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I'm suprised this still havent been submitted into the Rifter

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I'm suprised this still havent been submitted into the Rifter

Ash,
It's been far too long. It's my New Year's resolution: revise and submit for Rifter publication. --I had been working on a HUGE version of this table, but that would have been impossible for Rifter submission. We're talking about 200 pages of random tables that would require an entire sourcebook's worth of space. I will submit to the Rifter something short, sweet and horrific by the end of January.

I haven't been out into the forum much during the last couple of years. I plan to change that because I love Palladium and BTS!

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Gallahan wrote:
ash_wednesday wrote:
I'm suprised this still havent been submitted into the Rifter

Ash,
It's been far too long. It's my New Year's resolution: revise and submit for Rifter publication. --I had been working on a HUGE version of this table, but that would have been impossible for Rifter submission. We're talking about 200 pages of random tables that would require an entire sourcebook's worth of space. I will submit to the Rifter something short, sweet and horrific by the end of January.

I haven't been out into the forum much during the last couple of years. I plan to change that because I love Palladium and BTS!


And, on top of that... I've considered creating a similar set of random tables in the world of Dead Reign, since I happen to love the ZOMBIE GENRE so much.

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Gallahan wrote:
And, on top of that... I've considered creating a similar set of random tables in the world of Dead Reign, since I happen to love the ZOMBIE GENRE so much.



Ooh ooh!! And one for TMNT also? Plllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaassssseeeee?

After looking at the chart closely and even using it for the first time, the only part we omitted was the "supernatural threat" Otherwise it was a HOOT!

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Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

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Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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I've been working on something similar for the Magic Zone in Rifts.

I'm not using percentage tables though. I'm using grids that are a d8 x a d8. So, only 64 options per table. But it wouldn't be hard to make larger (or smaller) grids. Also, using grids forces one to use just a word or two so you can fit the table on the page. The idea behind my design choice was to get everything I need on a single page at a reasonable font size, so if need be, I can use it at the game table.

I may do something similar for a few grids for random NPC generation...

"Ok, as you guys are sitting there at the bar nursing your drinks, in walks a..." *clatter* "Ratling..." *clatter* "'Borg."
"Wait... did you just say a Ratling 'Borg?"
"Yes. The chassis is extremely shiny. And the tail is lined with vibo blades."


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Tonight I used the tables for a TMNT game. We left out the Supernatural Threat table and chose our own season of the year. This is what we got.

Main Location: Wooded Cabin
Special Circumstance: Unnatural EMP's
Nearby occurrence (forgot table category): Maximum Security Prison Breakout 1D4 prisoners. "Mack, Knife, and Burt 'Big Fist' Malone"
NPC and personality: Careless Stage Magician. "Hocus the Prestidigitator"
Important items: 10 Polaroid Snapshots, Ice Pick, 13 Roman Gold Coins, 2002 Silver jeep Liberty 4x4.

It was a riot and a total PC beat down. 1st encounter with the prisoners and we were lucky to escape with our lives. My pc ran like a scalded (shot full of holes by an AK-47) cat (mutant tiger actually) after the 3rd round of combat. Will definitely be using this table again.

Got any idea's for replacing the supernatural threat table with non supernatural threats. We're hobo's and not equipped to handle bogeymen. *or maybe we are, I've never gave the BTS rules a good reading.

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Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

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And the award for best witty retort to someone reporting a minor vehicular collision goes to:
The Oh So Amazing Nate!

Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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The Oh So Amazing Nate wrote:
Tonight I used the tables for a TMNT game. We left out the Supernatural Threat table and chose our own season of the year. This is what we got.

Main Location: Wooded Cabin
Special Circumstance: Unnatural EMP's
Nearby occurrence (forgot table category): Maximum Security Prison Breakout 1D4 prisoners. "Mack, Knife, and Burt 'Big Fist' Malone"
NPC and personality: Careless Stage Magician. "Hocus the Prestidigitator"
Important items: 10 Polaroid Snapshots, Ice Pick, 13 Roman Gold Coins, 2002 Silver jeep Liberty 4x4.

It was a riot and a total PC beat down. 1st encounter with the prisoners and we were lucky to escape with our lives. My pc ran like a scalded (shot full of holes by an AK-47) cat (mutant tiger actually) after the 3rd round of combat. Will definitely be using this table again.

Got any idea's for replacing the supernatural threat table with non supernatural threats. We're hobo's and not equipped to handle bogeymen. *or maybe we are, I've never gave the BTS rules a good reading.

You've got the SPIRIT! What makes these tables so fun is that you don't know what you're going to get. Random tables serve as creation catalysts --they give your imagination a fresh and unexpected starting point, and then it soars from there. Then, when you combine other random elements from different categories, circumstances and situations and explanations begin to blossom and simmer in order to make some sense of it all, some series of connections, and THAT is a productive and synergistic (potential) explosion of creativity. My complete tables are *huge enough* to fill an entire 200+ source book. However, that is too unweildly for the Rifter, so I'll have to massively simplify for brevity. If they accept the submission, it would be enjoyable to see it in print and start rolling the dice all over again.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:47 am
  

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Gallahan, I've said it before and I'll say it again, these tables are great! I'd still like a non-supernatural threat table, but that's just me being needy. We've learned to compensate in our TMNT game through a couple different means. Somethings are Scooby Doo-ified. Ghosts and the like are holograms or projected images. Monsters are either just monsters (not so much supernatural) or the cliche'd guy in a costume. Or you actually do have something extra nasty and either figure out a way to deal with it or be dealt with by it, (feel this is more in line with the BTS theme). Either way we're having a blast and laughing our fool heads off.

Can I post adventure summaries here to give folks an idea of what we've came up with? Or should I start a new thread (but where to put it? We're using BTS tables in a non-BTS game)

I'll just give a quick teaser of what's happened so far

1.) The hobo's Joe and Ernie (mutant tiger and turtle) are bowled over in an alley way by a muttering lunatic. This wouldn't be so bad as the hobo's are used to a bit of mistreatment, but it spilled over $50 of donated, closing time leftover sea-food. This enraged Joe, who gave chase and followed the lunatic into an abandoned house where we found...???!!

2.) 2 Ninja's, Greystripe and Satchel (mutant cat and dog), are hired as extra's on a sci-fi movie set when a Cthulu-esque monster rifts through right in the middle of our scene. While not 'a supernatural horror', it is Super, and quite a Horror. We're one good attack away from dead and it still has better than 1/2 it's SDC. What will happen next episode? Tune in again to find out.

3.) Joe, the hobo mutant tiger VS Holy @#$% is that a bear in downtown NYC? Werebear ? :wink: :lol: There bear you idiot! Cabbies, and Gypsies, and Werebears Oh My!

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keir451 wrote:
Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

Razzinold wrote:
And the award for best witty retort to someone reporting a minor vehicular collision goes to:
The Oh So Amazing Nate!

Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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The Oh So Amazing Nate wrote:
Gallahan, I've said it before and I'll say it again, these tables are great! I'd still like a non-supernatural threat table, but that's just me being needy. We've learned to compensate in our TMNT game through a couple different means. Somethings are Scooby Doo-ified. Ghosts and the like are holograms or projected images. Monsters are either just monsters (not so much supernatural) or the cliche'd guy in a costume. Or you actually do have something extra nasty and either figure out a way to deal with it or be dealt with by it, (feel this is more in line with the BTS theme). Either way we're having a blast and laughing our fool heads off.

Can I post adventure summaries here to give folks an idea of what we've came up with? Or should I start a new thread (but where to put it? We're using BTS tables in a non-BTS game)

I'll just give a quick teaser of what's happened so far

1.) The hobo's Joe and Ernie (mutant tiger and turtle) are bowled over in an alley way by a muttering lunatic. This wouldn't be so bad as the hobo's are used to a bit of mistreatment, but it spilled over $50 of donated, closing time leftover sea-food. This enraged Joe, who gave chase and followed the lunatic into an abandoned house where we found...???!!

2.) 2 Ninja's, Greystripe and Satchel (mutant cat and dog), are hired as extra's on a sci-fi movie set when a Cthulu-esque monster rifts through right in the middle of our scene. While not 'a supernatural horror', it is Super, and quite a Horror. We're one good attack away from dead and it still has better than 1/2 it's SDC. What will happen next episode? Tune in again to find out.

3.) Joe, the hobo mutant tiger VS Holy @#$% is that a bear in downtown NYC? Werebear ? :wink: :lol: There bear you idiot! Cabbies, and Gypsies, and Werebears Oh My!

By all means post your adventures here, if you like! And, yes, I am a fan of TMNT and will include a table of MUTANT THREATS in this thread ---eventually!---. I am behind schedule in submitting to the Rifter, but will get around to it soon. Personal stuff like unexpected relocations/moving can get in the way of things like random tables. Getting settled-in to the new place and will come around soon. But, back to the point, this thread would be a great place to post randomly generated adventure ideas. I look forward to seeing what you generate!

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Gallahan wrote:
By all means post your adventures here, if you like! And, yes, I am a fan of TMNT and will include a table of MUTANT THREATS in this thread ---eventually!---. I am behind schedule in submitting to the Rifter, but will get around to it soon. Personal stuff like unexpected relocations/moving can get in the way of things like random tables. Getting settled-in to the new place and will come around soon. But, back to the point, this thread would be a great place to post randomly generated adventure ideas. I look forward to seeing what you generate!


Still eagerly awaiting that bit. :mrgreen:

Oh the adventures we've had with your tables.
It's been a while and I can't remember all the details, but I'll share what I can dredge up.

