Plots

Ted
The Sinblades By: Ted

Seven deadly sins plague man kind

Arrogance, Lust, Envy, Greed, Wrath, Sloth, Gluttony

Seven deadly blades for man to find

For man to cause the world great agony

Plots: Crisis, Campaign the sinblades
by Ted
20xp
11 replies
2427 views
1 HoH
Agar
The Perils of Envy By: Agar

An old and respected fortune teller is dying of disease and seeks out the help of andventurers to secure the heir to the fortune teller's power.

Plots: Coincidence, Mini-Campaign
by Agar
32xp
12 replies
2666 views
Ted
The Shattering By: Ted

What once existed is now shards of reality, floating in the sea of conflict...

by Ted
1xp
7 replies
2576 views
ephemeralstability
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...

Plots: Crisis, Mini-Campaign
by ephemeralstability
37xp
6 replies
2369 views
2 HoHs
Dossta
30 Dragon-Related Plots and Encounters By: Dossta

Dragons are truly awesome creatures. Too awesome in a lot of ways, really. Because of their power, their magnificence and their near-immortal lifespans, a GM might hesitate to include one in a campaign as anything other than an end boss. Here are 30 non-traditional ways to bring these wonderful beasts into your own campaign.

Plots: Coincidence, Encounter dragons dragon 30
by Dossta
43xp
13 replies
3945 views
1 HoH
Mourngrymn
Continuous Plot By: Mourngrymn

This is a study of the effectiveness of not the individual but a group of individuals. This is an Open Ended Plot which will not be fleshed out by a single person but by who ever chooses to add content.

Plots: Mystical, Multi-Storyline
by Mourngrymn
91xp
41 replies
15782 views
10 HoHs
Ted
The King's Issues with Ale... By: Ted

The King has an issue about the ale that is extremely popular in his nation...

Plots: Crisis, Single-Storyline
by Ted
14xp
7 replies
2004 views
Moonlake
The intertwining of Time and Music By: Moonlake

The story of a castle where time and the sound of piano intertwines

Plots: Mystical, Single-Storyline
by Moonlake
12xp
5 replies
2544 views
Dossta
A Cupid for Cornelius By: Dossta

Ah, Spring! When a dragon’s fancy turns towards thoughts of (ahem) love. Unfortunately, this particular dragon has been very unlucky in matters of the heart and has yet to mate successfully. The females just don’t understand him, you see. This year, however, he’s trying a different approach by hiring a group of adventurers to take his message of love and/or lust to several scaled beauties that he’s had his eye on for some time. Can they convince one of the ladies to mate with him?

Plots: Hired, Side-Quest
by Dossta
76xp
19 replies
3356 views
3 HoHs
Cheka Man
The Quest For Helen By: Cheka Man

The PCs are sent to rescue the Lady Helen from the pyramid she has been trapped in...but it will not be easy.

Plots: Hired, Single-Storyline
by Cheka Man
46xp
13 replies
3056 views
Nafar
Code 7777SOHAT By: Nafar

The hacker had breached the final firewall and was typing code into the command prompt: code/7777SOHAT. Images flashed up on screen and he gazed in terror at what he saw.

Plots: Discovery, Encounter
by Nafar
53xp
13 replies
2674 views
slartibartfast
Danse Macabre By: slartibartfast

Zig, zig, zig, Death in a cadence,
Striking with his heel a tomb,
Death at midnight plays a dance-tune,
Zig, zig, zig, on his violin.

"I never want to hear another fiddle for as long as I live!" -Corwin Silvernail

Plots: Hired, Side-Quest
by slartibartfast
52xp
11 replies
3193 views
3 HoHs
Cheka Man
Heal the Kraken By: Cheka Man

A mighty Kraken, the beloved of Big Red, has been infected by a horrible polar parasite, and the PCs have to find a way to cure her before it is too late...

Plots: Duty, Single-Storyline
by Cheka Man
33xp
10 replies
2592 views
1 HoH
axlerowes
The Law for Objects in Space By: axlerowes

On a planet with no name, a group of lawmen must protect a colony nobody has heard of from the universe's most effective killers. All the while preserving the safety of both the guilty and the innocent in an effort to make society more about dignity and freedom than profit and force.

Plots: Crisis, Single-Storyline firefly sci-fi
by axlerowes
32xp
6 replies
2637 views
Dossta
30 Campaign Starters By: Dossta

Due to the nature of tabletop RPGs, a campaign will often start with a random group of strangers. Here are some ways to get them adventuring together, without resorting to the old Tavern trope.

Plots: Coincidence, Encounter
by Dossta
66xp
27 replies
5513 views
1 HoH
EchoMirage
Unthar, the Sun of the Dead By: EchoMirage

From beyond through veils sublime

Pass ghostly, o umbral shine

Illuminate in shadow, fade colors, so fallow

Dark dreaming does bidding thine

Plots: Crisis, Campaign
by EchoMirage
268xp
27 replies
5615 views
8 HoHs
mimic12455
The Last Zombie By: mimic12455

In a bar not too far off the road, a man walks in. his boots clattering on the wooden floor. The bar is noticeably empty with only a few guys still around either drinking or chatting. Not too surprising since it is already the evening and they probably went home. The smell of smoke and liquor still hangs in the air like a fly caught in a web. The man in the trench coat pulls himself on a stool near the counter. His face covered by a bandanna and the brim of his hat obscuring the view of his eyes. The bartender, who had been cleaning a beer glass, looks up.

'So what'll it be, stranger?'

The man responds in a gruff and tired voice. 'Dark and Stormy.'

Plots: Duty, Single-Storyline
by mimic12455
34xp
11 replies
3011 views
HaroldWiggle
The Spirit of Urban flora By: HaroldWiggle

'A demonic plant? Don't be daft, go research something useful to society.'

'But-but the p-plant! It's evil! It must be destroyed!'

'Now the flowers bloom all year round thanks to the most holy Spirit of Urban flora. It just takes a little blood.'

Plots: Coincidence, Side-Quest
by HaroldWiggle
27xp
6 replies
2426 views
VIM40
Twenty Zombie Encounters/Seeds By: VIM40

It was just any other day, another testament to the mundane dreary lives of the living. No one was prepared for their coming, how could they be? They entered the bodies of the living, transforming them into blood thirsty monsters, all in an instant.

Plots: Coincidence, Encounter
by VIM40
127xp
21 replies
5090 views
1 HoH
Ancient Gamer
Blood of the Mountain By: Ancient Gamer

Trapped in a dream, chained by a net of magic, Deneus Betherim, arch mage of Cormalth bleeds magical essence from his fingers, fueling a rift in the fabric of existence; an essence conduit to the realm of elemental earth.

Earth, sand, mud, rocks and clay travel through the rift, and a mountain is being born beneath the feet of the ensorcelled conjuror.

Deneus is the blood of the mountain, fueling the portal, but who is the mastermind behind it all?

Plots: Duty, Single-Storyline
by Ancient Gamer
28xp
10 replies
2784 views