December 11, 2013
A mysterious force descends upon a segment of the population and makes them spend their money on various things. When they come to their senses, they have no idea what happened, but they always have something they’ve wanted, even if only a little.
December 10, 2013
Your hero can survive any injury, fatal or not, up to and including decapitation, dismemberment, disembowelment, quartering, burning, and other sorts of medieval brutality. The catch: s/he has to inflict the same injury on another person within the day or s/he’ll die forever.
December 9, 2013
Your hero is tasked with bringing a poverty-stricken village back to its feet as its new mayor with only a few lessons in leadership as punishment for stealing food from the poor. There is no official punishment for failing; seeing people you’re responsible for die, the authorities figure, should be enough.
December 8, 2013
Two one-armed protagonists fight together, one with a shield, one with a sword.
December 7, 2013
The power of magic is directly correlated to the spiffiness of the wearer’s suit or dress. Hats included. And canes.
December 6, 2013
Your protagonist manages to convince a secondary character that s/he is, in fact, the protagonist, and that it is his/her destiny to defeat an evil overlord or two, simply because the real protagonist doesn’t want to.
December 5, 2013
Write a sport that takes advantage the unique physics in your fantasy world. If your fantasy world’s physics are the same as ours, make up a new sport.
December 4, 2013
Write a homosexual protagonist whose sexuality isn’t the focus of the story. Practice dropping hints in passing without being too obvious about it or being so subtle that it’s impossible to pick up on.