24 February 2024

Hexploration Adventure Quickstart

If you prefer fantasy wilderness to post-apocalyptic wasteland, here are some starting tables for you.

  • Start with d6-1 rations, a backpack, blanket and waterskin, plus normal clothes.
  • Roll for a Weapon, Armour and Money.
  • Roll for a Background and get its items.
  • Roll for d3 other starting Useful Items.
  • Choose or roll d6/2 languages. Do not round, languages can be half-known.
  • If you'd like to have a class, you can roll here.

2d2 Knives2-4Light
5Sword8Shield and roll again
6Shortbow & d6 ammod6Money
7Spear1Ring worth d100 silver coins
8Warhammer2d4 silver coins
9Battle-axe3d6 x 10 silver
10Flail42d6 x 10 silver
11Longbow & d6 ammo52d8 x 10 silver
12Zweihänder6d10 x 100 s in debt, roll again

11Acolyterandom scroll41Jailermanacles, club
12Astrologerstar chart, spyglass42Jugglerd4 torches and knives
13Barber-Surgeon razor, soap43Linkboylantern, oil for 8 hours
14Blacksmithhammer, tongs44Locksmithd4 lockpicks
15Butcherbig knife, big ham45Lumberjackaxe, firewood
16Carpenterhatchet, saw, drill46Masonhammer, 3 iron spikes
21Coachmanwarm cloak, hat51Minerpick-axe, lantern
22Con Artistfake jewellery52Minstrellute, perfume
23Cookbag of salt, wineskin53Prostitutedisguise kit
24Drunkardd6 bottles of booze54Sailorrope (15 yds), booze
25Farmerflail, donkey55Scribepaper, ink and quill
26Fishermanlarge net, d4 fish56Seamstressneedle and thread
31Fur Trappersnare, d4 pelts61Servantstolen horse
32Guardspear, helmet62Smugglerwaterproof sack
33Herder(d3) goat/sheep/swine63Thiefrandom useful item
34Houndsmanpuppy, whip64Tradernice clothes
35Huntershortbow, signal horn65Undertakershovel, gold teeth
36Cheesemakerwheel of cheese66Wet Nurseloyal urchin

d66Useful Items
11Unmarked package*41Tent & bedroll (3 Slots)
12Toolbelt with common tools42d2 Blankets
13(d3) Pick-axe, shovel, crowbar43Warm travelling clothes
14Metal file, d4 lockpicks44Musical instrument
15Chain (3 yds) & padlock45Silver hand mirror
16Grapnel & rope (15 yds)46Stolen signet ring
21Pouch of caltrops51Small but vicious dog (HD 1)
22Weighted net or Beartrap52(d4) Crow, falcon, owl, parrot
23Waterproof bag53Mule & cart (carry 30 Slots)
24Tinderbox, 2d4 torches54Random follower
25Lantern, oil for d12 hours55Helmet or Shield
26d4 Jars of black oil56d6 Javelins
31Random potion61Favour owed by local VIP
32d4 Healing salves or Bandages62Location of a secret hideout
33Red salt or Bezoar (d4 doses)63Membership of secret society
34Vials of glue, grease and acid64Extra background, no items
35Bomb, (d2) smoke/shrapnel65Random trinket
36Poisoner's ring with poison,
(d4) lethal, sleep, paralysis, charm
66Treasure map

*) Can contain any item you want that fits into 1 slot and is not too rare or expensive.

d66How Do You Know Each Other?
11From the same village41Idolise same famous figure
12From the church42Looking for same item
13From the tavern43Looking for same person
14Childhood friends44Woke up in the same bed
15Mutual friend45In a riot together
16Respected rivals46Met on a boat
21Saved people from a fire51Met on a funeral
22Served in the army52Met on a wedding
23Scammed by the same guy53Named in same inheritance
24Servants to the same lord54Both have a rare disease
25Stole a thing from the other55Both got mysterious letter
26Same horrible fashion sense56Shared embarrassing secret
31Defenders in a siege61Mentor/student
32Plague lockdown survivors62Prison cell mates
33Last members of a cult63Roommates
34Had the same lover64Pen pals
36Former coworkers66Will open a pub together

You wake up in the middle of an uncharted wilderness. Good luck.

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