Tuesday, October 16, 2018

OSR: Salt in Wounds God-Butcher



This is the basic premise of J.M. Perkin'Salt in Wounds. A long time ago, a group of "heroes" and their armies took down the infamous and immortal Tarrasque after a long and bloody battle. The creature, however, refused to die as its regenerative powers continued even after its apparent "death." Through ritual and powerful magics, thirteen enchanted harpoons were pierced though the beast, sealing it to the ground. Even then, its thrashing threatened the seals and so the fortress of Salziwuun was build around the creature. Elite soldiers were trained to continuously hack at the Tarrasque, keeping it unconscious. It did not take long, however, for the blood, meat, and viscera to accumulate. An enterprising alchemist quickly discovered that the Tarrasque was a source of unending alchemical and magical reagents as well as a source of infinite meat. While the meat was highly dangerous and mutagenic raw, when cooked thoroughly it meant that none would go hungry in what was quickly becoming the City of Salt-in-Wounds.

There are, of course, other issues to be had here, the Tarrasque's blood destroying the water table and other environmental disasters. But you've come here for some classes. The first among them is the God Butcher, those original elite soldiers trained to be able to pierce the hide of the fabled Tarrasque. While they are used to hacking away at a bound target, they have learned out to pierce the toughest defense and dole out the maximum amount of pain in a single blow.

Briddu Yittano,Iconic Godslayer from JM Perkins


Class: God Butcher
Starting Equipment: Great Knife (Large 2 Handed Weapon, 1d10+STR), Leather armor
Starting Skill: d3 1= Butcher 2= Soldier 3= Streets

For every God Butcher template, gain +1 Strength and -2 on Saves vs. Mutation

A: Overpower
B: Overcome, Blood Soaked
C:Overwhelm, Bloody Finish
DRite of Mutual Recognition, Master/Aspirant 

Overpower: The main drive in the God Butcher's training is how to pierce through the toughest defenses. [Template] points of Defense from armor rather than agility are ignored by any attack made by a God Butcher.

Overcome: Once per day, a God Butcher may replace any check imposed upon them with a Strength Check.

Blood Soaked: God Butchers have experienced so much blood and violence that they are inured fear, gaining a 2 bonus on any fear related checks

Overwhelm: As a standard action, you may observe a creature fight and then make an intelligence check. If you succeed, the next time you deal damage to that creature, you deal 2 extra dice of damage, using whatever your base damage dice is. You may do this [Template] times per day. Additionally, out of combat you can make an intelligence check to spot the weakness in a material (a wood door, a stone foundation, iron bars etc.) and gain an understanding of a weak point or flaw in the object.

Bloody Finish: Once per combat when a God Butcher deals enough damage to kill a target, they may do so in a gruesome enough manner to force another Morale check at a penalty of 2.

Rite of Mutual Recognition: Upon reaching this template, the God Butcher is judged by their order to see if they have the right to be recognized as a Master. In play, recall every time that the character has shown extraordinary resolve in the face of overwhelming odds or shown extraordinary leadership, each worth +1. Also recall every time the character has shown cowardice or taken pointlessly rash actions, each worth -1. Add them up and roll a d20. If the result is below your score, you are recognized as a Master God Butcher, if your result is above your score, you are seen as an unprepared Aspirant. Every level up, an Aspirant may attempt another chance at the Rite, losing their Aspirant ability and gaining the Master ability.

Master: A Master God Butcher receives a loyal apprentice, (1HD, Morale 10, equipment and ability as Template A God Butcher), and may be subject to appropriate awe and respect for their position. If the Apprentice should die or otherwise need replacing, the God Butcher can acquire a new one in one day at any city sized settlement. They furthermore may reduce damage done to themselves once each day as though they possessed a shield as they channel the strength of the Tarrasque.

Aspirant: An Aspirant doesn't understand that it is technique and wisdom that grants them strength, rather they prefer the crutch of sheer power. As such their method of attack is less focused carving and more wanton hacking. An Aspirant has an additional attack per round. 


