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Benign Encounters

Tavern

  1. After some guards get in a villager flees the establishment as fast as he can.
  2. A pickpocket is going around grabbing gold pieces and replacing them with magically-glamered counterfeit lead 'coins'. (Glamer wears off in 9 hours)
  3. Bar fight breaks out and all their friends (80% of the patrons) join in
  4. The ale tastes horrible - gut check or spit it out
  5. The PCs get incorrect change for their payment - 50/50 chance of more or less than it should be.
  6. Three tables over is a know-it-all who won't stop bragging about his accomplishments - in a voice loud enough to hear in the entire place.
  7. Traveling bard challenges local champion to entertainment contest
  8. Two local merchants or craftsmen overheard conducting a mundane transaction and have a vocal disagreement about it
  9. Two of the barmaids get catty over the bartender.
  10. Waiter flirts with a PC

Water

  1. A boat with one man in it
  2. A makeshift raft 6 all alive.
  3. A rain of toads
  4. A small watertight chest containing an ancient relic is found.
  5. A sudden calm lasting 3 hours turns in the middle of otherwise brisk weather.
  6. Dead body floats by completely decayed
  7. Directional senses don't work
  8. Hail
  9. Phosphorescent water around ship (These areas can be large enough to be spotted from space. A ship can travel for days in such a sea, sometimes called a 'milky sea'.)
  10. Small group of orcs or enemy warriors seen across river

Wilderness

  1. An unusually cool breeze
  2. Bear tracks
  3. Couple of rats are following you
  4. Discarded, tattered cloak
  5. Few sun bleached papers
  6. Hatched eggs below abandoned nest
  7. Howling/barking in the distance
  8. Injured woodland creature lies helpless
  9. Rats are rummaging through PCs' food
  10. Wolf/dog tracks
 
 

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