tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11976787599942839702022-05-20T06:19:59.852-04:00Applied PhantasticalityGordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.comBlogger380125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-14422434030904708492022-05-18T21:36:00.004-04:002022-05-18T21:36:44.451-04:00Return of The Savage Afterworld<p>Tim Snider's post-apocalyptic gaming blog, <a href="https://savageafterworld.blogspot.com/">The Savage Afterworld</a>, has reawakened, so bookmark it and add it to your blog roll. </p>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-18383114058977094982022-04-30T17:18:00.001-04:002022-04-30T17:18:18.675-04:00Table of the Quasi-Answerable<p>As a bonus to <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/search/label/Random%20Generator%20Month">Random Generator Month</a> 2022, readers may notice I added a few random tables after the completion of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>, which are now part of the... </p><p><b>Table of the Quasi-Answerable</b></p><p>Roll 1d6 <em>if you dare!</em></p>1. Roll on the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/magic-d20-or-oracular-icosahedron.html">Magic d20 or Oracular Icosahedron?</a> Tables!<br>2. Roll on the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-universal-resolution-system.html">Universal Resolution System</a> Table!<br>3. Roll on the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-variable-resolution-system.html">Variable Resolution System</a> Table!<br>4. Roll on the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-low-impact-reactions.html">Low Impact Reactions</a> Table!<br>5. Roll on the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-high-impact-reactions.html">High Impact Reactions</a> Table!<br>6. Roll on the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-player-character-reactions.html">Player Character Reactions</a> Table!<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-859219368963262862022-04-28T19:47:00.001-04:002022-04-30T17:37:12.171-04:00Table: Player Character Reactions<p>Why should monsters and non-player characters have all the fun with reaction tables? Why can't players make random decisions for their characters with their own reaction table? Now they can with the <b>Player Character Reactions</b> table! Let the dice decide! </p><p><b>Player Character Reactions</b></p><p>Roll 2d6 </p><p><i>The player character responds by...</i></p><table border="0"><tr><td>2</td><td>Fleeing (which is uncommonly wise).</td></tr><tr><td>3-5</td><td>Checking stuff (spells, weapons, equipment, did I mention spells?).</td></tr><tr><td>6-8</td><td>Fighting (as usual).</td></tr><tr><td>9-11</td><td>Sneaking (e.g. attempting to backstab in full view of everyone).</td></tr><tr><td>12</td><td>Parleying (or, to be more specific, lying).</td></tr></table><p>[The above is a table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-of-the-quasi-answerable.html">Table of the Quasi-Answerable</a>.] </p>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-5907047035657357982022-04-27T18:00:00.004-04:002022-04-30T17:36:33.305-04:00Table: High Impact Reactions<p>Are you weary of the same old reaction table churning out the same old reactions regardless of extenuating circumstances? Would you like to break up the monotony of casual adventuring with a bit of bloodshed? Then perhaps you need <strong>High Impact Reactions</strong>. Whenever your adventurers encounter a monster or nonmonster with an inclination for violence, roll on the <b>High Impact Reactions</b> table for an action-packed role-playing experience. Enjoy! <p><b>High Impact Reactions</b></p><p>Roll 2d6 </p><p><i>The being's reaction is...</i></p><table border="0"><tr><td>2</td><td>Berserk. Attacks anything and everything.</td></tr><tr><td>3-5</td><td>Furious. Attacks with unbridled ferocity.</td></tr><tr><td>6-8</td><td>Ambivalent. Alternately attacks and apologizes.</td></tr><tr><td>9-11</td><td>Excited. Wants to go killing and/or carousing with you.</td></tr><tr><td>12</td><td>Bonded. Wants to make a blood oath alliance.