RPG Tables: Random Assassins’ Guild Generator

RPG Tables: Random Assassins’ Guild

Use the following tables to generate a random Assassins’ Guild. Use this site for creating random names.

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Roll d20 – The Assassins’ guild’s symbol is:
1. A skull
2. An bloody eye
3. A flame
4. A dagger
5. A scythe
6. An arrow
7. A fish
8. A crow
9. A rat
10. A scorpion
11. A spider
12. A snake
13. A gem
14. Nothing
15. An Masked Face
16. Single Mountains
17. The Sun
18. Crossed twin daggers
19. A basilisk
20. A dragon

Roll d20 – The guild’s preferred method of execution is:
1. Ingested poison or allergic reaction.
2. Exposure to deadly (but not highly contagious) disease.
3. Contact poison applied to a weapon.
4. Arrow/bolt from range.
5. Knife in the chest or back.
6. Multiple stab wounds.
7. Slitting throats.
8. Gutting or eviscerating.
9. Flaying or scalping.
10. Beheading.
11. Strangulation.
12. Hanging.
13. Burying alive.
14. Drowning.
15. Boiling alive.
16. Throwing off a roof.
17. Acid (pouring or submersion).
18. Fiery explosion.
19. Burning alive.
20. Feeding to animals.

Roll d12 – Guildmembers typically arm themselves with:
1. Poisoned daggers, shortswords, or longswords
2. Throwing knives.
3. Daggers.
4. Serrated daggers.
5. Crossbows.
6. Axes and knives.
7. Bows and arrows.
8. Shortswords and crossbows.
9. Sickles and scythes.
10. Garrotes
11. Exotic blades or blowguns.
12. Bolas and poisoned projectiles.

Roll d6 – Guildmembers typically operate:
1. Alone.
2. In pairs.
3. In small groups (3-5 members)
4. By infiltrating an organization.
5. By impersonating a specific individual.
6. In plain sight.

Roll d6 – Guildmembers typically know:
1. Very few other guildmembers.
2. Several other guildmembers.
3. The details of the guild’s organization.
4. Nothing about the guild’s leadership.
5. The names of the guild’s leaders, though they’ve never seen any of them.
6. One of the guild’s leading members and no other guild members.

Roll d12 – The guild’s leader is:
1. A dangerous megalomaniac.
2. A charismatic demagogue.
3. A mysterious foreigner.
4. A talented thief.
5. A well-known public figure.
6. A ruthless killer.
7. A femme fatale.
8. A charming rogue.
9. A dashing swashbuckler.
10. A brutish thug.
11. A religious fanatic.
12. A veteran soldier.

Roll d8 – The guild’s goals include:
1. Expanding the client base.
2. Corrupting and influencing the politics of the city or region.
3. Eliminating a rival assassins’ guild in the same city or region.
4. Eliminating a rival assassins’ guild in a foreign city or region.
5. Intimidating the masses.
6. Instigating rebellion among the masses.
7. “Power behind the throne”
8. Wealth

Roll d8 – The guild refuses to take contracts to kill:
1. Women.
2. Young children.
3. Nobles and prominent citizens.
4. Priests and monks.
5. Peasants and poor folk.
6. Foreigners and travelers.
7. Members of the client’s family.
8. Fellow criminals.

Roll d8 – Guildmembers typically strike with:
1. Hit-and-run tactics.
2. Ambush tactics.
3. Diversionary tactics.
4. A precisely planned attack strategy.
5. A well-planned escape strategy.
6. The element of surprise.
7. Announcing their presence.
8. No thought of escape.

Roll d8 – Guildmembers typically time their attacks for:
1. Just after sunrise.
2. High noon.
3. Just after sunset.
4. Well into the night.
5. The toll of midnight.
6. After midnight.
7. The wee hours of the morning.
8. Just before sunrise.

Roll d20 – The guild’s headquarters is hidden in or near:
1. The residence of the leader or a senior guildmember.
2. An artisan’s shop or guildhall.
3. A merchant’s office.
4. A tavern.
5. A brothel.
6. A warehouse or shipyard.
7. A temple complex.
8. The city’s sewers.
9. The town hall.
10. An abandoned guildhall
11. An armory or barracks.
12. The residence of a wealthy individual or prominent citizen.
13. Abandoned keep or castle
14. Cave or crypt system
15. A Temple or Monastery
16. Warehouse or docks
17. Ship or other water vessel
18. Merchant Shop
19. Hidden Hut in Forest
20. Poor neighborhood

Roll d12 – The guild is feared or respected by:
1. Fishermen and sailors.
2. Beggars and orphans.
3. Merchants and moneychangers.
4. Nobles and rulers.
5. Politicians and magistrates.
6. Guards and sheriffs.
7. Soldiers and warriors.
8. Thieves and criminals.
9. Servants and slaves.
10. Priests and sages.
11. Women and children.
12. Other assassins.

Roll d12 – Distinguishing feature for an individual guild member:
1. A flashy earring.
2. Shiny leather boots.
3. A gold signet ring.
4. A dagger in each boot.
5. A mask covering the face.
6. A wide-brimmed hat.
7. A scar on the forearm.
8. A scar on the face.
9. A high-pitched laugh.
10. Nothing
11. Low-cut shirt.
12. Neatly trimmed mustaches.

Roll d12 – Distinguishing weapon for an individual assassin:
1. A blade with a gem embedded in the pommel.
2. A blade with soft leather tassels dangling from the pommel.
3. A blade with a carved hilt (made of ivory, jade, soapstone, ebony, mahogany, or oak).
4. A blade with a gently curved hilt.
5. A blade with beasts sculpted into the steel of the guard (dragons, lions, scorpions, snakes, spiders, or wolves).
6. A blade made of blackened steel.
7. A highly polished blade.
8. A blade with strange runes carved into it.
9. Arrows/bolts tipped with black steel.
10. Arrows/bolts with bronzed tips.
11. Arrows/bolts fletched with crow feathers.
12. Arrows/bolts fletched with peacock feathers.

RPG Tables: Random Gangs and Guilds generators

RPG Tables: Random Gangs and Guilds

As a DM, there are a number of times when you need to add an organization for flavor, game plots, or as a starting point for a major nemesis, or organization for characters to belong too.

Random Gangs and Guilds

In that spirit, the good fellows over at Reddit’s D&D Behind the Screen created random generation tables for the following types of groups.

  • Assassins’ Guild
  • Bandit Bands
  • Outlaw Bands
  • Robber Bands
  • Pirate Crews
  • Poacher Bands
  • Smuggler Bands
  • Urban Gangs
  • Please comment below for other types of organizations you’d like to see here.