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K9ofChaos
February 27, 2017
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
The History of Humanity in Space    Plots  (Event)   (Multi-Storyline)

In the future, as Humanity expands into the stars, certain eras of history will repeat themselves, but tailored to the contexts of space travel. These are the following eras of history that will see new life in the stars:

Scrasamax
February 5, 2017
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
Emotional Disruption Syndrome    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Single-Storyline)

Also known as EDS, a pervasive disorder where patients suffer from emotional instability, marked by self destructive behavior, violent outbursts, and other emotional disturbances.

Also a completely made up disorder.

Aramax
February 1, 2017
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
MOONQUAKE!!!!(A tale of Mysantia)    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

WE HAVE TO DO WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!

(from 1983)

resurrected plot for gonzo freetext challenge, prob the most gonzo I've got!

Scrasamax
January 15, 2017
Hits: 239
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The Spitzkoppe Excavation    Plots  (Discovery)   (Campaign)

The Spitzkoppe Excavation was the most important archeological discovery in human history

Scrasamax
September 18, 2016
Hits: 466
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The Daily Discourse    Plots  (Crisis)   (Encounter)

In the Cosmic Era, the Daily Discourse consists of the talking points and dialog guides laid out by the masterminds and controllers behind the media. Here is your opinion, bite sized for easy consumption.

Scrasamax
August 6, 2016
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Interplanetary Cruiser Livingstone and the Sex Marines    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

The interplanetary cruiser ISS Livingstone was launched on a grandiose mission to tour every planet in the solar system, a technological tour de force of Technodyne Heavy Industries and SmartTek Technologies. It was an over-hyped media sensation that, predictably, failed to live up to expectations.

Scrasamax
November 21, 2015
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Dia del Takanakuy    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

A festival of settling scores and airing of grievances

Scrasamax
June 12, 2015
Hits: 937
Comments: 4
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Universe 26    Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)

There are many grim projections for the Cosmic Era, and far from being the most horrific or exotic, the Universe 26 model has a frighteningly real chance of happening.

Isharii
February 7, 2015
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Queen Llaewyn Reborn    Plots  (Event)   (Multi-Storyline)

'Llaewyn the Fair she was in her youth, in all truth a lover of mine. Though that boast is not mine alone, she was the beloved of many. And joyous, most joyous in form and deed. Till the time of her father's death. She alone sat by the auld king's bed and soothed his fevered brow though ever cruel in life was he. Cruel to all but Llaewyn to whom he gave every comfort and protection his world had to offer. The Fair One walked into the chamber of his last breath and the Black Queen walked out.' -Spectre of the Courtier

Cheka Man
February 3, 2015
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
A Grave Problem    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

The PCs are in a graveyard, when as they are passing a noble tomb with a certain symbol embossed on the door, the magic user in the party hears a voice from being the tomb door begging to be let out. What do the PCs do?

axlerowes
January 18, 2015
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.875000
The Last Mind Flayer    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

Even evil gets lonely.

crucifiction
January 15, 2015
Hits: 1048
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
The Broken Peace    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

Goblins descended on civilised land from the east nearly one thousand years ago. Now, it's time to descend upon them with all the fury they have shown us they are capable of.

Scrasamax
January 3, 2015
Hits: 1260
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Cattle Raid    Plots  (Hired)   (Mini-Campaign)

The holovids are full of stories about mecha garrisons bravely battling dastardly pirate raiders. It's a pretty picture for the propaganda films, but its a long way from the truth of the pirate raids.

Ted
December 24, 2014
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Ideas: 0
No votes
My Players Asked for Trouble...    Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)

...and I'm going to fucking give it to them. (Note: This submission is largely so I don't forget the details of this plan once I'm less pissed off.)

SplatterBox
November 22, 2014
Hits: 951
Comments: 13
Ideas: 2
Votes: 5 / 2.400000
Attack on Titan/Tales of Symphonia Campaign Hybrid    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

People live inside a series of walls. Outside the walls, there are Titans (giants, unless you actually want to use the Titan, which are fetching powerful). There's a spell that needs breaking to return everything to normal size. That can only be done by collecting the elemental devil arms. Hot dang.

Silveressa
November 3, 2014
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 4.375000
A Summers Freeze    Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)

In the middle of summer a small town is beset by a blizzard that enshrouds it in a blanket of snow.­ The cause is unknown and all contact with the town is lost.­ The player characters are hired to investigate the town and put a stop to the blizzard if at all possible.

(An adventure written in the more rigid and hand holding "old school" style and quality level of original fantasy adventure modules from the early to mid 1980's)

PoisonAlchemist
October 17, 2014
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 4.833333
Silverfox Mill - Part II    Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)

The town of Silverfox Mill was a quiet place for many years, but this peaceful town has begun to unravel. The arrival of the Usury Guild drained the populace of their livelihood, forcing many into poverty, alcoholism, and prostitution. Complicating this trying time the town has recently lost its most beloved citizen, the wizard Osric Skanderbag. With his absence it seems the long-dead witch Anna has been raised to murder and poison, but this may be a front for more contemporary threats.

valadaar
August 27, 2014
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.850000
30 Sea-bottom Encounters    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

The Sea hides many secrets in its depths, here are 30.

MCoorlim
August 23, 2014
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
A Game of Princes    Plots  (Event)   (Campaign)

Five heirs. Five years. One crown.

HaroldWiggle
June 27, 2014
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.437500
The Cup that Floweth Over    Plots  (Mystical)   (Side-Quest)

‘You are freed from all cares brothers and sisters! All worries! All need to toil and labour for the baron’s taxes, in the guild’s fields and for the peddler’s wares! All the drink you could ever need!’

Final words of an extremely drunk hedge conjurer by name of Oates Greenlock.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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