Tuesday, 19 August 2014

d100 Secret Rooms

I have players that always search for secret rooms and occasionally they roll very well and i want to reward them. These shouldn't upset your dungeon too much. Most not especially rewarding with the more gonzo results last.

You could put 2d6 of these on a level for a quick bit of dungeon filler.

In my friend Herbie's fighting fantasy game sub tunnels are under every level where monsters spy on intruders, first aid teams hide, monsters change costumes to pretend to be new monsters and all kinds of troubles.

Inspired me to do a shrine generator later.

1d10 So now you have found door now what?
1 Simple mechanism easily opens
2 Difficult to find opening mechanism requires second search or loud smashing to open
3 Door is locked
4 Door is alarmed and signals other area if opened secretly
5 Door is alarmed or very noisy may alert others or occupants
6 Door is trapped
7 Door is jammed, possibly spiked from inside, need to be forced noisily
8 Door requires a puzzle to open
9 Door opened by mechanism somewhere else
10 Re roll 1d3 times, if get 10 again then cursed or magically trapped

1d10 Quick secret room
1 just a hiding space for small goods
2 a cramped hidey hole
3 a hidden closet
4 a small cell
5 a tiny store room
6 a medium store room
7 a large store room
8 a passage way
9 stairs up or down
10 strange magical chamber

d100 Secret Rooms
01 Cache of monsters emergency healing potions
02 Toxic slime spills out if opened
03 Cache of drugs and paraphernalia like smoking pipes
04 Bottles of grog
05 Jars of fermented sauerkraut, pickled eggs and gherkins
06 A map, tablet, scroll in a tube or book
07 An invisible imp hides inside and follows whoever frees from silver sealed door
08 A rat nest swarm out
09 A speaking tube to distant part of dungeon
10 Large toad sits blinking
11 Cowering blubbing humanoid cries for mercy
12 Kobold with spyhole, dagger, sleep gas vial and antidote pill
13 Filled with bones which leap out if opened to form 1d6 skeletons
14 A dead priest curled up tight, could not get out and died hiding in here
15 Hostile dust devil, a tiny air elemental
16 A scarecrow or hideous dummy falls onto who opens door 1in6 a lesser golem
17 Rotten corpse with purse falls out, horribly infected with parasites like worms
18 Gagged prisoner stuffed in hole
19 Nest of gremlins scurry everywhere including adventurers belongings and clothes
20 Cache of monster costumes, masks, bandages and makeup
21 An apprentice with a sleep spell and a dagger and a spyhole
22 A forgotten crypt where a evil wight has slumbered for decades till now
23 An assassin with a spy hole, poison darts and a garrotte
24 Cache of rations like dried meat, fish or groats
25 Cache of weapons and ammunition
26 Barrel of water with drinking cup attached with chain or hanging on hook
27 A stinking lavatory of some kind such as a hole or pot
28 Cache of lamps, oil, candles, flints and fire wood
29 A barred, locked and trapped display case with a magic item inside
30 Cache of silver arrows or quarrels, a silver dagger and wolvesbane
31 A bugbear hit man with a collection ho human heads and a spy hole
32 Six loaded crossbows tied to chair with strings tied to triggers attached to door or held by kobold
33 Toxic fungus releases spore clout if exposed to light or movement
34 Cache of trap repair tools, trap ammo and spatulas for scraping up adventurers
35 Cache of cleaning supplies like mops, buckets, rat traps and fermented urine
36 Cache with tins of paint, brushes and a step ladder
37 Tiny drug den with pillows, hookah, tin of cookies, 1in6 comatose monster with munchies if awakened
38 Tiny shrine with bottles of holy water, holy symbol, garlic, wooden stakes and mallet
39 A thriving termite mound which some monsters like to eat
40 Hellhound on a chain barks and spits fire
41 Hellcat purrs happily if released and follows lawful or evil persons
42 A cell with a vile shrine of underworld guarded by a shadow that appears if any attempt to desecrate
43 A cell with a comfy bed and box with dried figs, 1in6 has a napping monster
44 A meditating priest probably evil and angered to be disturbed
45 Cell with basket of live snakes or scorpions
46 Cell with chained adventurer prisoners who has gone blind and mad
47 A work gang of zombies with work mauls waiting to work or fight
48 A giant beetle which defends its grubs ferociously
49 Room with plinth with delicious smelling fresh pie cooling on top
50 Room with desk and monster duty roster, tie sheets and payroll 1d6 x 1000 copper
51 A decrepit burial chamber with several napping ghouls
52 Camber with manacled skeletons on wall
53 A unclean well, piles of soap, soiled clothes and a resentful female humanoid scrubbing clothes
54 Empty room covered in graffiti of local factions
55 Giant hungry toad in room ready to swallow any who open door
56 Room full of fungus and mushrooms with silver sickle hanging from nail and many cut shroom stalks
57 Room with a pyramid made of rotting severed heads and a chopping block and executioners axe
58 Room with gallows and hood hanging on hook and coil of spare rope
59 Room with cages of albino hens, feed and eggs
60 Room with friendly goat, feed, stool and milk bucket. She bleats to be milked
61 A hidden barracks for humanoids like orcs or hobgoblins off duty
62 Room with butchers tools and hanging haunches of meat
63 Room with spears stuck in ground with severed adventurer heads on display
64 Shelves with 1d6 body bags, each with toe tag describing if to be buried, eaten or recycled
65 Pit of lime with corpses in bottom
66 Beserkers trapped in here huddled in balls, leap into frenzies if door opened
67 Cowering naked old madman with pile of chewed monster bones and dagger
68 Sacks of stinking meat and maimed bodies scraped from traps and a iron meat grinder
69 Elf huddled in ball scrawny and blinking, trapped in here for month
70 Food store room with bloated halfling unable to move
71 Stacked room full of crates and or barrels
72 Room cluttered full of garbage and broken furniture
73 Tanning room with flayed salted hides and vats of stinking chemicals
74 Party of dead adventurers starved or asphyxiated, possibly some with magic
75 Sobbing prisoner chained to bed
76 Angry prisoner ready to throw toilet bucket on whom ever opens the door
77 Long forgotten loot stolen by now dead minion of dungeon boss
78 Collection of filthy plates, cups, empty jars, bottles and old pots
79 Scale model of part of dungeon with tiny pewter figurines
80 Old prison cell with dead prisoner and chalk map on wall
81 A secret passage to a different part of level
82 A secret stair case to a different level up or down
83 A entry to a tiny cave chamber or complex
84 A room with openings into sewer and air vents
85 Entry to cramped maintenance tunnel follows main corridors
86 Tunnel leads to other dungeon complex
87 Tunnel leads to surface
88 Tunnel leads to underland kingdom of darkness
89 Tunnel leads to monster lair
90 Tunnel leads to burial catacombs
91 Tunnel leads to long lost chamber of ancient evil gods with madness inducing cursed idol
92 Hag with cauldron making a potion and willing to sell charms to be left alone
93 A magical mirror allows communication with d4 1=dungeon boss 2=demon 3=distant wizard 4=a god
94 Cursed relic in hands of dead humanoid
95 A holy idol d4 1=heals 1pt once 2=bless for 10 minutes 3=may answer question 4=safe zone
96 A underworld idol d4 1=curses unbelievers 2=summons guardian 3=fear aura 4=
97 A rust beast hungry for metal treats
98 A other planar entity kept in a power circle but invisible, if circle crossed will be free
99 A other planar entity kept in a power circle and willing to bargain to be freed
100 Chamber with planar gateway with puzzle lock door

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Roadwar 2000 Journal: Shootout at the shoggoth mine

Staring:

Karumi the psychic biker ninja agent of Gentech corp

Wasteland mutant freak with car built only for ramming with metal shutters over windows and huge armour slabs in front and back.

A ex sheriff out for revenge in a police interceptor. Town destroyed so police status active even though a death racer

A sniper veteran who is just getting into bikes

A cyborg war vet with self control issues and a van

So gang with ninja, sheriff, mutie and sniper on way to b list death race. The semi big league. Eating in a roadhouse chicken shop when tv add for Bobs BBQ restaurant chain came on with promotion to kill party and get $5000 per party member that never makes it to the race.

A bit unsettled but nobody in chicken shop cared. Got moving. Sniper with cyber eye saw dust plume and zoomed in to see bikers coming. Remembering last time he shot first and initiated total kill on "innocent biker gang" he held fire. Bikers got closer. 300 metres....200 metres....100 meters then they turned off road and fled.

