Regardless of which role-playing system you play there is always some mode of transportation that can be abandoned; wagon, car, hovercraft, or motorcycle to name just a few.
There are many ways to use this as a jump off point for an encounter:
– The vehicle’s owner approaches as the party is looking it and accuses them of stealing it
– There’s a body inside the vehicle, maybe someone the party knows or has been looking for
– It’s a drop point for ‘shady’ deals, e.g. leave the coin and then come back in 24 hours for ‘the stuff’
– The party realizes that the vehicle was in the previous day’s news and there is a reward for its return
Have you every used an abandoned vehicle as a jump off point? I’d like to hear about it, please post a note or two.
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