Strange Storms In The Mages’ Desert

Wherein your humble scribe, drawing on the “All The Dice” random generator concept (tip of the hat to Grim), presents a random table for your nerdly needs. This table is built for Labyrinth Lord + Advanced Edition Companion. You should be able to tweak it to your needs for just about any other old school fantasy RPG, though.

The Mages’ Desert is an area far to the west of most civilized lands, burned barren by a great magical duel that happened in aeons past. The sheer power of the arcane residue that haunts this place brings very strange storms to the region. The tables below will help construct just such a storm to bedevil your players if they should happen to be passing through. Sometimes these storms are strong enough that they even make their way to settled areas.

Time Of Day Storm Begins, 1d4

  1. Morning (6am-12pm)
  2. Afternoon (1pm-5pm)
  3. Evening (6pm-12am)
  4. Night (1am-5am)

Atmospheric Effects Of Storm, 1d6

  1. Heavy Lighting, No Thunder
  2. Heavy Thunder, No Lightning
  3. Disturbing Calm
  4. Heavy Winds
  5. The Roar of Wind without actual Wind
  6. Sudden temperature change (1-3 hotter, 4-6 colder)

Direction From Which The Storm Approaches, 1d8

  1. North
  2. Northeast
  3. East
  4. Southeast
  5. South
  6. Southwest
  7. West
  8. Northwest

Mood Engendered By The Storm, 1d10

  1. Gloom
  2. Melancholy
  3. Lust
  4. Contentment
  5. Mirth
  6. Unease
  7. Paranoia
  8. Rage
  9. Jealousy
  10. Roll again twice, add results

Color Of The Sky/Clouds During Storm, 1d12

  1. Crimson
  2. Ochre
  3. Pale Yellow
  4. Umber
  5. Pea Green
  6. Forest Green
  7. Cerulean
  8. Midnight Blue
  9. Royal Purple
  10. Bruised Purple
  11. Alabaster White
  12. Night Black

Odd Rains, 1d20

  1. Daggers (1d4 damage per turn exposed)
  2. Gold Coins (melt after 1d20 minutes)
  3. Silver Coins (melt after 1d20 hours)
  4. Copper Coins (melt after 1d20 days)
  5. Frogs
  6. Fish
  7. Skulls (1d6 damage per turn exposed)
  8. Eyeballs
  9. Blood
  10. Feathers
  11. Scraps of paper (books)
  12. Scraps of paper (magic scrolls)
  13. Scraps of paper (treasure maps)
  14. Gravel (1d4 damage per turn exposed)
  15. Ale
  16. Wine
  17. Miniature fully-formed snowmen
  18. Fruit
  19. Fire (1d4 per turn exposed, may cause more fires)
  20. Jewelry (rings, necklaces, etc. 1-2 real, 3-6 costume)
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