Placing my faith in the roguish work ethic, I went into yesterday's game with nothing but a sandbox worldmap and a bunch of random tables.
"Meanwhile, in the library...Ladies, what are we doing? Lady Smashalot, since you're a barbarian, you can't read."
"I want to...find a very interesting book, like a book of spells, and it's in her language and be like...I wanna find this book that's like 'aaah-aaa-aaa' [angel noise] like this and be like 'Gruh uh uh uh, look at this.'"
"So what you're saying is you want me to roll on the random book table?"
"Roll a 20-sider."
"You find a book that looks interesting to you..."
"Are you gonna take it over to Mandy?"
"Mandy, look, I found this book, it's glowing and it's very interesting."
"It's not glowing. It has a picture of a tree on the front. It's very nicely bound, however..."
"I'm gonna, um, open and try to read it."
"Ok, it is full of pictures of women being caressed in lewd ways by plant life--it's called 'The Fondling Tree'."
"Awesome, I'm gonna keep it and show it to [the only male PC] when we're alone together."
"Is this how you spell 'Barbarian'?" (Twittering.)
"Alright, Mandy what are you gonna do?"
"Can I roll to find a book?"
"Do I just roll a 20?"
"Ok, when Kimberly looks for a book, she looks for a random book, because she can't read. So, other than just pulling a book off the shelf, you could actually look for a topic of a book."
"I'm looking for a spell book."
"Ok, well you can just keep looking if what you find isn't a spell book."
"I rolled a 3."
"Ok, um, you didn't find a spell book right now, you found a book called 'The Clutching Cow'. It's about a cow that grabs people."
"Do you have any actually relevant books on that table?"
________ Lizard owned and fed by Kimberly Kane, idea for a random book table from Jeff.