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Assorted Slang and Terminology – Volume 1 – Thieves Cant and the RPG-blog Round Up

Assorted Slang and Terminology – Volume 1 – Thieves Cant

Thieves Cant, sometimes referred to as the Cant, rogues’ cant or TC for short, was/is a secret language formerly used by thieves, beggars and hustlers in Great Britain and other English-speaking countries.

It is a common trope of the fantasy genre – a series of coded words of phrases so the rogues and thieves can talk about various activities

There are two chapters provided here. One is English -> TC and the other is the reverse, TC -> English.

In the E – > TC translation, if there are multiple versions they are separated by a comma. These can be regional variations and so on.

Some sample translations:

English —> TC
Betrayer – turncoat
Constable – harman, myrmidons
Cutpurse – nipper

TC —> English
Academy – brothel
Beak – judge
Cackle – inform

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Spell Options 9 – Universal Options details and the RPG Round Up

Spell Options 9 – Universal Options

For many a seasoned adventurer and explorer, magic can become, whilst still a useful tool, boring. You know what a certain spell is effective for, or how potent you need to be to use the spell found on a scroll.

The Spell Options series is a way of tweaking existing spells without using feats. You can change the colour, make the spell weaker and thus easier to cast or make them more powerful but unstable.

This volume focuses on options that can be used for multiple spells, some more applicable than others.

The options in this volume…
Area
Casting Time
Casting Volume
Concentration
Counter Reaction
Counterspell Resistance
Damage Range
Dispel Resistance
Favoured Target
Gestures
Level Effect
Luck
Material Component
Material Cost
Potency
Range
Spell Volume

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B-Movie Title Generator + the RPG Round Up

B-Movie Title Generator

A b-movie was the second movie on a double bill. It was typically a low budget formula type film, which fell somewhere in the suspense, horror, sci-fi, western, exploitation or gangster genres, although there were other genres covered as well. Some of these films went on to become cult-classics.

This generator is a series of tables to help you create the titles or names that B-movies became famous for.

The tables you’ll find inside:

D100 Tables
Action
Adj
Animal
Location

Smaller Tables
Age
Building
City
Descriptor
Emotion
Pronoun
Family
Main Villain
Monster
Number
Plan
Thing
Trip
Time
Title

And a d100 table of pre-made examples, such as…

Devil Horsemans Vs. The Giant Leviathan!
She was a modern-day Goblin
The Slime that Came From Neptune!
The Nightmare of the Abnormal Man-Beast! – Part 4

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Equipment Maker SciFi Edition Volume 1 – Firearms

Equipment Maker SciFi Edition Volume 1 – Firearms

The future is quite often not as safe as people think. You need to defend yourself and others from those who seek to do you harm, through design or accident.

You need a firearm. Strictly speaking, a firearm inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion of propellant within an ammunition cartridge. The name has stuck through common use that it can apply, according to most people anyway, any personal ranged weapon.

The EM series is designed to give you a brief description of the item, but the actual detail are left up to you.

This volume features…
a d100 table for descriptors
a d100 table for damage type
a d100 (with repeating options) for weapon type

smaller tables and rules that cover, in a simple way…
accuracy
clip/ammo size
Mark/damage rating
weapon sight
Modifications

Lastly, a d100 of pre-made examples ready for use, giving you examples such as:

“Northwatch” Negating Machine-Pistol
Chain Spatial Shotgun
Continuous Tri-cobalt Insanity Railgun
Elite Dark Matter Disintegrating Rifle
Phasing Slicing Rifle

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Quick Generator Creature Concept 2 and RPG Round Up

Quick Generator Creature Concept 2

Sometimes you don’t need an insane amount of tables and charts. You may just need something quick and simple to help flesh out basic details without going overboard on the details. This is where the Quick Generator is helpful, providing you with a simple one-sentence description of a particular subject.

This particular Quick Generator helps you to come up with a concept for a creature or animal that has been twisted, changed or is some other way different to the standard version.

With ten thousand possible combinations, you’re sure to find something that will spark your imagination and creativity.

Example outputs:
Storm Toucan
Protean Skunk
Metallic Camel

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