Saturday, December 7, 2019

30 Minute Dungeon Guide: Room Prompts

Hey so you know how I made the 30 Minute Dungeon thing that blew up for a while? Well I've been working a little on refining it.

For those of you who may be new to the blog, the 30 Minute Dungeon method is something I came up with where you set a timer for 30 minutes and make a 10 room dungeon, using the following checklist for what must be included:

3 Empty Rooms
3 Combat Encounters
2 Traps
1 NPC
1 Special/Weird Thing

It took off and I compiled a collection of the dungeons I made, selling them in a pdf which got a justifiably mixed review by Skerples of Coins and Scrolls fame.

A big problem I had with the formula is I kept being repetitive with how I designed the dungeons and how I would sometimes waste time getting stuck not knowing what to do for rooms. So I decided to come up with some prompts that help me come up with ideas for rooms without being too specific, ultimately coming up with 6 prompts for each room type, therefore allowing me to roll a d6 to randomly determine the prompt.

Empty Room

1. Something that points the characters to an NPC
2. Something that tells the characters about the dungeon's history
3. Something that alerts the characters to a combat encounter
4. Something that alerts the characters to a special room
5. Something that alerts the characters to a trap
6. Something useful to the characters

Image result for dungeon
(From Dark Souls 3)

Special Room

1. Something that changes the characters who interact with it
2. Something physically impossible
3. Something that provides a boon for a sacrifice
4. Something that can result in great reward or terrible disaster
5. Something that seems ordinary but isn't
6. Something weird to witness/experience

Image result for the ring well
(The well in The Ring)

Non-Player Character

1. An ally
2. A villain
3. A victim
4. A rival explorer
5. A quest-giver
6. A weirdo

Image result for weird medieval art

Combat Encounter

1. A horde of weak opponents
2. One tough opponent
3. A weak opponent and their guards
4. A pair of tough opponents
5. A tough opponent and their underlings
6. A group of competent opponents, worthy adversaries to the characters

Image result for dont be afraid of the dark
(From Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark)

Trap

1. Something that will inconvenience the characters
2. Something that will kill the characters
3. Something that will incapacitate the characters
4. Something that will trap the characters
5. Something that will alert/summon enemies
6. Something that will separate the characters

Image result for D&D trap
(I think this is from 4e, and Jesus Christ it looks complicated)

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Miracle Workers


Hey, sorry for not posting in so long, things have been busy with college and work. Anyway, I have been working on revising JABOM (my house rules), ad came up with this potential new version of the priest/cleric class. It isn't playtested, but I thought I'd let y'all know how its turning out. Also featuring bad MSpaint art, because why not!!

Miracle Worker
You are a holy person, following strict rules of your faith to the letter. Through this piety and reverence of the divine, you are able to create miracles.
Level
HP
Attack Bonus
Special Abilities
1
6+CON mod
+0
Piety, Miracles
2
Add 1d6+CON mod
+1
+1 Magic Point, New Spell
3
Add 1d6+CON mod
+1
+1 Magic Point, New Spell
4
Add 1d6+CON mod
+2
+1 Magic Point, New Spell
5
Add 1d6+CON mod
+2
+1 Magic Point, New Spell

Piety

Write down 3 religious laws that your Miracle Worker must follow. This could include not eating certain foods, not wearing armor, not killing except in self defense, etc. Negotiate with the GM what these rules are, as they should be something that is legitimately somewhat challenging to maintain. If you ever break one of these laws, you immediately lose all of your special abilities. The GM should decide an appropriate way to regain your abilities. You also must choose 3 enemies of your religion (negotiate with your GM to make sure these categories are not too broad). When facing off against enemies of your faith, you gain a +1d6 bonus to attack, damage, and saving throw rolls, as well as a +2 bonus to your AC.

