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2 20Generational Trauma
Conflict arises due to unresolved baggage passed down from generation to generation
Created: Mar 16th 2023 at 7:50:30 PM
0 4Kiddie Ride Capers
A character goes on a mechanical Kiddie Ride.
Created: 2 hours ago
0 10Death-Trap Tango
The best way to navigate a maze full of traps is through choreographed dance.
Created: Mar 23rd 2023 at 2:05:18 PM
2 11Pain and Gain
Power gained by taking damage
Created: Mar 27th 2023 at 1:42:32 PM
2 10The Colored Cross (Launching Soon)
Medical staff and paraphernalia are labeled with a colored cross for legal reasons.
Created: Mar 1st 2023 at 4:36:30 PM
0 40Resurrected Murderer (launch pending Image Pickin' result)
A human murderer comes back from the dead as a supernatural being. Launching 3/30.
Created: Feb 27th 2023 at 4:44:09 AM
0 12Memory Unlocking Song
A song is used to reveal a previously forgotten or suppressed memory.
Created: Mar 28th 2023 at 8:24:21 AM
0 16Luring In Prey (Working Title)
Creatures with the ability to lure or trick victims into coming towards them.
Created: Mar 26th 2023 at 7:37:14 PM
0 15Siren Song
A hauntingly beautiful song that lures people to danger.
Created: Mar 15th 2023 at 7:59:42 AM
0 36Terminally Ill Killer
A character commits a serious crime after learning they have a fatal disease.
Created: Oct 5th 2021 at 11:39:16 PM
8 22Fake Orgasm (Grabbed by SeanMurrayI) (Ready for Launch?)
A character fakes an orgasm (or confesses this fact) to show that a sexual encounter/relationship is unsatisfying.
Created: Jun 4th 2012 at 5:05:39 AM
4 24Perilous Prehistoric Seas (Launches April 5th)
Life in prehistoric seas is hard to live in or traverse through and its inhabitants are either deadly creatures, creatures struggling in a harsh environment, or both.
Created: Dec 29th 2021 at 4:47:26 PM
0 21Time Traveler's Baby (Launching April 9th; anyone want to add more examples?)
A time traveler has a child with someone from the past or future.
Created: Oct 14th 2021 at 9:49:13 PM
0 23No Music Allowed (Launching April 2nd)
A person forbids music and it makes the people around them miserable.
Created: Oct 7th 2021 at 9:46:47 PM
0 14Phlebotinum-Proof Robot
A character is unaffected by something plot-significant, purely because they're a robot.
Created: Jan 1st 2022 at 2:58:27 PM
3 16May It Never Happen Again (grabbed by Unicorndance)
At the end of the story, explicit measures are taken by the characters or parties involved to stop anything from triggering a repeat of the main conflict.
Created: Feb 11th 2020 at 9:19:36 PM
0 15Oppressive Immigration Enforcement
When enforcers and implementers of stricter immigration control are presented as bigoted, oppressive and corrupt. - Needs Examples
Created: Mar 16th 2023 at 3:19:53 PM
When enforcers and implementers of stricter immigration control are presented as bigoted, oppressive and corrupt. - Needs ExamplesSponsor: MGD107 Created: Mar 16th 2023 at 3:19:53 PM Last reply: 7 hours ago by MGD107 View draft
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0 0Large Order For One
Someone orders a ton of food, and it turns out to be just for them.
Created: 1 minute ago