Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Old Story Teller

A chartless "All the Dice"

For a few coppers, and old timer will spin you a yarn.
Use d6A if your d20 is Even. Use d6B if it is Odd.

d4 Listen to my tale...
A forgotten secret ...
A dark mystery ...
An ancient prophecy ...
A family legend ...

d6 (A) about ...
A Hero's death ...
A Hero's true love ...
A Hero's great feat ...
A Hero's greatest battle ...
A Hero's legendary weapon ...
A Hero's final resting place ...

d6 (B) about ...
Treasure in a monster's hoard ..
Treasure bestowed by the gods ...
Treasure lost at sea ...
Treasure across the ocean ...
Treasure hidden by time ...
Treasure guarded by great danger ...

d8 Where it occured...
Deep in a forest
On a battlefield
In a Castle
In a dungeon
In a tower
Buried in ruins
Atop a mountain
Inside a cave

d10 Our hero/the treausure's owner ...
was poisoned by a rival...
was slain in battle by an enemy ...
was double crossed by a friend ...
was framed by a family member ...
was murdered by a rival ...
vanished without a trace ...
was devoured by a monster ...
was trapped forever ...
was struck by a curse ...
was blackmailed by a confidant ...

d12 The results of which were ...
A riot in the capital lasting d20 days
a clan war lasting d20 weeks
a manhunt lasting d20 days
a prolonged war lasting d20 years
a family feud lasting d20 generations
a string of murders d20 deaths
a witch hunt resulting in d20 deaths
a quarantine lasting d20 months
the wrath of the gods destroying d20 people
military intervention lasting d20 weeks
a plague of monsters lasting d20 days
appearance of d20 unusual creatures

4 comments:

Telecanter said...

That's cool. I like the idea that I'll have something handy to help me improv at a moments notice. You could use this to come up with the details of murals and tapestries too. Thanks!

Grim said...

And it doesn't even matter if the stories are true, as long as the PC's pay the guy he'll keep spinning yarns. :)

DuBeers said...

Nice work!

Spike Page said...

A good in-game story can be fun, even if the storyteller is lying.

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale of a fateful trip. A poor mountaineer who barely kept his family fed was bringing up three very lovely girls. The weather started getting rough. The kinfolk said "Move away from there"..and that's the way they all became the Brady Bunch.