Advanced Search

The Book of Random Tables: Pulp: 28 D100 Random TablesClick to magnify
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

The Book of Random Tables: Pulp: 28 D100 Random Tables

Selected Option:

Do you play 1920s and 1930s pulp adventure tabletop RPGs like John Carter of Mars or Pulp Cthulhu? Cut down your game master prep with 28 D100 random tables.

This book in the Books of Random Tables series is geared toward fun pulp from the 1920s and 1930s. Random tables help game masters add details and give players interesting play options.

The first section is Items & Things. Here are helpful tables for when players wish to search every room or location from top to bottom. Also, some tables include period items as well. These add a touch of realism to the RPG. The next is Trains. Lots of pulp adventures involved trains. These tables offer insight for GMs when crafting a train adventure or rolling one up from scratch with train cars and historic rail lines.

The Names section contains a variety of names from the time period as well as names for NPCs. Find tables with common names from the era and fictional big game hunters, mobsters, and more. The Public Domain Super Heroes section is unique. These are the names of comic book heroes from the 1920s and 30s that have lapsed into the public domain. Game masters are free to use these superheroes however they wish without concern about copyright infringement.

The last section is Adventures & Encounters. The tables in this section are made up of rumors, story hooks, encounters, and more to help create adventures on the fly or light the fires of creativity. With these random tables, your imagination, and your players, you can take your pulp-style role-playing game campaign to new heights. Enjoy!

Need more random tables?  Check out these.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (1)
Customer avatar
Don W October 24, 2023 3:55 pm UTC
Are the tables in this book graphic images like those in some of dicegeek's other random table PDFs?
Customer avatar
Matthew D October 24, 2023 6:38 pm UTC
I'm so sorry. I'm not sure what "graphic images" means in this context.
Customer avatar
Don W October 25, 2023 6:55 pm UTC
To better clarify my previous comment; by graphic image I mean are the tables bitmaps that have been inserted into the document, or are they text? Were I to buy this PDF, I'd use it for my current SWADE campaign that I'm hosting with a Virtual TableTop app. So I'd want to be able to copy & paste the table cotents into an equivalent GM's table I create within my VTT. If the tables don't have selectable text (i.e. are bitmaps/graphic images) I wouldn't be able to do that.
Customer avatar
Matthew D November 15, 2023 6:54 pm UTC
The tables are text and I have set them to be copied and pasted. Thank you.
Customer avatar
Don W November 24, 2023 1:06 am UTC
Thank you for answering my question Mathew - you just made a sale.
Narrow Results
$ to $
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Silver seller
File Size:
8.86 MB
Original electronic Click for more information
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF Click for more information
Watermarked PDF

These PDF files are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the PDF containing your name and the order number of your purchase.

Warning: If any files bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked title:

File Last Updated:
October 04, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on October 04, 2023.
Publisher Average Rating