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100 Roadside Encounter Ideas

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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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August 11th, 2016
I've been running a solo campaign using Mythic, and this set of 200 encounters came in real handy generating a response to "does something odd happen during today's travels?" [...]
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June 12th, 2015
Good sampling of random roadside encounters. Glad I picked it up. [...]
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March 25th, 2015
Was clean and simple. Just a list of quick ideas. Very quick ideas. I'm fairly sure most of them could used for some fun distraction. [...]
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November 2nd, 2014
This actually contains 200 encounters. Instead of rolling d100, roll d20+d10. Often products of this sort are a couple of dozen entries of the tediously obvious variety. Not here. These are all interesting and sometimes fantastic, with good role [...]
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March 15th, 2013
Very good and exactly what it says on the cover, a series of ideas for encounters that your players might have while traveling. Very few are completely ordinary such as a creature attacking a party, most are flavorful and at the very least can ad [...]
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