Cults and Cultists: The Sisterhood of the Long Summer

Ready for another interesting cult?¬†Using the tables I’ve come up with in Insta-NPCs #9: Cults and Cultists, I rolled up the following collection of terms to explore: Size: Marginal (6) Commitment: Passionate Leadership: Small council (3) Teaching: Sales Focus: Supernatural Isolation: Public Dress: Natural Descriptor: Fervent And I ended up with this fun description that…

Cults and Cultists: Brotherhood of the Spade

As I continue to work on Insta-NPCs #9: Cults and Cultists as time allows (with some help from Kenny Norris, the Solo Roleplayer), I want to post some of the fun cults I’ve been coming up with using this new collection of tables… Yesterday I created the “Brotherhood of the Spade” – a group that…

The Cult of the Goddess

As I work on Insta-NPCs: Cults and Cultists I thought I would use some early notes to provide additional thoughts on the Cult of the Goddess encountered in The Snake’s Heart – A Lost Age Adventure. These are the qualities I worked with: Size – Horde (60 members) Commitment – Inspired Focus – Service Leadership…

Infini-Troupe, 27-FEB-2015 – Beware the Denim Gorillas!

Lastly for this article series we’re going to cover some banditry with Insta-NPCs #8: Bandits!. Inevitably there are bandits in just about every campaign world. You might find a few on horseback in the middle of the forest. Others may be riding motorcycles through an apocalyptic desert or the streets and alleys of an urban…

Infini-Troupe, 26-FEB-2015 – The Playground of Doom…

Today we’re going to work through creating a “damsel in distress.” But first, I have to clear the air… Though Insta-NPCs #7: Damsels in Distress has been out for a few months now, there still seems to be some concern over the title. Is it meant to be ironic? Was it *not* meant to be…

Infini-Troupe, 24-FEB-2015 – The Instruments of Our Destruction

So the last two articles have been about creating a single artist and a group of artists and seeing how plot and story might flow from those random elements using the Insta-NPCs #6: Shh… Artists at Work… product. But sometimes we don’t need to go that far. Sometimes we just need an item. A piece…

Infini-Troupe, 23-FEB-2015 – Artistic License and The Blue Men

Last Friday we talked about creating a single artist and some of the ways you might be able to use it in a campaign. Today we’re going to take that concept a bit further by exploring a conclave of artists. Now you may be wondering about the reasons behind creating a group of artists, but…

Infini-Troupe, 20-FEB-2015 – An Artist is Hatched…

If you’ve noticed, there has been one of these articles about each of the Insta-NPCs products so far… We’ve dealt with a few unsavory types recently, so why not focus on the artistic ones this time? Artists are one of the oft-overlooked story hooks for GMs in my opinion. Think about it. How many times…

Infini-Troupe 19-FEB-2015 – A Trip to the West, Part 2

Yesterday we started the process of describing a prisoner from the Wild West (see it here). We gained some details using the process in Insta-NPCs #5: Prisoners and Escapees but left it in an incomplete state… So let’s see what we can do about that. We have determined… Who: Undetermined Real/Imagined: Imagined Crime: Breach of…

Infini-Troupe 18-FEB-2015 – A Trip to the West

If it’s something I’ve noticed about fiction, prisoners don’t like to stay locked up for long. I’m watching The Flash and Gotham and waiting for all those ne’er-do-wells to escape from their various cells. And when it happens, it will be spectacular (I hope)! Even in video games like Fallout: New Vegas, there are entire…

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