</td></tr></table><p>[The above is a table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-of-the-quasi-answerable.html">Table of the Quasi-Answerable</a>.] </p>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-29023768911370787752022-04-26T18:00:00.004-04:002022-04-30T17:35:35.508-04:00Table: Low Impact Reactions<p>Are you tired of the same old reaction table churning out the same old reactions regardless of extenuating circumstances? Would you like to break up the monotony of hack-and-slash adventuring with a bit of conviviality? Then perhaps you need <strong>Low Impact Reactions</strong>. Whenever your adventurers encounter a monster or nonmonster who might not fit the stereotypical profile, roll on the <b>Low Impact Reactions</b> table for a relaxing role-playing experience. Enjoy! </p><p><b>Low Impact Reactions</b></p><p>Roll 2d6 </p><p><i>The being's reaction is...</i></p><table border="0"><tr><td>2</td><td>Exasperated. Politely requests some time alone.</td></tr><tr><td>3-5</td><td>Dismayed. Asks to discuss it over tea.</td></tr><tr><td>6-8</td><td>Unsure. Asks to discuss it over coffee.</td></tr><tr><td>9-11</td><td>Interested. Asks to discuss it over alcohol.</td></tr><tr><td>12</td><td>Enthusiastic. Invites you to a party.</td></tr></table><p>[The above is a table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-of-the-quasi-answerable.html">Table of the Quasi-Answerable</a>.] </p>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-70569118025694530462022-04-25T19:00:00.003-04:002022-04-30T17:35:03.669-04:00Table: Variable Resolution System<p>The premise: Each time a player character attempts an action with an uncertain outcome, roll on the table below to determine the method of resolution. </p><p><b>Variable Resolution System</b></p><p>Roll 1d12 </p>1. Roll equal to or lower than stat.<br>2. Roll and add stat (or stat modifier) to beat difficulty.<br>3. Roll number of dice equal to stat to beat difficulty.<br>4. Roll and consult combat matrix.<br>5. Stat and difficulty are rated by die-step. Highest roll wins.<br>6. Stat and difficulty are rated via <b><i>Fudge</i></b> trait ladder. Resolve with 4dF.<br>7. Compare relevant stats and/or difficulty. Highest value prevails.<br>8. Flip a coin. Heads = success; tails = failure.<br>9. Throw darts. Player gets number of darts equal to stat; GM gets numbers of darts equal to difficulty. Highest score prevails.<br>10. Play Rock-Paper-Scissors. Player with advantage can call for best two out of three.<br>11. Play tiddlywinks. Victor prevails.<br>12. Break out the nerf guns.<br><p>[The above is a table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-of-the-quasi-answerable.html">Table of the Quasi-Answerable</a>.] </p>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-4326816936537834172022-04-24T19:00:00.005-04:002022-04-30T17:34:08.899-04:00Table: Universal Resolution System<p>Whatever the system, whatever the situation, you, too, can use the Universal Resolution System if you have an eight-sided die. Use it for combat. Use it for diplomacy. Use it for skills, stunts, feats, saving throws, or anything else that seems appropriate. </p><p><b>How Does it Work?</b></p><p>If you are at an advantage, roll two eight-sided dice and pick the highest result. If you are at a disadvantage, roll two eight-sided dice and pick the lowest result. If neither apply, just roll 1d8. </p><p><b>Go On...</b></p><p>Developed using the latest improv technology, the Universal Resolution System ensures that decisions are left to you... and chance... and really a combination of chance and your interpretation of the result... and what your GM allows... or what your players allow if you are the GM and you give them that leeway. </p><p>Try it! </p><p><b>Universal Resolution System</b></p><p>Roll 1d8 </p>1. Critical: Extreme No<br>2. No And... No Way<br>3. Yes, But... Not Really*<br>4. Perhaps<br>5. Definite Maybe<br>6. No, But... Yeah, Sure**<br>7. Yes And... Yes Way<br>8. Critical: Extreme Yes<br><p>* Also known as "Yeah, No."<br>**Also known as "No, Well, O.K., Fine."<br></p><p>[The above is a table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-of-the-quasi-answerable.html">Table of the Quasi-Answerable</a>.] </p>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-11404221413391900342022-04-23T18:00:00.004-04:002022-04-30T17:26:42.447-04:00Magic d20 or Oracular Icosahedron?<p><b>Can I ____?