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100 Roadside Encounter Ideas


Sometimes all a GM needs is a little inspiration. Especially for the frequent question of, "So, what happens while we're on the road?"

This book will give you 100 great ideas on how to answer that question.

Never get stuck again for a road trip or travel encounter!

Here are a few examples from the book:

#1. A passing mail-courier's horse gets spooked and throws courier. The courier dies in the fall, and the mail bag has the seal of the King's Head of Intelligence.

#17. A huge nest has fallen from a tree on the side of the road, and the strange-looking eggs within seem on the verge of hatching.

#20. An otherwise empty stretch of highway, with two rival taverns facing each other across the road. The publicans try to outdo each other loudly on the discounts and benefits of their respective establishments to the party. Both seem desperate for customers.

#28. The party finds a child at the base of a tree trying to rescue a cat caught high in the branches. While the party's attention is diverted upward the little pickpocket goes to work.

#31. A prison work-gang and their guards are rebuilding part of the road. The convicts use the arrival of the party as an opportunity for escape.

#77. A battle-scarred and seasoned warrior crashes from the undergrowth and screams, "Run! For the love of the Gods! They're coming!" and races terrified down the road.

#83. A ranger stops by the group's camp one night and gives them advice on the trail ahead, places to camp and a tavern where they can get good rates if they mention his name. All his advice is good, but when they mention his name at the tavern, they're told he died years ago on that very road.

100 Roadside Encounter Ideas has a nice blend of combat, action and roleplaying encounter seeds.

If you need to inject some energy into the session, trigger a combat or action encounter.

If the game needs a break from action, trigger a roleplaying encounter and add some story back into play.

Grab these 100 ideas now for the price of a burger and start using them in your next game!

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Courtney C January 20, 2021 11:46 pm UTC
This is good for a free product.
Should probably remove the Google + links.
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Jim M December 29, 2020 5:05 pm UTC
Any chance we could see this is soft cover form?
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