Friday, December 28, 2018

Tables for a Nautical Campaign

Two junk tables for world building, and a gonzo table that I helped make.
Illus. Harry Clarke

Flotsam (1d100+1d6)

Based heavily on Chris G's Secret Santicore 2013 contribution, "What did the ocean barf up this time?". I favor terser entries, so where there is a corresponding entry in that table I have put it in square brackets after. Entries that are bold with a "*" should not be replaced after they are rolled.
  1. 20th Century Radio & Debris [31]
  2. Addictive Air Bubble [81]
  3. Alistair the Whale [78]
  4. Ambergris [40]
  5. Amnesiac Noble [12]
  6. Anchored Ghouls [45]
  7. Baby [62]
  8. Baby Seal [89]
  9. Bagpipes [73]
  10. Barnacled Pier [58]
  11. Barrel of:
    1. Nothing
    2. Ale [63]
    3. Oil [16]
    4. Vinegar[22]
    5. Wine
    6. Admiral Nelson
  12. Blood [41]
  13. Body* [95]
  14. Boot, containing: [1]
    1. Nothing
    2. Foot with Toe-Ring [13]
    3. Prosthetic
    4. Crabs
    5. Gemstones
    6. Smaller Boot
  15. Bottle, with Message: [100]
    1. From a Castaway
    2. Warning to PC from Future Self
    3. Old Love-Letter
    4. Plea for Help from Noble
    5. Deed to Creepy Island
    6. Treasure Map
  16. Bottles, Broken [6]
  17. Box of Chocolates [75]
  18. Bridge
  19. Capstan
  20. Chalk [56]
  21. Chest of MLT [23]
  22. Chill Sea Serpent [84]
  23. Cloak of the Manta Ray [91]
  24. Coracle
  25. Crate of Rations* [32]
  26. Creepy Masthead [21]
  27. Crystal Ball [87]
  28. Cursed Sand-Counter [46]
  29. Diary of a Time Traveler [10]
  30. Dog [82]
  31. Dragon Turtle Shell
  32. Driftwood [34]
  33. Drunk Assholes [70]
  34. Escaped Rowing-slave [15]
  35. Eavesdropping Seashell [60]
  36. Evil Mermaid Wizard [3]
  37. Famous Painting [9]
  38. Fishing Net [67]
  39. Fleet of Paper Boats
  40. Floating City, Run Aground [99]
  41. Floating Wizard's Tower
  42. Floating Zombie
  43. Formal Invitations to Poseidon's Party [37]
  44. Garbage [55]
  45. Genie in a Bottle [33]
  46. Ghost Ship [20]
  47. Giant Egg, Hatches in (1d6x2)2 Hours [14]
  48. Giant Oar
  49. Giant Ornery Clam [35]
  50. Grand Piano [19]
  51. Hallucinogenic Kelp [11]
  52. Haunted Treasure Chest [4]
  53. Hecate [80]
  54. Iceberg
  55. Incandescent Sea-Slime [79]
  56. Invading Military Force [59]
  57. Jaunty Sea-Snail [39]
  58. Lifeboat (False Bottom) [18]
  59. Lobster Trap (1d6-1 Lobsters)
  60. Lodestone [64]
  61. Loose Buoy
  62. Loose Oranges (1d6x100) [77]
  63. Love Bomb [97]
  64. Lovers [69]
  65. Moldy Rope [57]
  66. Murderous Mutineer [5]
  67. Namor [66]
  68. Nereid [38]
  69. Oil Slick
  70. Oracle Tortoise [61]
  71. PC Sibling [17]
  72. PC's Favorite Bag [86]
  73. Pirate Philosophers [26]
  74. Pirates Burying Rum [92]
  75. Pleasure Barge [54]
  76. Poltergeist with Anchor [27]
  77. Pumice
  78. Queen Seekers [28]
  79. Rando Sailor*
  80. Random Potion
  81. Refugees [44]
  82. Rower Golem
  83. Sailcloth
  84. Sea Chariot [76]
  85. Sea Devil [68]
  86. Seagull [51]
  87. Ship's Manifest [74]
  88. Ship's Mast
  89. Skipping Stone [65]
  90. Soul-Swapping Sea Cucumber [88]
  91. Swimmer Racing Shark [43]
  92. Tiny Deity [48]
  93. Trail to the Far Lands [7]
  94. Tricorne Hat [90]
  95. Trident [72]
  96. Upright Mirror
  97. Vikings [96]
  98. Waterskin*
  99. Wooden Shoes [83]
  100. World-Shattering Horror [98]

"I Search the Body…" (1d100+1d6)

Heavily inspired by all the similar things from LotFP, especially Vornheim. There is an implied real-world setting to some of these. Entries that are bold with a "*" should not be replaced after they are rolled.

1-50. Number of sp equal to d100 roll just thrown.*
  1. Abacus
  2. Astrolabe
  3. Auger
  4. Barometer, Wrong
  5. Block & Tackle
  6. Chalk
  7. Coded Message
  8. Compass
  9. Contagious Tattoo
  10. Crowbar
  11. Cup-and-Ball Toy
  12. Deck of Cards
  13. Dowsing Rods
  14. Ear Trumpet
  15. Fine Perfume
  16. Flares (1d6)
  17. Flask of Rum*
  18. Flute
  19. Giant Shark Tooth
  20. Grappling Hook
  21. Grenades (1d6)
  22. Hand-Hooks (1d6)
  23. Hatchet
  24. Keys
  25. Knitting Needles
  26. Letter of Marque
  27. Live Fish
  28. Mattock Head
  29. Mop Heads (1d6)
  30. Packet of Seeds
  31. Pearl Eyeball
  32. Pocket Bible, Annotated
  33. Political Pamphlet
  34. Rations* (1d6)
  35. Scrimshaw
  36. Sea Salt
  37. Seaglass
  38. Sewing Kit
  39. Sextant
  40. Silk Rope
  41. Snuffbox Full of Parmesan
  42. Spare Flag:
    1. Dutch
    2. English
    3. French
    4. Portuguese
    5. Spanish
    6. Other
  43. Spyglass
  44. Treasure Map
  45. Tuning Fork
  46. Voodoo Doll
  47. Wanted Poster for:
    1. Corpse
    2. Party Patron
    3. PC
    4. PC's Sister
    5. Rando
    6. Rival
  48. Waterskin*
  49. Weights & Scale
  50. Whistle

Interesting Outdoor Encounter Features (1d100)

Mottokrosh collected up one of the Gygaxian Democracy tables from the DIY RPG Discord server and made it pretty. Some of these are my contributions even.

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