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« on: September 17, 2009, 06:22:57 AM »

I'm trying something new, something to get the creative juices flowing but not requiring several hours of work.

I'm going to set my Itunes playlist on random, then I'm going to write a formated adventure blurb based off the song title.

You might get one a day, you might get one a week ... all when I have the time.

Credit Given - This is based off SteveD's original idea. He'd base hooks off song tites, usually revolving around a musical artist. http://www.steved.org/rp_rules_eltonjohn.html

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 06:42:56 AM »

Know Your Enemy, Rage Against The Machine

Hook - 'A list of Shadow informers, great. Wait, he wants how much for it?'
Problem - A highly placed Legate servant is on the run for his life, and he's brought a list of informers to pay for safety.
Complications - Is the list legit? Is this a trap?
Sub-Plots - The Legate is not happy, and he's worried about his own ass. That list must be recovered.
Resolution - Get the servant, get the list, and get them both back to safety far from the Shadow's reach
Fun Stuff - A written list with no literate characters. A snotty Legate servant. Chase scenes.
Theme - Passing on a lesser evil to fight the greater evil. Without choking on it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 08:05:36 PM »

Cool idea, however I can see my party murdering the servant as soon as they have the list in their hands instead of trying to get him to safety..
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009, 03:02:41 AM »

Cool idea, however I can see my party murdering the servant as soon as they have the list in their hands instead of trying to get him to safety..

You could always modifiy it so he knows the information and will share it once safe. In his memory instead of on paper.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009, 04:50:49 PM »

You could always modifiy it so he knows the information and will share it once safe. In his memory instead of on paper.
Mmm, or I was thinking of having it written in some script only the citadel use, or having some kind of enchantment cast on it that makes the text impossible to read to those who don't work for that particular Legate - give them more incentive to save him.
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2009, 07:25:03 PM »

Otherside, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hook -
'Didn't she die? Must have been mistaken. Fig?'

Problem - The village bakers wife vanished on a hunting trip, now she returned the sole survivor.
Complications - Fell ... the girl is Fell. Death made her smart and hungry.
Sub-Plots - The PC's are hunkered down in the village, waiting out a storm.
Resolution - Find the source of the murders and put her down.
Fun Stuff - The outsiders, the PC's, are the best suspects. Pitchfork, torches, and Cletus yelling 'Burn the Witch!'
Theme - Love conquers all, then clubs it over the head and eats its entrails.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 05:27:59 AM »

Got Yourself A Gun, Nas

every word is like a sawed-off blast
'cause y'all all soft and I'm the black hearse
that came to haul y'all ass in
it's for the hood by the corner store
many try, many die, come at Nas if you want a war


Hook - 'What did that kid level? Oh shit. This is going to rain down.'

Problem - A local village boy dug up a trove of buried magic, and tried to use it. Now one of the items is using him.
Complications - The item wants payback on the Order of the Shadow for its masters slow death
Sub-Plots - Securing the location of the rest of the trove. Keeping the items out of the Order's hands.
Resolution - Either shut the possessing item down or let the Order's Witch takers do what they do best.
Fun Stuff - A ten year old summoning fire from the skies. Reasoning with a grieving magic item.
Theme - Vengeance is best served cold, or acidic, fire could work too.
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2009, 09:24:11 AM »

Harrowed, these are very cool ideas.

Gonna remember this thread...
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009, 01:09:43 AM »

Sabotage, Beastie Boys

I Can't Stand It I Know You Planned It
I'm Gonna Set It Straight, This Watergate
I Can't Stand Rocking When I'm In Here
Because Your Crystal Ball Ain't So Crystal Clear
So While You Sit Back and Wonder Why
I Got This Fucking Thorn In My Side
Oh My, It's A Mirage
I'm Tellin' Y'all It's Sabotage


Hook - 'This is the only chance we'll get like this. Get everyone.'

Problem - Bad weather has separated a Shadow convoy, and scattered them into small defensive groups. Captured prisoners reported that they're carrying the components for a Black Mirror.
Complications - Which damned wagons? They're digging in for a fight, and sending runners for help.
Sub-Plots - Reinforcements are on the way ... and someone has got to stop them.
Resolution - Either get that Black Mirror or die trying.
Fun Stuff - Team Poses. Suicidal charges. The Shadow on the defensive for a change
Theme - The Charge of the Light Brigade got cut down ... your next up. Good luck.
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 01:32:01 AM »

Miss Murder, AFI

Hey Miss Murder, can I
Hey Miss Murder, can I
Make beauty stay if I
take my life?


Hook - We couldn't stop her getting the ritual. Now there's no choice, stop her before she kills us all.

