Encounters in the City

Life in a city of some size is never dull. The poor huddle for warmth behind the churches and mansions of the upper crust, thieves and smugglers dodge the king’s guards, merchants hunt for the perfect bargain, and most people simply try to survive.

This table is designed for a European inspired fantasy set in a technological and cultural age equivalent to the Middle Ages up to the Early Modern Period (ca. 1100-1750 AD.).

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A small-time bureaucrat has had it with bad employers, taxes, and nagging spouses, causing him or her to have a complete melt-down in a public place before the guards can drag him or her away.
Army recruiters; if the king isn’t raising an army for some war, some nobleman is trying to form a regiment for a personal vendetta.
A pushy merchant or street vendor turns out to actually have good merchandise for small money.
A house or stretch of road is being built or repaired. Work crews and their tools and materials clutter up the road, making passage difficult. The workers may be prison chain gangs.
A body turns up, appearing to have died from natural causes or an accident that could not have been foreseen and averted. On closer inspection, however, the heroes suspect that the victim was murdered—but why, and by whom?

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