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Three Act Structure

  • Introduction -- set the scene
  • Rising tension -- stress on the protagonist
  • Climax -- Resolution and return to normal

Show, Don't Tell

  • Don't tell me the moon is shining. Show me the glint of light on broken glass. Chekhov

Be a Poet: Every word counts

Clear Vision: What is your point?

D20 Epic: Sword & Sorcery

Appointment in Zamora

Set in the Hyperborian Age of Conan the Barbarian, this is a low magic adventure with many levels of intrigue. In this setting there are no demi-humans – no elves, no dwarfs, etc. Player characters are all human, though from varying ethnic backgrounds

The Siege Perilous

Set in the early Sixth Century world of post-Roman Britain, this adventure is a classic grail quest interwoven with something much darker and more ancient. King Arthur and Merlin are both off stage, but very much influences on the action. Player characters will likely be Britons, Welsh, Saxons or Romans. Again, there are no elves, no dwarfs.

Cohors Corax

This is a high fantasy adventure set in the D&D World of Greyhawk. Magic is an every day occurrence and non-human characters are on every street corner.

D20 Gaslight: Gothic Horror

Silent Knight

A classic ghost story set in the west country of England late in the Victorian era. The player characters are all guests of Sir Brian and Lady Jane Leatherby at Leatherby Hall in Wiltshire. It's all very merry until things start to go bump in the night.

Talons of the Si Fan

A sudden and inexplicable event involving an underground railway in Edwardian London brings a random collection of passengers face to face with the minions and dark magic of Fu Manchu. Marked for death, their only hope is to fight back against a shadowy crime syndicate.

The Seven Sisters of Dryn Mynn

Designed for solo role play, this adventure brings a surprise heir to to the Island of Dryn Mynn to inherit a run down castle and an unexpected legacy.

Vampire Weather

D20 Call of Cthulhu: Alien Conspiracies

An Incident at Bendix Falls

Classic Call of Cthulhu set in the 1920's. The investigators are college professors sent to a coal mine in Appalachia to discover the meaning of a series of crystal caves deep beneath the Poconos Mountains.

Turing's Machine

At Bletchly Park outside war-torn London, Alan Turing and others have broken the Nazi's Enigma code, but they cannot understand the transmissions from an Afrika Corps battalion in the Libyan desert. If what the mathematician suspects is true, however, the Second World War will pale to insignificance behind the horrors about to be unleashed in North Africa.

A Deadly Kiss

The Korean War has ended, but the battles are not over. The Americans are covering up war crimes, but they may face retribution on a scale they cannot even imagine in this noir inspired adventure set in 1950's San Francisco.

D20 Modern: Call of Cthulhu in the 21st Century

Grey Matter

Someone, or some thing, is killing the homeless people who live in the subway system under Manhattan. That may not be new, but the current killer is cutting off the tops of their heads and taking their brains as trophies. The mayor is trying to down play the danger, but things are getting seriously nasty underground.

Manifest Destiny

There's a shipping container full of dead bodies in the Port of New York, and the Inter-agency Task Force has been called in to solve the crime. Inter departmental rivalries collide, and the evidence is incomprehensible. And what the hell do the British secret service have to do with a coal mine in Pennsylvania

Pax Praecantrix

Evil lurks on every street corner. Horrors are oozing through from other dimensions. All that stands between our world and the nightmares is Department C – an organization of urban witches and warlocks that watches over the mundanes.

D20 Future: Cyberpunk and Beyond

Night City Sojourn

Dominic “The Dominator” Salvatore is looking for a place to lay low for a few weeks. Night City looks like a quiet town. Not!

A Sea of Stones

Set in the political upheaval of The Expanse, this story follows the adventures of an mining crew as they stumble across the biggest find of their lives: An alien ship floating derelict in the Asteroid Belt.

The Infinity Event

Jabba the Hutt has enlisted a crew to seek out a source of Force crystals in the Kathol Sector of the Outer Rim