"Lights, Camera, AAAAAIIEIEIIAIAHHHHH!" or 2 Ninja's Vs a Cthulu-esque monstrosity
The Ninja's originally decided that living was more important than destroying their adversary. They joined in the mass evacuation of NYC and let the national guard handle things. The GM said, (before everything was packed up) "you know, if you could have knocked it down to less than 1/2 SDC it would have ran back through it's Rift." So for S&G we tried things that way and we WON! We drove the tentacled monstrosity back through the Rift and didn't die in the process. As there was only a 50pt experience difference we went with the 2nd scenario as a close.

Uneasy Rider: (description of events in narrative form copied from another thread) - "Guess I'll start at the beginning. So me and Ernie were out scavenging near the shore, when wouldn't you know it, it starts to rain. Well after that crap with Sandy 2 guys like us know better than to be caught outside away from the mission. So we look up from the dumpster we're picking through and there, nice as you please, is this little beach house. Since when do they have beach houses in New York, I don't know, but there it was anyway. As we're eyeballing the place, thinking maybe whoever lives there will let us in out of the rain and maybe spare a sandwich, out walks this hairy biker fella. He jumps on his hog and takes off like it's a breezy summer day, paying no attention to the rain threatening to drown everyone else.
Well we figure it like this; if there's no one home then there ain't no one to tell us we can't come in. So over we go only to find this putz has locked the door behind him. Not to be deterred or drowned like rats we found a conveniently open window and made our way inside. The place was a wreck, trash and video cassettes everywhere, but damned if the fridge wasn't stocked full.
Not letting an opportunity go to waste, me and Ernie dump out these suitcases we found in one of the other rooms and start packing them full of what’s in the fridge. No sooner do we get them latched up, than the schmuck comes back in strolling through the front door. Acting like he owns the place, he asks what we think we're doing in his kitchen. I tell him we're from the city health department and the contents of his fridge were about to go bad, so we're disposing of them as a matter of public service." "Now get this. The biker guy looks me dead in the face, without twitching. Usually I get at least a twitch, and says to me, "wrong answer ass hat." Then all the skin and meat peels away from his head and his frikkin' skull catches fire!!
So I haul off and hit him as hard as I can with the suitcase full of food from the fridge, and he just grins at me. I go to give him a good clawing and he steps out of the way like I was some kind of yutz. I try again and he just grabs my wrist out of the air.
'Bout that time the biker guy, who now has a flaming skull for a head, lifts me up off the ground with one hand and is dangling me by my wrist. With his free hand he pulls out this blade and makes to stick me with it. I may eat handouts and from dumpsters, but I ain't a total slouch. Twice I was able to knock his hand away before he manages to finally shank me a good one.
Now Ernie, God knows what he was doing, decides to come to my rescue. He pulls out his blackjack and WHAM WHAM WHAM nails the guy in the sack like he was Babe frikkin Ruth knocking homers out of the park. Seeing my chance I give the guy 3 good rakes with the claws on my free hand when POOF he just disappears, dropping me on my striped ass. All that was left of the guy was his knife, and a steel 6 sided die on a necklace. Now squatter’s rights say, since we took the place in a fair fight it's ours now." Technically they're still hobos/homeless. They're only living in the beach house until someone comes along and decides to kick them out.

The Delivery: Joe and Ernie (the mutant hobo's) are hired to help a delivery guy by taking a couple packages to the 3rd floor genetics lab of the hospital. After some verbal abuse by a surly nurse and an anti-mutant fire chief, we make it to the lab. No sooner than we press the buzzer to be let in, the door is yanked open and a hairy, muscular arm grabs us and throws us across the lab. Then starts a fight with 7 highly mutated lab primates. Our hapless hobo's are getting their mutant hides handed to them by these malevolent monkeys. The lab personnel are of no help. They are all laying unconscious and bleeding on the floor. Having taken enough abuse (such mean monkeys, so many Nat. 20's), Joe picks up Ernie and using him as a shield/battering ram (Ernie is a mutant turtle) charges through the melee, out/through the lab doors, and beats a hasty retreat. What did we get for our troubles? A box of fine Cuban Cigars, a wondrous color changing ink pen, and $40

The Graveyard: On the way to Capt. Barton's Seafood Buffet (best location on the random table) to see if Doug (our recurring NPC employee @ Capt. Barton's) can hook them up with with some leftovers, Joe and Ernie notice the door to one of the mausoleums in a nearby graveyard is pushed open. There is light coming from inside. Thinking that it is probably just some kids inside drinking, Joe and Ernie plan to run them off and score some free beers or a bottle of booze. Upon entering, they are met with a horrible sight. A black, gaping hole dominates the anteroom of the crypt. A lid from a coffin has been torn off and is laying against a side wall. Scattered across the floor are various items, an unbroken champagne bottle, a worn leather pouch, and a very old looking glass vial of what appears to be water. That would be odd enough it weren't for the 15 decomposed, yet animated hands crawling toward us with what must be evil intent. The hands attack, grabbing at us and climbing up our legs and scrabbling for our tender parts! Smacking away all the hands we finally think we're home free. We scoop up all the loot and make to leave when we hear a skritching behind us. Turing around we see the hands are coming at us again. Thinking quickly Joe says, "start chucking them down the hole Ernie. Aim for the middle, we don't want them catching the side and crawling back out!" We tossed down all but 5 of the best looking hands. Those got stuffed into Joe's gym bag along with the loot. Once the bag was zipped tight, it was wound with duct tape. From inside came muffled voices, "Please let us out. We won't hurt you." This was only in Joe's head. Ernie said he didn't hear anything. After the other hands were tossed down the hole, we picked up the coffin lid and covered it up. We searched the crypt proper and finding nothing interesting; we left, quickly shutting the door behind us.

Dining like fancy folk do: It's dinner time and Joe and Ernie decide to hit up Capt. Barton's Seafood Buffet. Deciding to see how the other half lives, Joe scrounges through his pockets and comes up with enough cash to buy tonight's dinner rather than beg for the end of the night left overs. The hostess, who had seen us at least 3 times before, acted like we were a couple of persona non grata and walked off without seating us. We took the cleanest looking seat we could find and began to look over the menu. Ernie notices a patron at a nearby table is putting the moves on the hostess. He's a magician and is charming her pants off with cheesey slight of hand tricks. Joe thinks this is funny and starts mocking the magician to Ernie. The magician notices and confronts Joe. After trading insults, the magician turns to go back to his table. Joe whips out a retractable claw, slices out the bottom of the magicians back pants pocket and successfully pick-pockets the contents. Finally Doug comes over to take our order (or so we think). Instead of taking our order, Doug tells us about a home that was recently demolished. Knowing that we're always on the look out for stuff, he tells us to go check it out before it gets cleaned up, tonight's dinner is on him. We leave to see what there is to see, maybe it's something we can scavenge to sell for a couple bucks. When we get to the site there is a cherry red 91 corvette and a wood chipper that reeks of blood. Upon sneaky investigation we see the magician who's pocket was picked (the Id said Falstaff Fuqhed), On a failed prowl roll, the magician begins to turn toward us. Joe hides under the car, while Ernie ducks behind it. He calls Ernie out and and grabs him, carrying him over to the wood chipper with murder in his eyes. Joe scrambles out from under the 'vette and succeeding in a prowl roll manages to punch the magician in the back of the head for 2x damage. The murdering magic man drops Ernie and turns to Joe. Ernie takes the opportunity to punch the magician in the butt. A critical hit to the sciatic nerve, then a miss, then a critical hit to the ol' brown eye. POW right in the stinky wrinkley! The Joe swings with a massive hay maker and drops the magician to the ground, blood and brain juice dribbling from his ears. Picking his pockets we find the keys to the corvette and not much else. What to do with the body?? Joe and Ernie drag the limp but still breathing magician to the closest porta-john, drop his drawers and shorts, and arrange him to look like he died in the middle of his business. Taking the keys we unlock the vette and rifle through it for anything useful or valuable. We find, wanted poster for the magician (he had robbed a jewelry store)an orange, inflatable life-raft still in un-inflated cube form, an old glass jar with what looks to be water (chart says this is pre-atlantis..does that make it special?), and a velvet bag containing 72 diamonds. Since neither of us can drive or have any underworld contacts, we gave the keys to the corvette to Doug. He's always been good to us. We figured it would be a nice gesture.

I'll edit this at a later time to include the selections from the table that generated each game.
*Nope, changed my mind, not going to add the table items in. This should prompt you to become familiar with the tables. Use them in your games and you'll be able to spot the elements right away.

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keir451 wrote:
Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

Razzinold wrote:
And the award for best witty retort to someone reporting a minor vehicular collision goes to:
The Oh So Amazing Nate!

Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:16 am
  

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The Oh So Amazing Nate wrote:
Gallahan wrote:
By all means post your adventures here, if you like! And, yes, I am a fan of TMNT and will include a table of MUTANT THREATS in this thread ---eventually!---. I am behind schedule in submitting to the Rifter, but will get around to it soon. Personal stuff like unexpected relocations/moving can get in the way of things like random tables. Getting settled-in to the new place and will come around soon. But, back to the point, this thread would be a great place to post randomly generated adventure ideas. I look forward to seeing what you generate!


Still eagerly awaiting that bit. :mrgreen:

Oh the adventures we've had with your tables.
It's been a while and I can't remember all the details, but I'll share what I can dredge up.

"Lights, Camera, AAAAAIIEIEIIAIAHHHHH!" I'll edit this at a later time to include the selections from the table that generated each game.
*Nope, changed my mind, not going to add the table items in. This should prompt you to become familiar with the tables. Use them in your games and you'll be able to spot the elements right away.


