Sword

Is that a sword in your scabbard? Or are you just a random table?

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Finally, we get to the end of our exploration of randomly created swords. We delved into the depths  of myarmoury.com to find out about the bits and pieces of the sword, and we’ve got the hilt constructed, the blade constructed. And now we get to the ornamentation of the sword. And then at the end we help you get some details about the crafter itself. Enjoy.
 


ORNAMENTATION
1d12 Runes
1 runes run the length of the sword’s fuller
2 runes run the length of the swords blade
3 runes imprinted on the tang
4 runes on the pommel
5 A set of strange runes are carved into the blade near the hilt
6 A set of strange runes are carved into the blade on the fuller
7 A set of strange runes are carved into the blade into the tang
8 A set of strange runes are carved into the pommel of the sword
9 A single rune is carved into the blade near the hilt
10 A single rune is carved into the middle of the sword’s fuller
11 A single rune is carved into the middle of the swords tang
12 A single rune is carved in the pommel of the sword
1d10 Etchings
1 The image of a [CREATURE] is carved into the blade
2 A Coat of Arms is carved into the blade
3 An Etched Name
4 An Etched Location
5 Wickerwork Etchings
6 Gothic Tracery Etchings
7 “Grotesque” Etching Method
8 Scrolled Decoration Etchings
9 Moresque Etchings
10 Flower Etching

THEMED SWORDS
1d6 Hilt
1 The Features of the hilt are carved to look like the head of a [CREATURE]
2 The Features of the hilt are carved to look like a [CREATURE]
3 An [ETCHING] is carved into the the hilt
4 The cross-guard of the sword is carved to look like intertwined [CREATURE]s
5 A vow is carved into the hilt.
6 The hilt is ancient compared to the blade.
1d8 Blade
1 Intertwined [CREATURE]s have been carved into the blade.
2 A single [CREATURE] has been carved into the blade.
3 A [CREATURE] has been inset into the blade with [Random Metal].
4 The blade has been carved to look like the bottom half of a [CREATURE].
5 The blade has been carved to look like the neck and head of a [CREATURE].
6 The blade is emblazoned with the markings of a [Random Country]
7 Enough Ornamentation is on the blade. It makes the sword only useful for ceremonies
8 An epic poem is etched into the blade.
CRAFTER DETAILS
1d8 Smith’s sigil appears on the:
1 Blade
2 Fuller Top
3 Fuller Bottom
4 Tang
5 Cross-Section
6 Grip
7 Pommel
8 Basket Guard
1d6 Crafters Experience Level
1 an Apprentice smith
2 a Journeyman smith
3 a standard smith
4 a Gifted smith
5 a Master smith
6 a Grandmaster smith
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Does this blade fit that Hilt? There might be a random chance!

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Last weeks table dealt with Hilts, but a sword is not just a hilt now is it?  But can the blade be as interesting as that hilt?  Of course it can.  You have the Fuller, and the Tang, you have the Cross-Section and so many different pieces!  Why would we continue to just call a sword a sword?  A sword is so much more, and each sword is unique and special as a snowflake.  While the mechanics may not change, if our goal as GM’s is to build a story and paint a picture with words, why wouldn’t we be more descriptive about the magical sword +Whatever?  So, to answer that question I give you the second installment of the RandomDM’s swords series!

1d10 Sword Type
1 Bastard Sword
2 Cutlass
3 Long Sword
4 Rapier
5 Sabre
6 Scimitar
7 Short Sword
8 Great Sword
9 Falchion
10 Claymore
2d3-1 Fuller Top (Hi) (wikipedia)
1 A continuous straight groove of notable width
2 Two parallel grooves
3 A groove shaped like the leaf of an iris plant
4 Two thing grooves that run the top half of the blade
5 A short rounded-top groove found near the bottome of the blade
1d4 Fuller Bottom (Tome) (wikipedia)
1 Groove runs all the way down to the end of the tang
2 Groove stops as a square end within 3cm of the tang’s upper end
3 Groove is rounded within 3cm of th tang’s upper end
4 Groove tapers to a pointed end halfway down the tang
1d4 Fuller Length (wikipedia)
1 One fourth of the blade
2 One half of the blade
3 Three-fourths of the blade
4 Complete length of the blade
1d6 Tang (wikipedia)
1 Full tang
2 Half tang
3 Encapsulated tang
4 Push tang
5 Hidden tang
6 Stub tang
1d8 Blade Cross-Section (myArmoury)
1 Lenticular
2 Diamond
3 Hollow Ground
4 Hexagonal
5 Narrow-fullered
6 Double-fullered
7 Broad-fullered
8 Opposing Fullers
1d8 Describe Blade Condition
1 The blade is in excellent shape.
2 The blade has some nicks and dings.
3 The blade has been chipped and scratched.
4 The blade has some moderate damage.
5 The blade has begun to rust.
6 The blade is rusty.
7 The blade is pitted.
8 The blade is in no shape to be used