100% of your purchase of this digital download pack will go to The Trussell Trust, helping fight poverty and homelessness in the UK. Created for charity in collaboration with the amazing Handiwork Games, this is a mini card deck with 5 re-usable RPG random encounters & related battlemaps for urban back streets. Short of prep time for your next session, or need a little something extra to bring your setting to life? This pack's ready to roll & suitable for any tabletop roleplay game, including D&D and Pathfinder, online or offline. Use them to inspire & improvise!
what's in this pack?
This cool little digital download pack contains 5 back street random encounters you can play on the modular battle maps provided. They're ideally suited for games like Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder.
Not just basic details like you'd find in most random encounter tables, these cards are buzzing with hooks, conflicts, resolutions and twists to bring every encounter to life!
Each encounter has been lovingly adapted from scenarios that delighted my players in previous campaigns, and having run them, I can assure you they'll go down a treat! That said, I've adjusted them a little having thought about how best to improve them, how to make it easier for you to blend them in with what's happening in your own game.
The encounters are built for combat, but as with my other RPG decks, depending on how the players react to what's presented in the encounters, they can very easily be switched up to non-combat.
With this pack which you can download at checkout & from the email I'll fire over (no shipping costs!), you get:
- 5 cards with random encounters designed to blend easily into the party's current backstories & goals no matter where the party is or what it's up to.
- A full pack of battle maps, gridded and not gridded, that fit the deck's encounters perfectly. These are modular tiles that can be swapped and fitted together to create a maze of back streets on the fly.
The snappy deck of combat & non-combat encounters can add spice to your campaign setting or one-shot, generating one-off scenarios or the beginning or bridge of a full adventure. The encounters will remind the players that the world they’re in is alive & kicking with or without them, that at any moment they might stumble into danger or adventure. They can also help you improv and buy you some time if the players surprise you and you’re not prepared - just pick a card and run with it until you know what to do next.
Designed to slot in whenever you need them, you can either throw these encounters as written at the players, or for an even more immersive feel, adjust the creatures, NPCs and anything else in the cards to fit your campaign setting.
Now with Venger's mini deck & map pack, paired with the Outlander box, I've got answers to questions I never had before, and I can breathe a little more. As a DM with more distractions in day to day life than monsters in the monster manual, I need help, and I get that in spades with these decks. I absolutely love it!"
Paddy Gillen, DM
Remember that the point of the deck is to inspire you. Feel free to flesh them out, tear at their strings, carve into them your own personality, and adapt & re-use them for years to come.
They’re a starting point, filled with enough to run with if you’re caught on the fly, but sprinkled with hooks for plot and story arcs. You can turn non-combat encounters into battles & vice-versa with a simple adjustment, depending on how the players react to the scene you present to them, or on how you feel it might fit into what else you have planned. And if the players’ decisions take the encounters in a completely new direction, roll with it!