Table Rolls - Encounter ComplicationsBy Chaos Generators on
Two almost fully-grown black bear-cubs follow their mother. The mother is pain and stops to paw at a few golden feathers growing from her side and back.
Has a fey cursed them? Will she become an owlbear?
Generated from the Encounter Complications (roll of an 8, one or more of them is cursed) table below and the Forest Levels 1-4 table (roll of a 9, 1d3 Brown Bears)
Adding Complications to Encounters
The Encounter Complications table below is system neutral and can make any encounter more memorable. Use it as an option to add a complication to an encounter.
You might turn an encounter with 7 orcs into an encounter where 3 of them are drunk on mead and attempting to do something stupid. Or where one of them is a doppelganger who takes the opportunity to run away or try to sneak into the PC party.
|2||One of them is close to giving birth|
|3||One or more of them is studying or investigating an item|
|4||One or more of them is a shapeshifter|
|5||They have a magic item in their possession|
|6||One or more of them is drunk or wounded|
|7||They sport the symbol of a local power group|
|8||One or more of them is cursed|
|9||They are part of or sacred to a nearby cult or temple|
|10||One or more of them is wounded|
|11||They are part of or owned by a nearby tribe or settlement|
|12||One or more of them is exhausted|
|13||They are with dependents|
|14||One or more of them is unconcious|
|15||One or more of then is drunk or significantly larger|
|16||They are haunted or harassed by another creature|
|17||One or more of them is diseased|
|18||One or more of them is mutilated in some way|
|19||They are mysteriously protected by another creature|
|20||One or more of them is awakened or under a geas|