I like simple concepts. You're walking down the road and something catches your eye - things are not ok. You feel compelled to get involved, mostly because the risk of death might be right around the corner.
So it was with the Roll20 session a couple days ago. I was playtesting a new Cha'alt adventure that'll show up in Cha'alt After Dark, once that's completed.
I shared this link with the players because it's what I listened to throughout the game (up until Mos Eisley cantina).
PCs are walking through the hot S'kbah desert on their way to who knows where. They spy a caravan of humanoids atop riding lizards; those lizards equipped with bulging saddlebags, as well.
I let the PCs react because this is their story. They walk closer, intent on making contact with the caravan. Maybe they'll rob it, maybe they'll make friends?
All of a sudden, a sand-barge full of skeever desert pirates attacks the caravan with its laser cannon. All Hell breaks loose as the PCs battle the skeevers.
Before we get too deep, let's describe the 2nd level PCs...
- Matt played Alahka'ar, a crystalline sorcerer.
- Prince of Nothing played Razor Kage, Federation bounty hunter (fighter, basically) wielding an M-3 Lawgiver and plasma katana. Check out his blog!
- "Some Dude" played a droid thief named ST-33L.
- Heather played Lottie, a halfling cleric.