Random Table – 1d12 Superstitions

I wanted to contribute to October’s RPG Blog Carnival, but I didn’t manage to prepare something on time and now I’m late.

The RPG Blog Carnival is an amazing event for RPG bloggers and fans.You should definitely check it out by going here because it’s something worth following.


October’s theme was superstitions and I liked it a lot. I really wanted to make a small roll table of superstitions so, even if I’m a bit late, I’m going to do it anyway. Superstitions are fun. You can use them for inspiration or even in your games as plot hooks. I decided to make a d12 table because that’s my favorite die. Here’s my list.

  1. Don’t sleep under bridges. The spirits living there will try to take over your body.
  2. Getting bread out of the house after sunset because will attract evil fairies.
  3. If you come across a circle of red flowers, make sure you don’t harm them. It’s a sign that pixies live there and it’s a bad idea to disturb them.
  4. Don’t go near the river at night when the moon is full.
  5. When leaving for a long journey, pour a cup of wine in front of your home’s door for good luck.
  6. When going to battle take some garlic with you. It will bring good luck and also, if you get wounded, it will keep the spirits of death away from you.
  7. In the last day of autumn, you can ask the spirits of the earth to protect an area during winter by sprinkling a bit of cinnamon around it.
  8. If you come across the skin shed by a snake, keep it. It will bring you luck and it can lift curses if you know how the right ritual.
  9. It is said that if you put a tiny piece of dragon bone under your pillow, you may be able to see the future in your dreams.
  10. The only way to traverse a graveyard safely at night is by bringing with you a pinch of salt and sulphur.
  11. Never make wishes by throwing coins in wells. Sometimes the beings that live there don’t like it.
  12. You must clean your weapon after every battle, otherwise the spirits of the ones you’ve killed will follow you.

I hope you find this roll table useful. If you end up using any them in your games, I’d love to know how.

I’ll see if I can participate in November’s RPG Blog Carnival as well. You can check this month’s theme here.

And until next time, have fun!

P.S: A couple of these superstitions were based on real ones. Can you find them?

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