</b></p><p>Sometimes a player asks, "Can I [blank]?" Maybe you know such a player. Maybe you have been that player. There are many ways to answer that question, some helpful, some not so helpful, but if ever you wish to allow the supernatural to offer a guiding hand, here are some tables with the answers you just can't be bothered to formulate. </p><p>One table is based directly on the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_8-ball">Magic 8 Ball</a>, but requires the use of a <i>magic d20</i> instead (although a nonmagical d20 will suffice). The other table requires an <i>oracular icosahedron</i> (although, again, a nonmagical d20 is an acceptable substitute). Choose the table that best serves your needs, but if indecision strikes, you may always resort to a random method, e.g. roll any die — if the result is an even number, roll the <i>magic d20</i>; if the result is an odd number, roll the <i>oracular icosahedron</i>. </p><hr><p><b>Magic d20</b></p><p>Roll 1d20 </p><p><i>The answer to your yes-or-no question is...</i></p>1. My reply is no.<br>2. My sources say no.<br>3. Outlook not so good.<br>4. Very doubtful.<br>5. Don't count on it.<br>6. Better not tell you now.<br>7. Cannot predict now.<br>8. Ask again later.<br>9. Reply hazy, try again.<br>10. Concentrate and ask again.<br>11. Outlook good.<br>12. Most likely.<br>13. Signs point to yes.<br>14. As I see it, yes.<br>15. Yes.<br>16. Yes definitely.<br>17. Without a doubt.<br>18. It is certain.<br>19. It is decidedly so.<br>20. You may rely on it.<br><hr><p><b>Oracular Icosahedron</b></p><p>Roll 1d20 </p><p><i>The answer to your yea-or-nay inquiry is...</i></p>1. Fool! The answer is no, and all your ambitions are as dust!<br>2. Fool! The answer is yes, though you be ignorant of its implications!<br>3. No! And woe to you and your descendants!<br>4. Yes! And woe to you and the reputation of your ancestors!<br>5. No, for mortals such as you can never attain such lofty aspirations!<br>6. Yes, though you shall wish it otherwise!<br>7. No, if you don't mind offending Nature!<br>8. Yes, if you would offend the gods!<br>9. Not as mortals perceive it, no.<br>10. As mortals perceive it, yes.<br>11. The answer lies within you.<br>12. The answer is all around you.<br>13. Quest and you shall know.<br>14. Know and you shall perish.<br>15. It is known that there is no known answer.<br>16. Those who utter such a question draw the attention of alien gods or demons.<br>17. Not at this time.<br>18. Yes, but not for long.<br>19. Never.<br>20. Always.<br><p>[The above are tables of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-of-the-quasi-answerable.html">Table of the Quasi-Answerable</a>.] </p> Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-1042252879335941032022-04-22T20:01:00.007-04:002022-04-23T10:58:24.903-04:00Random Generator Month<p>April is <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/search/label/Random%20Generator%20Month">Random Generator Month</a> at <i>Applied Phantasticality</i>, and I have taken care to add that link/label to every April mega-table including the one I retroactively created for the first satirical tables I posted in 2013. Thus far, we have the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2013/04/table-of-tablecentric-tables.html">Table of Tablecentric Tables</a> of 2013, the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2020/03/table-of-many-tables-contains-tables.html">Table of Many Tables (Contains Tables)</a> of 2020, the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2021/04/expanding-unknown-table.html">Expanding Unknown Table</a> of 2021, and the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a> of 2022. Apparently, it's a self-imposed tradition now, so I thought it deserved a name. Happy Random Generator Month, readers! </p>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-20751577313329144822022-04-21T18:14:00.002-04:002022-04-21T18:14:43.535-04:00Table: Royal Gifts for Loyal Subjects (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Those few adventurers who have been of particular service to their rulers may be surprised with rare and usual gifts that befit the gratitude and, shall we say, eccentricity of their royal personages. This is the twentieth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Royal Gifts for Loyal Subjects</b></p><p>Roll 1d8 </p>1. An adamantite paperweight engraved with the recipent's name.<br>2. A "chair that rocketh" fashioned from mammoth tusks.<br>3. A lifesize origami paper golem folded in the likeness of the recipient.<br>4. A magnificent stuffed horse on wheels.<br>5. A painting entitled <i>Still Life with Turnip and Severed Head.</i><br>6. A pair of Slippers of Heavenly Comfort (nonmagical, but convince your feet of that).<br>7. A pet miniature purple worm, which, if not kept in its terrarium will soon become considerably larger.