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D&D Sunday morning quiz: Plot Hooks!

Written by Expy - Published on April 5, 2008

DNDSMQ 04-06-08

Here’s a short, fun, and light quiz for you. I exceeded my blog/weird projects work quota for the week by launching Cuddle Monsters so I had to cut back on blog time. So the quiz is a little shorter than usual but it might be the harder yet because of the topic – plot hooks.

If DMs are great at understanding plot hooks why do players have a reputation for not getting hooked? And why are players so clueless when they are presented with a plot hook? Maybe this survey will shed some light on this phenomenon.

All plot hooks were generated using Myth Weaver’s Random Hook Generator.

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This week’s quiz – Plot Hooks!

A traveling circus comes to town. The performers are personable, talented, courteous, and all extremely powerful, typically evil monsters. What do you do?


  • I watch the show, then go to the tavern to look for a plot hook.

  • I attack the powerful evil monsters.

  • I ask the bard to be useful for once and make a Gather Information roll.

  • I try to score backstage passes.

The stars have been rearranging themselves at night, frustrating navigators and astrologers alike. Even stranger, new constellations have been forming which resemble items and places known to you. What do you do?


  • I go about my day as usual. The world revolves around my party so nothing bad can happen.

  • I find mobs to kill so I can gain a few levels and cast Plane Shift. I want to get out of Dodge.

  • I sell my boat.

  • I go to the local tavern to look for a plot hook.

A new and vicious disease is spreading through the city’s slums, eventually turning those it infects into mindless undead. Whole areas of the city have fallen to these infectious monstrosities. What do you do?


  • Are chainsaws and shotguns available? They’re really useful against zombies.

  • I leave town for 28 days.

  • I stop insulting the party cleric.

  • I go to the local tavern to look for a plot hook.

A powerful mercenary is retiring and selling her sizable (read: army-sized) collection of magical arms and armor in a big open-air all-are-welcome auction. What do you do?


  • Arbitrage

  • I attack

  • I go to the local tavern to look for a plot hook.

In a large city, civil unrest has broken out due to an unexpected marriage between a hedge knight and the daughter of a major lord. What do you do ?


  • Is the daughter hot? (Or is the knight hot?)

  • I raid stores during the riots

  • I try to find the lovebirds and talk to them.

  • I go to the local tavern to look for a plot hook.

Are you a DM, a player, or both ?


  • DM

  • Player

  • Both

How great is Dungeon Mastering? (Is the conditioning working yet? By now I’m sure everyone always answers red-dragon-awesome, right?)

  • It’s just great.
  • It’s awesome.
  • It’s uber-awesome.
  • It’s red-dragon-awesome.


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23 Responses to “D&D Sunday morning quiz: Plot Hooks!”
  1. Adalore says:

    our score before profiling: 67 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    13
    YOUR SCORE: 80%

    Impressive! You passed! Very good… or very lucky?

    I think I am lucky. :D
    yay not sucking result!

  2. Sandrinnad says:

    Your score before profiling: 90 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 11
    YOUR SCORE: 101%

    WOW! You have a more-than-perfect understanding of adventure hooks! You should write a novel!

    woohoo!! *happy jig*

  3. Yax says:

    @Adalore: Not sucking feels great!
    @Sandrinnad: Congrats on the more than perfect score! It’s been a long time coming!

  4. Joey says:

    hmm… Only a 6%…

    Your score before profiling: 71 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    -65
    YOUR SCORE: 6%

    I wonder what is so wrong with me. Oh well

  5. The Angry Monk says:

    Your score before profiling: 91 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    -9
    YOUR SCORE: 82%

    What the HECK was that all about?

  6. The Angry Monk says:

    Your score before profiling: 124 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    12
    YOUR SCORE: 136%

    I love retests!

  7. cpanthersfan says:

    Your score before profiling: 103 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    -15
    YOUR SCORE: 88%
    Almost perfect! You must be a great player and/or DM!

    YEAH!! That’s me! Both ways!

  8. Jamie says:

    “Your score before profiling: 124 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    28
    YOUR SCORE: 152%

    WOW! You have a more-than-perfect understanding of adventure hooks! You should write a novel!”

    ——————

    It doesn’t hurt that I was writing a new plot arc for my Tuesday campaign while I was taking the test. My players, however, were they to take this test, would likely answer “head to the tavern” for every question….

  9. Dungeon Scout says:

    Your score before profiling: 91 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    10
    YOUR SCORE: 101%

    Hah, who needs retests?

  10. aresnasti says:

    Your score before profiling: 71 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    -7
    YOUR SCORE: 64%

    Impressive! You passed! Very good… or very lucky?

  11. Ian Winterbottom says:

    120%!! WOW! Now if I can just find a couple players who know a plothook when they see one!
    Ian

  12. Kili says:

    Your score before profiling: 114 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    -16
    YOUR SCORE: 98%

    Almost perfect! You must be a great player and/or DM!

    Well, my group hasn’t complained about me yet :).

  13. Yax says:

    I’m happy to see that most of you are scoring high. Enjoy. And brace yourself for a reality check next week!

  14. Awesomo says:

    Cool! Stay tuned for my novel .. .

  15. hewhoispale says:

    Your score before profiling: 68 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    -9
    YOUR SCORE: 59%

    3d8 points? wth?

  16. argokirby says:

    Your score before profiling: 86 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    -24
    YOUR SCORE: 62%

    Impressive! You passed! Very good… or very lucky?

    My psychological profile is -24, whats wrong with me????

  17. Drizzit Red says:

    Your score before profiling: 76 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    10
    YOUR SCORE: 86%

    Almost perfect! You must be a great player and/or DM!

  18. Linguini says:

    Your score before profiling: 55 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    -26
    YOUR SCORE: 29%

    Ouch! That must hurt. It’s ok – I’m sure your parents still love you

    D:

  19. zozeer says:

    Your score before profiling: 113 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier:
    -11
    YOUR SCORE: 102%

    WOW! You have a more-than-perfect understanding of adventure hooks! You should write a novel!

    WooT, finally the psyc mod didn’t screw me!!

  20. Yax says:

    @zozeer:

    The psyc modifier never screws anyone up. However if you’re already screwed up it’s going to let you know!

  21. Jan says:

    That´s just adventure

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