Miracles

At first level you know two spells, chosen from the Spells section, and have 1 Magic Point per day with which to cast them. Casting a spell expends Magic Points, which is restored to full at the beginning of each new day. For each level you obtain, you gain another Magic Point and learn a new spell, chosen from the Spells section.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Blogging Challenge: MSpaint Monster Manual


I'm not an artist, at least not a visual one, though I often wish I was. I enjoy doodling in MSpaint a lot, it helps pass the time and makes me happy, but nothing I make in there is really truly "art".

So the other day I thought, "Screw it, just doodle 5 monsters from the AD&D monster manual in MSpaint and put it on your blog. It isn't an art gallery, its a place for me to express myself and goof off", and so I did.

And I realized that I bet a lot of the rest of the blogosphere is similar, not having too much art experience and wanting to create something, but not really feeling competent in their abilities and expressing themselves. So here's a blogging challenge or whatever; crack open a monster manual or bestiary and just doodle a couple of the monsters there in MSpaint. This is just for funsies, you can spend as little or as much time as you want, go hogwild!

To kick things off, here are 5 of my MSpaint monsters!

I might do more of this, I might not. And who knows if this will actually take off or not, this could be the first and last MSpaint Monster Manual post. In any event, enjoy the garbage below!







Friday, October 25, 2019

The Volkov Institute

The History of the Institute

The Volkov Institute is a top secret international organization founded in the early 20th century to investigate, contain, and eliminate supernatural phenomena. It is named after the little known scientist, Dr. Ivan Volkov, a Russian immigrant to England, who first conclusively proved the existence of other planes of existence in 1887, through a device later called the Volkov Resonator. The first test run went fine, with Volkov and his machine disappearing and reappearing a few minutes later with a violet glow. Volkov claimed to have been in a supernaturally beautiful meadow, full of flowers with "alien colors" and wonderful scents. A few months later, Volkov presented his invention to the Royal Society, and had prepared a demonstration. He did not survive.


(From 1986's From Beyond)

Dr. Volkov, upon describing what his invention did, was met with disbelief and mockery. He had anticipated this, and so asked for a volunteer from the audience to join him on a journey to another plane. An elderly professor, one Alfred Wimberly, raised his hand, and so Dr. Volkov and Dr. Wimberly touched the machine as it was activated, disappearing in a blaze of strange violet light. The machine didn't reappear for 31 years. In 1918, nearly 20 miles away from the original demonstration, Volkov, Wimberly, and the Resonator reappeared in the middle of a poor family's home. Wimberly rematerialized halfway through a wall, and died after a few seconds. Volkov survived the reappearance, but was horribly traumatized by his experience, often repeating phrases such as "It is creeping in the colors and lurking in the light" and "Its eyes are empty its bones are brittle and yet it sees and leaps across the thistles". He died 48 hours after he rematerialized, and an autopsy showed that the cause of death was spontaneous total organ failure, though no medical explanation for this failure would ever be attained.

After World War 1, a secret meeting of the league of nations occurred, with representatives from various nations discussing numerous anomalous events and mysteries which plagued their country, including the mysterious case of Dr. Ivan Volkov. Deciding it would be best if there was international cooperation towards the investigation and containment of such things, the council founded the Volkov Institute a year later in 1919.

Fast forward to today...

You are agents of the Volkov Institute. According to the rest of the world, you are dead, your deaths faked by your respective governments and all traces of your existence wiped clean. In some circumstances, you may have even undergone cosmetic surgery to completely erase your former identity. You have sworn to defend humanity from the things that go bump in the night, the things which crawl just outside the thin walls of our reality.

You are nobody. You are the only thing standing between our world and extinction.

The Planes of Existence

What Dr. Volkov discovered in the 1880s was that all matter in the universe seemed to emit an odd sort of signal, detectable through complex instruments. Strangely, all matter emitted this signal at the same frequency, which seemed unusual to the doctor given the extreme variation of such materials. Volkov wondered what would happen if this frequency was raised or lowered, and began experimenting to create a device that would do just that. When he first tested what would someday be known as a Volkov Resonator, he was disappointed, as block of lead he used simply seemed to vanish into thin air, along with the machine. He presumed that it had simply been disintegrated, but only a few seconds later, the machine and the lead returned. It was soon apparent to Volkov that the matter was not destroyed, but moved to a state where he could no longer observe it.

