Steal My Idea: Your Background in Stats: Discover your Homestead and the trials you faced according to your highest and lowest stats (also quickly make NPC backgrounds)

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If you grew up among thieves and struggled to find each meal, you’d have different priorities and knowledge than the child of a profitable cult leader on the outskirts of society. And your stats would reflect that.

These charts show you where you grew up and the unfortunate circumstances in that environment that helped shape you. This is not who you are now. These are events and conditions that you grew up with. How you accepted or fought against them decides who you are now.

This is meant for inspiration for players and DMs when crafting NPCs. If any of the origins inspire you, then use them. This is a method to find a set environment for a character to grow up within without you having to choose. After all, none of us get to select where we grow up. We simply choose what we do with the lessons we learned. Continue reading “Steal My Idea: Your Background in Stats: Discover your Homestead and the trials you faced according to your highest and lowest stats (also quickly make NPC backgrounds)”

Steal [Our] Idea: The Temple of Dosh-Grub – a five room dungeon with unique treasure

Six of us in The Gollicking posed a friendly challenge: we all choose a single item from the WTF Is My Ridiculous Magical Item Generator we split into three teams and all built a five room dungeon out of it. All three of our dungeons were themed around this item: POWERFUL GOBLIN SKULL THAT STEALS COINS WHENEVER YOU REPEAT SOMETHING SOMEONE RECENTLY SAID.

You can get all three dungeons from the Reddit post linked above. /u/PaganUnicorn and I [/u/RexiconJesse] teamed up to build a glorious 5 room dungeon about ticks and greed called The Temple of Dosh-Grub.

Here’s the link to the google doc where PaganUnicorn did a fantastic job formatting it to look beautiful.

Here’s the PDF of The Temple of Dosh-Grub for you!

The text only version follows below.

/u/Mimir-ion and /u/unkindnessnevermore made Holy Matrimoly!

/u/famoushippopotamus and /u/DeathMcGunz made A Skull Full of Coins.

Enjoy! And don’t get greedy! Continue reading “Steal [Our] Idea: The Temple of Dosh-Grub – a five room dungeon with unique treasure”

Steal [Our] Idea: WHAT THE FUCK IS MY RIDICULOUS MAGICAL ITEM GENERATOR

How would you like to be the owner of this

  • FINE CODPIECE THAT VIBRATES SLIGHTLY WHENEVER THE MOON IS DIRECTLY ABOVE IT
  • INFUSED BULLS EYE LANTERN THAT CHANGES YOUR GENDER WHENEVER YOU MAKE A PUN
  • INDESTRUCTIBLE PENDANT THAT TELEPORTS THE PERSON USING IT WHENEVER YOU LIGHT IT ON FIRE
  • WAXY LANDSHARK HIDE THAT MAKES YOU THINK DIRTY THOUGHTS WHENEVER UNDEAD ARE CLOSE
  • PIXIE-CRAFTED CHARIOT THAT SCOLDS YOU WITH YOUR MOTHER’S VOICE WHENEVER YOU GET BUZZED

With The Gollicking’s own WHAT THE FUCK IS MY RIDICULOUS MAGICAL ITEM GENERATOR, you could have it! Or one of thousands of other items because we made a lot of possibilities that all smash together t make something glorious (and sometimes cursed)! Any time you need a magical item (weapon, tool, clothing, loot, etc.) just check out the generator!

This was highly influenced by whothefuckismydndcharacter.com, and if you don’t already know about it, check it out. It’s an amazing quick and humorous character creator for PCs and NPCs.

The team behind our generator is:

 

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Steal [Our] [MASSIVE] Idea: The Museum of All Things – A Location to Steal

We went a bit nuts and made a massive extra-planar environment called The Museum of All Things. It’s a bit SCP, a bit The Library, and a whole lot of fun. It’s got hundreds of item, a rich history, and more. It was a big collaborative effort from:

/u/PaganUnicorn

/u/Mimir-ion

/u/DeathMcGunz

/u/famoushippopotamus

/u/zweefer

/u/PaddyWagon123

/u/DwizKhalifa

/u/RexiconJesse

Check it out. Also, here’s the original Reddit post.

