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SartheKobold
2009-11-11, 06:22 PM
1: An alchemist in town needs a handful of ingredients, but several of them have been declared dangerous and illegal. He'll make it worth the party's while to both aquire and smuggle in the ingredients...

2: After finding a cursed treatise on 'Necromancy Without Remains', a cleric of <Standard Good Deity> has been unknowingly summoning a Shadow every night, which is slowly draining the church staff of strength...

3: A suspect in the murder of a well-loved town official has been aquitted, much to the dismay of the townsfolk. Fearing that some vigilante will take the law into their own hands, the suspect enlists the help of the PCs to secret him out of the city...

4: An order of 'Knights' have been displaced from their 'lodge' by the one enemy they truely fear: The head-knight's annoyed wife. She's sick of them using her house as a 'lodge'. She suggests they do some real questing and clear out that abandoned manor outside of town...

5: "Turtles! Thousands of them!" The druid screamed, over and over, withdrawn from the world. She had wandered back into town from her grove, unwilling to discuss anything but "Turtles! Thousands of them!"

Wings of Peace
2009-11-11, 06:27 PM
"The shapely woman approaches you draping her arms over your shoulders pressing herself close against you. Roll a Reflex Save versus traps."

Sir Homeslice
2009-11-11, 06:33 PM
"The shapely woman approaches you draping her arms over your shoulders pressing herself close against you. Roll a Reflex Save versus traps."

PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT

I laughed out loud.

The Dark Fiddler
2009-11-11, 06:39 PM
"The shapely woman approaches you draping her arms over your shoulders pressing herself close against you. Roll a Reflex Save versus traps."

I see what you did there. :smallamused:

Suropej
2009-11-11, 08:42 PM
The Tarrasque has awakened, it is up to the party to lure it to another town to eat.

FoE
2009-11-11, 08:56 PM
The Tarrasque has awakened, it is up to the party to lure it to another town to eat.

Except that, you see, the world to the tarrasque is a smorgasboard and it has a near limitless appetite. It isn't going to ask for the bill after just one helping.

The Dark Fiddler
2009-11-11, 08:57 PM
The Tarrasque has awakened, it is up to the party to lure it to another town to eat.

In that vein:

The Tarrasque has awakened again! It's being attacked, join in the fight! But what's this, they're not fighting, but showering it with gifts? What is this 'Tarrasquemas'?

SartheKobold
2009-11-11, 09:01 PM
That, and that's hardly a Level 1~5 adventure... I mean sure, you're not fighting it, but think of the xp they'd get...

Mongoose87
2009-11-11, 09:30 PM
Henry the VIII is hungry. Again. And we're all out of pheasant. He's going to chop off one servant's an hour until someone brings him some pheasant. Do something, quick!

FoE
2009-11-11, 11:57 PM
6) The PCs are hungry for pie. An orc has a pie. (http://www.montecook.com/cgi-bin/page.cgi?otherd20_orcandpie)

IonDragon
2009-11-12, 12:47 AM
7. Orcs have absconded with the mayor's daughter. To get her back, the mayor hired a group of adventurers. The adventurers got paid 1/2 in advance, and decided they could get more by holding the mayor's daughter for ransom themselves.

8. Local NPC spellcasters have been loosing their powers.

9. One night, there is a massive meteor shower. The town's prophet declares the apocalypse is coming.

Mongoose87
2009-11-12, 01:00 AM
7. Orcs have absconded with the mayor's daughter. To get her back, the mayor hired a group of adventurers. The adventurers got paid 1/2 in advance, and decided they could get more by holding the mayor's daughter for ransom themselves.


Now you, adventurers, have been hired to rescue they mayor's daughter from the wicked men hired to rescue the mayor's daughter. The first half of your pay is with them.

Zaq
2009-11-12, 01:04 AM
10) A mid-to-high level bard has taken the mayor hostage until he hears a really good story. If you don't have any, he has ways to force you to go experience one.

11) The dwarves in the nearby mountains have mined this area for ages, but the new shaft they dug appears to be on fire for no discernible reason. What could be behind it? You're expendable enough to go find out.

12) The clerics of Nerull have always kept skeletons around, and they have the piles of legal paperwork necessary to keep the city guard off their backs for it (yes, these are fully licensed undead.) However, one by one, they've been escaping from the church's control... and become very affectionate. (I mean that literally. They want hugs. Not grapples. Actual hugs.)

averagejoe
2009-11-12, 01:04 AM
7. Orcs have absconded with the mayor's daughter. To get her back, the mayor hired a group of adventurers. The adventurers got paid 1/2 in advance, and decided they could get more by holding the mayor's daughter for ransom themselves.