Two hundred k later and saw another gang in formation zooming in. Sheriff accidentally misidentified as gang who killed his family and accelerated to 180kmh. Bikers began evasive driving. Rest followed him as he began to fire twin linked machine guns. Destroyed leader of gang then put lots of holes in second in command bike frame but guy somehow made it through. Got closer and ninja girl creamed another from her bike MG. Second in command finally lost control and flipped bike and turned into a red skid mark.

Finaly got to ram range with both cars and ninja bike in formation. Sniper held back as closest to weaponized bike was his cyberlinked assault rifle in rear facing mount. Gang dodged police interceptor. A biker jumped on police cruiser roof with chain. Another attached a crude home made stickybomb to car side on back door.

Mutie had a guy miss with a molotov and swerved into two cycles smearing drivers and crushing bikes but slowed him a bit. Ninja fired a few more bursts and missed and tried to do a 180 bootleg turn and only managed 80 degrees and a huge skid. Sniper tried to kick a guy on way past but got off some bursts with improv rear gun injuring more bikers.

Sheriff linked to car by brainjack so leaned out with truncheon to knock off stickybomb. Got rapped by chain in helmet. Mutie pulled up from behind with his sawn off and liquified biker on cop car roof. Sheriff got his chance and pushed off bomb. Got 5 out of 12 bikes, last seven went off road and escaped. Bomb went off with napalm and explosives and nails. Teamed moved on.

Got to armoured truckstop that looked safe in greener more humid zone. Fairly sure not a biker gang fortress. Let through gates after hearing rules. Parked and friendly mechanic offered services. Ninja got her bike recharged. Mutie got a bio slurry fuel plant to turn roadkill into fuel. Was second hand and stolen but probably safe. Sheriff got a carwash. Sniper disappointed no fancy ammo here.

Joined by old cyber vet buddy in van. Was the less crazy of two that didn't need his therapist on hand. Got huge steaks and expensive booze and swarmed by bunch of average prostitutes. Mutie hired a room and read bible to four of them. One showed him her Elder Nguyen Seth Brethren of Joseph bible and he studied it with horror till dawn. Others rested in cars as still wary of the bounty on them. In morning farmer came round offering them a pig each (worth thousands) if they would get miners of his farm.

Sheriff checked was no legal claim or use of farmers land so party went to look. Farmer invited to house and had a look via his hide in hills at what bikers doing. Saw sheds with bikes and cars. Portable toilets (with fuel plants). Caravans for bunks. Mining shed. Big open shed with grog still and BBQ where miners ate and partied. One caravan had bars where they kept four captive women which convinced team to take job. Couldn't work out what they were mining. Sheriff saw Brethren of Joseph brochures in camp through his extreme telescopic cyber eye.

Sniper and Sherrif set up in the farmers hideout with guns. Sheriff using captured battered sniper rifle from gang they killed ages ago. Ninja made a crude bush camo netting ponch and put over her stealth suit and got to 40 metres of camp and hid. Used her telepathy to evesdrop Black Dragon. the operation boss. A asian merc and miners leader. Other miners all gangbangers and criminals. Pried on Black Dragon with her Gentech research granted powers and overheard him recruiting more miner/scum. Mutie and cyborg went in on bikes using info from Karumi about recruiting to infiltrate. Black Dragon told they would get $2000 a month to mine and kill intruders. Flunkey showed around camp and they got told they would get meat and grog and party drugs and girls. Showed around camp and saw mining shed where soild being sifted more like bad archeology dig. Had cases of aboriginal relics they said they were going to sell but not what miners were after. Saw a bark cylinder mummy. Sheriff who had sneaked closer saw what was in cases and stomache churned as he was of aboriginal decent. Mutie and the cyborg had eaten lots of roadkill and recognised huge emu and kangaroo bones which meant the dig was over 10 000 years into the past.

In mine saw they had cleared out a tunnel aboriginals had sealed up thousands of years ago. Saw hand stencil prints on wall and painted scene of dancers and some amorphous horror thing with eyes and mouths and tentacles. Miners were trying to unblock more tunnels. Huge rocks used unlike anything ever documented in Australia. Found a pattern of emu footprints painted on rocks.

So boys went to work. Cyborg was a demolitions expert and mechanic so he got keys and access to explosives and sheds. Explored camp and noticed most vehicles renegade scratchbuilt from salvage but one black 4x4 belonging to Black Dragon was very high tech. Cyborg concerned it would have sensors against planting bomb there. Grabbed a bunch of C4 and with his own electronic remote detonators started rigging up bombs around camp.

Inside mine was a hard afternoon work for the massive mutant and his crew got way close to getting into a new sealed section that seemed way older into the volcanic mountain. Convinced his crew they would get a bonus and kept digging while most miners went to eat and party.

Ninja girl in hiding noticed weird pressure wave emanating from mine. Mutie felt it too as he broke through into volcanic vent with strange well. Sniper saw emus congregating into three large groups an sneak up on camp. Three groups of 30. He was pretty freaked as they seemed to be acting in unison. Karumi psionicly felt chatter of emus as they moved around her in the dusk forest. Sheriff a bit freaked but stayed put. Even when one pecked his badge.

Mutie returned to camp checking up with team mates by radio. Cyborg had camp riddled with bombs. Both joined miners in party shed and encouraged drinking games. Black Dragon pleased by news from mine went to his car for satellite call to his corporation HQ at Universal Products. Strange winds came from mine and emus crept ever closer. Miners had pulled out girls in chains for a dance floor show and offered mutie a girl. He demanded all of them at once and miners laughed and let him have keys for two and a caravan. Cyborg given one while other woman in tears dancing. Mutie went to caravan and released girl teling them to hold on. Cyborg brought his girl into caravan too. Other girl dancing next to still which they had planned for sniper to shoot.

Invisible in dark to most, cyborg saw them with his thermographic vision. Sensing everything going to shit cyborg got case of explosives and slid under Dragons 4x4 flipping it and injuring occupant. One blast enough to make him have zone flashbacks and rest of bombs detonated. Miners freaked and ran for gun rack after first blast but didnt make it in time. About three got long arms left in party shed but sniper turned head of one with scoped rifle's head into mist. Mutie ran from caravan with pump action killing the guy with a shotgun.

Swarms of emus ran into camp. Karumi followed ran after them. while sherif with scoped magnum desert eagle killed last miner who got a decent gun. Black dragon crawled from wrecked car and got a .50 cal from sniper in chest and he disappeared from sight. Cyborg in full cyberpsych mode ran unarmed with emus at miners and smushed a head with his cyber arm with jackhammer punch mode. Emus were tearing miners into shreds. Karumi locked onto Dragon with her mind and ran for his location. He was applying a high tech med pack to chest wound and was a cyborg. Mutie and sherrif grabbed all the women and were planning on getting the mining vehicle with grader scoop on fron but saw cyberpscho head that way foaming at mouth screaming and decided to head opposite direction into bush.

Emus tore miners into scattered limbs, heads and torsos.

All heard strange gibbering booming voice from mine that no human could make.

Cyborg got into mine which he had sealed with bomb before to see a translucent tendrin crawl through crack in rock. It sprouted ane eye and blinked at him. Karumi felt disturbance of the being as she ran to Dragon who got into only surviving renegade 4x4. Slightly too late to stop it she hung on. A sniper round hit cars tank and fuel began to leak. She dropped in a grenade and dropped off. Blast damaged vehicle and set alight but kept going. She found a damaged but working bike and gave chase.

In a lucid moment the cyborg shot the shoggoth tendril. Did nothing but made it flex against the rubble and move towards him. Dropped his C4 backpack and left it. Ran a bit and detonated the mine soundly. Psychic presence diminished and the emus ran. Sheriff managed to jump on one and ride it for a bit and fell off. Landed on his bum and thought that was one less wish on his bucket list.

Karumi gave chase to burning vehicle a her bike had four times acceleration she caught up and ran the driver through with her mono vibro katana. Car crashed and exploded. Saw burning cyborg scream and waited till sure he was dead. Even roasted some march mellows on smouldering wreck.

