- body locations - use it for locating hits in combats, where tentacle mutations emerge from, or even where you got your carousing tattoo
- ship locations - what the meteorites disabled and how badly, or where the Greek fire is burning
- fortress locations - which walls the orcs are swarming and how many of them
- fortress creation - how many troops of various sorts, type of lord etc.
- village creation -type of lord, number of families etc.
- city locations - robberies in a hero game, plague outbreaks in a fantasy setting
- quick and dirty pantheons - have all the domains (war, love, death) drop d4s for lesser deities d8s for the biggies
- random rituals - gems, plants, and other ingredients needed to make a spell work this time-- for chaotic magic systems or simulating absent minded wizards ("Oh yes, I need some rosemary")
- character creation - yeah it's more fun to see your character reveal itself before you, but could you make a single sheet of paper that would do it all at once? drop 6 dice for stats, one for $, one for HD, and maybe even equipment or at least starting wizard spells
- demon/monster generation - you've seen plenty of them, now do it in one dramatic role
- animal mash-up - chart has tons of animals dice dropped are different colors for different body parts- so if the blue "head" die falls on elephant your creature has an elephant head
- treasure hoard determination
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Dice Drop Charts
I'm up in the mountains. Spent the last several days with a bunch of family so my mind is kind of muzzy. But here are some ideas for dice drop charts for someone feeling more ambitious than me right now:
Labels: Charts, Generating
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Well I don't know if it is QUITE what you're looking for but I did a treasure die drop chart a few weeks back...ReplyDelete
Sweet. Thanks for sharing that I'd missed it. I didn't really have much in mind but to divide a page proportionately to match up the with the B/X treasure table. So, big areas for coins, smaller areas for rings and such.ReplyDelete
Yours looks pretty specific which is easier on us DMs, but might use it self up after a few hoards (we keep finding these Dwarven mugs!)
Here's your animal mashup table in PDF via my Dropbox:ReplyDelete
Quick-n-Dirty Creature Creation
@Telecanter- That's true, but that's why I said as you roll up stuff and they get treasure, white it out and write up new stuff :) Keep the chart new and unexpected. :)ReplyDelete
@mwscmeer: Sweet. I'll print it out when I get back down in the valley and give it a test drive. Thanks.ReplyDelete
@wrathofzombie: Hope I didn't come off as too critical, just my categorizing nature trying to think of what kinds of charts might be possible. And you're right, certain blocks with different values/types of treasure items that you refill could be very handy. I'll print it out and try it out too. Thanks again.
Here's another one for you:ReplyDelete
Quick-n-Dirty Body Location Dice Drop Table
@Telecanter- naw not critical at all duder. :) I just wanted to state the rewrite as you roll shit, because people have missed that in the past :) Hope I did't come off defensive, because that wasn't my intention.ReplyDelete
@woz: No worries. Appreciate all your comments.ReplyDelete
@mwschmeer: thanks for that and sorry for the late response, been kinda out of it mourning the loss of Skyrim.