Special Gaslight Character Considerations

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Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Dr. Bloodworth » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:45 pm

If you roll a 10 for income and your investigator is a Crown subject, you have inherited the title Baronet (Bart. or Bt.)
When buying equipment, note that 1 pound equals about $5.

Etiquette is a special skill that measures your knowledge of social convention. Men have a base 20%, women a base 40%. It's a little sexist, but hey, that's the era for you. Add Etiquette to the class skill list for the Dilettante.

1D10 Roll......Credit Rating......Etiquette Bonus
1......L100......16%......+2%
2......L200......17%......+4%
3......L300......18%......+6%
4......L400......19%......+8%
5......L600......21%......+10%
6......L800......23%......+12%
7......L1000......25%......+14%
8......L1500......30%......+16%
9......L6000......75%......+18%
10......L10000......99%......+20%
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:26 am

Here are my character creation rolls:
Character creation rolls (STR, CON, POW, DEX, APP, SIZ, INT, EDU, Wealth) (3d6=9, 3d6=7, 3d6=10, 3d6=7, 3d6=7, 2d6+6=12, 2d6+6=13, 3d6+3=13, 1d10=2)

They're pretty bad (a total of 78 stat points). Are they bad enough to get a mulligan?
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Dr. Bloodworth » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:50 pm

Sure -- that really is pretty abysmal.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby yockenthwaite » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:47 pm

Just did my rolls:
Character creation roll (STR, CON, POW, DEX, APP, SIZ, INT, EDU, Income) (3d6=10, 3d6=14, 3d6=7, 3d6=7, 3d6=9, 2d6+6=16, 2d6+6=15, 3d6+3=9, 1d10=2)

I think they're pretty ok, apart from that income and the POW and DEX, which are a bit ouchy, but hopefully won't be a problem.

I'm thinking a struggling/beginning female authoress.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Dr. Bloodworth » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:53 pm

Well, even the L200 income still puts you in the middle class for the time period, so you're still decently well off.

With the fairly low EDU, I'm picturing someone who struggled their way out of a lower-class part of town.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby yockenthwaite » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:07 pm

Good point re the EDU. Should be able to justify that easily enough. Even middle class education at the time was often very limited, especially for women.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Dr. Bloodworth » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:41 pm

Whenever anybody has their characters' skill points and everything allocated, put your character statistics in the CHARACTERS thread below this one.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby aine » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:39 pm

I'm afraid I'm not having much luck signing in to the old castle. Nor do I know how to stat roll as above. Here are my rolls for Maud Marrick:
STR 13, DEX 15, CON 11, INT 11, WIS 15, CHA 13
2d6+6=11, 2d6+6=12
3d6+6=15
1d10=2

So:
Str 13, Dex 15, Con 11, Pow 15, App 13, Int 11, Siz 12, Edu 15, wealth 2.

If all this is okay I will carry on creation of Maud Marrick and post below.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:55 am

yockenthwaite wrote:Just did my rolls:
Character creation roll (STR, CON, POW, DEX, APP, SIZ, INT, EDU, Income) (3d6=10, 3d6=14, 3d6=7, 3d6=7, 3d6=9, 2d6+6=16, 2d6+6=15, 3d6+3=9, 1d10=2)

I think they're pretty ok, apart from that income and the POW and DEX, which are a bit ouchy, but hopefully won't be a problem.

I'm thinking a struggling/beginning female authoress.

On the plus side, Alicia is quite tough. 15 HP, and she gets a damage bonus.

Dr. Bloodworth wrote:Sure -- that really is pretty abysmal.

Thanks! I've actually rolled worse stats than that. Once I got a total of 75 points between all 8 stats, including two 4s and an 8.

Here are my new rolls - much better!
Character creation rolls (STR, CON, POW, DEX, APP, SIZ, INT, EDU, Wealth) - second try (3d6=7, 3d6=12, 3d6=11, 3d6=14, 3d6=16, 2d6+6=17, 2d6+6=15, 3d6+3=13, 1d10=1)

I have 15 HP as well, though I'll just miss the damage bonus. I'm a bit poorer now, but I think it's worth the trade. I had been considering making him a valet for one of the other PCs, but so far there's nobody who could employ him. I was also considering a soldier, a veteran of the Sudan.

aine wrote:I'm afraid I'm not having much luck signing in to the old castle. Nor do I know how to stat roll as above. Here are my rolls for Maud Marrick:
STR 13, DEX 15, CON 11, INT 11, WIS 15, CHA 13
2d6+6=11, 2d6+6=12
3d6+6=15
1d10=2

So:
Str 13, Dex 15, Con 11, Pow 15, App 13, Int 11, Siz 12, Edu 15, wealth 2.

If all this is okay I will carry on creation of Maud Marrick and post below.

