I realize this blog has been horribly inactive lately. I do intend to fix that, but the main problems are my schedule (busy) and generally the fact that I haven't really had a direction I wanted to go in the blog for a while now. In the interest of fixing that, I'm starting a series called "Ready Reference" with table-useful charts for your dungeon or wilderness sandbox. We'll see what kind of schedule I can get them on. So without further ado...
What's Dripping from the Ceiling? (1d10)
- Ordinary cave slime. No effect if touched.
- Highly acidic cave slime. Will eat away leather/wood or etch patterns in metal if contacted. 1d3 points of damage if exposed to bare skin.
- Cave slime carrying an exotic disease. Save vs. Poison or characters contacting the slime contract the disease. Refer to your favorite disease rules.
- Ordinary cave slime. Contains a strong pigment (determine color randomly) and will permanently stain any object or creature coming into contact with it.
- Phosphorescent cave slime. Bioluminescence is enough to see within 5'. Skin or objects coated with slime will retain this luminescence for 1d6 turns.
- Blood. 25% chance that it contains a blood-borne disease.
- The residuum of a powerful magical entity that existed centuries ago. Roll 1d6 to determine an attribute, and a second d6 to determine attribute change. On 1, 2 or 3, subtract the number rolled from the attribute; on 4, 5, or 6, subtract 3 and add the difference (1, 2, or 3).
- The reproductive fluid of a demonic entity. Anyone coming into contact with it must make a saving throw vs. poison or become pregnant with the spawn of this demon. (Note that this does not discriminate by gender.)
- Cave slime that is conspicuously green, but totally harmless.
- Green slime (q.v.).
Bloody hell, Wayne, what's going on?!ReplyDelete
-Spalding (whose "blog" was inactive for two years)
In all seriousness, your "OD&D Setting" series was absolutely brilliant. It was one of the best OD&D commentaries I've ever read. You have nothing to apologize for.
11. Ordinary (and drinkable) water. But there's something really creepy about the way that it...well...drips.
Very nice. I will definitely be using this table.ReplyDelete