Hi all! I’m currently grinding through the pieces of book production in order to prep the books for printing, and at the same time got my head down to power through some other promised material. So while I’m not completely creatively drained, I could definitely use the help of some creative constraints to build some scenarios!
I want your scenario ideas! At the very least, one sentence; at most about a paragraph or so. Put in as little or as much detail as you want.
Here’s two examples:
EX1: “A ninja clan is tasked to destroy a rival clan of various assassins who are targeting their lord.”
EX2: “There’s a group of Phoenix order heresy-hunters tracking down a particularly nasty ayakashi threat. There’s a Phoenix order Buddhist monk, an ayakashi-in-disguise who pretends to be a monk, a samurai guardian of the monk, and some other character, perhaps an oni tracker or annelidist. They start on the edge of civilization near the Naira-do forest and have to track it down. They end up coming across a ghost town haunted by the spirits of people the ayakashi destroyed, and the PCs have to try to bring them to rest. They come across a remote ninja village, and have to deal with the village elders since they know the village’s secret (maybe they have to fight the village, or maybe they can talk their way out of it). The final showdown with the humanoid ayakashi is at an ancient temple set into the side of a cliff near a waterfall. The ayakashi has the appearance of a child with red eyes, and is capable of incredible feats of strength.”
…anything in that range. If you want to utilize the “Against the Tide” setting that comes in the Rulebook, that’s fine. If you want to completely ignore it (“A scenario that takes place 400 years ago on a desert hellscape far to the East”) that’s fine too.
What I’m hoping to find is something that inspires me for two Kickstarter-promised deliverables: The scenario writeup which will be ready in a few weeks (when the final PDF is delivered), as well as the scenario that I’ll use for the eventual Replay. I’ll of course credit your idea in the work. I’ll also bind all your ideas together into a simple text document to hopefully inspire others as well.
If possible, please post one idea per post, as many ideas as you like.