Hey gang, I could use some inspiration help. After the (very fun) first session of a new campaign, I’m trying to put together Fronts. A lot of what happened actually ended up being somewhat self-contained, but the biggest hook my players gave me was that something is wrong in the nearby swamp/forest, and is causing the animals to disappear. There’s also a wizard that may or may not be involved (he showed up around the time this started happening), but is definitely not Evil. That’s pretty much all I know for sure right now.
So help me brainstorm here. What’s making the animals go missing? Some sort of plague, which will soon start spreading to the townsfolk? I really like the idea of a chaos entity of some sort, but I don’t think I want to throw reality-warping attacks at them before they’ve had a more straightforward adventure of some sort. Maybe a tribe of frogmen have established a cult (many of the characters have some sort of divine interests) to a forgotten swamp god and are unwittingly what… poisoning the swamp? Right now I’m just treating the swamp itself as Unholy Ground, but until I know more about what’s causing it, I’m going to have a hard time prepping for future sessions. Where would you go with this information? And how does the wizard fit into all this, anyway?