Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Red & Pleasant Land - Increasing the Evocativeness of Table Names


Previously I had lamented that while some of the tables in the book were wonderfully evocative, like Fees & Taxes Demanded by Members of the Pale House" and "Idiotic Voivodja Filibuster Conversation Openers" or even "Intercepted Communiqué" or "Perplexities In the Interior (Common)" others were fairly bland, such as "D100 Events" and "Objects". Here then, is the list of tables found in A Red & Pleasant Land that I took it upon myself to rename. Hopefully my new names are more evocative.

Originals
Renamed
Page
Guest Color
What is the peculiar hue of that Guest?
48
Guest Purpose
For what Dread Purpose has the Guest come to visit Voivodja
48
Attributes (D100)
What gruesome attributes distinguish this Guest?
49
Powers (D100)
What terrible and otherworldly powers does this Guest possess?
50-51
Random Encounters
Inhabitants randomly encountered by intruders in the Castle Cachtice
88
Random Encounters
Members of the Red House and other creatures encountered by interlopers in Castle Poenari
111
D6 Dueling Injury
Greivous injuries (and one insult) sustained when dueling
143/153
D20 Adventure Hook
Hooks to ensnare adventurers as they travel Voivodja
148
D100 Animal
A hundred entries containing more than one hundred various beasts to populate Voivodja
149
Encounters
Various and sundry encounters which can occur in Voivodja's Interiors, Gardens and Forests during both the Day and the Night.
154-155
D100 Events
Events which may or many not occur within the confines of Voivodja
156
Objects
Unusual objects which nonetheless are found with some frequency in Voivodja
170
Relationships Between NPCs
Relationships benign, malign and other between persons and intelligent creatures in Voivodja
174

1 comment:

  1. we named them like that to make them easy to find in alphabetical order

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