Other got away with girl and cyborg got the mining vehichle. Rested in farmers house and team came to finding Karumi bagging the metal skeleton of black dragon. Found case of aboriginal relics. Sheriff wanted to rebury but rest of gang wanted to take to museum for cash. At least they dropped the black market idea.  Found loose cash, car parts, lots of handguns and tool. Let farmer keep lots and party agreed to let him hold onto pigs till market time in three months for extra cash instead of filling back seats of cars in squealing pigs.

Teamed moved onto bigger town for repairs, ammo and rest.

Next time: Coopernook NSW to Goldcoast QL deathrace!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

Roadwar Vehicle Sheet




Have been introducing more weird elements into play. Will sit down and design a bunch of cars to highlight differences between 80s custom cars most people drive in wasteland and the ones more like advanced jet fighters on wheels like Gentech ones. Bikes too. Price lists too. Best cars will be worth millions with AI's, nanite repair systems, anti air missiles, lasers and satellite links and combat hacking decks.

At least this form will let me sit around designing a bunch of cars stats up for play.

Doing a speed conversion chart for miles per hour to kilometers per hour and meters per second which i need for my character sheets. I can adapt later for ww1 flying aces or war ships. Animal speeds handy and my human speeds actually came out ok.

I use (SIZ + DEX)/4 formula and would allow a skill for more speed and endurance. I might allow a conx5 roll for +1 speed with odds getting worse after CON in rounds.

Mostly in game if you et out a car or your bike crashes you are virtually standing still and easy prey for a .50 cal or a car.

Took enough notes to phase out top secret/si content i was using. Will plunder some other games and gurps carwars and dark future yet. Then will probably need to do cyberwear.

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Went down very well.

Designed some standard cars and tables speeded play. Game report soon.

Need to do more standard types and a bunch of death racers and hardware for next game. Game has a life of own and has been big fun. Roads when work gets colour printer fixed lol. Then i can take some pix too. Train HO scale bikes have been great might get more.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Doh! More proof why i cant be trusted to edit myself


JDJarvis pointed out my boss monster table seriously out of whack. I could spend a year just re doing all my old blogs but i generally go for the accuracy of a machine gun over a zen archer. I have to get stuff out of my head before i forget it.

Part 1
http://elfmaidsandoctopi.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/long-stairs-boss-monsters.html
Part 2
http://elfmaidsandoctopi.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/fresh-redbrick-encounters-1-zombie.html

So JD pointed out tables added together = 116 entries which is because my brain decided some early hour in jan 2013 that i needed two lots of numbers in 30s range.

Originally was for long stairs so will remove some of those entries and the more genric ones to put elsewhere. Possibly do d100 generic enemies and d100 anachronisms which will work better. Also remove stats, hd and level references so i can fudge them into more uses on the fly. . Some petty formatting incompatibilities too. d100 dungeon over lords might be a thing too. d100 dungeon loners posible for solitary dungeon killers who might be at odds with factions.

Fussing over this stuff has delayed me getting redbrick proof copies out too. That and health better so working more and having social life and gaming more than doing new stuff.

Did you know writing tables isn't a substitute for sleep?

1d4 level bosses per floor is a good policy for lazy faction creation.

d100 level bosses

1  Uragi Dran two blade wielding bandit queen with her gang hiding from law and trying to claim turf
2  Myrkord Zarjann - mage Spider, poison web spinner, cunning and evil with spider cultist fanatics
3  Skreekold Thrull - goblin wizard with several fireball scrolls and hobgoblin troops
4  Graargk Maarz - orc warrior hero, famous spear master with orc followers, wear elf hands for decor
5  Kerang Raag - kobold hero with elite kobold brothers, all fire proof from magic well they drank from
6  Zardrann Malaz - dark elf outlaw noble and kidnapper, dark elf assassins guard him
7  Fangrom Grimgram - ogre hero with huge magic club, respawns from his last stool daily if killed
8  Fetziik Tzaetchkul - assassin sorcerer who terrorizes the surface with bandit thugs
9  Nayag Blugskien - orc shaman with fanatic orcs and zombie guardians, likes to make magic traps
10 Trojiman Nargskinner - troll innovator, offers to mate with visitors in name of peace, attacks if rejected
11 Braja Minord - badger beast man and his brothers looking for victims to kill and permanent nest
12  Kulgax Rodjarm - goat man and his foul brothers looking for sacrifices and demons to serve
13  Zorad Gorax ogre leads tribe of degenerate mutant mongrel beast men who are always hungry
14  Zorias Trilldan - awol fundamentalist mad priest, pressgangs orcs and humans into corrupt evil sect
15  Gungra Rocklob - troglodyte chief with poison javelin and his warriors looking for food and loot
16  Kumra Ka - mummy with cult and priests, prefers to send other undead to do his bidding
17 Grondru Charg - minotaur berserker kills anything it can has kobold worshipers
18 Slorr - Headless ogre drags loose blubber after him, imp lives in his jowls directs him and orc servants
19 Ghurn Tnajgorr - goblin hero with SMG or 3 bombs and 8 max hp goblins
20 Poxx Nurdfurglar - chaos goblin chief with mutations and mutant bodyguards feared by most goblins
21 Blartrap Fruggler - hobgoblin hero, 4 arms, 4 poison daggers, has fanatic goblin flunkies
22  Kuurna Vrun - bandit cheif with captured weapons and press ganged surface folk desperate to live
23 The Red Wizard - grumpy university dropout with and fire resistant lizard men with exotic weapons
24 The Blue Wizard - lazy aristocrat looking for food and cheap highs, has many charmed mooks
25 The Green Wizard - impirial military war wizard gone awol, pressgang locals into bandit gang
26 Shrazelda the Sorceress - seeks knowledge of surface affairs, served by goblins and hobgoblins
27 Oorlan the Mad - savage cruel sorcerer, the dungeon talks to him in dreams, uses Hobgoblins
28 Umruk Klaan - evil high priest with zombies or & skeletons, tempts party with loot to get their corpses
29 Klak K Klak - praying mantis man hunter stalks and attacks while busy with trap, portal or obstacle
30 Hsskol - barrow wight with zombie followers, feign death for ambush, has magic silver sword
31 The Red Skeleton - evil regenerating skeleton priest, with skeletons guard who hates the living
32 Kazjangluer - evil cat man assassin seeks food and pretty things, has gang of mixed humanoids
33 Palag Strumpa - hobgoblin heroine, with pet rust monster and goblins using leather, wood & stone
34 Morgron the Grim- warrior slowly turning into wight reborn undead if killed, gang becomse zombies
35 Makkub Slogth - kobold hero riding carrion crawler with kobold archer followers
36 Spunrudd Klaw - kobold wizard 5th and weaver, makes magic traps, 4d4 kobold staff
37 Brother Harvrard - hobgoblin monk and his fanatic initiates, use staff and martial art skills
38 Nylock Klespar - goblin sorcerer, leaves trail of cursed items before attack, has goblin grunts
39 Bakkas Blackbeard - evil hearted dwarf with hobgoblin servants, loves to crush skulls
40 Ninnigas Fuldpepper - mad halfling feigns friendship, offers drugged food, has bandit gang
41 Grung Garl - Lizard chieftain 5HD of kingship quest, trident specialist with lizardman guards
42 Hrdrassus Klarr - serpent man wizard who hates uppity apes, with gang of lizard man guards
42 Billy Gumple - awol balif with chaos mutations, and mutant bandit grunts in his service
43 Shlaarn Torg - Chaos Hero warrior with chaos mutations and  beast men mongrels
44 Boggulp Glumhop - toadman hero with evil sword and his loyal offspring gang
45 Dalaag Thrull - dark elf assassin with wererat buddies and swarm of huge rats
46 Bokkus Jarog - morlock cheiftain leading gang of fierce morlocks looking for food and weapons
47 Thujjud Xtor - bountyhunter, scarified bandaged Rogue, uses traps and bandits
48 Zokkad Awrmwarg - draconian bounty hunter, mixed human, reptile man and dragon man gang
49 Zinmah Thrusstldong - halfling gypsy maid and friends, feigns being hunted, rob party blind
50 Haarg Bluetoungue - hyena man and hungry boys always looking for laugh and chance to torment
51 Gugrah Stinkweasel - wicked goblin druidic caster and her pets, spreads fungi traps
52 Karannak - mad wizard, obsessed with getting surface peoples "magic", has orc grunt for guards
53 Chondaru - sorcerer with pet ogre and some charmed bugbears, dreams of owning whole dungeon
54 Black Conner - black marketeer smuggler deals to corrupt surface troops, has hobgoblin troops
55 Garnash Toth - goblin wizard with his gang of sons and hobgoblin halberdiers seeking magic items
56 Zolat Crunge - orc hero & boar rider with his brothers looking for gold, food and power over the weak
57 Kralag Thrull - warg riding goblin captain with his troops, veteran skirmishers who avoid direct battle
58 Minga Derran - goblin bat riding chief who use normal bats as spies and are experts at fleeing fights
59 Kebbah Druul - kobold dog riding hero with a huge pack of wild dogs that fight to the death for kobolds
60 Zeddan Groll - kobold ant rider chief who dwells with the queen ant and use ants to tunnel and fight
61 Borboa Glan - mushroom man chief spread fungi gardens and seeks anything compostable
62 Kerbas Grun - flatulant ogre with his gang of orcs he raised since birth who serve fanatically
63 Mystrath Goon - goblin graffiti gang leader over teen horde who paint gang signs over dungeons
64 Kimbaal Drox - bugbear assassin clan who serve highest paying lords and love killing adventurers
65 Mikkash Hsrath - reptile man and his warband seeking relics of reptilian age and unite lizard tribes
66 Kzaggha Skeel - bat man chief & followers seek sacrifices to their blood goddess, seeks vampirehood
67 Jurunn Blerax - spider priestess spreading webs and giant spider eggs for her goddess
68 Rozakan Rawdoth - evil dwarf exiles seek to establish a forge, armoury and treasury in dungeon
69 Dernzar Graal - a unicorn man with might of a minotaur with a dozen drunk goblins on a mad spree
70 Gezub Hrort - mole man hates human slavers with his five brothers will burst through walls to ambush
71 Zradrah Klaan - reptile man cultist with 6 guards wear human skins so gods tricked into aiding them
72 Zarbaxis - goblin boss really a thoul with his eight heroic hobgoblin sons likes to eat humans
73 Draudmar Kan the hopping hobgoblin and his seven brothers all make superior +1 charge attacks
74 Zeereeg Far - cat man with his charmed swordswomen (his crazy cat ladies) declared area his turf
75 Rannimong the Dull - a stupid hobgoblin with his ogre buddies that make him look smarter, eats losers
76 Greeblas Dun - evil gnome priestess & cult troops seeks to build evil apparatus with magical purpose
77 Zoobiah Garr - fishman priest and cult heroes seek lost fishman gold and water entrances to dungeon
78 Kaabash Droth - boarman and his beserker brothers seek food and fights and slaves
79 Oolian Zriah - doppelganger leader of bandits will pretend to be a captive if gang killed
80 Jassath Knoon - swine shapeshifter sorceress with cult seduce new members to join them
81 Mezrab Grool - werewolf and his pack of wolves seek to create more werewolves
82 Kirrith Dron - wererat and his ratmen cult seek to establish selves here and to city thieves guilds
83 Boggrud Zrax - frogman cheif with his gang seek spawning ground and to dominate water supplies
84 Zmax Drudd - kobold hero with gang all ride a single giant centipede and throw envenomed darts
85 Srool Blodge - catfishman wizard leads common fishmen cultists to restore fish folk empire of old
86 Kebrad Dronex - evil necromancer with his zombie unicorn men seek to create undead horde
87 Gerotax Gronn - evil hobgoblin pimp & stable of angry fighting mixed humanoid prostitutes in makeup
88 Zirriad Monstrog - wizard with gang of orcs, especially like to capture women's clothing
89 Rimzaga Patoolion - priestess of dungeon goddess cult seeks to convert all dungeon occupants
90 Rotan Gzork - minotaur with his goatmen thugs like to smash stuff and smear feces everywhere
91 Honorius Gildman - renegade knight of empire with gang of nasty bandits in hiding from emperor
92 Zoradna Kruell - sorceress and her angry amazons kill and castrate males in the dungeon
93 Dolindra Marizitan - lady assassin with her cult in hiding, like planting secret panels and traps
94 Morg Taan - she ogre with orc seeks male sex slaves to father more litters of monsters
95 Bastrad Gorr - horned ogre with slave wizard and hobgoblin troops enjoy collecting severed heads
96 Tribolg Taarg the black - bugbear with his horde of murder goblins, enjoys eating human prisoners
97 Grambran Odron - hobgoblin hero tends fungus garden and albino pigs, sells food to dungeon
98 Mazkeen Viril - cult leader has goblins collect dung to feed creature in cult pit, human flesh good too
99 Orok Glon - ogre with hobgoblins raise baby monsters in pits in hopes of taking dungeon
100 Mezkiah Seran - she orc with male harem sells onions, turnips & mushrooms to rest of dungeon