My group once had a starting adventure sort of like this. I decided that, logically, we were the best/most competent group that the mayor could afford, since his daughter's life was on the line, so, logically, if we kidnapped her in turn then anyone he sent against us would be weaker. The rest of the group wouldn't go for it, though.

13. People around town have been having dreams about being kidnapped by strange, luminous beings in their sleep.

SartheKobold
2009-11-12, 01:07 AM
14: A 'master' thief has been implicated in a rash of thefts, and needs one or more of the PCs to commit a crime and leave his calling card, to clear his name...

15: A scholar on sabatacle in the wilderness has come across a peculiar species of worm that secretes a hallucinogenic fluid. What's worse is that it seems highly intelligent, and desires only to reuinte with it's colony...

Schylerwalker
2009-11-12, 04:55 AM
16: In their last adventure, PC's discovered a leather-bound journal with the words "Are they Lions?" written over and over in it, hundreds of times. In the back of the journal is a map, in an unknown language, leading to a long-forgotten tomb.

Mattarias, King.
2009-11-12, 03:58 PM
17. PCs wake up with everything missing. Everything. Their only clue is a hastily scribbled note with the word "RAPTORS" written over and over. Find out what the heck happened. Acquire pants first, preferably.

Duke of URL
2009-11-12, 04:06 PM
18. It is written in the Book of Shan Lai Ching:

After the Creation, the cruel god Moloch rebelled
against the authority of Marduk the Creator.
Moloch stole from Marduk the most powerful of all
the artifacts of the gods, the Amulet of Yendor,
and he hid it in the dark cavities of Gehennom, the
Under World, where he now lurks, and bides his time.

Your god Shan Lai Ching seeks to possess the Amulet, and with it
to gain deserved ascendance over the other gods.

You, a newly trained Aspirant, have been heralded
from birth as the instrument of Shan Lai Ching. You are destined
to recover the Amulet for your deity, or die in the
attempt. Your hour of destiny has come. For the sake
of us all: Go bravely with Shan Lai Ching!

Nero24200
2009-11-12, 04:48 PM
17. PCs wake up with everything missing. Everything. Their only clue is a hastily scribbled note with the word "RAPTORS" written over and over. Find out what the heck happened. Acquire pants first, preferably.

Unless you just happen to be a party of young ,busty amazon warriors, in which case the lack of clothing could be a boon when trying to find NPC aid.

Myrmex
2009-11-12, 04:52 PM
"The shapely woman approaches you draping her arms over your shoulders pressing herself close against you. Roll a Reflex Save versus traps."

Go on.......

Gamerlord
2009-11-12, 04:55 PM
19. Spellcasters in an area have noticed their spells are acting wildly, from simply not casting, to blowing up in their faces, sending them into the nearest wall.

Gamerlord
2009-11-12, 04:56 PM
"The shapely woman approaches you draping her arms over your shoulders pressing herself close against you. Roll a Reflex Save versus traps."

HAHAHA! Am I the only one who got the REAL punchline?

Woodsman
2009-11-12, 04:58 PM
HAHAHA! Am I the only one who got the REAL punchline?

Oh, no, I got it. :smallamused:

Gamerlord
2009-11-12, 04:59 PM
It also is a dreadfully bad pun, "HoneyTRAP"

Almost did hit-point damage to me.

Myrmex
2009-11-12, 05:03 PM
It also is a dreadfully bad pun, "HoneyTRAP"

Almost did hit-point damage to me.

Sanity loss is the real killer.

Mando Knight
2009-11-12, 05:13 PM
Go on.......

Sorry, the woman is rather nameless.

...And no, that's not Aerosmith (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qRTu5I2loY) you hear in the background.

Toliudar
2009-11-12, 05:28 PM
20. What's that, Lassie? Timmy's down the well? And the well links up with a lost outpost of crazed kuo-toa?

Doc Roc
2009-11-12, 05:52 PM
21:
"Zardoz rises in the west. It is time, my brothers! TIME!"


Zardoz: The Movie: The Game
The Quickening of the Slow;
Or How I learned to stop worrying and love touch-teaching

SartheKobold
2009-11-12, 05:59 PM
21:
"Zardoz rises in the west. It is time, my brothers! TIME!"


Zardoz: The Movie: The Game
The Quickening of the Slow;
Or How I learned to stop worrying and love touch-teaching


W-what is? I don't even...?

Melamoto
2009-11-12, 06:22 PM
22: An epidemic of sorts is gripping the city! Random, seemingly completely unconnected people are simply going comatose, while babbling random phrases about how wonderful the prestidigation spell is. "You can make nice food!", "I'll never need to tidy again!", is all they can seem to say, even if they have no access to the spell, or have never heard of it. And if the mystery is not solved, the entire town could be reduced to gibbering over a cantrip.

