Come To My Aid Letter
Viewpoint character receives a letter asking for their help. They'll wish they hadn't listened.
Every adventure has its Call To Action, and as Calls go, the Come To My Aid Message is one of the better options for showing that the viewpoint character is a real mensch. Generally speaking, the formula runs like this:
- The character is living an ordinary life.
- Suddenly, a message arrives from an estranged acquaintance begging for their help. (The less the viewpoint character knows this person, the stronger the Pet the Dog value.)
- The character is either being led dumbly into a trap, or they at least know that there's some serious shit ahead, but by gum they're going to buckle down and wade through it to help that person.
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.