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25 1D100 Random Tables for Fantasy Tabletop Role-Playing Games

Cut down game master prep time with random tables. Find items for a wizard's chambers, campsites, desks, and more. Also, exciting random encounters for different terrains. Plus 600 fantasy names for non-player characters.

Here's a list of some of the random tables:

  • Items in a Wizard’s Chamber
  • Items in an Alchemist's Lab
  • Items in a Cottage
  • Items in a Bandit’s Hideout
  • Items in a Warehouse
  • Items in a Noble's Bedchamber
  • Items in a Port Master’s Office
  • Items on an Adventurer’s Dead Body
  • Items in a Hunter’s Camp
  • Items in a Ship Captain’s Quarters
  • Items on a Dead Goblin
  • Items in Fantasy Desk
  • Items in an Inn’s Kitchen
  • Weapons, Armor, and Equipment
  • Book Titles
  • Potion Ingredients
  • Medicinal Herbs
  • Forest Encounters
  • Mountain Encounters
  • Swamp Encounters
  • Seafaring Encounters
  • Rumors & Odd Jobs

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John S June 13, 2019 7:55 pm UTC
Is there any update on the copy/paste issue?
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Josh H January 14, 2019 2:13 am UTC
If we purchased the books off amazon, any way to get the pdf?
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Chris J October 18, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
I, like many other commenters, would like a version of this where the text is accessible to copy/paste. I import all random table products I buy into Inspiration Pad Pro, which is how I use them at the gametable. I've done this with "The Book Of Random Tables: Science Fiction", which isn't protected like this, and I see "TBORT2" isn't protected like this either.

Combine that with the PDF's dense black border, which while pretty makes home printing a version of this annoyingly expensive in toner/ink, and in it's present form this product is almost unusable. Which is a crying shame because the actual content looks great.
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Matthew D November 15, 2018 7:04 pm UTC
I'm not sure what the issue is since the PDF is set to allow copy/paste. Also, the settings are identical to TBORT2 and the Sci-Fi PDF. I'll look into further, though.
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Chris J November 16, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
It appears to have been rendered with a transparent image overlaying each page. If you click on any page, it selects the whole page (not just the text) as an image, and when you copy/paste it into an image editor, it's completely blank.

Hope that helps track down the issue. Best of luck.
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John S October 12, 2018 11:50 pm UTC
I want the text - NOT the background. Who wants to use up that much black ink?
Come on - allow pdf editing. Or produce text-only files please.
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Matthew D November 15, 2018 7:25 pm UTC
Copy/paste is allowed. I'm not sure what the issue is. I'm looking into it.
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Lord Skudley E July 24, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
Has there been any headway in the text-file availability?
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Lord Skudley E July 30, 2018 7:42 am UTC
If you could publish this in the same format at Book 2.
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Matthew D November 15, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
Should be the same format as book 2. I'm looking into it.
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Cory G June 14, 2018 12:36 pm UTC
Hi Dicegeeks. I really like this book and the 2nd!

I would like to "one up" the request to make it available as text for those of us who paid for the tomes. I tend to print and resize info for my leather bound A5 notebook (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") because it's convenient at the table and looks super awesome cool. I also sometimes use a DM screen I've setup in Trello and would like to have textual versions of the rolltables there.

Keep up the great work!
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Michael P June 12, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
Is it possible to get a printer-friendly version of this PDF? The heavy black designs on every page border is going to be a toner killer.Other than this, the tables are great and I look forward to using this book.
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David L May 22, 2018 2:41 am UTC
All the fonts are messed up making this and Random Tables II illegible.
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Andrew R May 17, 2018 8:10 am UTC
The file I have for this (and Random Tables 2) seems to have a problem with some of the fonts. The title page, and the titles of each table are ... gibberish. Since other people don't seem to be having this problem I'm wondering why.
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Matthew D May 18, 2018 1:51 am UTC
I don't understand what could be causing this. I just checked the files and they look fine. Maybe DriveThruRPG support could help?
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Jeremy C June 09, 2018 3:24 am UTC
I am having a similar issue from what ive read you have to turn on embed fonts or something of that nature.
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Lord Skudley E May 04, 2018 4:57 am UTC
Is it possible to get this as a PDF text file rather than a PDF image file?
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Lord Skudley E May 21, 2018 6:15 am UTC
I ask because I like to make random chart spreadsheets in Excel that run a formula that will randomly pick options from the list.
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Matthew D May 24, 2018 12:33 am UTC
I'm not sure how to do that at the moment. I will look into it.
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Lord Skudley E May 26, 2018 7:04 am UTC
Thank you.
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John S October 12, 2018 11:51 pm UTC
Any luck? I need text only please!!!
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Lord Skudley E October 16, 2018 2:58 am UTC
Haven't heard yet, but if you have Acrobat editor you can save it as a text document.
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