So these are left overs for future tables

Fragments for future anachronism encounter table
These left over from my long stairs game

Frangarr - Bugbear Pyro - Korean war helmet, cigars and flamethrower 6+6HD, 2 buddies
Name - Goblin with hidden claymore suicide vest limping holds jewel gets close demands you obey him
Goblin hero with SMG or 3 bombs and 8 max hp goblins
Kun - Orc with Assault rifle and 2 clips and one grenade, uses his 6 men as distractions
Goblin wizard with 1d6 dynamite sticks
is familiar with surface combat methods
bandit cheif with captured surface arms and personnel, 2d4+4 bandits
- Sargent Potter - Awol sarge with 1d4 chaos mutations, 5th lv warrior with 1d4 mutant grunts
Private Stapleton
frogman hero 4HD with assault rifle, with 12 bullywugs
Dark elf assassin with captured sniper riffle, climbing gear and dungeon-chamo
- Yuri Konstanzin - Surface gangster hiding in dungeon, has 6 armed orc bodyguards
Private Powell - awol surface soldier with captured arms and 6 deep gnome techs with SMGs
Manx Steelskull - apparent cyborg 60HP 14HD, laser, gang of mutant mongrel men cannibals
Karl Maximov - surface mercenary with bad of orcs and humans in bandit gang of hired killers black marketeer smuggler deals to corrupt surface troops, 12 hobgoblins with smgs
Nameless MIB goons with no nation of origin clues, 8 government black ops agents with SMGs

For future enemy table
Oolian Zriah doppelganger leader of bandits will pretend to be captive if gang killed
Zarod Kludge ogre with orcs trying to breed gelatinous horrors in pit by chopping into halves
Zooran Xoth - intelligent spider giant mage with swarm of her spawn seek to turn dungeon into nest

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Giant class for my EMO DnD game






I've been promising this for a long time to my players so to celebrate 200 000 hits here it is. A bit of Rabelais inspired this.

Giant
Gargantuan humanoid folk

HD: 1d12
Prime Stat: STR
WP: 2 (+1/2nd Lv)
NWP: 2 (+1/2nd Lv)
Non-WP mod: -2
Languages: 1d3 (+1/3rd Lv) S=spoken and W=written

Spells: None
NWP: Warrior
Shield: Any
Armour: Light or Medeum
Weapon: Any melee or missile excluding bows, crossbows or guns
Fight as: Warrior
Save as: Warrior

Bonus Skills
Weapon Proficiencies: Brawling and Critical Hits
Non Weapon Proficiencies: Muscle, Endurance
Languages: Common S, one extras S of giant or elemental type or alignment

Giants are a primordial pre human race who battled the gods in the dawn age and lost. They also battled dragons, reptilians and many other elder races. They have menaced elves and dwarves and halflings and humans since those races existed. Most giants are degenerate cursed monsters. Some are still refined as humans but most of the more magical ones were exterminated aeons ago. Giants are infamous for their voracious appetites. Many giants are terrible parents and allow their young to roam wild. Some children manage to dwell among humans briefly until they grow inhumanly tall and develop monstrous features. Larger giants have trouble fitting in houses or dungeons. Also will tend to have bad reactions with common folk who think you want to eat them.

