Archive for the ‘Story Idea’ Category

No good rotten scum – A Rogue

Posted: 8th January 2014 by Mike Hargreaves in Advice, Story Idea
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This week Iā€™m tweeting 5 PC ideas all of which will be thieves or outlaws. In the first tweet I imagined a dilettante rogue, with a touch of Casanova and the Scarlet Pimpernel. A rascal who worked his charms on The Queen of Thieves, an NPC I imagined as the head of some society of […]

Hogwarts is not the only school of magic in our fandom. Whether it’s the unseen university or an apprenticeship to a hermetic mage, wizards often learn their spells and incantations through some kind of schooling. Within my own setting I have reworked the different schools of magic many times. Redefining Sorcery, or Witchcraft as required. […]

Conspiracy X Campaign in a pretty package The above link leads to a video that really does bring out a huge amount of Crazy. I do not support the views expressed in the video. But a lot of it could go a long way to establishing a Conspiracy X campaign.

The unexamined game is not worth playing

Posted: 30th April 2013 by Mike Hargreaves in Advice, Story Idea
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A Socratic View of Role Playing and Hobby Gaming I find myself with more ideas for games than opportunity to make notes and build them. More seeds for campaigns than I have time to prepare and write them out. I’m in a position where the creative urge has to be throttled, disciplined and constrained. With […]

Crazy People Make for Great Stories

Posted: 17th August 2012 by Mike Hargreaves in Story Idea

Keep an eye on crazy-conspiracy sites, the more cogent ones contain well conceived plots. Like this site – Know The Lies

Plot Idea 1: Lovecraft Horror meets Pixar’s Cars

Posted: 3rd July 2012 by Mike Hargreaves in Story Idea

The over lap of franchises. Cars 3: The cars are right – The drive to R’lyeh Doc Hudson hears from an old friend Inspector Legrease, strange things are afoot in the car world. Lightning McQueen and Doc head off to the Miscartonic University to meet up with Randolph Carter and a kooky cast of characters. […]