Volkov
2009-11-12, 09:20 PM
23. An army of two hundred fifty thousand great wyrm chromatic dragons has come, fifty thousand of each type. You must run far....far....far away.

Andras
2009-11-12, 09:33 PM
"Turtles! Thousands of them!" The druid screamed, over and over, withdrawn from the world. She had wandered back into town from her grove, unwilling to discuss anything but "Turtles! Thousands of them!"

I am totally using that in a campaign. If they go to investigate, they get a swamp full of swarms of turtles with magic rabies.

Darcand
2009-11-12, 09:43 PM
10) A mid-to-high level bard has taken the mayor hostage until he hears a really good story. If you don't have any, he has ways to force you to go experience one.

A psychotic bard collecting stories at the point of a sword? Priceless!

SartheKobold
2009-11-12, 09:45 PM
24: The mayor's daughter is kidnapped by a trio of strongarms, who demand a ransom of 5000gp. The PCs, asked to step in as the money-holders, come to find that the kidnapped daughter is behind the entire plot. A burgeoning young psion, she has been using guile and a healthy dose of suggestion to manipulate the gang...

(Holy crap, Fringe is a great show...)

Sir_Elderberry
2009-11-12, 09:53 PM
25. A wealthy businessman has invested a lot of money into building a zoo for dangerous animals. He's certain his security is enough, and the PCs are invited for an early look. He is wrong about the security.

Darcand
2009-11-12, 10:07 PM
26) A local dragon was ambushed and killed, now the race is on to find his horde, and the PCs aren't the only ones looking.

SartheKobold
2009-11-12, 10:08 PM
25. A wealthy businessman has invested a lot of money into building a zoo for dangerous animals. He's certain his security is enough, and the PCs are invited for an early look. He is wrong about the security.

Young Adult White Dragon doesn't want to be fed... Young Adult White Dragon wants to hunt...

Danin
2009-11-12, 10:11 PM
26. A robed figure has taken up an eerie residence in the towns graveyard. When the man begins making predictions to those who would listen, they are rightfully skeptical. That is until every one of them proved true, unerringly. Now he has predicted the town's demise, and the death of everyone who still resides after one weeks time, though he would not say how. Four days have passed since then, and those who choose to remain have offered everything they have as a reward to anyone who can save their homes.

27. One by one, all the children in the town have been vanishing. One of the PC's relatives live here, and beg for their help after their daughter disappears.

28. A band of refugees show up on the footsteps of city, displaced by a warlord who is ravaging the countryside. Not all is as it seems however, as no sign of any army can be seen in the distance, and the name of the warlord they speak of with fear is one from the annuls of history, defeated over a thousand years ago...

29. [Ebberon] An train on the lightning rail has simply vanished, and along with it every passenger, including Jayla Tagor, the speaker of the silver flame. Thrane is demanding answers and threatens war with Breeland, while the Breelish authorities have found nothing, not even wreckage. Can the PC's get to the bottom of this mystery before war breaks out?

30. What appears to be a city appears over night, floating above the capital city. Dark shapes can be seen circling it in the sky, but anyone who draws close simply disappears. The PC's are known to the city's lord, and are tasked with getting to the root of the problem, with the lord's only lead: A small red crystal, etched with a strange and elaborate seal.

Darcand
2009-11-12, 10:18 PM
28. A band of refugees show up on the footsteps of city, displaced by a warlord who is ravaging the countryside. Not all is as it seems however, as no sign of any army can be seen in the distance, and the name of the warlord they speak of with fear is one from the annuls of history, defeated over a thousand years ago...

I'm digging this one too!

SartheKobold
2009-11-13, 11:55 AM
31: A Paladin, a Bard, a Wizard and a jumpy Druid with his Great Dane Animal Companion enlist the PCs help to figure out why the spirit of a dead miner is trying to scare workers out of a gold mine...

32: A Lich's undead assistant is throwing him a Deathday Party, and has ordered him a gift. The PCs are called in by the guards, however, when the gift breaks out of it's crate at the docks and starts killing and reanimating sailors...

33: As a prank, three young students at the Arcane University have turned a student invisible and silent, but now they can't find the student. To top things off, a rash of recent thefts will be blamed on the missing student unless the PCs can find her and clear her name...

Gamerlord
2009-11-13, 12:48 PM
34. The daughter of a extremely rich family famous for giving her extravagant and exotic pets hires the PCs to give her "fwuffy wittle fweind" a bath, the pet doesn't want a bath.

