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Is there by any chance a repository of "thieving event" ideas somewhere in these forums? I'm not talking about ideas for an entire mission, I'm just talking about single events or NPC encounters or small quests or even a puzzle that could fit into a larger mission. I ask because I'm building a mission and want to add a couple clever side events to fill out my mission. I've searched these forums but haven't found anything.

Thanks in advanced for your help,

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These are a few threads I found. Don't forget TTLG has a long history of talking about FM ideas too--

https://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134149

https://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133048

https://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33693

 

 

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Thanks for these links, they are very helpful, somehow I forgot about TTLG.

I glanced over these links and will go over them more thoroughly later on but what I'm really looking for are specific events rather than broad mission ideas. For example, the player comes across a NPC who will yell for the guards but if the player bribes the NPC he will remain quiet and if that goes well maybe the NPC will tell the player about a secret way to enter the house down the lane. I'm looking for little events that can be placed in a bigger mission.

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@Jetrell

Just a thought.

Have npc's/guards get in a fight by throwing things at them so they knock eachother out?

Two grumpy guards already having an argument, and when you throw something (applecore, empty bottle, horsedung) from the direction of one of the npc's/guards, they'll get in a fight, and you can steal whatever they were guarding ...

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Pay a lady of negotiable virtue to go & chat up a guard

If there are two guards, have the 2nd one either get jealous & butt in or be a mate/be embarrassed & give them some space

While they are distracted rob 'em blind

or

Pay LoNV as before, then go find the NPC's wife/girlfriend have them go & have an argument with LoNV, guards gather to watch, rob blind as before

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If you want to know my approach to this, it's to lift ideas from other games, books, movies, tv, comics, etc., and just adapt them to my own story.

Like I like Lady Rowena's approach of having every NPC in her FMs be related to every other NPC in some way, either they were rivals, or best friends, or secret lovers, or had a bad history, and there are readables all around that fill out all the different relationships which are fun for the player to find. So I try to do something like that in my stuff.

The best kind of smaller scale "events" for FMs are in the Thief 2 FMs by Eshaktaar, Lady Rowena, Lord Alan, Gaetane, Saturnine, Purah ... ones where every room or scene also has a little event or story by itself. TDM FMs have done this too, but I guess I'm a sucker for the classics. But don't discount the value of lifting ideas from movies and tv shows. Keep a little notepad around and when you see something write it down.

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@ demagogue

Thank you, that's all very good advice. I often look for these types of "events" in movies and books that I see and read. I try to steer away from taking things away from other people's maps because I don't want to be accused of stealing plus, I want to keep my events/maps as original as possible. But I understand your point, taking inspiration from other people's work seems permissible as long as it's only inspiration.

Oddly enough, I've gotten quite a few ideas from watching old cartoons like Thundercats and even Tom and Jerry. My search continues...

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On 1/16/2020 at 5:06 AM, demagogue said:

These are a few threads I found. Don't forget TTLG has a long history of talking about FM ideas too--

https://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134149

https://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133048

https://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33693

 

 

Thanks for linking my posts! I appreciate it!

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