As a taste of an upcoming Little Spaces project, I’ve put together a small generator that simulates going through the process of rolling on the three different tables: the Sense table, the Descriptive Element table, and the Sense Descriptor table. From these tables you can create a collection of terms with a little context to inspire your writing a little.
In this case, it’s about ships and shipwrecks. Imagine your party comes upon the remains of a big sailing vessel washed up on shore. You can use the descriptive elements to see what’s there that’s interesting and come up with some text that describes it to offer some sensory feedback.
For example, if you end up with “Sight [Sense]: Forecastle [Descriptive Element]- Ringing [Sense Descriptor]” you might come up with:
“What’s left of the ship’s forecastle has washed up on shore here. Though there’s not much to indicate what happened to the boat and crew, there’s a tiny bell ringing intermittently ringing in the wind that survived whatever foul event destroyed her.”
Here’s your descriptive elements (one or more will appear in a list below):
Based on these results, try to compose a description that suits your needs or inspires your writing. If the combination is nonsensical, refresh the page and try again.