Once a year by Goto Author View Single
freedom of speech is allowed in what is normally a dictatorship.
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Encounter - Any
August 24, 2017
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Raise the Dead Quickly by Goto Author View Single
If someone is murdered, they can be brought fully back to life if raised within 5 minutes, after that they are Undead and will start decomposing at a normal rate.
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Encounter - Any
July 24, 2017
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The Maths of Teleportation by Goto Author View Single
The mage who invented teleportation knew nothing about the ten-dimensional cosmos, so was perplexed that the subjects sent through the portal arrived horribly scrambled, having been randomly rotated through several of the hidden six dimensions.
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Encounter - Any
May 3, 2017
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The Iron Ship by Goto Author View Single
Perhaps the product of another universe or time, this vessel appears as an early Tall ship, but is made of iron from keel to spar. The sails are a battered canvas but are nearly indestructible, but in truth do little to move the ship - the ship is able to move even with no winds.
The ship is powered by life force, requiring regular sacrifices to ‘charge'. The victims are cast in front of the vessel as it moves, it's razor sharp bow bisecting them. The ship may initially be missing key components and the ritual to power it would also require research by would-be users.
The ship has no built in weapons aside from the bow, which can easily cut even large wooden ships in twain.
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Ideas - Items
February 1, 2017
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The Clockwork Rat by Goto Author View Single
A weapon of war created by an extinct race, this rat appears normal but is a simulacrum - beneath it's mangy fur is a body of bronze. Commanded by words in a lost language, wherever it goes a virulent and lethal plague follows. The cure is similarly obscure.
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Ideas - Lifeforms
February 1, 2017
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The Star of Fury by Goto Author View Single
A ruby of immense size, this stone was once the eye of a deity of war. When properly commanded by long lost rituals, the huge gem will rise into the sky, glowing brightly. Visible for miles, all who look upon it in its full radiance will be filled with intense homicidal rage.
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Ideas - Items
January 20, 2017
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The Hammer of Luun by Goto Author View Single
The hammer of a war-god avatar, this massive weapon must be wielded by a giant or other supernaturally strong being. When struck against the ground, a massive seismic wave will propagate outward from the wielder subjecting all in its wake to a massive earthquake. This quake is strong enough to shatter castle walls.
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Ideas - Items
January 20, 2017
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Wine of Sarnnii by Goto Author View Single
Made from the tears of a bound goddess, this magical wine has the power to charm or dominate any who imbibe even the faintest quantity. Once affected, it remains dormant until the victim hears a special magical phrase, upon which they will be magically bound to the speaker. Enterprising villains could drop this into the water supply of an important city..
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Ideas - Items
January 19, 2017
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The Abyssal Key by Goto Author View Single
A massive iron key - 2' length, 20lbs forged from the bones and horns of demon-lords. When used with a massive portal - carefully built according to documents found in powerful books of evil knowledge, it will open into the realm of demons and allow them to flood into the world. The applications of this item for villains are obvious. Mortals touching this item directly will suffer very dire consequences.
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Ideas - Items
January 19, 2017
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Targio's Defoliator by Goto Author View Single
Appearing a small ballista bolt, this ‘bolt' is actually an arrow used by a god from a long-dead pantheon. Some sages theorize it was a weapon crafted by Loki to slay the world tree. Why it was never used escapes them however.
The spear has a divine-level anti-plant effect. When driven into the soil point first, an ever widening circle of destruction radiates out from the point, killing any plant material. Perfect for holding a kingdom's food supply for ransom. Any who bear this device are cursed so any plant-based materials they touch crumbles to ash.
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Ideas - Items
January 19, 2017
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Rescue the Prince by Goto Author View Single
It is traditional for two warlike countries to each give their first-born royal prince as a hostage to each other to prevent war. One of the princes has been murdered, and the PCs have a few days to rescue the prince in the other country to save him from being executed and a bloodthirsty war from breaking out.
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Encounter - Any
January 4, 2017
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Christmas every day by Goto Author View Single
Since the local baron's wife died, to keep himself happy it is Christmas ( or the equivalent festival in your game world) every day in his castle.
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Encounter - Other
December 5, 2016
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When a miracle is worked, when a God turns His attention to the mortal realm, the mortal realm is irrevocably changed by the Divine Presence. When this takes place through a living being, they become the Godmarked. Ever with one foot in life, and one foot in the realm beyond, they are emotionally and physically altered - always in a fashion that reflects the nature of the God that they have channeled - One who channels a God of the Winds may forever have a breeze lifting their hair, while a Goddess of Anger may blacken the skin and strengthen the body.
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Encounter - Any
November 28, 2016
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Only deadly weapons allowed by Goto Author View Single
A certain country allows most civilians to carry weapons, but only if they are potentially deadly. Pepper sprays, stun guns/tasers, batons, and dart guns are banned. And if you kill someone and are not acquitted at trial, the punishment is to be hanged the day after you were found guilty. The message here is that if you want to go armed, you had better be prepared to risk killing someone and being executed unless it was clearly self defense.

When it comes to combat spells, again, only the highly dangerous can legally be cast with the same possible consequences if cast wrongly.
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Encounter - Any
November 27, 2016
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Cursed Barrow Sword by Goto Author View Single
Many weapons buried with the dead are buried for a very good reason as they have had a potent curse placed on them making them dangerous or near-useless to the living.
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Encounter - Any
September 19, 2016
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Manabat by Goto Author View Single
This nocturnal creature resembles an over-sized bat, with the mouth of a star-nosed mole.

The Manabat can be as small as a normal bat, but can grow to a size larger than a human.

This creature is feared by wizards and other magic users, as it feeds of it victim's mana.

It will hide at day and hunt at night, swooping down on its prey, engulfing the magic user's face with its slimy tentacles, thereby sucking the mana from the victim. Depending on the size of the Manabat it can drain only a portion of the wizard's mana, which he will regain in a few hours, whereas the largest creatures will drain the wizard's mana permanently, rendering them ineffective as magic users.It will not harm them in any other way.

Manabats behave like normal bats and breeds in same way and numbers.

They can be tamed by a master trainer to attack on command.
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Encounter - Other
September 4, 2016
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Darklings in the sewer by Goto Author View Single
Darklings are a kind of Halflings living in the sewer of medium to large cities.

Even though they smell badly and are quite dirty, Darklings are friendly and clever.

They try to limit the knowledge about their existence to only a small number of trustworthy persons, including player characters.

Darklings trade in information. Money, weapons and magical items have no value for them. This is why they hide beneath the sewer grates, listening to all that is said in the city above.
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Encounter - City/ Ruin
September 4, 2016
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Money isn't everything by Goto Author View Single
Often valuables is counted in coins, jewelry and magic items. Surprise your players by offering them cheese, wine, cloth and art as rewards and payment.
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Ideas - Plots
August 8, 2016
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Staff of Salmon by Goto Author View Single
This magic staff will summon 1D4 fresh, living salmon once a day.
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Ideas - Items
July 17, 2016
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testing by Goto Author View Single
testing
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Encounter - Any
July 8, 2016
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