<br>8. A rare homing pigeon capable of breaking the sound barrier.<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-33742981139012564282022-04-20T00:00:00.002-04:002022-04-20T00:00:00.156-04:00Table: Misspells 4 (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>There seems to be no limit to the ways in which Mis-Spells can manifest thanks to spells misheard, mispoken, mistranslated, or even misspelled. This is the nineteenth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Misspells 4</b></p><p>Roll 1d30 </p>1. Bemuse Nurse<br>2. Bump<br>3. Carnation<br>4. Comprehend Luggage<br>5. Delayed Bliss Glitter Globe<br>6. Drawmij's Instant Cinnamon<br>7. Eerie Waiter<br>8. Firebowels<br>9. Fire Traipse<br>10. Gas<br>11. Hold Hamster<br>12. Hold Turtle<br>13. Legend Bore<br>14. Leomund's Tarp<br>15. Liar Shield<br>16. Lungs<br>17. Mirror Damage<br>18. Mordenkainen's Fainting Hound<br>19. Otiluke's Frozen Pear<br>20. Passwaffle<br>21. Power Word: Grill<br>22. Power Word: Shun<br>23. Score<br>24. Snow<br>25. Spittlerack<br>26. Time Stamp<br>27. Wader Bleating<br>28. Waste<br>29. Webbed<br>30. Wreath Magic<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-81263191232834145382022-04-19T00:00:00.004-04:002022-04-19T22:13:41.350-04:00Table: Birth Status (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>The professional adventurer may prefer to wear a cloak of mystery, but even the mysterious stranger came from somewhere. This is the eighteenth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Birth Status</b></p><p>Roll 1d20 or 1d30 </p>1. 1st child<br>2. 2nd child<br>3. 3rd child<br>4. 4th child<br>5. 5th child<br>6. 6th child<br>7. 7th child<br>8. 8th child<br>9. 9th child<br>10. 10th child<br>11. 11th child<br>12. 12th child<br>13. only child<br>14. adopted child<br>15. foundling<br>16. changeling (alleged)<br>17. twin (roll 1d12 to determine order for both)<br>18. triplet (roll 1d12 to determine order for all three)<br>19. quadruplet (roll 1d12 to determine order for all four)<br>20. quintuplet (roll 1d12 to determine order for all five)<br>21. raised by 1) wolves, 2) werewolves, 3) wolfweres, or 4) dogs (roll 1d4)<br>22. raised by 1) apes, 2) monkeys, or 3) proto-simians (roll 1d3)<br>23. raised by 1) squirrels, 2) raccoons, 3) opossums, 4) rabbits, 5) hedgehogs, or 6) capybaras (roll 1d6)<br>24. raised by chickens (or the poultry of your choice)<br>25. raised by 1) dolphins, 2) whales, 3) squid, 4) carp, 5) merpeople, or 6) plankton (roll 1d6)<br>26. changeling (for sure)<br>27. born of the union of divine and mortal flesh (i.e. a demigod)<br>28. created by act of spontaneous generation<br>29. reanimated from the tissue of a variety of corpses<br>30. began as a puppet carved from wood<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-19929571525639543632022-04-18T00:00:00.001-04:002022-04-18T00:00:00.141-04:00Table: Misspells 3 (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Is there no end to the number of Mis-Spells that arise due to instances of caster error, syntax error, or other phenomena? This is the seventeenth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Misspells 3</b></p><p>Roll 1d30 </p>1. Affect Normal Accent<br>2. Audible Glazer<br>3. Burning Hams<br>4. Cacaodemon<br>5. Clairannoyance<br>6. Clairavoidance<br>7. Console Elemental<br>8. Control Feather<br>9. Daze Floor<br>10. Delayed Blast Folderol<br>11. Detect Upheaval<br>12. Ice Stork<br>13. Incense Dairy Cloud<br>14. Infeasibility<br>15. Levitaste<br>16. Limited Fish<br>17. Magic Gar<br>18. Mass Infeasibility<br>19. Nystul's Magic Error<br>20. Protection from Upheaval<br>21. Reed Magic<br>22. Rolypolyform Other<br>23. Rolypolyform Self<br>24. Schlep<br>25. Shop Change<br>26. Serten's Spumoni<br>27. Teleknees<br>28. Trap the Vole<br>29. Water Bothering<br>30. Wizard Rye<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-66811566293645493432022-04-17T12:39:00.006-04:002022-04-17T18:08:01.907-04:00Table: Magical Hats (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Those who are fashion forward about their headgear will not hesitate to place these hats upon their pates. This is the sixteenth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Magical Hats</b></p><p>Roll 1d6 </p>1. Beret of Insouciance: Renders the wearer invulnerable to stress and mental or emotional attacks.