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    1 Million Swords

    One Million Swords

    Every magical sword should be unique, with its own story. That being the case, I present "One Million Swords", a random sword generator for those +1's to +5's you roll up in treasure hoards. No accounting has been made for edition.

    A. Name I (roll 1d10)

    1: 1d6: 1-3=Dawn, 4-6=Dusk
    2: 1d6: 1-3=Day, 4-6=Night
    3: 1d6: 1-3=Light, 4-6=Dark
    4: 1d6: 1-2=Bone, 3-4=Skull, 5-6=Blood
    5: 1d6: 1-2=Heart, 3-4=Life, 5-6=Soul
    6: Roll on table C (use singular form)
    7: [Personal Name]
    8: [Nation Name]
    9: [Deity Name]
    10: Open Dictionary or Thesaurus to random page.

    B. Name II (roll 1d8)

    1: ['s] Blade/Sword
    2: Cutter/Cleaver
    3: Slayer/Reaver
    4: Star/Sun/Moon
    5: Shield/Arm/Hand
    6: Drinker/Eater/Devourer
    7: ['s] Bane
    8: Tooth/Claw/Sting

    C. Who/what forged the sword? (roll 1d6+magical bonus)

    2: Humans
    3: Dwarves
    4: Elves
    5: Goblinoids
    6: Orcs
    7: Ogres/Trolls/Giants
    8: Dragons
    9: Demons/Dark Gods
    10: Angels/Good Gods
    11: Forged by Deed (spontaneous enchantment0

    D. Who was the first wielder/owner of the sword? (roll 1d6+magical bonus)

    2: Slave
    3: Commoner/Serf
    4: Freeman
    5: Noble
    6: Champion (of race/nation)
    7: Champion (of ideal/deity/religion)
    8: King/Queen
    9: Divine Pawn/Hero (Perseus, Beowulf, etc..)
    10: Demi-god
    11: Deity

    E. What circumstances is the sword famous for being used in? (roll 1d6)

    1: War against (roll on table C).
    2: Defense/service of forger's/owner's nation/race/religion
    3: Against forger's/owner's nation/race/religion.
    4: Personal gain/agenda.
    5: During major historical event.
    6: In the name of love/honor/loyalty/etc...

    F. Under what circumstances did the original owner lose the weapon? (roll 1d6)

    1: Passed it on (heir/student)
    2: Sword lost (accidental)
    3: Died in battle
    4: Sword stolen
    5: Stripped of weapon by (roll on table D 1d6+5)
    6: Sword "chose" new owner

    G: Under what circumstances did/does the sword reappear? (roll 1d6)

    1: "Naturally" (when found, etc...)
    2: By calendar (roll 1d6: 1-2=annual, 3-4=decades, 5-6=century)
    3: By generation (roll 1d6: 1-2=each generation, 3-4=every d12 genrations, 5-6=every d100 generations)
    4: During times of great (roll 1d6: 1-3=fortune/abundance, 4-6= great strife/hardship)
    5: By the will of a deity/power.
    6: Of its own accord.

    F: Who wa the most recent owner of the sword? (roll 1d6)

    1: Original Owner.
    2: Roll on table D.
    3: (typical) Adventurer.
    4: Choose character at random & roll 1d6: 1-2: Ancestor, 3-4: Loved One, 5-6: Personal Enemy.
    5: Famous Figure.
    6: Infamous Figure.

    g: Who seeks the sword now? (roll ontable F).

    I don't know if that adds up to a million possible combinations, but it's a start.

    If you do roll up a random sword with this set of tables, let me know what you come up with, and flesh it out a little. As always, DM's are free to re-roll or simply choose. And, of course, feel free to expand the charts and let me know what you change or add.
    Last edited by Reynard; Thursday, 11th September, 2008 at 03:34 AM.

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    Pretty cool. :-) Thank you.

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    Skull-sun forged by Elves, wielded by a commoner, in a war against skulls. Died in battle. Most recent owner was the original owner. Sought by a serf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard View Post
    I don't know if that adds up to a million possible combinations, but it's a start.
    It's many millions, not even considering the dictionary/thesaurus possibility.

    This'd be excellent in the ENWorld wiki mind if I copy it there?

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    Copied and saved. Nice stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    Skull-sun forged by Elves, wielded by a commoner, in a war against skulls. Died in battle. Most recent owner was the original owner. Sought by a serf.
    Although I love the idea of a war on skulls, that was a flub in the re-orging process. I fixed it in the first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattdm View Post
    This'd be excellent in the ENWorld wiki mind if I copy it there?
    Go to town.

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    Neat idea, Reynard! Thank you!

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    Bone-Arm, forged by Humans, first wielded by the Champion of Bane Ingar-Kant in War of the Thousand Skulls, before being stolen from his tomb. The thief was executed by Banite Paladin Thesus Arkani, and Thesus now leads a mercenary company in the name of Bane against the people of the Auslands.

    I like it!

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    The first thing that came to mind was "Diablo"


    Followed closely by "Dag, I'm hungry"

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