Plot Seeds and Developed Ideas (with music/picture inspiration)
♦ A roleplay inspired by the song Madness (Ruelle)
. It makes me think of a dark urban fantasy where demons, witches, werewolves and other supernatural beings are all vying for power. They hide in plain sight among mortals as titans of industry, celebrities, etc. This song also gives me huge femme fatale vibes so anything related to that would be awesome!
♦ Inspired by the song Way Down We Go (Kaleo)
. An fallen angel suddenly has to cope with the strange new needs and desires of their (mostly) mortal body. While wandering, the angels meets a human who shows them kindness. Or maybe a demon takes the fallen angel under their wing and eagerly shows them all the good and deliciously bad things they can divulge in, with the intention of corrupting the angel. One of the angel's righteous brothers could be sent to bring him/her home, or kill the fallen angel otherwise.
♦ Inspired by Netflix's Daredevil series and the song Arsonist's Lullaby (Hozier)
. A romance between a vigilante and journalist set on the backdrop of NYC, Chicago, or a generic crime infested 'Metropolis'.
♦ Reincarnations/descendants of ancient gods meet in the modern day and shenanigans ensue. Pantheons I like are Norse, Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Celtic.
♦ An assassin
living on the American frontier, or in one of the earlier colonies.
♦ An idea based on this couple
. A power struggle between two former enemies? Is someone being seduced for an ulterior motive?
♦ The premature death of her loved one causes a grief stricken young woman to commission a prominent AI corporation to help cope with the loss. Soon, the comfort she receives from the AI companion blossoms into more
. Alternatively this can be a romance between a lonely scientist and her android or a cyborg creation, male or female.
♦ Knowledge of the show Supernatural is preferred.
strikes a deal with a demon, with the intention of killing the demon later to avoid losing her soul. However, something goes wrong during the ritual to seal their contract and the pair are bound together for the duration of the deal until they can find a loophole.
♦ A maiden is offered as a sacrifice to the god of the mountain - an ancient creature who desires lovely things.
♦ During a masquerade a thief is caught red-handed and blackmailed into helping the nobleman/woman achieve their goal.
♦ What happens when a dangerous forbidden romance sparks between a half-elf and an elven woman
of higher rank?
♦ Re-telling Beauty and the Beast in any setting with transformation, Stockholm syndrome, and all that good stuff.
♦ When her homeland is attacked, a woman dons some armor
to help the war effort. This could be a Western or fantasy retelling of Mulan where my character attempts to hide her gender and befriends the Captain of her unit, or she could be captured by the enemy.
♦ To inspire a coup and possibly become Queen, a sorceress seduces
an unlucky person to get the job done. Her target could be the King's young son or new wife, an advisor, a high ranking guardsman, or someone else who can be persuaded to usurp the current ruler... and possibly take the fall for her. This could also be done along the lines of Game of Thrones where several characters are engaged in betrayals, affairs and power plays to climb the social ladder.
♦ A paladin
renowned for hunting demons and sorcerers faces a new challenge when she becomes the very thing she hates.
♦ A native woman
helps a colonist when she rescues him from a perilous situation and cares for his injuries. After being directed to safety, he returns to the wilderness with the hope of meeting her again.
♦ After finishing the Netflix series Marco Polo, I'm eager to try out a story about a warrior or travelling merchant who comes to the court of a warlord and meets a beautiful princess. She's essentially a prisoner in a gilded cage but that doesn't stop them from being drawn to one another, no matter how dangerous the consequences.
♦ In a Firefly-inspired story, I played a Companion who took refuge with mercenaries and became their match maker. She struggled with feelings for a crew member who was hesitant/unable to return her affection, for whatever reason. I'd love to reprise that role in another space western or possible a historical Wild West setting.
♦ The daughter of a crime lord has a rude awakening when she's suddenly given a bodyguard. He seems
perfect, so something can't be right (probably the most slice of life idea I have, but it could easily fit into the Marvel-verse to spice it up).
