Cave Rock Art Works

Description (more info)

This generator is adapted from the original blog post by Konsumterra.

A much more thorough description is at the orignal blog post, but here's an extract:

So caves are not such a big leap from sewers and i'm still on a bit of a Veins kick. I studied prehistoric rock art and wrote way too much about it so all this inspired me to do this. Mostly they are for decor or curiosity with no game function but villagers might mention them as a scary place or finding one in a deep cave might be a warning. Could describe historic event and you might find remains of a monster depicted in art or find a living descendant.

You might find these in caves but also on cliff faces or anywhere with great sheets of rock. Some might be flooded over by the sea or visible at low tide or on a mountain top.

Was subsequently shared at r/d100.

Result

Roll on "Type", the cave art is LOWER(Roll on "Condition").

There is/are LOWER(Roll on "Frequency") of LOWER(Roll on "Quick Types").

Of note, there is/are: Roll on LOWER(Roll on "Cave Rock Art Works") d4 times (unique results only).


Subcharts

Type (d6)

d6 Result

1

Painted with ochre, pigment or blood with brush or sprayed from mouth like aerosol

2

Scratched or scraped surface with tool

3

Chiseled and carved linework into rock with tools

4

Relief carvings with 3d shapes

5

Patterns with clay or mud possibly built into 3d shapes

6

Carved and chiseled then painted

Condition (d6)

d6 Result

1

Perfectly preserved since prehistory

2

Well preserved but repaired over aeons possibly added to or distorted by later peoples

3

Not as ancient as you might think, possibly fake or copied mish mash

4

A bit battered or worn or covered or faded

5

Vandalized with possibly modern work over the top like names or holy symbols

6

Worn and barley noticeable requiring study and reconstruction to comprehend

Frequency (d6)

d6 Result

1

One off single artwork alone

2

Several repeated artworks in row

3

Similar artworks repeated over area and one unique artwork

4

Several Roll d4+2 artworks in separate sections

5

Several Roll d4+2 artworks in overlapping mess

6

Long wall or caves gallery with dozens of artworks

Quick Types (d10)

d10 Result

1

Hunting scenes with animals posibly long gone types

2

Ancestors in the dawn time doing things

3

Spirits possibly instructions on dealing with them

4

Monsters causing destruction

5

Tribe performing rituals

6

Disaster like flood, volcano, comet

7

Stars or seasonal calendar

8

Contact with strange people like ships or clothed persons or iding animals

9

Scenes of the dead or death or the underworld

10

Abstract map of communities, sacred sites, resources

Cave Rock Art Works (d100)

d100 Result

1

Handprints everywhere

2

Large painted areas with pigment

3

Abstract decorative patterns and blocks of colour

4

Tool marks forming pattern like scales

5

Walls plastered with stones or coloured clay cones

6

Patterns made up of dots or simple shapes

7

Bands of colour alternating in simple patterns

8

Stick figures repeated

9

Stick figures and animals

10

Stick figures running from comet

11

Stick figures hunting animals

12

Bizarre elongated stick figures

13

Stick figures with weapons killing other figures

14

Stick figures with extra limbs

15

Stick figures with strange heads or horns or tails

16

Dancing stick figures with instruments

17

Stick figures wailing with many dead

18

Stick figures fleeing monster or spirit

19

Stick figures worshiping monster or spirit

20

Ancestor figures teaching skills to decendants

21

Ancestor figures birthing increasing generations

22

Concentric rings of dots and figures indicating water sources and tribes

23

Men with weapons fighting mammoths and rhinos

24

Men fighting or fleeing giant auroch cattle

25

Frog or snake demon guarding water while people sick

26

Animal ancestors of local tribes

27

Female hag monster squatting over treasure in cave eating children

28

Beautiful depictions of herd animals

29

Face of lion using shape of rock to resemble relief art

30

Horned shaman holding fetishes with familiar

31

Sleeping shaman with fetch leaving body to visit spirit world

32

Strange spirit creatures warning trespassers or taboo area

33

Horned shaman with drum and erection

34

Figures dancing with breasts and erections

35

Animal paintings that have been struck with weapons and painted with blood in ritual

36

Stars in sky, sun and moon with local landmarks

37

Angry dead spirits come from tomb to menace living

38

Village scene of everyday life preparing food with huts

39

Figures dancing around fire

40

Ferocious cave bear chasing hunters

41

Figures around single other coloured strange figure

42

Crude scenes of intrecourse

43

Abstract large women giving birth

44

Pictures of animals with digestive tracts and organs

45

Pictures of animals and people made from repeated dots

46

Moulded clay bison set into wall

47

Relief sculpture of huge earth goddess with many breasts

48

Strange hybrid beast man in frightening detail looks enraged

49

Figures engaged in cannibalism turning into monsters

50

Flying demons chasing people

51

Tentacled horror eating people

52

Relief carving of attractive naked women

53

Wall covered in phallus symbols

54

Worshipers of giant many breasted bat goddess

55

Squid headed bat winged god devouring humans like snacks

56

Horned figure leading people in dance

57

Giant terrorising people and eating whole animals

58

Wolf men eating people

59

Surface covered in clay breasts

60

Painting of men fighting orcs

61

Dwarfs with strange clothes trading weapons and tools with men

62

People worshiping a huge tree

63

Hero fighting a great lizard

64

People trading with shorter people

65

Tribe chasing a male female couple

66

Angry wizard chasing scared women with babies

67

Men riding goats

68

Men fighting a centaur carrying a woman

69

Woman feeding a unicorn

70

Dragon chasing wooly mammoths

71

Wizard raisind undead from pit of corpses

72

Men chasing bison off a cliff

73

People traveling from dark cave past monsters to the surface

74

Men fighting while tribe look on

75

Men fighting a hydra

76

Many headed man being worshipped

77

Wizard sacrificing people to wicked spirit

78

People running from waves to high place

79

Goat men having a ceremony

80

Worshipers dancing around monolith with toad thing sitting on top

81

Men fighting a cyclops and hero shooting it's eye with arrow

82

People with tents trading tusks, fur and stones

83

Fish men stealing women chased by angry tribes men

84

People meeting strange slender people hiding in trees

85

Lizard men and monster destroying huts taking human prisoners

86

Wizard battling ghosts from a pit

87

Tribal ritual burning someone at the stake

88

A great flying bird thing snatching a child from angry people

89

Tribe building log wall to keep out angry giant

90

Fish woman luring men into sea

91

Man with axe fighting a lizard man

92

Women with spears chasing a man

93

Tribe of people swapping children with frog folk

94

Many men dragging a great stone

95

Enslaved men dragging rocks to great mound being whipped by bigger men

96

A great horned man with axe leading many slaves tied by neck

97

Strange symbols repeated over again with no visible meaning

98

Walking bird fighting warrior

99

Men shooting arrows at the sun led by horned man

100

Several log forts with huts with monsters roaming in between