9 City Encounter Generator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 An alien or uncommon species stands on a crate preaching that we should all treat each other like we treat ourselves. If pressed, he will teach that he believes all beings are reincarnated not just in space but also in time, and that we are all reincarnations of one being. He will be found at his current position for three days, by which time he either becomes bored or is arrested for causing a public nuisance. It is the Great Annual (Boat, Horse, Chariot, Foot, Flying Animal) Race. This city takes the race so seriously the different permanent teams have turned into the symbols of social and political factions, and post race rioting (and even violent changes of government) are obligatory. If sufficiently skilled, the PCs are recruited as substitute racers for a down-on-their luck faction after a mysterious "accident" disabled the previous team. PCs might also be hired as security for a faction or the supposedly impartial judges, and consequently get involved in the political machinations, race-fixing and hobbling attempts. A factory is forced to close their doors due to economic woes. Afterwards, the defunct company's products keep appearing on store shelves even though the store owners are stocking the items and no one is working at the abandoned factory any more. In a crowded market, a trio of horsemen gallop through, smashing carts and forcing people aside, even trampling those who are too slow. They shout "[NPC] is dead! Long live [New NPC]!" Each year the city holds a festival of strength to commemorate an ancient battle or the death of a great hero. Various monsters are imported or summoned for the combatants to pit themselves against - but one escapes and rampages through the streets. City Square image: http://herbanicus.deviantart.com/ – Thanks Danny!