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Big List of RPG Plots

Big List of RPG Plots


Over the last two decades, The Big List of RPG Plots has been cited, quoted, thanked and excerpted in articles for computer-game design, a book on Hollywood screenwriting, and more than a few pen-and-paper RPGs. I wrote it in 1993 as an article submission for Pyramid magazine (they rejected it). I later tried to shop it to Dragon and Shadis and others (they also rejected it). I became Pyramid's editor in 1998 and decided: nah, that would be lame, to finally "accept" my own rejected article, so instead, it became something I'd offer for free on my own website, the Blue Room, where it debuted in '99 and lives on (now on the Blue Room's bloggy successor, Rolltop Indigo).

If this little item isn't in your GMing toolkit yet, it's time to amend that. It don't cost nuthin' ... but I think you'll find it's worth your time!

A free article from the creator of Risus: The Anything RPG, the Pokéthulhu Adventure GameUresia: Grave of Heaven and many more. Want a whole module, right now? Give Toast of the Town a try; it's free too! Got no one to play with? Time to play Ring of Thieves, a free solo adventure, or Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom, the free text-adventure game included with Encounter Critical!

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November 20th, 2019
Thank you! This has been enormously helpful and inspiring! [...]
October 31st, 2019
Thanks autor!!! This is soooo great tool for GM! Simple, short but BIG inspiration! Greatings from Poland! [...]
February 26th, 2018
Simple list of ideas you can base your intrigue on. Not a real help, but you can take it and read through it and maybe someting brings an idea for campaign or adventure. In fact it's almost guaranteed. [...]
July 25th, 2017
An extremely helpful tool for scenario writing. I highly recommend to anyone who's feeling a bit of writers block, or just needs a little push in another direction. [...]
January 31st, 2017
An invaluable Gm/DM tool. If you are stuck for an idea for a night's gaming, this should be on of your go to sources! [...]
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