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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The demonic contagion... (a mini quest in 7 charts)

"The demon started the  contagion whose cure can only be found in the book which you will gain access to only once the demon has been banished."

If you are reading here it's a safe assumption you have been here.
If not you should.
Anyone who does a blog that has some random charts for RPG's is bound to run into very high standard set by "The Dungeon Dozen." For all the right reasons to, that blog is awesome, so go check them out.

The only thing I have never seen there and, I may have missed something are charts linked to become something other what they are individually.. so...

Here for you today I offer seven quick 1d12 charts that could if you were a desperate misanthrope (much like myself) be strung into the mini quest from the title of this blog.

Use the  charts to Fill out a mad lib:

The demon started a contagion of ______________________________. Which can only be cured by __________________. Behind the door that __________________________, You may find the book ___________ which holds ____________________________, and the knowledge you seek. This will only occur once the demon _________________________, is banished by ________________.

So if for example I rolled this:
3, 6, 5, 2, 10, 8 , 3

The demon started a contagion of Distended stomachs ripe with maggots.
Which can only be cured by the  sacrifice of lambs.
Behind the door that is crafted from one giant slab of coiled terracotta, embossed with  fake
Wood grain. You may find the book whose cover is made of living worms,which holds the obscure recipes for a nectar of unparalleled flavor and temptation, and the knowledge you seek. 
This will only occur once the demon who is An obese human with a large gibbering mouth in its stomach, is banished by an arrow tipped with quartz.

As a Gm you have every thing you need to run this goofy side quest of book finding and demon banishing.


A bunch of quick 1d12 charts for strange things.
Roll:
Symptom of contagion
Cure for Contagion
1
puffy red itching eyes
Must be rubbed with  pure quartz
2
Hands and feet swell painfully
Wormwood beverage
3
Distended stomach  ripe with maggots
Tincture of snail mucus and shell
4
Rash, itching rash
Bath in mud from holy spring
5
Loosing fingernails
Cured by flame
6
One horridly swollen eye.
The sacrifice of a lamb
7
Extreme fever  & Hallucinations
Venom of an asp.
8
Vomiting
Giant Bee honey
9
Black Welts all over body
Ground balisk scales.
10
The  shakes and tremors             
Squid ink and opium tea
11
Horrid odor, attracts insects
Blessing with lavender
12
Partial paralysis
Electric shock
Roll
You examine the  Door:
1
It is coated in a sheet of unnatural ice.
2
The doors wood grain swirls merge into the shape of runes and arcane markings.
3
A long  blood stained blade hangs in front of this  door, it appears the blade was once
Part of a deadly trap which had been tripped sometime in the past.
4
The metal hinges and handle feel very warm to the touch.
5
The door is crafted from one giant slab of coiled terracotta, embossed with  fake
Wood grain.
6
The door is actually a giant book, stood up in an open passage.
7
A skeleton is chained spread eagle to the door.
8
The Door is made of hundreds of swords, spear heads, and daggers smelted together.
9
The door knocker is an iron bear head; the door release lies in its gaping maw.
10
The door is Carved from a giant scapula and covered in intricate scrimshaw.
11
The door is made of two panes of glass with a liquid between them.
12
The door is covered in strange orange fungus.

The Book:
Contains:
1
Reads it’s self aloud when opened
Each page (1d10) contains a picture of a place. The pictures may be entered once and the person entering is transported to that place. The picture will then forever contain the traveler’s image and is ruined.
2
Cover is made of living worms.
Each page contains a portrait of a log dead lord or lady (1d10) A reader may have one conversation with each portrait after which the portrait changes to what the person looks like at present, and becomes useless.
3
Has pages whose edges are sharp as blades.
Chants  that will drive a man insane.
4
The book is locked and sealed with chains.
Each page holds the location of a ghost.
5
Hovers in the air supported by a jelly fish
like creature.
Each page carved on hinged copper plates.

6
Cover reacts to touch by changing colors
Each contains the sketch of a mad invention, some of which could never be built in just three dimensions.
7
Is covered in tiny poison spikes that wave a quiver in the presence of heat.
The pages always feel wet, in fact your fingers “dip” into them when touched, the words are blurry and obfuscated.
8
Has a cover of deep brown leather that
Sweats and grows hair.
Contains everything you have said in the past day and always will, every day.
9
Has been half dipped in blue wax
Each page contains the picture of one useful craft item, the page may be ripped out, folded and when re flattened the actual item will be present. This only works once per page (1d10)
10
Is as large as a door, and very heavy.
Contains the obscure recipes for a nectar of unparalleled flavor and temptation.
11
Has an hour glass built into the cover?
The book contains 1d10 pages that appear blank, if a view attempts to read then tomorrows news will slowly appear, this only happens once per page.
12
Is spiral bound in copper?
If a person reads the book, the book also reads the person.

The  demon is
And Can be banished by / with
1
House sized, square and covered in eyes.
The tears of a clown. (or bard)
2
A 2O foot square carpet of tiny man-lings each with a torso arms and leering head.
Splashing with fresh human milk.
3
A massive animate pile of wine jugs.
An arrow tipped with quartz.
4
A 1200 pound boar, with a human face
A gold piece dipped in holy water and blood.
5
A giant 6 foot long arm, moving on its own, snake like.
Being bound with a golden thread.
6
A massive 30 foot long serpent.
The single finest poem the demon has ever heard.
7
A mouse like creature with a monkey face and red burning eyes.
A poisoned melon which the demon must consume.
8
An obese human with a large gibbering mouth in its stomach.
It’s one true name.
9
An amalgam of 1d100 grapefruit sized pods, each with a strange embryo clearly visible inside
The dust from a king’s crypt.
10
A hulking warrior resplendent in its power.
The smoke from a virgins funeral pyre.
11
A spineless  many legged ape
A sling stone mage from the hip joint of a martyr.
12
That guy next door
Being Submerged in running water.

As always thank you for reading.
I hope that even if this example is of no use at all, because lets face it , its a bit loose and silly then at then perhaps some one expands on the idea and makes it  awesome.

Please leave Questions and comments in the  contagion rife headscarf below.
-Mark.

*(Better yet hand the mad lib section to your  players and have them fill it out then combine all their answers into a quest that they all had a hand in making. This idea will get a blog all it's own at some point.)