Table Rolls - Why Encounter is in the AreaBy Chaos Generators on
Two trolls come into view, crouched down and following a trail with their noses. Following them is another troll leading four cowed ogres who are carrying a metal cauldron between them. Anyone who can understand Giant can make out a conversation around the best way to cook a dwarf.
Who are they on the trail of?
Generated from the Encounter Reason in the Area, below, (roll of an 11, searching the area for food or sustenance) table below and the Mountains Levels 5-10 table (roll of a 6, 1d3 Trolls served by 1d3+1 Ogres)
Why Is the Encounter Here?
Rounding off the Encounter Blogs we look at why an encounter is in the area. This gives context for how they may deal with the PCs.
The Encounter Reason in the Area tables are system neutral. The first table can be used for any encounter. The Sentient Reasons one can be used with any being capable of thinking and links back to the first.
An encounter with 2 lions may take on a different meaning if they are fleeing a group of hunters looking for them, with a few arrow marks and a broken-off arrow shaft in one of them.
Encounter Reason in the Area
|1d8+1d12||Encounter - Reason in the Area|
|2||They don't belong in the area and are trying to leave|
|3||Something or someone has placed them to protect the area|
|4||Looking for more of their kind|
|5||Ending a journey or migration|
|6||Something herded or lead them here|
|7||Starting a journey or migration|
|8||Lost in the area|
|9||Partway through a journey or migration|
|11||Searching the area for food or sustenance|
|12||Nearby their home or lair|
|13||Fleeing a natural disaster, event or other danger|
|14||Looking for a new home or lair|
|15||Fleeing other creatures looking for them|
|16||Making a home or lair|
|17||Looking for more of their kind|
|18||Summoned here by a dream, magic or instinct|
|19||They are looking for a mate, a child or other specific creature|
|20||Searching for somewhere to die or escape pain|
Sentient Beings - Reasons In the Area
|1d8+1d12||Sentient Beings Reasons in the Area|
|2||Staring a new life or phase in life|
|3||Roll on Encounter Reason in the Area|
|4||Hunting for something|
|5||Roll on Encounter Reason in the Area|
|6||On a spiritual journey|
|7||Roll on Encounter Reason in the Area|
|8||On a quest|
|9||Roll on Encounter Reason in the Area|
|10||Patrolling the area|
|11||Roll on Encounter Reason in the Area|
|12||Travelling to a particular place|
|13||Exploring the area|
|14||Guarding or protecting the location|
|15||Searching for a particular place|
|16||Searching for wealth|
|17||Guarding the path|
|18||They were told to come here|
|19||Searching for the PCs|
|20||Seeking to end their existence|