8 City Encounter Generator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A group of cornered thieves have taken hostages and threaten to kill them unless given free passage. The Law turns to PCs for assistance. A young gentleman asks the PCs for help in locating his younger sister. He was not supposed to take her into the city (especially not the seedier parts!) but it was her birthday and she asked for the outing as a treat, only to vanish the moment he turned his back. He is reluctant to report her disappearance to the guards or his family, but was the girl abducted for some nefarious purpose, or did she run away of her own volition? A troupe of well-armed adventurers pass by chatting about returning to the secret location for the rest of the treasure tomorrow. The party runs over or mortally injures a shepherd's goat by accident. After apologizing, the shepherd starts demanding money equivalent to three or four times what the goat's value is. Then, as things settle down, another shepherd comes up and displays another goat injured. City guards start to show an interest in the event as well.... While walking on a sunny side-street, a large group of happy and laughing children come skipping and gamboling down into the midst of the PCs. Apparently unafraid of the PCs, they continue to play their silly children's games, occasionally bumping into characters' legs and arms, while their gleeful group filters through the PCs. Each child attempts to pick a pocket. City Square image: http://herbanicus.deviantart.com/ – Thanks Danny!