Hex Flower Game Engines | … as found in the wild

HF template image thumbEdit 2: I recently made a .pdf that aims to bring the Hex Flower concept together in one place. You can get it HERE. But, by all means have a look below see what’s been done.

Edit: As some have asked, I made a template Hex Flower. Please let me know if it is useful (and/or needs changes)

Below are some 2D6 (or in one case 2D7) 19 Hex Flower game engines that I’ve stumbled across. It is interesting to see the direction people have gone with this idea. I think this reveals how useful and flexible a tool it could be in procedural adventure generation …

:: Trains (via Twitter)

HF trains


:: Kobold warpstone mine dungeon (via Gauntlet RPG forums)

HF Kobold Mine b.jpeg


:: Island romp (also via Gauntlet RPG forums)

HF Island b.jpeg


:: Weather generator (via Kickstarter)

HF Weather


:: NPC reaction rolls (via Blog post)


:: Narrative trends  (via imgur)


:: Random NPC and NPC disposition (via Fictioneers )


:: The ruins of Syriholm

:: To the battlements!


If you’ve done something with this kind of HF game engine, I’d be very interested in seeing it! Please consider also posting a link in a messages below!


If you’ve got no idea what this post is about, the below links give some context:

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InHotS the cover imageMe on DriveThruDriveThru; please check out my procedural High Seas ‘Hex Crawl’ – In the Heart of the Sea.

7 thoughts on “Hex Flower Game Engines | … as found in the wild

    1. Goblin's Henchman Post author

      Hi Daniel – Nice!

      I see this uses a straight D6 roll (instead of a 2D6 with a bell probability curve) and does not use the wrap-around mechanic.

      Of course, it works as is, but the bell and wrap options could be included in this system. I’m keen to take a closer look at this in any event!

      Thanks for sharing


  1. Paul Glenn

    I just discovered these, and I think they’re fantastic. I’m trying one of my own making this week with my group–the PCs are investigating the kidnapping of a scholar in a city. I’m still putting it together, and it may suck, but I definitely want to try.

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