Occasionally a group of PCs will come across dead bodies while exploring ruins, dungeons, and other scenes. Coming up with terms to describe the dead can sometimes be a challenge if it’s a particularly gruesome scene, so here are a few words to ponder. Looking for a random term? Roll a die and use the term to inspire a more complete description.
Dead Body Terms (d20)
- Cut open
- Partially Devoured
- Roll Again
- Roll Twice
- Roll Three Times
As an example, I came up with the following descriptions after rolling a 14, a 19 (followed by an 11 and a 1), and a 4.
- Before you lies the body of an adventurer, skin blistered and peeling.
- You smell the body in the next room before you see it. A goblin’s corpse has slowly putrefied, sloughing off skin into a puddle beneath it.
- The mutant creature, whatever it may have been, was dismembered with viscera and gore splattered across all four corners of the room.
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