Saturday, April 19, 2014

A-to-Z d30: Quills

Welcome to entry 17 in my A-to-Z blogging challenge,
wherein I attempt to do 26 d30 charts during the month of April.
Today... quills.

Today's chart is based on an idea I've had for quite a while.

In the 1e DMG, you'll note that, in order to manufacture a scroll, "A fresh, virgin quill must be used for each spell transcribed." Furthermore, "the quill must be from an animal of a strange or magical nature." Okay... so how often has that character sat down to manufacture a scroll, and assumed they were doing it with a goose, duck, or chicken quill? Not gonna work, my friends. And where are they getting those strange and extraordinary feathers needed to prepare them for writing (and thereby turning them into a "quill proper")? Especially considering they need a new quill after each spell. Yes! Not each scroll, but each spell!

So what I've done is outline a list of extraordinary (i.e., "strange") and magical creatures that have feathers (as well as a couple others of a "normal nature" beyond the standard 1 gp goose, duck, chicken). I've calculated costs for a prepared quill (not the same as a raw feather, mind you), and how that affects the scribe's chances for scribing the scroll, as well as any possible increased effects that may result if the scroll is scribed successfully using that quill.

Use this chart to stock that magic-item shop.
Throw a couple into that secret study behind that secret door in that evil MU's bedroom.
Put a few in a small scribe's case and mix it in with that treasure horde.

Click here to download a free PDF of this
d30 Quills page from MediaFire.




Friday, April 18, 2014

A-to-Z d30: Paladins

Welcome to entry 16 in my A-to-Z blogging challenge,
wherein I attempt to do 26 d30 charts during the month of April.
Today... paladins.

Click here to download a free PDF of this
d30 Paladin Encounters page from MediaFire.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

A-to-Z d30: Orcs

Welcome to entry 15 in my A-to-Z blogging challenge,
wherein I attempt to do 26 d30 charts during the month of April.
Today... ORCS!

Click here to download a free PDF of this
d30 Orc Encounters page from MediaFire.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A-to-Z d30: Necropolis Generator

Welcome to entry 14 in my A-to-Z blogging challenge,
wherein I attempt to do 26 d30 charts during the month of April.
Today... necropli. Or is that necropoleis? I'm pretty sure it's not necropolises. Anyway...

Click here to download a free PDF of this
d30 Necropolis Generator from MediaFire.


And the winner of the free print copy
of The Ogress of Anubis is...

First off, thanks for all the comments... and not just the pandering/begging "Gimme, gimme, gimme!" kinds. The "Love the d30 (fill in blank)" kind are greatly appreciated as well.

Next, you guys made the die-rolling easy! With 59 official entrants, that meant I got to roll a d30 and a d6, with the result of the d6 deciding low (1-30) or high (31-60). I would have only had to re-roll if the result came up 30/6. It did not. I did not have to re-roll. The official roll was 11-6, which means entrant #41 is the winner of the free print copy of The Ogress of Anubis.


TROY TUCKER! COME ON DOWN!
Just email your mailing address to ogress@newbigdragon.com
and I'll get it packaged up and sent out to you.

For those of you who don't have a PDF copy, it's a pay-what-you-want at RPGNow (so you can actually get it free if you want!) In addition to the adventure proper, it's got some adventure seeds and blank tomb maps in the back. And it might make a nice springboard into the d30 Necropoleis A-to-Z chart I plan to release later today. (I know that "necropoleis" looks weird, but that's an acceptable plural form of "necropolis" in addition to "necropoli." Who knew?)

Thanks again everybody!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A-to-Z d30: Money (Coins)

Welcome to entry 13 in my A-to-Z blogging challenge,
wherein I attempt to do 26 d30 charts during the month of April.
Today... money. Specifically, coins.

Haven't you always wondered what's on those coins in that horde? Well wonder no more! Simply roll a few d30's and figure it out! The first roll will determine what kind of image is on each of the coin's 2 faces. And the other rolls take it from there.

Click here to download a free PDF of this 2-page
d30 Coin Generator from MediaFire.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Win a free print copy of The Ogress of Anubis!!!

(Sorry, this is open to U.S. addresses only.)

Whilst printing postage as part of fulfilling an order from the New Big Dragon Square storefront, I accidentally printed postage for the flat rate cardboard envelope rather than the flat rate padded envelope. That means I have a paid stamp ready to go for priority flat rate mail to a U.S. address, so I'm giving away a free print copy of The Ogress of Anubis.

Simply post a comment at the bottom of this blog post by Midnight CST (US) tomorrow (Tuesday) night. On Wednesday, I will randomly choose a winner from the pile and send them a print copy of the book, along with a red/white New Big Dragon button! And if I somehow break 200 unique commenters, I will give away a second module/button set to a different commenter.