<br>2. Bicorne of War and Peace: Turned one way, the wearer causes any interaction to escalate to immediate violence or threats thereof; turned the other way, the wearer causes any interaction to de-escalate to light conversation or sing-a-longs.<br>3. Fez of Residency: Will, when tossed and the command is uttered, expand into a fully furnished luxury domicile.<br>4. Mortarboard of Might: Will hold <strong>any</strong> amount of weight stacked or placed upon it with no harm to the wearer, who may stand, sit, or walk without fear of losing balance whilst so burdened.<br>5. Skull Cap of Thinking: Enables the wearer to ponder completely free of distractions; produces a lit candle hovering above the wearer's head when an idea is conceived. (Candle may be used normally.)<br>6. Wimpled Hennin of Electrical Spectacle: Enables the wearer to redirect electrical energy without sustaining injury, but at increased risk of static cling.<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-15309224122927208112022-04-16T11:29:00.003-04:002022-04-16T11:41:01.744-04:00Table: Misspells for Illusionists (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Mis-Spells (like <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2020/04/table-misspells-table-of-many-tables.html">these</a> and <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/04/table-misspells-2-unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">these</a>) happen to illusionists, too, and here is the table to prove it. This is the fifteenth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Misspells for Illusionists</b></p><p>Roll 1d20 </p>1. Blandness<br>2. Blurt<br>3. Ciaos<br>4. Continual Delight<br>5. Dankness<br>6. Detect Quizability<br>7. Distil Exhaustion<br>8. Duffness<br>9. Frog Cloud<br>10. Gazelle Deflection<br>11. Mist Direction<br>12. Moss Suggestion<br>13. Naan Detection<br>14. Paralegalization<br>15. Phantasmal Thriller<br>16. Prismatic Mall<br>17. Quizability<br>18. Shadow Puppets<br>19. True Sigh<br>20. Veal<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-47984383756874078372022-04-14T19:25:00.002-04:002022-04-14T19:36:43.344-04:00Table: Misspells 2 (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Our thaumaturgical troubleshooters work round the clock every day to uncover more Mis-Spells like those compiled <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2020/04/table-misspells-table-of-many-tables.html">here</a> from the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2020/03/table-of-many-tables-contains-tables.html">Table of Many Tables</a>. This is the fourteenth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Misspells 2</b></p><p>Roll 1d30 </p>1. Airy Wafer<br>2. Animate Bread<br>3. Blizzard Bye<br>4. Crowdkill<br>5. Conjure Sentimental<br>6. Detect Bevel<br>7. Dimension Boor<br>8. Doo-Wop Dimension<br>9. Explosive Runs<br>10. File Charm<br>11. Fire Crap<br>12. Flame Marrow<br>13. Flu<br>14. Hallucinatory Terrarium<br>15. Infantvision<br>16. Leomund's Secret Vest<br>17. Leomund's Tiny Hat<br>18. Massage<br>19. Meteor Shawarma<br>20. Mime Stop<br>21. Minor Glob of Vulgarity<br>22. Paste<br>23. Power Word, Fun<br>24. Prismatic Spore<br>25. Protection from Normal Missives<br>26. Rary's Pneumatic Depantser<br>27. Slop<br>28. Telepork<br>29. Wall of Irony<br>30. Wall of Rice<br> Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-69451737308754293822022-04-13T00:00:00.005-04:002022-04-13T00:00:00.178-04:00Table: Wandering Monsters 2 (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Once upon a time there was a <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2020/04/table-wandering-monsters-table-of-many-tables.html">Wandering Monsters table</a> that dwelled in the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2020/03/table-of-many-tables-contains-tables.html">Table of Many Tables</a>. It was lonely, however, so it was introduced to a new friend: <b>Wandering Monsters 2</b>. This is the thirteenth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Wandering Monsters 2</b></p><p>Roll 1d20 </p>1. Aerial Shirker. Frequency: More common than you would think<br>2. Ankleg. Number Appearing: 2<br>3. Beeholder. Armor Class: 10 [9]<br>4. Bissellisk. Move: Almost average<br>5. Carnivorous Silverfish. Hit Dice: 1 (subject), 10 (aristocrat)<br>6. Cloud Gerbil. Treasure Type: Nil<br>7. Dire Aphid. % in Lair: 0%<br>8. Eye Float. No. of Attacks: 1<br>9. Grape Ooze. Damage/Attack: 2-16<br>10. Grin Slime. Special Attacks: Uncontrollable smiling<br>11. Lungfish, Wild. Special Defenses: Disarming personality<br>12. Mint Flayer. Magic Resistance: 34%<br>13. Phase Earwig. Intelligence: Non- (as far as anyone knows...)