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Random List – 20 small countries

Not all countries or city-states need to be massive affairs. In games and stories, it can sometimes be the smallest ones that have a major impact on the world or events. The 20 listed below, in alphabetical order, are some of the smallest in the world and all are below 1000 km². Many are world famous, such as the Vatican or Monaco, for various reasons. A few you may not have heard of before. They all make good sources of inspiration for your tales.

To give you an idea of their size, in comparison, the United States is 9.834 million km².

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D20 Country  km²
1 Andorra 468 km²
2 Bahrain 765 km²
3 Barbados 430 km²
4 Domini...
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Random List – 20 Dwarven Family/Clan Names

English: Old dwarf

English: Old dwarf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This weeks handy list is for Dwarven names suitable for the last name or Clan name. Just roll a d20 and see what clan your dwarf belongs to.

D20 Clan Name
1 Axefighter
2 Axegrinder
3 Axslayer
4 Brightsmith
5 Deathbeard
6 Evilsmiter
7 Forgefighter
8 Goblinbreaker
9 Goodminer
10 Hammerhelm
11 Hammerthrower
12 Ironmaker
13 Mountainwalker
14 Rubysmith
15 Slatecutter
16 Soulforge
17 Stonesmith
18 Stronghand
19 Swordbuilder
20 Warcrusher


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Random List – Cornish Names

This week you get two tables, both themed around Cornish names – one for female and one for male names. Just roll a d20 to see what name you get.

D20 Female Names
1 Berlewen Lanryn
2 Hedra Bosstan
3 Gloiucen Bodwannick
4 Lowenna Bosstan
5 Gwenep Godlyn
6 Metheven Lostroc
7 Sowenna pen Heldennis
8 Talwyn Godolphin
9 Dellen pen Trustan
10 Morenwyn Lanmorna
11 Newlyna Trezance
12 Yselka Bosstan
13 Anauprost Helyon
14 Yselka pen Trustan
15 Bennath pen Lannen
16 Pasca Trenolphin
17 Gurlowen pen Helyor
18 Yselka Morryn
19 Nonna Penyor
20 Gloiumed Helmorna
D20 Male Names
1 Halbiu Bosgarth
2 Glewas Lanolphin
3 Tudy Helolphin
4 Sulmed Helmorna
5 Branok Truporth
6 Hedrec Lanstan
7 Ythnow Trustan
8 Gurcant B...
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Random List – 20 starship weapons

Need a weapon for your starship? Roll a d20 and check below to see what you get!

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D20,starship weapon
1 , Capital-Class Delaying Nuclear Nullifier
2 , Capital-Class Standard Spatial Torpedo
3 , Mark I Piercing Maser Rocket
4 , Mark II Assault Particle Charge
5 , Mark II Custom Laser Digitizer
6 , Mark II Twin-Linked Nova Shard
7 , Mark III Rapid Repulsor Impactor
8 , Mark V Variable Nova Rocket
9 , Mark VI Guided Plasma Cannon
10 , Mark VI Unstable Repulsor Pulse generator
11 , Mark XII Hyper Electro-magnetic Rocket
12 , Mark XIII Enhanced Exotic (*) Projector
13 , Mark XIV Retro-fitted Acidic Impactor
14 , Mark XIV Variable Neutronic Cannon
15 , Mark XV Negating Exotic (*) Projector
16 , Mark XV...

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Guest Random List – 5 Scifi story ideas

Out of ideas? Need a story idea? Here’s some starting points. 

  1. A man awakes after a life-threatening injury to discover that both his arms and legs have been replaced with cybernetic implants.
  2. Two brothers become stranded on a lifeless planet. When they run out of supplies, one is forced to eat the other in order to survive.
  3. When an ordinary spaceship mechanic finds himself trapped in a virtual reality world of his own creation, he becomes the subject of a series of bizarre medical experiments.
  4. After a number of suspicious deaths aboard a deep space patrol vessel, the ship’s captain is suspected of murder, causing the crew to mutiny against him.
  5. Despairing at her inability to bear children, a woman visits a strange alien world seeking advanced medical treatment...
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