Pythia on Paper Actors Plots

image from ArtBreeder

filed under pythia on 23 Sep 2017
tagged pythia, solo, charts, and random

This is part of my attempt to convert some of Pythia’s more useful random generators into rollable charts.

Pythia on Paper: Actors & Plots

This one covers some of the random generators available on the actor and plot panels.

  • The connection/emotion between two actors, or an actor and a group, or an actor and a place.

  • A motive generator so your monsters and villains have a reason for what they do and a target for it.

  • Ten different plot structures and the tables to fill them out, like demented MadLibs.

  • A plot web creator based on what one NPC did or wants to do to another, with a handy fillable grid.

  • Lots of fillable fields just because.

My hope is that this will be useful to those folks who have no need for a software tool but might be curious about Pythia’s built-in generators.

Having a script to choose elements means a couple of things; first, you aren’t limited by any particular number of elements, and second, it’s really, really easy to roll up a bunch of elements at once.

Hopefully none of these are too annoying to fill out, given that you only need to do the longer ones when setting up the scenario.