Long ago, I found this link over at Trollsmyth and then I discovered that Norman Harman had done some tweaking of his own here.
Of course, both of these tables are based on this one by Robert Fisher.
Well, on Wednesday night I unveiled Trollsmyth's table to my players and I proposed that we start using it in our CotMA game. The players seemed to like the idea of making dying a little more interesting. :) I liked the riskiness and suspense of rolling when the character hits 0 HPs.
During our very first foray into its use, Xavier the Spiritual had his right let "bit clean off" by a giant beetle! Exciting!
Last night, it occurred to me that there's more than one way to die, so I thought, "heck, I can add some columns to that table and contribute to the community!"
So, here it is, my Death, Dismemberment and Dangerous Damage table. Please investigate the blogs above for a lot of great ideas on how to implement the table. I owe a lot of inspiration to them.
I hope you enjoy this -- it's a new staple of my OSR games! You can download it here!