Saturday, December 28, 2013

It's Kind of a Dick Move, But...

Where's the d12 random things chart? The short answer is it's here so it'll cost ya 50¢. You'll also get a fun creepy new monster to play with and a short adventure. The adventure is written to force bring together a group of strangers by making them all the victim of an inter-dimensional horror.

But what about the random chart?

It's d12 Strange Payments, the kind of things you might wind up owing a wizard. You know, "Go bring me the Tears of an Unloved Prince, and we'll be square" or "I need a Mother's Spite, in my lab, by next week, or else...". Things like that: weird, inscrutable, unpossible things. Though, not those two things. It's twelve different things. Maybe that's worth a couple quarters to ya?

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I still feel a bit like a tool so here's a bonus thing: Smuggler's Hole (which sounds a like a sex move).


After a tight squeeze and a blind drop, you'll land on the first slippery, rotten platform. Watch your step on the rickety stairs to the second.

Perpetually cool and damp, everything in these natural limestone caverns is coated in layer of fine-particled mud. Hot items are stored in the bucket. (Though the truly valuable things are hidden in the mud the bucket rests upon, by the truly agile.) 

It's an especially dangerous place, rumored to hold as many corpses as lost valuables. A famous scoundrel supposedly hid his greatest haul somewhere in these pits. The unfortunate fellow is said to have been hung for a minor offense before getting to enjoy his ill-gotten gains.

What's in the Bucket? d4
1 - The Baroness's Gold Necklace
2 - The Duke's Crystal Eye
3 - The Vizier's Ceremonial Mace
4 - The Princess's Best Dress 

What's in the mud? d4
1 - Small Rough Ruby (Worth 3d10 gp)
2 - Set of Cold Ivory Dice (Carved from Ice Dragon Bones. 2d6 x 10 gp if known to be Draconic Ivory, otherwise 1d6 sp.)
3 - A Purse with 45 Patinaed Bronze Coins (Ancient Money worth 2d10 gp to a collector [or about 1 gp worth of raw bronze]; One Coin radiates subtle magic. If swallowed, the coin will cure any disease. It can be swallowed more than once with the same effect...)
4 - The Last Will and Testament of the King (The King is still alive and in good health. The name of his heir is blank...)

Will someone try to kill me for taking this out of the mud/bucket? d4
1-3 - Yes.
4 - Nope. He/She's long dead or in prison.

What's in that chest?
The deed to an abandoned Barony and Manor House in the North, 1 small platinum needle (radiates faint magic), and a chalcedony signet ring with the image of a cut noose. While one's blood is wet upon the needle, even the most outrageous lie seems believable.
Plus, d4
1 - A Zombified Cobra (One shot of its poison still works.)
2 - Poisonous Mold Spores (Strong spirits or acidic liquids [like vinegar] will kill the spores.) 
3 - Odd Silver Coins (Actually they're arsenic.)
4 - A Very Angry Imp (He's Been in the Box for a While...)