Welcome to The Vault! Brought to you by Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game, The Vault is a handy place to come for inspiration for your next story or quest. It starts with a prompt, and provides 20 different ways the scene could play out. Feel free to use them as inspiration for your own outcomes or, in a pinch, simply roll a d20 and pick an outcome!
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The prompt below is meant to provide a scene in your quest, warming players up for roleplaying and creating atmosphere and backstory for characters:
"Your party enters the Inn and takes a table near the roaring fire, eager to discuss the job offer you've received.
The barkeep, one Bigren the Bitter, glares as you take a seat. He dislikes you _______________ ."
- …because you rebuffed his romantic overtures.
- …for your magnificent hair.
- …ever since you won his first inn during a game of dice.
- …because you nearly burned off his face.
- …for not bathing regularly.
- …for your religious beliefs.
- …because you only ever drink water.
- …for being an atheist.
- …because you don’t tip.
- …for destroying his parents, after he’d had them raised as zombies.
- …because his intended love likes you better.
- …for taking an interest in his maiden daughter.
- …due to your reputation for brawling in bars.
- …for out-drinking him during the Solstice Binge of 217.
- …for vomiting in the stew last week.
- …because you’re prettier than him.
- …ever since you saved him from a horny dragon.
- …since you embarrassed him in front of his cultists.
- …for staunchly refusing to drink his hideous attempts at home brewed beer.
- …because as children you put him in a sack with a porcupine.
Check out The Vault #2: The Intrepid Adventurers for ideas on how to resolve this situation!
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