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Postby Cotton » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:13 am

This is for out of character conversations.
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Re: OOC

Postby evil_scientist » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:42 pm

How about this character idea? A guy who was the thrall of a sorcerer for 13 years, but now is free (maybe the sorcerer is dead, maybe their "contract" ended?). Now he secretly yearns to be a sorcerer himself... but doesn't really know how. He works as a sell-sword, travels around, hoping to find "a source of magic", or some eldritch tome. He is a "barbarian", uneducated, but strong and cunning, although his willpower and sanity was damaged throughout his long years of slavery.
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Re: OOC

Postby Cotton » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:39 pm

Sounds good to me. Did he perhaps steal any tomes or scrolls from his former master?
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Re: OOC

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:53 am

I was thinking of playing a ranger-type, perhaps Aquilonian.
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Re: OOC

Postby evil_scientist » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:58 am

Cotton wrote:Sounds good to me. Did he perhaps steal any tomes or scrolls from his former master?

If possible, yes! But it's up to you what exactly.
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Re: OOC

Postby Rooter » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:34 pm

The character I've thought of is a Brythunian man named Culas, who comes from a poor agricultural background and has little formal weapons training but a moderate natural aptitude with sword, spear, ax and dagger. He is shifty and secretive and reveals little of himself - it seems he may be on the run from some past crime and has turned to the mercenary life in order to escape.
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Re: OOC

Postby Cotton » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:25 am

@Mr. Handy: An Aqulonian ranger type is great! Maybe your from the western border, and grew up with the threat of Pictish raiding parties?

@evil_scientist: Yeah I'm always up for giving players enough rope to hang themselves with something to make the game more interesting.

@Wruter: Sounds good! I doubt you'll be the only mercenary with a shady past.
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Re: OOC

Postby evil_scientist » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:41 pm

Is it okay if I post my rolls here? I don't want to spam the character creation thread too much.

Name: Anakunaisi, the Unbound

Characteristic rolls:
STR:
evil_scientist rolled 3d6:
6, 2, 4

CON:
evil_scientist rolled 3d6:
1, 6, 2

DEX:
evil_scientist rolled 3d6:
4, 4, 2

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

INT:
evil_scientist rolled 2d6+6 and got a total of 13:
4, 3

POW:
evil_scientist rolled 3d6:
6, 3, 2

APP:
evil_scientist rolled 3d6:
6, 6, 3

EDU:
evil_scientist rolled 3d6+3 and got a total of 13:
5, 2, 3


STR: 12
CON: 9
DEX: 10
SIZ: 15
INT: 13 (Idea: 65)
POW: 11 (Luck: 55)
APP: 15
EDU: 13 (Knowledge: 65)

Damage bonus: +1d4
Magic points: 11
Health points: 12
Sanity: 55
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Re: OOC

Postby Rooter » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:25 pm

I'll stick my character creation dice rolls here too:

Rooter rolled 3d6:
5, 5, 3

Rooter rolled 3d6:
3, 2, 2

Rooter rolled 3d6:
4, 6, 2

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

Rooter rolled 2d6+6 and got a total of 13:
6, 1

Rooter rolled 3d6:
1, 4, 6

Rooter rolled 3d6:
3, 4, 5

Rooter rolled 3d6+3 and got a total of 14:
6, 3, 2
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Re: OOC

Postby Rooter » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:15 pm

Looks like I got a 7 in CON so I'll move a point to make the specified minimum 8. The EDU of 14 is maybe a bit high for the common-background character I envisaged so I may need to rethink - it's probably best to allow the rolls to determine the character anyway.

Keeper, aren't we allowed to move up to 3 points around? If so then I'll shift 3 from EDU to CON to give 11 and 10 respectively, which sounds more like the character of Culas.
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Re: OOC

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:48 am

Sounds good to me!

