Sunday, April 28, 2013

Amulets for Empire of the Petal Throne

(I'm reposting this from my website.) 

A million years ago, I wrote an amulet determination chart for use with EPT. It got published in the Imperial Military Journal (or the Journal of Tékumeli Affairs). The table was produced using the indications in EPT of which amulets are common or rare. The basic percentages are as follows:


  • Common - 11 to 13 percent
  • Average - 8 to 9 percent
  • Rare - 3 to 5 percent

Amulet Determination Table (Original)


Roll (d100)Amulet
01-09Amulet Against the Iniquitous Nshé
10-22Amulet of Finding Treasure in the Underworld
23-33Amulet of the Good God
34-41Amulet of Invincible Steel
42-52Amulet of Mastery Over Rényu
53-65Amulet of Perceiving the Scintillation of Metals
66-70Amulet of Peace Amongst the Servers of Ksárul
71-81Amulet of Power Over the Undead
82-84Amulet of Protection Against the Grey Hand
85-87Amulet of Ruling the Ru'ún
88-92Amulet of Safety Amidst Putrefaction
93-00Amulet of Warding Off the Thunrú'u

I recently updated the percentages in the table, getting a mix that I like better. The Common amulets are more common, and the Rare ones are rarer. I also moved the Amulet of Power over the Undead from the Common category to the Average category, mostly because I think it fits better there, but also because it gives each category four entries, which tickles my "it all fits in a nice neat structure" compulsion. The new percentages are below:

  • Common - 15 percent
  • Average - 8 percent
  • Rare - 2 percent


Amulet Determination Table (New)


Roll (d100)
Amulet
01-08Amulet Against the Iniquitous Nshé
09-23Amulet of Finding Treasure in the Underworld
24-38Amulet of the Good God
39-46Amulet of Invincible Steel
47-61Amulet of Mastery Over Rényu
62-76Amulet of Perceiving the Scintillation of Metals
77-78Amulet of Peace Amongst the Servers of Ksárul
79-86Amulet of Power Over the Undead
87-88Amulet of Protection Against the Grey Hand
89-90Amulet of Ruling the Ru'ún
91-92Amulet of Safety Amidst Putrefaction
93-00Amulet of Warding Off the Thunrú'u