Garbage, effluent and the people who work with it are a great source of RPG inspiration because not all adventures take place in beautiful forests, gleaming palaces or sprawling dungeons. There are stories to be found and explored much closer
As circuses move from place to place, they can make a great framework for long campaigns that use episodes. The party could comprise characters from the cast and crew. The owner or ringleader would be best as left as an
This month’s RPG blog carnival, as hosted by Rising Phoenix Games, is about adventures in which the known world is at stake. The nigh has ended and should the characters fail then they and the whole world will suffer. If
The universe is a large and very varied place. There will always be locations and cultures that become isolated from the rest of civilisation. Over time, these places will become increasingly strange and different as they diverge from the norm.
This month’s rpg blog carnival is about ways to use weather in RPGs and what role it can play in the narrative. The intro post is here -> Mortaine’s Blog Weather As Plot The weather forms part of the reasoning
Not all adventurers are hunters of magical creatures. Not all magical creatures attack you randomly if you encounter them. There are adventurers who care about wildlife beyond the rewards of killing it. The Compassionate Society of Farnsharp set up the
There are so many unknowable eldritch horrors, not all of them get to use a museum or ruined mansion for their schemes. To avoid the waiting list, other potential properties are available. Toy Shop L’ondeki has a fondness for children.
They are out to get you. Make your players paranoid with these RPG plots and conspiracies from 6d6. Fungus Government When two aides came back from a charity journey in the deepest rainforest, they brought back a fungus in their
That last smuggling run netted a vast haul of treasure and the characters need somewhere to spend it. Or the game leader has a plot need to give the players an important item. Commercial establishments are ideal for this. The
Lions, tigers, dragons. These animals are used so often as the totems of knightly orders they are more cliche than trope. What about orders that embodied traits of other animals? Order of the Crocodile – “Dura et ieiunium” Clad in
Clyde de Rodez was a merchant of particular ambition. Not content with simply making a good profit, he wanted the largest ship. Going into debt, he commissioned a vast freighter from the royal dockyards. Completion of the ship became consuming