Random Encounter Tables

I’m just figuring out how to properly use random encounter tables at the table. I find them fascinating as tools to communicate setting without writing an overlong history.

Ghouls vs. Gnolls:

what NPC’s might be looking for.

War-torn fantasy strangeness:

who is waging war across a fantasy continent.

6 Types of Vampires

create vampires

Githyanki Invasion

roll 6d6 and get that invasion started

Orcus vs. Doresain

encounters in a death-demon ghoul god war

The Raven Queen vs. Vecna:

flesh out encounters in a world where incarnations of death are at war.

raven

Corvuston:

flesh out encounters around the Raven Queen’s Holy City.

Web of Cities

creating a diplomatic relationship map for a group of cities

Big Shire

random encounters and generating prisoners in crow cages for the Hobbit metropolis, Big Shire

Froghemoth Flats:

probably too long for a single blog post but lots of 2d6 random encounter tables for different areas of a fantasy map.

Froghemoth Flats 10.20.18 (2)

Imbalance in the Outlands:

figuring out planar imbalances in outland villages.

Jobs in Marsui:

inspiration for creating monster hunting adventures in Marsui

Into the Odd Expedition Generator

tables and a kind of mad libs mechanic

 

Art

General Research Division, The New York Public Library. “Corvus carnivorus, Northern Raven.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1860. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-5743-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. “Insects And Insect Parts.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1856 – 1858. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-2669-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. “Petromizon marinus, The Lamprey.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1785 – 1797. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-6925-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. “Indented Javelin Bat ; Vampire & Javelin Bat ; Trefoil Leaf Bat ; Three-Toothed Horseshoe Bat ; The Rear-Mouse Bat.” The New York Public Library Digital Collectionshttp://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-34d2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99