vrijdag 29 juli 2011

The Hazards of Love

This saturday I'm part of ConstanCon 2011, at GMT 19:00 and PST 11:00 I will run a short game of DnD 3.5.

For those who are not familiar with 3.5:
Pick a class, a race and roll abilities (4d6 drop lowest). We will smooth it out together.

For those who know the 3.5 system:
Create a level 2 character, roll 4d6 drop lowest for abilities, with equipment worth 300 gp.
Use these condensed skills instead of the normal ones:
Stealth (Dex) = hide + move silently
Perception (Wis) = listen + spot + search
Disable Device (Int) = disable device + open lock
Diplomacy (Cha) = diplomacy + gather information
Acrobatics (Dex) = Balance + Tumble
Linguistics (Int) = decipher script + forgery + (1 speak language per 2 ranks)

Characters are presumed to be already a group and are on the road from point A to point B, on the road Adventure happens. The adventure will at least feature talking skulls, heartbroken wizards and halucinogenic mushrooms.
The game will take around 2 hours. I can be contacted via bennetakkerman (at) hotmail (dot) com.

woensdag 27 juli 2011

occurrences in a weird forest

It's Gary Gygax's birthday. It's the first post of this blog. Let's celebrate by sharing this half of  a d100 table of occurrences in a forest. Complete table will follow later.

D100 occurrences in a weird forest:
  1. 1       A fox dances on its hind legs, disappears when noticed.
    2.       Leaves rustle, but there is no wind.
    3.       Wind blows, but the leaves don’t rustle.
    4.       A root unearths itself, tripping a character.
    5.       A frog carries a crown towards some place.
    6.       A progression of people wearing animal masks is solemnly chanting.
    7.       A silver piece is found in the liver of an animal.
    8.       Waking up, a character finds feathers braided in his/her hair.
    9.       A voice is heard singing. If the pc’s follow the voice, they have high chance of getting lost.
    10.   A wooden creature, looking similar like the Slender Man, is stalking the pc’s.
    11.   A tree is found, bearing feathers instead of leaves.
    12.   An hole is found, it seems to go on forever.
    13.   At night, pc’s can spot moving lights in the distance.
    14.   Wooden copies of the pc’s are found below a felled tree.
    15.   When cut, a tree leaks blood instead of sap.
    16.   A giant humanoid tree is found. It doesn’t move or talk. Creatures in a time stasis can communicate with it.
    17.   Upon waking up, the pc’s find their weapons dangling inches above their head.
    18.   Normal animal encounter, but the animal can only be hunted/ hurt/ killed if the pc’s rhyme.
    19.   One of the pc’s is infected by a fungus. Spends his/her day sick, at the end he/she vomits d100 sentient shroomlings.
    20.   A delicious smell leads the pc’s from the path to a set table with an enticing meal on top of it.
    21.   Branches seem to deliberately brush pc’s as they walk past.
    22.   An ugly plant is found, if consumed the eater transforms into a troll over the course of 3d10 days.
    23.   Magical animal with dark intentions.
    24.   Fey passes as human, trades magical items for body parts of the pc’s.
    25.   Part of the forest is in greytones.
    26.   Something is whispering things to the PC’s in an unknown language.
    27.   Cave feels like home.
    28.   Specific mushroom allows the eater to see through skin.
    29.   Specific berry lets the eater see dark blots instead humanoids.
    30.   At night, owl calls seem almost humanlike.
    31.   A tree of flesh and bones is found. Eating it is a bad idea.
    32.   Fey offers a service now in turn for a service performed by the pc’s in the future.
    33.   The dead dance.
    34.   Murky lake seems to beckon.
    35.   Rations have gone moldy in one day.
    36.   Familiars or animal companions (if any) seem to mistrust the pc’s for one day.
    37.   Screams are heard.
    38.   PC wakes up with memories of different person for one day.
    39.   The whispering won’t stop.
    40.   Flower vaguely looking like a woman, if eaten a male will transform into a female over the course of several days. Female gains a beautiful singing voice.
    41.   Freak weather.
    42.   Animals seen dining on dead humanoid using cutlery.
    43.   During night, roots attempt to strangle sleeping pc’s.
    44.   Pc’s can hear nothing more than birds singing.
    45.   Woodpecker bores holes in the bones of a giant.
    46.   Night is 16 hours long.
    47.   Goblin challenges pc’s to a game. Weird stakes.
    48.   Gems hatch as beetles.
    49.   Standing stone has a heartbeat.
    50.   Rations have become hard as stone.