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Need ideas for a generator

JohnnFour

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Hola RPT GMs!

I humbly ask a quest you. No geas, this is only if you like brainstorming lists.

I've got this Mad Lib:

A note found on [a dead body] at [the edge of town] speaks of a conspiracy to kill [the town council] and to [subjugate] [people].

Square brackets mean I want a list of alternatives to fill in the slot to change the result.

I've set up a public spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13PuM5dVA8yv2-GwKQho5Vjnu2h0_K490SZEl6Ouxg1U/edit?usp=sharing

Feel free to add any ideas that come to you.

Thank you very much, oh great Wizard!
 

ELF

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(Took the liberty of hiding the columns for indefinite articles, as they depend on what is selected in the next column, sorry!)

The sheet seems to be shaping up pretty nicely! (y)

BTW: Currently the kill and subjugate columns seem almost interchangeable. Maybe they could be combined into a single pool? (That would not work so well in a traditional Mad Lib, but would be fine in a generator.)
 
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JohnnFour

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Excellent @ELF! And thanks to everyone for adding values. More are welcome, but I'm going to start putting them into the Generator Service to see how results shape up.
 
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ELF

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The strict sentence pattern inherited from the Mad Libs format forced me to use some artificial-sounding expressions ("make laughing stock out of ", etc). For additional polish, the object column ("the town council") could be used as a variable that would be inserted in more natural positions in the various conspiracy descriptions.

But that's probably more trouble than it's worth. It could be a nice exercise for a generator writing course, though. :)
 

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More liberties taken: I changed the first target column to a singular target and the second to plural targets. This makes the sentences flow better and hopefully also helps to keep the column focus clear. (This division had already developed in an organic way, so it affected only a handful of entries that I moved between the columns.)
 

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I listed some alternate options also for the found and speaks of a conspiracy to columns. These allow some (IMHO) interesting variations of the theme, but use as you wish.
 
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