d30 Gonzo Encounters Suitable for
Dungeon Sandbox Crawling Exploration
30. An ogre (his name is Dwarm) is trying to milk three flail snails and failing miserably. He will explain that a powerful alchemist has tasked him with collecting sixteen barrels of flail snail mucus and the ogre can't figure out how to do it.
The flail snails need to be highly agitated in order to produce mucus. HIGHLY agitated.
The alchemist needs the mucus as a component for an anti-aging formula.
If the PCs decide to help and accidentally kill one or more flail snails, the ogre will get upset and attack.
If the PCs successfully help the ogre, he'll be so impressed he'll ask them to help collect 150 giant cockroach carapaces from a nearby insect nest, too.
The ogre will pay the party 7d30 x 10sp for their help.
If the ogre is killed, they'll find directions to the alchemist's shop in his pack (which contains nothing else of value). The alchemist will pay the PCs 400gp for the mucus and 250gp for the carapaces.
d30 Alphabetic Modifiers
WILD #4. There is a 75% chance that three rounds into any combat during the encounter, the foes/NPCs will surrender, even if they are winning, and ask to finish the fight at a later time because they just can't even.