♦ A wealthy entrepreneur
enjoys collecting beautiful exotic things. One day she's intrigued by an ad that could take her hobby even further, and decides to purchase one of the 'pets' a discreet company has to offer. (I don't like kemonomini but other supernatural creature would be fun!)
♦ (Warcraft) Two adventurers go to the Outlands to help quell the demonic threat before it spills into Azeroth. However, one of the adventurers becomes tainted by fel magic
and their companion has to try and find a cure as the slow transformation occurs.
♦ (Star Wars) A Sith apprentice takes a liking to their Master's new slave (could be replaced by a rival apprentice or a Jedi) and the two engage in a very passionate tryst, causing the apprentice to turn away from their Master and perhaps even the Dark Side.
♦ (Star Wars) On Dathomir, a Nightsister selects a new mate through trial by combat. Her true intention is to craft him into her apprentice for revenge against a third party who never came to the aid of her clan, which resulted in most of her sisters being killed.
♦ (Dragon Age) Agents of the Inquisition carry out various tasks for Leliana, Cullen, and Josephine to gather information for their cause and solidify alliances. Their latest mission involves going to Orlais to play the dangerous Game among capricious nobility, where they may fall prey to its deadly intrigue if they aren't careful.
Sacramentum Gladiatorum Concepts:
Gladiator x Roman, Gladiator x Slave, D/s, role reversal, exhibitionism, gore, revenge, degradation
The new gladiator in the ludus evaded death against near impossible odds. He's strong willed but appears loyal. The domina sees him as a blunt instrument, an assassin to kill her enemies and possibly even her overbearing husband. He sees her as a way to gain freedom. Their arrangement goes awry when the city falls to rebelling slaves and the domina learns what it means to lose her position of power.
Another idea that could be added to the first or combined: a woman born into slavery is the secret lover of her master for many years. His wife becomes suspicious of their tryst, and despite not loving her husband, his wife is a jealous and manipulative woman. In an act of revenge she coyly suggests during a party that her husband should give his favourite slave to one of the most ferocious gladiators in their ludus. Treasures of the Horde Concepts:
Warlord x Captive, non-con, political intrigue, manipulation, love/hate
A warlord attacks the borders of an empire mercilessly in revenge for the sacking of his beloved village many years ago. Fearful that things will escalate, an ambassador contacts him to meet at a border town and work out an agreement to prevent further violence. The warlord demands tribute but all the jewels and silks he's offered are not enough. Instead, he wants the princess as leverage. Another variation could be the capture of a high priestess, Empress, etc.The Eye of HorusConcepts:
'Concubine' x Assassin, adventure, bondage, time travelInspiration:
A concubine and assassin embark on a journey to uncover relics that the Templars have been searching for in nearby lands. Their journey seemed hopeless until a terrible sandstorm reveals a previously hidden set of ancient ruins. An even older surprise awaits them inside: the priest of a long dead cult, who wished to negotiate for his freedom. Blinded by their eagerness to use the power against the Templars, the snake-tongued priest managed to trick thee and used a ritual to bind himself to a corporeal form and disappears. In the future, the descendants of those assassins finally have a lead to fix the centuries-old mistake.Glorious HorrorsConcepts:
Servant x Noble, Gothic romance, monsters, possible bloodplay and darker themes
The stillness of the quiet English countryside is shattered as a series of grisly murders start cropping up suddenly each month, with no tangible clues or lead. A workhouse girl from London is surprised by an offer to take up residence working for a reclusive nobleman whose staff has dwindled considerably over the years. The home has a beautifully haunting allure that the young woman can't resist, and her servitude isn't even particularly difficult - however, there are a few strange rules to abide by. After some time she finally meets her Master and discovers his monstrous nature.A Tale of Silk and SteelConcepts:
Samurai x Assassin, Feudal Japan, deception, romance, action-adventure
