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Offline MoonHunter

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Lists/ charts that you use.
« on: July 12, 2003, 03:17:09 AM »
Inspired by Agar's thread, it occured to me that many of us probably use certain charts in our games all the time.  I am not talking about the "to hit" or resolution charts. I am talking about charts and lists that you have made and use in your game.

Encounter Charts
Weather Charts
Village Charts
Build a ruin chart....

Lets see um.
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d20 On-the-Fly Dungeon Surroundings Chart
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2003, 10:18:02 AM »
01 Walls lined with pillars (Some broken)
02 Walls are plain dirt and rock
03 Walls are scrawled with symbols
04 Walls are invisible
05 Walls have been smashed by something
06 Floor is a giant map
07 Floor has a large hole in it
08 Floor is painted
09 Floor is covered in bones
10 Floor is covered in sand
11 Statues of heroes stand throughout the room
12 Statues of monsters and demons stand throughout the room
13 A shrine to a demon lord is on the far wall of the room
14 Skeletons are pinned up on the walls of the room
15 Plants are growing through the ceiling and walls of the room
16 A small pool of clean water with plants around it is in the middle of the room
17 A small pool of viscous black slime is in the middle of the room
18 The room's floor is a spike lined pit
19 A hole in the roof permits entrance and exit of this room into the outside. As a result, various animals are nesting in this chamber.
20 There is a throne in the middle of the room

Of course, this is very imperfect and I would never use it because I don't like to roll dice except when I have to.
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Traveller Economics made simple.
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2003, 01:51:00 AM »
You see, Traveller has this great economics simulation system, so you can trade goods across the planets, adjusting costs for local conditions and some random factors.  Prices fluxuate. This is realistic and can be fun, but tedious.  Why am I mentioning this, because I hate price lists that are exactly the same across the world.  Characters tend to do a lot of travelling, so the prices should shift.  Making a chart for each region is tedious. So I created the following chart

2d6
2-     150%
3      125%
4      110%
5      Book Cost plus a coin
6-8   Book Cost
9      Book Cost minus a coin
10      90%
11      75%
12+    50%

You need to create modifiers, on the fly, for scarcity and bumper crops, season, and so on.
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Lists/ charts that you use.
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2004, 02:13:25 AM »
The most important charts:

The critical miss table

<inserted chart per request of Moonhunter>
(Please realize this is D&D related material)

On an attack roll of 1, make a DEX check. (Maximum DEX modifier +5)
<=1 : Weapon Shatters (Magic weapons fort save DC 15)
  2 : Weapon breaks (Save DC12 magic weapon DC 10)
  3 : Attacker falls flat (lying down)
  4 : Hit self for full damage (no STR bonus)
  5 : Hit ally for full damage (no STR bonus)
  6 : -4 to all attacks for one round
  7 : -2 to all attacks for one round
  8 : -6 to AC for one round
  9 : -6 to next attack
10 : Lose next round of actions
11 : Hurl weapon 4d6 feet away
12 : Attacker falls prone
13 : Lose next attack
14 : -4 to AC for one round
15 : -4 to next attack
16 : Drop weapon
17 : -2 to AC for one round
18 : -2 on next attack
19 : Lose next move,  move equivalent or partial action
>= 20 : No effect
</inserted chart>

The random treasure table
(The tables provided by Wizards of the Coast ...... If I am out of insperation, or during a random encoutner.... During a random encounter my players throw the dice, much to their own delight....)

the random random events table.... (the table made up on the fly to dertermine if a random thing is going to happen and if so what that random thing will be)

I think I better start creating that random weather table though.

That is about it...

Oke sure, a not so random random encounter table.

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2004, 06:41:24 AM »
I have some tables at home, which I will post later, but I also recently bought the toolbox book. it is filled with tables, from encounter tables, to what kind of priest would my players meet in a temple-table, to what kind of plant growth do they see, what kind of events could happen at the city gate etc. etc.

Very handy if you need to come up with something quick, or just wanna do it randomly.

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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2005, 07:48:59 PM »
By design, there's only one chart that I use during play:  Comparative Appearance. Charts are great while designing a character or a campaign, but can slow things down if one has to flip to find the appropriate chart. The Comparative Appearance chart simply shows how each pc race views the others through differing standards of beauty, by modifying the Appearance rating.  It's a simple concept, but not one that I could resolve to my satisfaction without using a chart.
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