Songs

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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