(This discussion actually happened, I have edited some part to make it into a better story)
As I was planning my bi-monthly game, my IM chat windows pops up.
RFJ: Question for you Ô chatty one.
Chatty: I’ll try to answer Ô (name censored for security purposes)
RFJ: Many thanks. If you are a voodoo wieldin’ rail baron that’s running tight on cash how do you go about getting your hands on some?
Chatty (Feeling smartass): You start a temporal timeshare on a transdimensional vacation train. Since it exists everywhere in the continuum, you have unlimited locative space. And you can always shovel the overheads to some other dimension’s version of your Baron
RFJ: Err, it’s for Deadlands, btw.
(I don’t know much about that game, but I do know the history of the far west so what the hell)
Chatty DM: Ah…Damn… If your Baron yields Voodoo powers, have him curse the war-bound husbands of wealthy families. Then have Baron Samedi blackmail the wives to alleviate the effects of said curses. Better?
RFJ: Awesome. Per usual, you are a font of genius. (No editting here, honest!)
Chatty:A nd if you are truly evil, the curse only makes the men slightly weaker than usual. Then have your Baron you actually sell charms to the wives to to make their husbands stronger! Hence you create a growing and loyal customer base to exploit on the long run.
Chatty: And get the guy from Sham Wow to be your baron’s sidekick!
RFJ: Sham Wow, oh man!
Chatty: That’s pure NPC material, waiting to be exploited.
RFJ: True. Vince Shlomi is his name. How awesome is that name?
Chatty: Yeah, totally… and make him a leech in your game… your players will love it!
RFJ: Thanks Ô chatty one
Chatty: Anytime… as payment I may turn this chat into a blogpost some day .
RFJ: Feel free! Look forward to seeing it.
I love doing that! If I could make a job out of it I’d do this all day long :) Feel free to drop in on me. I’m phil.a.menard on Gtalk.
Have a good one!