D&D 5E Spelljammer Ship Rules Can Be Seen On The DM Screen Previews Images

According to Reddit user MegamanJB, some of the Spelljammer ship rules can be made out on the DM Screen preview image. They transcribe what they could make out, which includes Ship Encounters, Ship-Ship Starting Distance, Crashing, Shipboard Tasks, Ship Quirks, and Ship Cargo.

DCD85845-23E6-4860-9A5C-989DB92A2374.jpeg

Ship Encounters
d100 - Ship Encounter - Attitude Roll

  • Bombard Leviathan? captained by... (giff warlord) and ... giff shipmates and 3...
  • ... captained ... explorer
  • Scorpion ship Claws of... captained by H... (hobgoblin captain) and crewed by 1 bugbear (first mate) 8 hobgoblins and 2 hobgoblin priests
  • Shrike ship... captained by Yaj (githyanki...) and crewed by 11 githyanki buccaneers.
  • Space Galleon ... captained by K... (beholder) and crewed by 1 spectator (first mate), 3 cult fanatics and 16 cultists
  • Space Galleon ... captained M... and crewed by 1 invisible stalker (first mate)... aarakocra and 7...)

Ship-to-Ship Starting Distance​

At the start of an engagement...

Distance - Notes

  • 250 ft: Long range for... light ... and heavy crossbows.
  • 500 ft: Long range for... and for... crossbows
  • 1000 ft: Beyond the range of most ranged weapons

Crashing​

When a malfunctioning ship crashes into a creature or an object that would presumably damage it....

Size of Creature or Object - Bludgeoning Damage

  • Large: 4d10
  • Huge: 8d10
  • Gargantuan:

Shipboard Tasks​

During the uneventful part of a voyage...

d12 - Task

  • 1 - Scrape ... off the hull
  • 2 - Scrub ... and dishes in the galley
  • 3 - Chop vegetables in the galley
  • 4 - Swab the deck...
  • 5 - Update the ship's navigational charts which require cartographer's tools.
  • 6 - ... the captain's ...which requires ... tools.

Ship Quirks​

Roll on the Ship Quirks table if you want to add a bit of "personality" to a ship.

d10 - Quirk

  • 1 - A chatty ... haunts the cargo hold.
  • 2 - The ... of the hull echoes throughout the ship.
  • 3 - Any creature that ... itself from the ship's ...

Ship Cargo​

To randomly determine what's on the cargo... of a spelljamming ship... If a cargo container is... a character can try to unlock a container using thievery tools doing so with a successful DC 20 dexterity check.

Cheap Cargo​

d12 - Cargo

Expensive Cargo​

d12 - Cargo

  • 1 - Crate containing fifty blank ... books (50 gp each)
  • 2 - Crate containing one hundred ... bottles of ink (10 gp each) and one thousands ... (1 gp each)
  • 3 - Crate containing hearty portions of ... flasks of... (50 gp each)
  • ...
  • 12 - kegs of gunpoweder ... (see "Explosives" in the Dungeon Master's Guide)
 
Last edited by a moderator:

log in or register to remove this ad




Roadkill101

Explorer
Well, I enlarged the image. The Crashing section (roughly middle of image) starts out as "When a spelljammer ship....". So it does contain some material to relevant to Spelljammer. And seeing as how Spelljammer is considered (by some) to basically be D&D pirates but in space themed, some of the naval information from Saltmarsh could be tweaked to match and also included on the screen.

Edit: Most of the smaller text, I found to be mostly incomprehensible due to blurriness. I also didn't look too hard, The Crashing section just happened to be what I looked at first.
 
Last edited:

darjr

I crit!
I completely forgot the link back.
Reddit

And for those that can’t squint hard enough at the tiny text here’s what the Redditor saw.
Ship Encounters
d100 - Ship Encounter - Attitude Roll

  • Bombard Leviathan? captained by... (giff warlord) and ... giff shipmates and 3...
  • ... captained ... explorer
  • Scorpion ship Claws of... captained by H... (hobgoblin captain) and crewed by 1 bugbear (first mate) 8 hobgoblins and 2 hobgoblin priests
  • Shrike ship... captained by Yaj (githyanki...) and crewed by 11 githyanki buccaneers.
  • Space Galleon ... captained by K... (beholder) and crewed by 1 spectator (first mate), 3 cult fanatics and 16 cultists
  • Space Galleon ... captained M... and crewed by 1 invisible stalker (first mate)... aarakocra and 7...)

Ship-to-Ship Starting Distance​

At the start of an engagement...

Distance - Notes

  • 250 ft: Long range for... light ... and heavy crossbows.
  • 500 ft: Long range for... and for... crossbows
  • 1000 ft: Beyond the range of most ranged weapons

Crashing​

When a malfunctioning ship crashes into a creature or an object that would presumably damage it....

Size of Creature or Object - Bludgeoning Damage

  • Large: 4d10
  • Huge: 8d10
  • Gargantuan:

Shipboard Tasks​

During the uneventful part of a voyage...

d12 - Task

  • 1 - Scrape ... off the hull
  • 2 - Scrub ... and dishes in the galley
  • 3 - Chop vegetables in the galley
  • 4 - Swab the deck...
  • 5 - Update the ship's navigational charts which require cartographer's tools.
  • 6 - ... the captain's ...which requires ... tools.