STR:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6:
6, 2, 1

CON:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6:
1, 1, 3

DEX:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6:
3, 2, 4

SIZ:
Mr. Handy rolled 2d6+6 and got a total of 12:
2, 4

INT:
Mr. Handy rolled 2d6+6 and got a total of 10:
1, 3

POW:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6:
2, 3, 2

APP:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6:
5, 3, 1

EDU:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6+3 and got a total of 14:
6, 1, 4

Those rolls were terrible! :o
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Re: OOC

Postby Cotton » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:54 am

Yeah i'm alright with you guys fudging some numbers in character creation. Also I'll allow one re-roll of the whole batch if you guys want so you can have two sets of numbers to choose from.
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Re: OOC

Postby Rooter » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:18 pm

I'll roll another set just to see if it suggests any other character.

Rooter rolled 3d6:
5, 6, 2

Rooter rolled 3d6:
4, 5, 6

Rooter rolled 3d6:
6, 2, 1

Rooter rolled 2d6+6 and got a total of 16:
4, 6

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

Rooter rolled 3d6:
1, 6, 4

Rooter rolled 3d6:
6, 3, 5

Rooter rolled 3d6+3 and got a total of 13:
4, 5, 1


Some fairly high numbers there but I think I'll stick with my original more average rolls, moving the 3 points from EDU to CON as planned.
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Re: OOC

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:43 pm

I'm taking off 1 point from EDU and 2 from APP, and redistribute the between CON and DEX.

STR: 12
CON: 9 -> 11
DEX: 10 -> 11
SIZ: 15
INT: 13 (Idea: 65)
POW: 11 (Luck: 55)
APP: 15 -> 13
EDU: 13 -> 12 (Knowledge: 60)

Damage bonus: +1d4
Magic points: 11
Health points: 12 -> 13
Sanity: 55


Occupation skill points: 180
Hobby skill points: 130



Cotton, will you provide Occupation options, or should we just do them ourselves?
Edit: I "found" a Dark Ages pdf, so I can pick something from there.
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Re: OOC

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:07 am

Thanks, I'll definitely make a second set of rolls!

STR:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6:
5, 2, 3

CON:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6:
2, 1, 6

DEX:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6:
2, 3, 3

SIZ:
Mr. Handy rolled 2d6+6 and got a total of 14:
2, 6

INT:
Mr. Handy rolled 2d6+6 and got a total of 13:
4, 3

POW:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6:
3, 1, 4

APP:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6:
3, 1, 5

EDU:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d6+3 and got a total of 14:
3, 3, 5

That's still pretty bad, but not quite as bad as the first set of rolls.

I won't have time to finish my character for a little while, possibly not until the weekend.
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Re: OOC

Postby Cotton » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:00 am

I'm fine with you guys picking and defining your occupation yourselves based on your character's backstory, but I'm more than willing to post stuff from the book as well if that's what you guys would prefer.
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Re: OOC

Postby evil_scientist » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:44 am

There is an occupation for Juggler/Minstrel, which gave me an idea.

Anakunaisi was a brave Turanian nomad. His life changed when one day he and his warband raided a Stygian caravan, which turned out to be that of the sorcerer Amon-Ghesed. The sorcerer summoned undead abominations and killed every single nomad, but for Anakunaisi he had a different plan. He subdued the proud warrior with evil spells and made him his court jester.

I want to create a sort of hybrid Jester/ex-Nomad/Bodyguard occupation.
The eight occupational skills:
Art (juggling), Fast Talk, Fist/Punch, Kick, Natural World, Navigate, Ride Horse, Weapon Skill (Bow)
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Re: OOC

Postby Cotton » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:03 am

Sounds Good. You can go ahead and apply your skills with that as your occupation.
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Re: OOC

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:36 pm

I saw a post earlier about my character's name, but it seems to be gone now. I'm not that familiar with Hyboria, but I had thought from the culture descriptions that Aquilonian names would be more French. It might be better to rename him Claudius, which is a Roman name, though that may also be too similar to Culas. If that doesn't work, what about Marcus?
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Re: OOC

Postby Cotton » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:29 am

Either Claud or Marcus could work for your character, Handy. Additionally, here is a name generator for Frankish names which would also work for an Aqulonian.
http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/fr ... Yf6VqOZOt8
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