Random Encounters, in a Weird World

“Hitting the road, with your wagons and followers in tow, you wonder what the winding way has stored for you this time?

Wolves? Trolls? Something altogether more sinister? There’s no way to know. You can only push forward.

And that is precisely why you push through this bleak landscape. To surprise yourself.

There was nothing new to find under the cold soil of your father’s fields, so you took the risk to become a delver. A reaver. A knower of things, a finder of secrets.

The road is your home, the inns on the way are the closest you want for  a restful place.

You can never go back home again. But what is home anyway?”

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I vomit out a whole bunch of my own strange and painful life into these rules and blog pieces, and the stories reflect my odd path.

And what do I have, but a bunch of random encounters? This is the way I run them in my games, and this should help you Judges along  while making the wilderness interesting, or at least weird. Check out the PDF for my tricks to run a random encounter table in the wild, and five strange encounters to befuddle your players with.

This was actually one of the first things I wrote for the blog. Took me a while to clean it up to this stage: still isn’t perfect, but I can pop it out here now. The magical honesty of gas station vodka is strong with this one.

Cheers,

AMP

Random Encounters: RandomEncounters_Rules+5_AMP

PS. The Broken Promise in the featuring picture is an actual magic item (although in resin, not old flesh). I’ll gladly trade it for a DCC belt buckle, or a similar joy.

Tavern Names 101

“Yeh ever been ta the Screaming Duckling? Up on the east side? Yea, tha’s the one! Awesome ale they got there, but stay outta the bogs, I hear they’s haunted by a shit-daemon! Ha!

Wha’s aboot the Rough Arse? Down the Southway? Yea, the one with the one armed barmaid. Blimey, she’ll give ya a sound trashin’ any night o’ the week. How’d ya think I lost me front teef?

Hmm… Well riddle me this then: where’s the best place for a pint o’ dwarven scrummy? Don’t know? Well, tha’s where we’ll go next!

Handle the tab, will ya, tha’ssa good boy. Then we’re off to the Stinky Otter!”

I’m running around the Baltics like mad this week, so it’s time for some content from a new contributor: a tavern name generator from a good friend of mine, the mysterious Mr. MM.

We’ll definitely hear from him again later, but there was a demand for something of this sort from the Finnish RPG-community over on Facebook, so we decided to push out the content  right quick.

And exceptionally, this content is brought to you in bi-lingual format, both in English and Finnish.

Tavern Name Generator: Resource_TavernNameGenerator_MM+AO

Tavernannimigeneraattori: Resurssit_TavernanNimetNopalla_MM+AO

Cheer,

AMP & MM

PS. “Tavernannimigeneraattori” is a linguistically correct word in Finnish, even though I’m almost certain I’m the first git to use it! Isn’t it a lovely language…