Where are the toilets on the Enterprise?
It may seem like a silly question but waste is an important part of life and therefore a potential source of role playing. For GM’s, thinking about toilets and garbage can give rise to deeply unpleasant monsters (shit elementals), places for adventures to explore (sewers are ready made dungeons) and opportunities to quite literally catch the characters with their pants down. While for players, workers in refuse and sewerage often form an “untouchable” caste – a great starting point for a character.
In this month’s RPG Blog Carnival , hosted by 6d6, the topic is Garbage and Sewers. It is a subject ripe for exploration and over the course of the month we’d like to hear about:
- Plot Hooks – Your ideas for using garbage and sewers in adventures. These could be starting points for quests, places to explore or ways in which the topic influences how the story progresses.
- World Building – Societies produce prodigious amounts of waste that must be dealt with. What solutions are there in your setting?
- Resources – maps for sewers (small for combat, large for puzzles), adventures amongst the waste, images and artwork.
- Life Amongst Waste – characters and monsters that inhabit refuse and pipes.
Pick an idea and write about it on your blog or Facebook page etc and place the link in the comments below. We will share your ideas in a round-up post at the end of the month and via social media. If you include you Twitter handle / Facebook etc in your comment, we will give you a shout-out when we share them.
Image Credit – Mike Fritcher – CC-BY-ND-NC-2.0