So I am going to be running a campaign that has a lot of city-based action. I have the general story arc worked out, but I'm looking for suggestions for small side adventures/encounters that can take place in an urban environment. These can be totally unrelated to main story arc or if they are really cool, I'll tie them in somehow. These side adventures can be small, accomplished in one 3-hr session (or even less) or they can span multiple sessions. They can even be used to introduce a recurring element.
A real plus for these encounters would be to really utilize my city. My city is built out of dungeon tiles and it's actual physical size 5ftx8ft. One of the 5ft ends is waterfront, the other 5ft end is ag/fields. If the players move off either of the 8ft sides, I simply place their minis on the other 8ft side of the city to have another 5ft width of city to play across. (Hmm, I hope I described that well enough. So the table and city is 5ft wide, but I play the city 15ft wide) Below is a pic I took of the first mock-up I made of the city. The final version may differ slightly, but this will give you a really good idea of what I'm doing.
Some examples of encounters/adventures I've come up with include:
Tavern brawl leading to city chase
kobold attack on manor house
slave trade in city
religious cult activity in city
attacks on merchants in city
a haunted house
I also have some sewers to design (which will also be involved in the main story arc) so I'd like to incorporate some other adventures/encounters in those too.
So if you have some suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
#1 Sep 21, 2011 9:57:22