Wow! This shows how versatile the tables can be when applied to other Palladium systems. NICELY DONE.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:44 pm
  

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The Oh So Amazing Nate wrote:
Gallahan, I've said it before and I'll say it again, these tables are great! I'd still like a non-supernatural threat table, but that's just me being needy. We've learned to compensate in our TMNT game through a couple different means. Somethings are Scooby Doo-ified. Ghosts and the like are holograms or projected images. Monsters are either just monsters (not so much supernatural) or the cliche'd guy in a costume. Or you actually do have something extra nasty and either figure out a way to deal with it or be dealt with by it, (feel this is more in line with the BTS theme). Either way we're having a blast and laughing our fool heads off.

Can I post adventure summaries here to give folks an idea of what we've came up with? Or should I start a new thread (but where to put it? We're using BTS tables in a non-BTS game)

I'll just give a quick teaser of what's happened so far

1.) The hobo's Joe and Ernie (mutant tiger and turtle) are bowled over in an alley way by a muttering lunatic. This wouldn't be so bad as the hobo's are used to a bit of mistreatment, but it spilled over $50 of donated, closing time leftover sea-food. This enraged Joe, who gave chase and followed the lunatic into an abandoned house where we found...???!!


I realized upon review that I never finished this story for you all. As it was the 2nd adventure for Joe and Ernie and the one where they really came into their personalities I felt it needed told.
Ahem..

Joe and Ernie see the lunatic go in the front door of the rundown house and shut it behind him. Not one to have a slight as serious as knocking his dinner to the ground go unanswered Joe barges up and tries to follow in after. The door is locked! How to get in? How about through the window, seeing as how they're long since busted out and only the framing remains. Being ridiculously enraged at losing his supper, Joe dives/pounces through the window frame as Tigers are want to do. I rolled a 1 to strike/jump through the window. Joe catches his paws on the bottom window frame and is stopped in mid air. His sudden loss of momentum drops him to the floor with a thud. Ernie shoves Joe's feet in after him and follows in, simply climbing over the sill, and laughs at his misfortune. Now having injury added to his insult, Joe searches the house for the jerk who ruined his night. The only sound/light in the entire house (not made by Joe or Ernie) came from behind a closed door. Joe busts through the door in a snarling tigery rage to find the lunatic they'd been chasing holding a wicked looking machete and standing over a young naked girl who was tied spread eagle on an old wrought iron bed. It looks like our hungry hobos have happened upon a sacrificial rite! Joe roars out, "You owe me dinner you #$%#$@#%#" and leaps over the bed tackling the lunatic. Joe quickly kills the cultist in a vicious bloody melee. He then free's the young girl and tells her to run away home before his attitude gets any worse. She runs away screaming into the night. Joe and Ernie then search the house and loot anything that looks like it might be of any value.

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keir451 wrote:
Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

Razzinold wrote:
And the award for best witty retort to someone reporting a minor vehicular collision goes to:
The Oh So Amazing Nate!

Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:23 am
  

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The Oh So Amazing Nate wrote:
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Gallahan, I've said it before and I'll say it again, these tables are great! I'd still like a non-supernatural threat table, but that's just me being needy.


As you wish. Great idea, actually, as non-supernatural threats are inherently a part of any storyline and can be game-changers that cause the story to turn on a dime. I am working on a RIFTER submission, and because of your suggestion, there is now a non-supernatural threat table. Great idea, hats off to you! --Thanks. ;)

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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:09 am
  

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Gallahan, the first thing I want to say is in the last part of this clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMa7ppHTr3g

Secondly, Non supernatural threat table where?!!! Here on the forums? Did you edit what you have listed and I just need to reread/print the lists? Or is it there will be a non supernatural threat table in the Rifter submission?

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Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

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Gallahan, the first thing I want to say is in the last part of this clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMa7ppHTr3g

Secondly, Non supernatural threat table where?!!! Here on the forums? Did you edit what you have listed and I just need to reread/print the lists? Or is it there will be a non supernatural threat table in the Rifter submission?


LOL... Great YouTube video! ;)

Non-supernatural threat table to be included in the RIFTER submission I'm putting together right now.

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LOL... Great YouTube video! ;)

Non-supernatural threat table to be included in the RIFTER submission I'm putting together right now.


While part of me is excited for you and hopeful that your article gets published the other part is bummed that once submitted (if it doesn't get published ) it is gone forever.

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Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

Razzinold wrote:
And the award for best witty retort to someone reporting a minor vehicular collision goes to:
The Oh So Amazing Nate!

Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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The Oh So Amazing Nate wrote:
Gallahan wrote:
LOL... Great YouTube video! ;)

Non-supernatural threat table to be included in the RIFTER submission I'm putting together right now.


While part of me is excited for you and hopeful that your article gets published the other part is bummed that once submitted (if it doesn't get published ) it is gone forever.

As someone with pointed ears in a popular sci-fi space opera has been quoted as saying, "There are always... possibilities." However, I am hopeful that Palladium would include a hardcopy version of these tables in a RIFTER because of the popularity of these tables in the forums. Aside from the Lazlo material, the Handy Dandy is decently popular in hits/views/comments. I'll finish up the first incarnation of the tables for Palladium's RIFTER and see what happens.

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Gallahan wrote:
As someone with pointed ears in a popular sci-fi space opera has been quoted as saying, "There are always... possibilities."


Oh now you're toying with me. That's just cruel.

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keir451 wrote:
Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

Razzinold wrote:
And the award for best witty retort to someone reporting a minor vehicular collision goes to:
The Oh So Amazing Nate!

Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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First the Players:
Garbaad, a mutant ibex hybrid, is a retired Major from the Army Special Forces and 75th Ranger Regiment. As a civilian Garbaad works as a hunting expedition guide
Ogylbe, a mutant hamster, is a former KGB communications analyst who escaped to the USA when he found out he was going to be exterminated.

The story so far: The Adventures of Garbaad and Ogylbe are looooong drawn out affairs that would read like a train of thought conversation. But they've involved, being kidnapped, escaping, rescuing Garbaad’s family, a revenge vendetta, vivid horrific hallucinations that resulted in Garbaad developing a severe phobia of squirrels, being kidnapped again, zombies..lots and lots of zombies, killer robots, laser defense systems, and trying to shoot down a Black Hawk combat helicopter with a hunting rifle. Oh Garbaad also laid claim to an entire abandoned town because he killed all the zombies there.

The random table rolls:
Main Location- A broken down RV
Supernatural Threat - Female Android (this was described to look like Gort from the original The Day the Earth Stood Still)
Time - Spring
Npc - A Violinist with a fragile mind
Items of note - (none of which were essential story pieces) Turquoise 57 Chevy, A skeletal hand, 1991 Corvette, A box of ashes, a ventriloquist's dummy.

Today's Episode: Motor coach Madness/Winnebago Warriors/Attack of the Trans dimensional Taxonomist (haven't come up with a good name yet)

Having cleaned up and restored the little town of Lost Creek, WY (set WAAAY in the middle of nowhere) Garbaad, with the help of Ogylbe has turned the entire town into a destination resort for hunting/fishing enthusiasts (at least to the public eye).

While out doing a wildlife census for the upcoming hunting season Garbaad and Ogylbe notice a large Class A Motor coach sitting out in an open field. The tail end of the RV is embedded in a shimmering wall of light. After determining that neither of them had given written out any camping passes (Garbaad has claimed HUGE tracts of land around his town) they get closer to investigate. The wall of light is 2 dimensional and extends about 10 feet to each side and the top of the RV. It is not visible from the side or behind. The landscape where the back of the RV should be is unchanged. On close inspection the RV appears to be damaged. There are several scorch marks along the sides and front, some of the body panels show signs of melting, and the windows/windshield appears to be covered with some sort of armor plating. From inside come the sounds of electronic machinery and hydraulic motors. Not getting any response from shouting at the occupants or pelting the side of the RV with a large pine cone, Garbaad decides to knock. He tells Ogylbe to "Cover my butt in case something goes screwy." Ogylbe responds by saying, "I no touch your @$$ comrade!' Ogylbe failed his language check. Silly Russian . After explaining what he meant by the figure of speech, Garbaad approaches the RV and raps on the side.

Rather than the door opening like one would expect, the entire side of the RV slides apart like a pair of automatic doors. Out steps a very large metal person. Standing at about 9 1/2 - 10ft tall it towers over the top of Garbaad's massive horns (Not the image I want, but close enough. http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/ ... 3epa3z.jpg ). Rather than display any form of greeting, the metallic person swings/swats at Garbaad and misses. Springing into action Garbaad lets loose with a flurry of vicious head-butts only to wind up giving himself a slight headache. Even attempts at a ramming charge didn't budge the metal person. Thinking that head-butting it might not be the way to go; Garbaad attempts to gore/flip it with his horns. A successful strike roll is made, but when he attempts to flip it, it doesn't even budge. Having it wedged between his horns and facing downward, Garbaad notices it is sunk about 8 inches into the ground. Untangling himself and getting out of reach, Garbaad readies his rifle. About that time Ogylbe remembers what "Cover my butt" means and opens fire with an Ak-47. Bullets are flying everywhere as each time one strikes their adversary it harmlessly bounces off. Seeing this is about a good a course of action as any Garbaad opens fire with his 30-06 hunting rifle. Some, but not all, of his bullets penetrate while others ping off into the distance.

