It's only a google search away from some inspiration, there's this PbtA chart and this one I really like. One of my player's character, Losten, really wants to steal some cash for a Hat of Disguise, so thieving is going to be my theme.
Most of the tables I've been looking at have had lower numbers be bad and higher numbers be good. I like the way that works with bonuses and minuses, also, you can throw extra money at the table for bonuses. Looking at the Ability Modifier Table (Did I mention we're playing D&D? We're playing D&D.) the max natural bonus (for a twenty) is +5 so I want that to almost cancel out the bad things. Its nice to be rewarded for doing the basics instead of fancy feats. So our table will look like (using SW style outcomes):
1-2 Failure with Despair
3-4 Failure with Threat
5-6 Failure with advantage
7-8 Failure with Triumph
13-14 Success with Threat
15-16 Success with Despair
17-18 Success with advantage
19-20 Success with Triumph
Ok, so what do these look like? Well, success and failure are pretty straight forward, so looking for info and establishing an alibi are the two things Losten is looking to do. So someone helps or nothing happens. on the success side, there are two negatives, I'm thinking blackmail and the person is a squealer. Now that I type that out (The person who helped you will crack under any pressure from the law) I'm thinking it might be more of an overall negative thing, so I'll move that down to 3-4. I'll change 15-16 to "You get wrong information," meaning that there is a miscommunication of some sort; wrong time for alibi, someone will be in the house, etc. In fact, I like that wording better. Now the good stuff, the best one has to be a direct link, I know the guy or I'm on the inside kind of thing, and I wanted on of the to be "You made a new contact," because Losten's player mentioned that. OK, top half done, now whats the worst thing that could happen? Jail, easy, of course you can bribe your way out. Losten has around 300g, so 100g per level seems steep, lets go with 1d6x10g per level he's level 7 so 7x3.5=24.5 or 245g. Perfect, he can do the time if he rolls high. Now failing with advantage should be a wasted effort with success on the next try, so a +5 to the roll should cover that. Failure with triumph will be a different way to do it, so maybe this guy already has a plan and needs some help. OK, now our table looks like this:
1-2 Jailed for 1d6+1 days or a fine of 1d6x10g per levelTime to spruce it up, remember we're role playing here.
3-4 The person who helped you will crack under any pressure from the law
5-6 nothing, +5 to next roll
7-8 the person won't help you, but has a job for you.
9-10 Nothing this time
11-12 Someone is able to help you
13-14 The person who helps you seeks to use it against you
15-16 There is a miscommunication with the person
17-18 You made a new contact who can help you.
19-20 Person has a direct link to what you are asking.
1-2 What? I'm a constable, come with me. Jailed for 1d6+1 days or a fine of 1d6x10g per level.Boom, carousing table for assistance in criminal activities. Next project is the actual crime.
3-4 Sure I can help you, as long as no one asks any questions.
5-6 Not me, but I know some people on the other side of town that do that kind of thing. +5 to next roll
7-8 Sorry, can't help you, but I have some work that you might be interested in.
9-10 Nothing this time, no one seems to be able to help.
11-12 Sure, I got your back.
13-14 I'll help you, for an unnamed favor to be used later.
15-16 Yea, sure, what was that? Yea, yea, yea sound like a plan, I got to run.
17-18 I like the cut of your jib, I'm in and why don't you look me up if you need anything else.
19-20 You're kidding, I was just thinking of what I was going to do with this information!
After testing this out a couple times, I've tweaked the numbers to reflect the typical DCs in the DMG.
1-3 What? I'm a constable, come with me. Jailed for 1d6+1 days or a fine of 1d6x10g per level.
4-6 Sure I can help you, as long as no one asks any questions.
7-9 Not me, but I know some people on the other side of town that do that kind of thing. +5 to next roll
10-12 Sorry, can't help you, but I have some work that you might be interested in.
13-15 Nothing this time, no one seems to be able to help.
16-18 Sure, I got your back.
19-21 I'll help you, for an unnamed favor to be used later.
22-24 Yea, sure, what was that? Yea, yea, yea sound like a plan, I got to run.
25-27 I like the cut of your jib, I'm in and why don't you look me up if you need anything else.
27-30 You're kidding, I was just thinking of what I was going to do with this information!