Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Random Weird Office Politics Generators

I did a Focus Group for Magic, INC at Metatopia- a con I'll eventually talk about when I get that post done. I built several random generators for the game. Part of the idea is to allow GMs to whip up a random weird problem scenario based on a template, complete with a relationship map. Here's the random tables for generating those relationships between select office colleagues. They're built on d6 generation, hence the weird set up. See also: What's Up With Your Co-Worker? Random Weirdness Tables
Help! My Co-Worker Is A....Random Weirdness Table


NEGATIVE 1-3
1-3 Part A, 4-6 Part B
A11
Antithetical Faith/Philosophy
A12
Believes Them Incompetent
A13
Betrayed
A14
Blackmailed
A15
Boss/Subordinate, Antagonistic
A16
Built a Shrine To
A21
Bullys
A22
Can't Stop Bitching About
A23
Can't Stop Bitching To
A24
Constantly Questions
A25
Cursed
A26
Deadly Rivals
A31
Disappointed By
A32
Discredited
A33
Doubts Skills
A34
Dragged In
A35
Envious
A36
Fearful Of
A41
Files Reports on
A42
Fixated On
A43
Former Business Partner
A44
Former Inmate/Captor
A45
Former Lover, Bad Breakup
A46
Fought Opposite Side of a Secret War
A51
Harasses
A52
Hates Personal Habits Of
A53
Hungers for Approval Of
A54
Hungers for Revenge
A55
Hurt a Friend
A56
Jealous
A61
Killed a Friend
A62
Knows Dark Secret Of
A63
Literally Can't See
A64
Lover, Uneven Power
A65
Lover, Weird
A66
Magically Enslaved
B11
Makes Fun of Openly
B12
Makes Fun Of Secretly
B13
Manipulates
B14
Married, Secret
B15
Married, Unhappy
B16
Married, Weird
B21
Master/Apprentice, Negative
B22
Mutually Destructive
B23
Once Accidentally Killed
B24
Once Deliberately Killed
B25
Overburdens
B26
Parent/Child, Hated
B31
Parent/Child, Secret
B32
Parent/Child, Weird
B33
Planning to Betray
B34
Prejudices Towards
B35
Promoted Over
B36
Records
B41
Resents
B42
Scammed
B43
Scapegoat
B44
Secretly Created Them
B45
Secretly Monitors
B46
Sees in Them Their Own Failures
B51
Shifts Work Over To
B52
Sibling, Secret
B53
Sibling, Hated
B54
Sibling, Weird
B55
Slowly Poisoning
B56
Steals Lunch Of
B61
Stole From
B62
Stole promotion From
B63
Teacher/Student, Negative
B64
Uneven Partnership
B65
Unreasonably Favored Others
B66
Wants to Fire

NEUTRAL/POSITIVE 4-6
1-3 Part A, 4-6 Part B
A11
Alternate Timeline Version Of
A12
Believes Them Infalliable
A13
Best Friend
A14
Boss/Subordinate, Forgotten
A15
Boss/Subordinate, New
A16
Boss/Subordinate, Positive
A21
Brought In
A22
Clone of
A23
Co-Conspirator
A24
Comes to For Advice
A25
Confides In
A26
Co-Religionists
A31
Created
A32
Dated an Ex-Of
A33
Dealt with Rival Of
A34
Direct Report
A35
Drinking Pals
A36
Engaged To
A41
Fantasy Arena League Colleagues
A42
Fellow Veterans
A43
Forgets Name
A44
Former Lover, Good Terms
A45
Friendly Rivals
A46
Grew Up Together
A51
Ignores
A52
Imprisoned Together
A53
Indifference
A54
Infatuated With
A55
In-Laws
A56
Like a Second Child
A61
Lover, Casual
A62
Lover, Ongoing
A63
Lover, Secret
A64
Magically Tied Destiny
A65
Married to Ex-Of
A66
Married, Apathetic
B11
Married, Happy
B12
Master/Apprentice, Positive
B13
Mirror Dimension Version of
B14
Mutual Protection
B15
Neighbor
B16
Only One Who Remembers Birthday
B21
Outside Business Partner
B22
Parent/Child, Apathetic
B23
Parent/Child, Happy
B24
Plays in a Band With
B25
Productive Partners
B26
Protects
B31
Put into their Position
B32
Rescued a Friend
B33
Respected Mentor
B34
Secretly Assists
B35
Secretly Trained With
B36
Shared Allergy
B41
Shared Interests
B42
Shared Soul
B43
Shared Upbringing
B44
Sibling, Apathetic
B45
Sibling, Loving
B46
Silently Judges
B51
Teacher/Student, Positive
B52
Trained Together
B53
Treats with Respect
B54
Trusted Advisor
B55
Twins
B56
Unquestioning Support
B61
Unrequited Love
B62
Used to Be
B63
Wants Approval Of
B64
Wants to Promote
B65
Worked to Advance
B66
Would-Be Protector


I have a couple of others to post over the next few weeks.