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Your Choice for the June 2015 CCC Theme?

Why So Serious?
6% (3 votes)
Filth
4% (2 votes)
Dinosaurs!
8% (4 votes)
Not Just Walking XP
10% (5 votes)
Hidden Secrets and New Traps
8% (4 votes)
A Song of Ice and Fire / A Game of Thrones
24% (12 votes)
Heroes and Villains
4% (2 votes)
Holdable Objects
4% (2 votes)
Future Folio
2% (1 vote)
Kids
10% (5 votes)
Modern Manual
2% (1 vote)
Inspired by Classic Video Games
0% (0 votes)
Weird West *
18% (9 votes)
Total votes: 50
The Amethyst Dragon
Theme Descriptions

Why So Serious?: D&D is not always a game of serious topics and deadly combat. Sometimes things just end up a little bit (or a lot) obsurd. This decade old game could use a few more things that are just plain silly or carefully considered D&D humor. A gazebo monster, or a door that looks like a large jar. A band of gnome pickpockets that steal footwear. An overly curious NPC that just follows PCs around until they leave the area. A jester that tells random jokes. A longsword model that looks like a Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. A set of prefab books with humorous descriptions and titles. Apprentice-scribed spells scrolls that have unforseen effects. A short quest that just ends up ridiculous halfway through before having a normal ending. A henchman that has a 25% chance on seeing any human (or elf, or dwarf, etc.) of voicing a crude insult about said being. Be creative!
{ Suggested By: The Amethyst Dragon }

Filth: Piles of steaming U-No-What, assorted rubbish, muddy pools and anything else that will make villages and towns just a tad more authentic than the current pristine places that we currently build.
{ Suggested by: Tarot Redhand }

Dinosaurs!: Dinosaurs of all types (maybe even completely original fantasy Dinosaurs), plus other prehistoric reptiles (pterosaurs, mosasaurs, pelycosaurs, etc), prehistoric fish (Dinicthys and other placoderms), extinct invertebrates (Eurypterids, etc), and even extinct mammals - imagine an Andrewsarchus roaming the streets of Neverwinter!
{ Suggested by: PLUSH HYENA of DOOM }

Not Just Walking XP: Make goblins more interesting than just two-dimensional walking XP for many low level PCs. They should have goblin-made lairs (placeables, tiles), they should have goblin-made/found weapons, armor, treasure (item models or prefabs), they should use devious traps (scripts), they should use underhanded tactics (ai scripts, encounters, etc.), they should have interesting pets (prefabs, models), they should have better quests for them (beyond "bring back 10 goblin ears"), and they should have more personality (conversations, one-liners, etc.). Goblins also have ancestral enemies (such as ugly, hairy, grumpy dwarves) that might have spells/items that target goblins. Kobolds should also be included in this theme.
{ Suggested by: The Amethyst Dragon }

Hidden Secrets and New Traps: Concealed doors, secret magic doors, opening bookshelves, rotating walls, floor secret entrances, secret hides, secret compartment containers, animated secret control switch mecanisms, secret puzzle boxes, special locks, etc.

Tiger or elephant traps, wolf traps, mouse traps, retracting stairs / sliding traps, rolling boulders, swinging trunk traps, fire pits, glue stuff, working wall spiked traps (standard existing one has just one fixed orientation!), ceiling spikes, crushing walls, crushing giant boots, crushing 1 Ton weights, giant cuting blades, water / sand filling rooms, paint traps, fishnet's traps, realistic trap fall and trap exit systems, new trapped artifacts, alarm sound devices, alarm bells, etc.
{ Suggested by: CaveGnome }

A Song of Ice and Fire / A Game of Thrones: Content inspired by both the book series and tv show. Everything from equipment and armor of the Seven Kingdom such as the Armor of the Kingsguard and Greater Houses, Master Chains, the Helmet of the Hound, or Eddard's blade Ice; tilesets to replicate Kingslanding and the Wall; clothing options of the westerosi and foreign fashion; creatures such as the Whitewalkers and Others; placeables like the Iron Throne, the carved map table of Dragonstone, the green flames of the Wildfire, or the corpses of the aftermath of the RW.
{ Suggested by Snugglehoof }

Heroes and Villains: Fantasy/Comic/Movie/TV/Cartoon/Literary/Mythic Good Guys and Gals, their side-kicks and faithful companions, Bad Guys and Gals, and their nefarious minions, and creations. Items special to important individuals, features of their havens and lairs, hazards, plots and schemes.
{ Suggested by Carcerian }

Holdable Objects: D&D is full of items that can be held in hand that are not weapons. Why not expand on what's available in NWN? New torches, sceptres, generic holy symbols (lightning bolts, alpha/omega, small pole-mounted cloth standard, etc.), horns (and other instruments), crystals, chalices, flags, figurines, fishing poles, or even...severed heads! Models, icons, prefabs, scripts...lots of potential for creativity.
{ Suggested by ehye_khandee and The Amethyst Dragon }

Future Folio: Anything from the near to far future, including Star Wars, Star-Trek, Mass Effect, Halflife, Fallout, Shadowrun, Battletech, Warhamer 40k, Gamma World, Buck Rogers, or any similar setting. Includes retro-future, such as Bug-Eyed Monsters, Rocket Ships, Robots, Martians and Ray-Guns.
{ Suggested by Carcerian }

Kids: While scaling has helped a little with older kids, there really aren't enough kid models and kid "stuff" in the game. Kids are an important part of a lot of great adventures. They can be innocent bystanders, eager wards and apprentices, and even super creepy villains.
{ Suggested by: Urk }

Modern Manual: Anything from the 20th, 21st Century. Modern warfare, and Trendy Cultural Era's such as the 1920's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's. Includes classic movies or pop-culture, clothing, fashion, people, places, and items of historical or social significance.
{ Suggested by Carcerian }

Inspired by Classic Video Games: Build something from, or inspired by, another video game! Sky's the limit! Make a suit of clothing and cloak that resembles Mario or Luigi. Perhaps model Cloud's Buster Sword from FF7. A Hylian shield from the Legend of Zelda. Create the classic Imp monster from Doom, complete with fireball throwing. No room for Halo here (too modern). Dust off your old Earthworm Jim cartridge and make that "Queen Slug-For-A-Butt" model you've always been dreaming about. Script out your own Lost Woods maze from Legend of Zelda, or maybe make a new 3d model for ol' King Hippo from Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Go Greco-Roman werewolf with Altered Beast.
{ Suggested by: The Mad Poet }

Weird West: The wild, wild west of cowboy fame. But not just vanilla spaghetti western: a western setting with horror and magic elements. Fire elemental-powered locomotives, undead indians, magic gold panning, +4 gattling guns, haunted saloons, half-orc prostitutes, demonic telegraph switches, arcane aliens, etc.
{ Suggested by: rjshae }

The Amethyst Dragon
Final vote count

12 votes:
A Song of Ice and Fire / A Game of Thrones

9 votes:
Weird West *

5 votes:
Not Just Walking XP
Kids

4 votes:
Dinosaurs!
Hidden Secrets and New Traps

3 votes:
Why So Serious?

2 votes:
Filth
Heroes and Villains
Holdable Objects

1 vote:
Future Folio
Modern Manual

0 votes:
Inspired by Classic Video Games