Waterborne Adventures

Waterborne Adventures

Random Events and Monsters Tool

54 Deck of Cards (2 Jokers)
♥ = Relational
♦ = Situational
♣ = Confrontational
♠ = Environmental
Joker = Draw 2 more cards and ‘somehow’ link them.

♥ = Relational
2♥ = one of the crew or passengers has a secret (traitor, spy, monster)
3♥ = one of the crew is to be punished for a minor offence (the punishment will be severe)
4♥ = trouble with the natives (at the next shore stop, the crew cause trouble or are accused of trouble)
5♥ = there is a thief onboard
6♥= betrayal (you will be betrayed)
7♥ = raucous rum filled party (join in or try and stop the fun)
8♥ = learn some wisdom (new song, new tale, new rumour)
9♥ = Contraband is in the hull
10♥
J♥= duel (after an argument on board, one of the players is challenged to a duel)
Q♥= one of the male crew or passengers is a she not a he
K♥ = mutiny on the high seas
A♥= one of the crew or passengers has formed a deep attachment to one of the players)

♦ = Situational
2♦= one of the crew / passengers has disappeared
3♦ = food / water spoilage
4♦= slavers ahead
5♦= strange force at work disables all magnets AND Magic
6♦ = merchants on the seas
7♦= a strange darkness
8♦= buccaneers ahead
9♦= lost
10♦= the map is damaged / a fake / or just plain wrong
J♦= the stars seem different tonight
Q♦
K♦
A♦

♣ = Confrontational
2♣= Whale
3♣= Termite, Water
4♣ = Snake, Sea
5♣ = Shark
6♣ = Serpent, Sea
7♣= Sea Dragon
8♣ Squid, Giant
9♣ = Hydra, Sea
10♣= Octopus, Giant
J♣ = Ahoy, it be pirates
Q♣ = Mermaids (and maybe Mermen)
K♣ = Dragon (flying)
A♣= Dragon Turtle

Spades (Environmental)
2♠= Becalmed for 1d6days
3♠= Extreme light breeze for 1d6 days (movement reduced to ⅓)
4♠ = Light breeze for 1d6 days (movement reduced to ½)
5♠ = Strong breeze for 1d6 days (movement increased by ⅓)
6♠ = Good winds for 1d6 days (movement increased by ½)
7♠= High winds for 1d6 days (double movement rate but lose 1d10 hull points)
8♠= Gale (triple movement rate but in a random direction and lose 2d10 hull points)
9♠ =
10♠
J♠=
Q♠= Iceberg
K♠= Tidal Wave
A♠= Maelstrom with/without Whirlpool