<br>14. Rambling Mound. Alignment: Chaotic neutral<br>15. Rumorhazit. Size: L (quite L)<br>16. Slumber Hulk. Psionic Ability: Considerable<br>17. Tapioca Pudding. Psionic Attack Mode: Nil<br>18. Thought Snacker. Psionic Defense Mode: A variety<br>19. Wazzit. Note: Often employed as a familiar by absent-minded wizards<br>20. Wereweevil. Description: Resembles an ordinary weevil except for its palpable aura of malice.<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-40337783242062528742022-04-12T00:00:00.001-04:002022-04-12T00:00:00.146-04:00Table: Pointless Cantrips (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Why do a simple thing easily when you can marshal the tempestuous forces of magic to yield the same results by vastly more complicated means? Cantrips are the answer! Avail yourself of these fine feats of subwizardry to accomplish what nearly everyone can do with less effort. This is the twelfth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Pointless Cantrips</b></p><p>Roll 1d12 </p>1. Blow on Some Soup<br>2. Darn a Sock<br>3. Empty a Chamber Pot<br>4. Light a Candle<br>5. Pour Some Water<br>6. Sharpen Some Cutlery<br>7. Shine Some Boots<br>8. Stir a Pot<br>9. Sweep a Floor<br>10. Tap Someone on the Shoulder<br>11. Wash a Garment<br>12. Whisper to Someone Nearby<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-75838053179880285002022-04-11T05:00:00.002-04:002022-04-11T06:54:56.221-04:00Table: Interesting Aromas (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Those who are truly appreciative of appendices are aware of a little table called <b>Odors</b> on page 217 of the ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (1st edition) <i>Dungeon Masters Guide</i>, but as any good <b>DUNGEON DRESSING</b> aficionado knows, it lacks several examples of olfactory stimulation. To these discerning delvers I offer this unofficial table. This is the eleventh table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Interesting Aromas</b></p><p>Roll 1d20 </p><p><i>It smells like...</i></p>1. Blood.<br>2. A carrion crawler buffet.<br>3. Chlorine.<br>4. Death.<br>5. Despair.<br>6. Frankincense.<br>7. Glazed doughnuts.<br>8. A harpy spa.<br>9. A hill giant's undergarments.<br>10. A kobold lavatory.<br>11. Lemon zest.<br>12. A little too much perfume.<br>13. An odor out of space.<br>14. Patchouli.<br>15. Pumpkin spice.<br>16. Regret.<br>17. Sunbathing troglodytes.<br>18. A veritable musk factory exploded.<br>19. Victory.<br>20. Wet bugbears.<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-91198394285266357552022-04-10T09:15:00.005-04:002022-04-10T12:21:46.879-04:00Table: Unusual Sounds and Ominous Noises (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Here at last is the long-awaited yet unrequested (and completely unofficial) sequel to the <b>Unexplained Sounds and Weird Noises</b> table found in the hallowed pages (p. 217) of the <i>Dungeon Masters Guide</i> of ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (1st edition). Enjoy all new sounds and noises presented in glorious Unpredict-O-Bubblevision using state-of-the-art d30 technology! This is the tenth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Unusual Sounds and Ominous Noises</b><p>Roll 1d30 </p>1. beeping<br>2. belching<br>3. boinging<br>4. bonking<br>5. bubbling<br>6. burbling<br>7. flapping<br>8. flopping<br>9. flumphing<br>10. flushing<br>11. guffaw(ing)<br>12. gurgling<br>13. hacking<br>14. hiccupping<br>15. honking<br>16. jangling<br>17. pitter-pattering<br>18. sizzling<br>19. skittering<br>20. snicker(ing)<br>21. snogging<br>22. snort(ing)<br>23. soliloquizing<br>24. squeeing<br>25. squelching<br>26. squirting<br>27. stage-whispering<br>28. wheezing<br>29. yodelling<br>30. zapping<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-17758917914420212612022-04-09T00:00:00.004-04:002022-04-09T00:00:00.146-04:00Table: Foreign Attitudes (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>If you happen to find yourself in an unfamiliar land, try to learn as much as you can about local customs and attitudes <em>before</em> introducing yourself. This is the ninth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. <p><b>Foreign Attitudes</b></p><p>Roll 1d12 </p><p><i>In this land, strangers are...</i></p>1. Acknowledged by extending one arm, palm outward, and looking away.