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I’ve been studying all week for a board re-certification exam, and I was bored (pun intended) I noticed that there’s nothing like this published free online. Yes… I actually Googled this and discovered that there is no random stable of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) for use within an RPG. (exception: there are tables of fictional venereal diseases in Alpha Blue and in the Book of Erotic Fantasy, you should go buy these if interested)
Contrarily, add “carousing” to a search, and there are plenty of hits. Additionally, there is a long history sexually inspired RPG material, ranging from the simple random harlot table in the AD&D DMG to the aforementioned graphic material. But, apparently PC’s (whether male, or female, or “other”) are immune to these sorts of things? I’d rather believe there are condoms included in every pack of iron rations, but now I’m just getting silly.
Obviously this is a creative writing exercise. But also, I see this as another example of the Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich game (mandatory torture for anyone working in a corporate setting at “team building” events).
It was fun to write something that, I hope, clearly gives enough instructions to play a simple game. This is actually very hard; I really doubt that I did a good job at all! But it’s still fun to try.
I wanted to make something that’s probably unique. So, when you’re doing something you’re unfamiliar with? Stick with what you do know! My idea was to have players act out the process of taking a patient history that leads to making a diagnosis. And yes, I wrote it while at work and looking forward to the next night off!
There’s only a few posted so far, but Bugbears really caught my eye. Hilarious!
While I’m learning to draw maps; it’s probably obligatory to at least craft one maze. There is a lot going here in this one. There are two entrances/exits. An arcane circle. A small pool of water, certainly with something deadly beneath the water… Piles of rubble which may, or may not have anything to be found buried beneath. A couple secret doors, a puzzle, and an altar (or sarcophagus, or whatever else you want it to be).
Also called “The Temple of Pedestals”, Basim Temple is set into the end of a box canyon far from any civilization. Few sages remember to whom the temple was dedicated and rumors persist that a secret order of priests continue to maintain the temple.
Included in this temple are pedestals of various sizes. My personal idea is to create a puzzle involving these; note that there are 8 small ones in the entrance as well as 8 medium ones within the temple proper. Then, the one large one for …. Treasure? or DOOM!
In the northwest corner is an underground lake leading to…
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First version of a map for an adventure I’m working on. I don’t want to give away too much, so just a simple map this time. Key points include multiple small rooms behind secret doors, stairs to upper and lower levels, and an astronomically aligned summoning circle.
Super busy night at work, but I found some downtime to unwind and draw another map. Listening to some music and a weird thing a patient told me gave me an idea..
In the immortal words of Ozzy Osbourne:
Well I don’t want no preacher
Telling me about the god in the sky
No I don’t want no one to tell me
Where I’m gonna go when I die
Sitting at the bar of yet another overpriced roadside inn. At least this one has a gorgeous innkeeper’s daughter serving large mugs of spiced ale along with a nice smile. A gruff old dwarf pulls a chair from the table next to the adventurers, and without asking for permission, he sits it right next to the party and begins to to tell them:
“I’m goin’ ta die tomorrow, so I may as well tell someone, and it may as fucking well be you all.”
He pulls out a large map and unrolls it onto the table, pushing your mugs to the side to make room.
He points to a long range of mountains and says, “Right there. You get up this ravine here, and head north, you’ll practically walk right in to the entrance of the Dwarven fortress, Solitude.”
“Our king betrayed us. Cursed all of us. All for the love of a girl. You probably can’no’longer save our king, but kill the witch. Kill ‘er dead. Then sack the place if you wish, but free his lustful soul and avenge us.”
The Dwarven king is Boot Flagonslayer who broke faith with his God (insert name a of Dwarven God from your setting here) in order to gain favor with a girl whom he fell in love with. Then the new queen banished the entire dwarven clan.
The girl, is actually a succubus. Ya, you probably saw that one coming….
The name of the succubus is Amai’ha
When the clan was banished, a curse was placed on each member. The curse kills each dwarf on their next birthday. The gates to the dwarven fortress are permanently sealed until the curse is fulfilled upon every dwarf affected. The dwarf who has approached the group is celebrating his birthday a day early, drinking his sorrows away at the inn. Of course, he is also the last dwarf alive from his clan.
The map above, is for the second floor of this underground fortress.
Feasthall. 1a is a royal sitting area; essentially the feast hall doubles as a dwarven court as well. Secret doors allow escape in a pinch.
War rooms and administrative office areas
Stone bridge across a large crevasse
Wide staircases allow easier transportation of armaments from the workshops below to the armory here. Likewise, large staircases allow transportation to the upper levels where the market district is located.