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Wizard Dawn

UPDATE: It seems that Wizard Dawn has moved hosting once again, this time to https://osricrpg.com/wizardawn.

I happened across a site called Wizard Dawn some while ago and I just want to take a minute or three and just express the amount of badassery there. Like it is ridiculous. I believe I was on the kick for just generators. Name, loot, you know, the usual kind. I then found this hidden gem.

I don’t know the whole history here but this site was a site that was taken over by anther site and is currently hosted on a site that is not updated anymore(Its all here and here). & Magazine has some offerings at their download page also.

Back on point though, Wizard Dawn is a beast of a collection of generators for OSR stuff including AD&D(1979), D&D(1981) and from something I’ve mentioned before at this site, Swords and Wizardy(He wrote the Quick Primer to Old School Gaming linked here, he also has the rule book linked for download at Wizard Dawn).

Just the maps generator. Look at all the others on the side there.
A Dyson Logos design the maps generator above spits out. They all have this flavor… except for;
This one is the Infinite Zero selection which just love man. Its light on the details but ts gorgeous.

Now don’t get all nuts because thats just the one map generator from the image above. See below for the Dungeon Generator and its crazy amount of options and a small example of what it spits out under that.

I’m just going to stop here because you probably should have just gone there by now to check this place out. I do want to point out though that I think the generators can change debating on which game system you have chosen. It is worth playing around with. These guys need a patreon.

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OrcPub2

(Ed: Well shit, I just skimmed the reddit page and saw they will be shutting down orcpub but they have moved it to https://www.dungeonmastersvault.com/ – I just learned this and orcpub is still up so I’m leaving all this here for now. I will be playing with Dungeon Masters Vault and hope to make an updated post) (Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/orcpub/comments/bjzb9v/orcpuborcpub2_to_be_shut_down/ – At the bottom it mentions April Fools and Orcpub is still up sooo…. I’m just going to leave this here….)

First and foremost I want to emphasize that I’m not on the bleeding edge of roleplaying news. I don’t keep up on what classes are going to be rolling out from the Unearthed Arcana(Artificer anyone?). As much as I should I haven’t read all the books. Now don’t get me wrong because that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy my role playing because I do, I just take it as meaning I don’t get all into min-maxing and character options because I’m probably cut and dry compared to most people. Which brings me to bringing up this website;

Click it for the link!

I found this place some time ago when I was looking for character building websites to just see what was out there and could help me out. Now, straight off the bat I need to mention this site isn’t super helpful without importing some things which I will link towards the bottom. Wizards pulled some copyright things in 5e and I guess some things(most?) are not open source anymore so this site can’t use a lot of stuff straight out of the book. You can sign their petition to try to help get licensing to orcpub2 by Wizards by signing their petition here but its past its time and had 34,000 some signatures.

I personally have about 5-6 characters saved on here because my last DM said he might be running something that would kill us so I just spent a few hours and punched a few guys up. Some mean more to me than others.

Everything yous can dos theres.

The biggest thing I personally use it for though is the character builder which imho is spectacular and smooth as butter. It tells you whats missing, what needs to be filled in and makes everything nice and pretty for you. It can even spit out a nice looking pdf for you.

Now, here is the caveat with this site like I mentioned above, Wizards put some conditions on their material so their can’t use some(many!) sources. You can import sources in though if they are in certain formats. You would be looking for .orcbrew files. There are people out there that create these files of the Wizards sources that you can take and import into Orcpub which make the site much more than it is straight out of the box. I recommend their reddit page.

You will want to join their discord server at: https://discordapp.com/invite/cdThAG5 – Once on their server you will want to take a look around and you should find the orcbrew area. Take that file and goto My Content -> Content List then to Import and upload. Boom, should be done. Check the boxes for the sources you want and don’t want. Hit “expand” to see what alls included in the source. Get to making some characters.

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Roll a Plot

IDEAS:

GOAL (d6)

1 – FIND a person, place, or object

2 – GUARD a person, place, or object

3 – TRANSPORT a person or object

4 – EXPLORE or scout or spy upon a person or place

5 – ESCAPE from a person or organization

6 – ATTACK a person, place, or organization

HOOK (d6)

1 – HIRED for a reward

2 – CAPTURED and pressed into service

3 – STUMBLED onto situation

4 – FOUND an old book or map

5 – FAVOR requested by a friend

6 – DREAMED or had a vision

ANTAGONIST (d6)

1 – Evil SORCERER or high priest

2 – Corrupt government OFFICIAL

3 – BANDIT chieftain or king of thieves

4 – GENERAL or war leader

5 – Supernatural ENTITY

6 – Force of NATURE (storm, plague, etc.)

