Originally Posted by WarKitty
My players: get outta here!
The rest of you: sorry for the vague title, didn't want to give it away.
In any case, I was planning a stampede/mob encounter in a city environment. Nothing major, just something sort of big strong beast gets loose and starts causing trouble, and everyone around panics and starts running every which way. Something like a bull, not a huge monster. I'm not sure how to mode panic though. Here's some ideas I had:
- horses might attempt to go in a straight line away from it, dragging any carts along with them.
- humanoids would again attempt to flee, possibly attacking someone in their way.
Attack would probably be closer to a grapple check considering people are more colliding and pushing people out of their, thus forcing both bodies to the ground and pinning someone. I would also say if a PC's falls during the commotion they have a chance to take xd4 - d8 bludgeoning damage, from possibly hundreds of feet going over them. Balance and tumble checks for all to ride the wave! If sufficiently large, give them a bonus of not getting knocked over if the NPCs are smaller than them.