All matter on a plane exists on a specific frequency. Matter of a one frequency cannot interact with matter on another, allowing multiple worlds to coexist with one another, overlapping but never touching. However, it is possible to change frequencies, to travel across worlds, and this sometimes even occurs naturally through strange storms which cause natural frequencies to change. Through these odd events, beings from Outside can come to our Earth. Most are confused, some are angry, but most are simply hungry.


(From The Void)

Beings from other worlds that have been transported to our own begin to emit the same frequency of our own native matter, but there are faint irregularities in the signal that can be detected through a device known as a Baumann Reality Irregularity Detector, though most field agents simply call them Ghostfinders.

What The Institute Does

The Volkov Institute receives funding from almost every major country, and has access to a large pool of field operatives who, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, are either dead or never existed. There operatives are assigned into squads of about 4-6 members, and these squads are given assignments based on their capability and experience.

There are three main kinds of assignments: Investigation, Containment, and Extermination.

Investigation Assignments
In situations like this, the higher ups at the Institute don't know what is going on, and need data and information. These tend to be the most common form of assignments, and include things such as exploring a supposedly haunted location, attempting to discover the cause of a mysterious death, or responding to reports of a monster sighting.

Containment Assignments
Sometimes, an anomaly is too hard to permanently remove, or too useful to simply get rid of, and so containment is the only logical solution. In assignments like this, the agents are sent to contain the anomalous activity. This would include things like acquiring and locking up a cursed doll, capturing a monster, or making sure that an otherworldly location is blocked off.

Extermination Assignments
If a situation is free from potential civilian casualties, and the need to be discreet is no longer necessary, the Institute sends in extermination teams. Heavily armed, these units are sent in to destroy whatever anomaly they encounter.

Standard Equipment For Field Agents

Field agents are typically equipped with the following items.
  • A sidearm, typically a semi-automatic pistol of some kind
  • False identification
  • An implanted disintegration device, set to go off automatically if the agent ever dies, or if it is attempted to be removed
  • A Baumann Reality Irregularity Detector
In addition, agents are typically given a decent amount of cash, and some form of transportation.

Mission Seeds

  • Dead bodies have been found in an American State Park, drained entirely of blood with strange bite marks. The agents are sent in, disguised as Park Rangers, to investigate.
  • A grocery store has been consistently having more people leave it than enter it, and nobody seems to have noticed. These people have been found to be involved in numerous violent crimes, and have no record of ever existing. The agents are sent in, disguised as FBI agents.
  • Astronomers at an observatory have discovered a new planet, evidently within our solar system, but it cannot be detected anywhere else. Strange things have been occurring at the observatory, and the agents are sent in to investigate, disguised as government officials from NASA.
  • Children have been going missing in a large city, only to be found dead days later, apparently due to old age. The agents are sent to investigate as members of the CDC, to pretend that the incidents are simply an unusual form of progeria, and to find out the true cause.
  • A small town has been experiencing a large number of UFO sightings. The agents are sent in, disguised as members of the US air force.
  • There have been 7 cases of spontaneous human combustion in the last week, the agents are sent in, disguised as detectives claiming that the events are due to a murderer, to discover the truth and put a stop to it.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Word Vomit: Dungeon City

Hi I haven't posted in well over a month, anyway here is a city that is perfect for casual dungeon crawl games. This is part of a series of posts called Word Vomit, where I basically throw something together and only lightly edit it, to try and combat my writer's block.


Dungeon City


This place doesn't seem so much like it was built as it was grown, with chaotic and twisted spires extending up high into the sky, held up by makeshift supports and bridges connecting various buildings.  Those who are rich live in the upper levels of the city, high above the ground, above the filth and squalor below. The city makes its income thanks to the Ultradungeon, a huge network of millions of tunnels and rooms that extends for miles underneath the city. Strangely, it seems to constantly shifting and evolving, growing just as the city seems to have, and within its depths are countless treasures, both monetary and enchanted. Through this, the city stays afloat, and many cargo ships leave its port laden with gold, jewels, and various magical items. In return, the rest of the world supplies Dungeon City with food and other necessities. 

