food didn't taste anything that evening and their sleep was cold and troubled by nightmares. While they are clearing camp the next morning, one of them stumbles over a piece of stone jutting out of the ground nearby the horses. On closer inspection there seems to be runes engraved into the polished surface. The symbols true meaning is no more known among mere mortals and if they decide to dig deeper, they will discover that it is an ancient altar buried within the soil.

Any historically oriented party member will recognize the largest symbol to be the insignia of the powerful warlock who ruled this realm several centuries ago. At their departure from the area, something will seem amiss with one of the party members and all will remember the stories of the warlock's thousand curses.

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