Jojiro’s 13 Orthodoxies
Answer: They find the pantry door resists just a bit when trying to open. If they jerk it open, they find a child in dirty, ruined clothing eating something scavenged - rotten food, road kill, insects, etc.
2. Question: Your players want to talk to a city magistrate about an unpopular idea of theirs. In order to catch the magistrate off-guard, they approach early in the morning. What state do they find the magistrate in?
Answer: I’d roll some kind of reaction/luck roll. If it’s good for them, then they catch him in a compromising position; doing something illegal or immoral that they could use for blackmail. If the roll is meh then he’s probably just asleep and won’t be happy that they’re waking him up and wants to make a stink about it. If it’s bad, he’s doing something immoral or illegal, but he’s not scared of being black mailed and instead is prepared to eliminate witnesses.
3. Question: During character creation, a player mentions that they want a naturally blue-haired character. Not for any particular reason, you were envisioning your campaign setting without this possibility. How do you respond?
Answer: I’d probably just let them do it, if I have a full group together and we’re all consistently punctual and having fun then fuck it - your character can be a stupid anime protagonist.
4. Question: Read the following entry for a “point of interest”, and then refine how you would present it in a game in some way. You might change how you would describe it out loud, edit it in writing, add typographical emphasis (bold, italics, underlining) for a play-by-post game, etc.
Answer: I’m on mobile, so I won’t type it out, but for my notes I’d break it down into key bullet points and I’d expand on each point a little as I described it to players.
Answer This is excellent. Short and to the point, though I’d probably add in some of the aesthetic information to my personal notation just so I’d remember to mention it.