Adventurers are not always out there risking their lives, righting wrong, protecting the innocent. But even downtime can be used effectively – a network of allies back home means a safe place to return to. Making nice with the merchants means better prices. Equipment can be repaired and improved, skills honed… and yes, there also should be time to visit your favorite watering hole and not do anything work-related.
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Light years away, a star has gone nova, shattering the night sky. Years later, the population begins to exhibit strange and wondrous powers… what is the world coming to..?
People focus so much on the magical equipment they forget good craftsmanship. Rope, grappling hooks, alternative ammunition all are useful items, as are things such as alchemist’s fire, a magnifying glass and a mirror. Also, think outside the box for uses of mundane equipment.
The dwarves are rioting! The last coherent news out of their mountain holdfast was of a new shipment of ale …
As a followup to not underestimating diplomacy, never pass up a chance to learn more of what is going on. The knowledge might not be directly applicable, but understanding the events might suggest a non-obvious means of resolving a situation.
Pirates have kidnapped every plucky young maiden they could catch! What horrible fate are you, the dashing hero, saving them from?