I've just planned to start a little saga for Grimm. It starts during a summercamp, located at a clearing in the woods. After dinner, there is a short break and naturally the characters wander off in the woods. The nerd to spend some time with his books or gameconsole; the bully in search for the nerd; the outcast to get away from the crowd and so on. Using a little Alice, they all fall down in a rabbit hole, or perhaps they are lured there. When the the last crawls out, he finds the others in a very strange and dark forest indeed. It will be night when they finally make it out of the forest. In the distance they see seven small lights and they hear multiple voices singing: he-sho, he-sho. With a little luck the pc's will make a link with the seven dwarfs. When they approach them and speak to the figures, the last one will turn about. But only once one of the characters is in grasping distance. He reveals a set of grinning teeth that look very sharp, two small yellow slitted eyes and a green face with a pointy nose and large ears in the dim lamplight. The creature answers: "Yess tassty morsshel" and tries to grasp the nearest pc. The other goblins also gather near, ready to claim a meal for themselves, saliva dripping from their mouths.
My saga is going to be about 8 challenges (temptation, imagination, negotiation, ...), after each challenge (each a story) they go up a grade. In the end they are going to face the rotten king, who took advantage of the turmoil the characters left behind to spread his influence further. Here they learn what happened to the lands where they played 'hero'.
The first challenge for example is about a king who was tricked. The king simply loves to hunt. A Goblin broker challenged the king to hunt down a deer that is impossible to catch. As long as the king didn't catch the deer, the kingdom was going to belong to the goblin. The goblin is now king, his kingdom filled with fellow goblin's and all the human's in cells, ready for the pot. When the pc's arrive, they learn about this traggic situation from the king (who is desperate, hungry, fatigued, ...) himself. But if they put this king back on his throne, is he going to be a better king? Or will the rotten king simply take advantage of him, to claim the lands in exchange for the ,already bored with ruling, king to be able to hunt again?
I'll probably use 'the kingdom without clothes' as the imagination challenge. On the way they can encounter smaller challenges like the Gingerbread house or Rapunzel's tower.
This is what I've got so far, I'll wonder how it all will work out.
Counting down to tomorrow, ...