Jeremy asked for something that would generate sports, games, amusements and the like, and he was pretty specific - a couple columns to help generate a name for the sport, and a couple columns to generate an action and a target.
So here's d100 Amusing Diversions.
To use the table, roll once each on columns A&B to get a name; rearrange, pluralize to taste.
Roll at least once each on C&D to get an action/modifier and a noun.
Then mix it all up and come up with a game using everything.
Example: I roll percentile dice four times and get 91, 46, 4, 55. That's "Dwarf" and "Pie" in the naming categories, as well as "stack" and "turban" for an action and a target noun.
"Have ye ne'er played Dwarf-Pie before, lad? It's dead simple. You take three or four of these poofy turbans, like the merchant-dwarves of the Painted Desert wear, and you throw a handful of pennies in each one. The two players take turns stacking the turbans on their head; whoever's stack falls first, they lose, and the winner gets the pennies from those turbans. Now, when you're up north here and don't have turbans about, sometimes we use beer-mugs or pie-plates. An' that's where the name comes from, y'see? It's one o' those games that's a wee bit more fun when you're properly pissed..."
Example: I roll four more times and get 68, 59, 58, 97. That's "Murderer", "Skeeze", "upside-down", and "lizard".
"Right, gentlemen, we'll settle this argument with an old-fashioned round of Skeezemurder, if nobody minds. Very well, let us begin. I will suspend this gecko from the rafters with yarn; apologies that we don't have a proper skeeze-lizard in this climate, but the gecko is of comparable size and feistiness. You two gentlemen will be blindfolded and held upside-down by your companions at a short distance from the lizard; when I say go, whichever one of you can bite the lizard's head off first shall be considered the winner of the argument."
|Mr. Barksboro was well convinced he could fit the entire snake in his mouth, thereby winning the twenty dollars.|