Sunday, February 27, 2011

d10 Random Mercenary Table

1 - 4d6 unarmored pygmy short-bow archers mounted upon muscular blind & deaf slaves; these mounts are directed by their riders via the agency of a variety of leg- and toe- clutches.
2 - 3d4 veiled, shirtless death-fanatics armed with poisoned scimitars and spiked shields.
3 - 4d6 stodgy, grumbling heavy footmen in mail hauberks and iron helms, armed with spears, maces and round-shields.
4 - 2d4 athletic, dashing charioteer-lancers clad in brass-scaled cuirass and lion-helms, with attendant squire-drivers.
5 - 3d6 sneering, fearless tribal nomad pony skirmishers, armed with javelins, lances and sword-knives; clad in studded furs and hides.
6 - 2d8 unemployed toughs and labourers armed with cudgels and hatchets.
7 - 3d4 towering barbarian maul-wielders clad in banded mail and full helms, also carries javelins and short-swords; trained in breaking enemy-formations.
8 - 6d4 pikemen in colorful quilted silk armor, secondary weapons are a mixture of war-hammers, shortswords, light maces and hand axes.
9 - 4d4 hard-bitten halabardiers in black-enameled scale mail and helms; also carry kite shields and broad swords.
10 - 6d6 adolescent spear-men from the hill clans, full of bravado yet inexperienced; also carrying round shields, javelins and axes or short swords.

7 comments:

  1. Blair quit giving me such great stuff that I can apply to my science fantasy campaign. My printer may have a nervous break down. Man you just keep cranking out the hits. Just keep cranking them out until I have that Algol pdf or magazine of yours! Best regards,Eric

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  2. #1 reminded me of The Adventures of Cholly and Flytrap.

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  3. @Anonymous: ALGOL pdf? I'm waiting it out for the signed box set with the phosphorescent Algol dice and vintage Hawkwind ticket stubs.

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  4. Phosphorecent? That shit wears out. Blair got actual radioactive dice made, I saw them! They will glow in the dark for a million years!!

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  5. I love this beyond words (not counting the words I just used to say that I loved it beyond words ... or the words I used to ... oh crap).

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  6. Thanks guys!

    @ Biopunk: My inspiration was from The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe, but who can tell where the idea came from originally? Who can tell indeed...

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