+1d12 inches per level with starting height of 6 feet tall
+1 point of STR every second level
+1" Move every 4th lv
+1 Attack at 8th level and +2 at 16th level
Bump damage dice to next up as a warrior vs large creatures at 6th and vs all at 12th (based on size not skill)
Every 5th level may take a advantage and a disadvantage or may take neither for more posh giants
At 6th lv and every level after giants get a follower on the follower table
Giants may recruit followers normally considered monsters

STR Chart
13-15 +1 damage
16-17 +2 damage
18-19 +3 damage
20-21 +4 damage
22-23 +5 damage
24-25 +6 damage
26-27 +7 damage
28-29 +8 damage
30-31 +9 damage

Advantages
Fire Breath 2DAM/lv 1"/lv range save for half one use per level per day
Dimension Door once per week
Shape Change to a single species (human, bird, dwarf, fox) 1 Turn (10m) per level
Fear gaze one per level per day 1"/lv range
Eat any organic stuff even if rotten and inedible to most races including bones and wood and sewerage
+2 AC Hardened skin
Horns +1 Attack with unarmed attack
Dark vision works in total darkness
Smell magic within 1" with INT roll
Eat inorganic items like rocks or metal
Cast arcane spell as sorcerer first level once per day
Cast divine spell as priest first level once per day
Stinking cloud which giant immune to and at centre, once per day
+2 Save vs fire and take half damage
+2 Save vs cold and take half damage
+2 Save vs electricity and take half damage

Disadvantages
Cyclops with one eye
Extra head roll separate INT and WIS but cannot exceed
Tail gets a bit awkward and embarrassing
Extra Hideous -1d3 CHA
Extra Stupid -1d3 INT
Extra Foolish -1d3 WIS
Slow -1d4 Move
Vain always wears tasteless cheap gaudy clothes and jeweler y
Eat body weight daily in food
Huge overbite fangs make speech difficult
Noisy always flatulent, grunting, spluttering, snoring 1/2 sneaking chances
Stink of armpits, old boots, rotten eggs, piss and vomit, easy to track by smell
Constantly dribble phlegm and spittle, horrible stains on clothes and leaves a trail
Alcoholic prone to binges and drunken stupidity and rages, craves booze constantly

d12 Followers
1 Ogre
2 Bugbear
3 1d8 Orcs
4 1d6 Hobgoblins
5 1d10 Goblins
6 3d4 Kobolds
7 2d4 Bandits
8 1d6 Wild dogs
9 1d3 Wolves
10 Black Bear (brown at 10th)
11 Dire Wolf
12 3d4 Giant Rats

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Fresh Redbrick Encounters 1 Zombie Unicorn Men?

I was going to do these as low level, mid level, high level but instead realized I could also interchange with my dungeon level boss table for medium threats and dungeon big boss table for upper level threats.

Chondaru the villain in current game is a 4th going on 5th level Sorcerer who started as a mid level manager from this table. Now he is a real menace and has been causing them trouble with written letters like invites for attracting more monsters, rival adventurers, mad cultists and more. Meanwhile party have bodyguard job which is a bit tricky. bodyguards not meant to attract killers.

This is more bosses for dungeon as original version only had d50
Will be incorporated into this with final version
d100 more boss monsters and bodyguards for low-mid levels. work more.

(Note i revised this under http://elfmaidsandoctopi.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/doh-more-proof-why-i-cant-be-trusted-to.html)

d50 extra level bosses
01 Garnash Toth Goblin wizard with his gang of sons and hobgoblin halberdiers seeking magic items
02 Zolat Crunge orc hero and boar rider with his brothers looking for gold, food and power over the weak
03 Kralag Thrull warg riding goblin captain with his troops, veteran skirmishers who avoid direct battle
04 Minga Derran goblin bat riding chief who use normal bats as spies and are experts at fleeing fights
05 Kebbah Druul kobold dog riding hero with a huge pack of wild dogs that fight to the death for kobolds
06 Zeddan Groll kobold ant rider chief who dwells with the queen ant and use ants to tunnel and fight 
07 Borboa Glan mushroom man chief spread fungi gardens and seeks food seeks anything compostable
08 Kerbas Grun flatulant ogre with his gang of orcs he raised since birth who serve fanatically
09 Mystrath Goon goblin graffiti gang leader over teen horde who paint gang signs over dungeons
10 Kimbaal Drox bugbear assassin clan who serve highest paying lords and love killing adventurers
11 Mikkash Hsrath reptile man and his warband seeking relics of reptilian age and unite lizard tribes
12 Kzaggha Skeel bat man chief & followers seek sacrifices to their blood goddess, seeks vampirehood
13 Jurunn Blerax spider priestess spreading webs and giant spider eggs for her goddess
14 Rozakan Rawdoth evil dwarf exiles seek to establish a forge, armoury and treasury in dungeon
15 Dernzar Graal a unicorn man with might of a minotaur with a dozen drunk goblins on a mad spree
16 Gezub Hrort Mole man hates human slavers with his five brothers will burst through walls to ambush
17 Zradrah Klaan Reptile man cultist with 6 guards wear human skins so gods tricked into aiding them
18 Zarbaxis goblin boss really a thoul with his eight heroic hobgoblin sons likes to eat humans
19 Draudmar Kan the hopping hobgoblin and his seven brothers all make superior +1 charge attacks
20 Zeereeg Far cat man with his charmed swordswomen (his crazy cat ladies) has declared area his turf
21 Rannimong the Dull a stupid hobgoblin with his ogre buddies that make him look smarter, eats losers
22 Greeblas Dun evil gnome priestess and cult troops seeks to build evil apparatus with magical purpose
23 Zoobiah Garr fishman priest and cult heroes seek lost fishman gold and water entrances to dungeon
24 Kaabash Droth boarman and his beserker brothers seek food and fights and slaves
25 Zooran Xoth intelligent spider giant mage with swarm of her spawn seek to turn dungeon into nest
26 Jassath Knoon swine shapeshifter sorceress with cult seduce new members to join them
27 Mezrab Grool werewolf and his pack of wolves seek to create more werewolves
28 Kirrith Dron wererat and his ratmen cult seek to establish selves here and to city thieves guilds
29 Boggrud Zrax frobman ceif with his gang seek spawning ground and to dominate water supplies
30 Zmax Drudd kobold hero with gang all ride a single giant centipede and throw envenomed darts
31 Srool Blodge catfishman wizard leads common fishmen cultists to restore fish folk empire of old
32 Kebrad Dronex evil necromancer with his zombie unicorn men seek to create undead horde
33 Gerotax Gronn evil hobgoblin pimp has stable of angry fighting mixed humanoid prostitutes in makeup
34 Zirriad Monstrog wizard with gang of orcs, especially like to capture women's clothing
35 Rimzaga Patoolion Priestess of dungeon goddess cult seeks to convert all dungeon occupants
36 Rotan Gzork Minotaur with his goatmen thugs like to smash stuff and smear feces everywhere
37 Honorius Gildman renegade knight of empire with gang of nasty bandits in hiding from emperor
38 Zoradna Kruell sorceress and her angry amazons kill and castrate males in the dungeon
39 Dolindra Marizitan lady assassin with her cult in hiding, like planting secret panels and traps
40 Morg Taan she ogre with orc seeks male sex slaves to father more litters of orcs
41 Bastrad Gorr horned ogre with slave wizard and hobgoblin troops enjoy collecting severed heads
42 Tribolg Taarg the black bugbear with his horde of murder goblins, enjoys eating human prisoners
43 Grambran Odron Hobgoblin hero tends fungus garden and albino pigs, sells food to dungeon
44 Mazkeen Viril cult leader has goblins collect dung to feed creature in cult pit, human flesh good too
45 Orok Glon ogre with hobgoblins raise baby monsters in pits in hopes of taking dungeon
46 Mezkiah Seran she orc hero with orc harem sells onions, turnips and mushrooms to rest of dungeon
47 Oolian Zriah doppelganger leader of bandits will pretend to be captive if gang killed
48 Zarod Kludge ogre with orcs trying to breed gelatinous horrors in pit by chopping into halves
49 Uragi Dran two blade wielding bandit queen with her gang hiding from law and trying to claim turf
50 Zorad Gorax ogre leads tribe of degenerate mutant mongrel beast men who are always hungry

I was playing totem tennis with kids and we renamed it death ball. If ball touches you it turns you into a zombie. Use two bats each. When you become champion of earth you fight aliens which I play so this is where zombie unicorn men come from.

Will be getting 200 000 hits shortly

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Exile Log: Hunting the Sorcerer

Only two players this week so had Angel and the Archer decide others were looking after dandies and they would hunt the sorcerer Chandaru who had been using posters and bounties to menace party. With the drug dealer bugbear to help them they found the gang that acted as intermediators with many dungeon villains and the city. Talked with gang and threatened to send tax office and secret police after gang. Told Chandaru staying with wizard in house near woods.

