“You go to spend a few days in the city…what do you want to do?”
The DM utters those words and you get two kinds of responses. Either role players with invested characters jump right in and get busy, while new players or those playing barbarians or those just intimidated with the options sit like a lump and watch everyone else play. 20 years ago I wanted to be sure my players were all invested, so I wrote, and have been using this, ever since!
DM’s! Print pages 4 & 5 and slip them back-to-back in a page protector. Thereon are FIFTY things any character can do to contribute and keep busy while visiting a city! DM’s good with improvisation will be able to keep players busy for any time