A Simple Table for Rumours
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: