My Santicore Present- Bandits, Riffraff, and Brigands!!

My Secret Santicore!

Dear Secret Santicore…

I would like a random table (or series thereof) that generates interesting/flavorful brigands/bandits/highwaymen.  I don’t use these guys nearly enough in my game, and that’s got to stop.

I have been a good GM and naughty player this year.

Thanks!

Well here it is Secret Santicore buddy person!  Bandits, Riffraff, and Brigands!

Here it is as a PDF!  Bandits Riffraff and Brigands

Names of Bandit Groups

Roll d20

Name

1

Bloody Claws- 10 members- all fighters, lvl 2-5

2

The Nefarious Seven- 7 members- 6 fighters, 1 cleric, lvl 7

3

Reckless Bunch- 6 members- 1 fighter , 4 rogues, 1 Wizard, lvl 3

4

Feasters of the Flesh- 15 members- 7 fighters, 4 rogues, 2 clerics, 2 wizards, lvl 1-6

5

Anointed Ones- 5 members- all clerics, lvl 2-4

6

The Bloody Eyes- 8 members- 2 fighters, 6 rogues, lvl 1-3

7

Mountain Men- 20 members- 8 fighters, 8 rogues, 3 clerics, 1 wizard, lvl 1-6

8

Servitors of Death- 5 members- 4 fighters, 1 cleric, lvl 8

9

The Rabid Dogs- 6 members- all fighters, lvl 3-5

10

The Crows- 9 members- all rogues, lvl 4-6

11

Deadly Sins- 7 members- 3 fighters, 3 rogues, 1 wizard- lvl 2-5

12

The Wasteland Scavengers- 6 members- 2 fighters, 4 rogues, lvl 4

13

Diseased Mongrels- 10 members- 6 fighters, 4 rogues, lvl 1-5

14

The Brigands of the Wild- 25 members- 12 fighters, 8 rogues, 3 clerics, 2 wizards, lvl 1-8

15

Broken Blades- 4 members- all fighters, lvl 4

16

The Putrid Damsels- 5 members, 4 rogues, 1 wizard, lvl 5

17

The Silent Five of Death- 5 members- all rogues, lvl 10

18

Shadow Clan- 6 members- 2 fighters, 4 wizards, lvl 2-6

19

Gnarled Fangs- 14 members- 9 fighters, 3 rogues, 1 cleric, 1 wizard, lvl 1-6

20

The Trail Blazers- 18 members- 10 fighters, 5 rogues, 1 cleric, 2 wizards, lvl 1-10

Bandit Encounters/Plot Hooks

Roll d20

Name

1

Bandits are engaged in fighting another group.  1) Bandits are winning.  2) Defenders are winning.

2

Bandits emerge from a cave screaming and running.  Some are bloody and frightened.  A roar is heard from inside the cave.  Something terrible has woken up.

3

Completely deranged bandits ambush the characters screaming about taking back what is theirs.

4

Slavers wearing all natural armor and weapons attack the players by setting metal eating creatures at them.

5

A group of mutilated bodies is found along the road.  In the pocket of one of the victims is a note describing what one/all of the PC’s look like and simply, “Stop them from reaching X location at all costs.”

6

A cocky band of brigands try to extort money from the PC’s for their protection in town

7

A group of bandits approach the PC’s and tell them that they have been hired to attack/halt/kill them, but for double the price they will leave them alone and give them the name of the employer.

8

A group of raiders come charging recklessly at the PC’s while they travel a rocky pass.

9

The players emerge from a cave/dungeon to find their horses and supplies gone.  A note is nailed to a tree, “Fools leave things unguarded.  Thanks for the stuff!”- The Reckless Bunch.

10

Bandits have set traps all along the path and attack PC’s when most vulnerable.

11

The leader of a rogue group approaches the players and asks to help free his compatriots from prison.

12

Raiders are attacking the village and setting it to blaze.

13

A famous raiding guild is advertising that it is looking for new recruits.

14

A prophet warns a PC about gold that glitters in the sun.  Later that session the group is attacked by a band of bandits with a leader with a shiny gold tooth.

15

A group of sorcerers is attacking the trade routes and capturing people to use in dangerous and evil rituals.

