Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > Roleplaying in General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-14-2024, 03:02 PM   #731
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: Ideas Are Easy

A Time Of Magic


Every 500 years, the dragons are born. All at once. They start small, and are bonded, slain, captured, or shunned by the humans around them. They grow up quickly, becoming great beasts of flame and magic within just a few years. And then they mate, and hide their eggs deep in the earth, and die, leaving the human world forever changed, and their eggs slumbering for five long centuries, while the world of men convinces forgets them.



*******************************


This was inspired by a documentary on a speicies of chameleon that breeds and dies every single year, leaving nothing but eggs alive for something like 5 months of the year. I've heard of invertebrates that did that, but seeing it on a lizard made me want to do it with dragons.



Or wizards, but dragons seems more natural.
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2024, 11:51 PM   #732
RyanW
 
RyanW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southeast NC
Default Re: Ideas Are Easy

Mouse Noir'd
The city was a maze of shadows, and this maze never seems to have any cheese at the end. I was just another pawn in this game of deceit, a lone mouse prowling the concrete jungle with a cigarette hanging from my lips and a fedora pulled low over my eyes. The name's Mickey Whiskers. They call me a detective, but in reality, I was a hunter of truths in a world drowning in lies.

A new case had just come across my desk. Real sob story. Waitress at a local nightclub, sings when there isn't some other act. Not got the makings to be a star, but the regulars love her. Thirty seven kids. Husband's a bum. But she'd gone missing. Nobody'd heard a squeak from her in over a week.
I was reading the Mouse Guard RPG book, looked up, saw my fedora sitting on the dresser, and this nonsensed popped into my head.
__________________
RyanW
- Actually one normal sized guy in three tiny trenchcoats.
RyanW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2024, 01:48 PM   #733
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: Ideas Are Easy

Familiars

The first rule of war between wizards is secrecy. If your enemy knows what your defensive enchantments are, you're in their power. If your enemy knows where you are, you're in their power. If you know where they are and what their enchantments are, their in your power. If two wizards are in the same room, they both know where each other are and they can analyze each other's magic.
And that's where I come in. I might look like rat, but I'm actually a familiar. I'm an expendable extension of my master's might, able walk where he doesn't dare, and to see what he can't. When he defeats his enemies, its because I found their lairs. Its because I heard their minions. Its because I penetrated their defenses.

********************************
Rats, Cats, Ravens, Giant Bugs, Toads, and who knows what else. The players are the familiars of a wizards engaged in combat with one of his peers. The familiars must spy out the plans of the rival, find their lair, and determine exactly what enchantments protect their foe. The wizard can cast spells through you, but those can be as dangerous as the obstacle they remove. Oh, and be sure to keep the other familiars from reaching your own wizard.
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2024, 09:58 AM   #734
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: Ideas Are Easy

I've got an idea floating around in my head where the players are essentially robin-hood type characters freeing children from fae who have purchased them in exchange for various deals. "Your First-Born Child" and all that. It should land somewhere between Monster Hunters and a Heist Game.
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2024, 07:23 PM   #735
Anaraxes
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Default Re: Ideas Are Easy

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
robin-hood type characters freeing children from fae who have purchased them
Leverage: Tír na nÓg.
Anaraxes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2024, 02:47 PM   #736
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: Ideas Are Easy

The War Room

Five days ago, portals to some sort of unknown Dimension opened up all over the Kingdom. Strange alien warriors streamed through them, slaughtering your people and taking them captive. Your knights and soldiers have been thrown back, but your only down and not out.

You are the advisors of the king who will rescue the kingdom from this mennace. You fight the invaders. You fill figure out who they are, what they are, what they want, and what they fear. And just maybe you save the nation from this scourge.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anaraxes View Post
Leverage: Tír na nÓg.
Nice name. I was thinking less modern, but that could be a blast as well.
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2024, 10:02 PM   #737
RyanW
 
RyanW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southeast NC
Default Re: Ideas Are Easy

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
The War Room
Ye Olde XCom
__________________
RyanW
- Actually one normal sized guy in three tiny trenchcoats.
RyanW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2024, 03:46 PM   #738
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: Ideas Are Easy

Monster Hunters: Camelot


Shapeshifters. Invisible Monsters. Mind Control. Cursed Fortifications. Glamour. There's a lot more to fighting the supernatural than simply wearing armor and swinging a sword. You need to understand the supernatural, and be good at investigation as well as combat... and also subterfuge. And there is a lot of work to do in this land, lest it fall to the forces of darkness...
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2024, 01:37 PM   #739
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: Ideas Are Easy

Here's an idea to be used either with monster hunters camalot or alone:


Magic is gained by bonding with a mystic creature, like an ogre, dragon, giant, or phoenix. The creature can't use the magic, and is usually the more physical of the pairing.


This makes for an interesting paradigm in a Authurian setting, but it can work in a lot of different contexts.
__________________
Be helpful, not pedantic

Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog

Check out the PbP forum! If you don't see a game you'd like, ask me about making one!
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2024, 01:51 PM   #740
Anders
 
Anders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Default Re: Ideas Are Easy

All the normal 'races' of fantasy are present, but they don't procreate sexually. Rather, they construct an effigy and 'breathe life' into it. And they are horrified by humans procreating "like animals".
__________________
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...” Marcus Aurelius

Author of Winged Folk.

The GURPS Discord. Drop by and say hi!
Anders is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.