OSE Encounter Activity generator

I am a big fan of the d4 Caltrops blog, and over the last year its author, ktrey, has been churning out d100 tables providing something to flavour random encounters for every creature appearing in the OSE bestiary.

They are, however, spread across quite a few different PDF documents – not the easiest tools to reference in gameplay.

So I spent a bit of time transferring the contents to a text file which would allow me to stick everything into an Inspiration Pad Pro generator:

Click here to access the text file. You’ll need to get Inspiration Pad Pro to use it as is, otherwise you can open it in a text processor like Notepad. (Updated 17th Feb 2021 after spotting the bugbear had the brigand’s entries, and that I’d missed a large number of colons which might throw a spanner in IPP’s works.)

You can get Inspiration Pad Pro for free on DriveThruRPG or you can pay a few pounds / dollars for the app version. As an app you don’t have access to all the bells and whistles you can get with the desktop version (instead of using a dropdown menu, you will have to split the creatures into separate generators), but it’s mighty handy for outputting a result from a simple table. Dump a few thousand names into a list and you’ll never want for an NPC name again.

IPP allows you to incorporate rolls into a generated result, so with a little bit more work you can roll everything you need for your random encounters with one click. (EDIT: see here to use these encounter activites with OSE’s wandering monster tables.)

Here’s the output of one of my Barrowmaze tables (I’ve set up the dropdown menu to roll on specific overland or megadungeon regions):

Hopefully this file will be of use to someone. A special thanks to ktrey for permission to use all these tables. Be sure to visit the d4 Caltrops blog – there are loads more very useful random tables there!

3 thoughts on “OSE Encounter Activity generator

    1. Glad it’s of help! I had the easy role – just stick on an audiobook and brace oneself for some mindless editing. The truly worthy effort is definitely ktrey’s! 100 entries for camels…

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