1d100 Reasons to Adventure

The Not-so-Mighty Adventurer by Diane ÖZDAMAR

I bet a lot of people have done these! Here is another one!

Roll
Reason
1
I want to get rich!
2
I want to get laid!
3
I want to prove myself!
4
I want to adventure!
5
I want to meet exotic people!
6
I want to go to exotic places!
7
I want the freedom to be myself!
8
I want to enforce the rule of law!
9
I want to spread the reach of civilization!
10
I want to spread anarchy!
11
I want to kill things!
12
I want to spread the word of my deity!
13
I need to pay off a terrible debt!
14
I am rebelling against my parents!
15
I seek vengeance!
16
I want spread charity!
17
I want to apply what my master taught me!
18
I was shanghaied while drunk!
19
I’m escaping my past!
20
I’m escaping the law!
21
I’m escaping my religion!
22
I want my deeds immortalized in song!
23
I seek actual immortality!
24
I seek to enter the service of a powerful patron!
25
I want to experience strange and exotic pleasures!
26
I’m the Chosen One! 
27
I must stop the Chosen One!
28
I’m looking for material for my book!
29
I’m on a mission to fill in the missing parts of the map!
30
I am a Knight-Errant! Adventure is what we do!
31
I was defeated at the bridge I once guarded and seek to restore my honor!
32
I was the last survivor of a terrible battle and I fear being discovered.
33
I was a leper now made whole and I seek the one who healed me.
34
My parents were adventurers and I want to be like them!
35
My parents are adventurers who orphaned me, I want to give them a piece of my mind!
36
I was run out of my village for the Mark I carry!
37
A wizard turned my loved one into a newt and I seek to restore them!
38
I was a newt and a wizard turned me into a human, I am so confused!
39
I’m running away from newts and people who were newts!
40
The Glass Man who lives in my brain stem told me to!
41
I dug my way out of a shallow grave and I don’t know who I am!
42
I’ve come from the future to stop a terrible event!
43
I come from the past and all of these modern things scare me!
44
I was once a great Dark Lord but I’ve been stripped of all my power and I need to eat.
45
I was a big fish in a little pond, now I see I’m in an ocean with sharks.
46
I’m escaping a pre-arranged marriage!
47
I need to provide for my family the only way I know how!
48
I am under Geas to perform 99 heroic deeds!
49
I just really really hate goblins!
50
I’m seeking to break an Infernal Contract with Buer before I die!
51
I’m seeking a cure to a terrible disease! 
52
I seek to be knighted!
53
I’m seeking the Truth!
54
I am compelled by a terrible hunger!
55
I am cursed to eternally wander!
56
I was sent out to sell my cow and got caught up in this madness!
57
I was just born from an alchemist’s lab and I don’t know any better!
58
I was kicked out by the high priest!
59
I only have 1d6 years left to live and a big bucket list to complete!
60
I’m a hopeless adrenaline junkie! 
61
I’m looking for my lost sibling, parent, or loved one!
62
I’m on pilgrimage!
63
I want to summon a plague of 1. Rats 2. Snakes 3. Locusts 4. Crabs 5. Frogs 6. Bagpipers 
64
I hate my home town!
65
I was just cosplaying and someone thought I was a real wizard!
66
I want to discover the magic of friendship!
67
I told a really bad joke at the pub, the pitchforks and torches came out quick!
68
I want to discover the perfect moment!
69
A professor handed me this small monster and told me to go find 149 more! 
70
I am a fictional character acting out the whims of an unknowable puppeteer.
71
I’m seeking a cure to my baldness!
72
I was dropped here from another world and I seek a way home!
73
I have to get in my steps! 
74
I traded my life savings for this map!
75
I’ve been tasked with 3 Impossible Quests!
76
I just wanna find out what makes me me, man!
77
I’m on a gap year before going to Wizard College!
78
I need to find a way to pay off my Wizard College loans!
79
I’m a deserter from the army!
80
DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS!
81
I lost a bet!
82
I’m an aristocrat slumming it among the serfs! 
83
I’m looking for love in all the wrong places!
84
I’m really lost! Like so lost, please help!
85
I’m a courier with an important message to deliver! 
86
I escaped from 1. Prison 2. Asylum 3. A murderer’s basement 4. A zoo 5. An awkward party 6. A cult
87
I was “rescued” from a tower and I want to get back!
88
I heard it in the wind, I felt it in my bones, I started walking ten days ago and I’ve not stopped. 
89
I’m promoting my brand!
90
I’m writing an encyclopedia! 
91
I want to slay a dragon! 
92
I want to marry a dragon!
93
I was going to be a virgin sacrifice! 
94
I want to make use of my goblin language credits I took in Wizard College!
95
I’m an intern! 
96
I’m old and I need to get into Valhalla somehow!
97
Bees?
98
I was bored!
99
I literally have no other choice. 
100
Roll twice, shake well, and come up with something yourself

7 thoughts on “1d100 Reasons to Adventure

  1. Thanks! I'm admittedly amazed I didn't do that one. I guess somewhere deep down every adventurer has some kind of death wish. The closest I have here I guess is the old viking looking for Valhalla.

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