Dust
2009-11-13, 12:53 PM
35. Deep in the desert and away from civilized society, a tribe of all-female nomads has developed their own way of life. Each Summer, on the longest and hottest day, they create great bonfires under the burning sun, dancing and drumming until the night. Then they inhale the fumes of sacred plants to 'dream the dreams the creator sees fit to send them.' The following morning, they gather and share their visions with each other and the tribal shaman, to assemble a prophecy that guides the tribe in the coming year. Each member of the tribe dreams of the same thing - a great monster coming with the setting of the next sun, intent on slaughtering them all.

36. A local casino notorious for running it's patrons into debt often accepts priceless relics and family heirlooms as payment. A noble loses his sword to these crooked games, and requests the party break into the establishment's vault to retrieve it for him.
Each night, the first gold coin won by the House is added to the bar tabletop with sovereign glue or the campaign equivalent. Thus, a team of thieves who could make off with the ENTIRE bar would be...very rich indeed.

Mewtarthio
2009-11-13, 01:02 PM
My group once had a starting adventure sort of like this. I decided that, logically, we were the best/most competent group that the mayor could afford, since his daughter's life was on the line, so, logically, if we kidnapped her in turn then anyone he sent against us would be weaker. The rest of the group wouldn't go for it, though.

That's exactly what the last group was thinking. And it's exactly what the next group will be thinking...

Vorpal Soda
2009-11-13, 01:08 PM
That's exactly what the last group was thinking. And it's exactly what the next group will be thinking...

This is all part of the plan, the daughter is secretly half-deity, and nobody is actually afraid of her safety, it's all just a plan to kill off adventurers.

This is all part of another plan, as a group of adventurers killed the mayors son to make him hate adventurers, and they've gone into hiding, and they take on new identities, and their services will be more valuable with all the other adventurers dead.

This is all part of a plan by someone else as well.

SartheKobold
2009-11-14, 04:50 PM
37: While visiting a deep Dwarven redoubt, the PCs are invited to play the traditional (and highly masochistic) solstice game of 'Hammer in the Back'...

38: A village is being harassed by a pack of Earth Elementals, and they are causing quite a bit of collateral damage. Most see them as threats to be eliminated, except for one dying old man who tells stories of the earth rising up to protect children in danger...

39: A summoning experiment involving the Far Realm goes disasterously wrong in a local Arcane University. Instead of summoning the creature desired to the location desired, one of the nearby libraries has instead suddenlt filled with hundreds of fragile polyps, each ready to burst in a spray of acid at the lightest blow...

40: The challenge is simple: Be the last one, at the end of the day, to be holding the Mundane Orb. A cursed item, the Mundane Orb imposes a -6 Penalty on saves against spells, and forces a DC 17 Concentration check to cast your own. The reward for the challenge, though, promises to outweigh the challenge...

Rasman
2009-11-14, 06:15 PM
The Tarrasque has awakened, it is up to the party to lure it to another town to eat.

My DM had planned out a mid level game, but his players DEMANDED to roll low level characters, so he wrote in an interesting event.

He had them following a road where they noticed an army marching in the same direction. One of the soldiers rode up on a horse and BASICALLY conscripted them. They had chances to escape, but this guy was one of those, you **** with me and I'll lop your head off faster than you can say Seusacial. So they kept following in line, eventually, the come to where they see the battle. There's a mountain of a monster far off in the distance, they're not sure what it is, they just know that it's evil. They're lead up to these catapults and ordered to start loading and firing them, at which point they do. A few minutes pass and then they see these 6 lone riders come up behind them. As they approach they dismount and walk past the group. The six charge down into the battle and, after some truely fasinating spells, the creature explodes and falls to the ground. He looks at them and say "congratulations, you just aided in killing a Tarrasque, you're level 13.

Kris Strife
2009-11-14, 06:16 PM
41. An army of house cats has been going from town to town, wiping out the inhabitants. The PCs must find a way to stop them.

Gamerlord
2009-11-14, 06:35 PM
42.A Yak folk(MM2) has entered a human city,claiming benevolence..

Sintanan
2009-11-14, 08:17 PM
43. The party catches wind of a series of assassination/robberies done to wealthy nobles and merchants in a string of cities caused by a new assassin's guild. The only common clue is the appearance of a strange merchant selling high quality (but non-magical) cloaks. The merchant actually teamed up with cloakers, and is making a pretty penny off of this and covering his tracks by paying a local band of rogues to take the blame.