So gathered flunkies.

Angel brought her link boy, her priest, her she-orc body guard and borrowed the bugbear follower of the dark elf.

Archer brought Bolgo the village idiot.

Found the house and Angel went round the back Archer got Bolgo to smash down the door. Goat men charged out and a battle raged. Angel moaned at impetuous archer and smashed down the back door. Killed all the goat men. One room had strapped down men being turned into goatmen and archer killed them as they could not be saved (?).

Heard someone upstairs and chanting. Went up top of stairs and sent Bolgo to open. A fire trap hurt him a bit and room empty with three empty windows, one with balcony. While they started looting the room found silver, wizard robes, baby goats in a pen, notes on making goat men and 5 bottles of goat extract. Archer tried to sneak one in his pocket. Suddenly a wizard jumped onto balcony magic missiles Angel then jumped off.

Party all ran downstairs and heard funny sound none recognised but would never forget. A fireball sailed in room and expoded. Bolgo was charred to near ash as was the priest. Angel was down, bugbear alost down, linkboy nearly dead and orc unconscious. Archer clumsily saved Angel and linkboy. Head footsteps go upstairs and chased invisible Chandaru and even hit him with a arrow as he fled. He heard spell casters arguing but loaded up donkey cart with wounded and fled to pub down the road.

Over days party recovered. Went to city and university to find Chandaru's records. Bribed school with secrets of making goat men and identified wizard as Malathas the Transmogrifier. Went to gatehouse reported Chandaru now a murderer and his warrant and bounty were increased to 250gp. Went to visit Chandaru's mother in the wanabee new rich district and she rewarded them with news her son was wanted. She was sure she could help him and thanked party. Then visited his master who reluctantly let them see Chandaru's research into three houses and dungeon he had done a few weeks ago.

One house was the one they had just fled. So Angel released she orc Olga from her care to Archer who was married to her to be his follower. Then Angel recruited another she orc from same order and 8 man orcs to be troops. Recruited male priest also. Linkboy after recovery went to dodgy necromancer and was aged 5 years and is now a rogue, specializing in dungeons. Angel got 600gp worth of healing potions.

Party went off to woods. First run down cottage had a annoying bard who desperately wanted a audience to test poems on and they conned him to joining them. Next house was a folorn grim two story necromancer house. Spoke to aprentice and then master sent out a specialized zombie mouthpiece. Said he disliked Chandaru but offered rewards for any necromantic relics uncovered and offered other services.

Party went into hills beyond forest following ridge up to secret valley by dusk. Area stunk of rotten flesh. Archer scouted ahead and saw a hobgoblin slaughterer house. While some had breakfast others were herding and killing pigs with hammers. Beyond them was dungeon with great stone arch with carved angels in rocks.

Archer signalled others and began to sneak about killing hobgoblins. Killed a woodcutter. Three dungeon door guards and three others chasing a pig. Orcs charged and party clashed with hobgoblins. Archer came from behind and killed more. Party pleased and orcs chasing pigs but one hobgoblin ran into dungeon screaming. As orcs finished him party heard rats which scared orcs.

"'Em's were-rats we cant fite dem!"

So party fled.

A single +1 dagger and shield among party not really worth it.

Through the dread woods by night they heard crackling slurping hissing sounds. Archr went ahead and saw 8 ghouls feasting from a stone crypt. He fired a volley killing one then ran back to party. Orcs not happy but formed a line while missile users killed two more ghouls. Horrors were devestating one paralysed two orcs, one got archer and link boy but party just prevailed. Found nearby cave tomb pouring with copper and silver with some jewellery. In the crypt was a LG sword with empathy and could detect magic. Angel most worthy of it. Party reached bards house. Crowded with orcs and pigs but safe.

Party off to city and silver smith at dawn.

Thanks herbie for dropping in late game to play the orcs.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

d100 Strange Gateways

Just wanted to do something handy for my DnD Exiles Campaign or Psychon game or Gamma World or Metamorphosis alpha games or any other d20 fantasy games. Exchange magic or science or psionics or whatever as needed. I could do a more "serious" space one later later.

Killed over a hundred ogres with wall of fire in game by being faster than them and them being too dumb to use ranged weapons till too late. Left 3 for rest of party.

d100 Strange Gateways

01 A world of flaming skies and baked desert where flame beings dwell in strange ruins
02 A world of cold and ice with water and ice terrain where fluid and ice beings fight 
03 A world of thunder and high pressure storm systems, energy beings and aerial beings 
04 A world of mountains, canyons and caverns with subterranean beings struggle
05 A world of diabolic torment where devilish beings enslave humanoids
06 A world of malevolent chaos where demonic beings sadistically abuse humanoids
07 A world of elder darkness and madness where primordial evils slumber in vile citadels
08 A gloomy world of the damned dwelling in ancient ruins scavenging for food among dust
09 A world of nightmares forming from raw chaos constantly changing from moment of moment
10 A world of stasis, crystals and lights stalked by creatures from many different time zones
11 A luminous world of peace and harmony with angelic beings welcoming strangers
12 A world of thriving life force, rich in wild beings engaged in Dionysian celebration 
13 A haunted ancient forest creeping with hidden intelligences watching intruders
14 A fog shrouded world with hidden ruins, canyons and bridges over dank rivers
15 A vast flooded swamp world with ruined remnants of elder civilization
16 A infinite sentient maleficent dungeon world crawling with monsters and treasure 
17 A maze world of ancient mines and chasms crawling with goblinoids, dwarves & dark elves
18 A sprawling endless ruined castle of elder giants who's degenerate descendants roam still
19 A mass of compacted lost ships fused together crawling with mutants and monsters
20 A world of sunken sea caverns and remnants of lost submerged cities of long ago
21 A endless sprawl of gothic ruined tombs, castles, manors and graveyards
22 A urban cosmopolitan centre of some other world with strange peoples and customs
23 A cavern world haunted by ancient spirits and beasts of the ancients
24 A Experimental Operations Command Australian infantry gate complex in 21st C
25 A post apocalyptic waste land crawling with mutant survivors, monsters and robots
26 A world full of gateways portals to other worlds and possibly a guardian horror
27 A world of trees and magical plane shifting pools
28 A world inside mind of the viewer or interloper, a psychedelic trip transports and transforms
29 A world of sickly green light and a alien tombs guarded by shadows of tentacled things 
30 A world shuddering in its death throws with only short time to go with desperate inhabitants
31 A dead world with remains of inhabitants slain by mysterious event, horrible secret awaits
32 A world of floating worldlets in a strange void, tumbling about with own unique ecology
33 A nightmare fantasy Wonderland with dreamlike reality and psychological landscapes
34 Advanced humanoid civilization fallen with remnants of servitors and devolved mutants
35 A linked series of worlds with demi human peoples dominating them
36 Quivering world of living flesh with gardens of organs and lakes of syliva
37 Slime covered world of moulds, fungus, shrooms and strange un-light auroras 
38 Cavernous subterranean world with exotic mineral abhumanoid kingdoms at war 
39 World of animate vegetation some fully mobile, some herd animals, some feral humans  
40 Scarified rocky world with titanic skeletons and fierce nomads living among them
41 Storm blasted world of mountains and crevices where huge beasts and humanoids battle
42 Glacier covered world of mega fauna, savages and invaders searching for treasure