Battlefield Butcher by Rustveld


Notes

Probably the more purely martial class I've made for GLOG, but sometimes you want to just have something that can hit other things really hard. The the Barbarian is all about soaking damage and making use of Rage and the Fighter is about general prowess and martial trickery, the God Butcher has been molded to pierce defenses through sheer awful might. Out in the adventuring world, they might not last long where combat is often a fail state, but in their occupation as harvesters of meat from the immortal Tarrasque, there are few who can equal them.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Quadruple d100 C-c-c-combo: Animal Familiars

Never feed your Familiar after midnight

So back in good old 2014, Arnold K. informed us all that we were doing familiars wrong. There are many other bloggers who have done good work with Familiars, perhaps my other favorite of which is James' work on Ten Foot Polemic. Because I've gone off the deep end with these d100 tables lately, I've put together a little random resource for all y'all having fun with Familiars. If you want just an animal companion, just roll on the Trait and Animal tables. If you are doing a familiar, roll on all four. Most of the animal categories have d6 additional examples below the charts. If you don't know what the animal is, look it up on Wikipedia like I did!


Roll
Trait
Animal
1
Absentminded
Afrotheria
2
Agonizing
Annelids
3
Aloof
Antelopes
4
Arbitrary
Ants
5
Articulate
Apes
6
Bizarre
Bears
7
Business-like
Bees
8
Busy
Big Beetles
9
Cantankerous
Bovine
10
Charismatic
Butterflies
11
Clear-headed
Camelids
12
Clever
Canids
13
Companionly
Cetaceans
14
Compassionate
Chameleon
15
Conscientious
Corals
16
Cowardly
Corvids
17
Crass
Crocodilia
18
Cruel
Crustaceans
19
Cultured
Cryptid
20
Deceitful
Decorative Fish
21
Decisive
Deer
22
Deep
Domestic Birds
23
Dependent
Eagles
24
Devious
Echinoderms
25
Dishonest
Edentata (outdated)
26
Dry
Eels
27
Dynamic
Eulipotyphla
28
Elegant
Exotic Birds
29
Emotional
Extint
30
Firm
Falcons
31
Flexible
Felines
32
Forgiving
Fish
33
Formal
Flightless Birds
34
Fraudulent
Fly
35
Gentle
Frogs
36
Gullible
Fungi
37
Healthy
Gastropods
38
Hearty
Gekkota
39
Helpful
Goats
40
Iconoclastic
Herpestoidea
41
Imaginative
Iguanas
42
Impressionable
Illuminated
43
Insouciant
Jellyfish
44
Kind
Lacertoids
45
Logical
Lagomorphs
46
Mawkish
Large Rodents
47
Melancholic
Lemuriforms
48
Miserly
Lizard
49
Moralistic
Marsupials
50
Multi-leveled
Megabat
51
Mystical
Microbat
52
Naive
Monitors
53
Narcissistic
Monotremes
54
Narrow
Moths
55
Neglectful
Mustelids
56
Neutral
Myriapoda
57
Noncommittal
Mythological
58
Noncompetitive
New World Monkeys
59
Obnoxious
Newt
60
Old-fashioned
Non-Venomous Snakes
61
Opinionated
Octopus
62
Organized
Odd-Toes Ungulants
63
Peaceful
Old World Monkeys
64
Petty
Other Arachnids
65
Plodding
Other Arthropods
66
Possessive
Other Carnivora
67
Prejudiced
Other Mollusks
68
Private
Owls
69
Prudent
Parasites
70
Realistic
Parrot
71
Regimental
Plant
72
Repentant
Raccoons
73
Romantic
Salamander
74
Scrupulous
Scorpions
75
Secretive
Sea Birds
76
Sedentary
Seals
77
Selfish
Sharks
78
Sentimental
Small Beetles
79
Small-thinking
Small Rodents
80
Soft
Songbirds
81
Sporting
Spiders
82
Stable
Squid
83
Stoic
Swine
84
Strong
Toads
85
Submissive
Turtles
86
Sympathetic
Venomous Snakes
87
Systematic
Vultures
88
Tasteful
Wasps
89
Teacherly
Waterfowls
90
Thoughtless
Weird Beetles
91
Trusting
Clockwork- Roll again, its powered by a key and gears
92
Understanding
Taxidermied- Roll again, it's stuffed
93
Undisciplined
Albino- Roll again, it's white and burns easily in the sun
94
Unfriendly
Mutant- Roll again, and roll on mutation table.
95
Unimpressive
Pygmy- Roll again, Half sized
96
Vacuous
Dire- Roll again, twice as big
97
Well-rounded
Polycephaly- Roll again, has 1d6 heads
98
Wistful
Amphisbaena- Roll again, has head on either end
99
Youthful
Chimera- Roll Twice and mix
100
Zany
Human
HIYA GUYS!

