I am looking for some inspiration. One of my players is playing a Ranger with a big stealthy, tireless eagle as familiar (cunning: search). Because most of our playing so far has either been indoors or underground (Dungeon World, you know), the bird has seen very little use in the game so far.
As I am a fan of the character, I’d like to change that, but ideally in a way that’s a bit more original than: “okay, you’re now in the open air, yes, your bird can probably help you attack these orcs”. Unfortunately, this player is not that experienced in out-of-the-box thinking yet, so if I don’t provide a little bit of help I fear that’s exactly the scenario we’ll end up with.
Do you guys have any nifty ideas for a fun sort of scene or setup or puzzle I could throw into the current campaign (maybe as a sort of nano-front?) that would help my player make good use of her familiar? I am having a hard time thinking of something that would require the use of a stealth eagle but would still actually be novel and exciting rather than boring and mundane (“you send the eagle to steal the orc’s shoes. It does so.”)