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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Expanded Medieval-Authentic Prior History Tables

This week Precis Intermedia publishes RPGPundit Presents #58: Expanded Prior History Tables

If you have Dark Albion or Lion & Dragon, you're already familiar with the prior history tables, which you roll during character creation as a great random method for generating an interesting element of backstory.  These vary from relatively mundane personal stories to unusual events to supernatural situations. In those books, the prior history tables had 30 entries.

In Expanded History Tables, this is expanded into 80 different entries, divided into four tables in order of increasingly unusual events. Your character could have an animal companion, suffered tragic heartbreak, have fought in a rebellion, have been a foundling orphan, have a false identity, have been the only survivor of an earlier party, engaged in a scandalous romantic affair, studied the healing arts, have survived an encounter with the living dead, or with elves from the fae realm, have somehow saved the life of a Lord, have survived a death sentence, worked as a smuggler, or as a child thief, have survived lycanthropy, have a famous relative, joined a secret fraternity, been the subject of a prophecy, or have inherited an item of great power. Or many, many other options.

The background events in the book are Medieval-Authentic, but can be easily applied to any OSR, D&D or other Fantasy RPG campaign. Some of them just provide roleplaying opportunities, while others grant bonuses, skills, penalties or disadvantages, or any combination of the above.

So be sure to pick up RPGPundit Presents #58: Expanded Medieval-Authentic Prior History Tables from DTRPG, or from the Precis Intermedia webstore!

And while you're at it, be sure to pick up the rest of the great supplements in the RPGPundit Presents series:

RPGPundit Presents #1: DungeonChef!

RPGPundit Presents #2: The Goetia  (usable for Lion & Dragon!)

RPGPundit Presents #3: High-Tech Weapons

RPGPundit Presents #5: The Child-Eaters (an adventure scenario for Lion & Dragon!)

RPGPundit Presents #17: The Hunters (an adventure for Lion & Dragon!)

RPGPundit Presents #21: Hecate's Tomb (an adventure for Lion & Dragon!)

RPGPundit Presents #54: Medieval College Adventures (compatible with Lion & Dragon)

Stay tuned for more next week!


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