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Plot: Familial Competition

Feuding families are often the basis for many other plots as they provide an easy personal conflict and motivation for characters. You can check out the other plot scenarios here.

  • One family wishes to achieve the same goal as another family.

Because you’re dealing with groups of characters, there is plenty of space to work with. This however, does mean that you’re often dealing with larger casts of characters and is something to be aware of when tackling this as a plot scenario.

In regards to the goal remember that familial competition might also include attempting to destroy the other family. Alternately, one family may only be trying to stop the other family from achieving their goal by any means necessary.

Because of the scale of the conflict, this particular scenario works best as a minor plot, working in the background. It can lend flavor to political intrigues, forbidden loves and love triangles, or even just as character backstories to help explain the dynamic between particular characters.