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Catastrophe: Famine Survivor

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Today's Catastrophe.  Catastrophes are obligatory character choices that involve rolling on tables like the one below.  I'm looking for critiques or brilliance that's evaded me before I put them onto their final dice tables, arranging odds of about the same chance for good and ill on the different catastrophes.

Here is what you could get as a

Catastrophes: Follower of Failed Apocalyptic Vision

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A little late in the day to post, but trying to actually consistently blog for once.  Waiting on a ride to a game at the moment.

So, Catastrophes are obligatory character choices that involve rolling on tables like the one below.  I have a decent start for all of them. I'm looking for critiques or brilliance that's evaded me before I put them onto their final dice tables, arranging odds of about the same chance for good and ill on the different catastrophes.

Without further ado, here is what you could get as a


Player Character Choices for the Setting: Catastrophes and Pilgrimages

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I’m making changes to the default race/class choices to create a more consistent feel to the world, and each has an entry in my Player's Guide to ground them in the setting, Bright Sun, Dark Forest.

 Catastrophes

Also to really give the players something to integrate them into chaos and disasters of the setting, each character will choose a Catastrophe with random effects. The setting is an amped-up version of the Dark Ages, with some actual historical background as well as exaggerated myth of those lost years.

My list of catastrophes is:

Battle Survivor Cursed Famine Survivor Follower of Failed Apocalyptic Vision Heretic Hunted Pagan Monster Carnage Survivor Plague Survivor Raided Village Survivor
I'm considering adding one other: Unhoused, specifically for those with the Noble background in 5th Edition D&D.

The aim is to add more setting detail so that the world will feel like it is reeling from a series of disasters. The catastrophes should also pr…

New Campaign for 5e - Tentative Title "Bright Sun Dark Forest"

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