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Benign Encounters


  1. A couple at another table get into a heated domestic argument - it ends when one of them storms out, the other hastily paying the bill and hustling after their departed love.
  2. A large group enters the establishment, filling up the remaining tables. They are celebrating something, and are quite noisy about it.
  3. A local noble walks in and pays for everyones round of drinks.
  4. A PC finds an unnatural bug in their food.
  5. Bar fight breaks out and someone casts an area effect spell.
  6. Drunken blacksmith passed out in his table.
  7. Food Fight! A wizard with a sense of humor animates the food wich begins to attack everyone present.
  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 local merchants or craftsmen overheard conducting a mundane transaction


  1. A box overthrown from being transported by another ship floats past
  2. Abandoned fishing rod left on lake bed.
  3. An experimental submarine
  4. Children run along the river shore waving at the crew
  5. Filled coffin floating on the water.
  6. Navigation charts and equipment are lost causing the crew to navigate by more primitive methods
  7. Odd fog
  8. Raining fish.
  9. Sick Whale thrashing on the surface.
  10. The party member who doesn't wear armor doesn't duck fast enough when the mast boom swings and gets swept overboard (reflex save means they're hanging out over the water) - the crew has some fun at the person's expense (unless they're drowning, in which case the man overboard drill would go into effect).


  1. Bog
  2. Dead, rotted, burnt, headless troll body
  3. Disabled wagon with nearby dead campfire
  4. Old ring sticks out of the dirt
  5. Ray of sun light hits tree or bush
  6. Sentry animal (probably bird or rodent) raises alarm
  7. Small pond
  8. Unusual patch of very lush growth
  9. Wild horses
  10. Wind kicks up

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