200,000,000+ Plot Hooks! (d40)

d40 The NPC Quirk Does what?

1

Roll d6 on [1-2: White; 3: Blue; 4: Green; 5: Black; 6: Red] Roll d19 on [1: Ancient Dragon; 2-10: Wyrmling; 11-15: Young Dragon; 16-19: Adult Deagon]

The size of Roll d2 on [1: a gold coin; 2: an oak tree]

Asks if you would like to Roll d6 on [1: hear a joke; 2: hear a song; 3: join him/her at an event; 4: earn some quick money; 5: play a game; 6: see something crazy.]

2

Roll d6 on [1-2: White; 3: Blue; 4: Green; 5: Black; 6: Red] Roll d19 on [1: Ancient Dragon; 2-10: Wyrmling; 11-15: Young Dragon; 16-19: Adult Deagon]

Anger problems

Accuses you of stealing a magical item.

3

Roll d6 on [1-2: Brass; 3: Copper; 4: Bronze; 5: Silver; 6: Gold] Roll d19 on [1: Ancient Dragon; 2-10: Wyrmling; 11-15: Young Dragon; 16-19: Adult Dragon]

Has a lisp

Begins to charge at you with Roll d2 on [1: fury; 2: lust.]

4

Roll d6 on [1-2: Brass; 3: Copper; 4: Bronze; 5: Silver; 6: Gold] Roll d19 on [1: Ancient Dragon; 2-10: Wyrmling; 11-15: Young Dragon; 16-19: Adult Dragon]

Speaks too Roll d2 on [1: loudly; 2: quietly]

5

Roll d4 on [1: Elf; 2: Dwarf; 3: Halfling; 4: Human] Roll d13 on [1: Acolyte; 2: Scolar; 3: Noble; 4: Knight; 5: Cultist; 6: Druid; 7: Monk; 8: Elder; 9: Sorceror; 10: Wizard; 11: Thief; 12: Artisan; 13: Farmer or Miner]

Can't help but turn everything into a joke

Challenges you to a Roll d6 on [1: duel; 2: race; 3: arm-wrestle or other strength challenge; 4: performance challenge of some sort; 5: game of chance; 6: intelligence challenge.]

6

Roll d4 on [1: Elf; 2: Dwarf; 3: Halfling; 4: Human] Roll d13 on [1: Acolyte; 2: Scolar; 3: Noble; 4: Knight; 5: Cultist; 6: Druid; 7: Monk; 8: Elder; 9: Sorceror; 10: Wizard; 11: Thief; 12: Artisan; 13: Farmer or Miner]

No sense of humor

Begs you to help him/her save a loved one from Roll d4 on [1: goblinoids; 2: humanoids; 3: fiends; 4: celestials.]

7

Roll d6 on [1: Goblin; 2: Orc; 3: Dragonborn; 4: Gnome; 5: Pixie; 6: Merfolk] Roll d13 on [1: Acolyte; 2: Scolar; 3: Noble; 4: Knight; 5: Cultist; 6: Druid; 7: Monk; 8: Shaman; 9: Sorceror; 10: Wizard; 11: Thief; 12: Artisan; 13: Farmer or Miner]

Missing a(n) Roll d4 on [1: eye; 2: leg; 3: arm; 4: hand]

Begs you help protect him/her from Roll d4 on [1: assassins; 2: a debt collector; 3: an ex-lover; 4: a supernatural stalker.]

8

Roll d6 on [1: Goblin; 2: Orc; 3: Dragonborn; 4: Gnome; 5: Pixie; 6: Merfolk] Roll d13 on [1: Acolyte; 2: Scolar; 3: Noble; 4: Knight; 5: Cultist; 6: Druid; 7: Monk; 8: Shaman; 9: Sorceror; 10: Wizard; 11: Thief; 12: Artisan; 13: Farmer or Miner]

Elder (Reroll if immortal or dragon)

Roll d4 on [1: Begs; 2: Demands; 3: Offers gold for; 4: Lets you know that no one wants] you to save a loved one from old enemies.

9

Roll d8 on [1: Troll; 2: Goblin; 3: Ogre; 4: Half-giant; 5: Centaur; 6: Tiefling; 7: Aasimar; 8: Hybrid of 2 NPC types from the list]

Racist against Roll d2 on [1: Your; 2: Your ally's] race.

Offers an unrealistic amount of gold for the head of an enemy.