(via oldbookillustrations.com)

Adventuring is a way of life for the citizens of dungeon city, and almost everyone in the city works towards this profession in some fashion or another. Smiths to manufacture the armor and weapons, apothecaries to make salves and potions to heal the wounds of the adventurers, accountants to keep track of the profits, and morticians to take care of the corpses of the fallen. And at the top of the hierarchy are the bosses, former adventurers who, through their efforts, became rich, and now fund expeditions done by contractors. These bosses will claim to have worked hard to reach their current status, but in truth, most of them simply betrayed their party and got away with the riches, or were just the lucky ones who survived the Ultradungeon.

Generally, contracted dungeoneers are paid a small portion of the treasure they acquire, and are supplied with equipment by their employer. Parties are also accompanied by an agent of the boss that hired them, who is equipped with some form of magical communication, in order to alert the boss of any developments. Contracted dungeoneers are also magically shackled, so their employer can track them. These shackles are removed after the expedition is completed.

Bosses are infamously eccentric, with many adopting titles like “sharp tooth mike”, “pegleg pete” “Captain goldblood”, or “the stabinator”. Bosses vary in terms of whether or not they give adventurers an “allowance” for equipment, how much that allowance may be, if they supply the party with gear, who/what their agents are, what percentage of the money the party gets to keep, etc.

Culturally Dungeon City doesn't really care much about if you're different or not, as long as you are willing to brave the Ultradungeon or otherwise contribute to its exploitation. Inhabitants of Dungeon City range wildly in terms of species, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality, and political views. Dungeon City is fairly lawless, with no formal government, everything is essentially run by the various businesses built around the Ultradungeon. As a result, corruption is extremely common, organized crime runs rampant, and ethics are a joke. There have been many attempted revolutions and takeovers by multiple different political groups, but none of them have ever really stuck. At any given time, 2 or 3 people will be claiming to rule Dungeon City.

The monsters of the Ultradungeon are similarly varied, and many seem to have just been born from the very walls. Many intelligent monsters seem to worship the Ultradungeon as a sort of living god, and some citizens of dungeon city join cults that believe the same.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Realms Of Gibbitude: A Mini Setting/Hack

What if D&D was a ridiculously over-the-top action movie/video game? This hack/setting is basically a dumb experiment with that concept. Don't take this setting seriously, its not meant to be genuinely interesting or deep or anything, play up the ridiculousness and absurdity. Everything should be as over-the-top and gonzo as possible. The action genre is silly.

The world as we knew it ended a couple decades ago. Nobody knows for sure what happened, everything was so fast. Now blood-soaked demons, cannibalistic mutants, berserk robots, and merciless aliens prowl the landscape, haunting the ruins of humanity's own hubris. This is Hell on Earth, and you're damned. But there is a glimmer of hope. There are rumors of a machine that can end you back to the past, to stop the apocalypse before it happened, but the road to this device is long and dangerous. To reach the time machine and save humanity, you must cross the

REALMS OF GIBBITUDE!!!


(From Pinterest, let me know if you know the source)

NEW RULES

SUPERHUMAN ENDURANCE!
At first level, Fighters have a base HP of 10, all other classes have a base HP of 8.

BEST OF THE BEST!
Roll 4d6, drop the lowest result, and arrange as one wishes for stats.

RIP AND TEAR!
If you kill an enemy with a melee weapon or your bare hands, you regain 1d3 HP instantaneously from the adrenaline rush.

GUNS AKIMBO!
You can dual wield weapons and make two attacks per turn. What kinds of weapons you can dual wield depends on your Strength score, as below

Strength Score Weapon Type
<10 No dual wielding
10-12 Light weapons
13-15 1 handed weapons
16-172 handed weapons
18 Heavy weapons

LUDICROUS GIBS!
When a player character rolls damage, their damage dice explode. This means if they roll a 6 on a d6 for their damage roll, they add another d6. If that d6 rolls a 6, add another d6, and so on and so forth until you stop rolling 6s. This replaces critical hits. This also applies for d3s, since a d3 is just a d6 divided by 2.

