Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A-to-Z d30: Tavern Encounters

Welcome to entry 20 in my A-to-Z blogging challenge,
wherein I attempt to do 26 d30 charts during the month of April.
Today... tavern encounters.

I fully expect this to be the most downloaded PDF for the month. 'Nuff said.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A-to-Z d30: Swamp Encounters

Welcome to entry 19 in my A-to-Z blogging challenge,
wherein I attempt to do 26 d30 charts during the month of April.
Today... swamp encounters.

I know these encounter charts by terrain aren't as popular as some of the others I've been doing, but I really like these for a couple of reasons. When you think about it, they really provide you an overview of what should/shouldn't be common in an area. The way I look at it, the common and uncommon types should be the basis for your wandering monster charts in any given area (e.g., roll for 6 different commons types, and 2 uncommon types). Then use a few rare types and 1 very rare type as the centerpieces for adventures in the area. Then everything makes sense naturally. I truthfully believe this is why the founding fathers included frequency as part of the 1e MM listings.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

A-to-Z d30: Riddles

Welcome to entry 18 in my A-to-Z blogging challenge,
wherein I attempt to do 26 d30 charts during the month of April.
Today... riddles.

Let's face it, we'd all use more sphinxes in our games if we just had more riddles lying around. Okay, we wouldn't, but you can never go wrong with a decent riddle or two thrown in to your adventure. Most of the riddles on this PDF are taken from Heithreksgátur ("The Riddles of Heithrek"), a series of verse that should have probably been included in the Poetic Edda, but wasn't.

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d30 Riddles page from MediaFire.


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.

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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.

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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!

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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...

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d30 Necropolis Generator from MediaFire.