Character Creation/Rules

London, 1940: The world is engulfed in the flames of war, and now the war has come to Great Britain's capital. German bombers rain death and destruction upon the blacked-out city, but what other terrors lurk unseen in the darkness? The Time Lord, his companions, and a handful of London's inhabitants doing their bit may be the only ones who can avert disaster.

This is Classic Doctor Who meets Call of Cthulhu, the fifth of a series of connected adventures set in different eras and locations that includes The Terror Out of Time, The Ninth Planet, The Shadow Over Dunwich, and The Brotherhood of Death.

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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Mr.Green » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:39 pm

Why is there a crack in my wall... Is that the sound of gunfire? Where am I? Who am I?

Hi Mr. Handy,
Am I in the right place? I'm happy to pick up someones soulless body, or should I roll up a new character?

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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:43 am

Welcome aboard! Yes, this is the right place. I could use someone to take over the character of Seamus O'Leary, whose player hasn't logged in since July. There's some catching up to do, but not too much. In fact, you're not allowed to read any of the In Character threads that don't have your character in them until after the adventure is over (except for Introduction, which everyone may read). If you want him, you should read the following IC threads in the order listed below:

Episode 1: The Shelter, Rain of Death, Into the Storm
Episode 2: Prisoners of Time, The Long Night

Once you've caught up, you may start posting in The Long Night whenever your ready.
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:05 am

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Okay, Mr. Handy, do you mind changing Anna’s character pic to this? Thanks. :)
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:11 am

Done!
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby HelplessBystander » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:47 am

Thanks!
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:26 am

I hate to say this again, but mr. Handy, do you mind replacing Anna's profile pic agin? Sorry for bothering you so much, but it's #Inktober and my hands can't rest. Image
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:57 am

Done!
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby HelplessBystander » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:32 am

Thank you SO much for this! :)
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:46 am

No problem! :D
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Hanith » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:31 am

Hanith rolled 3d6:
1, 5, 4

Hanith rolled 3d6:
1, 1, 6

Hanith rolled 3d6:
6, 3, 6

Hanith rolled 3d6:
6, 2, 1

Hanith rolled 3d6:
3, 1, 2


Hanith rolled 2d6+6 and got a total of 15:
5, 4

Hanith rolled 2d6+6 and got a total of 15:
4, 5


Hanith rolled 3d6+3 and got a total of 14:
2, 6, 3


Hanith rolled 1d10:
3


Damn these rolls T_T. Time for a different character concept.
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:52 am

I don't want the rolls to stop you from playing the kind of character you want to play. They don't seem that bad. What exactly is it about them that doesn't work with your character concept? If the wealth roll is too low, you could always be playing someone who used to be wealthy and has now fallen on hard times. That's all too common in wartime.
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Hanith » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:01 am

I'm good. I just wasn't expecting such a slanted distribution with the 8,6 and 3 and the 15s. I'll have to look into a bit of history but my occupation will be along the lines of Entreprenuer, Owner-Operator, or some other person who started / ran a business. With his age being 54, I'll have some wiggle room regarding it. I took the age-hit from Dex if you are wondering. I'll finish up the character before I goto bed tonight.
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:17 am

You can use the following as your occupational skills: Accounting, Bargain, Credit Rating, Fast Talk, Persuade, Psychology, and two other skills of your choice as personal or era specialties.
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Hanith » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:46 am

Player: Hanith
Name: Charles Davis
Age: 54
Sex: Male
Occupation: Entreprenuer
Current Residence: London, England
Colleges, Degrees: None
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Birthdate: May 3, 1886

Characteristics:
STR: 9
CON: 10
SIZ: 15
DEX: 7
APP: 6
INT: 15 (Idea - 75)
POW: 15 (Luck - 75)
EDU: 17 (Know - 85)

Sanity: 75
Phobias/Mental Disorders: None
Maximum Sanity: 75
Hit Points: 13
Magic Points: 15
Damage Bonus: +0

Description: Heavyset and just south of "plain" in appearance. He stand just over 6' tall and moves somewhat slowly due to the early stages of arthritis. He has a keen intellect and has had others refer to his business methods (and him) as "Ugly, gruff, and fair." Though quiet and shrewd, Charles still enjoys sitting around a fire, telling stories, and simply enjoying the company of others.

