Sunday, 14 July 2013

Comedy, Tragedy and Farce


Tim Raz asked for

"A table for what a character did when the player missed a session (assuming the character wasn't used as an NPC in the session)ranging from the mundane to the comical to the tragic (but not TOO tragic). Some, but not all, could be future adventure hooks."



Roll a d20 for the event and a d4 to see how far it went. Read all along the line. Mundane actions are short. comic actions have unexpcted reverses, tragic actions have consequences and adveture hooks are a whole fucking thing.






Mundane
Comic
Tragic
Hook
1
You helped an old man you found fallen over in the street
Who turned out to be horrible!
And now resents you for helping
because he is a Master of Evil
2
You found some money in the street
And spent it!
but the owners are looking for it
And are assassins
3
You got depression
At the carnival
And attempted suicide
And were reanimated during the performance
4
You broke your toe
By kicking a stupid rock!
It got infected
With something rare, the cure is far away
5
You were chatted up
By someone cute and slutty
But you were rubbish in bed
And you think you’re in love
6
You forgot something
It was your underwear!
Which has been stolen
But they left a ransom note?
7
You got lost
In a completely familiar place
For d4 subjective years
Due to fairies
8
You ran after an interesting bird
That shat in your eye!
And blinded you
Whilst calling you by name?
9
There was a local election
Which you won!
Because nobody else stood
As the place is run by terrifying criminals
10
You saw the King walk past
And fall on his arse!
And die
After being shot by someone right next to you
11
You attended a wedding
Of your own Mother!
To a total pig
Literally, a real pig. Yet no-one noticed?
12
You lost your hat in the wind
And chased it into the forest
only to be accused of littering
By a psychotic druid
13
You went hunting with rogues
When drunk!
As the prey
It’s still going on, they are right behind you
14
You were arrested
For being drunk
And murder
Of someone important
15
You were caught in a storm
Which swept the roof off a house!
And carried off the family
Of the king
16
You played some orphans at football
And lost!
Now you owe them money
Or the orphanage will close
17
You had your fortune told
It’s bad!
And true
Unless you find the gypsy queen
18
You were followed home by a small dog
It’s vicious!
And rabid
With lycanthropy
19
You got talking with an old friend
Who is incredibly boring
And a recent refugee
From the apocalypse
20
You were interviewed by the local rag
About someone else
Who has threatened your life
From their mountain empire

4 comments:

  1. Or you could just throw a d20 4 times to have it really gonzo (some DM adjucation is probably necessary)
    12-19-12-6 :)

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  2. What a great idea! This kind of table could work for almost any kind of progressive structure. Very nice.

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  3. This is the best gaming supplement I have seen in quite some time!

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