Fell down a crevasse while gathering mushrooms
Captured by trolls. Currently alive and marinating.
Got black-out drunk and wandered down here.
Testing a scroll of teleport.
Put on a cursed ring found in an antique shop.
Searching for a rare herb, following a scry spell.
Searching for true love, following a scry spell.
Found a treasure map. Was woefully underprepared.
Found a treasure map. Was well prepared. Provisions stolen by ex-friends.
Attempted suicide by dungeon, changed mind at last minute.
Preaching to an unlikely audience (goblins, trolls, dryads). It’s not going well.
Preaching to an unlikely audience. It’s going too well. Needs to escape.
Pursuing lost cat for reward money.
Pursuing bandit tribe for reward money.
Pursuing bandit tribe to join them.
Left in dungeon as part of initiation ritual.
Hoping to rescue a prince or princess.
Hoping to meet and work for a powerful dragon.
Pissed of an elemental spirit.
Pissed off a minor god.
Pissed off a major, but empathetic, god.
Enthralled bloodslave of a vampire who just died by falling off a cliff.
Trying to find a new place to farm illegal mushrooms.
Farmhouse uprooted by tornado.
Farmhouse downrooted by earth-nado.
Valkyries grabbed wrong guy, dropped them off in dungeon in disgust.
Kidnapped and held for ransom by gnomes.
Last survivor of a now-dead party.
Last survivor of a presumed-dead party.
Last survivor of a presumed-dead party. They are still alive and they are assholes.
Turned into water by an evil wizard. Trickled down here and reformed.
Deserter from the front, waiting out the war.
Elected as king by mayfly people. Entire kingdom just died of old age.
Cursed to wander the earth until they solve (incredibly trivial) riddle.
Cursed to wander the earth until they solve obtuse mathematical problem.
Cursed to wander the earth until they get laid.
Prospector looking for rare ores.
Cultist willing to give up cult and evil ways for a hot meal.
Goblin reincarnated as a human by confused goblin druids.
Devoured by a purple worm by wearing a very useful, now destroyed amulet.
Specialist hired by underground kingdom to fix a forge, now lost on way home.
Specialist hired by underground kingdom to fix king’s madness, now exiled.
Specialist hired by goblins, as a cruel joke.
Went swimming, caught in underground river, deposited in dungeon.
Lost a bet with a wizard.
Archeologist. The tomb-robbing kind.
Archeologist. The boring pottery kind.
Miner trapped here after an earthquake.
Trying to visit home of ancestors. Did not memorize the directions.
OSR: Table of Replacement PCs
Why is your replacement PC in the Dungeon?