I’m just figuring out how to properly use random encounter tables at the table. I find them fascinating as tools to communicate setting without writing an overlong history.
what NPC’s might be looking for.
who is waging war across a fantasy continent.
roll 6d6 and get that invasion started
encounters in a death-demon ghoul god war
flesh out encounters in a world where incarnations of death are at war.
flesh out encounters around the Raven Queen’s Holy City.
creating a diplomatic relationship map for a group of cities
random encounters and generating prisoners in crow cages for the Hobbit metropolis, Big Shire
probably too long for a single blog post but lots of 2d6 random encounter tables for different areas of a fantasy map.
figuring out planar imbalances in outland villages.
inspiration for creating monster hunting adventures in Marsui
tables and a kind of mad libs mechanic