INFINITE BACKPACK!
Fuck inventory slots and weight and stuff, you can just carry any items you want.

New Species

Half-Demon: Reroll WIS and take the better result. You take 1d6 less damage from fire based sources. You have some minor demonic traits, like horns and sharp teeth.

(From the Hellboy comics)

Cyborg: Reroll STR and take the better result. You can see in the dark, using your cool red robot eye, and if you're wounded it reveals metal underneath. You don't need to eat or drink.

(From The Terminator)

Undead: Reroll CON and take the better result. You look human, roughly, but have glowing red eyes and pallid skin. You stink a little, but you're immune to disease.


(Caleb from Blood. I can't find the image source)

SAMPLE BADASS



(From, believe it or not, halloweencostumes.com)

Father Michael, the Demon Hunter

Michael used to be a simple country preacher before everything went to Hell in a hand basket. Cultists and demons attacked his church, which he had barricaded to protect his flock. When the creatures finally burst through, he felt a surge of holy inspiration, his eyes glowing red with power and he launched a burst of flame from his fingertips, annihilating the cultists, before finishing off the remaining demons with a shotgun he took from one of the fallen. Ever since that day, he has traveled the land, fighting the forces of darkness.

Human Priest 1
HP 9
AB: +1
AC: Light+1 (13)

STR 16+2
DEX 13+1
CON 14+1
INT 8-1
WIS 14+1
CHA 9

2 Pump Action Shotguns (2 handed ranged weapon, 1d6+2 damage, +2 to hit)
50 shotgun shells
Longcoat (light armor)
Holy symbol
Chainsaw (heavy melee weapon, 1d6+3 damage, +3 to hit)

Can repel 1d6 HDE of unholy beings for 1d6 rounds once per day

Spells:
Fireball
Decompose/Restore Corpse

Heal Wounds

Sample Monster

(From Games Workshop)

Goatman Raider
HD 2
AC light (12)
ATK 2 weapons or 1 heavy weapon
DMG 1d6+1 each or 2d6
HDE 2

The original goatman was a failed genetic experiment that roamed the woods of Maryland but after the end, the radiation did something odd to his DNA, causing him to begin to reproduce asexually, splitting in half into two new goatmen. Soon, the scourge spread across the land, and now gangs of goatmen raiders are common. Goatmen are very strong, and often wield extremely heavy weapons.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

House Rules Update!!!! V2.5



Please look at my house rules I'm begging you

I changed some stuff relating to saving throws, monster creation, restocking megadungeons, added some tables for miniature rules, and probably some other things I forgot. Please take a look!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Dragons on Erath


I don't really like how traditional D&D dragons work. They don't seem to give off a coherent feeling to me, they don't seem to have a proper soul if you will. This could just be me, but they just feel so boring.

Maybe its the huge number of kinds of dragons that exist that makes them so boring to me, or maybe its the fact that they have a high level of intelligence and then do basically nothing but lie around in caves all day or eat a few peasants. It just doesn't sit quite well with me.

When I think of my idealized dragon, these are kind of what they look like;


(From Dragonslayer)




(These two are unknown sources, please let me know if you know who the artists are so I can credit them)

I don't like the more mystical side of dragons, with spell-casting and shape shifting and magic and stuff like that. When a dragon is around things should be messed up. Its not natural at all, it destroys entire ecosystems and razes villages to the ground, and it does so without a hint of remorse or thought. It hoards gold, jewels, and other objects like a gargantuan magpie for no reason other than that it likes the shininess, and won't hesitate to kill to get a single penny more. There is no divine intelligence or knowledge held within, only a predator's need to kill.

This doesn't mean there aren't dragon cultists though, inevitably someone will find out that if you keep the dragon well fed, it won't kill, and thus the sacrifices of cattle begin, followed by worship, followed by human sacrifice.

