You might be playing one of those spur-of-the-moment, DM is flying by the seat of her pants type of RPG sessions. Or maybe the players just headed for a totally different part of the map than the part you prepared. Next thing you know they’re strolling into a town, or a major port city, or a den of scum and villainy, and they want to know what the place is called. Your trusty d10s know.
I asked the folks on Twitter which categories would be more useful, cities grouped by size or by type. The rough consensus was “type,” so that’s what I did. A few people suggested a more complicated table grouping the cities into multiple axes, like a 10 x 10 grid with large epic cities in the lower right, large magic cities in the upper right, and so on. I may have to test out that particular table design paradigm at a later date.
In any case, here you have it, 100 city names grouped by Quaint, Epic, Evil or Magical. The categories can be a little blurry — why is Devilsburg quaint instead of evil? What’s especially magical about the Priory of Ysgault? What strange and horrible secret is Pleasantvale hiding, for that matter? Well, your mileage may vary. As usual, I’ve tried to come up with evocative names that suggest a more interesting background, rather than just a dry list of place names.
You can roll on this as a true d100 table, or pick a category and cross-reference whatever you roll to the appropriate column (ie if you want Evil and you roll a 17, you get Dirbog). Click on the image below for full size, or grab the printable pdf version.