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October 30, 2013, 7:43 pm

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Sometimes you just need to check the want ads…

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These ideas do not need to be a literal bulletin board - they can be used to create rumors ("Did you hear?...") or as announcements by town criers and the like. In those worlds where the printing press is there and newspapers exist, then these could be found there as well.

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Monster Parts

Easy Gold!

Looking to buy Exotic Monster Specimens - Live or dead! Compensation based on rarity and powers. Enquire at The Crystal Retort and ask for Het!

The alchemists at the Crystal Retort are able to make magic items from the remains of enchanted monsters. They are willing to pay good money for monsters with special powers, alive or dead.

2006-10-03 11:35 AM » Link: [3125#20101|text]
Join the circus!

Do you have special talents? Enjoy entertaining?
Or are you a sturdy warrior looking for employment suitable for your skills?

The Carnival of Forgotten Souls is always looking for fresh blood and sturdy guards.
Enquire in person at the Main Tent!

The Carnival of Forgotten Souls

2006-12-08 09:02 AM » Link: [3125#22485|text]
Guinea Pigs

Desperate for cash? Down on your luck?
We pay good gold for test subjects!

Enquire at the Poisoner's Guild, Street of Arcana in Talabar.

This is for real. The local Poisoner's guild (which also works on most types of potions) is looking for human guinea pigs for testing their potions. In most cases this should not be lethal, but anything short of that could be the result. One could use the Flawed Potions submission to generate the effects of test potions...

2006-12-08 03:44 PM » Link: [3125#22512|text]
Pious Service

Wanted: Sturdy warriors to help retrieve a relic from heathens!

The local preisthood have learned of a new supply of Agnoscite and are looking for some muscle to help them seize it. The priesthood, of course, is not too concerned with an accurate job description.

2007-02-08 07:41 PM » Link: [3125#24924|text]
Bug Hunt

Excellent Pay!

Wanted: Exterminator, preferably one with experience with magical creatures. Apply at the Sapphire Tower.

Wizard seeking help clearing lab of magical pests Crystal Hornets.

2007-02-09 07:10 PM » Link: [3125#24947|text]
Save Our Children!

"Why stand by while these heathens corrupt our youth? Why, they cavort with man-beasts half naked without shame! They engage in baudy humor and display proud beasts in chains!

While the PCs are in a small and unexciting village, The Carnival of Forgotten Souls arrives. An intolerant local religious leader, incensed at their licentious displays, preaches in the Village Common, stirring up trouble and urging that "those heathen scum" should be run out of town.

2007-08-02 09:16 AM » Link: [3125#29082|text]
Guards need - Discretion Required

The_Wizards_Cache By Scrasamax

Guard Duty - Sometimes the gold has to be moved, and hired muscle is more feasible that using layer upon layer of temperamental magic to protect a shipment. The PCs have to guard a gold shipment, or even stand guard on the Keep itself as a show of ability on the side of the Cache.

2013-06-12 12:05 PM » Link: [3125#87958|text]
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February 23, 2007, 15:58
In the introduction, you raise a significant point: The "Help Wanted" advertisement is not a very promising way to involve the player characters. In order to make the most of these adventure seeds, perhaps each could have several possible hooks, with only one linked to the central theme. As an example, the Join the Circus scroll could state:

1.) While the PCs are in a small and unexciting village, the Carnival of Forgotten Souls arrives. An intolerant local religious leader, incensed at their licentious displays, preaches in the Village Common, stirring up trouble and urging that "those heathen scum" should be run out of town.

2.) The PCs encounter a pair of sideshow freaks being harassed by local bravos. If they intervene, the Carnival's ringmaster will hear of it and offer them work.

3.) The PCs encounter the Carnival on the road, where a poorly maintained bridge has collapsed while they were crossing a rain-swollen river. Several of the carnival staff and draft animals are injured, while the carts themselves are damaged and stuck on the broken bridge.

The first option would carry the theme of public announcements, while the others involve "help wanted" in other ways.
September 29, 2007, 8:33
Actually, an adventurer's guild could easily have a job-board, where the local citizens come and post their requests.

This works quite well if you have a not-so-regular session, or if you sometimes loose members. Bigger plots can be woven in, but you can still have some fun if a member is late or absent. (ie: it works like a comic book episode)

I can can visualise a large group of guild members crowding the board after a very well paid job has been posted, craning their necks to look at the description and the dangers. A party who took this job (and the risks) would not only gain the reward, but also the admiration and respect of the other groups.

Its also a great way for parties who are short on cash to earn enough to pay the inn, by getting rid of some pests, for example. If you have played fable, the xbox/pc game, it worked really well in there, and each small adventure can itself be a hook to a much bigger campaign.
Michael Jotne Slayer
May 23, 2008, 0:01
There would be bulletin board at larger cities, as well as wanted posters and similiar things at taverns and the like. If the players check out the large tree in the marked place that is pinned full of edicts, wanted posters and public announcements, this could be a nice recource indeed. I like this and will try to add if I can!
October 2, 2012, 14:43
Update: Edit for Edits Sake

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