Dragons probably are going to be the only thing in their dungeon if they're around, aside from maybe some dog-sized mites that fell off of its scales or a few incredibly dedicated cultists.

Anatomy

Dragons are not a singular species, but rather a group of very similar animals. Universally, dragons have the ability to spew fire, and are always reptilian in nature, with at least 2 clawed limbs, but aside from this, much is variable. Some dragons are wingless, and possess only 2 nearly-vestigial arms to drag themselves around. Others have 4 powerful legs and large wings extending from their backs. Variations in color abound as well, typically reflecting their environment.

Okay But Where Do They Come From?

Dragons are basically a weird kind of dinosaur that survived the mass extinction event that caused the end of the Serpent-folk empire. Instead of just dying like most of the other dinosaurs, the dragons dug some burrows, and slept, saving their energy. They were buried under tons of rubble and dust and earth, hiding until the time is right. Yes, this does mean that most dragons are literally millions of years old, holdovers from another time.

Most of the time, dragons are awoken by earthquakes exposing strata that haven't seen the light of day in eons. This has led to some people believing that earthquakes is the very ground itself going into labor to birth forth a dragon. Sometimes, however, dragons are uncovered through human efforts, typically mining operations.

Combat Statistics

Dragon
HD 5 to 15
AC heavy+shield (17)
ATK 2 claws, 1 bite, or breath weapon
DMG 1d6+2 each claw, 2d6 bite, special
HDE HD+3

Depending on the maturity of the dragon, these beasts can vary greatly in size. A typical adult dragon is the size of an elephant, and has 10 HD, while a truly ancient one may be as large as a whale, with 15 HD. Depending on the dragon, it may or may not have wings and be capable of flight.

A dragon's most defining trait is its ability to spew forth a jet of white-hot flame. This breath weapon automatically hits anything in its path, and deals damage equal to the dragon's current HP. A saving throw can be made to halve the damage.

Dragon Mite
HD 1/2
AC light (12)
ATK 1 bite
DMG 1d6-1
HDE 1/2

In many cases, the parasites that afflicted the ancient dragons manage to survive in stasis with their hosts. Dragon mites are about a foot in length, and resemble large ticks. They are nearly unnoticed by the dragon, and many often fall off and scurry into the darkness, where they look for new hosts. Though their mouthparts are built to drink only harmless sips of blood, they can be used as a dangerous shiv when the creatures feel threatened.


(By Dack9 on wikipedia)

Friday, August 2, 2019

Beholders SUCK!!!!


Beholders suck, they're stupid, this is dumb.

Look at this stat block, just look at it. There isn't a proper, easy to roll hit dice number, they give you  range of 45-75. How the hell am I supposed to generate that?? 44+1d30??

And the armor class, this is just ridiculous, it has 3 different ACs. Judging by the description, you have to roll percentile dice to determine where you hit it before you can roll to attack just so you can figure out what armor class you're rolling against.

And how does it attack? Well it has a bite attack for 2d4 damage, and generally then you have to roll 1d4 to determine how many magical attacks it gets, through which it is implied you have to roll a d10 that many times to determine what different magical attacks it uses. Oh, and also it has an anti-magic ray, because screw you if you're a magic-user and you wanted to have a fun time.

Also I'm just realizing you have to keep INDIVIDUAL TRACK OF ALL 10 EYE STALKS' HP???? OF WHICH THEY HAVE 8-12 EACH?? EACH FLIMSY EYE STALK HAS MORE HEALTH THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON.

Okay, lets say you do get into combat with this thing and everything is set up and you can get past all that. Now, in order to find out what its magical attacks do you have to OPEN ANOTHER BOOK TO CHECK WHAT THE SPELLS DO!!!!!!

Oh, and what is the alignment of a creature for whom running combat is an absolute chaotic nightmare?

Lawful evil.

We can fix this.

