The Love Spell Potential

The Love Spell Potential

When I first saw the Big Bang Theory episode (The Love Spell Potential) in which Sheldon is rolling dice as his D&D character makes out with Amy’s character, I looked online to try to find a chart of body parts that could be used in a role playing game setting like that. And I didn’t find one, which shocked me. The closest I found was information about how to calculate weapons blows to different areas of an opponent’s body — not what I had in mind.

So I present the d20 chart for sex scenes in RPGs and table top games:

  1. Feet/ankles
  2. Knees
  3. Thighs
  4. Hips
  5. Abs/stomach/sides
  6. Lips/mouth/tongue
  7. Nose
  8. Ears
  9. Neck/collarbones
  10. Fingers/thumbs/hands
  11. Butt
  12. Shoulders
  13. Scalp/hair
  14. Breasts/chest/nipples
  15. Wrists
  16. Back
  17. Perineum
  18. Genitals external
  19. Genitals internal
  20. Random – choose your own or roll again

To really work there should also be a table of actions. I’m open to suggestions for what should be on it.

Also since I’ve been playing Fate Core lately, I’m tempted to figure out how the Fate dice would work for sexy actions. Basically the way Fate dice work, you roll four of them and either get -1, 0 or +1 for a total somewhere between -4 and +4. This is modified by your skill score. Since sexy scenes in RPGs should be awesome, let’s assume that all players get a +4 skill to sexiness, which means your die roll will end up between 0 and 8. 0 is “mediocre” and here are the other dice rolls:

  1. Average
  2. Fair
  3. Good
  4. Great
  5. Superb
  6. Fantastic
  7. Epic
  8. Legendary

One way to play this would be to use four 6-sided dice and declare that action you’re attempting to make as in, “I’m going to kiss …” then roll the dice and add them up. In this example I get a 13 and we subtract 4 (because otherwise we’re rolling 4-24) to get 9 — which means my character is trying to kiss the other character’s neck/collarbones.

Then I roll again and I get 2, 1, 6, 2. In Fate dice, 1 or 2 is a -1, 3 and 4 is a 0, 5 and 6 is a +1 — so my score is three -1s and one +1 for a total of -2, but since I’m awesome with a +4 skill my total score for this attempted collarbones kiss is a +2, which means I delivered a fair kiss.

Theoretically the other character could attempt to resist my charms, for which they would use their Will skill. So let’s run this again: I am going to lick … (17-4=13) the other character’s scalp. (Risky move!) But I roll 5, 6, 5, 3 so I’m at +3 and my natural +4 means I could do an Epic level scalp lick, except that the other character decides to resist. Let’s say she has a +2 to Will. And she rolls 1, 6, 2, 5. That’s a 0 with +2 — and at this point my knowledge of Fate breaks down but I think something like a Superb scalp lick occurs.

Hopefully this is helpful for sexy tabletop RPG scenes. If you see something that should be added or want to point me in the direction of other people who have already done this, just tweet me: @RachelCalish.