The firefight continues with some rounds ricocheting off in all directions and others penetrating the metal monster. It tries time and again to swat at Garbaad, only to have him parry its clumsy strike or dance out of the way. After several unsuccessful attempts to strike Garbaad the metal giant changes targets and goes after Ogylbe. As it moves away from the RV Garbaad takes the chance to hop up into the portal it came out of and open fire from behind. Just like before, the bullets either bounce off or have little effect on their target. The android/robot/metal person (?) is now towering over Ogylbe and in one quick sweep has caught him in its giant grip. It turns back toward the RV and in only a few massive strides is back at the opening. It stiff arms Garbaad pushing him back into the interior as the doors slide shut behind it.

Trapped in the RV, Garbaad looks around wildly, opening fire at random targets. Bullets harmlessly bounce off of smooth black glass instrument panels, enormous glass cylinders set into the walls, and even off of the metal being. It steps past Garbaad as if his attacks are of no consequence and shoves Ogylbe into one of the glass cylinders. It twists part of the cylinder, sealing Ogylbe inside. Then with a few swipes of its hands over the instrument panels, the cylinder begins to glow as Ogylbe is shrunk to the size of an action figure! It releases the seal on Ogylbe’s trap, reaches in and removes him.

Throughout this whole bizarre turn of events Garbaad has been shooting at the android and ramming it with his horns, anything in an attempt to stop it from its course of action. In a final desperate attempt to save his friend, Garbaad rams the metal creature with a massive charging head butt. He connects just as the monster opens its hand to dump Ogylbe into a tiny cage. With a grinding shudder the metallic menace comes to a halt and slowly starts to topple over. Garbaad snatches Ogylbe from the creatures hand and leaps out of the way at it comes crashing to the floor. Unwilling to leave his friend shrunken to a mere 6” tall, Garbaad tries to reverse the process by mimicking the creature’s actions in reverse. He finally succeeds but only after first enlarging Ogylbe to gigantic proportions.

Having restored Ogylbe to his previous size, the two decide to look around inside the RV. Sitting on a shelf are what appears to be 2 toy cars, miniature replicas of Turquoise ’57 Chevy and a 1991 Corvette. Ogylbe thinks these are neat little trinkets and puts them in his shirt pockets. There is also a creepy looking ventriloquists dummy and an ornate wooden box. Ignoring the dummy, Garbaad takes down and opens the box. Inside, on a pile of ashes, are the skeletal remains of a human hand. Quickly shutting the lid, Garbaad places it back on the shelf. Turning toward the cages where the android was going to stick Ogylbe, they see a tiny man with his head in his hands sitting next to a tiny violin. Repeating the process that restored Ogylbe, Garbaad returns the man to full human size.

Having been set free, the man looks up and sees his two mutant rescuers for the first time. “Martians,” he shrieks, “No, no, no, not more Martians!” Garbaad tries to calm the hysterical man as best he can, insisting they are not Martians, but Americans, that the man isn’t on an alien world, but in Wyoming. The man doesn’t believe a word of it. He tells them, “In 1901 animals don’t talk and the wilderness of Wyoming is full of savage injuns.” Garbaad tells him that it isn’t 1901, but is in fact 2013. With this revelation, the man’s last shred of composure cracks and he runs screaming from the RV. Garbaad tells Ogylbe, “Help me catch him before he runs off, gets lost, and dies of exposure or is eaten by a bear.” Garbaad chases after the man and quickly overtakes him, tackling him to the ground.

As Ogylbe clears the doorway of the RV, there is a rumble as a vortex inside the wall of light begins to suck the RV back through. Ogylbe dives to the ground and sinks his claws into the dirt to avoid being sucked in along with the RV. As the front of the RV is dragged past the opening of the wall, it slides/winks shut without a sound. Ogylbe then begins to shout as he frantically digs at this shirt pockets, pulling out the toy cars and dropping them to the ground. In no time at all they have enlarged to become full sized automobiles. It turns out they weren’t toy models after all, but real cars that had been miniaturized. Deciding to come back for the cars later, Garbaad tosses the hysterical man over his shoulder, picks up the now broken violin and heads back to Lost Creek.

Once back in town, Garbaad brings the man to the local Vet/Physician, Dr. Wolf. Dr. Wolf (A mutant wolf with No human looks) gives the man such a fright that he has to be sedated in order to keep from injuring himself or others. With the man safely unconscious thanks to Dr. Wolf’s chemical cocktail, Garbaad drives him to the nearest human city (60+ miles) and drops him off at the police station with a slightly altered story of how they came to find him. Promising to cover the bill for the man’s medical treatment and the repair of his violin, Garbaad leaves with the Chief of Police’s thanks and welcome to the (relative) neighborhood.

The End.

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keir451 wrote:
Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

Razzinold wrote:
And the award for best witty retort to someone reporting a minor vehicular collision goes to:
The Oh So Amazing Nate!

Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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Unread postPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:05 am
  

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Wow...! Very nice. ;)

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This has to be one of the best treads to lurk on. It's really done wonders to clear out my GM-ing writers block.


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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:44 am
  

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EODguydave wrote:
This has to be one of the best treads to lurk on. It's really done wonders to clear out my GM-ing writers block.


Dave! Welcome to the Forums!! This is a fantastic thread to lurk on. Sadly I think I've been the only one posting to it, and I don't even play BTS. I just use this Amazing HDRAG for my games and they're always a hoot and a half.

Happy Gaming and glad to have you around,

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Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

Razzinold wrote:
And the award for best witty retort to someone reporting a minor vehicular collision goes to:
The Oh So Amazing Nate!

Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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EODguydave wrote:
This has to be one of the best treads to lurk on. It's really done wonders to clear out my GM-ing writers block.

Thanks, Dave. It's been a lot of fun over the years adding to and using these tables.

GAME MASTER HINT: Be sure to keep an eye out for the next RIFTER (a most **awesome** magazine, by the way). The following quote is from Palladium's weekly update sent via email:

UPDATE: The Rifter® #63 – Done

The Rifter® #63 is done! It is another outstanding issue filled with monsters, mayhem, secrets and adventure ideas for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, plus adventure generation tables for Beyond the Supernatural™ (these are wonderful, helpful and easy to use, I loved them), and secret information about the Coalition’s Psi-Battalion for Rifts®. (The Rifts® short story, which we all enjoyed, had to be put aside for next issue.) As well as news, coming attractions and a photo spread of the sculpts for Robotech® RPG Tactics™. Great issue
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Just in time for Halloween. Personally, I'm going to purchase a few extra copies myself! --And keep in mind, the tables have been updated from how they appear in this thread, ---streamlined and updated.

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Wow, way to go man! So glad I got in on the beta testing phase. I'll have to purchase this one for no other reason that your fantastitabulous tables are in it.
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keir451 wrote:
Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

Razzinold wrote:
And the award for best witty retort to someone reporting a minor vehicular collision goes to:
The Oh So Amazing Nate!

Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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I'd just read that myself and I was coming here to post about it. :)

Congrats bro! I feel this article might help some GM's feel better about starting a BTS game. I will post all about it on the "BTS material" as soon as its released; both here on the forum and the House of BTS. :)

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Thank you, everyone. It will be nice to see hard copy versions of these tables in print. Like Loucifer said, GMs might be inclined to try out BTS gaming. And, heck, it's a great way to pass some time having fun chucking dice and annotating results that might coalesce into a meaningful yet HORRIFIC story... Hehehe. ;)

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How much for an autographed copy?

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Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

Razzinold wrote:
And the award for best witty retort to someone reporting a minor vehicular collision goes to:
The Oh So Amazing Nate!

Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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How much for an autographed copy?

How much? Nothing, of course. It would be my pleasure and honor. ;)

Half the fun for me is the act of creating the tables. The other half is chucking dice, generating elements and somehow making a story out of them. While I streamlined and updated the tables found here, I still have not actually used them to generate a story. I wanted to actually have RIFTER 63 opened, dice spilling out of my Maple-version Crown Royal bag, a blank notebook opened, a classic, freshly loaded Pentel mechanical pencil ready, lights slightly dimmed, and horror music library set to Random Play before I savored the fun of actually using the tables to generate a few stories and ideas.

Having just typed the above paragraph, it is taking just about all of my self control and discipline NOT to open the Word document and start chucking dice right now! LOL. So, I may not be on this thread for a while --just to keep myself from THINKING about using the tables before I have the hard copy of RIFTER in my hands, on my table, opened to whatever page via book weights. It's really going to be a lotta fun.

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How much for an autographed copy?

How much? Nothing, of course. It would be my pleasure and honor. ;)


Send me an email or pm about when/where to send the money for my copy (don't forget to work in shipping) with said autograph, and we'll get it done. Never had anything with an autograph before. Nice.

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Amazing Nate; Thanks for your support!

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Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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I went ahead and made a monster list for myself. I intentionally left the last few percentile scores blank so that another GM could fill them.

Random Monster and Antagonist Table for Beyond the Supernatural, 2nd Edition.
Some monsters appearing in this table are appropriate for BtS-2 but are described in different books. If you roll a result which doesn't come from a book which is handy, simply re-roll. These monsters are arranged in vague order based upon their supernatural threat levels – but they are also grouped together into broad categories like entities or gargoyles. They are listed according to their book names, then I have included their alternate names behind a coma, their threat level, and their source descriptions referenced in parentheses. Particularly intelligent and scheming creatures are marked with an asterisk. Most other monsters have high animal intelligence or no understanding of the human world.

Excluded monsters were left out to keep the list of source books from becoming too long. If you have them, I would recommend using monsters from Dinosaur Swamp (especially for a crytozoology-themed game) and Mystic China (which has some really good immortal masterminds and really strange demons). Between the Shadows is a Nightbane sourcebook which has lots of monsters who inhabit the Astral Plane and the Dreamstream. Many of these creatures also reappear in books like Rifts Conversion Book 1 and Nightbane.

