Spooky One-Shots. Characters for Horror and Halloween

The characters are gamblers gathered for a "special" competition. Two of the characters are dressed in costumes and another arrives late, bringing food.

Random tables for spooky one-shot characters.

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Spooky One-Shot Adventures

Spooky and horror themes are great for one-shots. Halloween, Ravenloft or otherwise. If the characters go mad or meet a grisly doom then it's only for the one adventure!

The characters below have shared themes and a reason for being together. Plus one or more rolls on a complications table.

There is a spooky one-shot adventure generator at ChaosGen. And also a pdf of these and more tables at the DM's Guild as Spooky One-Shot Adventures.

Spooky One-shot Adventures on DMs Guild Spooky Adventures Bundle

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The Characters are...

1d20 Spooky One-Shot - The Characters are...
1 a group of monster hunters chasing a shapechanger.
2 friends and family witnessing a wedding.
3 a group of creators gathered for a special challenge.
4 members of a faction gathering for a ritual.
5 a circle of spellcasters hunting for a magical robe.
6 a group of caravan guards protecting a single merchant, stopping here for the night.
7 scholars researching a local mystery.
8 a group of recently met adventurers sent to meet "someone".
9 entertainers working at a special event.
10 old friends meeting up for a reunion.
11 fugitives looking for somewhere to hide for the night.
12 a group of ghost investigators with a covered wagon, investigating a mystery.
13 gamblers gathering for a "special" competition.
14 local villagers spending the night here on a dare.
15 travelers looking for a night's shelter, after their coach had an accident.
16 a novice group of adventurers looking after the place for a night.
17 members of a crime family gathering for a meeting with the boss.
18 students who have heard of a party happening here.
19 members of the local law hunting a criminal.
20 friends and family of an adventurer, gathered for a funeral.

Character Complications

1d20Spooky One-Shots - Character Complications
1 A character is possessed by a ghost
2 One or more characters has an inquisitive pet
3 One or more characters is currently cursed
4 A character is celebrating a birthday
5 One or more characters are dressed in costumes
6 Two of the characters have fallen in love
7 A character is accompanied by an annoying sibling
8 A character has made an enemy of a local spellcaster
9 A character is a shapechanger
10 One or more characters belong to a local secret society
11 A character has a treasure map of the place, promising "a great reward"
12 One or more characters are infected with lycanthropy
13 Two of the characters are friendly rivals
14 A character thinks there is a big conspiracy
15 A character is haunted by a harmless ghost
16 One or more characters have cursed magic items
17 A character is being hunted by a monster
18 Two of the characters have a bet about the evening
19 One or more characters arrive late, bearing food
20 A characters is under a geas

More Random Tables

There is a spooky one-shot adventure generator at ChaosGen. And also a pdf of these and more tables at the DM's Guild as Spooky One-Shot Adventures.

Spooky One-shot Adventures on DMs Guild Spooky Adventures Bundle

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