Beholder
HD 14
AC heavy+shield
ATK 1 bite + 1d6 magical attacks (automatically hit)
DMG 1d6+1

Magical Attack Table:
1. Hypnotize: Target must make a saving throw or obey a command made by the beholder
2. Laser Beam: Target must make a saving throw or take 3d6 damage
3. Paralyze: Target must make a saving throw or be unable to move for 1d6 rounds
4. Push: Target must make a saving throw or be flung 1d6x10 feet away, taking 1d6 damage in the process
5. Blind: Target must make a saving throw or be blinded for 1d6 rounds
6. Terrify: Target must make a saving throw or be affected with abject, supernatural terror, attempting to flee the battle and trying to kill anything that gets in their way. This lasts for 1d6 rounds.

Every time a beholder takes 6 damage or more, the beholder takes a -1 penalty to determine how many magical attacks they get to make, representing an eye being cut off.

There, no more stupid to-hit percentile rolls, no more page flipping, no more anti-magic ray, no more variable amount of eye rays which can hit given the angle which someone attacks it at, no more stupid eye stalk HP.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Random Dungeon Name Generator

I have been on a roll with d66 tables recently, and I know its getting boring fast, but have one more for your trouble, this one I actually have used in an earlier form for my solo game (and I do need to catch up on play reports and post those soon).

You could also use this table to generate names for individual levels of a megadungeon, which I'm certain would turn into a very odd place indeed.

D66
Place
Descriptor
Noun
11
Abattoir
Tenebrous
Delights
12
Oubliette
Prehuman
Death
13
Charnel House
Unearthly
Dead
14
Manor
Demoniac
Torment
15
Estate
Eldritch
Antiquity
16
Tower
Hellish
Terror
21
Cathedral
Impossible
Horror
22
Sewers
Rotten
Doom
23
Tunnels
Eternal
Monstrosity
24
Cavern
Pestilent
Skull
25
Mine
Unnatural
Necromancer
26
Castle
Ancient
King
31
Fortress
Forbidden
Queen
32
Labyrinth
Infernal
Lord
33
Dungeon
Verdant
Lady
34
Laboratory
Fungal
Fear
35
University
Putrescent
God
36
Tomb
Blood-stained
Goddess
41
House
Hedonistic
Deity
42
Ruins
Royal
Court
43
Temple
Nameless
Army
44
Mausoleum
Unreal
Treasures
45
Cabin
Unrelenting
Bones
46
Palace
Mournful
Statues
51
Library
Foul
Violence
52
Monastery
Dream-like
History
53
Vault
Filthy
Stars
54
Catacombs
Terrible
Secrets
55
Pyramid
Corrupted
Masks
56
Ziggurat
Nightmarish
Corpses
61
City
Ecstatic
Sword
62
Halls
Otherworldly
Machine
63
Chambers
Haunted
Void
64
Hive
Unhallowed
Netherworld
65
Prison
Primeval
Sorcerer
66
Sanctum
Vile
Prophet

Also, I have decided to include a random button, using this tool here




I hope this is useful to y'all!


(From Bloodborne)



Monday, July 22, 2019

Demonic God Generator: Redux


(Art by Jeremy Jarvis for 3.5e D&D)

I was originally gonna call this post Demonic God ReGenerator but then I was worried people would be confused and not click on it. Anyway a while back I made a random demonic god generator with 20736 possible combinations, and this expanded version should have 1679616 possible combinations. Have fun!