Background: Charles Davis was born in Chicago on May 3, 1886. Upon his tenth birthday, he began work at his father's steel mill where he both worked the line and studied under his father's tutelage in all manners of the business. At the age of 21, he asked his father for a loan to start his own business. His father approved and Charles opened a factory that would purchase his father's factory's billets and machine them into structural beams and wire. In 1917, As The Great War began to increase in intensity for the United States, many of his and his father's workers were drafted leaving occupations unfilled. Charles himself avoided the draft as he had turned 31 just the month prior. His father passed away shorty after "draft day" due to ongoing medical problems and his father's steel mill was absorbed into Charles's business. Production and personal wealth increased as many of the open positions were filled as the factory and the mill opened its doors to the influx of Mexican immigrants and African Americans into Chicago throughout 1918. Profit also surged as new factory additions allowed for production of barbed wire for use in the war effort and across rapidly expanding farms throughout the mid-west. Though registered for the draft in September of 1918 due to changes in the criteria, he was never selected. At the conclusion of The Great War, many returning ex-workers were offered positions at the factory and steel mill. In September of 1919, nationwide steel strikes had seen his business behind picket lines. Thanks to Charles's negotiations and working with local union officials, the steel mill and factory were once again operational by late November of the same year despite complaints from national union leadership. The boon in 1929 saw huge profits and expanding factory assets; but, the Great Depression settled in. The factory and steel mill had to shut down due to a near total lack of consumers only 4 years later. Bereft of his family business and with little wealth remaining, Charles had little hope for the states and moved to London in January of 1934 where he opened a general store and was met with good sales and many regulars. A year later, Charles opened a second general store in London. By the end of 1938, the second store was closed as many of his customers had fled the city due to talks of war with Germany and pressure from the IRA. Currently, Charles lives in the back room of his remaining store with sales being just enough to keep the door open. During particularly slow weeks, he is known to take odd jobs to supplement his income.

Skills: (Professional Skills Bold, Hobbies Underlined. Checked skills followed by a *)
Accounting (10%): 60
Anthropology (01%):
Archaeology (01%):
Art (05%):
Astronomy (01%):
Bargain (05%): 65
Biology (01%):
Chemistry (01%):
Climb (40%):
Computer Use (01%):
Conceal (15%):
Craft Steel(05%): 60
Credit Rating (15%): 15
Cthulhu Mythos (00%):
Disguise (01%):
Dodge (DEX x 2): 14
Drive Auto (20%):
Electrical Repair (10%): 40
Electronics (01%): 31
Fast Talk (05%): 70
First Aid (30%):
Geology (01%):
Hide (10%):
History (20%):
Jump (25%):
Law (05%): 40
Library Use (25%):
Listen (25%):
Locksmith (01%):
Martial Arts (01%):
Mechanical Repair (20%): 50
Medicine (05%):
Natural History (10%):
Navigate (10%):
Occult (05%):
Operate Heavy Machine (01%): 41
Other Language: Latin (01%):
Own Language: English (EDU x 5): 85
Persuade (15%): 70
Pharmacy (01%):
Photography (10%):
Physics (01%):
Pilot (01%):
Psychoanalysis (01%):
Psychology (05%): 45
Ride (05%):
Sneak (10%):
Spot Hidden (25%):
Swim (25%):
Throw (25%):
Track (10%):

Hand-to-Hand:
Fist/Punch (50%):
Grapple (25%):
Head Butt (10%):
Kick (25%):
Knife (25%):

Firearms:
Handgun (20%):
Machine Gun (15%):
Rifle (25%):
Shotgun (30%):
SMG (15%):
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:40 pm

Excellent! Your character is all set! I'll add him to the Character Sheets thread and get you started in your own IC thread soon. In the meantime, you can make a Sanity roll for having endured the first night of the Blitz in this thread. Sanity loss is 0/1, so you lose no Sanity if you succeed and 1 Sanity if you fail. If you do fail, you will at least be used to the Blitz and will not need to roll again on later nights.
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Re: Character Creation/Rules

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:38 pm

I've posted your character sheet and created a thread for you here. You may post there when you are ready.
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