Showing posts with label random table. Show all posts
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Brought to you by Prescott Pharmaceuticals



From a list of Stephen Colbert's  Prescott Pharmaceuticals Side Effects
...sponsored by Baphomet

A Good List of Bad Things, as a result of... (d8)
1. Spoiled Food
2. Xeno Plague
3. Mutation
4. Evil Curse
5. Artifact Stuff
6. Tomb Glyphs
7. Bad Drugs
8. Spores, Dude

Eighty-two Fun Effects, plus some filler to round out a d%.  Game effects as per DM
1. Abdominal Migration
2. ADHDEAD
3. An Inability to Breathe on Weekends
4. Ankle Bearding
5. Aortal Collapse
6. Arby’s Mouth
7. Argyle Pattern Baldness
8. Armpit Homunculus
9. Autonomous Nipple Syndrome
10. Bone Sporking
11. Braintooth
12. Capillary Yogurt
13. Firebones
14. DIS (Dissolving Intestine Syndrome)
15. Dry Mouth
16. Eye Curdling
17. Eyearrhea
18. Eyesplosions
19. Facial Corkboarding
20. Fallopian Tapeworm
21. Flunamis
22. Genital Migration
23. Gopherism
24. Hair Swelling
25. Hairy Uvula
26. Honey Nut Areolas
27. Hungry Hungry Hipbones
28. Increased Appetite
29. Increased Risk of Vampire Attack
30. Ingrown Testicle
31. Involuntary Blowhole
32. Involuntary Narnia Adventures
33. Knee Transference
34. Lactose Addiction
35. Late Onset Albinoism
36. Lou Ferrignose
37. Lungfire
38. Massive Weight Gain
39. Mild Hulkism
40. Mind of Mencia
41. Minor Heart Explosions
42. Monkeylung
42. Multibrow
43. Nostril Inversion
49. Outgrown Testicle
50. Permanent Blindness
51. Phantom Hand Syndrome
52. Pituitary Ferns
53. Precocious Kidney
54. Prolonged Erections*
55. Puckerlung
56. Pulmonary Weevils
57. R.E.O. Speedlung
58. Rage
59. Rectal Frosting
60. Re-Emergence of the Umbilical Cord
61. Restless Torso Syndrome
62. Rocky Mountain Oysterism
63. Runaway Gums
64. Scrotal Bassoon
65. Scruffula
66. Severe Weight Loss
67. Siamese Nipples
68. Skeletal Xylophoning
69. Speaking In Tongues
70. Spontaneous Mertail
71. Spontaneous Pregnancy
72. Steven Tyler Lip
73. Subcutaneous Funyuns
74.Testicular Cranberrying
75. Testicular Testicularization
76. Thoracic Geysers
77. Urethral Knotting
78. Vein Seizures
79. Ventricular Funk
80. Vivid Dreams of Self-Cannibalization
81. Warlock Hump
82. X-Ray Hearing
83-93. ROLL TWICE, then Save to determine whether Player or DM gets to chose one
94-98. ROLL TWICE, sucks for you
99. CHRONIC MALADY, roll again and add effect each day, until dead
00. ROLL AGAIN, Effect is Infectious, and can be transferred to another being by contact with affected area, Save Negates

* But Not Where You’d Hope

Monday, May 26, 2014

A Dozen Magic Items, Why Not?

1. Medallion of the Berserking Bear; if wearer reaches negative HP, goes into Berserk rage and attacks nearest opponent. Bonus of +2 TH, Damage, Initiative, but still loses 1 HP/rnd and immediately falls dead at -10 HP

2. Potion of Wing & a Prayer; magnificent angelic wings and halo appear, effects as per Prayer Spell, and Flight, for 1 turn + 1 rnd/lvl, 'Good' Guys only, please

3. Ogre Powder; Magic Dust which grants equivalent of 18/00 or 19 STR -whatever-  when inhaled, dur. 2d6 rnds, 1d4+2 doses/pouch, must rest for one full turn after effects wear off

