Part 1 is here: A Lot Can Happen In Sixty Years - Part 1
Part 2 is here: A Lot Can Happen In Sixty Years - Part 2
Part 3 is here: A Lot Can Happen In Sixty Years - Part 3
This section applies to the next years of your story. The whole thing will be repeated ten times to get ten years’ worth of events.
A Note if You’re Playing as a [name_u]Gay[/name_u] Couple:
Any planned pregnancies rolled can be replaced with adoption or treated as being from surrogacy, IVF, etc. Unplanned children are trickier. If you roll to have an unplanned birth and are playing as a gay couple, refer to the table in part 2.
[name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d20 twice and add the results together to get an event on this table.
Option: You may choose to reroll events that add additional children if you already have the number of children you want to stop at. (I did a bad job balancing this table, the numbers can get unmanageable otherwise, I’m sorry.)
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- You win the lottery and are able to buy your dream home for your family. Choose a new location freely.
- You or your partner has a notable success in their career (for example, a scientist making a groundbreaking discovery, a writer writing a bestseller, etc.).
- A sibling of you or your partner becomes seriously ill or injured, and you take care of your 1d4 nieces and nephews for several months until they recover. Get their ages by rolling a d12. Names from here, unless the characters in question already have established names: 100 Kool K Baby Names | Nameberry If there are no siblings, use a cousin or something.
- A sibling experiences unfortunate circumstances and moves in with you until they can get back on their feet. Up to you whether they bring a spouse or any kids with them, in which case names come from here, unless the characters in question already have established names: http://www.behindthename.com/names/meaning/love,loving If there are no siblings, use a cousin or something.
- You purchase or open up a business in the field you or your partner are employed in.
- Your family struggles financially. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d6 for why. 1 2 or 3 – Someone loses their job (or, if self-employed, business is slow.) 4 or 5 – Unexpected major expense. 6 – Criminal reasons, such as being robbed or falling for a scam.
- You adopt a child or a set of siblings from foster care. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d4 for how many, and d20 for their ages. (Reroll if all of them are eighteen or older.) Then roll details in the [name_m]New[/name_m] Children section. Names are from here: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2012/11/long-lost-rarities.html
- You have twins unexpectedly. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d6, on a 6 they are identical. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] details in the [name_m]New[/name_m] Children section. Names are from here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_royal-baby-names-from-british-history_10392818.bc
- You and your partner go on a trip and leave the children with extended family. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d6 for where. 1 – The location of your honeymoon. 2 – A major city with plenty of entertainment and shopping. 3 – A ski trip to the mountains. 4 – Rent a beach house. 5 – A national park. 6 – A location with major historical significance.
- Your family goes on an exciting vacation. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d6 for where. 1 – A major amusement park, such as Disney World. 2 – A major city with plenty of entertainment and shopping. 3 – A ski trip to the mountains. 4 – Rent a beach house. 5 – A national park. 6 – A location with major historical significance.
- Your or your partner’s parent(s) move in with the family. If neither of you have parents, you can substitute another family member.
- A family member gets unexpectedly pregnant and is not prepared to raise a child. They ask you and your partner if you will adopt the child. If neither of you have any siblings, this can be a cousin. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] details in the [name_m]New[/name_m] Children section. Name from here: http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2015/5/the-21-most-utterly-geektastic-baby-names-of-the-year
- You have one child unexpectedly. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] details in the [name_m]New[/name_m] Children section. Name from here: http://www.20k-names.com/light_names.htm (any page)
- You and your spouse struggle with your relationship. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d6 to see how the situation resolves. 1 or 2 – You work it out before anything significant happens. 3 or 4 – You separate for a time and then get back together. 5 or 6 – You divorce; the next time you roll to have child or an event that requires a spouse, you can first roll up a new spouse as per part one, but with the number of years since then added to their age, and then add the child(ren) from that roll as stepchild(ren) with their ages as a d20 roll, if applicable. You can put this option off if you want, and choose to have the children as a single parent through adoption or a short term relationship.
- Your family gets into a conflict with an extended family member.
- You or your partner goes back to school, either to advance your career or to switch to a new one, which you can roll on the table in part one.
- You or your partner receive a significant promotion.
- You and your partner pick up a hobby together.
