Welcome to a late Friday update where we look at encounters!
Tonight I want to explore something, a mechanic that will make sense after this weekends update.
Thatch, brick and open sky.
I want to entertain the feature of the dungeon master guide again, the chase.
When the chase begins you establish a few things. The distance between the pursued (quarry) and the pursuers, the position of them and the lead pursuer and any immediate hazards or obstacles
The lead pursuer is who ever is closest and may change per round depending on who is closest.
The position will be important for this adventure as we will have vertical distance as well as horizontal distance which affects sight amongst other things.
The actual encounter is simply the discovery of a suspicious person on a roof, a chase and then either questioning them or trying to work out who they were based on some queues given during the chase.
If the chase continues on the rooftops then a dexterity check(dc10) would need to be made per movement action taken, dash or otherwise, if failed then the roof collapses and the creature has their leg stuck (prone) until they can pull themselves free (dc10 strengths check).
Guards will be alerted if the party or their quarry is loud. They may try and intercept the party on the roof of they are discovered. On the roads the party will be encountered with intersections where every round roll a dice.
On a 1 there is an intersection where the path to the left is a dead end after 15 ft and the right continues 15ft to the right then turns forward again (left turn to head in the same direction of their quarry) 2-3 the path continues forward with no blockage and on a 4 the path to the right is blocked after 15ft but the left path is unblocks and after 15 ft the path turns right to follow the quarry.
On the road they may find drunken citizens, thugs/thieves, startled citizens who shriek for the guard when they see the party or a group of guards who try and stop the party.
The idea here is the classic Street chase to find information on a lead to the creature and the missing items.
Well that’s it. A bit of a shorter encounter today but over the weekend I hope to give more information to help play out this section of the adventure.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more content and as always don’t forget to roll with advantage,
The Brazen Wolfe