Monday, 20 June 2016

Random Encounters IN SPAAAAAAAACE!

So, with the party jumping through Hyperspace like a Womp Rat caught in a bullseye, I needed a quick way to answer the question "who is hanging around the system you just arrived at", in addition to the fixed setting elements. Here are the three random tables I used.

The first table, answers the question of "who" these ships belong to. Note, that they are designed around the typical inhabitants of Airam Sector. If and when the party moves on to another sector, then they will probably require some adjustment.


RollWho
1--2None
3Roll twice
4Bounty Hunters
5--6Merchants
7Smugglers
8Gank Killers
9Criminals
10--11Ugor Scavengers
12--13Squib Scavengers
14Ex Imperials
15Jedi
16First Order
17Nharwaak(Zygerrian type)
18Habeen(Human type)
19Eriadu
20Yoberra

Next, the question of scale. It this a single small ship or a flotilla of cruisers?

RollHow many
1-51 small
6-10few small
11-141 med
15-17few med
19-181 large
20few large

Finally, where are they headed?

RollHeading
1-2Planet
3-4Hyperspace
5-6Waiting
7Hiding
8Will hyperspace in soon
Once I've rolled these basic questions, I take a second to flesh out the encounter more. I ask myself things like:
  1.  What are these ships doing here?
  2. Where are they from originally?
  3. What do they want?
  4. How will they react to the PC's ship appearing?

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