I'm DMing one shot for my little sister's birthday with my family. I had the idea that at the end of the game, we can give her presents to her similarly to how I usually give players a reward at the end of a session or plot. It doesn't have to be complex, but I'd like something in the plot to involve or "cause" her getting her presents.

Basically: How can I incorporate real presents into a session as loot and have it make (some) sense in game that the loot is her birthday presents?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to RPG.SE! While this sounds great, this kind of idea generation question isn't a great fit for our site. We do however maintain a list of forums where you may have better luck. Take the tour if you haven't already and see the help center if you need more guidance. Good Luck and Happy Gaming! \$\endgroup\$
    – Someone_Evil
    Jun 5, 2019 at 17:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ Once you get up to 20 rep, you'll also be able to join Role-playing Games Chat where folks may be able to help. And you've got 20 rep now :) \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Jun 5, 2019 at 17:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ I've edited the question to try to make it fit out model a little better. I think it's a good question that should have valuable answer, just needs to be slightly less idea generation. \$\endgroup\$
    – linksassin
    Jun 6, 2019 at 0:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ Would there be in-game items corresponding to the actual presents? Would they be intended to have any mechanical impact in-game? (Also, would these just be given at the end of the session, in which case it might not really matter much what in-game effect they have? Do you intend to continue at all after this one-shot?) \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast
    Jun 6, 2019 at 1:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ Are you specifically looking for techinques to make a specific presents make sense? Or that her character is receiving presents in general? The more information you can give us about the session the better chance we have of answering. P.S I love this question and hope we can get it open. \$\endgroup\$
    – linksassin
    Jun 6, 2019 at 1:10


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