Where Were You? (Table I)Mature

Has one of your characters stepped out in the middle of a story, and you need an interesting place for her to go? Or is she asked to explain what she was doing at the time of a certain incident? Get your story straight with these simple character location/alibi tables! The locations and activities on Table I are more ordinary, while those on Table II are more fun. For a dash of absurdity, or for characters who tend toward extremes, swing over to Table III. Happy traveling!

11 - At my cousin’s funeral
12- Helping some friends move
13 - People-watching in the park
14 - At the beauty parlor/barbershop
15 - Talking to my psychiatrist
16 - Delivering Meals on Wheels

21 – Out with the neighborhood watch
22 - Checking my beehives
23 - Driving the ice cream truck
24 - Extended absence (see Sub-Table I)
25 - Cleaning the gutters
26 - Collecting petition signatures (for what?)

31 - At the eye doctor/otolaryngologist/dentist
32 - Running a 5K race
33 - Feeding the chickens
34 - Taking the car in for a tune-up
35 - Teaching a class (on what?)
36 - In the basement (doing laundry/fetching pickles)

41 - Cutting the grass
42 - Helping set up for a rummage sale
43 - Busking at the bus stop
44 - On lifeguard duty at the pool
45 - At yoga class
46 - Selling magazine subscriptions door to door

51 - Shopping for clothes
52 - Judging a dog show
53 - At the town council meeting
54 - Taking a piano lesson
55 - Ushering at the theater
56 - At the gym

61 - Lost in the corn maze
62 - Bailing my friend out of the pokey
63 - Taking out the recycling
64 - Giving a cooking demonstration
65 - Finishing my research paper
66 - You really don't want to know

 

Sub-Table I – Extended Absence (roll 1d6)

1 - Vacation
2 - Study abroad
3 - Doing time
4 - Wrapping up grandma's affairs
5 - In the service
6 - At a professional conference

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