Tuesday, January 28, 2020

OSE Encounter Activities - Acolytes (d100)

While leafing through Old School Essentials the other day, I was struck by another project idea: wouldn't it be wonderful to have at hand a few "Encounter Activity" tables for each of the Monsters in the Classic Fantasy Monsters tome in the same vein as my These Wood Elfs Are... and These Dwarfs Are... tables?

So I started with the first one:

Hopefully this will add a little additional flavoring to those randomly encountered or placed foes. I could also see some of the entries applying to the mysterious Drune of Dolemnwood fairly well. If there's enough interest, I might muddle my way through more as I get the chance. I welcome any suggestions for which Monster I should try to tackle next in the comments!

6 comments:

  1. No joke, I was just thinking about this yesterday for my homebrew mashup of Into the Odd and OSE. (Not about Acolytes, but about coming up with tables like your awesome "These Dwarves are . . " for various monsters.) Gonna steal your OSE Acolytes for sure. I'm running Caverns of Thracia, so Lizard Folk would be great. :)

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    1. @Anthony: Your Lizard Men are ready :)

      I'd love to hear how these work out at your table. Thracia is a blast if the players start pitting factions against each other!

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    2. I'd love to see how your hack worked out (I made my own version of same): https://yochaigal.itch.io/cairn.

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  2. I mean, it's not even really specific to OSE. It's just generally good stuff. Put it in a book with the wilderness hex stuff, you got my money.

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  3. Awesome post man!

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