You sit yourself down at the strangers table, he gives you a nod and continues with the game. He’s playing the card game Patient Goblin, a game of strategy and forward planning. You watch the game quietly and track his moves, anticipating what he will do next.
After a few rounds, the stranger begins talking to you about your quest.
“Word travels fast around here. I hear you’re going to be heading off into the Weird Woods?”
“Thats right” you reply.
“Well you be careful, there are lots of rumours about the woods. Whispers of beasts in the shadows, monsters in the trees and Ogres underground. Some people have gone in there and never come back. You’re either very foolish, or very brave. I can’t tell which?”