D&D One Shot

An outline for a one-shot adventure with the situation, what the characters are, the aim of the one-shot, events during it and an ending.

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theme:

The PCs are all from the same village who must explore a walled chasm. A character is celebrating a special anniversary. The mood might be... surreal
There is a helpful hireling who works against them.
The characters start at a disrupted funeral. At some point they encounter a new potential ally. If things get stuck a talkative NPC provides useful information.
At the end there is the characters splitting up treasure.

The PCs are notable guardians of something powerful who must escort a herd of camels. One or more characters has an inquisitive mount. It might involve goblinoids.
There is a vengeful paladin who comes with them. they are part of same organisation as a character.
The characters start at the scene of a murder. At some point there is a funeral. If things are going nowhere a character learns something useful with a Perception check.
Afterwards there is a newborn or child on the way. Possible sequel... a foe returns more dangerous than before

The PCs are retired fiend hunters who must collect a bounty on a famous gang of deserters. The mood might be... deep
There is a repulsive copse who offers them aid.
The characters start in tense negotiations. Early on there is a feast. If things are going nowhere they discover a secret door.
At the end there is a romantic ending. Possible sequel... same adventure but everything more dangerous

The characters are shapechanging gnomes who must destroy an artifact from the Dungeon Master's Guide. Two of the characters are friendly rivals.
It is at an ancient barn which has a market that is held monthly.
There are a group of secretive marauders performing a ritual. And a vengeful oracle seeks to investigate the history of an elemental lyre.
At some point a character learns something useful with a Survival check.
As the adventure progresses people start dying in different ways

The PCs are all goblins that share a flying broomstick who must purchase an elemental hospice. The mood might be... fun
There is an insane paladin who comes with them. they share a passion with a character.
The characters start at the scene of a murder. At some point they spot foes who are unaware of them. If things slow down a chase starts.
Afterwards there is a tavern burning down. Possible sequel... a clue from a reward or treasure points to an infamous dungeon...