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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Make Your Own Magical Orders (Table)

I have uploaded a Table to make it easier to generate the names of Random Magical Orders to Scribd.  You can find it here, or down below.  It's free and it's yours to use, if you have a use for it, I just ask that you give me a mention if you do use it.  I'd also like some feedback, if anyone is inclined to offer any.

How To Use the Table:
Roll 2D6.  The first result is how many columns of the top table you get to select from, the second result is how many columns of the bottom table you get to select from.

Roll as many D20 as you got results for the Top and then the Bottom tables.  You get to pick whether you go with the ascending or descending order: or you can flip a coin.

Toss the words together, move them around as you see fit and experiment with swapping them around.  The idea is to generate the seed kernel of a decent name for a magical order.   You can slip a "The" and sometimes a well-placed "of the" can make all the difference.  If it comes out sounding pretentious, hubristic or over-the-top ridiculous...that might just be exactly what is called for.  Trust the dice, but use your imagination.  If you don't like your results, change some of the words or pick from different columns.  There is plenty of room for expanding the current double-matrix into something far more complex and filled with half a million sub-tables...but that's a lot of work for a little pay-off.

Let me know if it is useful or if it sucks.  I'm already working on a different approach that's a bit more formalized.

RiskailMagicalOrderTable_Mk1

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