44. A well-known dungeon designed by a gold dragon to challenge the ingenuity of new adventurers has been overran and retrofitted by a band of kobolds and their half-dragon leader who recently adopted the human name of "Tucker." :smallbiggrin:

45. An insane wizard approaches the party while traveling the road and offers to teleport them to their destination for a small favor in the future (Read: Future Adventuring Hook). The catch? The party arrives in each-other's body. The party now has to learn how to effectively deal with their new body, figure out how to cure this side effect, and finish their current adventure (Preferably in a set amount of time).

Logalmier
2009-11-14, 08:48 PM
46. A local village has been experiencing disappearances lately. At the edge of said village you find a leather journal with nothing in it but frenzied scribbles saying "They will eat us all." Strange sounds can be heard at night... Howls coming from all over the surrounding area... And more and more people have been disappearing...

CockroachTeaParty
2009-11-14, 09:08 PM
47: An ethereal filtcher has stolen the king's crown! Nobody knows where the creature's lair is, save for a surly druid still angry over the destruction of a patch of forest used to build a new arena to glorify the king's reign...

48: A corrupt priest of St. Cuthbert has captured a binder (Tome of Magic), and is rallying the masses to burn the heretic alive. A Bralani Eldardin descends from the Heavens to vouch for the binder's innocence, telling the truth to the party before he, too, disappears. Will the party rescue the innocent binder, and risk the church's wrath? Or will they let their own ignorance or superstitions mar the record of St. Cuthbert?

49: After a year's absence, the terrible red dragon Sharathax has returned! However, the dragon seems to have completely changed, repenting its old ways and even donating its hoard to charity. It approaches the party, asking them to seek out its children, and capture them alive with the intent of returning them to their father, so that he might convert them to the side of good. Sharathax's children are quite evil, and will not go cooperatively. Meanwhile, a dragon shaman devoted to red dragons approaches the party, asking if they will look into clues as to why Sharathax went missing, and why his personality changed.

SartheKobold
2009-11-15, 09:13 PM
50: An NPC that was supposed to be meeting with powerful necromancers to dissuade them from storming the city has been killed in a freak accident. Luckily, the necromancers had never met the NPC in person, allowing a PC to to try and step in on his behalf...

51: One of the PCs has been given a 'gift'... A Skragettorian Pitted Pepper, supposedly the hottest pepper in the Cosmology. It has the peculiar effect of endowing it's eater with a breath weapon (6d6 Fire, 30ft Cone) usable once every 1d4 rounds for 20 rounds, as well as dealing 1 point of fire damage to the eater per round...

52: A Necromancer/Surgeon-Barber is collecting materials for his secret project: Hair-Bodied, Fish-headed golems programmed to wander the countryside and give haircuts to people...

Come on, we can do this... Over halfway through...

Logalmier
2009-11-15, 09:30 PM
53.

The queen of hearts, she made some tarts,
all on a summers day.

The knave of hearts he stole those tarts,
and took them quite away.

You must find these tarts, and with the knave do part,
returning them to the queen.

These words I impart, with my mind on fruit tarts,
for not sharing them would be mean.

Tyrmatt
2009-11-16, 06:00 AM
54. The local militia is rallying to help an outlying village deal with a sudden attack of kobolds. Normally the town's own guards would be enough to deal with it but these kobolds are displaying odd tactics for their kind and rumours of a robed figure flitting through the woods, directing the battles have been heard.
As conscripts, you've been attached to the command of a veteran of the King's Army who wants to find out what's going on.

55. Upon entering the city, a clerk of the royal court has conscripted you by royal decree for a special task. Before you know what's happened your party has had an infant child thrust upon them and told to protect it's life at all costs. As the PCs flee the city, the sounds of combat and murder rise up into the night and the king's most trusted guard rides away with another bundle in his arms. Who has attacked the king/queen and is the head guard responsible? Where can a party find a safe haven for the child? And who is hotly pursuing them, desperate to sink a blade into an innocent child?

Seracain
2009-11-16, 07:36 AM
56. A noble has starting a competition for all adventurers of the land; retrieve a sacred chalice within a death trap ruin and be acclaimed the greatest heroes of the land. Now the party is in a race to the chalice, along with every other adventuring party out there. And while the landís adventurers are all preoccupied, the noble can begin his scheme unchecked.

57. Along the coast lies one of the most fruitful trade routes among the lands. But recently all trade ships that pass along it arrive with their containers mysteriously empty. All the shipsí sailors give the same report: the journey was uneventful, and never another ship was seen.

58. The farmlands to the north thought the gods had smiled upon them when the drought broke. But itís been over a week, and the rains still havenít stopped. The province is flooding, and not a drop falls from the wandering rain clouds outside the provinceís borders.

Darcand
2009-11-16, 11:35 AM
59. A troll has taken up residence under the bridge west of town and the townsfolk want him gone.

