EXERCISE Plot Challenge: In the Ocean

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Diana, Jul 24, 2010.


    Plot challenges are designed to help you think quick and be inspired. We often play this game in the cbox, shouting out random words or phrases and see what ideas first pop in to people's heads.

    To Participate: THINK FAST. Don't waste any time. The first idea(s) that comes to mind, write it down and post it!

    NOTE: If you decide to borrow someone's concept for a roleplay, make sure you give credit.

    Challenge Phrase
    In the Ocean
  2. A state-of the art, underwater habitat/research facility is just having it's first tour! Plenty of people are coming, eager to see their future vacation home, the cutting edge labs, or just the views of the fish.

    But just as things are getting underway, a tragic accident occurs! The survivors of the various people aboard the station are now cut off from the rest of the world by a fierce storm, and have only 36 hours before the station's reactor goes critical and they all die! Assuming, of course, that they don't drown, suffocate, starve, or kill each other first...

    Before the accident happened, the pharmaceutical company that created the facility was running some...less than moral experiments on people and the occasionally magical denizens of the surrounding seas, so valid characters could include water nymphs, people with weird genetic powers, scientists, or guys who are just normal/awesome. For longer plots have the place enter a groundhog day loop, with the PCs getting "bad ends" the first few tries, before FLAWLESS VICTORY.

    Be sure to keep it somewhat normal at first for maximum effect!! It should start off as a slightly scifi version of the world, with people chilling, dealing with relationship issues or something, BEFORE you introduce all the weirdness and kraken and mermaid stuff. This allows for contrast.