4. Living Rope; a rope which can understand and obey simple verbal commands, be made to slither, climb, knot, secure, etc, is if alive, like a snake or worm.  Moves far too slowly to be used to attack or ensnare.  Rope cannot defy gravity, but can climb vertically up to one half its length.  Must consume a (normal, organic) rope of equal length 1/mo, like a king snake eating a corn snake, at a rate of 10'/hr

5. Potion of Suicide Clones; causes 1d4 mini-clones to 'bud' on the body of the imbiber, ea costs 1HP to produce.  Within 1 turn the fawning, grotesque 6" charicatures detach, and will follow simple commands until they shrivel and die after 24 hrs.  Only form of attack is to get really angry and hurl themselves onto a target and explode for 1d4 damage, which is, of course, a one-time-only kinda deal

7. Howard's Signet Ring; adorned only with the raised initials H.P.  (backwards, reversed)  One additional HD, as appropriate to system, is rolled ea day, and the result is added to HP for that day.  Simple, and dearly loved

8. Cuneiform Codex; heavy slab of basalt with twisting, animated hieroglyphs engraved upon it, committing to read it for 12hrs, uninterrupted, followed by a full rest, grants reader the ability to Read &Write any one language (or similar system) of their choice.  Learn 'Bullywug' in a Day!

9. The Green Cream; when applied to any living tissue, imparts a greenish tinge, permits photosynthetic healing, ea hr spent in sunshine Heals 1d4 HP, lasts 24hrs, 2d4 applications/crock

10. Quicksilver Capsule; appears to be a metallic jellybean, when swallowed, take 1d4 damage, and be overcome by fatigue and nausea for 1 turn, whereupon certain Spells already cast that day are restored as if they had not been expended.  The total # of Spell Levels regained is equal to XP Level.  One specific Spell of Player's choice  may be regained, the remainder are determined randomly

11. Philosopher's Rod; transmutes a quantity of metal no greater than one cubic foot into a metal of greater value, according to this progression: iron/steel<copper<silver<gold<platinum
Only affects a single item; one lock on a wooden chest, a sword, a portion of a set of standard donjon jail bars, one burial mask, etc.  Req. touch, or successful TH at +1, 3d4 charges

12. Silver Whistle; summons a Ghostly Hound, which must be fed some kind of reasonably edible meat, and will then stand watch, in one area, for up to 12 hrs.  Detects Invisible, Concealed by smell, cannot be Surprised (except possibly by Teleport or Phasic Travel) is incorporeal, cannot track or attack, but will warn of any approach or intrusion




Sunday, March 2, 2014

Chose the Form of the Destructor! (d12)

What did you do, Ray?!!

"Subcreatures!  Gozer the Gozerian, Gozer the Destructor, Volguus, Zildrohar, The Traveler, has come! Choose and perish!"

Well, now you've done it.  Save vs Mental Spells, or Roll a d12 to determine what form pops into your head (from some near-forgotten childhood tale, or elsewhere).  If everyone makes the Save, the Form will be chosen by the DM.

1. The classic Stay-Puft Golem.   Deceptively innocuous looking, massively huge, dangerously viscous, highly flammable (no Save/dbl damage vs. fire)
2. A large and moving Torb.  Much worse than the immobile variety, for obvious reasons
3. A giant Slor, its gullet like a roaring furnace, enough to make a Balrog jealous
4. The last creature which caused a successful Fear among the Party
5. The last creature which slew a Party member
6. The worst Thing on the local Random Encounter table
7. A Shoggoth
8. A Spawn of Shog-Gnargoroth, possessed of odd magic/mutant abilities http://tengoldpiecegems.blogspot.com/2011/01/super-simple-random-beasties.html
9. The goateed Evil Twin of the most powerful Party member
10. Roll on Dungeon Lvl X table
11. http://tengoldpiecegems.blogspot.com/2012/03/gonzo-random-villianidea-generator.html
12. Players get to vote on an entry from this table

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Wand of Wacky Missiles, plus Wand of Wonder links



A weapon/wand which shoots forth Random Spell, Missile, Ray, or Odd Thing each time it's used.  Range 100', charges 20+1d10.  No effect may be repeated until all 20 have been randomly rolled, re-roll previously rolled effects, thereafter user may choose any desired effect, but only once -no effect will occur more than twice; once randomly, and then possibly a second time by choice (although, see entry 20; this result only 'counts' as a single use, whether random, or chosen!).  Have Player fill out a list as item is used, then check off effects which have been used twice.

