Friday, January 15, 2021

About Goat-folk: A Series of Randomizations

Race type Mortal 1st Level PC age  12+2d10 years. Lifespan 50+2d12 years. Height - 5’8”+2d6” Weight 130 + 6d10 lbs

What follows are a series of randomizers in the event that a more official one will not exist in the official Dolmenwood books. As one might find surprising, I find the Goat-folk of Dolmenwood to be endearing and interesting to me. They are, effectively, one of the common villainous forces of the setting but also essentially the same as any generic Brackenwolder, just a bit more hirsute and capricious. None of this is official, but it feels of a type. I’d probably say that Brackenwold Goat-folk use mostly Human Names/Surnames, while High Wold/High-Hankle families would use the sort of nonsense placed below. This is done up in the style of the recent releases which can be found on the Necrotic Gnome Patreon, which provide such details for Moss Dwarfs, Elfs, Grimalkin, Woodgrue, and Humanity.


d20

Masculine

Feminine

Surname

1

Schapert

Smisse

Wethermull

2

Taggen

Orla

Buckgrendel

3

Galven

Addermae

Billichogg

4

Brannagh

Mofette

Gaiterbuc

5

Perchival

Clover

Tawnyhart

6

Krenvac

Mhaola

Renneter

7

Caldo

Bayweather

Kittergut

8

Baphos

Bomagnia

Hogget

9

Elban

Nanniva

Rudd

10

Wollgoc

Guernie

Chevvert

11

Lambard

Roebucca

Tullock

12

Ramsey

Gess

Scragsend

13

Dagwash

Serra

Gavelhorn

14

Goeban

Grenga

Rutluster

15

Jorimac

Oonagh

Tannsgrin

16

Grulagran

Trottena

Cappertap

17

Inkilby

Smala

Saltbush

18

Armander

Shankroe

Splinterhoof

19

Orlach

Monoritsa

Flangigot

20

Greshmael

Chuleia

Bleckenmass



D20 Backgrounds

d20

Background

1

Charlatan

2

Henchman

3

Beast-baiter

4

Camp follower

5

Frog gigger

6

Grave robber

7

Scullion

8

Wainwright

9

Thrall-hunter

10

Riverboat smuggler

11

Crowner

12

Mudlark

13

Cattle raider

14

Dolmen tapper

15

Ratcatcher

16

Addercorn pedlar

17

Charcoal burner

18

Exorcist’s apprentice

19

Ditchdigger

20

Wrongfully imprisoned (or roll on Human Backgrounds)



D6 Fur

d6

Fur

1

Midnight black

2

Grey

3

Disconcertingly white

4

Dark brown

5

Ruddy red

6

Regal silver



D12 Head

d12

Head

1

Glib, militant haircut.

2

Long, matted locks.

3

Flopping conical ears.

4

Crown of addercorn leaves.

5

Scraggly head of hair.

6

Oily, matted hair.

7

Hair braided with teeth.

8

Freshly shaved monk’s tonsure.

9

Half-scalped, poorly stitched up.

10

Khokol locks.

11

Untamed mane of greasy wool.

12

Warrior’s wolf tail.


D12 Horns

d12

Horns

1

Pathetic lumps, barely even a shorthorn.

2

Short goring horns, like daggers.

3

Shaved to nubs, an emasculation.

4

Outward and curving, more like a musk-ox.

5

Solitary horn, almost intentionally centered.

6

Short horns, as if compressed behind the ears.

7

Broken horns, an indignation.

8

Vertically spiralling horns.

9

Crown of horns, like a mighty devil.

10

Velvety horns, drips blood when touched.

11

Spiraling horns, knobbed and notched.

12

Grand, imposing ram horns.


D12 Face

d12

Face

1

Wild eyes

2

Vicious scar

3

Gilded teeth

4

Monstrous fangs

5

Eyes like dying suns

6

Broad snout

7

Mannish face

8

Sheepish features

9

Narrow face

10

Crushed eye socket

11

Ripped lip

12

Bestial mien



D12 Body

d12

Body

1

Stinks always of onion greens

2

Lanky and awkward

3

Exceptionally furry

4

Poor, bent posture.

5

Slender

6

Looming in proportions

7

Mangey, shedding.

8

Warping wounds of off-azure.

9

Brutal scars across the back.

10

Rippling musculature

11

Decadently bloated

12

Horrid, like a monster.


D12 Demeanour

d12

Demeanour

1

Conniving

2

Detestable

3

Cantankerous

4

Overwhelmed

5

Dismayed

6

Indignant

7

Resentful

8

Judgmental

9

Bold, belligerently so

10

Repellent

11

Depressing

12

Sinister


D12 Desires

d12

Desires

1

Thralls made of chattel and rivals alike

2

Petty revenge against any slight

3

Strike at the Nag-Lord

4

Purge the Drune for their treachery

5

Secure a powerful marriage

6

Be blessed with the longest of horns

7

Flay alive an Elfen Lord

8

Disrupt the predation of witches

9

Establish a hold

10

Venture to the Sea

11

Dethrone false and petty lords

12

Gain wealth beyond measure


D12 Speech

d12

Speech

1

Bleating

2

Low and rumbling

3

Hoarse and crackling

4

Grumbling mumble

5

Nervous and cackling

6

Strained and winded

7

Slick and slimy

8

Melancholic and dry

9

Nasal and pretentious

10

Malevolent and cold

11

Panicked and snivelling

12

Pained and wheezing


D12 Dress

d12

Dress

1

Brutal, nail-studded leathers.

2

Ratty peasant’s frock.

3

Ragged beggar’s linens.

4

Itchy, inherited furs.

5

Lice-ridden hood and frock.

6

Blood-spattered doublet.

7

Decadent jacket and trousers.

8

Lavish great kilt.

9

Quilted petticoat.

10

Rugged furs.

11

Religious vestments.

12

Clannish plaid and fine leathers.


D12 Beliefs

d12

Beliefs

1

Malbleat courts his own doom.

2

The Duke cares only for humanity.

3

The Church denies many Goatish saints.

4

The Elflords seek to reduce the Goatfolk to mere beasts.

5

Humans are little more than livestock.

6

To topple a stone is to honor the ancestors.

7

The Nag-Lord may offer victory to the Goat-folk.

8

Cursed Goat-folk wander toward the Fever Marshes.

9

Manflesh reveals inner truths when consumed.

10

Horns determine the worth of all beings.

11

The Goat-Lords shall inherit the Brackenwold.

12

Mankind must be punished for its shepherds.


About Goat-folk: A Series of Randomizations

Race type Mortal 1st Level PC age  12+2d10 years. Lifespan 50+2d12 years. Height - 5’8”+2d6” Weight 130 + 6d10 lbs What follows are a serie...