Quick Generator – Crimes & Punishments SciFi Edition and the RPG Round Up

Quick Generator – Crimes & Punishments SciFi Edition

A quick generator is two tables that can be combined to produce an interesting result. It might be a story prompt, concept or something that can be summed up in one or two sentences.

This particular Quick Generator covers Crimes and Punishments. It works a little differently compared to the others. You have a crime table and a punishment table. You can use both together or roll on the one you need.

But what would you use this Quick Generator for…?

  • You need to decide what each inmate of a prison has been charged with
  • Someone has done a crime but the punishment has yet to be decided
  • You need to have a crime to accuse someone of, such as a PC
  • Someone has been convicted of a crime and the law allows for fate to decide their punishment
  • You encounter someone who has been punished, but what were they accused of?

This features 2 d100 tables, one for crimes and another for punishment, with a few punishments duplicated to reflect the more common ones and to help fill out the table. These crimes and punishments are themed around a Scfi genre of game or story.

Your crime and punishment could end up being…

  • Hanging for…Fraud
  • Stasis for…Public Intoxication for a duration of…3d6 Days
  • Forced Immortality for…Temporal Manipulation

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[Tales of a GM] – Chase Cards 2 Reviewed; the Ideal Gaming Accessory

Chase Cards 2 Reviewed; the Ideal Gaming Accessory

Phil Nicholls blogs at Tales of a GM, where he writes about narrative gaming, faster prep and more story. He is currently running a HeroQuest Glorantha campaign in a home-brew setting. Phil has written for Johnn Four’s Roleplaying Tips newsletter and has a selection of self-published pdfs.

This essay is taken from the archives at Tales of a GM.

Chase Cards 2: Hot Pursuit is produced by Paizo as part of their Pathfinder Cards line. The pack contains 51 unique cards, 17 each for urban, forest and dungeon environments. In addition, there are two cards of rules, a copyright card and an advert card. These Pathfinder Chase Cards are also billed as 3.5/OGL compatible...

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Random List – 20 Invasive Creatures

An invasive species is a plant, fungus, or animal species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and which has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health. If these were enhanced, by magic, technology, genetic manipulation etc. they would make an interesting foe for players and protagonists to go up against. You cant deal with them, plead for mercy or anything else of a similar nature. You either have to kill them or send them somewhere else.

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D20 Invasive Creature
1 Asian Long-horned Beetle
2 Asian Tiger Mosquito
3 Black Rat
4 Brown T...
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A Chunk of SciFi – 1.08 Zombex [Disease]

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.08 Zombex [Disease]

[Message can only be read by a Class-4 telepath or higher due to possible contamination with Zombex]

Name – Zombex
Primary Transmission Method – Telepathic Contact
Primary Effect – Shuts down higher mental functions

Telepathy was once thought to be nothing but a myth or story. The ability to read others minds was always thought to be a hoax. Once humanity entered to the galactic stage of their development and made contact with other races it was shown to be true. Humanity was simply a “late bloomer” with regards to telepathy. It was used among the older races to help cement peace and aid in communication. It was the primary reason humanity was left alone for so long – First contact without a TP’er present was not recommended, to prevent mishaps...

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A Chunk of Fantasy 1.08 Wild Steel [Material]

A Chunk of Fantasy 1.08 Wild Steel [Material]

“You honestly think that steel blade can harm me? I am a top tier Chaos Mage, feared throughout the lands, your blades cannot….wait….is that…Keep that blade away from me…do not let it touch me. Listen we are in terrible danger because of that blade. It is made from Wild Steel, you know what that is yes? If it touches me it can cause …wait…you DO not what it is, don’t you? Did you bring it here because of that fact? Seems like the prophecy is going to come true after all…”
Last words of famed Chaos Magician, Lord Farnum Furbert

Base Material – Steel
Primary effect – Reacts with chaos magic
Secondary effect – Each blade, armour or bit of equipment made from it develops a unique twist or quirk
Know also as – Chaos Bane, Fractal Steel

Wild Stee...

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