d∞ Caltrops

Because I can’t stop tinkering with AI, I asked it to “Write a random OSR RPG table in the style of the d4 Caltrops blog“. Oh boy!

d20: Dungeon Hazards

  1. A pit filled with venomous snakes
  2. A room full of acidic fog
  3. A room with a magical trap that teleports the party to another plane
  4. A hidden door that leads to a room full of giant spiders
  5. A false floor that drops the party into a lake of lava
  6. A room with a magical force field that drains the life force of anyone who passes through it
  7. A room full of bone-chilling cold that damages anyone who stays in it for too long
  8. A room that is full of illusions that can only be dispelled with a magical word
  9. A room full of magical illusions that can fool the party into taking the wrong path
  10. A room with a magical portal that transports the party to a random location
  11. A room with an ancient magical construct that can animate to attack the party
  12. A room with a powerful magical artifact that can turn the party into statues
  13. A room with a powerful magical creature that can cast a powerful spell to trap the party
  14. An area with a powerful magical force that can warp time and space
  15. A room full of undead creatures that can drain life force from the living
  16. A room with a magical fountain that can grant wishes, but has a price
  17. A powerful magical item that can grant wishes, but has a powerful curse attached to it
  18. An area with powerful magical beasts that can turn the party into animals
  19. A room with a magical pool that can grant visions of the future
  20. A powerful magical artifact that can grant any wish, but at a cost

Hah! Generic dross, admittedly, and I think d4 Caltrops is safe for a good while yet, but it’s pretty amazing that, from such a basic prompt, the AI completely “understands” what it’s being asked to do.

Let’s try just again:

d20 Things Found in a Strange Ancient Temple

  1. Strange symbols carved into the walls
  2. A massive statue depicting an unknown god
  3. An altar dedicated to a forgotten deity
  4. A hidden chamber beneath the floor
  5. A pool of bubbling acid
  6. Piles of yellowed bones
  7. An ancient tome filled with secrets
  8. A secret door leading to another area
  9. A giant stone golem
  10. A strange device of unknown origin
  11. An ornate chest filled with treasure
  12. A magical fountain that can grant wishes
  13. A cursed relic that brings misfortune
  14. A magical weapon of great power
  15. A powerful magical artifact
  16. A strange creature lurking in the shadows
  17. An altar of sacrifice
  18. An arcane circle of power
  19. A powerful magical trap
  20. A strange creature imprisoned in an enchanted cage

Once more for luck?

d20 Adventure Hooks

  1. You discover a hidden entrance to a magical tower with a portal to another dimension.
  2. A mysterious magical item is stolen and you must recover it before it can be used for evil.
  3. While exploring an ancient ruin, you stumble upon a powerful artifact that could unlock untold secrets.
  4. A powerful wizard challenges you to a duel of magical wits.
  5. You must navigate a labyrinth of traps and challenges to reach a lost treasure.
  6. You are tasked with rescuing a princess from a castle guarded by monsters.
  7. You are asked to explore a haunted manor, but you must uncover its secrets before you can leave.
  8. A powerful artifact is hidden at the bottom of a lake and you must retrieve it before it is lost forever.
  9. You are taken captive by a band of orcs and must escape before they can sacrifice you to their dark gods.
  10. You must negotiate with a race of lizardfolk to gain access to their sacred temple.
  11. You must battle a powerful dragon to prove your worthiness to a powerful wizard.
  12. You are summoned to a distant land to help a noble family reclaim their rightful throne.
  13. You must travel through the depths of a dangerous dungeon to retrieve a powerful magical item.
  14. You are tasked with infiltrating a rival clan’s stronghold and stealing a powerful artifact.
  15. You discover an ancient temple with a powerful relic that will allow you to control time.
  16. You must battle a powerful necromancer to save a small village from his undead horde.
  17. You must journey to a distant land to find a powerful magical artifact before it falls into the wrong hands.
  18. You must battle a powerful demon to save a kingdom from destruction.
  19. You must infiltrate a powerful wizard’s tower to steal a powerful magical item.
  20. You must brave a deadly dungeon to recover a powerful artifact that will grant you untold power.

Just to clarify, the only thing I wrote was  “Write a random OSR RPG table in the style of the d4 Caltrops blog”. Everything in italics, including the table titles, was generated by the AI. And, my god, it doesn’t half like using the word “powerful”.



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