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  1. General_Tangent

    Random weapon generation tables

    I'm planning on running a one-shot set in a post-apocalytic wasteland. I have a number of other tables for generating loot and scavenged items but one thing has eluded me; a random table for weapons. I was wondering if anyone could kindly point me in the direction of a table that would allow...
  2. S

    🎨 Creative Creating a system to generate mysteries

    I have a distant plan to set up a game about a group of private investigators dealing with various mysteries and odd cases. My group will most likely be using some form of World of Darkness/Chronicles of Darkness ruleset, so there will definitely be an urban fantasy vibe. However, the primary...
  3. D

    DriveThruRPG Monasteries & Relics - random tables for medieval fantasy worlds

    Cherry-picked material from years of blogging about medieval games in Swedish now available in English for those of you who don't understand what "Bork bork bork köttbullar" means! In Monasteries & Relics you get random tables for creating a monastery or relic for your game, as well a list of...
  4. Jürgen Hubert

    [Pathfinder] Class-based worldbuilding

    There are all sorts of ways of creatively building a fantasy society with random tables. So how about building a fantasy society around the available player character classes? In many campaigns, character classes represent an abstraction of sorts - people within the setting might talk about a...
  5. Ivan Sorensen

    Usurper. A game about adventure, improvisation and maybe ruling the world a bit.

    I've been working on this game for quite some time, so I figured I'd talk about it a bit. It was formerly known as "Metal Rogue" with a pay-what-you-want sample on rpgnow, but I've changed the title to something a bit more striking. Since things are getting pretty close to being done, I figured...
  6. P

    [WFRP] Backgrounds

    Some time ago, I had an idea for a WFRP campaign. It was to be set in Talabheim and to draw its inspiration from Lord Dunsany, Rudyard Kipling, ghost stories, English folklore and folk music, weird fiction of the early twentieth century and a healthy infusion of WFRP's signature black humour. I...
  7. Jürgen Hubert

    D&D 5e - Round Robin Character Creation

    Here are the rules. A poster uses the following random table to create the outline of a random D&D character. The next poster comes up with alignment, background story, and other details (attributes, equipment, skills, spells chosen, and so forth optional). Then that second poster uses the...
  8. J

    Looking for a building type generator

    I want to run a campaign soon that requires using a very large city as the entire map. By very large city I mean a metropolis like Ptolus, Greyhawk, or Waterdeep size. The original occupants are gone except for a few who hid in the sewers and cellars. The adventure will revolve around fighting...
  9. GregStolze

    [BETTER ANGELS] What did YOU get from the Soap Opera Generator?

    So yeah, ARC DREAM just put up a One-Roll Supervillain Soap Opera Generator for BETTER ANGELS. Mine turned out as... "Edgardo Nunn, aka 'Whiteshot,' is coming to town to take advantage of a business opportunity. But this is complicated. It’s not just that he is vocally supportive of that...
  10. Wil

    Generic lists of locations in modern areas

    I'm working up some tables for post-apocalyptic exploration of pre-apocalypse locations. These are meant to drill down to the types of resources or locations that might be found while exploring; the GM either picks (if it's known already) or rolls randomly. The tables are intended for at least...
  11. Peter K.

    Mode of play: Trail of Destruction

    The "D&D should be fun enough that you don't need a story" threads have been all over the place with answers. I think among other reasons this is partly because everyone interpreted the idea of "story" differently, and even the single "mode" described meant different things to different people...
  12. Peter K.

    Mode of play: Problem Solving Sandbox

    The "D&D should be fun enough that you don't need a story" threads have been all over the place with answers. I think among other reasons this is partly because everyone interpreted the idea of "story" differently, and even the single "mode" described meant different things to different people...
  13. Peter K.

    Modes of play: Narrative Sandbox

    The "D&D should be fun enough that you don't need a story" threads have been all over the place with answers. I think among other reasons this is partly because everyone interpreted the idea of "story" differently, and even the single "mode" described meant different things to different people...
  14. Peter K.

    Modes of play: Narrative Central

    The "D&D should be fun enough that you don't need a story" threads have been all over the place with answers. I think among other reasons this is partly because everyone interpreted the idea of "story" differently, and even the single "mode" described meant different things to different people...
  15. G

    [necro][FATE] I have a random relationship table, now what?

    It occurred to me today that FATE doesn't really have a lot of random generation tables. Now, I suppose it doesn't need them, but it suddenly occurred to me what one would look like, so I drew one up. Now I kind of like it, and wonder: what else could you do with this? Random "How Do They Know...
  16. D

    Random Table Time

    What is best in life? Is it to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women? Nah. It's the sublime satisfaction of rolling on a table filled with horrible and inconvenient things, sure in your mastery of GMing, only to roll something convenient to...
  17. T

    Random NPC personalities via Briggs-Meyer

    I *think* this is an original idea. If you need a bunch of NPC's and don't have time to tailor personalities, roll on this chart: 00-12 ISTJ Duty Fulfiller 13-17 ISTP Mechanics 18-21 ESTP Doers 22-30 ESTJ Guardians 31-44 ISFJ Nurturers 45-53 ISFP Artists 54-62 ESFP Performers 63-74 ESFJ...
  18. D

    💯 {Staff Pick} [Necro] deadEarth - why isn't this game on anyone's "Worst Games List"?

    Seriously people. I picked up this game in 2000 at a local convention and tried it once and then tossed it into storage. I figured it was a local product and that was part of my explanation to myself as to why it sucked so ferociously and why I had bought it. Later research showed that the...
  19. L

    tHelp me make Random Tables for exploring ruins in a post-apocalyptic setting

    I started making some random tables for when my PCs explore ruins in my Mutant Future campaign. I got bogged down rather quickly and was hoping some of you guys could help. I am looking for random tables to roll on to flesh out particular kinds of buildings - in my campaign, the apocalypse...
  20. Jürgen Hubert

    Reign-like random character generator for GURPS

    Everyone knows that the random character creation system for Reign rocks on toast. So I'm asking myself: Why not create a similar system for GURPS? The basic principles are: - For random character generation, you roll a number of dice. Each dice represents 20 CP. (20 CP is a good value since...
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