Roll
True Form
Motivation
1
Tiny Golden Humanoid
Petty Revenge
2
Mass of Writhing Tentacles
Iconoclasm
3
Gem encrusted skull
Purging The Weak
4
Nothing
Toppling The Powerful
5
Animal made of teeth
Political Power
6
Hideous Homunculus
Sexual pursuits
7
Living Bloodstain
Self Disillusionment
8
Cosmic Truth
9
Tiny Black Hole
Magical Power
10
Living Drawing
Construction of “Great Work”
11
Formless Shadow
Aligning the Stars
12
Inverted Animal
Completing “The Ritual”
13
Faceless Animal (or Faced Plant)
Evangelism
14
Giant Amoeba
Consumption of Flesh
15
Floating Eyeball
Pursuit of Wealth
16
Skeletal Animal
Exploration
17
Ars gratia artis
18
Boneless Animal
Charity
19
Many Colorful Bubbles
Directionless Sadism
20
Pulsing Mass of Meat
Nihilism
21
Empty Skin
Extreme Vainglory
22
Noxious Cloud
Selfless Altruism
23
Goat-Headed Child
Purification of Self
24
d% Extra Eyes
Purification of Others
25
Mirrored Master
26
Devilish Imp
Black/White Justice
27
Wheel covered in eyes
Blue/Orange Justice
28
Floating Cosmic Fetus
Anarchy
29
Blemmyes
Obsessive Random Collecting
30
Nightgaunt
Glory Hound
31
Flying polyp
Spreading Moral Decay
32
Living Lightning
Spreading Moral Enlightenment
33
Living Fire
Targeted Assassination
34
Living Smoke
Wanton Violence
35
Tiny Dragon
Prevention of Entropy
36
Living Severed Hand
Encouragement of Entropy
37
Will o’Wisp
Creation of Utopia(?)
38
Amorphous Slime
Proving Universal Axiom
39
Two Goblins in a Trench Coat
Seeding Mistrust
40
Shoggoth
Formation of Bonds
41
Ball of Energy with Many Arms
Severing of Bonds
42
Kite made of Starry Night Sky
Extreme Asceticism
43
Living Ice
Extreme Hedonism
44
Living Shadow of Animal
Vague Destiny
45
Two Intertwined Humanoids
Releasing Imprisoned Master
46
Tiny Fairy Noble
Protecting the Weak
47
Coronet of Weapons
Restoring its Good Name
48
Constantly Flowering/Decaying Flower
Spite
49
Crystalline Animal
Preventing Escape of Enemy
50
Gate with Legs
Courting Romantic Interest
51
Floating Piece of Furniture
Thrill of the Hunt
52
Animal Covered in Shrouds
Gourmet
53
Animal-shaped Starry Night Sky
Scientific Documentation
54
Flaming Egg bearing Single Rune
Usurping a Usurper
55
Window into Other World
Finding Something Lost
56
Headless Animal
Historical Documentation
57
Animal with Strange Mask
Stopping the Apocalypse
58
Animated Knight Harness
Forgetting Troubled Past
59
Animal with Transparent Skin
Hiding from Betrayed Allies
60
Tiny Star
Remembering its Past
61
Smooth Humanoid Except for Mouth
Freedom from Obligations
62
Floating Crystal Key
Starting the Apocalypse
63
Writhing Animate Sigil
Collecting Contracts
64
Collecting Bounties
65
Collecting Relics
66
Infiltration of Secret Societies
67
Desiccated Saint
Theft of Secrets
68
Coronet of Hands with Eyes
Hiding/Protecting Secrets
69
Abstract Silver Mechanism
Spreading Scientific Advancement
70
Living Blood
Igniting Conflict
71
Flaming Glyph
Preventing Conflict
72
Tiny Sandstorm
Impovering the Land
73
Beautiful Homunculus
Rejuvenating the Land
74
Moebius Strip
Very Precise Destiny
75
Many-armed Bodhisattva
Escapism
76
Microorganism Invisible to Naked Eye
Wallowing in Tragic Past
77
Brutish Gargoyle
Finding Worthy Successor
78
Different every time viewed
Returning the Land to Nature
79
Living Water
Spreading Religion
80
Escher-like Pattern
Glamour
81
Brain and Spine with Construct Legs
Genocide of Particular Race/Species
82
Animal’s Cardiovascular System
Reviving Extinct Race/Species
83
Completely Smooth Shape
Finding Worthy Adversary
84
A Long Dead Relative
Playing the Cosmic “Game”
85
Cheshire Animal
Inverting Social Norms
86
Small Misshapen Clone of You
Enforcing Social Norms
87
Justified Revenge
88
Fat Demon Wearing Crown
Disproving Unsatisfying Axiom
89
Brilliant Fire with Six Wings
Colonizing the Land
90
Tattered Mascot/Costume
Avoiding its Vengeful Ex
91
Living Ball Gown
Hiding from Bounty Hunters
92
Humanoid with Many Snakes for Legs
Completing Graduation Trial
93
Hollow Suit of Armor
Extremely Specific Collection
94
To Catch Them (My Real Test)
95
Tiny Version of Animal in Bottle
To Train Them (My Cause)
96
Swarm of Hellish Insects
“Observation”
97
Small Aurora Borealis
Reroll Everyday
98
Floating Grimoire
Literally Stealing Candy from Babies
99
It Was Buer All Along
A Mystery Even To Itself
100
Oddly, the Same
Roll Twice
New and Improved!

