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Quick Generator – Crimes & Punishments and the RPG Round Up

Quick Generator – Crimes & Punishments

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 fantasy/medievil genre.

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R.I.G.S. Sci-Fi Volume 1 & RPG Round Up

R.I.G.S. Sci-Fi Volume 1

The Ennead Games blog has a regular feature on it called R.I.G.S. (Random Item Generation System), in which an item is randomly created each week and the result is published and expanded on.

System generic, these items are designed with a sci-fi or modern setting, although some could, with only a minor amount of tweaking, be used in a horror or fantasy like setting or story.

Inside this volume, you will find…

Biological Glass – A type of glass that can be grown and molded
Corrosive Projector – A motar looking weapon designed to fire corrosive acid projectiles
Generational Crystal – The perfect method of storing lifeforms for long distance space travel
Glarati Organic Interface – A biological way of controlling your technology
Infusion Shower – Cleans and regenerates
Microscopic Drone – A spy drone so small you cant see it unaided
Phasing Grenade – A powerful explosive, capable of going through walls
Programable Hip Flask – A portable way of transporting multiple liquids at once
Singularity Teleporter – Send objects a great distance in an instant
Temporal Communicator – Communicate across time

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Demonic True Names, Use Names & Titles plus the RPG Round Up

Demonic True Names, Use Names & Titles

Demonic True Names, Use Names & Titles

Demons come in many shapes and forms. One particular aspect mortals have trouble with is their names. Combined with the fact that knowing their true name can often give you power over them, most demons have a second name, commonly called their use name.

Sometimes mortals or other beings also give these demonic beings a title to go along with their name, which can help spread fear or tell you more about who you are dealing with.

This publication features…

  • A system for creating a demonic sounding true name
  • 2 d100 tables for the name that mortals give it
  • d100 table for deciding what title a demon may have
  • A walkthrough for an example demonic name creation
  • 2 pre-done d100 tables to help you save time, one for true name, the other for use names

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Tabletop Library

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Helpful List Arbitrary Collection 2 & RPG Round Up

Helpful List Arbitrary Collection 2

Every week on the Ennead Games blog, normally on a Friday, a helpful list of 20 items is published. This list normally follows no set pattern, but many are based off real world subjects.

The subjects range from names from faraway lands, to what you might call your coins, to weapon name and more. They are not large enough to publish on their own, so they have been brought together into a handy collection, a mixture of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and other genres.

If you have others in the helpful list series, then there may be some overlap with those publications, but not much.

This collection features the following d20 tables…

1 – Collective Nouns for living things
2 – Crazy and Bizarre Diseases
3 – Dangerous & Deadly Animals
4 – Large Bird of Prey
5 – Large Empires
6 – Obscure Sports
7 – Rare Natural Phenomena
8 – Strange town names
9 – Torture Methods
10 – Wonders of the World

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Tabletop Library

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Empire Builder – Settlment Overview & RPG Round Up

 

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Empire Builder – Settlement Overview

Having the settlements name and street details is all well and good, but what about the town itself? What sort of defenses does it have? What is the law like? How many people live there? All these questions and more can make coming up with a settlement a daunting task.

The Settlement Overview is designed not to make a full layout for you, but to give you a framework to start with and give you room to grow and expand your cities and towns as you play in them. After all, what’s the point of making a detailed plan of your city if the party is only going there once?

This covers various aspects of the overview for your settlement

Size: How big is the city?
Attitude/Atmosphere: How would you describe the town in one word?
Architecture: What style are the buildings here?
Defenses: What physical defenses does the location have?
Districts and Regions: How is the settlement divided up?
Law: What is the law like here? Do they favor one group over another?
Layout: Is the city in a grid like formation or seemingly random?
Location: Where is this city located?
Population: What is the main race or species of this place?
Purpose: Why was the city built?
Resources: What is the primary import and export of this location?
Ruler: Who, or what rules this place?
Threat: What is the #1 problem this city has to deal with?

Also, features 3 appendixes
Appendix 1 – Buildings: A simple d100 list of some buildings you may find in a settlement
Appendix 2 – Groups : Used in conjunction with the law aspect to determine who or what the laws applies to.
Appendix 3 – Example Settlement Overview Creation: Takes you through an example creation of a settlement using this system.

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