D66
Epithet
Domain
Form
Cult Markings
11
Bringer
Destruction
A human
Members of the cult take on some of the features of their deity
12
Eater
Monsters
A human with animal-like features
All members are undead, walking rotting corpses
13
Scholar
Nature
A worm/serpent
Cult is only formed from animals, no humans
14
Harbinger
Caves
A dragon
Can only consume human flesh and blood
15
Priest
The Void
A being of pure energy
All members are monsters
16
Slayer
Death
An inanimate object
Are covered in tattoos
21
Hunter
Oceans
A celestial body
Oddly colored eyes
22
Harvester
Fire
A hybrid of two or more different animals
Are inhuman creatures wearing disguises
23
Traveler
Decay
The form of whatever being it possesses
Disguise themselves as members of another, more accepted religion
24
Watcher
Shadows
Liquid
All cultists look similar
25
Speaker
Forgotten Things
A machine
They bleed a color other than red
26
Seer
Industry
A constantly mutating mass of flesh
They never sleep
31
Mother
Forbidden Knowledge
A giant arthropod
They smell very unusual
32
Father
Mutation
A tentacled mass
Are covered in painful looking piercings
33
Parent
The Apocalypse
An amorphous blob
All members suffer from minor mutations
34
King
Blood
A giant humanoid
Too wide mouths
35
Queen
Hate
A living shadow
Telekinetic powers
36
Monarch
Greed
A wild animal
Tongues cut out
41
Lord
Wind
A tumor growing from someone’s back
The cult is linked in a hive mind
42
Lady
Undeath
A stinking fog
The cultists have minor regenerative abilities
43
Noble
Corruption
An enormous, organic building
A public figure is a member of the cult
44
President
Lies
A huge, monstrous face
The cultists act wild and feral
45
Creator
Disease
Impossible to describe
They are eternally youthful
46
Philosopher
Cruelty
A horrible mathematical equation
They are hypnotized and act against their will
51
Keeper
Dark Magic
A different deity it pretends to be
They take copious amounts of drugs
52
Husband
Murder
An angel
They run a charity as a front
53
Wife
Doom
An emaciated humanoid form
The cultists are all talented artists of some kind
54
Spouse
Torment
A human fetus
The cultists are all scholars
55
Painter
Parasites
A metallic orb
They don’t blink
56
Writer
Cannibalism
A glowing crystal
They are possessed
61
Whisperer
Thoughts
The rotting corpse of an unknown animal
They give birth to demons through immaculate conception
62
Haunter
Atrocity
A deep sea fish
Their eyes reflect light like a cat
63
Beast
Rage
A supernaturally beautiful human
They don’t know their god is demonic
64
Master
Disturbing Beauty
A geometric shape
They are all supernaturally beautiful
65
Mistress
Blinding Light
A disembodied body part
They are unnaturally strong
66
Source
Nightmares
An arcane symbol
They put out their eyes

Apit-Rogog, Master of Nightmares

Apit-Rogog is a demonic god that lurks in a Hell accessible only in the darkest of dreams. To those trapped in nightmares, he has sway over. He can appear to these people suffering in their own personal Hells and offer freedom and salvation, in exchange for their service. After he makes his victims swear fealty, he causes them to wake up, but can now contact this newly minted cultist through telepathy. At any point from then on, he can plunge his cultists into nightmare at will as punishment for disobedience.

The cult quickly is ordered to found a new church, posing as whatever religion is most popular and accepted, and to offer salvation to all who want it. Secretly, however, the cult's goal is to instill nightmares in their congregation, telling tales of what will happen in the end of days and the horrendous suffering that will be experienced by the church's attendees if they do not seek salvation. Once the church-goers are sufficiently terrified, they may have nightmares horrid enough for Apit-Rogog to enter through.

Apit-Rogog wants to eventually enter this world and consume it, but he needs enough followers to complete the ritual to do so. In his true form he resembles a vast living shadow, capable of blocking out the sun.


(From Elder Evils for 3.5e D&D)

Daufix, Slayer of Forbidden Knowledge

There are some things humanity is not meant to know, and when such secrets are uncovered, Daufix awakens. In the vast blackness of space, Daufix floats among the stars, a vast, miles-long semi-human face. After some unfortunate scholar discovers a secret he was never meant to know, Daufix opens its enormous cavern of a mouth and screams, its voice telepathically ringing in the ears of its cultists, who set off to kill the being that offended it.

The cult of Daufix is small, consisting of millennia old astrologers, dressed in elaborate cloaks and with the faces of the young. Over the years they have become master assassins, skilled at finding and exterminating those who know what they ought not to know. So long as they faithfully serve Daufix, they will live forever.