Sweet, sweet TTRPG horror gaming ahead.
Valentine’s Day, or the other Halloween as I like to refer to it, is just on the horizon. Get ready for some sugary hijinks. Here are three plot ideas related to that holiday candy.
Content Warning: Addiction, occult,
Plot Idea 1: Everybody loves those little chalky candy hearts that circulate every Valentine’s Day with their adorable little sayings on them, right? What would happen if some Eldritch Horror-minded lunatic managed to circulate various partial words and phrases that could add up to a full summonings of several awful little somethings into this Earth plane?
One heart might say one word in ancient Sumerian. The next might be a short Babylonian phrase. Pretty soon this becomes the Chthonic horror episode that occurred when a hundred monkeys each typed over a hundred pages per day in 1947. And look what they summoned. Randomly someone is going to find the right (wrong) combination of syllables to pull up something icky from the nether dimensions. It only takes one instance. How hard can it be?
Plot Idea 2: Anybody who is serious about chocolate knows it’s mildly addictive. Recently a chocolatier on the verge of bankruptcy got the idea to put a curse on the cacao used in their candy. Each chocolate is just slightly more addictive than the last. A half dozen of the chocolates eaten in one sitting would theoretically cause one to want to go out and buy another box of those chocolates and then another and another. It seemed like a good plan at the time.
Can the Investigators track down the source of the curse before bedlam sets into the town? What happens when someone can’t get more chocolate? How can the group stop the curse and reverse it before things spiral out of control on the big holiday?
Plot Idea 3: Does anyone remember the memes with gummy bears doing strange things like sacrificing their own kind over a tiny fire or worse? Ever wonder how that meme got started? Well, one Eastern European confectionary does. It turns out the company is run by a gelatinous horror using humans for puppets. Their mission is to spread as many of their own tiny spawn all over the world and infect the humans with their own kind.
Can the Investigators track the gruesome gummies back to their source? What happens once someone ingests enough of these bears? Are the gummy worms infected, too? What happens when a local convenience store chain gets their 2/$1.00 gummy candy from this company?
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