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Cult: Bhaal’s Gentry, a friendly death cult on behalf of Bhaal, the God of Murder

Deity – Bhaal, God of Murder (NE, Death)

Cult Name – Bhaal’s Gentry

Symbol – A skull with the hilt of a dagger below its mouth and the tip piercing the top of the skull

Any drunken halfwit with a blade can murder an unsuspecting person. There’s no sport, no challenge, no mystery, no tension. Bhaal rejoices in the delicious lead up to murder almost as much as the act itself. While Bhaal takes notice of all murders, he does not offer favor to any normal murderer.

Those who wish to become something more than a servant of Bhaal must walk a different, far more dangerous path.

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Steal [Our] Idea – The Red Sky Hydra: The Living Ship for GMs Who Like a Role-Playing Challenge

Thanks to fellow Gollicking members u/Paddywagon for writing Flannibal the Cannibal, and u/DwizKhalifa for writing Dirty Jones.In the city of Valtarin, a curse caused the residents to become animate objects. While everyone else was trapped within the city limits, the guards and prisoners in the dungeon near the edge of the ocean experienced a different fate. Rather than becoming separate objects, they all became different parts of the same ship. They alone have the ability to escape the bounds of the curse, allowing them to sail the high seas… when they can coordinate long enough to do so.The Red Sky Hydra is a two-mast merchant ship equipped with a dozen cannons. It’s figurehead is an eleven-headed hydra, and it’s serpentine body stretches down the length of the ship on both sides.

Steal [Our] Idea: Cats are too cute to be mundane

 

 

Fellow Gollicking pal and Reddit user /u/DeathMcGunz edited more “mundane” creature entries for the new type of monster manual. The Gollicking did birds last time, and this time, we did cats! Everything from tabby’s to Cheetahs.

You can see all of the cat posts over on r/dndbehindthescreen. If you want the mechanical/extended versions of the ones I created, here they are:

Exotic Shorthair

Flat-faced and fluffy, exotic shorthairs have a unique cuteness that draws admiration, especially from those who love animals. Exotic shorthairs are like a constant charm spell. They manipulate people with their sly voices and patient movements. Their typical modus operandi is to make kids do things they shouldn’t, but they’ve been known to control their “owners”, even those in high ranking positions.

Full: Exotic shorthairs can cast Charm Person as a first level spell at will, attempting to force anyone within 30 ft to notice and adore them. The DC is 10 but is increased by 5 if the affected person is proficient with the handle animal skill. Anyone with an expressed love for cats rolls with disadvantage.

 

Cheshire Cat

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Steal (Our) Idea: Arcane Weather

When magic is a part of the world, nature can get strange…

The Gollicking bashed our heads together and came up with a list of 50 random weather effects that have an arcane twist. If you want something unpredictable for your players to experience, give it a roll and have an effect occur.

Check out the whole post, but specifically, I did these:

Storm of Time: Storm rolls in, and in a flash, recreates the conditions the area was in six months before (snow covered, drenched in rain, drought, etc)

The Dracolich’s Wake – Rain possessing a sickly green glow falls from swift moving clouds. The necrotic rain will cause corpses struck by the rain to become animate zombies for 1d4 hours.

Hail of Lost Memories – Hail that takes 1 second of memories every time it strikes a person’s head. The hail ball retains the memories. If the person eats the hail, they will regain the memory. If the hail melts into the soil,it will cause a flower to grow there. Roses with larger thorns grow from bad memories, dandelions grow from neutral memories, lotus orchids grow from pleasant memories. Creatures with a 2 or less intelligence are unaffected.

Hurricane Wall – Hurricane that pulls water up from the ocean, making a circular, moving dome of high-speed churning water. Dissipates after being moving inland for 1d4 miles.

Mist of Misplacement – Arcane spellcasters have all of their spells randomly switched. All divine spellcasters lose special spells related to their god and gain the special spells related to their god’s natural opposite. Spells return to normal when they can arrange their spells again.

Uplifitng Sand – A sand storm so thick people can walk on it. Everyone moves as if they have cast levitate on themselves. Low visibility in the storm. CON save or be blind until treated. Goggles ignore the Con save.

Butler’s Day Off – Magical cloud gives everyone touched by rain an Unseen Servant for 1 hour

 

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