  1. Afrotheria-Elephant, Hydrax, Manatee, Tenrex, Elephant Shrew, Golden Mole
  2. Annelids-Leech, Earthworm, Ragworm, SpoonWorm, BristleWorm, BeardWorm
  3. Antelopes-Impala, Gazelle, Wildebeest, gerenuk, dik-dik, Oryx
  4. Ants-Army, LeafCutter, Sugar, Carpenter, Bullet, Honeypot
  5. Apes-Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Gibbon, Orangutan, Bonobo, Siamang
  6. Bears-Sloth, Brown, Polar, Black, Panda, Sun
  7. Bees-Killer, Honey, Bumble, Mason, Carpenter, Plasterer
  8. Big Beetles-Titan, Hercules, Elephant, Goliath, Atlas, Stag
  9. Bovine-Cow, Auruchs, Bison, Yak, Buffalo, Kudu
  10. Butterflies-Skipper, Copper, Brush-footed, Swallowtails, Whites, Metalmarks
  11. Camelids-Dromedary, Bactrian, alpaca, Llama, Guanaco, Vicuña
  12. Canids-Dog, Wolf, Fox, Takuni, Dhole, Jackal
  13. Cetaceans-Narwhal, Dophin, Beluga, Porpoise, Pygmy sperm whale, False Killer
  14. Chameleon-Veiled, Horned, Panther, Micro, Giant, Leaf
  15. Corals-Brain, Pipe, Gorgonian, anemones, Stony, Zoanthids
  16. Corvids-Rook, Crow, Raven, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw
  17. Crocodilia-Crocodile, Alligator, Caiman, Gharial, Dwarf Crocodile, Tomistoma
  18. Crustaceans-Mantis Shrimp, Spider Crab, Hermit Crab, Coconut, Giant Isopod, Lobster
  19. Cryptid-Jackalope, glawackus, Hoop-Snake, Wolpertinger, hodag, death-worm
  20. Decorative Fish-Koi, Fighting Fish, Angel, Horse, Blue Tang, Parrot
  21. Deer-Elk, Moose, Red, White-tailed, Musk, Reindeer
  22. Domestic Birds-Turkey, Chicken, Canary, pigeon, Cockatiel, Finch
  23. Eagles-Buzzard, Snake, Sea, Harpy, Hawk-Eagle, True
  24. Echinoderms-Sea Cucumber, Starfish, Sea Urchin, Feather Stars, Brittle Star, Sand Dollar
  25. Edentates(outdated)-Armadillo, Sloth, Anteater, Pangolin, Aardvark, Pink fairy armadillo
  26. Eels-Moray, Electric, Garden, Saw tooth, Gulper, Conger
  27. Eulipotyphla-Shrew, mole, Hedgehog, moon rat, solenodons, desman
  28. Exotic Birds-Quetzal, Paradise, Lyre, Toucan, Kingfisher, Peacock
  29. Extinct- Thylacine, Dodo, Saber Toothed Tiger, Moa, Velociraptor, Giant Sloth
  30. Falcons-Kestrel, Peregrine, Hobby, Merlin, Sparrow Hawk, gyrfalcon
