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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Six-Word Sparks VII: Battle and War

Huge set-piece battles are very much ingrained into the fantasy genre, at least of the Tolkien school. The 300-style battles in which the protagonists are desperately outnumbered are also a serious part of the fantasy genre. Running a war campaign, or even running a single large battle, can be challenging in a rules-heavy system, but when it works, it really works.

If you've watched the Lord of the Rings movies or 300 recently and want to start thinking of ways to incorporate a big battle into your next adventure, check out these six-word sparks.

Six-Word Sparks

1. Awakened mouse warrior seeks worthy allies.
2. Archer recruits, plans troll-lands hunt.
3. Princess calls mercenaries; giants gathering above.
4. Elves foretell renewing of Goblin Wars.
5. Gnome-Kobold skirmishes threaten international peace.
6. Kingdom's borders assaulted by organized animals.
7. Snake people invade and capture city.
8. Dwarf warlord commanding elementals declares war.
9. Earthquake destroys town, orc army approaches.
10. Halfling merchant guild assembles mercenary army.

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