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...
|a group of monster hunters chasing a shapechanger.
|friends and family witnessing a wedding.
|a group of creators gathered for a special challenge.
|members of a faction gathering for a ritual.
|a circle of spellcasters hunting for a magical robe.
|a group of caravan guards protecting a single merchant, stopping here for the night.
|scholars researching a local mystery.
|a group of recently met adventurers sent to meet "someone".
|entertainers working at a special event.
|old friends meeting up for a reunion.
|fugitives looking for somewhere to hide for the night.
|a group of ghost investigators with a covered wagon, investigating a mystery.
|gamblers gathering for a "special" competition.
|local villagers spending the night here on a dare.
|travelers looking for a night's shelter, after their coach had an accident.
|a novice group of adventurers looking after the place for a night.
|members of a crime family gathering for a meeting with the boss.
|students who have heard of a party happening here.
|members of the local law hunting a criminal.
|friends and family of an adventurer, gathered for a funeral.
|Spooky One-Shots - Character Complications
|A character is possessed by a ghost
|One or more characters has an inquisitive pet
|One or more characters is currently cursed
|A character is celebrating a birthday
|One or more characters are dressed in costumes
|Two of the characters have fallen in love
|A character is accompanied by an annoying sibling
|A character has made an enemy of a local spellcaster
|A character is a shapechanger
|One or more characters belong to a local secret society
|A character has a treasure map of the place, promising "a great reward"
|One or more characters are infected with lycanthropy
|Two of the characters are friendly rivals
|A character thinks there is a big conspiracy
|A character is haunted by a harmless ghost
|One or more characters have cursed magic items
|A character is being hunted by a monster
|Two of the characters have a bet about the evening
|One or more characters arrive late, bearing food
|A characters is under a geas