Sunday, April 15, 2012

OA event charts

The subject of random event charts came up on Google+ last week and I thought this might be a good time to look at the yearly, monthly and daily event charts from the original Oriental Adventures.


Most of the annual events look like they would work in nearly any campaign.  An isolated realm might not have an actual ambassador visit, but some sort of outsider VIP could become a factor to the game.  Tsunamis might need to be replaced if your campaign is entirely inland.

 Note how the monthly events are skewed based upon the annual event.


The daily events don't directly connect to higher level events, rather they are a function of the party's location.  I like how in Rural areas 15% of all encounters are with ordinary bandits or criminals.  "Special" on the court indicates someone in the party receives a message from their lord with some sort of mission or instructions.

There's not really much on these charts that won't work in an occidental setting.