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08-12-2011, 02:12 AM
Originally posted on Friday 08-12-2011 02:12 AM at koboldquarterly.com (http://www.koboldquarterly.com)

http://www.koboldquarterly.com/k/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Homunculus1-232x300.jpg (http://www.koboldquarterly.com/k/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Homunculus1.jpg)Master Pett’sYour Whispering Homunculus*presents only the finest in British gaming. Indeed, you are not likely to find a more comprehensive assortment of miscellany anywhere.

(So much more than just another bloke in a dress.)

[previously (http://www.koboldquarterly.com/k/front-page9905.php)]

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“And what have you learnt, maggot-thing?”

“Nothing today master, unless you aren’t aware that a seven-headed pig was born on Worm Way last weekend.”

“I heard that tale yesterday.”

“Your pardon, oh masterfullness.”

“Where is the true gossip these days, the leads into mighty tales and buried treasure?”

“I expect not everyone has such lofty goals master.”

“True, funglet. It does, however, give me an idea…”




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Some time ago, “Your Whispering Homunculus”had a list of gossip for local people. At the time, those lovely folks out there on the messageboards suggested a list to randomly develop such gossip.

Here that random chart is, and what a fine idea it was. Thank you for the suggestion, I hope you have fun.

A failed diplomacy check can signal the end of a line of inquiry, or it could open up an entirely new thread of investigation. The chart below is designed to create random bits of gossip or strange starting points for local adventure—all using only a d12.

First, generate the name and occupation of the person, then their action and the subject and temperament of their action, and finally, why they did what they did and when. Use your imagination to fill in the gaps: for example, Blait Dandtell the village drunk kissed a prince that’s really a horse yesterday for a bet. Where this goes and how true it is, is left entirely in your capable hands.

If the random chart generates something very obscure or at odds with itself, either ignore it or embellish it further as you wish.

First Name * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Surname * * * * * * * * * *The Local…

1************* Jog**************************************** Boolquaffer*********************** Drunk

2************* Blait************************************** Smugg********************************* Innkeeper

3************* Karb************************************** Dandtell****************************** Smithy

4************* Dentill********************************** Maquink***************************** Priest

5************* Spradge****************************** Bremwish*************************** Watch Captain

6************* Narky*********************************** Fungle********************************* Village Idiot

7************* Sarky * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Toddler * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Squire

8************* Yupple * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Yupple********************************* Turnip farmer

9************* Madge********************************* Mikwell * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Pig breeder

10********** Moniquil***************************** Marmurt***************************** Dandy

11 ********* Quinton * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Slabb************************************ Retired adventurer

12********** Quaid * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Cuccelwhite********************** Chimneysweep

Action * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Temperament * * * * *Subject

1************* Imprisoned a(n) * * * * * * * Ugly************************************** Mermaid

2************* Married a(n)********************* Beautiful***************************** Singing dog

3************* Was attacked by a(n)**** Invisible****************************** Giant’s daughter

4************* Attacked a(n)******************* Two Headed * * * * * * * * * * * Dire badger

5************* Kissed a(n)********* *************** Magical**************** *************** Baron’s daughter

6************* Pickled a(n)*********************** Cursed********************************* Witch

7************* Slaughtered a(n)************* Lycanthrope * * * * * * * * * * *Horse

8************* Killed by a(n) * * * * * * * * * * Incredibly fat * * * * * * * * * *Gnome

9************* Unmasked a(n)**************** Plague-carrying * * * * * * * *Trollwife

10********** Killed a(n) * * * * * * * * * * * * * Prince that’s really a****** Goblin

11 ********* Buried a(n) * * * * * * * * * * * * *Frog that’s really a********** Pig

12********** Gibbeted* a(n) * * * * * * * * * Angry*********************************** Magical thrush

Why? * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * When

1************* Because of magic**************************** Just now

2************* For a bet********************************************* This morning

3************* Madness * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Last night

4************* Bewitched * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Yesterday

5************* For money***************************************** Last week

6************* For love * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Last month

7************* Because they’re related * * * * * * * *Last year

8************* To end a quest * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *A decade or so ago

9************* No reason****************************************** A hundred years ago last Tuesday

10********** Because his wife told him to****** A long time ago

11 ********* His son/family made him************* In legend

12********** In penance to his god******************** They say





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