During the transportation of a Shogun's new bride, a group of samurai are attacked and the woman is taken. The only samurai to survive becomes a ronin. To regain his honour he decides to hunt down the attackers and rescue the Shogun's wife, but discovers that she - a kistune - is leading the bandits and the attack was all part of her plan to find a worthy champion. The kitsune sends him on a mission to kill the demonic Shogun. At the palace the samurai meets a concubine, enslaved during the latest raid. However, the concubine is actually an assassin who also plans to kill the Shogun.Through the Looking GlassConcepts:
Detective x Monster, noir, supernaturalInspiration:
The Wolf Among Us
The government has a secret branch dedicated to the Other - a supernatural world within our own that's shielded from human eyes, running things from behind closed doors in competition with human organizations. A human detective stumbles upon this secret world by accident. Rather than have their memory wiped, the detective opts to be transferred and partnered up with a supernatural companion to solve crimes in both worlds. The Smuggler's PrizeConcepts:
Companion x Smuggler, space western, secret loveInspiration:
Firefly, Steampunk beauty
Everything he does is for the money. Not for a good cause, not for every bleeding heart that needs charity. He used to have a soft spot but it was exploited, so the only choice was to become hard and uncaring. Though the smuggler's resolve tested for the first time when he's tasked with escorting a beautiful Companion into the hands of a man who desires nothing short of perfection. Will the smugler's loyalties be swayed by her charm and the cause of the Rebellion she supports?Deus Ex MachinaConcepts:
Agent x Cyborg, corruption, crime drama, dystopiaInspiration: This picture
During the Cold War era the government began funding a eugenics program to create superior humans. In the present, government agents are now paired with a cyborg companion. In the near future, an agent is given a first generation model that was part of the original human trials. The agent and their cyborg companion eventually uncover corruption in The Program. Just how far have these experiments gone, and what's planned for the new line of agents?A Killer AffairConcepts:
Assassin x Handler, espionage, action, blackmailInspiration:
Being a "handler" at an Assassin's Guild is a stressful job. There are dozens of applicants every year who are either genetically modified or have innate talents the Guild wishes to harness. She has to oversee physical examinations, conduct quarterly psychological testing, distribute missions and track the contract killers, among many other jobs. Seeking a night of distraction, she decides to take someone home. The next day when a new hitman enters her office she's taken aback to see her lover from the night before. Can they put aside their little tryst and function professionally, or will growing feelings create tension with the Guild's strict policy of no attachment as her superior senses something between them?Cerberus' Collar (Mass Effect)Concepts:
Genetic experiment x Cerberus Agent or others, organised crime, experimentation, indoctrination
A biotic trained by Cerberus goes MIA. After many months/years of searching to no avail, Cerberus sends her old friend and colleague to her last known whereabouts: Omega. He is tasked with bringing her back 'home' but this mission becomes very complicated when he arrives on Omega. The biotic creates a new identity and becomes the leader of a prominent gang known as Hyperion, one of Aria T'Loak's top competitors. Light in the Darkness (Star Wars)Concepts:
Jedi x Dark Jedi, conflict, corruption of morals, forbidden romance, angst, possible incestInspiration: Bastila Shan
Two padawans who grew up together on Tython were inseparable, and engaged in a forbidden love affair which even their astute masters were not aware of. When they came of age they went down separate paths. She became a Consular to uphold justice and peace. He became a Knight to vent his frustrations. Years later they are brought together again for a matter of great importance - treachery among their order. As the pair reunite it becomes clear that one of them has changed. Soon the truth is revealed that their torrid romance caused one of them to turn from the Code.Crystals and Contracts (Warcraft)Concepts:
Blood elf Warlock x OC, bondage, transformation, seductionInspiration: Blood elf warlock
A powerful warlock (female or futa) practices her dark arts in the sewers of Dalaran to escape interference from the disapproving magocracy, who have sent a paladin to hunt her down. One day your character seeks her out for a particular problem - or simply out of curiosity. A worgen wants to lift their curse, a Death Knight looking for redemption, a priest intrigued by the shadows, etc. Whatever fits the story, really.