D100 List – Descriptors

Being able to describe an object, not just what it is, but what it looks like, is the difference between an OK game and a good game. Besides, many players have picked up the trick that if you (the game master) have taken the time to describe something, it’s important. Here’s a little tool to help you make everything have a description.

Feel free to use this in conjunction with the colors list I posted awhile back.

Instructions: Roll a d100 and choose from the list. Roll more than once for more details. If a roll doesn’t make sense, throw it out and try again.

  1. Abused
  2. Adorned
  3. Battered
  4. Beautiful
  5. Bent
  6. Bland
  7. Bright
  8. Broken
  9. Burned
  10. Camouflaged
  11. Carved
  12. Cheap
  13. Chipped
  14. Clean
  15. Coarse
  16. Contaminated
  17. Cracked
  18. Crisp
  19. Customized
  20. Damaged
  21. Damp
  22. Dark
  23. Decayed
  24. Decorated
  25. Dirty
  26. Domestic
  27. Dusty
  28. Dyed
  29. Elaborate
  30. Engraved
  31. Expensive
  32. Extraordinary
  33. Faded
  34. Flimsy
  35. Foreign
  36. Frayed
  37. Fresh
  38. Gleaming
  39. Gold-Plated
  40. Hard
  41. Heavy
  42. Improved
  43. Jeweled
  44. Lacquered
  45. Large
  46. Lightweight
  47. Modified
  48. Moldy
  49. Mundane
  50. Muddy
  51. Neglected
  52. New
  53. Old
  54. Ornate
  55. Painted
  56. Peeling
  57. Plain
  58. Polished
  59. Pristine
  60. Prosaic
  61. Quality
  62. Reinforced
  63. Repaired
  64. Ripped
  65. Rotten
  66. Rough
  67. Ruined
  68. Rusted
  69. Scarred
  70. Scorched
  71. Scuffed
  72. Scratched
  73. Sharp
  74. Shattered
  75. Simple
  76. Small
  77. Smooth
  78. Smudged
  79. Soft
  80. Soggy
  81. Soiled
  82. Sooty
  83. Sparkling
  84. Splintered
  85. Stained
  86. Sticky
  87. Strong
  88. Tangled
  89. Tarnished
  90. Torn
  91. Ugly
  92. Unfinished
  93. Unused
  94. Weak
  95. Weathered
  96. Well-Loved
  97. Well-Made
  98. Wet
  99. Wooden
  100. Worn

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