43 Sun blasted desert world near lifeless ruins, haunted by dead ancients and planar invaders
44 Distant ruined generation ship crawling with degenerate passengers and artificial life
45 Stagnant salty swamp with degenerate reptilians and dinosaurs in ancestral ruins
46 World of dark skies crawling with mad horrors with last humans in silver pyramid cities
47 Sylvan world of  inhuman and strange demihumans and humanoids in a primal wilderness
48 Remnants of alien world with remnants of constructs and tech scattered in ruins 
49 World wasteland with evil sorcerers and wizards an evil highpriests in citadels ruling 
50 World dominated by beast men with humans as savage feral minority to be enslaved
51 World is a near infinite machine in ruins crawling with artificial and other planar beings
52 World of pale peasants ruled by parasitic monster ruling class who dwell outside villagers
53 Strange wilderness with overmind, tormenting and testing and assuming form of intruders
54 Wasteland world where each walled city state ruled by a avatar or offspring of the gods  
55 Desert and ocean world haunted by weird alien beings and wrecks from many time zones
56 World is a breeding ground for monsters from kaiju size and to hand held pet size
57 Necromantic forces have turned all life into necro computational engine, need spare parts
58 World endless impenetrable maze of canyons, thorn hedges, lava and walls with monsters 
59 World is hollowed out with monster filled transit ways and complexes of ancients, ok on top
60 World in an infinite time and space warped cursed manour with mad wizards and monsters
61 World is a horrible jungle with ruins and remnants of pre human monster and their servitors
62 World of megalithic stone age builders with megafauna fighting empires of evil wizards
63 Timeless void of law where nothing changes or happens and beings float forever
64 Void of chaos where beings are transformed or fused into the surreal changing  environment
65 Rocky waste world with fireballs raining from dark sky crawling in devilish & draconic beings
66 Cobwebbed world of ruins and crystals ruled by evil arachnids with great mental powers
67 Dank primordial swamp crawling in fishy, amphibian and invertebrate beings
68 World with great wilderness with many tiny feudal kingdoms and treasure filled ruins of old
69 Ancient empire rules much of world having stretched all it can in name of gods and power
70 A world with monsters and savages but penal colony of distant empire  has settled by ruins
71 Chains of rocky green islands in a stormy dark sea,each with different mystery or ruins 
72 Tropical island world with cannibal tribes battling zombie cultists over philosophical feud 
73 World is endless steaming rusty metal boiler room with demons and deranged killers
74 Nightmare world where dream lords control areas around towers and stray bad dreams go
75 A world similar to own but unsettling differences in ethics, customs and history
76 A generation ship gone mad trapped in event horizon of black hole, dark secret dooms all 
77 Dawn age world with godlike beings, monsters & lost races walk among normal humans
78 Humanity evolved or merged with collective ocean protoplasm on a red lit old world 
79 World with weakened humanity after undead apocalypse destroyed civilization long ago
80 Charred ruined world inhabited by hostile humanoid species in process of destroying all life
81 Pocket world built by long gone powerful beings and left to run wild 
82 Aquatic species vie for control of under sea kingdoms, surface islanders worship them
83 World mostly barren but ruins contain sleeping decadent elder race displeased if awoken 
84 Word crawling in draconic beings who rule territories of humans used as labour and food
85 Other dimensional prison for evil doers of the past with automated security automatons
86 Giant beings on this world find tiny people amusing pets and enslave any they catch
87 World with radical climate and terrain changes with local life metamorphing or hibernating
88 World invaded by insect men hives with own hostile ecology plundering food and materials
89 World inhabited by small people who freak at huge folk, want them gone or slaves or dead
90 World intersection inhabited by beings from many dimensions and more gateways 
91 World recovering from war of ancients where magicians plunder ancient tech for power
92 World with gender reversal of some kind and locals disgusted by party depraved customs
93 World inhabited by lost plane travelers, their surviving ruins and vehicles
94 World is inside belly of trans dimensional entity in overspace that devours time or souls
95 World seems to be endless interior of building actually pocket dimension of plane traveller
96 World is a menagerie or museum with curator guardians looking for exhibits in habitats
97 World similar to home but locals have been replaced with duplicate entities for invasion 
98 World part of multi dimensional empire ruled by all powerful overlord with godlike power
99 World ruled by otherworldy leader in alien mobile fortress with strange troop creature
100 World of living darkness with shadowy beings of horror lurking in forbidden wells

Obviously nobody makes gates to nice worlds

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Exile log: Cleansing of the murder maze of Chondaru

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Read Cthulhu Invictus through rapidly, best rpg read ive had in ages. Still don't like Olympian cult history but will write about later. Will get other books tomorrow in local game shop.  Will hunt down BRP Rome book too as sold out locally. Some nob selling a copy second hand for $221.

So a bit of a catch up needed as I'm a session log behind. Now I'm caught up will get back to finishing more redbrick stuff.

Dungeon Crew Company:

A Lawful good lady angelic in
human form most think is a bit elfy. Owns a poorhouse and ladies hostel. Has a priestess friend and a she orc guard.

A good  lady bard. Has a mutant bodyguard and a pet kobold. Owns a townhouse in red light district near merchant town.

A village ranger bowmaster who can shoot point blank range into melee with his pet village idiot who works for hugs. Married very ugly awful butchers daughter and angel's orc guard. Owns a former demon murder house in edge of merchant district. Cheap and a bit mean.

A dark elf psion from underworld who has come to the surface to find lost relics. Has found ancestors cloak. Has a bat familiar and a riding spider. Evil but in a slow sneaky tolerable way. Staying in murder house with ranger and already sexing up hosts aunt in law. Has a drug dealing bugbear chum.

Party has several village lads and a gypsy girl who was going out with archer but he dropped her for sleeping with dark elf.

So gang in dungeon go for dungeon heart. Go to gates of wizards court and start beating on door. Found a common language to talk to gate keeper orc and explained they were going to kill everyone but if orc opened gate and played dead they would spare him and get him a job in city. He opened gate and dived for cover. Party blasted guards with sleep spells and loaded tied bodies onto donkey carts. Battled way into monster barracks fighting kobolds, bugbears and  even a ogre. Another band of 12 beserkers proved to be greatest threat nearly killing whole party. Both sides battled to last few standing and party clerics spent whole time bringing back fallen from near death. Broke through Chandaru's throne room and into his secret living area. Found his empty room and freshly left treasure. Grabbed loot and searched other rooms.

Questioned a kobold and found gypsy girls dad and she murdered him. Found his journal where he hoped to escape dungeon with daughter. Doh!

Found heaps of open chests and scattered change around. Apparently sorcerer fled invisibly with sacks of cash. Double doh!

Gathered up cash and monster prisoners and returned to city to sell monsters and and other dungeon crap like weapons and money. Gained a level.

Spent time in city getting houses set up. Ranger sold murder house furniture made from human body parts to a necromancer who used animate dead to take home. Was stuff the city secret police did not take for their murder museum. Ranger married Angels she orc sidekick explaining to old wife he was a polygamist. She orc Olga said this was fine and she already had two husbands. His human wife brought in her younger brother and aunt in. The dark elf a guest quickly seduced the hideous old woman. Her family were butchers and the whole party were promised discounts and only the good mystery meat.

Angel bought her ladies boarding house and gave mother one tooth a job for life running it as she had before. Deal included house left to church if Angel dies.

Bard developed groupies and on a first lv bard admitted he was really a she and tried to get bard to admit she was a he so they could marry. Bard disappointed her but accepted her as a girlfriend to keep lesser groupies away and invited her into house.

So party met up and had visiting storm priest and tako octopus sorcerer join gang. Priest wanted to see if they were worthy of temple support as monster killers. Tako wanted to loot monsters and explore surface world. While party dining in The Frog's Armpit a messenger lad came and got them to sign document declaring delivered letter had seal intact.

Was a invite to rich town where they had never been in city before. So went to merchant district for new fancy clothes and frocks. Bard got a fancy lute.

Saw a wizard in palanquin carried by orcs turn a pedestrian into a kobold. Another palanquin almost ran party down. At city gates questioned and papers checked by poshest best armed guards ever seen by party. Arrived at house and guards said go by servants entrance. Butler ordered their footwear cleaned but bard and angel both used clean cantrips. Party left pets and idiots and riding spider in barn and entered the fabulously rich house. Led into a room and served wine. Bat familiar of dark elf detected a spyhole watching party from elaborate wood carvings in wall. Twelve orcs burst in and party surprised. Dark elf got a bolt in chest from a heavy crossbow and Bard put most of them with halberds to sleep. Angel had fast draw sword skills and ran up to still standing crossbowmen to hack and taunt them. Following round party mopped up orcs.

Lord Rothsholm came in in fabulously expensive robe with hat and full plate halberdiers. Told them they passed the test and the last party were all killed and corpses picked by kobolds and thrown in river. Party calmed down and ranger offered lordship his family cheap butchery goods which lord said to ask his butler. His problem was two of his sons had graduated and intended to explore island and see the whole city. Party was to protect them and their two friends and one of the servants from harm on these travels for 3000gp for three months. Arranged for 1200 up front. Bard thought dungeons better money but was mentioned being bodyguards safer. Told to discreetly protect lads honour, and virtue from gold diggers and money from con artists. Told lads mostly interested in travel and gorging but they might become interested in other things. Instructed to be discreet and work with servants.

