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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2010, 05:13:21 PM »
Not quite a volcano fortress but if you want your NPC crime boss/cult leader to have a swanky lair, try this http://finance.yahoo.com/real-estate/article/108875/is-this-the-safest-house-in-the-world

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2010, 07:03:10 PM »
More than 300 fall sick on Caribbean cruise
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/02/23/caribbean.cruise.illness/index.html?hpt=T2

Zombie outbreak, or just regular deadly virus attack?  Either way, being stuck on a huge boat in the middle of the ocean could be creepy, especially if someone or something goes crazy.

Piggybacking on Murph's post since I haven't made a separate thread about this as a possible collaborative project.

Apparently, you can view the deck plans of the QE2 online (and download them to PDF), which makes for an excellent resource for any cruise ship based game: http://www.cunard.co.uk/QE_Flash_deckPlans/default.htm
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2010, 07:22:07 PM »
Apparently, you can view the deck plans of the QE2 online

Princess has deck plans, minus employee-only areas, available online for all of their ships. You can even print them off.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2010, 07:33:20 PM »
Apparently, you can view the deck plans of the QE2 online

Princess has deck plans, minus employee-only areas, available online for all of their ships. You can even print them off.

Sweet. Thanks robotkarateman. You should perform more of your mechanical ninjaing on the forums.  8)
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2010, 10:09:06 PM »
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The three defendants, all alleged to be cult members, have declined attorneys and are representing themselves against charges they starved a willful baby to death because he wouldn't say "amen" after meals.

Religious cult starves child: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bal-md.cult23feb23,0,4825827.story
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2010, 01:46:55 AM »

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2010, 09:36:05 AM »
This is such a good idea I wish I had thought of it first http://www.blackgate.com/special-fiction-feature-%E2%80%9Cthe-renunciation-of-the-crimes-of-gharad-the-undying%E2%80%9D/

This is the best part of it.

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I am very sorry about seizing the throne of Falland and establishing a dictatorship based on terror and intimidation. As ruler of Falland, I enforced a number of highly unfair and immoral policies for which I now feel very badly, including putting all orphans raised by any forms of wildlife to death, and ordering the execution of all wandering bards (although I must say in my defense that that decision was not entirely unpopular). I congratulate the Directorate for their more enlightened social and economic policies, and am certain that their wisdom will see Falland through these deeply troubled times. I urge the People of Falland to be patient while awaiting results from the Directorate’s programs.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2010, 12:52:14 PM »
This is such a good idea I wish I had thought of it first http://www.blackgate.com/special-fiction-feature-%E2%80%9Cthe-renunciation-of-the-crimes-of-gharad-the-undying%E2%80%9D/

This is the best part of it.

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I am very sorry about seizing the throne of Falland and establishing a dictatorship based on terror and intimidation. As ruler of Falland, I enforced a number of highly unfair and immoral policies for which I now feel very badly, including putting all orphans raised by any forms of wildlife to death, and ordering the execution of all wandering bards (although I must say in my defense that that decision was not entirely unpopular). I congratulate the Directorate for their more enlightened social and economic policies, and am certain that their wisdom will see Falland through these deeply troubled times. I urge the People of Falland to be patient while awaiting results from the Directorate’s programs.

"Hide behind the mound of dead bards!"


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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2010, 12:58:17 PM »
This is such a good idea I wish I had thought of it first http://www.blackgate.com/special-fiction-feature-%E2%80%9Cthe-renunciation-of-the-crimes-of-gharad-the-undying%E2%80%9D/

This is the best part of it.

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I am very sorry about seizing the throne of Falland and establishing a dictatorship based on terror and intimidation. As ruler of Falland, I enforced a number of highly unfair and immoral policies for which I now feel very badly, including putting all orphans raised by any forms of wildlife to death, and ordering the execution of all wandering bards (although I must say in my defense that that decision was not entirely unpopular). I congratulate the Directorate for their more enlightened social and economic policies, and am certain that their wisdom will see Falland through these deeply troubled times. I urge the People of Falland to be patient while awaiting results from the Directorate’s programs.

"Hide behind the mound of dead bards!"



They're just bards. After all, it's not like they have souls.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2010, 01:49:23 PM »
This is such a good idea I wish I had thought of it first http://www.blackgate.com/special-fiction-feature-%E2%80%9Cthe-renunciation-of-the-crimes-of-gharad-the-undying%E2%80%9D/

This is the best part of it.

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I am very sorry about seizing the throne of Falland and establishing a dictatorship based on terror and intimidation. As ruler of Falland, I enforced a number of highly unfair and immoral policies for which I now feel very badly, including putting all orphans raised by any forms of wildlife to death, and ordering the execution of all wandering bards (although I must say in my defense that that decision was not entirely unpopular). I congratulate the Directorate for their more enlightened social and economic policies, and am certain that their wisdom will see Falland through these deeply troubled times. I urge the People of Falland to be patient while awaiting results from the Directorate’s programs.
"Hide behind the mound of dead bards!"
They're just bards. After all, it's not like they have souls.

If a tree falls in the woods and it lands on a Bard, does anybody care?

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2010, 02:47:28 PM »

Saddest multiclassed race in the world - the bard-hooker gnome.

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2010, 03:16:00 PM »
bitches don't know about epic social skill usage

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2010, 04:58:13 PM »
bitches don't know about epic social skill usage

I still say that epic diplomacy is more useful than epic bluff.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2010, 10:45:59 AM »
This is the start of a CoC adventure if I've ever heard one.

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