Player Run Plots

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Player Run Plots are a welcome and desired series of events on this MUSH. When we speak of Player Run Plots we're speaking of any adventure or IC event that involves at least two or more players in addition to the one running the scene.

This can be anything from an emitted scene of a bar room brawl to a dungeon crawl. The system is set up in a way to encourage spontaneous plots as well as pre-planned scenarios with minimal fuss with the staff. In short, if you have an itch to run a player run plot, for the most part you're allowed to do so. That is, plots tend not to require pre-approval from staff. There are some restrictions and guidelines in place to help keep a healthy mush atmosphere, as well as rewards.

What Can I Do?

Standard PrPs

A scene you run involving at least two other people.

2 Encounters at Your Level at 75%


A scene you run involving at least two other people, with possibility of PC death.

2 Encounters at Your Level at 100%; Requires pre-approval, experience running on Tenebrae


A RP-focused scene or gathering with no or little conflict.

5 RPP for Organizer; 3 for Participants

Small Stories


2 Encounters at Your Level at 75%, plus 4 RPPs

Getting Help

Tools for GMs
I Need Help With... Look Here
Can I really just run a plot? Yes, anyone may run a plot at any time, without pre-approval. Please make an +event after, though!
How can I design an encounter? Basics of Encounter Design

More Advanced Encounter Design

Are there tools to make encounters easier? Combat Manager

Player-Contributed Encounter Grab Bag

Where can I find monsters? Tenebrae Bestiary

Monster Creation Table

Is the a GM chat? Where can I find help? addcom tpk=TPK
What if I want to offer legwork? What IS legwork? Legwork Mini-Guide for GMs
Didn't you run some PrP Workshops? We did! Check them out here!
I want to include dragons! Dragons are one of a small handful of creatures we set aside in order to keep them unique. They may not be used in PrPs.

Tenebrae GMs Guild

The Tenebrae GMs Guild is a social space for trading ideas, resources, and getting advice from other GMs. All staff are members of the GMs Guild. Folks who'd like to "just play" are welcome, too! This is a shared resource for everyone.

You can add also this badge to your charpage if you like!

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Tenebrae GMs Guild Member
Interests: What sorts of things are you interested in?
Resources: Any resources you'd like to share?
Logs: Logs of scenes if you'd like to link them!
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What Shouldn't I Do?

A PrP assumes the runner plus two individuals. Include as many as you like, though there should be at least two!
A PrP assumes running for a variety of people. Circle running is not something we are looking for. PrPs should be a benefit to the community, and running for "friends-only" will result in an increasingly reduced award. This is true even if "we are all just on at the same time every time." Some is okay, but we expect you to diversify. If you've conflicts with a specific player, however, please let staff know.
PrPs should pose a challenge of some kind. For example, staff will note things such as ten CR 1 kobolds who don't use flanking.
PRP DM's should not put their own characters into player run plots. Organizer PCs may be involved in Meetups, but the Meetup may not center around, or prominently feature their character.
The PrP Runner is in charge of submitting the log. When a Player Run Plot is completed, the Plot Runner has the responsibility of editing and cleaning the log and then submitting a message to the Plot Queue that a PRP is ready for review. This doesn't mean you cannot ask for help.
XP and awards are capped at CL+2 or APL+2. Awards and XP will be adjusted to the challenge of the adventure, as well as player cooperation, storytelling, and attitude. This isn't to say--everyone has to get along with everyone, but disruptive attitudes will be noted, and that individual's award reduced. With wildly varying levels, we may split awards (for example, the 6-7 would be handled closer to their level than the 11-12, who would receive an award closer to their own level).
tipe lik dis No one expects perfection, just effort, so please remember to use a shift key, basic punctuation, and make an attempt at spelling... We handle many requests per day, including pages, general assistance, and scenes, so we appreciate not needing to translate you, too.
Plot Runners who design scenarios that cannot be won or that are logically impossible to deal with may be in risk of a breach of conduct.
Plot Runners who use a scene to hilight/spotlight their own PCs are also in risk of a breach of conduct. Likewise, your PCs may not be in your own PrPs. We have tried this in the past, and it did not work out.
For PrPs, DC PrPs, or Meetups, always post to +events, even after the fact. This helps us ensure everyone has had a chance to scene, and to thank those who run.
Some creatures are reserved in order to keep them unique. See the individual page for details.