Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Post-Apocalypse Exploration "Triangle Tables"

Quite a long time ago, RPGNet user Gullerbutry had a wonderful thread on "triangle tables". I turned around and made a set of triangle tables for random exploration of a post-apocalypse city or its environs. I was straightening out some documents and assets and, even though I linked to them a long time ago on Dreams of Flesh and Spirit, I thought I'd put them up on here as well.
The way these tables work (you can see a sample image below) is you roll 5dF and cross index the + results and the - results. The little numbers in the corners show you the probability for that square (that's how I  figured out the distribution). For these tables, you either decide what type of area is being explored or roll on Table 1. Then you find the appropriate table and roll again. The goal is to figure out what there is for exploration within two rolls or so.
You can grab the .PDF from Google Docs.

3 comments:

  1. Just realized, there was an edit I wanted to make a long time ago that I never did. Each of the corner squares, which are .41% probability each, could be treated as "specials" to be rolled on the Special table. I had totally forgotten about that edit.

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  2. Is there a form fillable version of this template? I'd like to start creating some myself.

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  3. You know what, I have a blank one in SVG format here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_7cEdwMr3E_QlIyM1hzTy05Rm8/edit?usp=sharing . I'll see what I can do to get it into a form fillable PDF (I know Inkscape or Docs some other tool I had will create form fields, I just don't remember which one).

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