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Offline hans

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Re: Direct speech and highlighted text
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2017, 11:17:23 AM »
...what I have always personally done is to make the tavern tales text a brief summary of what was heard:

You overhear a tale about a dwarf who went into the mountains to the west to recover a magical hammer but never returned...
 

I did something similar in Oddities.  I used this Journal Entry 9 from Pool of Radiance as a inspiration/template for labelling my summaries:
 
JOURNAL ENTRY 9:

   Several pieces of paper with highly organized writing.

   Fact: Joran Alberach is a special envoy, from Zhentil Keep, to the City
Council of New Phlan.

   Strong Rumor: Here to negotiate a military assistance agreement between
Zhentil Keep and New Phlan.

   Rumor: Zhentil Keep wants an ancient powerful artifact in return for
their military cooperation.

   Rumor: The New Phlan City Council has such an artifact that was found in
the ruins of a recently reclaimed building.

   Vague Rumor: Joran Alberach wants the artifacts for himself, not for the
rulers of Zhentil Keep.