1. (1d4) Classic Magic Missiles
2. Super Sleep Pellet bursts into 5' diam. gas cloud, no Save, 1 turn duration
3. Fireball, 6d6
4. Lightning Bolt, 6d6
5. One +5 Magic Arrow, roll TH 
6. Sticky 'Silly String', -1 to AC, AT, Saves until scraped off, highly flammable (dbl fire damage)
7. Live Chicken, does 1 HP damage, squawks around for 1 turn, disappears in puff of smoke
8. Oily stream of multicolored, self-applying, permanent, circus clown face paint
9. Slow Ray, 2d4 round duration
10. Cream Pie, (d4): chocolate, banana, coconut, peanut butter
11. Swarm of angry Bees, does 1d4 damage/round for 2d4 rounds, Save for half ea. round
12. (1d4) Brightly colored, neurotoxic frogs, bite/splatter on impact, Save vs Paralysis for ea.
13. Random Limb Polymorphing Ray, (d4): lobster, mantis, squid, manatee, until Dispelled
14. Corrosion Ray, all metal items on person, magic items get Save vs Disintegration
15. Black sphere rolls out, rapidly increasing in size/mass to 5'diam/500lbs, roll TH, Crushes target
16. Hypodermic needle, flesh-dissolving bacteria, Save vs Poison or lose 1HP/turn until dead/cured
17. High-Pressure stream of Water, 1d4 damage, plus thrown back 20 ft.
18. High-Velocity stream of 100 Coppers, 1-50 damage, coins are real, collectible
19. High-Temperature stream of Fire, 2d6 damage, flammables ignite
20. Three Random Rolls, in succession... try real hard to roll three 20s in a row!

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 Penultimate Wand o' Wonder Effects Generator (d6)

 1.  Greater Rod of Wonder Effect Generator

 2.  DMG-A1_Wand of Wonder.pdf 

 3.  The RPGNet Wand of Wonder! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums

 4.  100 uses for the Dangerous Derv Wand of Wonder

 5.  Alacrity's Wand of Wonder - presented by the Red Dragon Inn

 6.  Tenkar's Tavern: The Tenkar's Tavern Wand of Wonder - First 63 Possible Results  

Monday, December 2, 2013

(d20) Things Adventures/Players/DMs Say

Adventurers/Players
1. Got any Healing Spells left?
2. No one took Identify?
3. It's a Trap!
4. Who's opening the door?
5. I'm not going in there
6. I'm searching for Secret Doors
7. I attempt to disbelieve*
8. Dammit, dammit, dammit!
9. Can't anyone Detect Magic?
10. Try touching it
11. No way!  YOU do it!
12. Is the _______ Spell still in effect?
13. 'Twelve'... no, wait, 'Thirteen'!
14. We can't trust him
15. But... it's written on my Character Sheet!
16. Wait, where are we?
17. Can't I just DO that?
18. Someone read that Clue/Riddle/Note again
19. Hold on a sec, let me look it up... 
20. We already tried that

DMs
1. You can't possibly be carrying all that
2. You tell me... did anyone write it down?
3. (looks around gaming table)  ...Everybody Roll Initiative!
4. Are you SURE you want to do that?
5. When suddenly...
6. Well... it certainly LOOKS like _______
7. Let me see your Character Sheet for a sec...
8. It's not doing anything; it's just sitting there
9. It appears to be empty
10. No, really guys, it's empty, just move on
11.You do realize that's going to: make a lot of noise/take forever/really piss them off
12. _______ isn't flammable; you can't just dump a flask of oil on it and make it disappear
13.  Because: that's just impossible/it will ruin the story/I said so!
14. OK... describe to me exactly how you're attempting to do this
15.*sigh* ...EVERYBODY make a Saving Throw vs _______
16. Are you joking, or does your Character actually say that?
17. They're not there anymore, just some bits of chewed-up saddles and bloodstains
18. Are you keeping track of ______?
19. Hold on a sec, let me look it up... 
20. You already tried that

