Sunday, October 1, 2017

Chuck Norris Scenario Generator

John Stater of the Land of Nod blog suggested the fun notion of -"When doing modern games, adapt scenarios from Chuck Norris movies. Just enough plot to make the scenario work, but gonzo enough to be fun at the table."
I thought this was a fun idea to go through the Chuck Norris movies and work up a random scenario generator for some action gaming!  Who knows with a little work you could even  adapt this to different genres. I think I'll tweak it just a minor bit and use it for my upcoming Gathox Vertical Slum games : )

Chuck Norris Scenario Generator

Locations- Roll a d4 for the number of key adventure locations then a d20 for specific locations (keep duplicates!).
1 Jungle
2 Ruins
3 Casino
4 Wasteland
5 Desert
6 Warehouse
7 Houseboat
8 Run-Down House (in the middle of nowhere)
9 Dojo
10 Bar
11 Diner (that overcharges outsiders)
12 Restaurant (Chinese!)
13 Wrecking Yard
14 Prison Camp
15 Terrorist Training Camp
16 Guerilla Base
17 Back Alleys
18 The Institute (Mental Hospital + so much more!)
19 Abandoned Theater
20 Abandoned House

Missions (roll a d6 for the central mission of the scenario, ACTION is the key concept of the scenario!)
1 Rescue POW's
2 Quest for lost Treasure
3 Defeat Foe (roll on the foes table)
4 Save Old Teammates
5 Save Hostages
6 Save the Damsel in Distress

Foes roll a d30 (what do you mean you don't have one!?!)
1-3 Enemy Soldiers
4 Savages
5-6 Guerrilla Forces
7-8 Terrorists
9 Genetically Altered Sociopath
10-11 Assassins
12-14 Drug Gang (roll on the Drug Gang Table)
15 Mexican Bandits
16 Gang of Horse Thieves
17-18 Crime Syndicate
19-20 Gangsters
21-22 Martial Artists
23-Crooked Cops
24 Ninjas
25 Crazed Serial Killer
26 Cultists Religious Zealots
27 Supernatural Being
28 Militants
29 Hit Men
30 Neo-Nazis

Drug Gang Table (roll a d6)
1 Drug Runners
2 Asian Drug Gang
3 Gang of Iranian Drug Dealers
4 South American Drug Cartel
5-6 Vicious Drug Gang

Potential Friends & Allies (roll a d12)
1 Prowler Robot
2 Pet Wolf
3 Loyal Canine Sidekick
4-5 Ex-Army Buddy
6 Sympathetic Priest
7 Old Mercenary Friend
8 Missionary
9 Inscrutable Woman of Mystery
10 Holy Man
11 Martial Artist
12 Friend on the Force (Cop)
Additional Story Elements
1-4 Illegal Drugs!
5-7 Illegal Weapons
8 Treasure Map
9 Cobra Venom
10 Cursed Scepter (optionally roll a d8+1 for the number of pieces)
11-12 Potential Romantic Interest

So making some random rolls let's see what we get..
2 Locations, rolled a 17 for a Back Alley and a 3 for a this will be an urban adventure
The Key mission is a 3... to defeat a Foe..rolling to determine the foe I rolled an 11...Assassins!
For potential friends and allies I rolled a7 for an Old Mercenary Friend...
under additional story elements I got a 9 Cobra Venom!!  Cause you know Chuck Norris was once bitten by a Cobra and five excruciating days later the cobra died!  : )
Anyway this looks like assassins are working out of the Casino, killing targets in back alleys across the city. Our player(s) are brought in to deal with the issue, an old mercenary buddy provides some intel on the location and may even help with the final fight. But then in the final battle it is learned the master assassin is a master of Cobra Venom Style Martial Arts! Will our heroes prevail!!  : )