Monday, May 10, 2010

Quick Hex Contents Generator

Here's a quick random chart to determine the contents of a hex.

Quick Hex Contents Generator (d100)
1. Site of a recent battle
2. Traveling gypsy caravan
3. Forest/grass fire
4. Corpse of a dead messenger
5. Burning farm house
6. Roadside evangelical preacher
7. Group of begging lepers
8. Military encampment
9. Idyllic glade with spring
10. Traveling minstrel
11. Ancient, half-buried statue of warrior
12. Secluded sylvan shrine
13. Seven mossy menhirs
14. Package of hallucinogenics hastily concealed in underbrush
15. Line of breadcrumbs leading off into the distance
16. Nineteen copper coins arranged in a runic design
17. Corpse hanged from nearby tree
18. Military recruiters / press gang
19. Tent selling local ale
20. Mysterious fortune teller
21. Open, seemingly bottomless pit
22. Fog-shrouded ravine
23. Hill-top monument
24. Local underbrush choked with webs
25. Ruined watch-tower
26. Deserted campsite
27. Pile of neatly stacked firewood
28. Abandoned wagon full of grain
29. Giant Ant-Hill
30. Field of cultivated poppies
31. Three blind old men sharing bottle of wine and ribald tales
32. Beekeeper's Field
33. Glass enclosure filled with large eggs
34. Small herd of giant, grazing reptiles
35. Muddy remains of recent flood
36. Field filled with smoking craters
37. Glowing fissure in the earth
38. Ship abandoned in field far from any water
39. Massive flock of ravens
40. Local agricultural festival
41. Long line of marching pilgrims
42. Massive obsidian egg
43. Forest of petrified trees
44. Trio of magpies taunt passersby
45. Golden onion-shaped dome glitters on the horizon
46. A beautiful maiden lies in a apparent trance beside a small pool
47. An ornate carriage with broken axles at the foot of a small bluff
48. The apparition of a notorious sorcerer pleads for succor before fading away.
49. A angry swarm of hornets attack passersby
50. A boulder is inscribed with weird glyphs
51. A small book case seems out of place in the middle of a clearing
52. Mutilated cattle lie scattered around a field
53. A wandering tinker offers his services
54. The four daughters of Farmer Glikrus aggressively seek husbands
55. An abandoned inn fills with noise and light at midnight
56. A bloodstained altar to a dark god in a rocky clearing
57. A lost dog follows the party, tail wagging
58. The corpse of an orc, filled with elvish arrows
59. A riderless horse, saddle dragging behind it, wanders aimlessly
60. A cloud of ghostly blue moths obscures vision
61. An acrid, foul-smelling rain begins to fall
62. An elderly gnome heckles adventurers from the mouth of a cave
63. Nine eagles perch in a dead tree
64. The forty-foot long skeleton of a giant sea-serpent lies exposed after a storm
65. A swarm of birds and small animals flee past the PCs in a panic
66. A small black storm cloud hovers over a cottage
67. Thousands of red fleas deliver painful bites
68. A tree is filled with fruit of unearthly beauty
69. A curvaceous beauty is chained to an ancient stone obelisk
70. Six newly raised cairns line the top of a nearby ridge
71. A dubious temple made of dark glass squats nearby
72. A strange glass dome rises from a small lake
73. The scent of rotting meat hangs in the air
74. 2d4 bedraggled deserters seek employment as sell-swords
75. A bearded madman loudly foretells doom and woe
76. A traveling carnival of exotic beasts and their keepers passes by
77. A lively stream seems to sing in the voices of young maidens
78. The monument of a famed king lies broken and vandalized
79. A shifty wanderer peddles potions, poultices, and amulets
80. A violent explosion miles away shakes the ground and throws ash into the horizon
81. The sun takes upon the horrifying aspect of a dark god for thirteen minutes
82. Four laughing children run past swinging stick-swords
83. Pixies flutter about, begging for wine
84. The image of a great eye is carved into a hillside
85. Several square acres of tall rosebushes surround a lonely tower
86. An ancient sea-floor, filled with shells and teeth, has been exposed by flood.
87. A burned out plantation serves as home for several filthy outcasts
88. A local baron oversees the construction of a folly
89. A bridge crosses a dry stream, a despondent troll lives beneath it
90. Two obese prostitutes seek to ply their trade
91. Two fauns dance around a glade to amuse a weeping dryad
92. Fallen columns betray the ruins of an ancient temple
93. A hedge wizard begs for news of the outside world
94. A wide crater mars the landscape; a pulsing green orb sits at its center
95. Five sodden huts filled with the pained cries of their diseased occupants
96. The statue of maiden, draped in flowers, offers a scene of peace and tranquility
97. A great roc circles high above for several minutes before moving on
98. A swarm of locusts ravages the land for miles around
99. A passing nobleman and his retinue contemptuously toss silver coins at the party
00. A swirling magical gate appears between two ancient dolmen

(cool hexmap from batintheattic, an excellent source of all things hex)


  1. Hey! That looks familiar :D
    Good post.

  2. Awesome. I've found that outdoor hex-crawling can get a little boring unless you have this sort of thing. Definitely going to help me out, thanks!

  3. These are my most favorite kinds of random encounter lists. I remember the first time I was introduced to a list like this was in Dragon Magazine. This made me squee with delight. Thanks for posting it!



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