In what will surely be the first of many, this post introduces a 1d10 random table. While it can (with a little adjustment) be used in any adventure (or even any system), it was designed specifically for use with A02 – Blood & Salt, and is something of a sneak-preview of the expanded content for published adventures.
Something foul is afoot. There is an unrest in folks around here, an unseasonable current in the air.
These sinister portents can occur at any time, and can be used to add atmosphere and suspense to a party’s investigation. At your discretion, roll 1d10, and use the table below to determine what event occurs.
1d10 Spooky Events
- Every mirror in town suddenly ceases to show the viewer’s reflection, and instead depicts a fog-shrouded island and the shadow of a lighthouse in the mist, its lamp emitting a dim red glow. This effect lasts for 1d10 minutes, and ends as abruptly as it began.
- Grey storm clouds rapidly form over the town, thick and heavy, and unleash a torrent of dead, rotting fish. The deluge lasts for 1d10 minutes.
- A shadowy figure is spotted lurking just around a nearby corner. If pursued, nothing is found.
- The disembodied voices of missing villagers ring out in the silence.
- A murder of ravens descends upon the town. They are silent as death, and watch every passerby through ominous, empty eyes.
- Though the air is still, the trees surrounding the village rustle impatiently.
- Every door knob in the village twists and turns, as though it were being opened – yet no one is found on the other side.
- A sudden, powerful gust of wind tears at any caught within its gale. Those within hear the unsettling sound of human screams.
- Any form of illumination – torch or candle light, magical glow, etc – is suddenly extinguished. If this event occurs at night, even the stars seem to flicker in dark unison, though only for a moment; during which anyone outside will see a dim, red orb in the distance across the sea.
- A volley of rocks strikes a nearby building, breaking windows, damaging the exterior, and alarming its inhabitants, though the assailants are nowhere to be found, and leave no evidence of their attack – save for the rocks.