Since our first session at Better World Books – Goshen, players have tested their mettle through four 0-level character funnels.
- Nebin Pendlebrook’s Perilous Pantry
- The Ruins of Ramat
- Portal Under the Stars (run by Joan)
- The Haunted Hall of Knight (ran by Joan and adapted from the Red Box adventure map)
Surviving characters have joined in the larger campaign. I’ve decided that each of these adventures started in Bitterweed Barrow. And with such drastic changes, I need a procedure to emulate the gold rush.
With the news of grave goods in the Bitterweed Barrow environs, many aspirants are seeking their fortunes or at least opportunities in Bitterweed Barrow.
For each two weeks of in-game time that has passed and for each session that has passed since the character’s have been in Bitterweed Barrow, roll on the following table to see who has begun coming to Bitterweed Barrow:
|d30||Guess Who’s Coming to Bitterweed Barrow?|
|1-12||1d8 0-level commoners (50/50 chance of adventuring or seeking work)|
|13||A merchant peddler with supplies for sale|
|14||Adventurers: 1 – a group of 1d3 + 1d5 adventurers (level 1), 2 – a lone adventurer (level 1d3+1) and 1d6 hirelings, 3 – a group of 1d7 adventurers and 1d4 hirelings|
|15||1d6 acolytes of: 1 – Set, 2 – Orcus, 3 – Justicia, 4 – Nergal, 5 – Ramat, 6 – Other|
|16||A traveling bard with other tales|
|17||A tax collector and 2d6 soldiers in the name of Duchess Zelene Oči|
|18-19||Raiding party (2d12): 1 – Orcs, 2 – Human brigands, 3 – Hirot, 4 – Another kingdom|
|20*||Jarl Henrick, his thegns, and Sylle Ru (from Hirot)|
|21*||Sylle Ru and 1d3 thegns of Jarl Henrick (from Hirot)|
|22*||Master Jenks, Oleen the Imp, Catkins, Wee Tocs, and Wolf (from Hirot)|
|23*||Lloré and Morgan Haverson (from Hirot)|
|24*||Brother Aker (from Hirot)|
|25*||1d3+1 of Iraco’s hunters and 50/50 chance Iraco (from Hirot)|
|26*||A time traveller|
|27*||An astrologer with outlandish prophesies|
|28-29*||A journeyman smith and 3 laborers; Replace with a trained craftsman|
|30*||A chronicler from the great city (Punjar, Lankhmar, etc)|
|* – When rolled, replace with a new entry|
Unless they are coming from somewhere specific, where are they coming from?
|d10||Where are they coming from?|
|9-10||[Roll again 1d8] of Hirot|
For each adventuring party send them through the Paul Wolfe’s Virtual Funnel in Gong Farmer’s Almanac 2015 (Consolidated p332) in between sessions.