Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Devil's in the Details: Kobolds


Picking up on the gauntlet that James Maliszewski threw down and Michael Curtis has already answered twice I offer my own Kesher-eqsue table for the lovable Kobold.


d20
(Roll 3 times or pick 3)
Many Kobolds…
1
Believe discretion is the better part of valor.
2
Wear bandoliers full of both useful and useless trinkets.
3
Believe big races are powerful, but foolish.
4
Enjoy the taste of insects.
5
Are communal creatures.
6
Relish the chance to have a good sand scrub.
7
Are jealous of dwarven stonesmiths.
8
Feel clothing is generally unnecessary, but armor is very useful.
9
Sharpen their teeth.
10
Have black eyes.
11
Hide color ranges anywhere from brown to rust to black.
12
Prefer to stab you in the back, as it’s safer than stabbing you in the front.
13
Want to outnumber their opponents.
14
Tend to blink quickly when they aren’t focused on something.
15
Enjoy garish colors.
16
Will decorate whatever living quarters they inhabit with carvings in the walls.
17
Distrust gnomes and illusions (that aren’t of their own making)
18
Are industrious miners
19
Polish their horns
20
Are generally immune to the stinging of small insects

Roll d16 (1d8 + high/low die) once
Some Kobolds…
1
Become intoxicated by milk products.
2
Claim to be descended from specific dragons.
3
Believe the more parts a trap has the better it is.
4
Are Blue or White instead of their usual colors
5
Feel a compulsion to fix things that adventurers break.
6
Keep newts or salamanders as pets.
7
Appear more dog like than their kin.
8
Chirp when happy.
9
Can’t sleep if there isn’t a roof of some sort over their heads.
10
Have vestigial wings.
11
Use body paint regularly.
12
Fear the fae.
13
Wear decorative tail caps.
14
Will threaten to eat your baby to intimidate you.
15
Can grow quills on their chin.
16
Have small horns down their backs.

d16 (1d8 + high/low die) 1d3 times
Common Traveling Gear
1
Block of cheese.
2
Pots of body paint.
3
Stoneworking tools.
4
A pouch with a salamander and moss.
5
Bronze tail cap.
6
A bright scarf.
7
A hooked knife.
8
A necklace made from the bones of small animals
9
A box of beetles.
10
A piece of shell from the egg they were hatched from.
11
A ball of twine.
12
Several lucky stones.
13
A simple broach with feathers.
14
A broad bladed short spear (useful for digging pits).
15
A vial of oil
16
Salt crystals in a small pouch.

2 comments:

  1. I am happy to see these springing up.
    A lot of great ideas here that I will be snagging for this weekend.

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  2. Snag away! That's what it's here for!

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