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Author Topic: Pulp Crawl Classics Weird Science Gadgets Random Table Generator  (Read 614 times)

GeekyBugle

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Just like the tin says I need an open content Pulp Gadget generator.

If you're familiar with one then point me to it please.

Otherwise what I have in mind is a decomposition of the names used in the Pulp novels for the gadgets, for example:

Micro Atomic Spatial Transformer Vehicle

Prefix : Micro
Power source : Atomic
What 1: Spatial
What 2: Transformer
Type of gadget: Vehicle

I'm thinking of a d20 table where you roll 5 times or less to get the gadget generated.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2020, 04:49:28 PM »
Prefixes:

1. A-An
2. Anti
3. Contra
4. De
5. Dis
6. Il/Im/In/Ir
7. Non
8. Un
9. Ante
10. Auto
11. Circum
12. Co/Com/Con
13. En
14. Ex/Exo
15. Extra
16. Hetero
17. Homo
18. Hyper
19. Inter
20. Mega
21. Micro
22. Mid
23. Mono
24. Over
25. Post
26. Pre
27. Re
28. Semi
29. Sub
30. Trans
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2020, 05:00:34 PM »
Power sources

1. Atomic
2. Electric
3. Electro
4. Magnetic
5. Aetheric
6. Nuclear
7. Solar
8. Gravity
9. Fusion
10. Wave
11. Synth
12. Particles
13. Neutron
14. Positronic
15. Hydrogen
16. Stellar
17. Cosmic
18. Quartz
19. Thermal
20. Geothermal
21. Geomagnetic
22. Cold Fission
23. Zero Point
24. Sub-Space
25. Sub-Atomic
26. Anti-Matter
27. Black-Matter
28. Black-Energy
29. Catalyzed *
30. Astro Pulse
*Roll on the Catalyzed table
The rest can have Energy or Particles appended to it if you think it appropriate
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2020, 05:15:53 PM »
Catalyzed Table
1. Protons
2. Neutrons
3. Electrons
4. Adamantite
5. Star Iron
6. Lava
7. Light
8. Sound
9. Phosphorous
10. Americium
11. Argon
12. Antimony
13. Berkellium
14. Beryllium
15. Cesium
16. Chromium
17. Cobalt
18. Dysprosium
19. Einstenium
20. ERBtantium
21. REHmonium
22. Germanite
23. Hydrogen
24. Lanthanite
25. Shelleybdenum
26. Radium
27. Curiebnitum
28. Heinleinium
29. Vernesprosite
30. Bradburynium
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2020, 05:30:35 PM »
Effect 1

1. Spatial
2. Sub-Atomic
3. Sub-Sonic
4. Hyper-spatial
5. Hyper-sonic
6. Polarity
7. Inertial
8. Force
9. Molecule
10. Pulse
11. Particle
12. Gamma-Ray
13. X-Ray
14. Plasma
15. Spectrum
16. Radiation
17. Flux
18. Beam
19. Wave
20. Phase
21. Light
22. Sound
23. Laser
24. Phaser
25. Field
26. Gaussian
27. Gravity
28. Positron
29. Dark Matter
30. Dark Energy
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2020, 06:03:30 PM »
Effect 2
1. Reaction
2. Vapor
3. Element
4. Molecular
5. Full-Spectrum
6. Atomic
7. Electric
8. Infrared
9. Ultraviolet
10. Infrasonic
11. Lenticular
12. Space
13. Time
14. Continuum
15. Element
16. Vector
17. Alloy
18. Atom
19. Elemental
20. Chemical
21. Astrological
22. Motion
23. Kinetic
24. Bio/Biological
25. Quantum
26. Genetic
27. Cryogenic
28. Cryptogenic
29. Xeno
30. Enzymatic
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 06:11:25 PM »
Function
1. Liquefier
2. Neutralizer
3. Analyzer
4. Paralyzer
5. Emitter
6. Nullifier
7. Transmitter
8. Regulator
9. Enhancer
10. Charger
11. Converter
12. Displacer
13. Absorber
14. Capacitor
15. Des-Integrator
16. Re-Integrator
17. Reflector
18. Solidifier
19. Welder
20. Protector
21. Inverter
22. Launcher
23. Projector
24. Pacifier
25. Targeted
26. Localizer
27. Focalizer
28. Polarizer
29. De-Humidifier
30. Reducer
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2020, 06:20:34 PM »
Gadget Type*
1. Gun
2. Rifle
3. Blaster
4. Sword
5. Staff
6. Rocket
7. Drive
8. Robot
9. Ship
10. Suit
11. Pack
12. Shield
13. Armor
14. Probe
15. Cannon
16. Engine
17. Machine
18. Antenna
19. Ray Gun
20. Network
21. Machine gun
22. Weapon
23. Android
24. Transporter
25. Habitat
26. Fuel
27. Belt
28. Helmet
29. Jet
30. Boots
*Roll more than once if needed
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 07:37:26 PM »
Something like this :)

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Why can't we upload PDF's?

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2020, 08:43:35 PM »
LOL I'm a boomer, we can share PDFs

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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2020, 03:08:28 AM »
Cool! Nice work.

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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2020, 10:25:40 PM »
Now I want to play some sort of Doc Savage-style game just to use this.
Good job Geeky.
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2020, 10:35:11 PM »
Quote from: Arkansan;1144820
Cool! Nice work.
Thanks!

Quote from: moonsweeper;1144938
Now I want to play some sort of Doc Savage-style game just to use this.
Good job Geeky.
Thanks, that's sorta the idea, this is part of my future Pulp Crawl Classics Fanzine, and the idea is to have you be able to play the pulps and/or serials of yore.
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Re: Pulp Crawl Classics Weird Science Gadgets Random Table Generator
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2021, 08:19:05 PM »
So, anyone wants to help me add 20 more entries to the generator?
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Re: Pulp Crawl Classics Weird Science Gadgets Random Table Generator
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2021, 09:29:43 PM »
Greetings!

Very nice set of Sci Fi Tables you have developed there, Geeky! Outstanding!

I'm not into Sci Fi games, unfortunately, otherwise I would gladly offer my assistance. Looks very good though, brother!

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