A Simple Table for Rumours

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1035

RPT GM Chad Hooper shares this great approach for NPC roleplay and rumours:

I use a News & Events percentile table.

I roll every time PCs enter a new area or meet someone who shares rumors.

Everything 75 or above on the table is a national or global-impacting event.

Some examples are Declaration of War, Major Discovery, and Natural Disaster.

Great approach, Chad.

RPT GMs, Chad shared his table with me and I turned it into a Google Sheet if you want to check it out.

You might also find these RPT articles helpful if you want to add even more events and ideas to a rumours table for your GM screen:

Enrich Campaigns With Kingdom Events

Kingdom Events For 4 Seasons

How To Create Your Kingdom’s History

12 Disasters in Fantasy Campaigns