Adventure Hook Thursday: Revolt

This can be applied to all genres. The group is traveling down a small road near a large city. Suddenly a bloody women bursts from the underbrush in front of the group’s vehicle (wagon, chariot, hovercraft, car, etc.) screaming for help and that three people (men, cyborgs, goblins, aliens, etc.) are trying to capture/kill her. ...

Free RPG Day 2009

Don’t forget that this Saturday (June 20th, 2009) is Free RPG Day! You can find out more details here: http://www.freerpgday.com/ Click the link for the store list (it’s alphabetical by state, not store name) and see if your FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store) is participating. Make sure to call them just to make sure they ...

Artifact Tuesday: The Red Glove

The Red Glove appears in a set of finely woven silk gloves. It will often find its way into fine clothing shops, and all attempts to divine the location of the glove or detect magic on the glove will fail. If the glove is worn alone then all gold taken from a purse will reappear ...

A Change in Things

I’m going to have to change the way I handle the site. My original plan was to post an adventure hook every day, and do some reviews on random days, and then an artifact on Tuesdays. Ain’t gonna happen. Sorry. I made these plans while I was on vacation from work, and I figured I ...

AHotD: 2009-06-11

This one’s for you sci-fi folks out there. One of the PCs receives a text message (or instant message or email or packet transmission or some other form of instant communication) that states they will die in 15 minutes. That’s it. Just a 15 minute warning of their death. The source of the transmission is ...

AHotD: 2009-06-10

The party witnesses the kidnapping of a small child by a group of men (and maybe women) that swoop in on a flying carpet to scoop up the child. The shocking part is not the kidnapping, but the fact that the entire group on the carpet looks just like the party! Framed! Now the party ...

Artifact Tuesday: Hammer of Algorond

Algorond made his way through life as a horribly unlucky warrior who always managed to bumble his way through battle after battle. He survived long enough to advance to the ranks of General in his army. Upon receiving his promotion, it was discovered he was an incredibly gifted leader of men with a keen sense ...

AHotD: 2009-06-09

After the PC purchase a container of some sort (backpack, chest, saddle bags, sacks, whatever) they find a signet ring in the container. A quick heraldry/history/knowledge check will lead them to discover the symbol on the ring is from a long-lost dynasty that vanished in a nearby jungle hundreds of years ago. The location of ...

AHotD: 2009-06-08

When getting a room for the night, one of the players finds a folded piece of paper under his pillow. The paper has a death warrant filled out, but not signed by anyone, for a local political official. It’s an order for assassination! Who was the note intended for? The PC? Someone else? Will the ...

AHotD: 2009-06-05

The group stumbles across a dead messenger with several crossbow bolts in the back. His corpse has been thouroughly ransacked and left naked on the ground, but all of his equipment seems to be left lying by him. If anyone casts detect magic, they will see a tattoo on the messenger’s chest which glows brightly ...