Let the record show: This was a poor idea to begin with and I was pressured into posting it.
It's got... stuff from... just about everywhere? There are duplicates, but not quite, and some are objectively better than others. Luckily, this is OSR, so the players that roll well will die pretty much exactly as fast, on average, as everyone else. Hurrah for statistics!
I refuse, on morale grounds, to fix the above problem. You can though! Just grab the stuff under the break, make the obvious and needful changes, then run it through this here doohickey. It's what I would do! But I'm not going to. For reasons.
Statistically, you're not gonna look as dope as this guy. No harm in trying though! Credit Jue "Leo" Li
1d6+1 paths are known to thread these woods. This one:
Cuts roughly through the forest, ignorant and rude.
Loops in and out of the forest again.
Heads more or less directly to a point of interest and stops.
Crosses at least two other roads. Those ones are not for mortal feet.
Leads to a small hamlet, what kind of people would live here?
Do not follow this road. DO NOT FOLLOW.
Roll 1d6 every time you travel somewhere new. When backtracking, roll every three spaces but ignore 5-6:
Glint (Roll 1d6 if you continue, 1. Ambush, 2. Surprised Encounter, 3. Event, 4. Hazard, 5. Nothing, 6. Loot)
1d6 brigands with +3 HD between them. They’ll (1d4): 1. Take your money and go, 2. Cut your throat as soon as look at ya, 3. Make you dance for their pleasure, 4. Run at the first sign of danger. Roll only when pushed hard. If they retreat, this encounter might jump by +1d6 bandits
3d6 wolves, three with +1 HD
5HD swarm of vermin, rats and beetles and centipedes, 1d4 attacks per round
6HD (1d8) - Wolf, Elk, Boar, Serpent, Green Man, Doppelganger
Servant of the Queen, 4HD human, never as they first appear. The mundane are magical, the sane are lunatics, the knights are knaves, always vice versa.
Nightmare of the Hunted. 5HD, invisible unless within 5 inches, flings nets and spears and arrows at an inhuman pace, only one target, will capture alive if possible
The Witch, 9HD in the woods, 6HD out of them, every spell you can think of, and then a few besides, two turns per round
WEATHER (starts at 1d6, min 0)
Hot and muggy, save vs. insects (1-in-6 chance of disease), -2 to Weather
Clear, -1 to Weather
Fog, +1 to Weather
Light rain, +1 to Weather
Rain, +2 to Weather
Torrential, save vs. lost item
Hail, save vs. 1 damage if outside
Or more: Savage Storm, find decent shelter or save vs. 1d6 damage and lost item, then -3 to Weather
HAZARD (roll 1d4 on the path, 1d8 in the woods, 1d12 in the dark places)
Just a sprained ankle, 1 damage
Save or lose a random item
Sharp thorn from a odd plant, CON check or (1d8): 1. I am a tree, 2. My friends have been replaced by doubles, 3. The earth is delicious chocolate, 4. Whose arm is this? 5. Hidden enemies are everywhere, 6. Everyone can get along if we just hold hands and sing songs 7. I am the second incarnation of God 8. THE WITCH IS COMING
Lost your way, off the path or into the dark
Omen of Doom. Crows laugh, flowers wither, pointing corpse. Fail next save.
Trees drop limbs on you from above, suspiciously accurate
Vicious hunting trap, rusty metal spikes and springs. It wasn’t set by any ordinary hunter
Lost your way, into the dark, and something is following you, next Glint is an Ambush automatically
Poison gasses reaching for your eyes and lungs
Stinking, oozing marshlands
Mobile and toxic plant attacks slowly, unstoppable and all surrounding, you’ve been walking on it for that last few minutes
Vanish. Make a save. If you pass, its 1d10 days. If you fail, its 1d10 months.
EVENT (roll 1d6 on the path, 1d12 off the path, 1d12+6 in the dark places)
Just a rustle of wind
A stream, winding across the path
A dropped teddy, wedding ring or scuffed letter
Crossroads, leading nowhere
A dog, whimpering in a hedge
An opulent carriage, crashed off the path
Tree with a face on it
Blue smoke trickling into the sky
Three nobles that have lost their way, rich, foolish, swords at their belts. Do they know how to use them?
Glowing stones embedded in the road
Vivisected animal, unrecognisable. If not buried will follow along.
The way down. Down into the dark. Immediately roll another event at 1d6+12
Faerie Ring, their motives are inscrutable, especially to themselves, their methods are dancing, blood, kisses and garrottes of flowers
Crossroads, leading everywhere
Night falls faster with every step, the moon rises but it isn’t yours
The path turns and turns and turns until you can just about see your own feet in front of you. Trapped until you do something unexpected, twice
Captives from the village in a tableau. Paralysed in positions of domesticity. Still alive. Eyes rolling, teeth fixed in a smile.
The Witches Lair. 1d4: 1. she’s out on business, 2. she’s home, 3. roll again in an hour, 4. she’s right behind you
Poisoned Apple, glistening
Cursed Ring, glinting
Steps into the Tree, safe and stifling
Broken Blade, potent
Stolen Coins, enviable
Blessed Flower, eternal
Broken Beehive, sticky and delicious
Scruffy Hat, half as witty as it thinks it is
Looming trees, blinking eyes
The Old Ways
Invaders and their detritus
Deep dark pools
Clawing vines, roses and thorns
Knowledge of the past / things to come / things that never were / things that cannot be
If you were wondering if you have seen this before, very briefly, you are not correct. I did not panic when it didn't work in the blog as it did in testing, and did not delete the whole thing and storm off in disgust.
Anyway, this 'ere doohickey doesn't work in the slightest. But it might! Soon even! But probably not for a while, because I have no idea what the hell I'm doing.
You can download a functional version right here though. Screw Blogger and it's crummy implementation of my hack-job!
EDIT: IT LIVES. Just don't increase the size beyond five. Hopefully I'll find away around that limitation soon...