*don't know how this one ever got started; if there's a Save vs Illusion, I've already rolled it.  I keep telling them that, but no one listens

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

(d12) Looking into the Magic Mirror


Altered Reflection Seen, Effect
1. Cleaned Up, +1 CHAR
2. Beaten with Ugly Stick, -1 CHAR
3. No Face, 24 hrs
4. Face of last opponent slain, 1d4 days
5. Big grin, 24 hr smile is disconcerting, renders immune to any other emotional state
6. Instant Facial Hair, (d4): handlebar 'stache, ZZ Top beard, Zappa soul patch, evil twin black goatee, immediately re-grows if cut, until Dispelled
7. Something creeping up behind, this thing does just that w/in 1d6 days, automatic Surprise
8. Partially Invisible, appear as (d4): skinless, circulatory/nervous system only, skeleton, eyeless face (side effect: see Invisible), 1d4 days
9. Blurry, Displaced 24 hrs
10. Medusa Morph, Save or be stone unto you, if Save, gain ability to assume Medusa face for 1 round, once only
11. No Reflection, never casts one again, Immune to Scrying
12. Near-Infinite Reflections, view self looking into a mirror, viewing self looking into a mirror, viewing self looking into a mirror... transfixed until forcibly removed, whereupon 1d4 Mirror Images emerge, following until struck as per Spell

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gonzo Fighter-Type Names, MST3K Style


Copied/Pasted this list of Uber-Macho Fighter names, suitable(?) for NPCs, Henchmen, even your next PC, and made a Random Table of it.  View the MST3K clip here.
(d50)
  1. Slab Bulkhead *       
  2. Fridge Largemeat * 
  3. Punt Speedchunk * 
  4. Butch Deadlift * 
  5. Bold Bigflank * 
  6. Splint Chesthair * 
  7. Flint Ironstag * 
  8. Bolt Vanderhuge * 
  9. Thick McRunfast * 
  10. Blast Hardcheese * 
  11. Buff Drinklots * 
  12. Crunch Slamchest * 
  13. Fist Rockbone * 
  14. Stump Beefknob *
  15. Smash Lampjaw * 
  16. Punch Rockgroin * 
  17. Buck Plankchest *
  18. Stump Junkman * 
  19. Dirk Hardpec * 
  20. Rip Steakface * 
  21. Slate Slabrock * 
  22. Crud Bonemeal * 
  23. Brick Hardmeat * 
  24. Rip Slagcheek * 
  25. Punch Sideiron * 
  26. Gristle McThornbody *
  27. Slate Fistcrunch * 
  28. Buff Hardback * 
  29. Bob Johnson (oh, wait…) * 
  30. Blast Thickneck * 
  31. Crunch Buttsteak * 
  32. Slab Squatthrust * 
  33. Lump Beefbroth * 
  34. Touch Rustrod * 
  35. Beef Blastbody * 
  36. Big McLargehuge * 
  37. Smoke Manmuscle * 
  38. Beat Punchmeat * 
  39. Hack Blowfist * 
  40. Roll Fizzlebeef *
  41. Ragnar Rokbottom 
  42. Leif Longbottom
  43. Leif Garrotte
  44. Danger D. Danger
  45. Tank Blackmoor
  46. Stiff Polearm
  47. Flabby Thunderbuns
  48. Thorvald McMaynerberry
  49. Bjorn Redeye
  50. Goliath Oakennutts
For easier Random Rolling, I rounded out the list to an even 50 entries,  adding #s 41-49 in an apparently Viking-influenced fit of giggling free association.  Entry #50 was the name of a favorite Character of mine, one of the last of the Clan of Chainsmoking Dwarves, sadly departed, and undoubtedly hollering his signature catchphrase, "Heapin' Gobs of it, Laddie!" on the entrail-strewn battlefields of Valhalla.  We hardly knew ye, Goliath.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summertime Hiatus Random Table of Inspiring (?) Images  (d30)


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an Image search of any of these should provide wallpaper size