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Idea You Can Steal 11 -- Patient Zero

Ordinarily, I’d make some poetic remark about the leaves changing color and the weather cooling. But the only signs of the season I’ve seen so far are pumpkin spice lattes.

And with that awkward segue, here’s your monthly idea you can steal.


A plague is sweeping across the land. A small band of adventurers forms to find the source of the disease. Finally, they find patient zero – a hermit who claims to have been to the underworld and back. Kicker is that the hermit has the artifacts and arcane knowledge to prove their outrageous claim. Finding (and possibly killing) patient zero doesn’t end the plague, however. Our heroes’ quest for a cure has just begun, and it will surely take them to exotic places.

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