1.Energy Creature, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 217)
2.Tentacle Creature, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 216)
3.UFOnaught, flying saucer creature x4 (BtS-1, pg. 174)
4.Evil Cultist*, x0 (Nightbane main book)
5.Evil Arcanist*, cult leader, x0 (BtS-1, pg. 189; you could also use the Night Priest from the Nightbane Main Book as this is essentially the same character)
6.Witch*, x0 (use the Night Priest from Nightbane, the Witch from Palladium Fantasy, or the Splugorth Witch from Rifts Atlantis)
7.Death Priest*, cult leader, x0 (Dead Reign, pg. 68)
8.Haunting Entity, classic ghost, x4 (BtS-2 pg. 246)
9.Poltergeist Entity, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 245)
10.Syphon Entity*, trapped entity, x4 (BtS-2 pg. 247)
11.Tectonic Entity*, x6 (BtS-2 pg. 249)
12.Possessing Entity*, x4 (BtS-2 pg. 251)
13.Doppleganger Entity*, x6 (Boxed Nightmares, pg. 36)
14.Big Foot*, sasquatch yeti or skunk ape x4 (I suggest using a grimbor, bearmen, wolfen, mutant animal, or werebeast depending on how you want to use it)
15.Mokele-mbembe, dinosaur of Africa, x0 (Rifts Africa, pg. 129)
16.Giant Alligator, x0 (Boxed Nightmares, pg. 73)
17.Tasmanian Devil, hound of death, x4 (Boxed Nightmares, pg. 40)
18.Random Supernatural Creature, x4-6 (BtS-1, pg. 190)
19.Banshee, harbinger of death, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 229)
20.Tokolosh, sea serpent, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 173)
21.Animated dead, mummy, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 121)
22.Animated dead, zombie, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 123)
23.Animated dead, sloucher zombie, x4 (Dead Reign, pg. 38)
24.Animated dead, flesh-eating zombie, x4 (Dead Reign, pg. 45)
25.Animated dead, pattern zombie, x4 (Dead Reign, pg. 53)
26.Animated dead, fast attack zombie, x4 (Dead Reign, pg. 43)
27.Animated dead*, mock zombie, x4 (Dead Reign, pg. 51)
28.Animated dead*, thinker zombie, x4 (Dead Reign, pg. 47)
29.Garkain, dumb spirit, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 164)
30.Chupacabra, x4 (use the Lizard King from Nightbane main book)
31.Hollow Man*, x4 (Nightbane main book)
32.Doppleganger*, clone of a player character, x4 (Nightbane main book)
33.Doppleganger*, clone of another character, x4 (Nightbane main book)
34.Brain Burrower, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 236)
35.Malignous, insect demon, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 187)
36.Gremlin*, techno-terror, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 254)
37.Hell Hound, demon dog, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 255)
38.Bogey Man*, raven's tears, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 231)
39.Devouring Horned Lizard-Beast, x4 (Boxed Nightmares, pg. 30)
40.Ghoul, grave ghoul, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 253)
41.Ghoul*, dimensional ghoul or tall ghoul, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 241)
42.Ghoul*, dybbuk or death ghoul or animator, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 243)
43.Dark Faerie*, x4
44.Demon Familiar*, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 187)
45.Werebeast*, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 175)
46.Scarecrow*, x4 (RCB, pg. 155)
47.Buti-fas*, dwarf demon, x4 (Rifts Africa, pg. 129)
48.Demonic Cannibals*, x4 (Rifts Africa, pg. 130)
49.Devil Ghost*, mothman (BtS-2, pg. 239)
50.Dar'ota*, succubus, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 236)
51.Dar'ota*, incubus, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 237)
52.Shadow Beast, x4 (Palladium Fantasy, pg. 210)
53.Boschala, the nightmare, x4 (BtS-2, pg. 234)
54.Nacarant, scarlet hunter, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 169)
55.Gargoyle*, gargoylite, x4 (appears only in Rifts: Triax)
56.Gargoyle*, gurgoyle, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 165)
57.Gargoyle*, true gargoyle, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 165)
58.Gargoyle*, gargoyle mage, x6 (appears only in Rifts: Triax)
59.Gargoyle*, gargoyle lord, x6 (appears only in Rifts: Triax)
60.Sowki*, serpent or reptoid, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 171)
61.Gorgon, petrification serpent x 4 (PF pg. 329)
62.Soul Tree Minion*, spy, x4 (Rifter #28, pg. 21)
63.Soul Tree Minion*, poltergeist, x4 (Rifter #28, pg. 22)
64.Soul Tree Minion*, deceival, x4 (Rifter #28, pg. 19)
65.Soul Tree Minion*, protecting wraith, x4 (Rifter #28, pg. 20)
66.Soul Tree*, x6 (Rifter #28, pg. 18)
67.Vampire, secondary vampire, x4 (BtS-1, pg. 183)
68.Vampire*, master vampire, x6 (BtS-1, pg. 183)
69.Vampire Familiar, x4 (Rifts Vampire Kingdoms)
70.Vampire Intelligence, x10 (BtS-1, pg. 183)
71.Air Elemental Fragment, leaf rustler , x4(RCB, pg. 65)
72.Air Elemental Fragment, phantom footman, x4 (RCB, pg. 65)
73.Air Elemental, minor, x6 (RCB, pg. 199)
74.Air Elemental*, major, x10 (RCB, pg. 200)
75.Earth Elemental Fragment, little mud mound, x4 (RCB, pg. 72)
76.Earth Elemental, minor, x6 (RCB, pg. 72)
77.Earth Elemental, minor tree, x6 (RCB, pg. 72)
78.Earth Elemental, minor mud mound, x6 (RCB, pg. 72)
79.Earth Elemental*, major, x10 (RCB, pg. 72)
80.Fire Elemental Fragment, flame fiend, x4 (RCB, pg. 76)
81.Fire Elemental, minor, x6 (RCB, pg. 200)
82.Fire Elemental*, major, x10 (RCB, pg. 201)
83.Water Elemental Fragment, water wisp, x4 (RCB, pg. 81)
84.Water Elemental Fragment, little ice monster, x4 (RCB, pg. 82)
85.Water Elemental, minor, x6 (RCB, pg. 201)
86.Water Elemental, minor ice monster, x6 (RCB, pg. 201)
87.Water Elemental*, major, x10 (RCB, pg. 202)
88.Jinn*, x6 (RCB, pg. 213)
89.Death Weaver*, spider demon, x6 (BtS-1, pg. 172)
90.Fiend*, shadow demon, x6 (RCB, pg. 222)
91.Arch Fiend*, shadow demon, x10 (RCB, pg. 223)
92.Mindolar*, mind slug, x10 (BtS-1, pg. 180)
93.Goqua*, master of deception, x10 (BtS-1, pg. 179)
94.Alien Intelligence*, x20 (BtS-1, pg. 188)
95.Horror, multi-eyed killing machines, x10 (Palladium Fantasy, pg. 332)
96.Manananggal, Filipino Vampire x6 (Rifter 18, pg. 32)
97.Serpent, hypnotic persuaders x15 (Palladium Fantasy, pg. 332)
98.Aquatics, monsters of the deep x10 (Palladium Fantasy, pg. 316)
99.Lasae, Demonic Pest x6 (Palladium Fantasy pg. 318)
00.Baal-Rog, weaker version of the Deevil Beast x10 (Palladium Fantasy, pg. 321).


Sorry Lord Z hope you don't mind if I adjusted your list. It is a good one but thought it could use some completion.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:45 pm
  

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AWESOME monster table, Mephisto!

So, has anyone used the RIFTER version of the tables to generate any adventures? Just in the last couple of months, I finally had a chance to run some short one-nighters at a gaming store near Fort Lee, Virginia, and set the stories in that area (Petersburg, Chesterfield, Fort Lee, Hopewell --VA). Modern day, current season and current date. It helped that during the last session, Wed before Thanksgiving, that comet ISON was really heading toward a rendezvous with the sun.

That last session, two of the three players rolled CULTIST as an option, and the third rolled CULT MASTER/LEADER. I allowed each person to roll three professions so they could choose. They incorporated one of the other professions into CULTIST, SO we had a cult master who was a Hopewell VA police detective, a farmer cultist and an emergency responder cultist. To make a long story short, army/military intelligence and corporate physicists had an "OMEGA GATE" in the deep, wooded expanses of Fort Lee, captured the cultists who's ceremony had been interrupted by two hunters poaching on government land. After a violent encounter, one of the hunters was wounded, the other dead, apprehended by the detective (cult master). Getting ready to arrest the remaining hunter, the detective/cult leader and his EMS responder cultist were captured by soldiers and marched to a camp surrounding the Omega Gate, towering four stories into the forest canopy. After a quick debriefing, they could tell the military folks were going to drug them, possibly kill them, and tried to escape. Meanwhile, the farmer cultist gal began to play with an electronics box on their field generator, cutting off power to the lights and the Omega Gate, which then screamed, whined and released a four-story high tentacle monstrosity onto this dimension...

It was a great way to generate a B-movie styled off-the-cuff spontaneous adventure. The detective/cult-master rolled some pretty good items like MODERN DRONE and EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISARMING ROBOT --that never came into play (short adventure, limited time), but might come in handy the next session. By the end of the night, helicopters, soldiers and special units had been dispatched by Fort Lee, in search of genetics lab escaped creatures near the Appomattox River, a four-story larvae tentacled beast was wreaking havoc and plowing through/over shopping centers toward Fort Lee. And, heroes were escaping along I-295 northbound for Chesterfield. --I had a previous game (two sessions) done in this way, and decided to set this third, independent chapter the same night. Two of the players in this last adventure played different characters in the last two adventures, and enjoyed the crossover connection. It provided more context to the events of the first two sessions. I hadn't planned on doing this, but the idea just manifested itself and worked pretty well.

