Kasper Brohus Allerslev recently made a cool post talking about prep and premises for one shot adventures. Premises are a great way to help the players know what the game’s going to be about and make suitable characters. It also sets a goal to direct play towards, making it more possible for you to wrap up an adventure in one session.
So let’s have a thread with some cool premises for starting in media res and establishing what your one shot is going to be about.
You’ve managed to sneak into the forbidden temple unnoticed, past the cultists and creatures that make it home. You’ve stolen the unholy artifact, and the alarm has sounded! now you have to fight your way out!
ask at least one of these questions, then start playing!
-What did you sneak in to steal?
-Why are you stealing the Artifact?
-What do the cultists worship, and how is it linked to the artifact?
-What else makes the Forbidden Temple home?