Sunday Special: Weird Taboo Generator


[edit: it's Sunday, not Saturday]

Reading Arnold K's totally sweet post about Wizards and Witches inspired me to try to come up with a way to think up bizarre taboos for wizards and monastic types on the fly.  I imagine some of them will take more interpreting than others, but let's try it out!

Here's the table:
d2Moodd4Degreed6Timed8Verbd10Noun
1Must1In moderation1Always1Eat1Meat
2Should2In excess2Never2Drink2Slaves
3At all3In the presence of others3Use3Alcohol
4In vain4Between sunrise and sunset4Own4Sex
5Between sunset and sunrise5Abstain from5Words
6Every day6Tolerate6Violence
7See7Blood
8Speak with8Vegetables
9Pets
10Opposite Sex

And let's try a few examples:
  • (Roll: 1, 4, 2, 6, 4) Must never tolerate sex in vain (I see this as a belief that sex is a necessary evil for making babies and followers of this belief would be intolerable prudes)
  • (Roll: 1, 4, 3, 8, 7) Must speak with blood in the presence of others in vain (Okay, this one's weird. Maybe when in the presence of others, these people must address people based on their social class, or something weird and magical with blood?)
  • (Roll: 2, 2, 6, 7, 1) Should see meat in excess every day (These guys would have to surround themselves with raw meat, more than they can eat)
It's not perfect, but I think it might be fun if you're stuck for ideas.