I'd love to hear how you guys and gals might have used the hardcopy tables, too.

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I don't have a hard copy and it doesn't look like S.C. will be bringing me one either. :(

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Comment: Let's all have fun our own way and maybe, if we're lucky, sometimes those ways will intersect.
Is there anywhere all those tables are in one place?


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Matt wrote:
Is there anywhere all those tables are in one place?


The Rifter # 63 I believe. But after obtaining a copy of said Rifter, I prefer these tables to the ones that made print.
I think it would be great of some fans expanded on the tables by adding new categories and such.

Non supernatural threats is one I've been hoping for.

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I meant these tables, not other tables published in Rifter.


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I know, I meant that in the rifter is the only place I know of where they are all collected in one neat package.

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The thing about publishing these tables in The Rifter #63 was space availability. There was a finite amount of space available for the tables in the Rifter. In fact, there is a finite amount of space in here as well, sort of, in the sense that people don’t want to be scrolling back and forth from page to page over and over. I actually have enough tables and sub-tables to qualify for a BTS sourcebook on Random locations, events, conditions, heroes, villains and monsters. I’ve also created a pretty huge FANTASY version of these tables as well.

I have loved Palladium Fantasy for many years, and have several of the rich sourcebooks, but I certainly don’t have all of them, and have lagged behind and lost touch with Palladium products over the last couple of years, mainly due to the stagnation of BTS. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE PALLADIUM and its products! I’m just sad that BTS has taken a back-burner position in development, but I understand that to survive, the company has to make more of what sells the most.

Back to the point, I had to refine and consolidate the tables from this forum into something quick and easy to use in the Rifter. In that sense, they are two different animals. For a while, there was even a website designed by someone (or a couple of guys) that automated these tables. All you had to do was press the ROLL DICE button or something like that. Now THAT was a LOTTA FUN!

If I only knew how to program, I would create an APP for these tables. But, short of having an app, I carry around a copy of Rifter #63 whenever I game. You never know when people are in the mood for a one night horror scenario, and so far, all groups I’ve used the tables for have really enjoyed the rolling-up process. It forces good players to play something new and different, depending on the profession of their character, and I usually have them roll 2 or 3 mundane items and 1 very interesting item. And, then the tables for me, the GM, to construct a story based on the other factors like weather, recent events, supernatural threat.

As far as having non-supernatural threats, that might be interesting. Maybe there could be a heading for NON-SUPERNATURAL THREAT, and another for PARANORMAL THREAT (this would include things like escaped genetically modified human-wolf hybrids, or spider dogs –things man created or natural mutations).

I just might create some tables for Palladium Fantasy now. I’m excited about creating another RANDOM aspect to the Palladium Multiverse! --Heck, I love RIFTS, too, and lost touch with that game after the fifth sourcebook. If I were a RIFTS geek, you’d see a table for that, too.

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Mr Gallahan, you are my hero! I will get back to you later with a longer more lengthy reply which quotes various aspects of your post immediately previous to mine. But right now I'm busy petting dogs.

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Busy petting the dogs?
...BUSY PETTING THE DOGS!!!??

Okay. You're busy petting the dogs. Here is a HANDY DANDY RANDOM DOG GENERATOR!
Oh, and (heh-heh-heh-heh)... There might be a "BEYOND THE SUPERNATURAL" dogie treat tossed into each category, especially that last one. Hey, humans aren't the only psychics, right? And, should you happen to generate a psychic dog, randomly generate the kind of psychic, and you can really have a great 'dog day afternoon!' Imagine the possibilities here, especially if your pooch is a PYROKINETIC! This opens up a whole new world of fun because your BTS group might have a talented dog in it, and a player might even want to play such a dog. Now, you'll have to research each dog breed that you happen to roll-up and use, of course, to learn the particulars of said breed, its appearances, temperments, etc., and if you encounter a breed that seems not to exist in the "real" world (e.g. Demon Hunter Hound), well, the name will give you a clue about such a hound, and you can take it from there because it might just be fictional, but isn't that part of the fun?

I'm picturing a brave, courageous Dachshund (wiener dog, or hotdog dog) that is a nega-psychic, and whenever he's in the team van, psychic stuff tends not to happen, or a sensitive psychic German Shepperd K-9 police dog. This can add a new depth of fun to any new or existing story or BTS investigative party.

--Thanks fo the inspiration!

RANDOM DOG GENERATOR

TABLE 1.0: DOG FUNCTIONAL TYPE
1. Companion
2. Guard
3. Hunting
4. Herding
5. Working
6. Pariah (Primitive, Ancient)

TABLE 1.1: COMPANION
1. Affenpinscher
2. Alaskan Klee Kai
3. American Eskimo
4. American Hairless Terrier
5. Askal (Aspin)
6. Australian Silky Terrier
7. Basset Hound
8. Beagle
9. Bichon Frisé
10. Biewer
11. Brussels Griffon
12. Bolognese
13. Boston Terrier
14. Bulldog
15. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
16. Chihuahua
17. Chinese Crested Dog
18. Collie
19. Coton de Tulear
20. Cross-breed dog (roll two more times on this table to generate cross-breed; if you get this result again, add a 3rd breed, etc.)
21. Dachshund
22. Elo
23. English Toy Terrier
24. Eurasier
25. French Bulldog
26. German Spitz
27. Golden Retriever
28. Griffon Bruxellois
29. Havanese
30. Indian Spitz
31. Italian Greyhound
32. Japanese Chin
33. Japanese Spitz
34. Keeshond
35. King Charles Spaniel
36. Kromfohrlander
37. Lhasa Apso
38. Löwchen
39. Maltese
40. Manchester Terrier
41. Mexican Hairless Dog
42. Miniature Pinscher
43. Miniature Poodle
44. Miniature Shar Pei
45. Miniature Schnauzer
46. Mixed-breed dog
47. Papillon
48. Pekingese
49. Phalène
50. Psychic Dog! Roll again, ignoring this result!
51. Pomeranian
52. Pug
53. Sheltie
54. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
55. Shih Tzu
56. Skye Terrier
57. Staffordshire Terrier
58. Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
59. Tibetan Spaniel
60. Tibetan Terrier
61. Toy Fox Terrier
62. West Highland White Terrier
63. Yorkshire Terrier
64. Affenpinscher
65. Alaskan Klee Kai
66. American Eskimo
67. American Hairless Terrier
68. Askal (Aspin)
69. Australian Silky Terrier
70. Basset Hound
71. Beagle
72. Bichon Frisé
73. Biewer
74. Brussels Griffon
75. Bolognese
76. Boston Terrier
77. Bulldog
78. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
79. Chihuahua
80. Chinese Crested Dog
81. Collie
82. Coton de Tulear
83. Cross-breed dog
84. Dachshund
85. Elo
86. English Toy Terrier
87. Eurasier
88. French Bulldog
89. German Spitz
90. Golden Retriever
91. Griffon Bruxellois
92. Havanese
93. Indian Spitz
94. Italian Greyhound
95. Japanese Chin
96. Japanese Spitz
97. Keeshond
98. King Charles Spaniel
99. Kromfohrlander
100. Lhasa Apso

TABLE 1.2: GUARD
1. Anatolian Shepherd
2. Molossers
3. Mastiff
4. Bulldogs
5. Bandogs
6. Mountain dog
7. Great Pyrenees
8. Pinschers
9. Schnauzers
10. Airedale Terrier (England)
11. Akita Inu (Japan)
12. American Bulldog (USA)
13. Anatolian Shepherd (Turkey)
14. Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois)
15. Black Russian Terrier (Russia)
16. Boerboel (South Africa)
17. Bouvier des Flandres (Belgium)
18. Boxer (Germany)
19. Bullmastiff (England)
20. Bull Terrier (England)
21. Cane Corso (Sicily)
22. Canary Dog (Spain)
23. Caucasian Shepherd Dog (Russia)
24. Chow Chow (China)
25. Doberman Pinscher (Germany)
26. Dogo Argentino (Argentina)
27. Dogue de Bordeaux (France)
28. Dutch Shepherd Dog (Netherlands)
29. English Mastiff
30. Psychic Dog! Roll again, ignoring this result!
31. Fila Brasileiro (Brazil)
32. German Shepherd
33. Giant Schnauzer (Germany)
34. Hovawart (Germany)
35. Kangal dog (Turkey)
36. Komondor (Hungary)
37. Kumaon Mastiff (rare, nearly extinct, subject to breed specific legislation)
38. Kuvasz (Hungary)
39. Leonberger (Germany)
40. Neapolitan Mastiff (Italy)
41. Maremma Sheepdog (Italy)
42. Pit bull (USA)
43. Rhodesian Ridgeback (Africa)
44. Rottweiler[10](Germany)
45. Šarplaninac (Albania/Macedonia/Kosovo/Serbia)
46. Shar Pei (China)
47. Spanish Mastiff (Spain)
48. Standard Schnauzer (Germany)
49. Tibetan Mastiff
50. Tornjak (Bosnia-Herzegovina/Croatia)
51. Tosa Inu (Japan)
52. Aidi (Africa)
53. Airedale terrier (UK)
54. Alano Español (Spain)
55. Appenzell Cattle Dog (Swiss)
56. Australian Cattle Dog (Australia)
57. Australian Shepherd (USA)
58. Bandog (USA)
59. Beauceron (France)
60. Bergamasco Shepherd (Italy)
61. Briard (France)
62. Bull Terrier (England)
63. Cão de Castro Laboreiro (Portugal)
64. Caucasian Ovcharka (Georgia)
65. Ciobănesc de Bucovina (Romania)
66. Smooth Collie (Scotland)
67. Danish Broholmer (Denmark)
68. Dogo Guatemalteco (Guatemala)
69. Dutch Shepherd Dog (Netherlands)
70. German Shorthaired Pointer (Germany)
71. Great Dane (Germany)
72. Great Pyrenees (France)
73. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (Switzerland)
74. Gull Dong (Pakistan)
75. Hovawart (Germany)
76. Icelandic Sheepdog (Iceland)
77. Karelian Bear Dog (Finland)
78. Kerry Blue Terrier (Ireland)
79. Komondor (Hungary)
80. Maremma Sheepdog (Italy)
81. Mioritic (Romania)
82. Moscow Watchdog (Russia)
83. Perro de Presa Mallorquin (aka: Ca de Bou)
84. Saint Bernard (Switzerland)
85. Schipperke (Belgium)
86. Shiloh Shepherd (USA)
87. Weimaraner (Germany)
88. Standard Schnauzer (Germany)
89. Dutch Shepherd
90. Rottweiler
91. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
92. Belgian Malinois
93. Chow Chow
94. Dogue de Bordeaux
95. Belgian Tervuren
96. Belgian Sheepdog
97. Puli
98. Neopolitan Mastiff
99. Great Pyrenees
100. Gallandish Shai-lung Wolf Hound

