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Problem Mini-Gen

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Want a quick and slightly silly plot hook, adventure seed, story arc, or background detail? The Problem Mini-Gen is here for you. It alerts you to trouble spots in the vicinity such as:

  • There is a problem involving a rodent, a crescent moon and a purse. Aneam Keares the wanderer will tell you all about it.
  • There is an uncommon problem involving a thug, a crutch and a goblet. Ethan Leasela the actor will tell you all about it.
  • Natrael Ciyrav the blacksmith has a very large problem. It involves a detour, a scoundrel and coins.

Whether you need something to throw at the players right away, something to spark your creativity, or just something to make you go "huh?" for a few seconds, the Problem Mini-Gen is the way to go.

The program is written in .NET, so it should work on all recent versions of Windows and quite a few *nix boxes and Macs as well. (Assuming you have an emulator; I've tested similar programs on Mono on Mac and Wine on Linux and they worked on both, though there are sometimes slight glitches on Wine.)

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File Last Updated:
January 11, 2012
This title was added to our catalog on January 11, 2012.