  31. Felines-Patnhera(lions, tigers etc.), Lynx, Puma, Ocelot, Caracal, Felis(Housecat),
  32. Fish-Salmon, Anglerfish, Remora, Mudskipper, Hagfish, Piranha
  33. Flightless Birds-Emu, Ostrich, Penguin, Roadrunner, Kakapo, Kiwi
  34. Fly-House, Horse, Robber, Bot, Soldier, Crane
  35. Frogs-Poison Arrow, Bull, Grassland, Slippery, Tree, River
  36. Fungi-Witch’s Butter, Fly Agaric, Bearded Tooth, Bleeding Tooth, Death cap, Slime Mold
  37. Gastropods-Nudibranch, Sea Slug, Edible Snail, Periwinkle, Banana Slug, Giant Land Snail
  38. Gekkota-Leaf-Tailed, Clawed, House, Giant, Day, Leopard
  39. Goats-Mountain, Billy, Ibex, Sheep, Serrow, Muskox
  40. Herpestoidea-Mongoose, Meercat, Hyena, Fossa, Kusimanse, Bearcat
  41. Iguanas-Green, Marine, Rock, Desert, Spiny, Chuckwalla,
  42. Illuminated-bonnacon, leucrota, Iaculus, Unicorn, phoenix, Carbuncle
  43. Jellyfish-Man-o-War, Box, Lion’s Mane, Moon, Irukandji, Immortal
  44. Lacertoids- Wall Lizard, Tegu, Spetacled Lizard, Skink, Worm-Lizard, Grass Lizard
  45. Lagomorphs-Coney, Hare, Pika, Pygmy Rabbit, Felmish Giant, Striped
  46. Large Rodents-Capybara, Porcupine, Beaver, Nutria, Paca, Marmot
  47. Lemuriforms- Ruffed Lemur, Ring-Tailed, Bush Baby, Loris, Potto, Aye-aye
  48. Lizard-Frilled, Spiny, Crested, Collared, Anole, Dragon
  49. Marsupials-Devil, Macropod(Various 'roos), Opossum, Bandicoot, Wombat, Koala
  50. Megabat- Giant Flying Fox, Blossom, Fruit, Nectar, Rousette, Monkey-Faced
  51. Microbat-Vampire, Vesper, Horseshoe, Ghost-faced, Sac-winged, Mouse-Tailed
  52. Monitors-Komodo, Water, Desert, Tree, goanna, crocodile
  53. Monotremes- Echidna, Platypus...That's it
  54. Moths-Atlas, Silk, Grease, Ornate, Death’s-head, Luna
  55. Mustelids-Otter, Weasel, Badger, Wolverine, Grisson, Polecat
  56. Myriapoda- Milipede, House Centipede, giant Centipede, Giant Pillbug
  57. Mythological-Kelpie, baku, phoenix, Cusith, Rat-King, pipe-fox
  58. New World Monkeys- Tamrin, Marmoset, capuchin, Saki, Howler, Spider
  59. Newt-Olm, axolotl, Siren, Mudpuppy, Conger Eel, crested
  60. Non-Venomous Snakes-Garden, Boa, Pipe, Blind, Python, Rat