TABLE 1.3: HUNTING DOGS
1. (sight) Afghan Hound
2. (sight) Azawakh
3. (sight) Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound)
4. (sight) Chart Polski (Polish Greyhound)
5. (sight) Chippiparai (Tamilnadu)
6. (sight) Galgo Español
7. (sight) Greyhound
8. (sight) Hortaya Borzaya
9. (sight) Irish Wolfhound
10. (sight) Italian Greyhound
11. (sight) Kombai(Tamilnadu)
12. (sight) Magyar agár (Hungarian Greyhound)
13. (sight) Rajapalayam(Tamilnadu)
14. (sight) Saluki
15. (sight) Scottish Deerhound
16. (sight) Silken Windhound
17. (sight) Sloughi
18. (sight) Whippet
19. (scent) Alpine Dachsbracke
20. (scent) American Foxhound
21. (scent) Anglo-French hounds (crossed with English Foxhounds)
22. (scent) Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie
23. (scent) Grand Anglo-Français Tricolore
24. (scent) Grand anglo-français blanc et orange
25. (scent) Grand anglo-français blanc et noir
26. (scent) Ariegeois
27. (scent) Artois Hound
28. (scent) Austrian black and tan hound
29. (scent) Basset Artesien Normand
30. (scent) Basset Bleu de Gascogne
31. (scent) Basset Fauve de Bretagne
32. (scent) Basset Hound
33. (scent) Bavarian Mountain hound
34. (scent) Beagle
35. (scent) Beagle-Harrier
36. (scent) Berner Laufhund
37. (scent) Bloodhound
38. (scent) Catahoula Leopard Hound
39. (scent) Coonhound
40. (scent) Black and Tan Coonhound
41. (scent) Redbone Coonhound
42. (scent) Bluetick Coonhound
43. (scent) English Coonhound (Redtick Coonhound)
44. (scent) Treeing Walker Coonhound
45. (scent) Plott Hound
46. (scent) Dachshund
47. (scent) Drever
48. (scent) Dunker
49. (scent) English Foxhound
50. (scent) Estonian Hound
51. (scent) Finnish Hound
52. (scent) Foxhound
53. (scent) Français tricolore
54. (scent) Français blanc et noir
55. (scent) Français blanc et orange
56. (scent) Gascon Saintongeois
57. (scent) Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
58. (scent) Grand Bleu de Gascogne
59. (scent) Hamiltonstovare
60. Psychic Dog! Roll again and ignore this result!
61. (scent) Hanover Hound
62. (scent) Harrier
63. (scent) Hungarian hound
64. (scent) Istrian Coarse-haired Hound
65. (scent) Istrian Shorthaired Hound
66. (scent) Kerry Beagle
67. (scent) Kritikos Ichnilatis (Cretan Hound)
68. (scent) Norwegian Lundehund
69. (scent) Otterhound
70. (scent) Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
71. (scent) Perro fino Colombiano
72. (scent) Piccolo Lepraiolo Italiano
73. (scent) Plott Hound
74. (scent) Polish Hound (pl.Ogar Polski )
75. (scent) Polish Scenthound (pl.Gonczy Polski )
76. (scent) Porcelaine
77. (scent) Posavac Hound
78. (scent) Rache (obsolete)
79. (scent) Segugio Italiano a Pelo Forte
80. (scent) Segugio Italiano a Pelo Raso
81. (scent) Segugio Maremmano
82. (scent) Serbian Hound
83. (scent) Serbian Tricolour Hound
84. (scent) Schweizer Laufhund
85. (scent) Slovensky Kopov (Slovakian Hound)
86. (scent) Talbot (extinct)
87. (scent) Westphalian Dachsbracke
88. (retriever) Chesapeake Bay Retriever
89. (retriever) Curly-Coated Retriever
90. (retriever) Flat-Coated Retriever
91. (retriever) Golden Retriever
92. (retriever) Labrador Retriever
93. (retriever) Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
94. (retriever) Gordon Setter
95. (retriever) Hungarian Vizsla
96. (retriever) Italian Spinone
97. (retriever) Irish Setter
98. (retriever) Irish Water Spaniel
99. (retriever) Newfoundland
100. Sussex Spaniel

TABLE 1.4: HERDING DOGS
1. Altdeutsche Hütehunde
2. Australian Cattle Dog
3. Australian Kelpie
4. Australian Shepherd
5. Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
6. Basque Shepherd Dog
7. Bearded Collie
8. Beauceron
9. Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael, Laekenois, Tervueren, and Malinois)
10. Bergamasco Shepherd
11. Berger Picard
12. Berger Blanc Suisse
13. Black Mouth Cur
14. Blue Lacy
15. Border Collie
16. Bouvier des Flandres
17. Briard
18. Cão da Serra de Aires
19. Carea Leonés
20. Carpathian Shepherd Dog
21. Catahoula Leopard Dog
22. Catalan Sheepdog
23. Chien de Crau
24. Collie
25. Croatian Sheepdog
26. Cumberland Sheepdog
27. Cur
28. Dutch Shepherd
29. English Shepherd
30. Entlebucher Sennenhunde
31. Farm Collie/Farm Shepherd
32. Finnish Lapphund
33. German Shepherd Dog
34. Hairy Mouth Heeler
35. Huntaway
36. Icelandic Sheepdog
37. King Shepherd
38. Kerry Blue Terrier
39. Koolie
40. Lancashire Heeler
41. Lapponian Herder
42. McNab
43. Miniature Australian Shepherd
44. Mudi
45. New Zealand Heading Dog
46. Norwegian Buhund
47. Old English Sheepdog
48. Pastor Mantiqueira
49. Picardy Shepherd
50. Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Pons)
51. Pomeranian Sheepdog
52. Poodle
53. Portuguese Sheepdog
54. Puli
55. Pumi (dog)
56. Pyrenean Shepherd
57. Reindeer Herder
58. Rottweiler
59. Rough Collie
60. Samoyed
61. Šarplaninac
62. Savoy Shepherd[5]
63. Schapendoes
64. Schipperke
65. Scotch Collie
66. Shetland Sheepdog
67. Shih-Poo
68. Smithfield[5]
69. Smooth Collie
70. Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
71. Spanish Water Dog
72. Swedish Lapphund
73. Swedish Vallhund
74. Tibetan Terrier
75. Welsh Corgis:
76. Cardigan Welsh Corgi
77. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
78. Welsh Sheepdog
79. White Swiss Shepherd
80. Psychic Dog! Roll again on this table, ignoring this result!
81. Vikhan Sheepdog
82. Komondor
83. Kuvasz
84. Maremma Sheepdog (Cane da pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese)
85. Mioritic
86. Perro Majorero
87. Polish Tatra Mountain Sheepdog (Polski Owczarek Podhalański)
88. Pyrenean Mastiff
89. Rafeiro do Alentejo
90. Sage Koochee
91. Šarplaninac
92. Slovak cuvac (Slovenský čuvač)
93. South Russian Ovcharka
94. Spanish Mastiff
95. Tibetan Mastiff
96. Tornjak
97. Estrela Mountain Dog
98. Gaddi Kutta
99. Georgian shepherd dog
100. Great Pyrenees

