Saturday, 13 April 2019

D100 Events and Ceremonies for Awful Villages

Hello!

I always feel disappointed when my PCs arrive at a village and I haven't come up with anything interesting, so I made a table for that. Now the "oh let's just stay at the next village before we head into the Mudwood" has more capacity for being a worthwhile note in the story.

I have some other tables I use in conjunction with it (e.g. if I roll 38 "new statue" I have a generic-New-Feierland-Themes table that will sort out the details) but... like usually you can just roll on whatever other table you have nearby and that will give you enough. Roll on a loot table to detemine who is getting married, for example - it's whoever makes or owns the thing you rolled on the loot table.

I'm going to put it into New Feierland, but here it is for your personal use and perusal.

Events and ceremonies
1
Wedding
51
Celebration of dry weather/sun
2
Harvest
52
Fertility magically high
3
Agricultural witchcraft/cleansing/burying
53
Fertility festival (to increase)
4
Birth ceremony
54
Doorway to elsewhere opens
5
Naming ceremony (after year or x of survival)
55
Raids (bandit, other, elves?)
6
Funeral
56
Uncommonly wet, foggy weather.
7
Hanging party
57
Piefest
8
Other execution or punishments
58
Amnesty day
9
Fights
59
Cross-dressing day
10
Sports (ball, fight, race, obs course, throwing stuff)
60
Swap roles (Social rank, jobs etc.?)
11
Public trial
61
Militia etc. chasing criminal.
12
Visiting nobility
62
A streetfight (relationship roll to see why)
13
Animal race/competition
63
A small fire (street stall, etc.?)
14
Memorial (old king, bandit, witch, fisherman)
64
An outlaw gang intimidating (random folk
15
The 12 paths/pains/laments of the virgin? Saint?
65
Rampaging/rampant goat, donkey, swine, etc.
16
Military victory celebration (minor, arbitrary, major? Emu war etc.)
66
Village/farm destroyed by (random)
17
Destruction ceremony of elf, mannequin, witch.
67
Lava leak
18
Largest turnip show (bale of hay, etc.)
68
Earthquake or natural disaster
19
Town-v-town (or other groups) Tug-O-War.
69
Upturned farmer/tinker cart blocks road.
20
Riot (political, elf, crime, depression, etc.)
70
Bridge/building/wall/fence collapse.
21
Public debate.
71
Buildings all sprout mould, fungus.
22
Blood festival (can't feed animals; slaughter and preserve)
72
Unusually large flock of birds nesting on rooves.
23
Fool's plow: kids knock for food; plow a hole in front of door if none offered; people fall in. Fun.
73
Same as above but rats, goats, toads, leechers, fish things.
24
Joke/Jester day.
74
Mud storm
25
Pickpocket or Robin Hood
75
Raining frogs, fish, etc.
26
Food gifts from Lord
76
A ghost (important (probably trivial) message?)
27
Domestic argument/tussle in streets
77
A bear
28
Public legal dispute (land, inheritance, esoteric something)
78
Militant religious trying to capture civilian, conflict with militia?
29
Lone lost braviard returns (mad, wounded, treasure, mannequin)
79
Quarantine (Sanitarium presence?)
30
Wounded person in street (accident, violence)
80
Grain/food reserves destroyed by (random)
31
Maypole ceremony
81
Stockpile magically overflows? (good; if poorly managed then plague)
32
Bonfire (burn Bones)
82
Sick stock-beast of some kind, blame and argument
33
Sacrifice for god/s
83
Madman on the loose, causing havoc.
34
Bog ceremony
84
Elf braviard team assemble! (off to die).
35
The Royal Disease (people pretend to have disease of king/lord)
85
Discovery of strangely arrayed dead animal (on posts, with markings)
36
Tax collector in vicinity
86
Murder/theft protests and/or investigation
37
Tax collector dead: Elections to be held.
87
Serial killer on the loose
38
New statue
88
Random building missing (replace? Changed? Ancient elvish pact?)
39
People vanished
89
Famous' craftsperson missing, or dead (mourning)
40
Ownership of village changed
90
Virgin birth! (obviously not though…)
41
Witch hunt or Lynching
91
Travelling wizard/witch (with books? Seeking apprentice?)
42
Murdermoon
92
Bring our yer dead!
43
Preacher
93
Local 'Little john' guarding passage.
44
minor rebellion (being roused)
94
Everyone missing lock of hair (or petty item: scissors, milk)(spoiled?)
45
minor rebellion in progress
95
All children missing (return spontaneously? Not?)
46
Religious icon found (bones, artefact) (event, 40 days rain etc.)
96
All elderly missing.
47
Goose day (hog day, etc.)
97
Virgin kidnapped. Outrage - marriage pending?
48
Day of the Dead (souls, hallows - return home once per year)
98
Earl visit (I didn't know we 'ad an Earl….)
49
Seasonal change festival
99
Overgrown
50
Disguises Day
100
travelling minstrel, tinker, merchant etc.

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