Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday Software: G1-3 Giant Bag Generator

 In Gygax's AD&D Dungeon Modules G1-3, there's a table for generating the contents of Giant Bags and other containers like chests, boxes, etc. It's a bit unwieldy in practice because the recommended usage is to generate between 5-20 items per bag. I've found it useful to pregenerate a number of such containers, and have cards to hand out to players during the session.

Here's a Java program to do that job for you. One run generates 10 random "packs" (so named to cover the various bag/chest situations). Each is coded with a letter A-J so you can note it in your adventure where each one comes from (if you so choose). Run on the command line and copy-paste to a word processor set up with business-card-sized labels. Or just use the sample output run below. Print, cut, and drop them on your players when their encumbrance levels least expect it.


5 comments:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXdE3lU_d8I

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  2. Your GiantPackGenerator.zip link does not work.

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  3. WOO-HOO!! Been looking for something like this for years!

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  4. Ed Allen, try this:
    http://www.superdan.net/download/blog/deltasdnd/giantpackgenerator.zip

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