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Roll 1d12 for creature type if it hasn’t already been established, then 1d12 on indicated subtable for specific prompt. Roll additional details as indicated, and/or at whim.

  • 1-4 Beast Activity, Disposition, No. Appearing, Size
  • 5-6 Human Activity, Alignment, Disposition, No. Appearing, NPC tables
  • 7-8 Humanoid Activity, Alignment, Disposition, No. Appearing, NPC tables
  • 9-12 Monster Activity, Alignment, Disposition, No. Appearing, Size
  • Optional: Ability, Adjective, Age, Aspect, Condition, Feature, Tags

Beast Table

Start with a real-world creature, then put a spin in it to make it fantastical.

1-7 Earthbound 8-10 Airborne 11-12 Water-Going
1 termite/tick/louse 1 mosquito/firefly 1 insect
2 snail/slug/worm 2 locust/dragonfly/moth 2 jelly/anemone
3 ant/centipede/scorpion 3 bee/wasp 3 clam/oyster/snail
4 snake/lizard 4 chicken/duck/goose 4 eel/snake
5 vole/rat/weasel 5 songbird/parrot 5 frog/toad
6 boar/pig 6 gull/waterbird 6 fish
7 dog/fox/wolf 7 heron/crane/stork 7 crab/lobster
8 cat/lion/panther 8 crow/raven 8 turtle
9 deer/horse/camel 9 hawk/falcon 9 alligator/crocodile
10 ox/rhino 10 eagle/owl 10 dolphin/shark
11 bear/ape/gorilla 11 condor 11 squid/octopus
12 mammoth/dinosaur 12 pteranodon 12 whale


Humans


Humanoid Chart

If you roll a classic fantasy species, adapt it to your setting

1-7 Common 8-10 Uncommon 11-12 Hybrid
1-3 halfling (small) 1 fey (tiny) 1-2 centaur
4-5 goblin/kobold (small) 2-3 catfolk/dogfolk 3-5 werewolf/werebear
6-7 dwarf/gnome (small) 4-6 lizardfolk/merfolk 6 other werecreature
8-9 orc/hobgoblin/gnoll 7 birdfolk
10-11 half-elf/half-orc, etc 8-10 ogre/troll (large) 7-10 human +Beast
12 elf 11-12 cyclops/giant (large) 11-12

human+2 Beasts

Monster

Give every monster life

1-7 Unusual 8-9 Rare 11-12 Legendary
1-3 plant/fungus 1-3 slime/ooze (Amorphous) 1-3 dragon/colossus (Huge)
4-5 Undead Human 4-6 creation (Construct) 4-6 Unusual + Huge
6 Undead Humanoid 7-9 Beast + Oddity 7-9 Rare + Huge
7-8 Beast +Beast 10-12 Unnatural Entity 10 Beast + dragon
9-10 Beast + Abilility 11 Unusual + dragon
11-12 Beast + Feature 12 Rare + dragon
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