Inns

A heartbreaking story about a world despair

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… or Random Bard Songs. 

If you have an Inn and a bard you are in definite need of some sort of bard song.  Add a little more flavor to those nights at the inn and build a little back story for your world.  This is based on a Tablesmith table I created, over at the Yahoo Group.   Note that there is a section for an Adjective where I didn’t really want to make a 100 entry adjective table.

A BARDS TALE:
The bard plays a (DARK), (LENGTH), (TEMPO)
It is played on a (INSTRUMENT) in (NOTE)
The song is about (ADVERB) (SUBJECT)
 



2d8-1 LENGTH
1d50 MOOD
1 exhaustive   1 dark
2 short   2 happy
3 long   3 energetic
4 brief   4 depressive
5 quick   5 silly
6 drawn-out   6 light
7 intricate   7 bouncy
8 meticulous   8 black
9 specific   9 bleak
10 thorough   10 daunting
11 abridged   11 dejecting
12 succinct   12 depressive
13 abbreviated   13 discouraging
14 boiled down   14 disheartening
15 concise   15 dismal
      16 dispiriting
2d6-1 INSTRUMENT
17 distressing
1 pan-pipes   18 dreary
2 dulcimer   19 gloomy
3 jew’s Harp   20 heartbreaking
4 harp   21 hopeless
5 lute   22 joyless
6 flute   23 melancholic
7 drums   24 mournful
8 lyre   25 oppressive
9 mandolin   26 sad
10 zither   27 saddening
11 finger symbols   28 somber
      29 upsetting
1d6 NOTE
30 animated
1 C   31 blithe
2 C-Sharp   32 bouncy
3 E   33 cheerful
4 E-Sharp   34 cheery
5 D   35 effervescent
6 D-Sharp   36 elastic
      37 fanciful
2d4-1 TEMPO
38 flippant
1 strathspey*   39 frolicsome
2 reel   40 gay
3 march   41 graceful
4 ballad   42 high-spirited
5 lament   43 jaunty
6 jog   44 light-hearted
7 ditty   45 lively
      46 merry
      47 nonchalant
      48 sprightly
      49 volatile
      50 whimsical
         
1d6 SUBJECT

ADJECTIVE
1 Love     Get a Dictionary!
2 Despair      
3 Tragedy      
4 War      
5 Heroism      
6 Defeat      
         
         
  *(a slow Scottish dance in quadruple meter)
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Random Ale

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In the inn? Need a quick drink? Or how about add a little flavor to that drink? Well it’s time for some Random Ale!

d10 Name Builder d6 Simple Table
1 Type – Style 1 Grain
2 Grain – Type – Style 2 Seasonal
3 Location – Type – Style 3 Racial
4 Fruit – Type – Style 4 Location
5 Modifier (Roll d4 on Name Builder) 5 Modifier
6 Type (Roll d4 on Name Builder) 6 Fruit
7 Seasonal (Roll d4 on Name Builder)
8 NPC Name’s (Roll d4 on Name Builder)
9 Racial (Roll d4 on Name Builder)
10 Simple Table – Style
d8 Type d4 Style
1 Dark 1 Stout
2 Brown 2 Lager
3 Amber 3 Ale
4 Red 4 Beer
5 Bitter
6 Pale
7 Blonde
8 Cream
d6 Grain d4 Seasonal
1 Barley 1 Winter
2 Oatmeal 2 Fall
3 Wheat 3 Summer
4 Corn 4 Spring
5 Rice
6 Rye
d8 Racial d4 Location
1 Gnomish 1 (Randomly Choose a city in your game)
2 Dwarvish 2 Hill
3 Elven 3 Mountain
4 Orc 4 Underdark
5 Kobold
6 Dragon
7 Baskilisk
8 Medusa
d6 Modifier d4 Fruit
1 Imperial 1 Blackberry
2 Golden 2 Huckleberry
3 Stone 3 Raspberry
4 Chocolate 4 Cherry
5 Smoked
6 Black