Ship Quirks​

Roll on the Ship Quirks table if you want to add a bit of "personality" to a ship.

d10 - Quirk

  • 1 - A chatty ... haunts the cargo hold.
  • 2 - The ... of the hull echoes throughout the ship.
  • 3 - Any creature that ... itself from the ship's ...

Ship Cargo​

To randomly determine what's on the cargo... of a spelljamming ship... If a cargo container is... a character can try to unlock a container using thievery tools doing so with a successful DC 20 dexterity check.

Cheap Cargo​

d12 - Cargo

Expensive Cargo​

d12 - Cargo

  • 1 - Crate containing fifty blank ... books (50 gp each)
  • 2 - Crate containing one hundred ... bottles of ink (10 gp each) and one thousands ... (1 gp each)
  • 3 - Crate containing hearty portions of ... flasks of... (50 gp each)
  • ...
  • 12 - kegs of gunpoweder ... (see "Explosives" in the Dungeon Master's Guide)
 


Jer

Legend
Supporter
I'm sure some tech geek can zoom and enhance, and I'm sure some kid can read it... but I too am too old to try
In this case the resolution on the image is high enough that "zoom and enhance" is just "use the scroll wheel on your mouse to make the image bigger".

But the print is faded so a kid with good ideas is a a good idea...
 

TheSword

Legend
I completely forgot the link back.
Reddit

And for those that can’t squint hard enough at the tiny text here’s what the Redditor saw.
Ship Encounters
d100 - Ship Encounter - Attitude Roll

  • Bombard Leviathan? captained by... (giff warlord) and ... giff shipmates and 3...
  • ... captained ... explorer
  • Scorpion ship Claws of... captained by H... (hobgoblin captain) and crewed by 1 bugbear (first mate) 8 hobgoblins and 2 hobgoblin priests
  • Shrike ship... captained by Yaj (githyanki...) and crewed by 11 githyanki buccaneers.
  • Space Galleon ... captained by K... (beholder) and crewed by 1 spectator (first mate), 3 cult fanatics and 16 cultists
  • Space Galleon ... captained M... and crewed by 1 invisible stalker (first mate)... aarakocra and 7...)

Ship-to-Ship Starting Distance​

At the start of an engagement...

Distance - Notes

  • 250 ft: Long range for... light ... and heavy crossbows.
  • 500 ft: Long range for... and for... crossbows
  • 1000 ft: Beyond the range of most ranged weapons

Crashing​

When a malfunctioning ship crashes into a creature or an object that would presumably damage it....

Size of Creature or Object - Bludgeoning Damage

  • Large: 4d10
  • Huge: 8d10
  • Gargantuan:

Shipboard Tasks​

During the uneventful part of a voyage...

d12 - Task

  • 1 - Scrape ... off the hull
  • 2 - Scrub ... and dishes in the galley
  • 3 - Chop vegetables in the galley
  • 4 - Swab the deck...
  • 5 - Update the ship's navigational charts which require cartographer's tools.
  • 6 - ... the captain's ...which requires ... tools.

Ship Quirks​

Roll on the Ship Quirks table if you want to add a bit of "personality" to a ship.

d10 - Quirk

  • 1 - A chatty ... haunts the cargo hold.
  • 2 - The ... of the hull echoes throughout the ship.
  • 3 - Any creature that ... itself from the ship's ...

Ship Cargo​

To randomly determine what's on the cargo... of a spelljamming ship... If a cargo container is... a character can try to unlock a container using thievery tools doing so with a successful DC 20 dexterity check.

Cheap Cargo​

d12 - Cargo

Expensive Cargo​

d12 - Cargo

  • 1 - Crate containing fifty blank ... books (50 gp each)
  • 2 - Crate containing one hundred ... bottles of ink (10 gp each) and one thousands ... (1 gp each)
  • 3 - Crate containing hearty portions of ... flasks of... (50 gp each)
  • ...
  • 12 - kegs of gunpoweder ... (see "Explosives" in the Dungeon Master's Guide)
So basically not unique to spelljammer at all with the exception of the first table…

More and more convinced that this incarnation will be little more than a reskinned pirate campaign.
 


So basically not unique to spelljammer at all with the exception of the first table…

More and more convinced that this incarnation will be little more than a reskinned pirate campaign.
just like a dessert campaign is just an artic one refluffing cold for hot...

just like a dungeon in a forest, and one in the jungle are the same...

just like an adventure to slay a dragon is the same as one to slay a kraken
 









TheSword

Legend
Gosh, what did Spelljammer ever do to you...?
Absolutely nothing at all… that’s the problem.

  • 1 - Crate containing fifty blank ... books (50 gp each)
  • 2 - Crate containing one hundred ... bottles of ink (10 gp each) and one thousands ... (1 gp each)
  • 3 - Crate containing hearty portions of ... flasks of... (50 gp each)
  • ...
  • 12 - kegs of gunpoweder ... (see "Explosives" in the Dungeon Master's Guide)
Yeah this is really unique stuff here…
 

Related Articles

Visit Our Sponsor

Dungeon Delver's Guide

An Advertisement

Advertisement4

Top