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Dungeons and Dragons Plotting!

I just started DMing a new D&D campaign last week, and this week I have formulated a plot from six disseperate threads that I wove together with inspiration from an episode of Iron Chef America.

I rule!

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perdiccas
Oct. 12th, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
I really, really want to know how Iron Chef fits into D&D XD
jaune_chat
Oct. 12th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Ok, so it goes like this...

It's a city-based campaign, and they're all in this big metropolis. Due to quirks when everyone was creating characters, we have pairs of characters being related (one pair is twins, two others are adopted into the same family, two are cousins). Because the characters all have day jobs, and they all just barely met each other through a strange bunch of coincidences (like how happens in D&D), they all went their separate ways after the first adventure.

To get them back together, I had to get creative. There's this big, country-wide harvest festival coming up. Two of the characters managed to wrangle an invitation to a noble's party, so that was easy. But since the rest are common, working-class stiffs, I had to find another path for them to get to the same shindig. One is a wizard, still in school, so their class will be entertaining at the party by doing (non-lethal) mageduels. The cleric (of a god of water) is going to be on-hand with others of her church to do some ceremonies.

Then we have the last two, a locksmith rogue and weaponsmith gunslinger. I had, in desperation to get them to the party, sent out some pre-game e-mails of some people giving them slightly odd commissions. A young man, a baker who was desperately trying to look like a footpad, was getting a duplicate key made from the rogue. And it's way too nice a key for him. The kid mentions it's from "m'lord's" house. And he couldn't pay the rogue with cash, so offered to basically feed him out of the noble's kitchen during the party, and filch him a cask of expensive brandywine as payment.

The weaponsmith gunslinger had a harried-looking servant woman commission an odd knife from her, and pay her in small coins, like she'd been saving up for it. She asked the weaponsmith to deliver the knife to the same noble's house.

And I, as the DM, had no fucking idea what the key and the knife were for. Then I watched the most recent episode of Iron Chef America, and watched Iron Chef Zakarian saber open a bottle of champagne (or try to).

Then I remembered a monster called an amber ooze, which hides itself in drinks of ale and weakens the will of the drinker. Which is a perfect conspiracy for a city campaign! Hopefully the characters will realize they are just one cog in some larger wheel in an attempt to take over the entire city!

And I owe it all to Iron Chef America. :D

Edited at 2012-10-12 09:20 pm (UTC)
perdiccas
Oct. 13th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Haha, that's awesome! And crazy complicated! And yay for Iron Chef America! XD
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