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2016-01-25, 03:33 PM
In fantasy, islands tend to be lost worlds full of surprises, and generally seem to be a big deal. I am running an exploration campaign where the players explore an archipelago. Let's come up with 101 things to do/find on an island! I'll start.

1. treasure
2. pirates
3. sirens

2016-01-25, 03:42 PM
4. Waterfalls
5. Beaches
6. Cannibal Tribe

2016-01-25, 03:44 PM
7. Coconuts
8. Giant crabs
9. Abandoned temples to lost gods
10. Creatures from another time, like dinosaurs and giant apes

2016-01-25, 03:44 PM
11. Mermaids (if you consider those separate from sirens)
12. Exotic animals
13. Cannibals (Ninja'd)
13. A wise but slightly deranged old hermit

2016-01-25, 03:48 PM
15. A volcano
16. A rip in the fabric of reality
17. A madman who hunts people

Scarlet Knight
2016-01-25, 10:37 PM
I've run a tropical island campaign, so I'll stick to 3 at a time...

18. a rasta bard
19. decanter of endless rum
20. coconut treent

2016-01-25, 10:55 PM
21. Shipwreck
22. Sand Monsters
23. Pineapples Go nuts with this

2016-01-25, 10:58 PM
24. A forgotten cave
25. A jungle
26. Message in a bottle (washed back ashore)

And of course...

27. Sand

Edit: Shadow monk'd! (had to reorder numbers)

2016-01-25, 11:11 PM
28. Abandoned research facility
29. Tropical diseases
30. Natives (benevolent, evil, your choice!)

2016-01-26, 04:44 AM
31. A skeleton next to a rock wall with a message carved in the wall. The message reads: 'if you read this and are capable of time travel, return to the following place and time [...]'.

2016-01-26, 05:24 AM
32. A hidden immunity idol or two
33. A group of abducted teenagers scattered around the island that are forced to kill each other or be killed themselves
34. An eerie boardgame from which emanates sounds of tribal drums that grow louder with proximity
35. Mutated animals, including normally impossible cross-breeds like a human-fish or a cockroach-whale
36. Ancient runes or etchings
37. People that are impossibly well-groomed given their location (perfect set of teeth, done hair, clean and unbroken fingernails, callous-less skin, etc.) and are wearing native outfits that reeks too much of fanservice (like a jungle bikini or loincloth)
38. Traps and trapdoors. Lots of them. All over the island.

Prince Zahn
2016-01-26, 05:26 AM
39. Seashells/conches.
40. Magic Seashells/conches...
41. A mysterious cove.
42. Hand crafted survival gear
43. Tall grass/reeds.
44. Tinder material (may be damp).
45. Totem pole.
46. Spiritual/Talking shrine.
47. Fruit/berries. Exotic or otherwise.

Scarlet Knight
2016-01-27, 06:31 AM
48. Pearl divers
49. Were shark
50. a tiki bar run by a retired adventurer who spends most of his time drunk in a hammock under a mango tree

2016-01-27, 06:58 AM
pehaps the most obvious one which I am suprised that hasn't been included

51) Buried Treasure

Prince Zahn
2016-01-27, 09:31 AM
pehaps the most obvious one which I am suprised that hasn't been included

51) Buried Treasure

See the original post. :smallsmile:
51 . booby traps, though rather simple kinds.
52. Tribal charms
53. Bones.
54. Driftwood.
55. More advanced possessions that previous adventurers brought before they. . . You know.
56. Tents, not the industrial kind, though.
57. Didgeridoo?

2016-01-27, 12:48 PM
58. Xihirli
59. Nothing else living.

Scarlet Knight
2016-01-30, 03:01 PM
60. a Voodoo Witchdoctor
61. Zombies created from dead villagers
62. A beautiful virgin who will be cast into the volcano (#15) for refusing the advances of the Witchdoctor (#60)

2016-02-12, 02:11 AM
63. Castaways
64. caster castaways
65. tropical resort
66. A smuggler's cache of rum
67. A giant ape

2016-02-23, 07:34 AM
68. Giant Anaconda.
69. Robinson Crusoe's stuff.

2016-03-09, 02:05 AM
70. Island rhythms

Prince Zahn
2016-03-09, 03:18 AM
71. Rare and colorful birds, perhaps during mating season.
72.exotic plants, some might be deadly.
73. A feared carnivorous monster
74. A massive carnivorous plant
75. bamboo
76. gnolls/hyenas
77. Strange looking masks
78. Flint
79. maybe another rock so you can light a fire with the aforementioned flint.

2016-03-09, 10:20 AM
81. A volleyball with a face drawn on it.

Scarlet Knight
2016-03-09, 10:44 PM
82. surfboards
83. outriggers
84. Whaling ship looking for supplies

2016-03-17, 08:17 AM
85. Ghost ship (normal ship absent crew drifting around).

86. Ghost ship (a phantasmal ship with ghosts for a crew).

87. A huge whirlpool. Bonus if it makes it difficult to leave the island.

88. Secret cave behind a waterfall, especially if the cave can be sailed into and has a secret port.

89. A big hole in the sand with an empty treasure chest next to it.

90. A cursed compass that just gets you lost.

2016-03-29, 03:21 PM
91. A secret nazi research facility, that's been abandoned for decades
92. A legendary Pokemon
93. A villain's volcano hideout

Prince Zahn
2016-03-30, 07:59 AM
94. Basilisk/harpy nest (or similar creature)
95. Meteor shower
96. A hermit crab said brings good omens if it pinches you.
97. A talking, 800 year old tortoise that eats only expensive metals/gems, or shark teeth. he supposedly knows where the treasure is but is far more likely to be just using you for your readily available food than tell you where the treasure is.
98. A pretty seashell that, when discarded, returns to it's owner, weighing twice as much as it did before.
99. A pocket of sweet spring water, if not sterilized, contact with skin gives you warts/hives.
100.a swarm of deadly bugs
101.4 beautiful Dancers that appear in your dreams and beg you to stay with them Forever and ever...

Hey, will you look at that -
We did it!


Scarlet Knight
2016-03-30, 06:32 PM
I can't believe we did it without anyone ( including me) using Cyclops or a sorceress who turns crewmen into swine...

2016-04-03, 03:20 PM
I can't believe we did it without anyone ( including me) using Cyclops or a sorceress who turns crewmen into swine...

...or (104) monkeys or (105) parrots or (106) palm trees or (107) bananas or (108) a smoke monster or (109) epileptic trees or (110) the underground lair of a James Bond villain...

2016-09-04, 11:29 AM
111.) Gilligan
112.) The skipper too

2016-09-06, 02:31 PM
113. Willllssoooooonnn!!!

2016-09-07, 04:34 AM
114 An emerald dragon that lairs within the volcano.
115 The egg of a giant flying god-fish.
116 A giant butterfly god-being.

2016-09-07, 06:37 AM
117 more than 101 things