10

Roll d8 on [1: Troll; 2: Goblin; 3: Ogre; 4: Half-giant; 5: Centaur; 6: Tiefling; 7: Aasimar; 8: Hybrid of 2 NPC types from the list]

Secretly sent to Roll d6 on [1: kill you; 2: kill your ally; 3: lead you to his/her master so you can be eaten; 4: spy on you; 5: Steal your most prized item; 6: Eliminate and become you]

Roll d2 on [1: Tries to hit on you, in the lamest way possible.; 2: Confesses his/her love for you, in the most passionate way possible.]

11

Sentient Roll d10 on [1: Owlbear; 2: Lion; 3: Tiger; 4: Bear; 5: Wolf; 6: Bird; 7: Snake; 8: Fish; 9: Ape; 10: Dinosaur]

Has amnesia, and a note with his/her goals

IS ON FIRE.

12

Sentient Roll d10 on [1: Owlbear; 2: Lion; 3: Tiger; 4: Bear; 5: Wolf; 6: Bird; 7: Snake; 8: Fish; 9: Ape; 10: Dinosaur]

Way too Roll d4 on [1: clingy; 2: much of an asshole; 3: sexy for your eyes to behold; 4: high level for this shit]

Is leading an attack on your location!

13

Roll d4 on [1: Rock; 2: Air; 3: Fire; 4: Water] Elemental

Gives your friends dirty looks

Appears out of thin air and yells "There is no time! Come with me!"

14

Roll d4 on [1: Rock; 2: Air; 3: Fire; 4: Water] Elemental

Has a soft side

Puts a knife to your neck and whispers "Don't flinch..."

15

Roll d2 on [1: Fiend; 2: Celestial]

Is secretly the opposite gender

Asks if you remember him/her.

16

Roll d2 on [1: Fiend; 2: Celestial]

Sex addict

Is Roll d4 on [1: crying and pleading to you; 2: Yelling furiously at you; 3: Speaking happily to you; 4: apparently flirting with you] in a language you don't understand.

17

Your Roll d6 on [1: parent; 2: sibling; 3: rich aunt/uncle; 4: old friend; 5: old enemy; 6: doppelganger]

Kleptomaniac

Roll d2 on [1: Insults you; 2: Compliments you] drunkenly.

18

Your Roll d6 on [1: parent; 2: sibling; 3: rich aunt/uncle; 4: old friend; 5: old enemy; 6: doppelganger]

Totally insane

Is obviously stalking you.

19

Two npcs: roll twice

Roll d2 on [1: Sadistic; 2: Masochistic]

Demands that you pay him/her for the damages you've caused.

20

Two npcs: roll twice

Roll twice more

Is an old Roll d6 on [1: friend; 2: rival; 3: lover; 4: relative; 5: work associate; 6: vaguely familiar individual] from your past, whom you haven't seen in years.

21

Roll d4 on [1: Bard; 2: Pirate; 3: Thug; 4: Noble]

Secretly a villain, or a hero if he/she appears as a villain already.

Owes you Roll d2 on [1: a favor; 2: money], and it's time to collect.

22

Roll d4 on [1: Bard; 2: Pirate; 3: Thug; 4: Noble]

Invisible to everyone except you

Attempts to distract you from something important.

23

The object to your left, coming to life.

Cursed to not be able to make any sound

Asks if you have time to talk about your lord and savior, Roll d4 on [1: Bahamut; 2: Pelor; 3: Blipdoolpoolp; 4: Orcus]

24

The object to your left, coming to life.

Roll d4 on [1: Blind; 2: deaf; 3: deafblind; 4: truesight]

Asks if he/she can hire some assistance in finding Roll d6 on [1: an ancient artifact; 2: a legendary location; 3: a means to travel to another continent or world; 4: a pet; 5: a lost relative; 6: a lost toy]

25

A spectral image of a wizard.

Roll d2 on [1: mind-reading; 2: telepathic]

Is impersonating you, and Roll d6 on [1: stealing; 2: murdering; 3: vandalizing; 4: gathering a party together using your fame; 5: scamming; 6: donating to charity] in your name.

26

A spectral image of a wizard.

Extremely high Roll d6 on [1: Strength; 2: Dexterity; 3: Constitution; 4: Intellect; 5: Wisdom; 6: Charisma]

Is mind controlling you, commanding you to do another one of the things on this list on his/her behalf.