  61. Octopus-Umbrella, Telescope, Gelatinous, Giant, Benthic, Argonaut
  62. Odd-Toes Ungulates-Horse, Ass, Mule, Zebra, Pgymy Rhino, Tapir
  63. Old World Monkeys-macaque, baboon, langur, Proboscis, Mandrill, mangabe
  64. Other Arachnids-False Scorpion, Tick, Whip spider, Daddy Longlegs, Vinegaroons, horseshoe crab
  65. Other Arthropods-Roach, Locust, Camel spider, Giant Weta, Praying Mantis, Dragonfly
  66. Other Carnivora-Skunk, Red Panda, linsang, Pallas Cat, Olingo, Ferret
  67. Other Mollusks- Giant Clam, Cuttlefish, Geoduck, Chiton, TuskShell, nautilus
  68. Owls-Barn, Screech, Elf, Bubo, Strix, Burrowing
  69. Parasites-Tongue Eating Louse, Eye-Inflating Flatworm, Candiru, Tapeworm, Nematodes, Guinea Worm
  70. Parrot-Cockatoo, Macaw, Nestor, Lovebird, Lorikeet, Budgie
  71. Plant-Flytrap, Pitcher, Bladderwort, Bamboo, Kudzu, Sundew
  72. Raccoons- Raccoon, Coati, Ringtail, kinkajou, Olingos, Cacomistle
  73. Salamander-Hellbender, Giant, Marbled, Spotted, Mud, Mole
  74. Scorpions-Burrowing, Bark, Hairy, Emperor, Death stalker, Red
  75. Seabirds-Gull, Pelican, Albatross, Auk, Tropicbird, Frigate
  76. Seals-Fur Seal, Sea lion, Elephant Seal, Walrus, Monk Seal, Common Seal
  77. Sharks-Great White, Goblin, Basking, Hammerhead, Saw, Spurdog
  78. Small Beetles-Featherwing, ladybird, Weevil, Mealworm, deathwatch, firefly
  79. Small Rodents-Mouse, Rat, Squirrel, chinchilla, naked molerat, gopher
  80. Songbirds-Cardinal, Thrush, Babbler, Lark, Tit, Robin
  81. Spiders-Orb-Weaving, Net, Trapdoor, Funnel, Wolf, Tarantula
  82. Squid-Giant, Vampire, Pencil, Big-fin, Fire, Flying
  83. Swine-Domestic, Wild Boar, Warthog, Deer-Pig, Forest Hog, Pygmy Hog
  84. Toads-Bufo, Harlequin, Cane, Beaked, Snouted, Pipa
  85. Turtles-Loggerhead, Box, Snapping, Galápagos, Soft-Shelled, Mud
  86. Venomous Snakes-Cobra, Rattle, Mamba, Sea-snake, Viper, Taipan
  87. Vultures-Bearded, Condor, Turkey, King, Griffon, Hooded
  88. Wasps-Hornet, Tarantula hawk, Social, Cuckoo, Potter, Sand
  89. Waterfowls-Duck, Goose, Loom, Heron, Flamingo, Swan
  90. Weird Beetles- Warty Leaf, Headlight Elater, Bombardier, Cockchafer, Tiger, Whirligig