Sunday, July 12, 2015

Die Drop or Drop Die Tables

     In recent months I have been seeing these more often, especially on G+. Some are plain, with sections blocked out and simply one word or a short phrase to let you know what happens. Then there are the elaborately illustrated and everything just looks beautiful, maybe there are no words, just an image to incite the mind. It was not until this past week that Tim Shorts posted one he had put together that I started wanting to do my own. Firmly fixed in my current DCC zine mania, I started with a table for Street Kids of Ur-Hadad and will get one together for Crawling Under a Broken Moon. I have a cigar box I like to stick whatever zines I am using for the game into, as well as rolling dice inside of it. Well that would be perfect to stick a paper with the appropriate table in the bottom of. Thanks for the idea, Jaques van der Merwe, I saw it in response to Tim's post.

     The purpose of my table will be to add a little something different when I next run folks through the neighborhoods of Ur-Hadad. I began with a list of things that I feel would be interesting for the PC's to encounter while winding along the streets, sewers and side alleys.

I ended up with eight different things
2.Gang Member
4.Gliding Monk/Immaculate Priest (weird/sci-fantasy element)
6.Debris (on a min or max die roll, it is something actually useful)
7.Screech Weasel Attack
8.Time/Space Event

Used a piece of scrap paper to block out where everything will go. This isn't necessary, you could just draw squares (or any shape, really) and write what you want each one to be.

My next step was to get my sketch pad out and get started, making it look like a street scene and I will add little things to the background to liven it up. When I finish it up, I'll post it here so you can get a good look at it.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to see a Die Drop table for Crawling Under a Broken Moon! Go for it!