ALLY (d6)

1 – RIVAL of antagonist

2 – ROGUE adventurer seeking the same goal

3 – Unworldly SCHOLAR with vital information

4 – Disgruntled SERVANT of antagonist

5 – PRIEST or shaman who speaks for the gods

6 – VICTIM of antagonist seeking revenge

COMPLICATION 1 (d6)

1 – Old RIVAL of player also involved

2 – Spurned LOVER of player looks for revenge

3 – Money LENDER comes to collect from player

4 – Phobia or TABOO of player violated

5 – Aspiring STUDENT or apprentice pesters player

6 – Roll on Complication 2 Table instead

COMPLICATION 2 (d6)

1 – PLOT to topple the local government

2 – PLAGUE is spreading in the vicinity

3 – Escaped SLAVE boy or wench begs refuge

4 – Local noble falls in LOVE with player

5 – INVASION or place under occupation

6 – Roll on Complication 1 Table instead

OBSTACLE 1 (d6)

1 – Armed GUARDS or soldiers

2 – ASSASSINS or sneak thieves

3 – RAIDERS or bandits

4 – CONCEALMENT, deception, or secrecy

5 – DISTANCE or limited time

6 – Roll on Obstacle 2 Table instead

OBSTACLE 2 (d6)

1 – Magical WARDS or guards

2 – MONSTER

3 – CURSE (real or pure superstition)

4 – RIDDLE that must be solved

5 – Onrushing natural or unnatural DISASTER

6 – Roll on Obstacle 1 Table instead

TWIST (d6)

1 – Apparently mundane is actually SUPERNATURAL

2 – Apparently supernatural is actually MUNDANE

3 – BETRAYAL by ally

4 – Forced to ALLY with enemy or rival

5 – Apparent goal is a WILD GOOSE CHASE (reroll on Goal table for actual secret goal)

6 – Goal is made MOOT by events and new goal becomes survival or escape

REWARD (d6)

1 – LESS wealth than anticipated

2 – WEALTH as anticipated

3 – MORE wealth than anticipated

4 – GRATITUDE of powerful or influential people

5 – SUPERNATURAL boon

6 – Nothing but their miserable HIDES

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Roll Random Conan

This has been lifted from somewhere and a lot of these are a dime a dozen but you get the idea here. This ones actually decent enough I thought I would share it.

RANDOM SWORD AND SORCERY ADVENTURE GENERATOR (HYPERBOREAN EDITION)

Instructions: Either roll or choose from each list, or substitute something else entirely if desired. All results should always be tailored to fit the specific campaign. Roll twice to determine the title of the adventure (for example, a roll of 7 followed by a roll of 9 would yield the title “Servants of the Boreas”). Roll to determine the basic mission for the players; roll if necessary to determine whether the object of the adventure is a person, place, or thing; and then roll to determine the specific type of person, place, or thing that is the object of the adventure. Roll on each table to determine the Hook that will involve the players in the mission, the main Antagonist, and a Potential Ally. Roll to determine Divine Involvement in the adventure: first roll to determine which table to use and then roll on the appropriate table to find which Hyperborean divinity, if any, takes an interest in the adventure. (Note that “takes an interest” doesn’t necessarily mean the deity will appear, and in the vast majority of cases and campaigns it will not appear. Rather it means that a cult or relic of that deity will be involved somehow, or that the deity will send a sign or prophecy related to the adventure.) Roll twice each on the Complications and Obstacles tables, rerolling any duplicate result on either table. Optionally roll on the Twist table if you feel your players have the stomach for that sort of thing. Finally roll on the Rewards table to get an idea of the profit if the players succeed in their mission.

Example: Rolls are 2, 12, 9, 10, 10, 6, 7, 10, 11, 4, 10, 7, 4, 11, 5. The adventure title is “Blood of the Wastes”. The players read a passage in an old book that describes the magical virtue of a certain ancient skull, so they decide to recover it and sell it to the highest bidder. Unbeknownst to them, a deranged alchemist is seeking the skull for his own purposes. A rogue adventurer also seeking the skull could become an (unreliable) ally. The skull is that of an ancient priest of Yug and is sacred to the cult of that deity, so dagger-armed cultists will likely dispute its ownership as well. Recovering the skull from its tomb will be complicated by the fact that foreign troops are occupying the city, and a starborne plague is spreading among the dispirited populace. The tomb is well hidden and the players must find it before the new moon or the skull is useless to them. The alchemist will attempt to warn the players away by blowing hallucinatory lotus dust into their rooms, causing the players to battle imaginary (but horribly realistic) demons. If the players can recover the skull before the new moon, a powerful sorcerer will buy it from them; the price will not be as high as they wish, but the sorcerer will owe them a favor. Of course, they will also have incurred the enmity of the cult of Yug…