60. Goblins living in the hills have suddenly disappeared. The locals are happy, but an area ranger suspects trouble is afoot.

61. Mervidicus the All Seeing has died leaving his two apprentices to contend over whom will inherit the mantle of Mightiest Mage in all the Queenship of Maristar! Affairs may get out of control....

Darcand
2009-11-16, 01:09 PM
62. Heavy rain and mudslides uncovered the top floor of a tower long buried by time. The mayor wants it checked out.

63. The Baron's son has taken it into his head that he should seek a life of adventure before settling down to rule. He, however, is useless in a fight. Keep him safe.

64. After cleaning out a dire rat infestation a bard for hire was refused his payment. Now he returns every night to steal one village child.

65. A young hydra has found it's way into the lake and is attacking fishing boats. It stays out in the deep waters so the PCs will need to lure it ashore to fight.

chiasaur11
2009-11-16, 01:22 PM
66) A local wizard has started renting out skeletons for menial drudgework. Officially, this is all on the up and up. This doesn't make the local church of Pelor any less suspicious, and guess who has to investigate?

67) A monk will prove to any and all comers that physical might is far superior to magic, and will pay good money to anyone who conclusively proves hims him wrong. Unfortunately for the party, he's level twenty.

68) Teddy Roosevelt and the ghost of Thomas Edison need help to fight Nazis on Mars.

Ormagoden
2009-11-16, 01:32 PM
69) Rats infest the basement of the local inn.

70) A normally safe trading route has suddenly become deserted.

SartheKobold
2009-11-16, 01:43 PM
66) 68) Teddy Roosevelt and the ghost of Thomas Edison need help to fight Nazis on Mars.

YES! YES! A THOUSAND TIMES, YES!

Pepz
2009-11-16, 03:09 PM
71) The king has taken it in his head to "collect them all". All being all types of dragon, chromatic and metallic. So far he's got all of them apart from a red. It's up to the party to complete his collection.

72) When the great mage Lazarendius died, he left a scroll for a great spell, but while dying, he accidentally tore off a bit of the scroll with the final ingredient on it. The spell is needed now, or the town will suffer a horrible plague, it's up to the party's casters to identify the ingredient and up to the party to find it!

73) The bi-annual race between two capital cities of neighbouring countries is coming up. Limited magic is allowed, and the rules are not all that strict on violence as a whole.... First full party there wins!

SartheKobold
2009-11-16, 06:14 PM
74: A Blackguard that has terrorized the party for years has recently seen the error of his ways. Now set on following the party to make up for his wrongdoings, he is a very vocal about morals and justice when one of the PCs is anything less then Lawful Good...

ashmanonar
2009-11-16, 11:55 PM
Unless you just happen to be a party of young ,busty amazon warriors, in which case the lack of clothing could be a boon when trying to find NPC aid.

Unless they capture you and sentence you to death by snu-snu.

...

Okay, things are not as bad as they seem.

Cisturn
2009-11-17, 12:05 AM
75: There is a book that holds within it all the knowledge of black magic, but it is said to bring nothing but death to its owners. It is the same book that sits near your campsite, next to the bloodied corpse of its latest owner.

76: Your best friend and closest NPC tells you that she is being hunted, by what she does not know, but it has followed her ever since she obtained an old worm-eaten holy symbol.

77: Your King is suffering from insomnia, he requires a very special potion to get to sleep, you have been sent to gather it's ingredients. Ingredient One: Tears from a Blue Dragon...

78: Every soothsayer in the land have been foretelling one thing: Your name, while cackling loudly, if asked they have no memory of this.

Hunter Noventa
2009-11-17, 02:07 AM
79. A blonde man in strange goggles has been reported interrupting battles with his strangely compelling music, dealing a dramatic blow and then vanishing. Your job is to find this man.

Quincunx
2009-11-17, 08:02 AM
80. You've been invited to a feast, with live entertainment, given by the local Lawful Evil government in celebration of your deeds. When the bard begins to sing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs), the audience goes silent--shock? rage? exposure?--and one of the local luminaries topples over, dead, with a wound which had to have been delivered through the wood of her high-backed chair. It's civil war. Whose side are you on?

81. A hack-and-slasher you once knew (one of your group's former characters?) has been cursed never to slay a sentient being. You find him practicing the ways of his class, convinced that if he could just learn enough (gain a level), then the curse would be dispelled and he could resume his adventuring career.

chevalier
2009-11-17, 01:32 PM
82.

You awake and note that your hands and feet are bound with rope. You see the other members of your party (whom you do not yet know) are similarily tied up. You smell smoke; the building is on fire!

