Monday, February 4, 2013

Random Tolkien/Jackson Element In This Hex

01, Swamp with will o wisps, site of ancient battle
02, Brave, grave, dutiful halfling
03, Dumb halfling
04, Halfling mutated by ancient magic item
05, Volcanic land, redolent of evil
06, Evil-aligned magic item whose power is proportional to its possessor's level
07, Conflicted freak
08, Rubbery, keening leechworm
09, A trail of orc blood
10, A forest so old the trees are all in stages of evolution toward sentience
11, A white wizard
12, A ranger who may be a king
13, A wizard fighting a demon on a mountain
14, A wizard bleeding after a great battle
15, A powerful amnesiac
16, A great mechanism operated by a troll
17, A pair of adventurers attempting to sneak into a fortress
18, A clueless guardsmen in vaguely middle-eastern armor
19, A cloak that makes you look like a rock
20, A magic horse that's the boss of other horses
21, A secret passage into an evil land
22, A path that leads to stairs and then to a tunnel where there's a trap
23, Possessed king
24, A great hall, full of pillars, carved like horses
25, A depressed warrior princess
26, A plant that grows only on the graves of the dead
27, An advisor, secretly sworn to serve his king's greatest foe, casts Charm three times/day
28, A torn banner caught in the wind
29, A forked tongue
30, Guards who insist you hand over your weapons
31, A spell of exorcism
32, A xenophobic axe-wielding dwarf
33, A warrior king, recently awakened from a long sleep, in fear for the welfare of his land
34, A barren plain, traversed by horsemen
35, A funeral with maids singing deathsongs
36, Three trolls, arguing
37, A horde of climbing goblins
38, Brigands pillaging a village
39, A pipe
40, A talented elven ranger
41, A stable full of excellent horses
42, A column of soldiers, women and children fleeing a great army
43, A snow-topped mountain
44, A funny halfling with hair like Noel Redding
45, A great and powerful sorcerer, once head of an order of wise wizards, now evil
46, A flopping fish--soon to be caught and cooked
47, A small boat owned by a canniballistic murderer
48, Enormous, intelligent birds of prey
49, A wood haunted by goblins and spiders
50, A comfortable home, full of cakes, tea, and wine, built on a plan of interlocking circles.
51, A rabbit stew
52, Three travelers captured by an advancing force
53, Enormous tusked beasts
54, A column of warriors from the south, harassed by an ambush
55, A grave prince, hunting for spies
56, Hyenatype-worgs
57, A love triangle involving a man a woman and an elven princess
58, An arte-nouveau pavillion that looks totally lame
59, A necromancer in a ring of stones
60, An irritable and basically insufferable elven king with a headband
61, Liv Tyler
62, Goblin ambush
63, Horse armor
64, A sheer cliff over a river
65, A warrior pinned beneath a dead orc
66, Magnificent fireworks
67, A tyrannical Eye
68, A pair of great statues, flanking a river
69, A tower surrounded by a circular plain, ringed by sheer mountains
70, A great fortress behind a curtain wall
71, A high explosive powder
72, A lord giving a Nuremberg-like speech to a great host
73, A mind of metal and wheels
74, A narrow causeway flanked by archers
75, A bat-eared messenger
76, A dead king on a plinth in a silent stone city
77, A veiled elven woman, mourning the death of a mortal lover
78, Singing goblins
79, Singing dwarves
80, A warlord with a treasure map
81, A dragon beneath an ocean of gold
82, A forge beneath a mountain
83, A lair beneath a waterfall
84, A grey and decaying city
85, Representatives of three empires and two cities arguing over the fate of a weapon
86, Two brothers, one greedier than the other
87, A lunatic who loves music
88, A melancholy and disturbing meal
89, A forbidden pool, protected by archers
90, String and bread
91, Eggs
92, A catapult
93, An army besieging a fortress with ladders
94, A captain missing an eye
95, A fraying alliance
96, A burglar in a barrel
97, Animals engaged in espionage
98, A gathering of talking trees
99, A child with a weapon
00, An inn in the rain, a man has a carrot



  1. A 57 caused when you get 61 a little bit of 15 mixed with some 71. They bump into a 04 and a 07 and you have 66, possibly a 69 and somebody ends up in a 21. Actually it sounds like one of your movies Zak.

  2. I'll take the #62, it happens at every con anyway.

  3. how to strip a movie for hexcrawl table! pretty cool

  4. Nice work, as always, Zak.

    Something else to toss into the DM binder.

  5. 101, an ancient shapeshifter leading a squad of werewolves or a squad of vampires (GM's choice)the shapeshifter is in the form of a greater vampire or greater werewolf to match its squad

    102, a pit in which possessed human tortures a dwarf for the purpose of forcing it to 'willingly' give up his magic item

    103, a half-breed of two random races that has all the strengths of both parents and none of the weaknesses

    104, a beautiful celestial angel who wishes to mate with the most attractive character in the party

    105, a grey elf who learned blacksmithing from the dwarves and magic from his father, who pursues him. he seeks a new home

    106, a recently abandoned windmill with a blind dragon hiding in the rafters, 1d4 kidnapped princesses

    107, a barbarian with unlimited endurance who refuses to stop running, likes to kill orcs but does so as he runs by

  6. Man, I DREAMED for a table like that. Kudos, Zak!

    Now please someone write heroic fantasy Vornhack.


    108, a gate guarded by spirits living inside two bizarre statues. Only the most determined can pass - but an alarm will be raised anyway.

    109, a life-like giant statue of a hand that gets bloody if a Powerful Wizard nearby gets defeated.


  7. next time I make a random encounter table I am going to include Liv Tyler also

  8. 110, a wizard, pounding on a hobbit hole with his gnarled staff until he damages it