ephemeralstability's Random Submissions - ( 80 )

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Jack and the Icicle By: ephemeralstability

A 100-word location, inspired by this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_stalactite) and a classic fairytale.

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15xp
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The Shaolangan religion By: ephemeralstability

A 100-word religion

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32xp
7 replies
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Tunguska Dreaming By: ephemeralstability

A (fairly sketchy) outline of a one-off adventure I ran based around the (time-honoured/hackneyed) Tunguska Event of 1908. As such it is quite specific (hopefully not hackneyed) and will probably best serve as a specimen for dissection to get those parts you can use in your own adventures. But then this is an Ideas Guild after all...

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Helda's Seeds By: ephemeralstability

Stand out in the wind on a hilltop where the grass is stirred by a starry sky and gaze into the black vault for long enough to witness Helda sow her seed.

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The Cursed Twins of The Stalagmite King By: ephemeralstability

The genesis of Gurgustius and Gorboduc and the curse upon their father Brutus is a terrible legend. Who knows if it is true? But it is the only way to account for the hideous sutured spawn of the King who is hidden.

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River Dragons By: ephemeralstability

The River Dragons are a beautiful, sleek race. Their irridescent scales are soft and almost invisible under a fast-racing current. As long as a long riverboat, they propel themselves upstream with occasional flaps of their powerful wings.

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Mad Magic By: ephemeralstability

When wizards go mad, what curious ruins do they leave behind?

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54xp
13 replies
5317 views
4 HoHs
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Trollisquarry By: ephemeralstability

A mysterious quarry. Feel free to suggest explanations - it's just an eerie thought that struck me that I intend to play with.

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30xp
17 replies
6195 views
1 HoH
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De Librorum By: ephemeralstability

I don't know if I posted about it before, but I have always wanted to run an adventure set in a library. The following is a sketch of an unusual premise and a possible plot-hook.

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61xp
17 replies
6406 views
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Local History By: ephemeralstability

The addition of “irrelevant” details adds local colour to a campaign world, giving the impression that the DM has thought very deeply about the history of even the smallest architectural feature.

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25 replies
8529 views
1 HoH
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Character Hooks By: ephemeralstability

I'm trying to think of alternatives for game-openings, to replace the standard 'meet up in a tavern' or 'adventuring group applying for a job' techniques. I know these can be easy ways to get people playing, but I'm certain there are more interesting ways...

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43 replies
17396 views
5 HoHs
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Teaching the Rules By: ephemeralstability

With first-time players, learning the rules may seem like a burden and rolling up characters can be glossed over. We used a new method for explaining the rules and creating characters which the Harry Potter-setting made possible and which I would recommend using in other adventures.

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Authentic LARP 1: Cavern Systems By: ephemeralstability

In a good LARP it is desirable to separate the players out individually at some stage, because they are more suggestible and afraid when they are alone. Some form of individual challenge is probably the best way of doing this. One possible setting for this is a cave system, and it is probably one of the easiest to recreate realistically, and one of the most perfect for playing on fears of claustrophobia and darkness.

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3 replies
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Music during a game By: ephemeralstability

Although it can be a distraction, it can also add atmosphere to an adventure to have music playing in the background. Here are some pieces I'd recommend for different situations.

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69xp
59 replies
26937 views
6 HoHs
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Novel Musical Instruments By: ephemeralstability

To give a world a feeling of otherworldliness, it is best to replace some standard, everyday objects by imaginitive replacements. I thought I'd turn to musical instruments as music often defines (or embodies) a culture.

This is just a first idea, feel free to post some more, because I will...

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31xp
25 replies
21956 views
1 HoH
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Cups and Rings By: ephemeralstability

Archaeologists have long wondered about the origins of 'cup and ring-marked stones', the mysterious rocks found on deserted tracts of moorland bearing markings resembling small shallow pits with concentric rings and dating to the Bronze-age.

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Trollish Measurements By: ephemeralstability

Hathalfar holds the writhing troll down with his gloved fist and sword. The beast squirms at the touch of metal. 'How far is Kolm?' he demands for the third time. 'I said! A long way away,' replies the troll.

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37xp
10 replies
7352 views
2 HoHs
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The Carycian Calendar By: ephemeralstability

The Carycian calendar has been adopted by many countries since its invention by the Blue Monk, Frezzi Alberto, in the year 1. It evolved from the wonderment Alberto felt for the natural cycles and his attempts to understand and predict them.

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Fire ants By: ephemeralstability

The mystery of fyre is one which has much occupyed my studies and the studies of men before me. ... I have concluded that fyre is the product of Fyre Antes.

Professor J Klewlise, "On the nature and origin of fyre" (1542)

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7 replies
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Insects (and Spiders and other creepy crawlies) By: ephemeralstability

Creepy, Crawley, Buzzing, Digging, Biting, Building, Sticking, Jumping, Clicking, and all the other things these small things do.

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37 replies
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2 HoHs