Thursday, April 10, 2014

A-to-Z d30 Bonus: Intelligent Swords

Welcome to entry 9B in my A-to-Z blogging challenge,
wherein I attempt to do 26 d30 charts during the month of April.
This is the second of my possible four posts for the day for the letter "I."

Earlier today, I released entry "9A" — a d30 Illusions Generator. In that post, I mentioned several "I" topics that I put up as candidates yesterday. By the time the votes came in, I was already underway with the Illusions Generator, and had a start on this Intelligent Swords Generator. If time allows today, I plan on doing as much of the other two candidates as I can (a set of d30 injury tables, and some sort of d30 insanity tables). But we'll see how the day goes.

This Intelligent Sword Generator is a lot like the Sage Generator from the d30 Sandbox Companion, in that it attempts to take a lot of rolls and boil them down to as few rolls as possible. In both 1e and BX, rolling an intelligent sword takes a minimum of 7 rolls (assuming you're giving the sword a special purpose), and up to around 10 or 11 (depending on the number of primary abilities and extraordinary powers possessed by the sword). This page gets it down to as few as 5 and a standard maximum of about 8 (there are some very rare cases where an additional roll or two might be required to replace a primary ability with an extraordinary power, but in BX/1e, this is when you start to get into 12 and 13 roll territory). Anyway... here it is—



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

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