Friday, 20 December 2019

IX Edition of Library of Babel's Five on Friday

I say this each week without fail, in service to the greater blogger gods: read Froth's Humpday Blog-O-Rama and also Dragons Never Forget for the greatest OSR blogrolls currently available!

I googled Winter Solstice and got this.
Yule will soon be upon us (the winter solstice will be on the 22nd December). Just remember, it's always darkest before the dawn: a new year is coming. This is good: 2019 was the new 2016 for a lot of people...

A BLASTED, CRATERED LAND
WIZARDS DIE MESSILY
https://crateredland.blogspot.com/2019/12/wizards-die-messily.html
Lexi is going to get her very own section in the Library of Babel at this rate: in the past few weeks, we've featured her Meatropolis, a character class known as the Far Traveler [sic] and now this: wizards die messily. By Babelian tradition, any post featuring a random table MUST be rolled upon, so here goes:
  • My wizard might explode because:  Someone walked up behind them and shouted "Boo!"
  • How my wizard exploded: Turn To Moon. Save vs. blindness as the wizard turns into a great orb of marble and ascends to the heavens. This absolutely obliterates anything in its path. You may save to jump off the new moon; if you succeed, roll a d10 to figure out how many d6s of falling damage you take. If you fail, you have about a minute of oxygen in your lungs. Make it count


ELFMAIDS & OCTOPI
CONCLUDING CAVE CAMPAIGN
http://elfmaidsandoctopi.blogspot.com/2019/12/concluding-cave-campagn.html
This is really only here because I need to refer back to it later and... oh? Was I typing out loud? Yes, this is a comprehensive list of all Elfmaids' posts about their stone age campaign, and i definitely won't be stealing  mining this for inspiration later!

TOMB OF THE WANDERING MILLENNIAL
I EAT THE ELF (A HOLIDAY TABLE)
https://totmv2.blogspot.com/2019/12/i-eat-elf-holiday-table.html
Yeah, this is dumber than snorting the ashes of an elder god somehow, but it's Christmas so fuck it. What will happen to you when you  EAT THE ELF? 
As you swallow/snort/smoke/inject/etc the elf you feel a warmth flow throughout your body and... You become immune to all human diseases thanks to the elf's super immune system. The downside is you have to orally expel all the bile build up randomly every 1d4 days. The vomiting takes a turn.
THE BENIGN BROWN BEAST
SECRET SANTICORN 2019 - THE SLIPSOUL – A CHARACTER OPTION
I'm weirdly proud to have been part of this incredible tradition: members of the OSR discord entered their desired RPG "thing" on a shared spreadsheet, and James Young assigned each supplicant one of their fellow's wishes... Ian, the Benign Brown Beast, was tasked with creating a new way to mess with time/space/fate (as opposed to getting a re-roll) and in the process made PCs into quantum immortals! 
I should also disclose at this point that I was likewise a happy recipient of Secret Santicorn when Mr-Screw-On-Head furnished me with this incredible procedurally generated post Roman Britain hexcrawl. I'll be devoting a whole post to it very soon:
https://wasitlikely.blogspot.com/2019/12/secret-santicorn-post-roman-pre-saxon.html
QUESTING BLOG (QUESTING BEAST)
THE MAZE KNIGHTS POTION AND SPELL GENERATOR
http://questingblog.com/the-maze-knights-potion-and-spell-generator/

Finally, Ben Milton rarely (or perhaps more accurately, sporadically) posts these days (mainly because he is producing QVC FOR DORKS, but when he does it usually makes up for the lengthy intermission. In this case, items as spells is given a new twist in this preview of a potion/ spell generation for  Maze Knights, his forthcoming RPG follow-up to the excellent Maze Rats (with which this generator is backwards compatible, though really it would be harder to make something incompatible with the super-light rules of Maze Rats. 
Anyway, this is good, and here's something I generated earlier: 
SPELL: Mirror of Deflecting Tea BOTTLE: Egg, Pumpkin colored, Mayonnaise consistency, Popcorn scented, Rotten Egg taste, Quirk: Whistling
Okay that's it for this week, try not to discourse too hard over the festive season, see you the day after Boxing Day!

(I mean, unless you happen to stop by at any point this Yule, we'd love to see you! Come in and have egg nog and meth or whatever it is normal people do).

But before you go, I've done quite a few posts this week, mainly about made-up animal spirits, it would be great if you had a look:

A sort of overview of spirits and the role they play in the game:
https://aloneinthelabyrinth.blogspot.com/2019/12/spirits-in-semi-material-world.html

A closer look at animal spirits with some tables:
https://aloneinthelabyrinth.blogspot.com/2019/12/spirits-in-semi-material-world-animal.html

Actual examples of those self-same spirits:
https://aloneinthelabyrinth.blogspot.com/2019/12/more-animal-spirits-continued.html

Until next time,

-Sofinho
DM in Exile

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