Great Cyberpunk/Technoir Adventure Hook

Is it just me, or does this article really sound like something a set of characters would read in Cyberpnk 2020 or Technoir game? I gotta save this article off for use in a future game. While I don’t condone the attacks of the anarchist group(s), their actions have given me great seed for thought.

Adventure Hook: Native Uprising

I’m picturing this being more of a cyberpunk adventure hook, but I’m sure it could be adopted to pretty much any genre or setting. A large biker gang of Native Americans (from all sorts of tribes) have banded together and decided they will retake what was once properly theirs. They plan on reclaiming the entirety ...

Adventure Hook: Crash and Swap

Through a series of unfortunate events, one of the PCs and an NPC have crashed into each other (walking, driving, riding a horse, whatever) and in the crash both are rendered unconscious. When they awake, they learn that they have somehow swapped bodies. The mentality of the PC is in the NPCs body, and vice-versa. ...

Adventure Hook: Free-for-all

A bored minor noble (or councilman or other government leader depending on your time period)  with too much time and money/gold/euros/credits on his hands hires a wide variety of groups of people to rescue his kidnapped daughter. There are some catches, though. First, his daughter is safe and sound at home; the entire thing is ...

Adventure Hook: Red Dawn

I just picked up a replacement copy of the core Twilight 2000 book at a used RPG shop last week and it got me to thinking about scenarios in which the system could be used. After thinking about and rejecting several ideas, I came back to a classic movie: Red Dawn. If you’re not sure ...

Adventure Hook: Zombieland

I watched Zombieland on Monday night, and it really inspired me to run a game in that setting. I know that many people would see the iconic pose captures as a graphic novel snippet, but when I saw the various encounters the characters went through, I found them to be more role playing related than ...

Adventure Hook: Circus

The circus has come to town along with all of its animals, clowns, jugglers, acrobats and other performers. Unfortunately for the town several of the more dangerous animals have escaped from captivity and are now roaming the town. The ringmaster of the circus hires the PCs to gather the animals and return them to their ...

Adventure Hook: Magic Kingdom

Many thanks to Terry Brooks for inspiring today’s adventure hook… and apologies to him if he’s upset that I’ve blatantly stolen from one of his fine novels and adopted the idea for my use. One of the PCs enters a contest to win a “Magic Kingdom” and has won the grand prize! The entrant decided ...

Adventure Hook: Missing Cargo

This is a purely science fiction adventure hook. As a matter of fact, it almost solidly lands in the space opera genre. An unmanned cargo ship from the asteroid belt arrives at Earth’s moon to be offloaded for processing. However, it arrives completely empty. The ship’s logs show that it left with a full load ...

Adventure Hook: Your Friendly Neighborhood Merlin

This is a great hook for a modern setting where magic is possible, but rare. I can see this mainly being used with GURPS and/or Hero system. A new neighbor has moved in next door to the PCs (or one of the PCs if they live separately) and he’s a strange old man. He seems ...