TABLE 1.5: WORKING DOGS
1. Alaskan Malamute
2. Akita
3. Australian Cattle Dog
4. Beauceron
5. Alaskan Malamute
6. Australian Kelpie
7. Bernese Mountain Dog
8. Anatolian Shepherd Dog
9. Australian Shepherd
10. Psychic Dog! Roll again on this table, ignoring this result!
11. Bouvier Des Flandres
12. Boxer
13. Collie (Bearded or Border)
14. Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
15. Bullmastiff
16. Bernese Mountain Dog
17. Bearded Collie
18. Bullmastiff
19. Canaan Dog
20. Black Russian Terrier
21. Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael, Tervuren, Laekenois, Malinois)
22. Canadian Eskimo
23. Boxer Belgian Shepherd (Malinois)
24. Bergamasco Shepherd Dog
25. Cane Corso
26. Belgian Shepherd (Tervueren)
27. Dogue De Bordeaux
28. Doberman Pinscher
29. Bergamasco Shepherd Dog
30. Bouvier Des Flandres
31. Entlebucher Mountain Dog
32. Chinook
33. Border Collie
34. Briard
35. German Pinscher
36. Eurasier
37. Doberman Pinscher
38. Bouvier Des Flandres Collie (Rough)
39. Giant Schnauzer
40. Great Dane
41. Dogue de Bordeaux
42. Briard Collie (Smooth)
43. Golden Retriever
44. Great Dane
45. Collie (Rough)
46. Greenland Dog
47. Giant Schnauzer
48. Collie (Smooth)
49. Finnish Lapphund
50. Greenland Dog
51. Karelian Bear Dog
52. Great Dane
53. Finnish Lapphund
54. German Shepherd Dog
55. Hovawart
56. Komondor
57. Great Pyrenees
58. Komondor
59. Leonberger
60. Kuvasz
61. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
62. Hungarian Puli
63. Kuvasz
64. Mastiff
65. Leonberger
66. Maremma Sheepdog
67. Neapolitan Mastiff
68. Mastiff
69. Norwegian Buhund
70. Newfoundland
71. Newfoundland
72. Leonberger
73. Maremma Sheepdog
74. Old English Sheepdog
75. Portuguese Water Dog
76. Norwegian Buhund
77. Polish Lowland Sheepdog
78. Pyrenean
79. Neapolitan Mastiff
80. Old English Sheepdog
81. Puli
82. Rottweiler
83. Newfoundland
84. Polish Lowland Sheepdog
85. Pumi
86. Russian Black Terrier
87. Schnauzer (Standard or Giant)
88. Portuguese Water Dog
89. Shetland Sheepdog
90. St. Bernard Schnauzer (Standard)
91. Swedish Lapphund
92. Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
93. St. Bernard
94. Samoyed
95. Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)
96. Siberian Husky
97. Swedish Vallhund
98. Welsh Corgi (Pembroke or Cardigan)
99. Tibetan Mastiff
100. White Swiss Shepherd

TABLE 1.6: PARIAH (PRIMITIVE BREED) DOGS
1. Afghan Hound
2. Azawakh
3. Basenji
4. Borzoi
5. Canaan Dog
6. Carolina Dog
7. Chart Polski (Polish Greyhound)
8. Cirneco dell'Etna
9. Greyhound
10. Hungarian Greyhound
11. Ibizan Hound
12. Irish Wolfhound
13. New Guinea Singing Dog
14. Pharaoh Hound
15. Portuguese Podengo
16. Rhodesian Ridgeback
17. Saluki
18. Scottish Deerhound
19. Sinhala Hound
20. Silken Windhound
21. Sloughi
22. Spanish Greyhound
23. Thai Ridgeback
24. Whippet
25. Xoloitzcuintli
26. Indian Pariah Dog
27. Southwestern Coyote
28. Northern Wolf
29. Midwest Coyote
30. Midwest Wolf
31. Northeastern Wolf
32. Northeastern Coyote
33. Eastern Wolf
34. Eastern Coyote
35. Northwestern Wolf
36. Northwestern Coyote
37. Southern Wolf
38. Southern Coyote
39. Arctic Wolf
40. Arctic Coyote
41. Southwestern Foxhound
42. Northeastern Foxhound
43. Southern Foxhound
44. Northern Foxhound
45. Arctic Foxhound
46. Midwest Foxhound
47. American Dingo
48. Australian Dingo
49. Chinese Dragon Dog
50. Thai Kickboxer Dog
51. Thai Canal Dog
52. Thai Bangkok Dingo
53. Thai Fighting Dog
54. Thai Cobra Catcher
55. Thai Mongoose Runner
56. Thai Tunnel Digger
57. Thai Elegant Strider
58. Thai Upright Fighting Dog
59. Middle Eastern Camel Chaser
60. Irish Highroader
61. Irish Mincer
62. Irish Tracker
63. Michigan Upright Dog
64. Michigan Upright Wolf
65. Wisconsin Upright Dog
66. Wisconsin Upright Wolf
67. Beast-hound of Bray Road
68. Appalachian Tracker
69. Appalachian Hunter
70. Psychic Dog! Roll again on this table, ignoring this result!
71. Appalachian Cavern Hound
72. Virginian Cavern Hound
73. Virginian River Hound
74. Virginian Creek Chaser
75. Virginian Forest Companion
76. Virginian Hill Master
77. Arkansas Trail Blazer
78. Arkansas Razor Back Hound
79. Board Hound
80. Jackalope Hunting Hound
81. Dakotan River Hound
82. Dakotan Field Chaser
83. Dakotan Thunder Hound
84. Dakotan Big Sky Hound
85. Hawaiian Strider
86. Hawaiian Ridge Hound
87. Hawaiian Surfing Hound
88. Hawaiian Lava Tuber
89. Hawaiian Sand Digger
90. Florida Swamp Hound
91. Sasquatch Hunter Hound
92. Yeti Hunter Hound
93. Nepalese Yeti Chaser
94. Russian Wild Hound
95. Northwestern Tracker Hound
96. Grizzly Hunter Hound
97. Ghost Whisperer Hound
98. Poltergeist Hound
99. Demon Hunter Hound
100. Chupacabra Hunter Hound

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:59 am
  

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Lol! Sorry man, they are like hairy little children they take up a lot of time. I like the inclusions of the fictional dogs!

Nepalese Yeti Chaser..imagine what trouble one of those could get in to.

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An announcement for those who may be inclined to ROLL SOME DICE!!

The Handy Dandy Random Adventure Generator for PALLADIUM FANTASY has been posted.

--At least in part. The first two tables are ready to help you roll-up locations and protagonists. Now, why would people who play BTS care about this? Well, you obviously like PALLADIUM products. AND, you can use the "cross-over" technique to spice your BTS game up. What's "cross-over!?" you might ask?

CROSS-OVER is when you take BTS characters and teleport --or somehow transport-- them to the world of Palladium Fantasy. This can be a lot of fun, and still pretty scary considering some of the locations like the Land of the Damned! How scary would even a simple kobold be if seen in "real life!?" Also, you can have generate Palladium Fantasy character(s) to bring into BTS story ideas. Use both tables together, and double the fun. Also, there are elements in these tables that bridge to RIFTS, BTS, Dead Reign, etc., no matter what table you might be rolling on. This is why I happen to like the Palladium Multiverse idea.

Well, if you get some interesting results, please post them somewhere.

Have fun!

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I'll go check it out, and even throw some feedback your way (maybe). I'm still waiting for my Nonsupernatural threat table though. The BTS tables are great 1 off adventure generators, but what do you do when you use them for a different game (without chars who are designed at the core to be ghostbusters)????

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:nh: :heart: :nh: :heart: (no love. no love)

I'll go check it out, and even throw some feedback your way (maybe). I'm still waiting for my Nonsupernatural threat table though. The BTS tables are great 1 off adventure generators, but what do you do when you use them for a different game (without chars who are designed at the core to be ghostbusters)????


The best tasting fruit is the hardest to get. Imagine how fun and rewarding an undertaking you are describing, and the better because of some extra imagination and creativity-linked mind exercises. That's the beauty of RPGs in general, and why just about every set of rule books out there states in some fashion that the rules serve mainly as a guide. The beauty is to try and experiment to see what works. If something is off, mechanics-wise, maybe tweak it, change it, experiment and see what works. It's all a big learning process, anyway, as to what makes a fun game session, a juicy adventure and an epic campaign.

In the end, the key word here is improvisation, --at least one of the key words. :) And, honestly, I'd LOVE to see how Dead Reign characters and "ordinary people" would do in Rifts or Palladium Fantasy. The hinge upon which success in these matters rests is that of the person crafting the story, the GM, to make sure that the party isn't overwhelmed. Sure, you could kill the party seconds after they emerge into RIFTS or Palladium Fantasy, but then you chose the location, the circumstances, the threats. Ease them into it, challenge them without setting up for a TPK (total party kill). See what works as you intensify the scenarios, but then they'll have more hit points, too. Be careful with MDC threats to SDC characters. Give them a fighting chance.

With all that in mind, I can see it working, AND being extremely refreshing and fun.

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what the hell are you talking about? You know I appreciate all the things that you do. I'm just whining and kvetching a little bit

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Can somebody list out all of Gallahan's random tables? With links? I saw the Palladium Fantasy one.

Also did any of these make it to the Rifter?

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Tearstone wrote:
Can somebody list out all of Gallahan's random tables? With links? I saw the Palladium Fantasy one.

Also did any of these make it to the Rifter?


Hi Tearstone. So far, these are the only two tables (BTS and Palladium Fantasy versions).

Yes, the BTS tables (a shortened version of them) made it into Rifter #63 (great issue, BTW). Great issue because it has one of the BEST Rifter covers --ever--. The artwork is beautiful; also, great issue because it has a little bit of something for everyone, and a good official Palladium Fantasy section, too. The BTS tables here are more extensive than the ones in the Rifter because of space issues. However, I do plan to submit the Palladium Fantasy tables to the Rifter, too, in the near future, and I'll send them an extensive set of tables that should tons more of random fun. --Thanks for your interest!

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I've been following this thread off and on for years, as you know.

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Tearstone wrote:
I've been following this thread off and on for years, as you know.


Tearstone, my apologies. I've been away from these forums for a while. :)
My interest in BTS and Palladium faded because they didn't support BTS (and still haven't) since they released BTS 2nd Ed. But, I still love and appreciate Palladium and understand the business decisions they've had to make in order to survive. That being said, I want to add what little creative support to one of my favorite RPG multiverses ever.

I don't know if they want unsolicited support for BTS, but I still have some adventure/sourcebook ideas that might be popular and reinvigorate one of their most beloved games/genres... Beyond the Supernatual.

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