As a DM, one of the things i don't usually do to my players is ambush them. Just never seems to come into play. Then again I keep my games at 3rd-7th level. so most BBEG's don't have the resources to spare for that sort of thing.
I've been wantign to show off how deadly a group of kobolds, goblins, or animals could be. Though I'm also interested in what sorts of ambushes other GM's have built.
So if you don't mind sharing a little bit about some of your set ups, that'd be great.
Just to have some sort of outline for the process.
So my example would be...
Name: Carriage ride of doom
APL: 4 (3 members)
Terrain: 1 foot wide road (normal terrain), 10x30 wagon (difficult, movable terrain), embankment (diffcult terrain: steep), hillside (15 foot climbable surface along roadside)
Monsters/Traps: 1 Werewolf (CR 4) and 5 wolves (Cr 2), Wagon can become moving hazard.
-Tactics: Werewolf tries to destablize wagon and throw part memebers into road or down the embankment, wolves try to flank and trip.
-Goals: to capture on of the party members or strand the wagon.
-Other: If lycan is killed wolves flee at 3 HP
Flavor: The wagonride to edgewater has been rather quiet. The summer breeze brings the scent of apples to the travelers nose. The night sky is clear giving off a beautiful view of the stars and full moon. suddenly there is a muffled cry from outside the carriage, the ride does not seem as smooth, as the horses whiney and take off into a full gallop...
...so yeah, just seeign how other DM's throw ambushes and in travel challenges.