Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Random Inter-NPC Relationship Table

1-2....is toying with...or using it/she/he for entertainment
3-4...is obsessed with...
5-6...has an uneasy alliance with...
7-8...seeks to control...
9-10...reluctantly trades with...
11-12...sexually involved with...
13-14...seeks the destruction of...
15-16...seeks the return of...
17-18...is inside...
19-20...secretly serves...
21-22..is at war with...
23-24...loves...
25-26...wants to eat/consume/absorb...
27-28...cannot sense____ & this is dangerous
29-30...is inoperative/immobile/comatose without....
31-32...does not want to harm____but feels s/he must
33-34...worships...
35-36...requires___as a raw material for some magical/psychic alchemical scheme
37-38....desires___'s dwelling/home
39-40...wants to attack___ but is bound by some thing not to do so directly
41-42....uneasily shares power with...
43-44...pressured to be allied with...
45-46...wants to frame______ or otherwise have his/her/its actions mistaken for his/her/its own
47-48...must distract...in order to enact plan
49-50...is mystically joined to...
51-52...will be unstoppable once allied with...
53-54...will be more vulnerable once allied with...
55-56...wants to be rescued from...
57-58...requires ___ to reproduce
59-60...seeks information possessed by...
61-62...seeks the love of...
63-64...seeks information about...
65-66...just killed/is about to kill...
67-68...came from..
69-70...seeks the capture of..
71-72...seeks to secretly undermine...
73-75...hates...
76-77...is allied with...
78-79...serves...
80-81...is or wants to perform experiments on...
82-83...requires_____to complete a work of art
84-85...secretly is...
86-87...is only vulnerable to...
88-89...has key info about...
90-91...is impersonating...
92-93...is struggling with ____ for control of an organization
94-95...is unaware of but vulnerable to s/he/it
96-97 ...is betrothed to...
98-99...is married to...
00 ...roll twice

Automated version on Abulafia here.

10 comments:

ethanskemp said...

Ah, fantastic. And just when I was starting to wonder if I had enough intrigues for the latest city my hooligans, I mean PCs are visiting.

Zzarchov said...

I always love how on your charts there is at least one thing that is truly and entirely weird if it comes up, and it is usually so subtle that if you don't carefully read you miss it.

Absolutely fantastic.

Cole said...

Oh now that's some useful stuff.

Mattias said...

Fits like a glove.

(Please prove you're not a robot)

David Pretty said...

Quick, practical and chock-a-block with useful adventure hooks. Well done, sir.

Black Vulmea said...

I can get a lot of mileage out of this.

Koep said...

Just added this to my list of tables for my modern survival-horror game I'm starting up. Thanks.

Michael Moscrip said...

Very useful, thanks Zak :) Also, capable of producing some suitably weird/dm interpretive results, e.g. The King wants to eat/consume/absorb The Queen. Well, you never would have guessed that, would you?! I can do a lot with this :)

Butch said...

I like 17-18. Well done sir!

hüth said...

@ moscrip

It's a form of freudian psychoharuspicy.