Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Great Western Swamp d30 Encounter Table!
In ongoing celebration of my recent acquisition of a 30-sided die, I here present a new and improved Monster Encounter Table for the Great Western Swamp for use with a d30. Note that this is a revision / expansion of the table found in this previous post on encounters in the Great Western Swamp. I have put both the original 1d20 version from that post and my brand-new 1d30 version on a pdf available here for free download.
Remember that The Great Western Swamp is so notorious for being difficult to navigate that even skilled scouts and rangers from other regions have difficulty finding their way. Thus local scouts and barge captains who specialize in traversing the Great Western Swamp get a +1 bonus to any scouting / tracking activity in the Swamp, and also add a +1 modifier to rolls on this Encounter Table.
Great Western Swamp Encounter Table – 1d30
1-2: Swamp Troll
3: Black Dragon
4: Carnivorous Beetle
5: Spitting Beetle
6: Babbler (see Fiend Folio p. 13)
8: Giant Bat
9: Giant Killer Bee
10: Giant Toad
12: Swamp Tiger
16: Carcass Scavenger
17: Giant Centipede
18: Giant Carnivorous Fly
19: Giant Leech
21: Insect Swarm
23: Giant Rat
24: Thork (see Fiend Folio p. 88)
30: Fugitive Magic-User. This result includes a 2% chance of encountering the apparition of Awra; in all other cases, it is a typical magic-user (level 1-6, rolled randomly) fleeing from Noffellian authorities.
31: Vendetta Seeker (vs. the guide). This can be any type of monster or NPC that the guide or barge captain has wronged / made enemies with in the past. The creature will attack the guide as well as the party indiscriminately.