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Benign Encounters

Tavern

  1. A bear walks into the bar and orders a drink.
  2. A magician (prestidigitation) starts up an impromptu show
  3. One of the PCs notices his biscuit has a few nibble marks on it already (either from a rat or a previous patron whose unfinished meal was recycled)
  4. Several patrons at another table playing a game get into a minor argument over the rules.
  5. Someone comes in and starts yelling that the food is poisoned before being kicked out
  6. Someone is trying to talk loudly to be heard over the music when the music abrubtly stops.
  7. The ale tastes horrible - gut check or spit it out
  8. This tavern is a clandestine meeting place for a secret society. Their meeting is tonight, in a reserved room or alcove.
  9. Traveler has interesting, but mundane news from outside town
  10. Two of the barmaids get catty over the bartender.

Water

  1. A rain of snakes
  2. A shipmate goes harmlessly insane, suddenly spouting random prophecies and thoughts.
  3. All the vermin on board ship suddenly throw themselves overboard and drown - no one can figure out why (can become a plot hook for something grim, if you like).
  4. Flying fish begin gliding next to the the ship
  5. High winds
  6. Sail sighted and vanishes again, this repeats.
  7. Ship finds itself way off course
  8. Ship rocking in good winds, someone sicks up over the side from motion sickness, but a gust of wind brings the vomit back over the rail hitting another crew member (I saw this happen once)
  9. Ship's boat, 6 people all alive.
  10. Shipwreck survivor is found floating, half dead, on a chunk of wreckage.

Wilderness

  1. An earsplitting squawk
  2. Beaver pond/dam
  3. Carpet Of spongy moss over large area
  4. Crow squawks repeatedly on approach
  5. Few scattered and broken arrows or bolts
  6. Picked mushrooms laying on stump to dry
  7. Puddle/nearly dry watering hole
  8. Remnants of old campfire
  9. Rusty weapon
  10. Unusual patch of very lush growth
 
 

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