August 15th, 2005

hoard potato, tv, movies

Plot Generator!

In my last entry, I mentioned the TV Tropes Wiki and noted that I hadn't yet had the time to peruse it.

I stayed up far too late last night remedying that error. The site is splendidly comprehensive.

It also offers The Story Generator, which randomly mixes and matches Classic Elements at random "to spark ideas".

This is a great Game Host Tool. "Oh no! Everyone's coming over to play Noun: The Verbing and I don't have an adventure planned! Gah, gotta think of something..."

Setting: A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away
Plot: Master Plots.
Mandatory Narrative Device: Second Hand Storytelling
Hero: Action Girl
Villain: Corrupt Hick
Mandatory Character As Device: Teen Genius
Mandatory Trope 1: Million To One Chance
Mandatory Trope 2: Naming Conventions
Optional Stock Phrase: You Did Everything You Could


"Hmmm, that's not quite right."

Setting: Christie Time
Plot: Amnesia Danger
Mandatory Narrative Device: Exact Eaves Dropping
Hero: Anti Hero
Villain: Nietzsche Wannabe
Mandatory Character As Device: Hot Scientist
Mandatory Trope 1: Poorly Disguised Pilot
Mandatory Trope 2: The Couch
Optional Stock Phrase: This Is Something He's Got To Do Himself


"Okay, we might be able to do something with that."

Odds are pretty good that you'll get a more interesting game session out of it than if you crack open the latest "re-imagined" First-Edition Adventure Module....
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