Tuesday, November 11, 2014

DMG 5e preview, NPC traits

Over on The ID DM a couple of pages from the upcoming 5e Dungeon Master Guide got previewed. The two pages concerned the rolling of NPC traits and personalities. Being a big fan of NBOS's Inspiration Pad Pro, I coded up the tables as a IPT file. For good measure I threw in IPT files for Paizo's Gamemastery Guide NPC tables and the ADnD 1st edition NPC tables. Here are 5 results of the 5e tables.


Personal Talent: Great at solving puzzles
Mannerism: Whispers
Interaction Traits: Honest
Bonds: Loyal to a benefactor, patron, or employer
Flaws and Secret: Secret crime or misdeed

Ideal:
Good: Respect Evil: Greed
Lawful: Responsibility Chaotic: Freedom
Neutral: Neutrality Other: Redemption


Personal Talent: Expert Juggler
Mannerism: Particularly low or high voice
Interaction Traits: Honest
Bonds: Dedicated to fulfilling a person life goal.
Flaws and Secret: Secret crime or misdeed

Ideal:
Good: Life Evil: Retribution
Lawful: Community Chaotic: Change
Neutral: People Other: Self-knowledge


Personal Talent: Paints beautifully
Mannerism: Enunciates overly clearly
Interaction Traits: Ponderous
Bonds: Captivated by a romantic interest
Flaws and Secret: Overpowering greed

Ideal:
Good: Charity Evil: Slaughter
Lawful: Community Chaotic: Whimsy
Neutral: Moderation Other: Redemption


Personal Talent: Expert carpenter
Mannerism: Slurs words, lisps, or stutters
Interaction Traits: Irritable
Bonds: Protective of a valuable possession
Flaws and Secret: Foolhardy bravery

Ideal:
Good: Charity Evil: Might
Lawful: Responsibility Chaotic: No limits
Neutral: Knowledge Other: Glory


Personal Talent: Expert carpenter
Mannerism: Use flowery speech or long words
Interaction Traits: Suspicious
Bonds: Protective of a sentimental keepsake
Flaws and Secret: Overpowering greed

Ideal:
Good: Self-sacrifice Evil: Greed
Lawful: Honor Chaotic: Change
Neutral: Knowledge Other: Self-knowledge


2 comments:

LucidDion said...

Inspired by your IPP port, I created an online version of the 5e NPC generator, and all of the source tables can be extended by the community.

http://www.dmmuse.com/NPC5E.aspx

Rob Conley said...

+LucidDion
Excellent!