- You adopt a cat. If there are allergies in your family, roll a d4 (the first four are hypoallergenic breeds), otherwise roll a d10. 1 – [name_u]Devon[/name_u] [name_u]Rex[/name_u], 2 – Siberian, 3 – Color-Point Shorthair, 4 – Sphynx, 5 – American Shorthair, 6 – American Curl, 7 – [name_m]Bombay[/name_m], 8 – [name_f]Maine[/name_f] Coon, 9 – Birman, 10 – Unknown Mix Name from here: http://springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/namesmasher-rainbow-shortcake.htm with up to four rerolls.
- You or your partner have a midlife crisis. Decide which one of you, and roll a d6 for what happens. 1 – You change careers, reroll your career. 2 – You move somewhere, reroll your location from scratch. 3 – You buy a cool expensive car. 4 – You have an affair, treat as a roll of 15, but if you divorce, you can roll a new spouse right away if you want. 5 – You pick up a “cool” hobby like motorcycling or electric guitar. 6 – You get a tattoo.
- You adopt a dog. If there are allergies in your family, roll a d4 (the first four are hypoallergenic breeds), otherwise roll a d10. 1 – Poodle, 2 – Schnauzer, 3 – Wheaten Terrier, 4 – Maltese, 5 – Beagle, 6 – [name_u]Golden[/name_u] Retriever, 7 – Labrador, 8 – Bulldog, 9 – Newfoundland, 10 – Unknown Mix Name from here, up to four rerolls: http://springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/fairyname.htm
- You adopt a small pet. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d12. 1 – Hamster, 2 – [name_m]Turtle[/name_m], 3 – Two Zebra Finches, 4 – Two Rats or Mice, 5 – Six [name_m]Fish[/name_m], 6 – Snake, 7 – Lizard, 8 – Two Rabbits, 9 – Hermit Crab, 10 – Chinchilla, 11 – Parrot, 12 – Ferret Name from here: http://springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/sea-fae-names.htm or here: http://springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/fantabulousschoolhousenames.htm with up to four rerolls each.
- Your family takes a small vacation; roll a d6 for where. 1 – A nearby amusement park. 2 – A nearby city. 3 – A trip to visit relatives. 4 – A nearby lake or beach. 5 – A camping trip. 6 – A road trip to several smaller attractions.
- Some of your family are in a minor car accident.
- You or your partner experience a serious illness.
- You adopt a teenager. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d6 and add twelve for their age. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] details in the [name_m]New[/name_m] Children section. Name from here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-names-inspired-by-mythology_10305324.bc
- You or your spouse are offered a career opportunity that requires you to relocate within the region. Reroll location tables B and C.
- You have one child after trying. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] details in the [name_m]New[/name_m] Children section. http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2012/06/medieval-favourites.html Put in your other children’s names, if any, or your and your partner’s names otherwise, and choose from what it comes up with.)
- Your family obtains a moderate amount of money by chance.
- There is a death in the extended family.
- Someone in your extended family gets married, and your family travels for the wedding.
- If you have any grandchildren, one or more of them moves in with you. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d6 for the reason. 1 – They experience a serious illness. If you live in a city or suburb, there’s a hospital near you that specializes in their condition, while if you live in a rural area, the fresh air and stuff will give them a better environment to recover in. 2 – You live near a school they would benefit from attending, such as a specialized arts or STEM school for a child with a passion for that area, or a school taught in ASL for a Deaf child, etc. 3 – Their parents are ill or injured and can’t take care of them. 4 – Their parents can’t take care of them for another reason, such as sudden financial problems or being in jail. 5 – They were being bullied in school and need to switch to somewhere else. 6 – They just really wanted to, because they really like you and the place you live, and you and their parents agreed.
- You volunteer as foster parents. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] a d6 for how many children in the sibling set, a d12 plus four for each of their ages and then roll details in the [name_m]New[/name_m] Children section. [name_m]Roll[/name_m] the kids’ yearly events as usual for this year, but at the end of the year, roll a d6 for what happens with them. 1 or 2 – They return to their parents. 3 – They are placed with non-parent family members. 4 – They are moved to another foster home. 5 – You continue fostering them for another year (and roll this again after that). 6 – You adopt them. Names from here: 86 Literary Names for Boys | Nameberry or 130 Literary Girl Names | Nameberry