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Preview – Lifeform Maker example possible output

The first week of November will be the launch of “Lifeform Maker” – An updated version of the Lifeform maker from the old Multiverse Kit.  Very soon i’ll be getting round to at least starting on a project I have been putting off for a while – Not sure when it will be out, but it will be worth it – It’s going to be the Sci-Fi version of the Backgrounds and Details kit 2.  I’ll be using the output from some of these in my upcoming Star Trek Adventures game(s), so makes sense to be talking about them here.

In the meantime, here is a preview of the possible output from “Lifeform Maker” – This is a straight excerpt taken from the PDF and shows two possible outcomes – one made using the Quick system and another using the Detailed System.

Quick Output

After a roll on the first table in the Ba...

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Star and Planet Name Maker & the RPG Round Up

Star and Planet Name Maker

It has been said by some that the universe contains a billion galaxies. Each galaxy is meant to house a billion stars. That is close to a billion, billion stars, many of them with planets of some kind.

Most celestial catalogs use a hard to remember designation system like PX9-32 etc. A name is easier to remember and this will help you to create some names for your planets and stars.

Contents:

  • 2 x d1000 tables a prefix and suffix, divided up into 20 handy d100 sub-tables for the Star/Planet name
  • 1 x d100 designators to tell you what position in the system the planet belongs, such as Alpha, IV, Six and a few more
  • 1 x d100 table of pre-made examples, ready for you to use, such as…
    • Astrozevo Prime
    • Fephedro VIII
    • Solarformica IX

100,000,000 possible combinations can be generated, some more suitable to your needs than others – The ones that seem weird and odd to us would be perfect for the translation from an alien language or miscommunications.

Available right now at DrivethruRPG

Very soon available at – 

Open Gaming Store and Paizo online stores soon (store links)

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Star System and Planet Maker and the RPG Round Up

Star System and Planet Maker

“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space…”Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
You are out there, being busy and exploring the big an empty void known as space and you encounter a star. What type of star is it? How many planets, if there are any, are in orbit? What about the planets themselves? All these questions and more can be answered with this publication.

Inside you’ll find a set of tables for mapping out your star-system, covering details such as…

  • The nature of the star(s) in the system
  • Size
  • Atmosphere Type
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Axil Tilt
  • Day/Rotation
  • Density/Gravity
  • Hydrosphere
  • Magnetic Field
  • Population/Lifeforms
  • Primary Terrain
  • Orbiting Bodies
  • Position/System Order
  • System Size
  • Temperature
  • Type of planet, rocky or gas
  • Year/Orbit Duration

…PLUS…

A handy glossary of terms used in this publication (plus a few extra)

Disclaimer
Due to how complex the nature of star systems and planets can be in real life, this publication is not claiming in any way to be scientifically 100% accurate…at all. This is a deliberate design choice, to make it easier to use and not bogged down with too much detail. At the end of the day, this publication is for fun and idea prompting and assistance. If you need 100% accuracy, there are plenty of free books, websites and resources out there worthy of your time and attention.
Also, this PDF is an updated and combined version of parts of the Multi-Verse Kit Part 3 and 4, from Ennead Games. Some parts have been removed, such as the sentient life/cultures chapter and others changed, but the majority of the content has been used. If you have those titles, you have most of this already.

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Very soon available at – 

Open Gaming Store and Paizo online stores soon (store links)

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Corporate Babble/BS Generator now live

As someone who, many moons ago, did a stint in the corporate/office world this one it a little close to home. The corporate/office world is full of terms that sound like, and often are, BS to those on the outside – They ultimately mean very little when explained and can be boiled down to simple terms, yet there is a certain type, often managers, that seem to love these types of phrases.

As with any other generator, clicking on the sample header below will take you to the generator page directly. As with any random generator, some results will make more sense and be more usuable than others.

Corporate Babble
#1 You must dramatically develop multimedia based salary
#2 We insist that you should perfectly reintermediate virtual increase
#3 Going forward, we must happily whiteboard...
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Resource – Fantasy Name Generators website

As many a player of RPGs knows, the creation of a character, both for NPCs and regular pcs can be a difficult one. For many, myself included, the name can be the hardest part.

Fantasy Name Generators is one place you can go to help with that issue. There are over 1000 generators on the site spread across several broad catagories

  • Fantasy Names
  • Real Names
  • Place Names
  • Pop Culture
  • Description
  • Other

I won’t go through all of them, as there are so many to list – There is a handy “Random Generator” option to take you , as the name suggests, a random page. I clicked on it and got “Stage Name.”

Each generator has a little bit of an explanation about it. Some of them, like the names, have two options for a refresh, such as giving you female names on one and male names on another button.

The site ...

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