You recognize I’m an enormous fan of journey plot twists. That’s what Room V is all about. However we must always attempt to add encounter-level twists, as nicely. Then we get to shock and delight our gamers a number of instances throughout classes!
Right here is one in all my favorite kinds of twists and d12 examples that can assist you twist your encounters subsequent recreation.
The Betrayal Twist
An ally, enemy, or scenario shouldn’t be what it appears and the encounter immediately turns in opposition to the occasion. Use deception, manipulation, and hidden agendas to create shock and disbelief.
A Betrayal Twist Mad Lib
The gamers thought they had been [mission objective], however it seems [mission objective] is definitely [cover-up for something else] and they’re now [new objective or situation].
1d12 The Betrayal Twist Examples
- The gamers thought they had been retrieving a beneficial artifact, however it seems the artifact is a pretend, and they’re really smuggling contraband by way of a border entry level.
- The gamers thought they had been rescuing a kidnapped sufferer, however it seems the sufferer is definitely a harmful prison who commits an egregious crime in the midst of the encounter.
- The gamers thought they had been investigating a mysterious sickness in a village, however it seems the sickness is a cover-up for a sinister cult’s darkish rituals. The subsequent city corridor assembly encounter goes to be a doozy.
- The characters are ambushed by a bunch of closely armed troopers whereas attempting to infiltrate an enemy stronghold. They quickly notice that the troopers are literally rebels preventing in opposition to a corrupt authorities, and the occasion should resolve whether or not to hitch the rebels or to proceed their unique mission.
- The gamers thought they had been serving to a noble home defeat a rival faction, however it seems the home is definitely a entrance for a robust crime syndicate. Throughout an encounter, the PCs are witness to an execution or get caught in the midst of a firefight.
- The gamers thought they had been rescuing a damsel in misery, however it turns she is definitely a robust mage who activates the occasion when they’re weakened and resting. Utilizing sleep spell or different means, she tries to steal the occasion’s greatest magic gadgets.
- The gamers thought they had been stealing a robust artifact from a rival guild, however because the occasion makes their escape they encounter an NPC who reveals that the artifact is definitely a robust weapon the guild must defeat a higher menace. Will the characters now return the merchandise and assist the guild struggle the menace?
- The gamers thought they had been clearing a dungeon of harmful denizens, however because the occasion enters a room stuffed with monsters, the creatures immediately cease attacking and as an alternative start to again away, revealing a robust magical merchandise. The gamers quickly notice that the monsters had been really defending the merchandise from a higher evil.
- The gamers thought they had been investigating a string of robberies, however it seems the robberies are a cover-up for a extra sinister plot by an evil, secret society. The gamers observe down the placement of the newest theft and discover themselves in the midst of a secret society’s assembly. Can they to mix in to collect details about the society’s plot with out alerting the members?
- The gamers thought they had been escorting a robust diplomat to a peace summit, however it seems the diplomat is definitely a harmful prison mastermind. Throughout a secret assembly with a rival faction, the diplomat shares startling data that may help the enemy faction. Will the gamers confront the diplomat or proceed their mission whereas gathering data to reveal the diplomat’s true nature?
- The gamers thought they had been rescuing a kidnapped sufferer, however throughout a battle it’s revealed that the sufferer is definitely a shapeshifter decoy whose function is to distract the PCs from a bigger plot, and now occasion should uncover the true goal of their enemy.
- The gamers thought they had been investigating a haunted mansion, however as they encounter a bunch of indignant ghosts the occasion realizes the creatures are literally the outcomes of the laboratory’s experiments. Can the gamers struggle off the creatures and shut down the evil laboratory?