Title Part 1 (d12)
1 – Beast
2 – Blood
3 – Fate
4 – Jewels
5 – Prophecy
6 – Queen
7 – Servants
8 – Shadow
9 – Swords
10 – Vengeance
11 – Wind
12 – Whisper

Title Part 2 (d12)
1 – of Chaos
2 – of Darkness
3 – of Death
4 – of Doom
5 – of Night
6 – of Silence
7 – of Sorcery
8 – of Sorrow
9 – of the Boreas
10 – of the Lost
11 – of the Mountain
12 – of the Wastes

Mission (d12)
1 – Attack (roll place to be attacked)
2 – Destroy (roll object to be destroyed)
3 – Escape (roll d12: 1-6 roll person, 7-12 roll place to be escaped)
4 – Explore (roll place to be explored)
5 – Find (roll d12: 1-4 roll person, 5-8 roll place, 9-12 roll thing to be found)
6 – Guard (roll d12: 1-4 roll person, 5-8 roll place, 9-12 roll thing to be guarded)
7 – Kidnap (roll person to be kidnapped)
8 – Kill (roll person to be killed)
9 – Recover (roll thing to be recovered)
10 – Rescue (roll person to be rescued)
11 – Steal (roll thing to be stolen)
12 – Transport (roll d12: 1-6 roll person, 7-12 roll thing to be transported)

Person (d12)
1 – Artist
2 – Beggar
3 – Foreigner
4 – Merchant
5 – Noble
6 – Peasant
7 – Priest
8 – Scholar
9 – Slave
10 – Sorcerer
11 – Thief
12 – Warrior

Place (d12)
1 – Catacombs
2 – Cavern
3 – Dwelling
4 – Fortress
5 – Island
6 – Mountain
7 – Palace
8 – Prison
9 – Sanctuary
10 – Shrine
11 – Storehouse
12 – Tomb

Thing (d12)
1 – Book
2 – Bottle
3 – Cloak
4 – Crown
5 – Crystal
6 – Jewel
7 – Ring
8 – Scroll
9 – Seal
10 – Skull
11 – Sword
12 – Tablet

Hook (d12)
1 – Arrested and pressed into service
2 – Asked as a favor
3 – Blackmailed
4 – Found a map
5 – Geased by a sorcerer
6 – Had a dream or vision
7 – Hired
8 – Ordered by superior
9 – Overheard conversation
10 – Read something in an old book
11 – Stumbled into situation
12 – Wronged and seeking revenge

Antagonist (d12)
1 – Bandit chieftain
2 – Brutal warlord
3 – Corrupt official
4 – Cult leader
5 – Debauched noble
6 – Deranged alchemist
7 – Evil sorcerer
8 – Fanatical priest
9 – Greedy merchant
10 – King of thieves
11 – Obsessed scholar
12 – Supernatural entity

Potential Ally (d12)
1 – Aged warrior seeking one last battle
2 – Disgruntled servant of antagonist
3 – Escaped prisoner
4 – Friendly witch
5 – Priest who speaks for the gods
6 – Rival of antagonist
7 – Rogue adventurer seeking the same goal
8 – Streetwise urchin
9 – Unworldly scholar with vital information
10 – Vengeful spirit
11 – Victim of antagonist seeking revenge
12 – Villain who wants to be redeemed

Divine Involvement (roll d12: 1-6 use Table 1, 7-12 use Table 2)

Divine Involvement Table 1 (d12)
1 – Apollo
2 – Artemis
3 – Aurorus
4 – Azathoth
5 – Boreas
6 – Helios
7 – Kraken
8 – Krimmr
9 – Kthulhu
10 – Lunaqqua
11 – Mordezzan
12 – None

Divine Involvement Table 2 (d12)
1 – Rel
2 – Thaumagorga
3 – Tlakk-Nakka
4 – Ullr
5 – Xathoqqua
6 – Yig
7 – Yikkorth
8 – Ymir
9 – Yoon’Deh
10 – Ythaqqa
11 – Yug
12 – None

