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blackjack07102 Mar 2022 2:33 p.m. PST

Ever see something, get inspired, tweet about it, and then expand those tweets into a six hundred word blog post presenting roleplaying adventure seeds based around spaceship refueling stations? No? Just me? Maybe I'm weird.

Misadventure Seeds for Refueling Stations at the Over the Hill Gaming Blog

Stryderg02 Mar 2022 6:53 p.m. PST

I revel in your weirdness, sir! Thanks for the post and ideas.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2022 7:35 p.m. PST

Wonderful. And inspiring.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART03 Mar 2022 6:03 a.m. PST

Solid ideas.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2022 7:38 a.m. PST

Great ideas – I am reminded of Episode 6 of Firefly ("Our Mrs Reynolds") when the Serenity is on a collision course to a deep space facility that is essentially a "chop shop"

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2022 6:45 p.m. PST

Nice. You get a sort of moral equivalent in old westerns--small forts, or waystations for the stagecoach. So consider "wiped out by hostiles"--possibly as a sub-set of "everyone's dead"--and "we can't just LEAVE her here" in which someone gets added to the party. Might be a way to add a PC to the group: might also be the group has just invited a shambleu to accompany them, but doesn't know it yet. Or "five parsecs to next station" where the party is subject to extortion for fuel or parts.

blackjack07104 Mar 2022 8:23 a.m. PST

Thanks, y'all! I glad you enjoyed the post.

robert piepenbrink: Good ideas! I like how you think.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2022 8:54 a.m. PST

Hmm. Possibly covered by "Eat, Get Gas" but there's also "I've Got a Secret," in which the waystation engages in seriously evil smuggling/black marketeering/receiving stolen goods. Good parties can't let this continue. Neutral parties unfortunately have seen too much. Relates to "Bates' California Motel" in which people no one is expected to look for are sold as parts to the thumbrunners.

(It's a rough life being a pure-blood Terran and an orphan. Think John Eric Stark and Morgan Chane.)

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2022 9:29 a.m. PST

Stark I know but Morgan Chane I do not. Any notes on him?

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