Monday, February 22, 2010

Random Table - Quick NPC personalities


It can get tiring trying to come up with personalities for every Tom, Dick, and Harry man-at-arms your party hires, so here's a way, with a couple of quick rolls, to turn them into Tom the Impartial, Dick the Bewildered, and Harry the Depressed.

Ah, that's better! :)

Quick NPC Personalities (d6)
1-3 Table 1
4-6 Table 2

Table 1 (d100)
1.adaptable
2.adorable
3.agreeable
4.alert
5.alluring
6.ambitious
7.amused

8.boundless

9.brave

10.bright

11.calm

12.capable

13.charming

14.cheerful

15.coherent

16.comfortable

17.confident

18.cooperative

19.courageous

20.credible

21.cultured
22.dashing

23.dazzling
24.debonair

25.decisive
26.decorous

27.delightful

28.detailed
29.determined

30.fabulous
31.fair
32.faithful
33.fantastic
34.fearless
35.fine
36.frank
37.friendly
38.funny
39.generous
40.gentle
41.glorious
42.good
43.happy
44.harmonious
45.helpful
46.hilarious
47.honorable
48.impartial
49.industrious
50.instinctive
51.jolly
52.joyous
53.kind
54.kind-hearted
55.knowledgeable
56.level
57.likeable
58.lively
59.lovely
60.loving

61.punctual
62.quiet
63.receptive
64.reflective
65.relieved
66.resolute
67.responsible
68.rhetorical
69.righteous
70.romantic
71.sedate
72.seemly
73.selective
74.self-assured
75.sensitive
76.shrewd
78.silly
79.sincere
80.skilful
81.smiling
82.splendid
83.steadfast
84.stimulating
85.successful
86.succinct
87.talented
88.thoughtful
89.thrifty
90.tough

91.unbiased
92.unusual
93.upbeat
94.vigorous
95.vivacious
96.willing
97.wise
98.witty
99.zany
100.zealous


Table 2 (d100)
1.abrasive
2.abrupt
3.abusive
4.afraid
5.aloof
6.ambiguous
7.angry
8.annoyed
9.anxious
10.arrogant
11.ashamed
12.awful
13.belligerent
14.bewildered
15.boorish
16.bored
17.callous
18.careless
19.clumsy
20.combative
21.confused
22.cowardly
23.crazy
24.creepy
25.cruel
26.cynical
27.dangerous
28.deceitful
29.defeated
30.defective
31.defiant
32.demonic
33.depressed
34.deranged
35.disagreeable
36.disillusioned
37.disturbed
38.domineering
39.draconian
40.embarrassed
41.envious
42.erratic
43.evasive
44.evil
45.faded
46.fanatical

47.fierce
48.filthy
49.finicky
50.flashy
51.flippant
52.foolish
53.forgetful
54.frantic
55.fretful
56.frightened
57.furtive
58.greedy
59.grieving
60.grouchy
61.gruesome
62.grumpy
63.guarded
64.gullible
65.helpless
66.hesitant
67.homeless
68.horrible
69.hungry
70.ignorant
71.ill
72.irresolute
73.jealous
74.jittery
75.lacking
76.lazy
77.lonely
78.malicious
79.materialistic
80.mean
81.mysterious
82.naive
83.nasty
84.naughty
85.nervous
86.noisy
87.obnoxious
88.outrageous
89.panicky
90.pathetic
91.possessive
92.quarrelsome
93.repulsive
94.venomous
95.volatile
96.voracious
97.vulgar
98.weak
99.wicked
100.worried

9 comments:

  1. Also handy for picking my "mood of the day". Thanks!

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  2. Wow, two hundred personality types? Excellent! Thanks for this; you're like a blogging thesaurus. I will definitely be printing and keeping this table.

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  3. And if you want a character with some depth; use both tables - that's, what, 10,000 combinations?

    Yoinked for great justice! Again.
    Converted into OpenOffice Spreadsheet... done.
    World domination... initialising.

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  4. Perfect timing, I'll be using this tonight!

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  5. Great work. I think with your compendium of little random tables your the reason I started getting into them again.

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  6. Consider breaking the chart down into smaller tables using charisma scores. Higher charisma scores would have a greater likelihood for favorable qualities, while lower scores can reflect the likelihood of negative qualities. You could also have a true personality table that correlates to the initial outward personality table. Example: an NPC can appear very friendly on the outside, but in reality he may have selfish and dishonest tendencies. There could be endless combinations of outward and underlying motives and personalities. Just one to throw into the idea bin;).

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