There are only
20 stories
(maybe)
Quest
The hero wants something,
brings it back, becomes
something else
Adventure
The hero goes on a journey,
amazing things happen,
no one changes much, though.
Pursuit
The bad guys are a#er the hero
and they’re
close.
Rescue
The hero must find and bring
back
someone who is precious.
Escape
The hero is trapped
and must get out
somehow...
Revenge
The hero has been wronged and
he wants to get back at someone,
no matter the cost.
Riddle
The hero has to solve a complex
problem
or else...
Rivalry
The hero competes against
someone similar for something
important.
Underdog
The hero stru$les
against the system and --against
the odds--makes a difference.
Temptation
Wanting something,
bringing it back, becoming
something else
Metamorphosis
The hero becomes something
else
something not rea'y human.
Transformation
The hero becomes something
else,
something internal.
Maturation
The hero starts out young,
unformed,
and events make the hero
an adult.
Love
Love needs obstacles or it isn’t
love.
Forbidden
Love
Society doesn’t want us to be
together.
Too bad, Society.
Sacrifice
What are you wi'ing to
give up?
Was it worth it?
Discovery
The hero finds out something
that changes everything
Wretched Excess
The hero gets everything he’s
ever wanted,
This is not a good thing.
Ascension and
Descension
The road up is the same one as
the road down.
--Heraclitis
Quest
Adventure
Pursuit
Rescue
Escape
Revenge
Riddle
Rivalry
Underdog
Temptation
Metamorphosis
Transformation
Maturation
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20 plots

  1. 1. There are only 20 stories (maybe)
  2. 2. Quest The hero wants something, brings it back, becomes something else
  3. 3. Adventure The hero goes on a journey, amazing things happen, no one changes much, though.
  4. 4. Pursuit The bad guys are a#er the hero and they’re close.
  5. 5. Rescue The hero must find and bring back someone who is precious.
  6. 6. Escape The hero is trapped and must get out somehow...
  7. 7. Revenge The hero has been wronged and he wants to get back at someone, no matter the cost.
  8. 8. Riddle The hero has to solve a complex problem or else...
  9. 9. Rivalry The hero competes against someone similar for something important.
  10. 10. Underdog The hero stru$les against the system and --against the odds--makes a difference.
  11. 11. Temptation Wanting something, bringing it back, becoming something else
  12. 12. Metamorphosis The hero becomes something else something not rea'y human.
  13. 13. Transformation The hero becomes something else, something internal.
  14. 14. Maturation The hero starts out young, unformed, and events make the hero an adult.
  15. 15. Love Love needs obstacles or it isn’t love.
  16. 16. Forbidden Love Society doesn’t want us to be together. Too bad, Society.
  17. 17. Sacrifice What are you wi'ing to give up? Was it worth it?
  18. 18. Discovery The hero finds out something that changes everything
  19. 19. Wretched Excess The hero gets everything he’s ever wanted, This is not a good thing.
  20. 20. Ascension and Descension The road up is the same one as the road down. --Heraclitis
  21. 21. Quest Adventure Pursuit Rescue Escape Revenge Riddle Rivalry Underdog Temptation Metamorphosis Transformation Maturation Wretched Excess Love Forb. Love Sacrifice Discovery Ascension Descension The Plots

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