So arrived at the slimy cat inn where lads lived.

Artrurio Rothsholm, Benito Rothsholm with friends Phillipe Dumant and Kazarian Mondale were drinking and eating piles of meat. Others in pub looked like adventurers but closer look they were actors with fake weapons.  Party introduced self. Realised lads were zero level wizards with a cantrip each. They were rich spoilt twits with no idea of danger. Spoke to senior butler who was a spy for dad and they were supposed to protect (other servants expendable). Dark elf impressed them with his arouse cantrip. Angel berated them as losers but they listened to her as she was really hot. Some bullies tried to move party from their table but bard put them to sleep. Dark elf robbed them. Party moved onto another student wizard bard and continued to eat and drink. Ranger was happy to offer his village idiot follower as a taster which he thought was a great job. As got drunk Ranger offered lads trip to brothel he knew only a silver a piece with girls who knew more than one position. Bard slapped her head and talked into a gold piece brothel.

On way one lad vomited all over himself but a clean cantrip took care of that. Brothel didn't want whole party in so most went to pub over road. Tako charmed the madam with a spell and stayed with her. After took lads home and most of party went to bed. During lunch saw a patron vomit black blood and die so Bard relocated lads to her town house for safety. Angel managed to convince lads dungeon trek would be good and said local pub was great. They thought about going later but Angel shamed them and they agreed to leave immediately after some shopping.

Lads were guided to buy adventurer stuff and bought themselves fancy expensive adventuring suits. Amerchant tried to convince party to be exclusive supplier but they were suspicious of deal. Then marched to the the adventurers favorite pub near dungeon. The locals had become well off running around left over dungeon and the lads they had taken on previous treks were now first level fighters. Party hoped the locals had made dungeon safe enough for lads but not too safe. Angel was pleased for locals she permitted into her dungeon she had legal claim on in city office. Band went into dungeon by seldom used tree entry in woods.

Wandered the mostly empty halls and saw some orcs they put to sleep and tied up to sell as slaves. Bard and Angel explained they only sold to slavery as alternative to murder. Dark elf found a secret door they never saw before. Opened into hall with ornamental mirror on wall with constrictor snake draped over. Party shot it and Ranger broke mirror releasing a hell hound. Party fought and managed to over come. In hell hound room was a chest with no lock. Ranger got his simpleton to flip lid with halberd (provoking moans from good party members).

Had a screaming statue that screams is non owner expose to light which of coarse started screaming. Closed it quickly to silence but encounter called for. Elf heard something coming, no doubt had heard the fight and scream. Angel hid her sword behind her back and struck a pose. Rest hid and dark elf saw a hand with mirror pop out from corner in darkness then a surprised thief face. At first thought was party they chased of before with deed to dungeon but it was another party who had heard of dungeon gleanings. Angel told them to come out and face her. They stepped out and began to argue. Angel's legal document stalled them but hot headed ranger shot the fighters and fight was on.

Whole party was wounded, the thieves especially did lots of thrown dagger damage. Luckily the storm priest took down wizard early with silence spell. One of the rich brats fired a spark spell finishing a fighter. When party captured they were stripped and Angel berated them. Party begged to be freed but the team carried them with orcs back to city and locked in basement and sold all their goods. In pub that night one of the brats boasted to tavern friends that he destroyed party with lightning bolt. Party divided out loot and gave rich brats some weapons and they were awfully impressed with profitability of this dungeon business. Questioning adventurers seems sorcerer Chondaru has been giving maps of dungeon to adventurers in city.

More sad tales of Exile Island to come....

Had 5 players this game which was nice. This game was struggling a bit but seems healthy at moment.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Deathrace2000: Skirmish, Riot & Horror

Have still not done my vehicle price lists and sheets yet but coming.

Team was driving to next death race to north when cycle scout ninja girl with thief girl sharing a bike spotted 8 bikes and a 4x4 roadster with a suspicious new paint job.

Sniper climbed on truck roof 300 meters behind into his sandbagged position and decapitated a cycle.

Technically murder by shooting first. Sheriff in his interceptor a bit grumpy but biker scum presence made easier.

He started shooting machine guns at 300 meters. As got closer he took down several and sniper began to shoot up the 4x4 bodywork and destroyed rear windows.

4x4 was a militia vehichle doing merc work on side hired by party enemies. Fired two RPG's which one damaged sherrifs interceptor damaging one of his MGs.

As got closer half bikers wasted and one damaged and dropped back. Sheriff slowed down and hid behind truck.

Ninja girl on bike pulled out her katana and decapitated a biker then turned around to chase rest. Tried to chase others and let theif have a go with her vibrodagger but she missed. So Kurami had to show her how to do it right and decapitated two more cyclists that the theif missed.

4x4 was pretty chewed up and the truck now started firing it's .50 cal turret. Bumped the 4x4 which was burning and two passengers trying to climb outside hit tarmac and were killed instantly.  One other guy held on despite fire and bullets but ninja girl got him. She pulled up to driver to let thief try again and had to finish job again with a fifth decapitating blow.

Damaged arrived in crossroad town of about a thousand with five garages. Lots of gangs declared sanctuary here and a few hundred gangers were partying.

Van driving cyberpsycho friend of party arrived and found other cyber vetran gang to party with. A cyborg nun gang stood out too with guns mounted on their breasts mounts and groin mounts and other strangeness. Mostly in pvc habits with way too many guns. Found gangs were invited and bribed to come here. Sherrif was asked by local law to help out which he agreed to.

Actually a Japanese garden compound of Gentech in town with Yakuza bosses in hiding. Ninja girl, thief and the cyber veteran therapist spent time here. Some old business men tried to hit on Karumi but Yakuza bosses said leave her be as they knew she was a Gentech ninja agent.

Next day more repairs and were told guns fixed and bodywork ready in morning. More gangs arrived. Sheriff with local cops patrolled by gang party squats and all was calm.

After sundown 4 busses came to town and set up camp near showgrounds. Sniper climbed church bell tower to watch. They were a sect of christian pilgrims. Almost 200 and they set up camp and began to sing. Some handed out brochures. Locals all stayed in.

In the Jap enclave Karumi sensed something. She was a lab grown psionic ninja and felt some presence sending agitating waves of chaos emanating from church.

Party cyberpsycho partying lost it and the gang began smashing up house and started on next door. His therapist in the enclave rushed to calm him down.

Sheriff on his way had to stop and talk to gun nuns.

Four local cops pulled up to cybervet party and tried to arrest party cyberpsycho. He cooperated till the got him near car when he flipped knocking one to ground and punching into an others abdomen and started to pull out cop intestines. Ignored pistol fire from cops.

Karumi told every one about christans setting off town some how and she noticed that the happy songs had underlying chant she had hear fragments of in her own temple. Something preternatural was gaining momentum. Sniper shot through leg of preacher from his bell tower. Priest looked at him directly unflinching and he and elders went onto VIP bus.

Therapist arrived at cyberpsycho vet party and calmed his patient. Tried on rest but thy got mad. He kept trying but his parient dragged him and dying cops into van to be stabilized and headed for christian sect camp. Sherrif managed to rile up the nuns and they got into church and started ringing bell in hopes of upsetting the chant. Cyberpsycho and therapist dropped off stabilized cops at hospital.

Meanwhile sniper was climbing down and freaking out about preacher who could ignore .50 cal round and loo him in the eye. As got to ground saw a strange screeching flapping horror come at him with multiple insect like multiple compound eyes. Shit. He wasted it with his assault rifle and bagged it in one of the handy body bags he carried in a 10 pack.

From back of VIP bus a brand new Gentech Interceptor came from back and started shooting lasers at church tower and linked miniguns through the crowd. Karumi knew this car could waste whole party as it was one of her company products. Belltower collapsed and interceptor zoomed of at F1 speed. Cyberpsycho in van flipped again and fired grenaides into christian love in and wanted to chase the preachers interceptor but therapist managed to chill him out.

Nuns helped break up christians with local law and despite some fires and a few crazy gang fights town calmed by morning. Everyone got in repaired vehichles and set off. Sheriff winked at the nuns he spent night with and drove into wasteland with rest of team.

Aparently a dozen towns had been wasted this way of late. Thing in body bag had melted into stinking ichor but took  refrigerated samples. Found ID on Interceptor and church estate in wasteland.

Team kept on the road to first b list death race.