[NOTE: This post sat in my drafts folder for over a year. No, I don’t know why.]
There are two things I like to do when developing RPG settings:
First, I love to populate settings with rumours and local legends. These give a feel of being living places, and also you never know when a rumour will spark a plot hook that leads to a fun new adventure.
The second thing I love to do is crowd source ideas so that a) I don’t have to do all the work and b) I end up with a more varied and interesting range of possibilities to work with.
This post contains a series of ideas shared on twitter in response to this post:
And the ideas started coming in pretty quickly. Here they are for your amusement and RPG pleasure. (Note: I’ve taken screenshots because embedded tweets now do that thing where it shows the tweet being replied to as well as the embedded tweet, and I don’t know if that can be turned off – images serve as links to tweets)
There was one glorious gif…
And someone even turned me into an NPC!
Then along came @DavefaceFMS who was on a roll!
All in all, some great ideas to help bring a setting to life – most will serve to bring flavour to the setting, and some may even generate new plot ideas for the PCs to follow.
Do you have any ideas to add to this list? Post them in the comments below!