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What's Going On In Town

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    Nik Vinter

Here's a small list of rollable tables to generate small towns for your hexcrawls. Roll on the big table then roll on the smaller ones for the first 20 tables. Roll again if you're using using physical dice and roll more than 50.

More subtables will come for the other entries soon.


What's going on?

1A wedding
2A duel
3Bandits are attacking
4Iron shortage
5People are disappearing
6Glowing lights in the sky
7A bridge collapsed
8The tavern is on fire
9A murder!
10Animals are on the streets
11A festival
12The crops are dying
13The crops are growing thrice as fast
14People can't sleep
15A guy is selling his book
16It's market day
17Weird people in the tavern
18Animals are dead on the street
19A lost knight blocks the way
20It hasn't rained in months
21Two salesmen are going door by door
22There's a brawl
23The mayor has a quest
24The mayor is dead
25People are disappearing
26Creatures attack the village at night
27Tax day
28Mercenaries are looking for work
29The tavern has a bug infestation
30There's a magic item shop
31Mage tower
32The prices are doubled
33A woman needs your help
34There's a contest in town
35A man is recruiting people
36The river flooded
37The baker is weird...
38There's an uncommon shop in town
39Strange glyphs are on people's doors
40The town is under a curse
41There's a list to enter the town
42A man without legs is asking for money
43A guild is opening and is looking for people
44The food in the tavern is poisoned
45A man approaches the party
46The local guard has something to say
47Everyone is living in tents
48The people here eat only...
49A painter approaches the group
50Roll twice

A Wedding

1A normal wedding
2One of the guests is drunk
3It's between two people of the same sex and the church isn't happy
4All of the town is draped in white
5The party is forced to take part in it
6The bride gets angry and leaves

A Duel

RollIs between..
1.. two mages. One of them sends a spell close to the party
2.. two drunk people. One of them takes a dagger to kill the other
3.. two men. One of them offers 200g to the party for help
4.. two dogs. The owner runs out and asks to save his dog
5.. two knights. It's a sparring match. The town is watching
6.. a man and one of the PCs. He doesn't like his smug face

Bandits are attacking

1But the city guard is ready
2They're already inside the town, looting everything
3They're looking for a ring worth a lot
4It's actually an ambush and the party stumbled upon them by chance
5But they're not actual bandits, just a group of people that have no food
6Their goal is to kill the mayor and take control of the town

Iron Shortage

1All the things made of iron cost 10 times as much
2There's no iron things in town, not even the keyholes
3Everything made of iron bought here breaks after a bit
4Someone's cursing the local mines
5The air in this area makes all metals rust in a matter of weeks
6Someone in town is just stealing all the iron

People are disappearing

RollPeople think it'sBut it actually is
3A local ogre clanA local ogre clan
4A curseA curse
5A cultA cult
6Roll twice hereA powerful being

Glowing lights in the sky

1A natural phenomena
2A local mage is practicing his spells
3Bandits are using lights to communicate
4This area has a magical resonance field (Spell effects are doubled)
5It's a metal scrapyard reflecting nearby torches
6No one knows

A bridge collapsed

1Killing one person (roll on the next table)
2Right as the party was passing trough
3It was the only access to the town
4A group of people deliberately blew it up
5And everything else built by the same people is falling apart
6Killing the troll underneath

Who got killed?

1The tavern owner
2The mayor
3The local shopkeeper
4The mayor's daughter
5A caravan of merchants
6The smith

The tavern is on fire

1The owner did it. He was sick of his job
2A competitor did it
3The townsfolk did it, they hated the owner
5An accident
6The owner was practicing spellcasting when he summoned a fireball

A murder!

RollWho diedWho did itWhy
1The mayorBanditsA personal grudge
2The mayor's daughterCultistsMoney
3The shopkeeperA soldier of the militiaPower promised by a greater being
4The local mageA foreignerA magical item
5The captain of the militiaThe tavern ownerIt was actually an accident
6They tried to kill one of the PCsThe thieves guildPart of a greater plan

Animals are on the streets

1They just escaped from their pens
2Goblins are terrorizing the fields
3Poisonous flowers grow in the fields
4It's a prank
5It's a festival
6It's a curse and people have been swapped with animals

A festival

1Music festival, people playing around the streets
2The hunt. Dangerous boars are set free and have to be killed
3The festival of the full moon. No one is gonna sleep tonight
4The blue day. If you don't have a blue piece of clothing you're not allowed outside
5The smith's legacy. Free daggers for everyone and smiths showcase their work
6The long post. No one is allowed outside for a week, the streets are silent and empty

The crops are dying

1Bad soil
2Parasites are eating everything
3A curse by a mage kicked from the village
4Someone is intentionally sabotaging the crops (roll on the next table)
5The village bought bad seeds
6The whole area is becoming corrupted and dead because of a dungeon beneath the town

Who's intentionally sabotaging the crops

1The king
3The local alchemist
4The lord of the land
5Enemies of the state
6A cult

The crops are growing thrice as fast

1The town got blessed by a god
2It's just good weather
3The crops are just an illusion, nothing ever actually grows
4They are genetically modified crops. Selling them outside of the village would be worth a lot of money
5Time is passing faster in town, people are aging thrice as faster as well
6Bah... Biology is weird

People can't sleep

1Someone is stealing their dreams
2A guy bought a house and weird machinery noises come from there 24 hours a day
3Fucking birds
4They have to harvest a flower that blooms only during the night
5Earthquakes are very frequent
6Screams come from one of the houses each night, but the house iself is empty

A guy is selling his book

RollWhat is itFor how much
1Potion recipes3g
2Erotic comedy10g
3Contains a map for a remote dungeon30g
4Insight on the goblin society50g
5"How to get rich quick"100g
6Autobiography of a famous mage500g

It's market day

RollPeople are selling

Weird people in the tavern

1Bunch of guys looking for a fight
2A man that lost his brother in the woods
3A wizard selling a ring of invisibility
4A man hiding from the guards for a crime he didn't commit. Or did he?
5A weird mage, he wants to test a new spell on the party for 300g
6A woman that gives the party a box and leaves

Animals are dead on the streets

1It's a weird festival
2Only dogs are dead. A maniac killed them all
3The crops were poisonous and the animals ate them
4A gas filters trough some cracks in the ground. The animals were just the first ones
5A famine struck the village, inhabitants couldn't spare the remaining food
6The mayor introduced a new no-animals policy. They had to be shot on sight and are waiting to be cleaned up

A lost knight blocks the way

1.. waiting for a group of people to help him storm the nearby fortress
2.. sent by the lord to sedate a revolt
3.. actually an evil knight that wants to take control of the town
4.. collecting a tribute
5.. traveling the land to learn about the various cultures
6.. is looking for a party to join

It hasn't rained in months

1All the crops are dead. The food in the tavern is 10 times more expensive
2People are dishidrated and weak
3Clouds of sand sweep across town
4It's because people stopped praying and lost their faith