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Let Sleeping Guards Lie


"I want to sneak up on him while he's sleeping...and go for the instant kill!"

Oh, boy. You've heard THAT one before. I mean, it's just some cruddy 25 XP guard, right? You could just let them do it...

Or you could pull out this supplement and make something weird, whacky, funny, scary, impactful, or dangerous happen.

Let Sleeping Guards Lie is a short supplement that allows you to create strange consequences for seemingly easy kills. The supplement divides consequences into short-term and long-term effects, and divides each of those categories further into irrelevant, inconvenient, or dangerous.

Want a bit of silly flavor? Add short-term, irrelevant consequences. Want to turn a seemingly easy kill into a harrowing adventure? The guard turns back into their Doppleganger form, setting off a massive conspiracy.

A few rolls on this table, and your players will hesitate to go for an 'easy' kill again!

A special thanks to Sebastian (@TheBegginerExp) for bringing up the subject, Grant Ellis (@WisePapaGrant) for first discussing an unexpected consequence for doing so, and Chris Bissette (@Pangalactic) for tagging me into the idea of making this supplement!

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Izaac W October 10, 2018 11:25 am UTC
inconvenient 2 and dangerous 2 are very similar, is this intentional or?
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Alex C October 10, 2018 11:40 am UTC
Yep! The main differences are the range at which the sound can be heard and the damage associated with the Dangerous option.
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David G April 11, 2018 12:22 am UTC
Short-term, Dangerous #4 and #6 are the same (dropped lantern causes fire).

Is that intentional?
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Alex C April 11, 2018 1:57 am UTC
Nope! Looks like an error from when I copied over the working draft document. Thanks for the catch, the file should be updated now!
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James L April 06, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Hi Alex, very humorous and it certainly sparks some further ideas. One point, you have two headlines titled "Short-Term", rather than Short-term and Long-term as implied in the intro. Hope that helps.
- JL
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Alex C April 06, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Should actually be fixed already and the files swapped. Thanks!
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