<br>2. Acknowledged with a condescending breaking of wind.<br>3. Acknowledged with a limerick of dubious appropriateness.<br>4. Acknowledged with a spit take.<br>5. Attacked instantly with whatever is at hand.<br>6. Ceremoniously distracted and unceremoniously robbed.<br>7. Greeted with a bow followed by a headbutt to the abdomen.<br>8. Greeted with an elaborate salute that requires practice to master.<br>9. Greeted with spontaneous song and dance.<br>10. Greeted with uproarious laughter.<br>11. Offered a ride on one's back to the nearest drinking establishment.<br>12. Offered as sacrifice to the local dragon, pit beast, cult leader, or godling.<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-24271174540531477562022-04-08T00:00:00.001-04:002022-04-08T00:00:00.138-04:00Table: Rumors at the Tavern (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>The rumors are true! Or false! Only the GM knows for sure... This is the eighth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Rumors</b></p><p>Roll 1d12 </p>1. "That wench there fancies you."<br>2. "The moths here scream with human voices when they die, so light no fires at night."<br>3. "The ghost of the tavernkeeper's wife haunts the cellar."<br>4. "The monkfish is delicious, but the bishopfish is divine."<br>5. "It's supposed to rain frogs tomorrow. Again."<br>6. "They say the old crone who lives in the hut at the edge of the village is not a witch."<br>7. "The king and his jester sometimes switch places."<br>8. "Invisible dragons migrate there for the mating season."<br>9. "Something about a hoard of treasure guarded by a monster."<br>10. "Pudding is prohibited in this land."<br>11. "Pudding is mandatory in this land."<br>12. "There are no laws or customs pertaining to pudding in this land."<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-90090895087704026162022-04-07T05:00:00.002-04:002022-04-07T05:00:00.157-04:00Table: Garden of Earthly Frights (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Every wizard's garden is known for its rare and unusual specimens. Roll as necessary on the table below to determine the prized plants of a particular practicioner of the magical arts. This is the seventh table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Garden of Earthly Frights</b></p><p>Roll 1d12 </p><p><i>In this wizard's garden, one may find...</i></p>1. blizzard peas<br>2. blood leeks<br>3. brain cabbage<br>4. catapultatoes<br>5. fell beets<br>6. garrotte carrots<br>7. hell melons<br>8. motile hogweed<br>9. murder thistle<br>10. parsely*<br>11. quivering lentils<br>12. razor lettuce<br><p>* The "p" is silent. </p>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-27667222149470784362022-04-06T00:00:00.002-04:002022-04-08T22:07:20.002-04:00Table: Exotic Pole Arms (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>No fantasy milieu is complete without an exhaustive list of medieval and renaissance pole arms... Try these! This is the sixth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Exotic Pole Arms</b></p><p>Roll 1d20 </p>1. beck peck<br>2. fauxrichard<br>3. filk<br>4. geezerama<br>5. glaize<br>6. halibutt<br>7. lopper axe<br>8. lucy hammer<br>9. ow pike<br>10. partipan<br>11. radiche<br>12. ransewer<br>13. sputem<br>14. vogue<br>15. willy hook<br>16. fauxrichard-filk<br>17. fauxrichard-geezerama<br>18. geezerama-vogue<br>19. glaize-geezerama<br>20. willy-geezerama<br>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1197678759994283970.post-31111329836294438772022-04-05T00:00:00.001-04:002022-04-05T00:00:00.138-04:00Table: Demihuman Variants (Unpredict-O-Bubble Table)<p>Insofar as there can never be enough playable demihuman options to satisfy players, here are a few more! This is the fifth table of the <a href="https://appliedphantasticality.blogspot.com/2022/03/unpredict-o-bubble-table.html">Unpredict-O-Bubble Table</a>. </p><p><b>Demihuman Variants</b></p><p>Roll 1d14 </p>1. Achromatic Dwarves<br>2. Mound Dwarves<br>3. Achromatic Elves<br>4. Coniferous Elves<br>5. Deciduous Elves<br>6. Dim Elves<br>7. Isthmus Elves<br>8. Neurotic Elves<br>9. Sober Elves<br>10. Garden Gnomes<br>11. Hothouse Gnomes<br>12. Philosophical Gnomes<br>13. Brandy Halflings<br>14. Lager Halflings<br><p>N.B. If a d14 is not available, use a d20 instead and reroll any result above 14. </p>Gordon Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12907319916602597979noreply@blogger.com0