Problem - A female Legate has discovered an ancient ritual that will change her to a Vampire. But everyone in the surrounding village must die to power the ritual.
Complications - Finding the ritual site, stopping the Orcs from gathering all the villagers.
Sub-Plots - Another Legate wants the ritual for himself, does he wait to see if it succeeds or strike while the PC's have her.
Resolution - Disrupt the ritual and destroy the instructions.
Fun Stuff - Race against the clock. Herding the Villagers away. Chaotic fight through running villagers while she feeds on them. The temptation of power.
Theme - Who said that it couldn't get worse?

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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2009, 09:59:08 AM »

Of Wolf and Man, Metallica

Off through the new day's mist I run
Out from the new day's mist I have come
I hunt - Therefore I am
Harvest the land
Taking of the fallen lamb


Hook - It doesn't matter who he's after! He's not going to stop there, the beast has got him and it hungers for us all.

Problem - A local resistance fighter, mad with grief for his dead family, found a way to infect himself with Lycanthropy. He's going after the minor legates and working his way up the Shadow from there.
Complications - Finding the infected resistance fighter, the Legates clamping down to secure themselves, the source of the Lycanthropy.
Sub-Plots - Legates searching for the source, resistance searching for the source, someone finding it.
Resolution - Stop the resistance fighter before the Shadow reinforces and kills, or captures him
Fun Stuff - Howling at the moon. Sprinting from rooftop to rooftop. Weak walls used as doors.
Theme - Hold it together before it spins out of control, and eats you.
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 08:28:50 PM »

Trapped Under Ice, Metallica

I don't know how to live through this hell
Woken up, I'm still locked in this shell
Frozen soul, frozen down to the core
Break the ice, I can't take anymore


Hook - We've got to kill it, I can't take another night of the dreams. It wants to die and I'm going to kill it.

Problem - An ancient spirit has awoken and its trapped and barely intelligent. Its broadcasting a distress call to everyone that sleeps nearby. Come, it calls, and kill me.
Complications - Sleep deprivation, hazardous location, Shadow minions called as well.
Sub-Plots - Shadow minions want to capture the spirit and use its power as a weapon
Resolution - Kill the spirit, or put it back to sleep somehow.
Fun Stuff - Sleep deprivation. An foreign lair twisted out of reality. Prophetic images.
Theme - Kill it before you kill each other. The voices, stop the voices. A nap. My Kingdom for a nap.
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2010, 11:44:52 AM »

Bad Girlfriend, Theory of a Deadman

She likes to shake her ass she grinds it to the beat
She likes to pull my hair when I make her grind her teeth
I like to strip her down she's naughty till the end
You know what she is, no doubt about it
She's a bad, bad girlfriend!


Hook - Another one? What is that now, four dead Legates? That girl is a machine, I've got black widow spider lined up taking notes over here.

Problem - She's intelligent, beautiful, deadly, and seriously pissed off. She's weaving a trail of sweaty sheets and dead lovers.
Complications - Private Legate wars fueled by whispers and jealously spilling onto the streets.
Sub-Plots - How does she do it? Why can't she be resisted by men? Why is she on a killing spree.
Resolution - Either get in her way or let her start an open civil war.
Fun Stuff - Legates killing Legates. Bloody bed chambers. Dirty laundry in public.
Theme - She's bringing down the roof in this temple, and I don't think she cares.

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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2010, 07:07:06 PM »

River Below, Billy Talent

I'm sick and I'm twisted
I'm broken you can't fix it
Don't make me, cause I'll do it
Red button and we'll all go


Hook - All he can effect is stone, right? No big deal. What do they make Black Temples out of? Now you see.

Problem - He's got a dead family and the wrong friend. An Avenging Knife slipped him the wand and instructions.
Complications - He's hiding, and waiting for enough Legates to take his shot. He too grief stricken to care about the thousands of innocent people in the city around.
Sub-Plots - Maybe let him, are the dead Legates worth it? The Avenging Knife thinks so, he's riding shotgun on his man.
Resolution - Stop him and save the city. Let him go and destroy a Black Temple.
Fun Stuff - Collapsing buildings. Stone streets like waves of water. A unholy nuclear explosion.
Theme - It's the end of the world and oh my god oh my god oh my god we're all on fire.
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2010, 08:13:02 PM »

Harrowed,

When are you going to do a Debbie Gibson song?  Lots of material there.  Just kidding.  Good stuff as always.  You have evil thoughts.

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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2010, 09:20:17 PM »

Harrowed,

When are you going to do a Debbie Gibson song?  Lots of material there.  Just kidding.  Good stuff as always.  You have evil thoughts.

Kane

Love, folks. Nothing but love.
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