A hunter hails you on the road, as he studies large tracks leading into the forest...
Coaches, Outlaws and Woodcutters
I've started created generators for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and road encounters were some of the most requested generators.
Here we start with a simple Road Encounters table and follow up with more tables for beasts & monsters, villagers, patrols, travellers and locations.
Basic Road Encounters
|A hungry monster, such as a troll or hippogriff
|A wizard or witch with an apprentice
|A lone traveller, such as a minstrel or a tinker
|Mercenaries, such as Tilean crossbowmen or a lone ogre
|A group of outlaws who size you up
|A merchant with wagons and guards
|A hunter, with a recent kill or on the trail of something
|A group of wild beasts, such as wolves or deer
|Roadwardens or soldiers on patrol
|A wild beast, such as a bear or boar
|A group of villagers, such as a farmers or woodcutters
|A wandering priest or friar
|A coach, with mail or wealthy passengers
|A group of pilgrims or refugees
|A lone villager, such as a herbalist or a villager with a herd of animals
|A messenger, on foot or mounted
|Followed by foes, such as goblins, beastmen or mutants
|A lone warrior, such as a bounty hunter or witch hunter
|A dangerous monster, such as a wyvern or giant spider