What I did for my rolls (which you can see if you click on the links) is put "3d6;3d6;3d6;3d6;3d6;2d6+6;2d6+6;3d6+3;1d10" in the Dice text box.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Dr. Bloodworth » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:13 am

aine wrote:I'm afraid I'm not having much luck signing in to the old castle. Nor do I know how to stat roll as above. Here are my rolls for Maud Marrick:
STR 13, DEX 15, CON 11, INT 11, WIS 15, CHA 13
2d6+6=11, 2d6+6=12
3d6+6=15
1d10=2

So:
Str 13, Dex 15, Con 11, Pow 15, App 13, Int 11, Siz 12, Edu 15, wealth 2.

If all this is okay I will carry on creation of Maud Marrick and post below.


Fine stats. Carry on!
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Dr. Bloodworth » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:17 am

Mr. Handy wrote:I was also considering a soldier, a veteran of the Sudan.


Sounds like a good explanation -- I was at first thinking that the high SIZ and low STR were a bit incongruous, but a veteran soldier who hasn't been keeping in the best of shape in the intervening time explains that away well.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby royya » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:25 pm

Here are my rolls:
Character creation roll (STR, CON, POW, DEX, APP, SIZ, INT, EDU, Income) (3d6=15, 3d6=10, 3d6=14, 3d6=9, 3d6=13, 2d6+6=10, 2d6+6=16, 3d6+3=13, 1d10=7)

Richard Maurice is a wealthy merchant (importing dyes, spices, furs and fabrics from India and Africa). I will generate a salesman of some kind. Focusing on social skills like persuade, fast talk, bargain, accounting, credit rating, a foreign language and maybe the Etiquette that you wrote.
Str: 10
Con: 9
Pow: 14
Dex: 13
App: 15
Siz: 10
Int: 16
Edu: 13
Income: 7 (L1000)
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby yockenthwaite » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:48 pm

Mr. Handy wrote:On the plus side, Alicia is quite tough. 15 HP, and she gets a damage bonus.


Good point. Thanks for that. I'm going to sort out my full character sheet tomorrow. I'm slightly tweaking Alicia's character occupation to be a working journalist, albeit one who's also an aspiring author, working for a mix of the tabloid press and producing articles for various magazines (there were masses then). That's a better fit for her relatively modest EDU, and leaves some nice scope for roleplaying opportunities.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:49 am

Dr. Bloodworth wrote:
Mr. Handy wrote:I was also considering a soldier, a veteran of the Sudan.


Sounds like a good explanation -- I was at first thinking that the high SIZ and low STR were a bit incongruous, but a veteran soldier who hasn't been keeping in the best of shape in the intervening time explains that away well.

Are we allowed to swap stats? I'd like to switch my STR and APP. That would make more sense for the character I have in mind too: very strong, and with a scar or two.

Aine, your character should actually get a lot more skill points. You're probably going by what it says in Quick Start or in an earlier edition of the rulebook. Characters get EDU x 20 occupational skill points and INT x 10 hobby skill points. Also, no skill starts at 00% except Cthulhu Mythos. All the others have a base skill level of at least 01%, so that gives you a few more skill points to spend. Oh, and you should probably remove Heavy Energy Weapon and Light Energy Weapon from the skill list, which it seems you copied from a character sheet from The Ninth Planet. ;)

EDIT: Oh, yeah, Art and Craft skills need a subskill to specify which Art or Craft you've learned. They can be taken multiple times.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby yockenthwaite » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:22 am

Mr. Handy wrote:EDIT: Oh, yeah, Art and Craft skills need a subskill to specify which Art or Craft you've learned. They can be taken multiple times.


Oh cripes! Will have to go and edit my posted sheet :)
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby aine » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:14 pm

Thanks Mr Handy. You are right; I've just checked and I'm using 5th ed.Call of Cthulhu and 1st ed. Dark Designs. I did wonder about the dust and ancient blood stains on the covers.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Dr. Bloodworth » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:32 pm

Mr. Handy wrote:Are we allowed to swap stats? I'd like to switch my STR and APP. That would make more sense for the character I have in mind too: very strong, and with a scar or two.


Sure, go ahead.

Just for the record, if anyone else needs to swap scores out, I'll generally allow it. Just on though, no mass shuffling about of stats.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Dr. Bloodworth » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:34 pm

aine wrote:Thanks Mr Handy. You are right; I've just checked and I'm using 5th ed.Call of Cthulhu and 1st ed. Dark Designs. I did wonder about the dust and ancient blood stains on the covers.

And the binding in human skin. :twisted:
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:49 am

Dr. Bloodworth wrote:
Mr. Handy wrote:Are we allowed to swap stats? I'd like to switch my STR and APP. That would make more sense for the character I have in mind too: very strong, and with a scar or two.


Sure, go ahead.

Just for the record, if anyone else needs to swap scores out, I'll generally allow it. Just on though, no mass shuffling about of stats.

Thanks! I should be able to finish up my character on Saturday.
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Re: Special Gaslight Character Considerations

Postby BenTheRat » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:10 am

Crap, I was going to do this and just plain forgot. I've been so swamped. I came up with a character idea, I just have to put him together.
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