16

A ragtag group of rogues are being attacked by a troll just off the road.

17

A group of grave robbers attack the PC’s hoping for more profitable loot and fresher parts.

18

Fighting spills out onto the streets as tensions between two rival bandit groups turns to all out war.

19

A group of rival adventurer’s begin to hound the PC’s to beat them to treasure, jobs, etc.

20

The leader of the local town/area/nation has hired several groups of bandits to terrorize the countryside so he can thwart them to look like a hero.

Bandit Leaders

Roll d20

Name

Motivation

1

Old Barty Quints Looking for any treasure that could help extend his already unnaturally long life.

2

Mad Sylvia A truly ugly woman who went mad after the man she loved for years rejected her and ran away after a one night affair.  She mashes any mirror she comes across.

3

Mercer Baltus Cocky and quick witted, Mercer loves to gain the upper hand against his opponents.  Mercer loves information and uses it to blackmail those he can.

4

Kain and Tory These twin siblings are known for their maliciousness and fiery tempers.  Kain and Tory are seeking to resurrect their dead sorceress mother.

5

Fire Gut Martin A drunkard and ruffian, Fire Gut Martin bullies those in the lower districts.

6

Stumpy Stumpy had his arms and legs cut off as a punishment for his crimes in the past.  He rides on the back of his brother and plans attacks.  He enjoys inflicting pain and misery on victims.

7

Vynar the Deathbringer This necromancer rules his group through fear and intimidation.  He seeks any knowledge on the forbidden arts.  He saves the bodies of fallen

8

Bardek “The Sneer” Bardek took a knife to the face which has scarred him with a permanent sneer.  Despite his visage Bardek tends to be a reasonable rogue who lives by a loose code of honor.  Bardek steals and plunders to get by.

9

Lil Bonnie Babbton Lil Bonnie is a cunning and brutal pit fighter.  She leads her group of thugs in the outlying areas and defends those who can’t defend themselves at a very low price.

10

Derek Von Michaels Derek fancies himself a ladies man, but is really a brute and fiend.  Derek enjoys dangers and seeks out conflict to prove he’s the better man.

11

Samuel Gains Samuel has been plundering for years and hopes to do one or two more jobs and get enough to retire.

12

Alice Harding Aliceis a young and brash woman who took to the crime to bring down the government after she was hung for stealing bread for her family.  Thought to be dead she was taken to the cemetery where she woke up screaming.  The caretaker let her go.  Since she was pronounced dead she cannot be tried in court.

13

Percus Debbins Percus fancies himself a gentlemen’s rogue.  He dresses well and practices fine etiquette.  Percus steals simply for the thrill of it.

14

Wonton McReady Wonton is more of an adventurer looking to find the new and undiscovered, however he knows it takes money and supplies to do this.  He attacks the trade lanes and takes from those who can afford it.

15

Nicholas “Beady-eyed” Withers. One of Nicholas’s eyes was shriveled by a necrotic spell in his early years.  He says it lets him see his prey better.  Nicholas has been a slaver for 15 years and makes a pretty good profit.

16

Corbin the Vile Corbin’s bad disposition started long before he contracted leprosy.  Much of his face is disfigured and rotting thanks to the disease.  Corbin’s favorite hobby is to disfigure those he robs in an attempt to make them as ugly as him.

17

Neet theBattleWench The myth of Neets birth is that she was created in the explosion of a volcano.  She is fiery and revels in combat.  If combat breaks out she doesn’t stop till all enemies are dead.

18

 Dirty Puck Dirty Puck frequents pubs and taverns and looks for easy marks.  If he can con them out of a few coin he will.  If not his boys are waiting in the alley to make things extremely unpleasant.

19

Hendricks Hendricks flouts any form of authority and loves to attack and rob those that show their support for any form of government, big or small.

20

Billy theLech Billy loves women and it’s gotten him into a fair amount of debt and trouble.  Billy eventually crossed the wrong man when he slept with his wife and got her pregnant.  Now Billy runs a group of brigands out of the forest and preys on those who happen across his path.  He will not attack women under any circumstance though.  He will try to woo them however.
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