Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W is for WilderWords

Today's installment of the A to Z Challenge brings the first sequel to DungeonWords. This time, the selection of words is especially geared towards generating regions of wilderness. It's mostly for fantasy, but there are a fair bit of post-apocalyptic and western elements thrown in for good measure.

Due to the time constraints of the challenge, this one was put together rather quickly. I'm still not 100% certain about the name (WildWords? WildernessWords? WasteWords? Ugh!), but it should do for now. I also included a Year of the Dungeon-inspired example wilderness map generated from ten rolls on the tables.


As with DungeonWords, you will want to print out the PDF without scaling so that the pages fold correctly. If you are new to PocketMods, folding instructions are as follows:

I have also uploaded a non-PocketMod version that is perfect for iPhones and other mobile devices: WilderWordsMobile.pdf. 

9 comments:

Guy Hoyle said...

Really helpful stuff! I love these little PocketMod tools. Now to download the non-PM version to my Droid...

Trey said...

Very cool.

Chris Creel said...

That is just craziness! But it is some very helpful gaming craziness, thanks, RM!

nutschell said...

looks cool!
Great meeting you through the A-Z!

nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Risus Monkey said...

Thanks guys. I hope that people do find it it useful. I'm a big fan of tables that work off your own imagination. Lists of cool words does that for me.

@Chris: You're welcome. And it might be especially useful for Encounter Critical!

@nutschell: Thanks. Something like this could be useful for writers, as well. Never hurts to have a list of cool words to spur new ideas.

thwaak said...

Very nice, Tim. I really dig the simplicity of this process that generates so many neat ideas.

Vaguely reminds me of that campaign generator from the old Oriental Adventures...which is a good thing.

Risus Monkey said...

@thwaak: Cool. I hadn't thought about the old Oriental Adventures... gotta dig out that old book again. :)

Greifenklaue said...

Hi Mr. Monkey! We want to translate your version in German language. Is that OKay for you?

Tim Ballew said...

@Greifenklaue: go right ahead. Please let me see it when you're done. I can use it as German lesson. :)