Elana
2009-11-17, 03:06 PM
83. Exactly 20 years ago a meteor crashed.
Now reverend Fred has kidnapped Sandy.
Can the mighty Paladin Dave rescue her?

And which of his friends will accompany him?
Maybe Bernard the wizard and Razor the bard?

drengnikrafe
2009-11-17, 03:53 PM
84. A local usually very evil creature (Mummy, Displacer Beast, something like that) wants you to fetch him The Dream Ruby for a "powerful tree-thing". If detected, he doesn't seem evil...

Sintanan
2009-11-17, 03:58 PM
85. A pirate-bard has taken it upon himself to tell the story of a 'pineapple under the sea,' and is leaving the local children in a trance that leaves them doing nothing but sitting on the shore and staring at the sea. Your party is hired to find out what exactly is leaving the children in a trance and stop it. Is it the pirate? Is it the story itself? Or is there some nefarious plot by evil undersea creatures to disable the seaside human towns?

chevalier
2009-11-17, 04:04 PM
83. Exactly 20 years ago a meteor crashed.
Now reverend Fred has kidnapped Sandy.
Can the mighty Paladin Dave rescue her?

And which of his friends will accompany him?
Maybe Bernard the wizard and Razor the bard?

Do they feed the coke to the plant?

chiasaur11
2009-11-17, 04:07 PM
86) The president has been kidnapped by ninjas! Are you a bad enough dude to save him?

ScIaDrd
2009-11-17, 04:57 PM
87.A mysterious adventurer wanders into town and seeks out the magic item shop, desperately wishing to pawn a sinister looking artifact, a large black stone with veins of red set into a ring. He collapses in pain soon after and is carried away. The you hear old wives tales on and undead horror whichis curiously similar to the stanger, and worse yet the owner of the magic shop has fallen ill and delirious but magic cannot cure him.

88 The local lord has organised a tournament, Martial arts competiton or somesuch. Everything is going well but sudently the cogregation is attacked by cloaked assaliants who kidnap the champion, slaughter the other contestants and leave whiout leaving a trace.

89) The Party is visting a magic academy or similar and suddently a weird shadowy creature blasts through a wall efortlessly and subdues the guard and then leaves before anyone can react. The top brass of the facility are not much willing to talk about it.

90) The sages and madmen of the city start pheropesing about the Vessel of the Saint but on one belives them and then, One beatiful day the ground on the outskrts of the city bursts,causing minor earthquake. After a while a vehicle similar to a grat seagoing ship rises from the abyss cracling a purring with raw magic. It sets itīs cousre uneeringly to the moon(s) What does this mean? The party must found out.
(if yoou get the reference, you get a cookie from me :smallwink:)

Quincunx
2009-11-18, 03:42 AM
91. You're hired to entertain and host the funeral party of your mentor--and he placed the emphasis on PARTY! Before he popped his clogs, he invited the entire town for the 'round-the-clock celebrations of his latest victory, and you know he'd want to go out in style. Given his jolly outlook on life, there's half a chance that telling you he's dead is also just a prank.

92. Soylent Pink is orcs! (taken from this very board, but search didn't yield the original author)

93. The Jennstown Crossing Fighting Hydras (15-0-and-1 in last year's tournament) want as many varied monster heads as you can lay your hands on in a week for their new clubhouse sculpture. Animals and magical beasts, which adorned the previous one, are scorned as too mundane.

94. Your party will be the muscle at the intervention of a magical community in a martial-minded teenager's life. Bonus points if the kid shares a class with one of the party members.

SartheKobold
2009-11-18, 05:27 AM
Just about done...

95: An Alienist (CA) stops the PCs in the streets, screaming that she has seen them in the Far Realm...

96: A war threatens to erupt when barbarians kidnap an Elven Aristocrat's son, mistaking him for a daughter. The barbarians aren't happy either, when they find out that their leader's new 'bride' has a little suprise...

97: There were rumors before about firearms; advanced weapons using gunpowder and fire-elementals to propel bullets. But the rumors never mentioned the six-barreled monstrosity being set up by a stranger in the village square...

98: A local hedge-wizard, suddenly and irrationally terrified of spontaneously combusting, has been making it rain for several weeks on end, leading to disasterous floods and landslides...

99: 99 Adventurers show up at the guild at the same time, each and every one of them looking for work. The PCs are employed to go sniff out leads, and if necessary, make a few themselves...

Macrovore
2009-11-18, 01:24 PM
68) Teddy Roosevelt and the ghost of Thomas Edison need help to fight Nazis on Mars.

