I love making inspirational tables so I can make jobs on the fly with a roll of 3d6.
Here’s an example.
The Client Needs:
5-6) An Item
The players will take this from:
- Local Crime Org
- Warlock’s Demon’s Cult
- Local City Guard
- Local Politician
- Foreign Power
- INSERT SOMETHING REALLY STRANGE
Wild Card Table
Something strange in the mix is:
- A Rival Demon (or Devil)
- Zealous Paladins
- Local Adventurers making a mess
- Local Craft Guild
- Cult from the countryside
- Local Noble
Hope that helps!
Have you heard of the saying, “Don’t prep plots, prep situations.”
Might help. Here are a few links:
Here’s a series of links where I take something and mine the situation from it called Situation Mining:
I made a brainstorming document called Context, Cool Shit and Consequences. Hope it helps your process.
Hope those links are helpful. Good luck!
Keeping the game moving isn’t only your responsibility. The game being fun isn’t only your responsibility.
Everyone can help to keep the game moving. Everyone needs to be helping to make the game fun.
Talk to your friends about how the arguing wasn’t fun and come up with a way together to make decisions in a way that is more fun.
Good luck! it is not all on you.
Don’t judge them. Ask them why they are doing that or ask what their characters are thinking but do so out of curiosity, not judging their choices.
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