Complications (d12, roll twice and reroll any duplicate)
1 – Aspiring student or apprentice pesters a PC
2 – Escaped slave boy or wench begs refuge
3 – Forgotten crime comes back to haunt a PC
4 – Invasion or occupation by foreigners
5 – Local laws are bizarre and restrictive
6 – Money lender comes to collect from a PC
7 – Old rival of a PC becomes involved
8 – Phobia or taboo of a PC is violated
9 – Plague is spreading in the vicinity
10 – Rebels are plotting to overthrow the government
11 – Spurned lover of a PC looks for revenge
12 – Unwanted suitor falls in love with a PC

Obstacles (d12, roll twice and reroll any duplicate)
1 – Armed guards
2 – Assassins
3 – Bandits
4 – Concealment, deception, or secrecy
5 – Curse (real or imaginary)
6 – Great distance
7 – Limited time
8 – Looming natural or unnatural disaster
9 – Magical wards or guards
10 – Monster
11 – Riddle that must be solved
12 – Thieves

Twist (d12)
1 – Adventure locale is a Potemkin village and supposed mission is an experiment by alien entities
2 – Antagonist is a PC from another time or reality
3 – Antagonist is a supposed ally or friend in disguise
4 – Apparently mundane is actually supernatural
5 – Apparently supernatural is actually mundane
6 – Betrayal by supposed ally or friend
7 – Entire adventure is actually a delusion or dream (use at your own risk!)
8 – Forced to ally with enemy or rival
9 – Original mission is a trap and actual mission is to survive and escape
10 – Original mission is a wild goose chase (reroll on Mission table to determine actual mission)
11 – Portion of adventure is actually a delusion or dream
12 – Success in mission leads to unexpected and dire consequences

Rewards (d12)
1 – Expected wealth
2 – Expected wealth, gratitude of the powerful
3 – Expected wealth, supernatural boon
4 – Less wealth than expected
5 – Less wealth than expected, gratitude of the powerful
6 – Less wealth than expected, supernatural boon
7 – More wealth than expected
8 – More wealth than expected, gratitude of the powerful
9 – More wealth than expected, supernatural boon
10 – No wealth, gratitude of the powerful
11 – No wealth, supernatural boon
12 – Nothing but their miserable hides

A:

this little girl and her dark secret
a bomb powerful enough to take out half a planet
the sacred royal treasure of a prominent alien race
the cryogenically frozen body of the president’s daughter
the only signed copy of the peace treaty
the dark crystal that dwells at the heart of the galaxy
a poisoned food shipment to a refugee world
the last surviving historical artifact of the ancient civilization that originally seeded this galaxy
a relic of crucial importance
an ancient weapon of terrible power
an experiemental prototype starfighter
the only working faster than light drive
the spirits of a genocidally destroyed planet
perfectly scribed genetic structure of a deity
a virulent pox
the last of an endagered species of animal
a 1,000 kilos of a powerful narcotic
a hibernating serial killer
the bloodsoaked body of the universe’s greatest diplomat
something totally valueless, instead of our intended cargo

B:

the governing galactic body
president of the Human planets/territory
deep seedy criminal underbelly of the galaxy
space dragon
boss
force that dwells in the dark matter
unintelligible but highly powerful aliens
space pirates
those damned militaristic aliens
the nightmarish creatures from outside our galaxy
our rivals
that remorseless general
the guy we stole it/him/they from
the council
our evil counterparts from that other dimension
my former lover
the semi-sentient mineral lifeforms
its/her/they rightful keeper
the beings of pure light
that bastard we left for dead

C:

those critical engine parts
a catalyser
some more energy crystals
a new mechanic
supplies
the schematics for this piece of junk
something to stop A from giving off so much weird radiation
something to distract B
a new engine
some more fuel
some advice
an extension on our contract
permission
an advance
a loan
something to fix this leak
approval to head into enemy territory
the passcode
better weapons
some fancier shields

D:

the space-transport company
our real boss
the president’s advisors
the local system
that far moon
that space station
that ancient ruin and its mysterious inhabitants
that dangerous border world
deep in the heart of enemy territory
the supercomputer
an untrustworthy acquaintaince of ours
my ex-wife
the tribe that lives on the forest moon
those beings that live deep on the seas of that oceanic planet
our company
that famed ghost ship and her insane captain
the last place I wanted to go
the space pirate’s guild
the bounty hunters
the company that built this ship

X:

the edge of known space
the heart of the galaxy
the universe’s largest and most famous opera
the secret temple
the last known pocket of the progenitor-species
someone that can take care of A for us
that one uninhabited world we holed up at that one time
the dark place between the stars
the dark dimension
our old boss
the alien’s despot king
the agents of the imperial army
Kings of the Night
that guy we know, who’s always wanted A
Sun-Dweller’s abode
deep space outpost where they conduct those experiments
the doc’s place
my father’s
our hideout
home

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