So, Teddy Roosevelt (http://boxoffice.com/blogs/steve/hellboy.jpg) and the ghost of Thomas Edison (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/Johannkraus.jpg) need help to fight Nazis (http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/hellboynazi.jpg) on Mars? (http://www.splutterfish.com/w/pub/WebContent/WwwArtistSpotlightTheOrphanage/OJ31F_forSF.jpg)

chiasaur11
2009-11-18, 02:10 PM
So, Teddy Roosevelt (http://boxoffice.com/blogs/steve/hellboy.jpg) and the ghost of Thomas Edison (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/Johannkraus.jpg) need help to fight Nazis (http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/hellboynazi.jpg) on Mars? (http://www.splutterfish.com/w/pub/WebContent/WwwArtistSpotlightTheOrphanage/OJ31F_forSF.jpg)

Less Hellboy, more TALES FROM THE BULLY PULPIT!

Seriously, track that comic down some time. It is even more awesome than the concept promises.

SartheKobold
2009-11-18, 10:13 PM
Does anyone know about any resources for this? Like a collection of adventure seeds, or a random generator?

Quincunx
2009-11-19, 04:13 AM
The town generator linked not long ago spat out adventure seeds as well, although they were single, brief sentences and not nearly so much fun as these.

In case of repeats in the list:

100. You wanted to buy parchment. At a discount, you received a bag of used parchment: letters to Grandma, a royal missive, drafts on the bank of the copper dragon, all properly marked with the crest of the letter-writers' guild. The mail is not getting through.

101. Your patron lives in a comfortable city, yet whenever she turns off of the main thoroughfares, every lantern in that alley extinguishes. She'd like you to make it stop. Now.

BooNL
2009-11-19, 08:09 AM
Not contributing anything now, but I'm totally subscribing to this. Nice ideas in here!

SartheKobold
2009-11-19, 06:15 PM
102: The PCs are implicated (legitimately) in a crime. However, the guard making the arrest happens to be sweet on one of the PCs, and might be persuaded to look the other way in exchange for a date... For added fun, swap around a few gender roles (Male Cop, Female PC; Female Cop, Male PC; Male Cop, Male PC etc)...

103: The Barbarian Tribe Leader that united the barbarian kingdoms and halted 32 years of brutal war, sparing twelve settlements and hundreds of thousands of lives has recently put on a cursed ring that not only has transformed him into a female, but also afflicted him with Calm Emotions until the ring is removed...

104: An NPC Sorcerer approaches the party's Melee Striker, wanting to become 'buff'. He wants her to train him until he's ready to take his first level in Fighter...

105: A quartet of Tortoise-Folk Ninja have taken refuge in the city's sewer system. A Warforged Samurai and his clan of monk underlings wants these pests, their Were-Rat teacher and their Bard-Reporter friend removed from his domain...

chiasaur11
2009-11-19, 06:52 PM
106: A small town is beset by bandits. The bandits are hiring.

Gamerlord
2009-11-19, 06:59 PM
107: The party rouge has been caught robbing a store by a paladin, the king has apparently hired this paladin, a bard, as well as a monk, he promises to pretend the deed never happened if they accompany the trio on a quest.

Elana
2009-11-20, 12:14 PM
Do they feed the coke to the plant?
Of course not. They use the burp potion (cursed item)

But I fear the dire rat might end up in the magic wave.

Dekkah
2009-11-20, 01:33 PM
108. The king hires you to deliver a important message to an other kindom. The message must be delivered fast. You should take the strait road , but try to lay low and not get noticed.

109. The king hires you secretly to deliver a message to an other kingdom. You have to be carefull since there is a dragon that attack poeple who travel between the 2 kingdoms. But you should be ok if you take the road around the mountain, since the king sent a group as decoys to keep the dragon busy.

Duke of URL
2009-11-20, 03:26 PM
110. The PCs are first-year students at Sigil Prep (http://www.sigilprep.com/). On what is supposed to be a simple field trip to observe the local flora and fauna on a minor plane, things go horribly, horribly wrong. Without their teacher, they must find a way to get back to school. And warn everyone.

Rixx
2009-11-20, 04:36 PM
111. The PCs are called upon by a small country's ruler to investigate a series of nonlethal bandit raids on royal trade caravans. The PCs soon discover that the current royal family gained their position illegitimately, and the leader of the bandits is the true successor to the throne. However, the coup was generations ago, and the current city's ruler is honest and noble - who will they side with?

BooNL
2009-11-23, 10:44 AM
99: 99 Adventurers show up at the guild at the same time, each and every one of them looking for work. The PCs are employed to go sniff out leads, and if necessary, make a few themselves...

This one is truly awesome. Might have to use it some time.

112. The adventurers have been hired by a local housekeeping guild. Apperantly none of the maids are willing the clean the resident wizard's kitchen, this is where the adventurers come in.