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  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 3,001
    You still should do a parody adventure- very different than a book....

    Just trying to help out.

  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379 edited January 2015
    Dont tread on the little guy


    Maniac finds alien 'disintegrator ray' (or ancient 'wand of disintegration' if your in a fantasy setting); not realising its actually a shrink ray!

    PCs (and whoever has been previously hit by the disintergrator/shrink beam) are now teeny tiny!

    a good sized spider is now an ideal mount, if you can tame it before it eats you, rats are now the size of elephants (hungry, meat eating, elephants), and tell me, does your fire ball spell still impact the same area, or has its range shrunk as well?

    Set a duration for the effect

    inspired by http://www.gnomestew.com/gming-advice/inspired-by-antman-honey-i-shrunk-the-pcs/comment-page-1/#comment-30808
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  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 3,001
    That is awesome... might use that one NikMak!

    Just trying to help out.

  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    thats what I thought too!

    my next marvel game is likely to include this I think :)
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 2,017
    How Lilipudlian!

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

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  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    this sort of thing never ends well

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30888767

    all together now - ah one, ah two, ah one two three four : EEEeeiiiiii Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    Genticly modified humans with enhanced powers (the G-Mods) are possible; but Gene-corps Inc. keep them tightly controlled by only creating G-Mods that are utterly dependent on the amino acid 'soup' that Gene-corp also manufacture

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30915785
  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    imagine what it would be like if you were law enforcement for your local bit of reality; and were given the job of protecting someone truly evil....

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31054912
  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    and the Old Gods rise again

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/iceland-to-build-first-norse-gods-temple-since-viking-age-so-you-can-worship-thor-and-odin-10019860.html
  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    dragon slayer

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31001996
  • Lwitherspoon
    Lwitherspoon
    Posts: 21
    More than hooks I guess but

    -A wizard stumbles into the local tavern asking for help and collapses before the PC's. He is found to be infected with a plague that ravaged these lands generations ago. The only cure requires a supply of a certain herb. But the only place nearby where enough of it can be found is a trackless forest crawling with giant spiders.

    -In an urban setting: Murders are occurring with alarming frequency. Once the PC's become involved, they learn from the local thieves guild that the crime scenes resemble those of an infamous mass murderer who went on a killing spree 80 years ago, but that the authorities are keeping that quiet. The collected writings of the original mass murderer have gone missing. It turns out that what everyone assumed to be the cryptic ramblings of a madman were actually the bloody teachings of a dark prophet...

    -The PC's are on a ship that is taken by pirates near the coast of an unexplored land of dark jungles. They manage to escape and make it to shore. They must befriend a peaceful (but distrustful) tribe of natives by retrieving a sacred and powerful relic from the ancient temple of their ancestors. Only then will the peaceful tribe be able to defeat the nearby hostile tribe who trade with the pirates. And only then will the PC's be able to free the captive crew and take back the ship to resume their voyage.
  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325
    "A Dragon corpse has washed up on the shore, nobody knows where it came from, who did it, or what species it is.":http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/archive/segment/5215b12c78c90a08d3000292?cps=gravity_3669_564560937715702945

    "Dire Rabbits!":http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/06/giant-rabbits-photos-videos_n_7010678.html?cps=gravity_2448_-2134168668054939588

    _~Mae_

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  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    wow, dead luck dragon has to be worth a lot eh? :)
  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/32619044

    need i say more?
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 2,017
    Gosh, you just CAN'T make it up, can you?

    twigs

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

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  • BearerOfTidings
    BearerOfTidings
    Posts: 28
    Here's one that happened to me in real life. A man walks by, his face contorted in fury as he speaks into a cell phone, "I tried out that arsenic you sent me last night and it didn't do a THING for me! Are you going to send a fresh shipment tonight or am I going to have to get rough on you?!"

    After some consideration, I followed up on it and discovered the situation was harmless but I have used it several times in different genres.
  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    nice !
  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 546
    You're on a 2-week vacation to "Tristan da Cunha,":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristan_da_Cunha the most remote inhabited island in the world. Sunny beaches, tropical...

    Wait.

    ...Why are people screaming?

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  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 546
    Reports are coming in that the goblins of the Great Swamp have suddenly become much more deadly, and are attacking trade caravans with uncanny military discipline. Maybe someone should take a look to find out why...

    Ptolus, City by the Spire - 2016 Campaign of the Year

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  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    that goblins one is such a classic , but I like the Tristan da Cunha one much more :- welcome to paradise, time to start running! :)
  • ketherian
    ketherian
    Posts: 203
    My game's 14th adventure has this posted as a spoiler:

    Black shadow hangin' over your shoulder
    Black mark up against your name
    Your green eyes couldn't get any colder
    There's bad poision runnin' thru your veins.

    It's got the party guessing and me realizing that, while I have a ton of NPCs generated, on precious few did I document their eye colour.
    --
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  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325
    Buildings are appearing in the middle of town, as if they were transported through time and space.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32900601

    ~Mae

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  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    heh, I love that idea! reminds me of a short story (by China Mellville in "looking for Jake" perhaps? I cant recall exactly who it was by) in which entire streets would appear and disappear, and the vast majority of people didn't even notice anything strange ... but they weren't actually streets, they were some sort of creature that would consume anyone who walked down them!
  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 546
    A well-liked NPC comes to the PCs with a sob story. Their child, wanting to emulate their heroes (the PCs), played Adventurer and snuck into the temple of an evil-aligned deity in the city last night. No one has seen them since.

    Please, rescue the child!

    Ptolus, City by the Spire - 2016 Campaign of the Year

    "Please pay attention very carefully, because this is the truest thing a stranger will ever say to you: In the face of such hopelessness as our eventual, unavoidable death, there is little sense in not at least TRYING to accomplish all your wildest dreams in life."  - - Kevin Smith

  • Abersade
    Abersade
    Posts: 436
    The head of an unknown man has been found on the stoop of the inn where the adventurers spent last night. No one recognizes the person or saw how the head came to rest there. Bonus points for using a demi-human race such as a goblin or kobold whose kind isn't native to the area and hasn't been seen in a long time.

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  • NikMak
    NikMak
    Posts: 379
    no idea what to do with this... but there is the seed of a game in here Im sure (playing the grizzled, weather beaten 'Monkeys' who animate at night and defend their town perhaps?

    "Monkey Hangers":http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33718522
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