Getting the Heroes together, creating that adventuring Party. It takes a lot more than “You meet in a Tavern, You all know each other. A dark stranger approaches you and offers you work.”
When I start a game, I want You as a player to be dragged in from the Start to feel the thrill and say. “Hey, what the!” Then,hang on for a ride that will keep you thrilled. The Start of any game, Like a film or Book Is the part that tells you how It means to continue. So here are my TOP TEN getting the party together ideas.
10. A plague Is spreading hard and fast through the land, leaving your homeland you head to the one refuge that the Sages and Clerics talk about. There you gather with other survivors and take it upon yourselves to find the cause. Possibly the cure.
9, A war has ravaged your lands, Evil has shown its hand to many times. You took the call to arms and went to war for your family and king. You are standing upon the field of battle. Bodies, both friend and foe are scattered at your feet. The King gathers you all together and tasks you with defeating the evil at its source.
8, Each hero has been in possession of a Birth stone. They think they are the only one that a future has been foretold until the Stone begins to glow and the heroes find themselves together in a new land and a new challenge ahead of them.
7, All the Heroes are members of a Guild one way or another. They are asked by Their Respective Guild Masters that they are to keep the Guilds vested interests safe. So a party of Guild members is created.
6, Each Hero, independently sent on an errand to discover evil intentions All heroes arrive at the same location at the same time with the same agenda.
5, All are part of a Caravan. they are paying passengers. After an attack they are the sole survivors. Now they must find who called the attack and why.
4, Your Heroic future has been foretold. You are taken to a location to be tortured and killed. As you are all gathered together you are now a force to be reckoned with.
3, The Gods are in competition. The heroes are summoned be it from resurrection or just a calling and commanded to be a team for the gods.
2, A disaster has poisoned ambient magic, making all magic items cursed. The heroes need to find out why and meet at the wizard who can give them the answers or so they hope.
These are a vague as possible, just to give you some ideas on how the Heroic party is formed and why they should all travel together. There should always be that underlying task or challenge. If some are already friends then that is still ok too.
You may have noticed number one is missing. That’s where you come in.
1, Can you fill this space.? Tell me what you would do.