What’s your Sign? (system neutral)
This’ll be a quick one. Why? This pdf covers 2 pages and it is FREE – one page contains the cover, the other the content.
What we get here would be a d4-drop-table with 12 fantasy signs: Each sign has 4 entries that you can just roll or choose from. These basically represent fluffy characteristics which may or may not influence the game – while e.g. 1 in 6 chances and similar notes are in concordance with OSR gameplay, there is no reason this cannot be applied to other, more complex systems as a little flavor guideline.
The signs covered would be Lemurs (which can yield, to list some examples, a keen sense of smell, lie-recognition, excellent calligraphy skills or fear of the dark), Feather, Sphinx, Cyclops, Quartz, Narwhal, Lyrebird, Fox, Will-o’-the-wisp, sloth, sage or quokka – the abilities include being able to charm low HD creatures, being very attractive, having some hypnotic quality…you get the idea.
Editing and formatting are very good, I noticed no serious hiccups. Layout adheres to a printer-friendly two-column b/w-standard and the pdf has no bookmarks or artwork apart from the cover, but needs none at this length.
Ahimsa Kerp’s little pdf here is worth downloading – reading it will take you 2 minutes, tops, and even if you don’t use it as written, it may well spark some nice ideas. It could have used a bit more elaboration and not all signs are equal in power, but as a whole, I like this…and it’s FREE. It’s hard to argue with that! Hence, my final verdict will clock in at 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4. As a free file, this is well worth checking out!
You can get this pdf for FREE here on OBS!