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October 13, 2012, 7:04 am

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I'm Just A Singer ...



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July 13, 2010, 8:16
This follows Steve Darlington’s excellent format for designing adventures: take an evocative song you like and use it as your inspiration. For the ones I’m posting here, I use Moody Blues’ songs; this one is I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band). The adventure was written for my Firefly campaign, but it works in any SF campaign, and truth be told, would work for any milieu where there are (a) popular entertainers and (b) the characters have a ship or caravan where passage may be obtained.
Voted Cheka Man
July 13, 2010, 12:53
Entertaining, a rock singer with his own spacecraft.
September 29, 2010, 15:23
Ha, rather a rock singer with YOUR spacecraft!
Voted Scrasamax
July 15, 2010, 8:56
Nicely done, I believe there is a submissions inspired by music codex.
Voted valadaar
July 15, 2010, 19:53
I can see how this is more of a plot then an NPC. He seems to be more of an event then anything else. An annoying event, which makes it good.

I could see him being a contact a PC could start the game with, either owed or owing a favor.

Voted EchoMirage
July 17, 2010, 4:53
It's not only Firefly-inspired, but also within Firefly spirit. Simple but alright in my book.
Voted VIM40
July 21, 2010, 12:22
I liked this a lot and I'm going to use it. Aside from mundane folks they could also be dealing with upper crust characters with the disposable resources and status to make the PC's lives hell.

Really cool.
Voted axlerowes
September 29, 2010, 14:29
This would be a tough one to run, a GM trying to seduce his players can amusing and awkward. (Seduction with dice alone just doesn't cut the mustard does it?) One way to play it would have the PCs not actually interact with him in game time. Yeah they can see him perform, they can even sleep with him, but the action always takes place right after he has put his boots back on, or when another player finds the same dedicated song recorded in their bunk mates media library as Gabe just "wrote" for them.

Voted Dossta
September 29, 2010, 15:24
Annoying one's players for fun and profit!
Voted PoisonAlchemist
February 1, 2012, 0:59

Could easily be reflavored to fit any setting. 

Voted Strolen
September 10, 2012, 15:02
Solid side-quest character, that is for sure. What an awkward thing to get involved in. Only thought would be to get him off the ruddy ship or ghost him!

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Which way is he going?

       By: Murometz

Molk Peruda is encountered by the PCs on the second day of their journey west from the salt-choked port of Quyn, as they prepare to explore the jungle.

He appears a gaunt, wolfish man, with matted, dark hair that sprouts from his head in dreadlocks, contrasting with his well-oiled, blue-black, conical beard. His eyes are hidden ebon shards beneath thick arching brows, his nose, crooked, long, and reminiscent of a snout. His mouth is a thin, dark line, his teeth unseen even when he parts his lips to speak.

His skin is the color of tallow, surprising perhaps for a renowned jungle guide, yet his natural helm of dreads and the jungle's canopy keeps the sun from bronzing his originally pale flesh. On his back are tattooed three women from the waist up, side-by-side, each resembling the other but of different ages. This is a tattoo of Molk's mother, sister, and daughter. His wife (don't bring her up to him!) was killed by marauding Qullan years ago, and appears as her own tattoo on his broad but sunken chest.

His feet shockingly are turned around 180 degrees at the ankle, facing towards his back! A curse from a pernicious shaman. Molk walks feet backwards (he's used to it) and walks backwards, forwards. This can be very disconcerting and outright creepy to the PCs as he guides them through the rainforest.

Slung from his back is an archer's quarrel of treated wood carved to resemble a stalking leopard, in his hand a re-curved composite bow of horn and sinew, with a pair of vivid, red eyes, each one painted on the opposite side of the hand-grip. In a leather sheath at his belt, hangs a falchion, its pommel adorned with a curved bird's head and beak.

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