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May 25th, 2014, 16:44

I have a couple of questions.

Is there a way to get a table to roll on another table?
What I want is to roll for the chance of an encounter, and if one occurs, roll against an encounter table to see what it is - all automatically!
Table1: d20: 1-18 "No Encounter"; 19-20 "Encounter! (1d10 on table2)"
Table2: d10: 1-4 Sleeping Policeman; 5-7 1d3 Dire Zebra Crossing; 8-10 2d4 Pelican Crossing Swarm

How do I get those encounter numbers to show up? So I get net result "Encounter!: 2 Dire Zebra Crossing" instead of having to roll twice and getting both "Encounter! (1d10 on table2)" and then "1d3 Dire Zebra Crossing" and still having to make a dice roll.


May 25th, 2014, 16:59
1) If you use [<Table Name>] as a table label and that row comes up then the table whose name is listed will be rolled as a second roll.

In your example above, use [Table2] as your row "label" for 19-20 in Table1. Don't have anything else in the row label otherwise it won't recognise it as a table.

2) I'm not aware of a direct way to have dice from a label roll. So you'll still have to make the final roll for 1d3 Zebra, or whatever. If you really wanted to, you could make an additional table for each animal and have 1 = 1 Zebra, 2 = 2 Zebra, 3 = 3 Zebra in a "1d3 Zebra" table, but this would be a lot of work and each table would be tied to a specific animal AND a die type.

May 25th, 2014, 17:22
Thanks. :)

Moon Wizard
May 26th, 2014, 05:26
For 1), you can also drag and drop table link from table record window or tables list onto a cell in another table record. This will also trigger cascading table rolls.


May 26th, 2014, 23:50
Oooh - I will give it a try! Thanks.