27

The ghost of [roll again]

Extremely low Roll d6 on [1: Strenght; 2: Dexterity; 3: Constitution; 4: Intellect; 5: Wisdom; 6: Charisma]

Arrives in/on a(n) Roll d4 on [1: bland vehicle like a boat or wagon; 2: exotic vehicle like an airship; 3: common mount; 4: rare or ridiculous mount], shouts "There's no time to explain!", and expects you to join him/her.

28

The ghost of [roll again]

Cursed to trust Roll d2 on [1: No one; 2: Everyone]

Is telling story about you, which is Roll d3 on [1: true; 2: false; 3: exaggerated] and Roll d4 on [1: heroic; 2: humiliating or honorless; 3: charitable; 4: wicked]

29

Roll d8 on [1: Lich; 2: Dracolich; 3: Beholder; 4: Telepathic Grell; 5: Mind Flayer; 6: Demigod; 7: Your alter-ego; 8: Murloc. Yes, a Warcraft Murloc.]

Unknowingly poisoned, and will die in 24 hours if untreated.

Is your worst enemy, and looking right at you, ready to Roll d2 on [1: attack.; 2: flee.]

30

Roll d8 on [1: Lich; 2: Dracolich; 3: Beholder; 4: Telepathic Grell; 5: Mind Flayer; 6: Demigod; 7: Your alter-ego; 8: Murloc. Yes, a Warcraft Murloc.]

Unknowingly cursed, and will transform into a monstrous version of itself in 24 hours and attack all in sight.

Has a life-threatening Roll d4 on [1: extremely contagious; 2: maddening; 3: disgusting; 4: fast-acting] disease, and asks to hire you to find the antidote.

31

Roll again, add "undead"

Secretly someone from your past, or impersonating someone from your past if he/she already appears as someone from your past.

Is drowning!

32

Roll again, add "undead"

Divinely Roll d2 on [1: lucky; 2: unlucky]

Is fighting with another random npc, and Roll d2 on [1: losing!; 2: winning!] The loser calls for help!

33

The closest item or plant to you, preferably in your hand, animated.

Embodies Roll d8 on [1: Greed; 2: Lust; 3: Sloth; 4: Wrath; 5: Envy; 6: Pride; 7: Gluttony; 8: Roll twice more]

Throws something large and dangerous at you.

34

The closest item or plant to you, preferably in your hand, animated.

Embodies Roll d8 on [1: Chastity; 2: Temperance; 3: Charity; 4: Diligence; 5: Patience; 6: Kindness; 7: Humility; 8: Roll twice more]

Yells "They're coming! Everybody hide!"

35

A were- Roll d8 on [1: Lion; 2: Bear; 3: Rat; 4: Bat; 5: Tiger; 6: Llama; 7: Snake; 8: Tarantula]

Secretly Roll d4 on [1: in love with you; 2: hates you; 3: in love with your ally; 4: hates your ally]

Desperately needs your help, but is under a spell that doesn't allow him/her to explain the situation.

36

A were- Roll d8 on [1: Lion; 2: Bear; 3: Rat; 4: Bat; 5: Tiger; 6: Llama; 7: Snake; 8: Tarantula]

Child (Reroll if immortal or dragon)

Hands you an envelope with a note, with a wink, and then leaves. It contains Roll d4 on [1: your darkest secret; 2: a scrying-orb captured photograph of a loved one in chains; 3: a threat against your home; 4: a threat against your life] and a polite request for 1d20 x 1,000gp

37

A werewolf

Smells Roll d2 on [1: heavenly; 2: absolutely terrible]

Is hanging off the edge of something high off the ground, and calling for help!

38

A werewolf

Cursed to say the opposite of what he/she wants to.

Demands that you tell him/her Roll d4 on [1: where his/her family is; 2: who you're working with; 3: what's in your pocket; 4: your birthday and mother's maiden name.]

39

Reroll, and roll an extra time on the quirk table

Actually Roll d2 on [1: result 3 on the NPC table; 2: result 4 on the NPC table] cursed to appear as what type of npc was originally rolled.

Informs you that your accounts are empty at the bank.

40

Reroll, and roll an extra time on the quirk table

A powerful illusion, caused by a Roll d4 on [1: wizard; 2: sorceror; 3: warlock; 4: trickster]

Gives you Roll d4 on [1: a magic item; 2: 1d100 x 100sp; 3: a letter from a loved one you thoght was dead; 4: an heirloom from a fallen family member, who you hadn't yet learned had died] and tells you to be quiet about this.