Monday, September 9, 2019

Book of random tables?

I've been rolling on the Strange Life Events table a bit too much lately, but in between I've had some time to work on a book.

It's a guide to building your own campaign in this setting, full of random tables for generating everything by rolling dice and drawing maps.  Maybe people will enjoy it, or maybe it's just for me to use at the table.  Either way it's been fun.

Here's a quick mockup I did of what the interior might look like:

Still working on the random table layouts, but overall I'm rather happy with them.  The real test will be how well they work for other people using them.

Any thoughts on the look so far?  (The covers won't look like that; this mockup is really just for the interior.)


  1. Looks good to me - love me some random tables :)

  2. This all looks very exciting, looking forward to seeing what lies ahead!

  3. Looks great! I really like the pointing fingers marking the location of the relevant tables - simple, but effective.

  4. This is a beautiful idea. You've assembled a whole fantasy America setting and all the advice you need to run a campaign there. I would LOVE to see this!

  5. I think the look is brilliant to be honest.

  6. Oooh, this looks very interesting.
    For me, the critical thing will be having the information laid out and searchable quickly. It looks like they example layouts do a good job; all the information I need is adjacent or on facing page.
    You may not need to define Purpose, Difficulty, etc. If there's no mechanical variation or twist, then the title of the table covers what the table contains; the definition just repeats that information without providing any clarity.
    Looking forward to it.

  7. i accidentally happed upon this blog and by chance it happens to be everything ive been contemplating for years now. im so excited to devour this blog and yr book when it comes out.

    thank you