The characters are gamblers gathered for a "special" competition. Two of the characters are dressed in costumes and another arrives late, bringing food.
Random tables for spooky one-shot characters.
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Spooky One-Shot Adventures
Spooky and horror themes are great for one-shots. Halloween, Ravenloft or otherwise. If the characters go mad or meet a grisly doom then it's only for the one adventure!
The characters below have shared themes and a reason for being together. Plus one or more rolls on a complications table.
The Characters are...
Spooky One-Shot - The Characters are...
|1||a group of monster hunters chasing a shapechanger.|
|2||friends and family witnessing a wedding.|
|3||a group of creators gathered for a special challenge.|
|4||members of a faction gathering for a ritual.|
|5||a circle of spellcasters hunting for a magical robe.|
|6||a group of caravan guards protecting a single merchant, stopping here for the night.|
|7||scholars researching a local mystery.|
|8||a group of recently met adventurers sent to meet "someone".|
|9||entertainers working at a special event.|
|10||old friends meeting up for a reunion.|
|11||fugitives looking for somewhere to hide for the night.|
|12||a group of ghost investigators with a covered wagon, investigating a mystery.|
|13||gamblers gathering for a "special" competition.|
|14||local villagers spending the night here on a dare.|
|15||travelers looking for a night's shelter, after their coach had an accident.|
|16||a novice group of adventurers looking after the place for a night.|
|17||members of a crime family gathering for a meeting with the boss.|
|18||students who have heard of a party happening here.|
|19||members of the local law hunting a criminal.|
|20||friends and family of an adventurer, gathered for a funeral.|
|1d20||Spooky One-Shots - Character Complications|
|1||A character is possessed by a ghost|
|2||One or more characters has an inquisitive pet|
|3||One or more characters is currently cursed|
|4||A character is celebrating a birthday|
|5||One or more characters are dressed in costumes|
|6||Two of the characters have fallen in love|
|7||A character is accompanied by an annoying sibling|
|8||A character has made an enemy of a local spellcaster|
|9||A character is a shapechanger|
|10||One or more characters belong to a local secret society|
|11||A character has a treasure map of the place, promising "a great reward"|
|12||One or more characters are infected with lycanthropy|
|13||Two of the characters are friendly rivals|
|14||A character thinks there is a big conspiracy|
|15||A character is haunted by a harmless ghost|
|16||One or more characters have cursed magic items|
|17||A character is being hunted by a monster|
|18||Two of the characters have a bet about the evening|
|19||One or more characters arrive late, bearing food|
|20||A characters is under a geas|