Saturday, March 1, 2014

One Night, While Outside... Part Two

In the tradition of wandering monster tables, here's a table for events or encounters that one might have in the city streets at night for games set during the modern era. From simple, to odd, to terrifying, to humorous, here's hoping this table helps you guys who might be in a creative rut.

This is 61. I -100.  The original 1-50 table actually was popular enough that I felt it was time to create the next batch of "random encounters."  Hope you like these!

Cities have so many secrets.

51
The sky is falling.  Satellites are dropping from orbit.
52
You see a hand.  Blood trail leads to the alleyway.
53
A flash of light.  Was that a camera trained at you?
54
That cat.  Was it just whispering to another cat in English?
55
Look.  It’s a blue police box.
56
Air raid sirens.  Is that a huge plane in the sky?
57
Take my money.  It is a gift.
58
The car. It has been left idling.  And the door is open.
59
The statue just shifted in position.
60
Cars crash into each other.  It is green at every intersection you can see.
61
Snow.  But when you touch it, it feels instead like ashes.
62
A cellphone rings.  It matches your ringtone but it isn't yours.
63
Smoke. A building is on fire.
64
That woman just left her baby on the steps.
65
Everyone’s cellphones ring.  They all start asking for you.
66
Chains rattle.  From the nearest sewer.
67
A taxi stops in front of you.  “Get in,” someone says.
68
Someone is playing a saxophone.  The music echoes all around you.
69
Two buildings have switched places.  But neither show signs of construction.
70
A dog whimpers and runs into the alleyway.  A sudden terrible growl silences it.
71
A glass wall.  You can’t feel where it ends.
72
A floating white arrow appears in the sky.  A mouse pointer six-storeys tall.
73
The  newspaper headlines all talk about another country destroyed by a nuclear strike.
74
A red dot.  It shines on your chest.  You have three seconds to act.
75
Water.  In seconds, its already ankle deep.
76
A falling star.  It splits into three in the sky as it falls.
77
You feel an itch.  Reaching for it you realize you’re missing a finger.  But there’s no pain.
78
You can see people’s thoughts.   Floating word balloons in the sky.
79
A baby carriage has been left by the street corner.  No one seems to have noticed.
80
The shadows move.  They are following you.
81
An earthquake.  Buildings around you start to break.
82
An old flame emerges.  She looks homeless.
83
It is raining money.
84
The streets don’t look familiar.  Neither does the sky.
85
People break into song and dance.  It never ends.
86
Your key does not work on your lock.  Someone else opens the door.
87
You have a package.  It is a gun with a full clip and an mp3 player.
88
Cats follow you around.  They do not make any sound.
89
Lightning flashes. The stars fall.  A crack in the sky.
90
Two kids are playing hopscotch on the street ahead of you.  One of them vanishes.
91
The train does not stop to let you out.  It keeps going.  And going.
92
A policeman is waiting at your door.  He doesn't look happy.
93
You have become a shadow.  Everything else of you has ceased to exist.
94
Hungover.  In someone else’s house.  A wedding ring.
95
A celebrity waves at you.  More celebrities emerge.  All rush to ask for your signature.
96
The ground shakes.  And again.  And again.  Then gravity shifts upside down.
97
A man on a horse asks you for directions.  He speaks with a thick accent.
98
You receive a text message from your mother.  She’s asking you to help her surf the net.
99
She’s giving birth.  Right now.  And there’s no one else in sight.
100
The moon.  It just smiled at you.
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