Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Random Name Generation

 

Random Name Generation

(1) Roll 3d4 for # of letters, (2) Roll d% for each letter, (3) Arrange/Fudge

A          01-09               J          46                    S          77-80

B          10-11               K          47                    T          81-86

C         12-13               L          48-51               U         87-90

D         14-17               M         52-53               V          91-92

E          18-29               N         54-59               W         93-94

F          30-31               O         60-67               X          95

G         32-34               P          68-69               Y          96-97

H         35-36               Q         70                    Z          98

I           37-45               R         71-76               Wild     99-00 

 

with Thanks to S. O'Lynn!

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

(d20) Things I Learned about Real Life from Playing Dungeons and Dragons 😉

 

1. You can ‘save’ that Ring of Magical Wish for YEARS, just in case you ever run into overwhelming trouble, but if you get swallowed whole by a giant dragon in the first round of combat, it won’t do any good.  Wish for something now.  Like maybe a Sword of Dragon Slaying.

2. ‘Run Away’ is a valid strategy for dealing with certain confrontations.  Like from giant dragons.

3. Appearances can be catastrophically deceiving.  Then again, not everyone is secretly ‘out to get you.’

4. The volume of a cylinder – say a 10-foot-deep pit – can be determined by (Pi x Radius Squared x Height/Depth).  Sometimes, the things you never think might one day be of importance…

5. Elves are always beautiful, graceful, elegant, eloquent, and no one truly likes hanging with them.  Flaws are attractive.  And human.

6. Playing at being Evil is actually quite freeing; you can do whatever you want without regard for anyone else.  And eventually, you’re in a vulnerable position, and your ‘friends’ kill you for your cash.

7.  That guy is only ‘playing dead.’  As soon as you turn your back, it gets stabbed, and now YOU are dead.

8. Getting frustrated at a dilemma and deciding to react with violence isn’t a good idea.  Don’t slap the Magic Statue.

9. ‘The Rules’ simply cannot anticipate every unforeseen possibility.

10. You can always start over if you create a new character.

11. The Adventure never, ever ‘goes as planned’, not even the ones you write.  Have a back-up plan.  Roll with unexpected happenings.

12. Every Wizard needs a Warrior.  No matter how mighty you may be, you’re going to need companions with different approaches and skill sets, or you’ll never make it back to town alive. 

13. Don’t be greedy.  The guy carrying the most treasure runs the slowest. 

14. Sure, you defeated your arch enemy – for now.  You’ll encounter his ghost again when you’re in hell.

15. That Sword of Dragon Slaying is pretty sweet!  If only you had spent one copper coin on a simple torch, you could see what you’re swinging it at.

16. You’re gonna be gesticulating and making sweeping dice rolls.  No beverages on the gaming table!

17. Sometimes, the little things can really hurt.  Like stepping on a d4 in bare feet.

18. Be kind to strangers.  Odin the All Father is known to walk among mortals disguised as a one-eyed beggar. 

(Covid-) 19. Roll those dice enough times, and even a 1% chance of failure isn’t as unlikely as you might think.

20. Ehhh, maybe every once in a great while, ‘story’ does trump rules and rolls.  ‘Fun’ always does.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Updated d100 Potions

 Some familiar oldies/goodies, some newbies, some for the PC's, some for their enemies, some that aren't meant for ingestion, a few for sharing, and a slight chance that any of the above are 'Skunked' (bad fun ensues!).  Click Potion Page

Also fun: http://udan-adan.blogspot.com/2020/10/20-double-edged-potions-for-ingenious.html

Saturday, September 12, 2020

d12 Fantasy Drugs

 

GNARMACEUTICALS (d12) drugs, man

1-3 Lotus; Flowering Spore-bearing Plants, dangerous/recreational/useful effects

            1 Green; spore clusters smoked in pipes/blunts, euphoria, -1TH/+1 Enc Reaction/3T

            2 Golden/Happium; pressed resin pyramids smoked, euphoria/Comp. Languages 3-6T

            3 Black; spore blast, Save vs Death 10’ radius, oil used in Contact/Insinuative Poisons

            4 Blue; incense causes distorted Prophetic Visions, 1:6/use results in Temp Madness

            5 White; spore blast, Save vs Sleep/Class VIII Poison 10’ rad., sap used on weapons

            6 Red; dried/chewed, invigorating, dispels exhaustion, keeps awake, Berserkers dig it

4 Snakeroot Snuff; ground root makes you scream, “Aaaggghhh!!!”  DEX+1, 1T, flower has         swaying, snappy stalks, venomous thorny fangs, does 1d4 +Class I Poison as 1HD

5 Plutonian Gnyborg; crystal colony grows underground, flakes snorted for -1 to all Actions,           but +1 to all other d20 Rolls, or if smoked as bubbling goo, Immunity to Mental Effects, 3T

6 Space Vapour; found only in meteoric geodes, inhaled, bliss/zone out, New Spell in memory,             Catatonic/Erotic Trance 1d6hrs

7 Buzz Locust; hyper-focused, 10+1d10r, +1 TH, live insect exposed to smoke in a Buzz Killer             (dry bong jar), killed by 1d6 hits, Detection Check at +1

8 Deadly Space Bee Nectar; opioid honey from hives on orbiting asteroids, apathy, 1 dose          = Slow Poison 6T, 2 doses = Save vs Sleep 6T, 3 doses = Save vs Death/Stun 1d6T

9 Ultraviolet Fungus Spores; trippy hallucinogen, 1d4+2hrs, Ultravision, +1 Initiative &                     Surprise, Bad Trip 1:20, causes Madness

10 Mummy Dust; snorted or added to blunts, deadens nerves, +2d4 Bonus HP, 1T

11 Ogre Powder; whitish dust adds 1d4 STR (18 max), 1d6+4r when inhaled

12 DM’s Choice or Geoffrey; mixed papyrus spliff; Roll 1d10 x3, 1:20 Fatal System Shock Save 

1:6/use of addiction, if you like