Roll Randomly, Article Create
Have you been seeing some of the amazing Random Roll Tables being made and wanted some cool ways to use them in your worldbuilding? I've got you covered.
Roll For Articles
One of the simplest ways to use a Roll Table is to use Anna Boyetts Template table, which breaks down each Template into further sub-Templates to help inspire your next article! Create your own Tables that include different nations, species, cultures or even eras to either inform your new Article!
Struggling to create names for guards and shopkeeps? Tired of the five hours of research to give meaningful names to every character? Create Species and Ethnicity based tables of fifty or more generic names to roll for when making new characters. Remember, if I can graduate with twelve John Smith's, your world can have two Aerith Maladictus's.
|1||Equal, all Species|
|2||High Dyn Bach, Few Fearian|
|3||High Fearian, Few Dyn Bach|
|4||Very High Marmor, Few Fearian|
|5||High Fearian, Some Nýmfi, Some Marmor|
|6||High Nýmfi, Some Fearian|
|7||High Fearian, Some Marmor|
|8||Equal Fearian and Marmor|
|9||High Marmor, Some Fearian|
|10||Single Species, no others|
Another smart use for tables is in deciding Settlement Demographics. I like to keep this general, but with a Grandmaster Guild Membership, I've heard some CSS can create nested tables. Create a Settlement type (Hamlet, Village, Town, City, Large City, Capital) table with rough population ranges, and then roll for how those populations are divided on either a Species (Humans, Elves, Dwarves, etc) or an Ethnicity Table. Have the results be in ranges or percentages, or just have High Human, low Elven, some Dwarves as generic options.
Of course, these are just a dew ways you can use Roll Tables to make your worldbuilding easier. I've seen some users create tables for their Tea Drinking Habits.