Saturday, 24 February 2018

He-Month: The Magic Doodah of Thingamagig



As regular readers will know, apart from a couple of typos and a slight change to He-Man’s profile, the major gripe I had about my recent game of 7TV was the fact that we were fighting over the ‘maguffin,’ which isn’t a very exciting name for a plot device that could potentially allow Skeletor to conquer Grayskull/Eternia/the universe (delete as appropriate).



Therefore, taking my lead from the pilot episode of He-Man, ‘The Diamond Ray of Disappearance’ (see above for details), I’ve created a very simple name generator for maguffins.

It works very simply. Roll a d20 for each of the columns and put the words in order with ‘of’ between the results from column 2 and column 3.



Told you it was simple. For added authenticity, all of the words in the table are actually taken from magic items used in either He-Man or She-Ra. (Yes...I was bored.)

For added variety, you could replace the result of either columns one or three with name of a person or location. These could be named of people or places established in the canon of Masters of the Universe, or just a random set of syllables thrown together to make something that sounds enigmatic.

And there you have it. Never again will He-Man and Skeletor not know what they are fighting over.



6 comments:

  1. Perfect! I remember the Dolph Lundgren film but don’t recognise the video game?

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    1. Neither do I, I was just looking for pictures of them fighting. :)

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  2. That's awesome Kieron! And perfect for plot points in any kind of fantasy setting too :)

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    1. Cheers. I’d have liked to include some of the more esoteric items from the series, such as cabinet, carpet and encyclopaedia (seriously).

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