Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Three Word NPCs

This table is based upon the excellent work of Telecanter, (which you will find here) and Paul Gorman (here) and the posters at Telecanter's page...  Enjoy!


d6
d10
mental
physical
archetype
1
1
artless
acrobatic
academic
1
2
bitter
albino
ambassador
1
3
bloviating
balancing
bandit
1
4
braggart
be-gilled
barber
1
5
cannibal
blazing
bather
1
6
careless
bloated
beggar
1
7
charitable
blotchy
bishop
1
8
corrupt
cadaverous
bugbear
1
9
cryptic
caged
butcher
1
10
cunning
charmed
child
2
1
daydreaming
clockwork
cleric
2
2
deceitful
clumsy
crofter
2
3
decorous
crippled
dreamreader
2
4
delusional
cursed
druid
2
5
dense
deaf
dwarves
2
6
depressed
demonic
emperor
2
7
distraught
drunken
fence
2
8
effete
dying
friar
2
9
excitable
emaciated
gambler
2
10
frail
ensorcelled
gemcutter
3
1
gibbering
epileptic
gladiator
3
2
gossipy
flatulent
gossip
3
3
grasping
gaunt
inquisitor
3
4
greedy
giant
king
3
5
honest
gilded
knight
3
6
honorable
glass
lacemaker
3
7
humble
gnarled
lampwright
3
8
impatient
hirsute
lich
3
9
incompetent
hunchbacked
limner
3
10
jolly
hungover
maiden
4
1
jovial
incontinent
maidservant
4
2
lecherous
lanky
mathemagician
4
3
listless
leprous
merchant
4
4
lovelorn
levitating
midwife
4
5
mad
mastermind
ninja
4
6
manic
muscular
nun
4
7
meticulous
mutated
oarsman
4
8
morose
mute
ogre
4
9
myopic
narcoleptic
oil merchant
4
10
naive
one-armed
philosopher
5
1
obsessive-compulsive
palsied
phrenologist
5
2
obstinate
paunchy
pimp
5
3
pouting
polyglot
poacher
5
4
prophetic
professional
poet
5
5
prosaic
scaly
preacher
5
6
prudish
scarred
publican
5
7
pyromaniacal
stuttering
ratcatcher
5
8
quizzical
swarthy
saint
5
9
ruthless
sweaty
sawbones
5
10
sadistic
tattooed
shepherd
6
1
salacious
terrifying
sperviter
6
2
senile
thumb-sized
stevedore
6
3
shiftless
tongue-tied
surveyor
6
4
shy
two-headed
swineherd
6
5
sniveling
undead
tallyman
6
6
thrill-seeking
ursine
tollkeeper
6
7
troubled
warty
veterinarian
6
8
welching
wereboar
watchman
6
9
wistful
wooden
wellsinker
6
10
xenophobic
youthful
wizard

7 comments:

taichara said...

There's some awesome combinations to be gotten from this ... sweet work!

m.s. jackson said...

Wow, this is a great idea! As a GM that does a lot freeform and on the fly, this table will be extremely useful for those moments where your brain just will not cooperate with you.

Matthew W. Schmeer said...

Coolness! Reminds me of the old "Shakespearean Insult Generator"--I actually wrote one of these in HyperCard back in the day.

That said, this needs to be a download. . .PDF please?

Jim said...

Thanks for the positive feedback. I've turned the list into a pdf. It's here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1629419/three_word_npcs.pdf and it's also available in the Files section.

Roger the GS said...

Looks cool, but isn't it supposed to be sorted so the d6 results go 123456 within each d10 result? I think as posted the sorting is kind of off.

(Note: Also doubles as insult generator!)

Jim said...

@Roger -- good catch! Fixed! And the pdf is fixed too!

Matthew W. Schmeer said...

Wow! Talk about "ask and ye shall receive"! Thanks for the PDF!

Oh, and here's a link to text version of a Shakespearean insult generator:

http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/shake_rule.html