I’m trying something new tonight. We’re taking a break from our campaign because 1 of my players is out of town for a couple weeks, and her character is crucial to what’s going on in the story right now. I have 2 players and we’re going to try a variation of a dungeon starter. I call it a campaign starter (I know, not super original lol), but it’s a list of 10 questions (new fewer, no more) that helps set up an entire story arc with a big bad, some stakes considerations, a couple locations, a couple NPC’s and a possible path to take when the dust settles. No custom moves, no items, no predetermined NPC’s. Just 10 questions and some imagination. Tonight I’m trying “Out of the Frying Pan…”
Those of you who have played Skyrim will recognize this as the opening scene of that game with a few minor changes.
Out of the frying pan…
What did each of you do that you are here to be executed with these criminals?
Why is this method of execution generally considered a dishonorable death?
Who is it that has the authority to execute you?
Who is that famous (or infamous) person bound along with you?
Why is that person here to be executed along with the rest of you?
What type of legendary beast interrupted the execution just before you were to die?
What was foretold would happen when this beast resurfaced after so many centuries?
Who was it that freed you from your bonds?
What type of structure or area was nearby that you were lead to for safety?
Where can you go to learn more about this beast?
My goal is to create several of these to be able to draw one from a deck or roll a die to determine which one will be used.
What are your thoughts?