Character Creation

In the years after the oceans drank Atlantis, and long before the brothers Romulus and Remus founded their great city, there was the age of Hyboria. A time lost to history, a time of savage swords and strange sorcery...

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Character Creation

Postby Cotton » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:06 am

You guys can post your characters here. I'm going to post the rules for making 6th edition characters here as well.

Here is a link to a Dark Ages character sheet: https://ttop.rem.uz/Call%20Of%20Cthulhu ... 0Sheet.pdf

Attributes
Since you guys are playing characters who are taking work as mercenaries I figure the minimum you can have for an attribute is 8.

Strength (STR): Roll 3 six-sided dice and add them together to determine the value for STR.

Constitution (CON): Roll 3 six-sided dice and add them together to determine the value for CON.

Dexterity (DEX): Roll 3 six-sided dice and add them together to determine the value for DEX.

Size (SIZ): Roll 2 six-sided dice, add them together and add 6 to that total to determine the value for SIZ.

Intelligence (INT): Roll 2 six-sided dice, add them together and add 6 to that total to determine the value for INT.

Power (POW): Roll 3 six-sided dice and add them together to determine the value for POW.

Appearance (APP): Roll 3 six-sided dice and add them together to determine the value for APP.

Education (EDU): Roll 3 six-sided dice, add them together and add 3 to the total to determine the value for EDU.

Idea is simply your INT score multiplied by 5.

Knowledge is your EDU score multiplied by 5.

Luck is your POW score multiplied by 5.

Add your STR and SIZ and consult the Damage Bonus Table to find your damage bonus.
STR + SIZ DB
2 to 12 -1D6
13 to 16 -1D4
17 to 24 +0
25 to 32 +1D4
33 to 40 +1D6

Magic Points are equal to your POW.

Hit Points are figured by adding SIZ and CON together, then dividing the total by two and rounding up.

Sanity (SAN) begins at a level equal to your POW score multiplied by 5.

Next, pick an Occupation for your characters and then choose 8 skills that are your "occupation skills". If you'd like some examples from the book let me know. Multiply your EDU score by 15 to get the number of points to spread amongst your Occupation Skills (no skill can go over 80). Then do your hobby skills; to determine how many points you have to spend on them, multiply your INT score by 10 (you can put the hobby points into your occupations skills as well).

Tomorrow I'm going to post some more stuff for character creation.
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Re: Character Creation

Postby Cotton » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:30 am

Here's the full list of skills for the Hyborian Age, If its easier only post the skills that you are putting points into when making your characters. In addition to allotting points as per usual, please give yourself Other Language (Nemedian) at 30%. This will allow your characters to have a conversation in the language and understand what your employers say to you; although you will have a heavy and notable accent and have to make a check to speak the language under duress. You can put points in that skill as well to improve your language comprehension.

Investigator Skills:
Accounting (10%)
Art (05%) (type)
Bargain (05%)
Climb (DEX+STR%)
Conceal (15%)
Craft (05%) (type)
Cthulhu Mythos (00)
Dodge (DEX x2)
Drive Horses (20%)
Fast Talk (05%)
First Aid (30%)
Hide (10%)
Insight (05%)
Jump (25%)
Library Use (25%)
Listen (25%)
Medicine (05%)
Natural World (10%)
Navigate (10%)
Occult (05%)
Other Kingdoms (01%) (kingdom)
Other Language (01%) (language)
Own Language (EDUx5%)
Persuade (15%)
Pilot Boat (01%)
Potions (01%)
Repair/Devise (20%)
Ride Horse (05%)
Science (01%)
Sneak (10%)
Spot Hidden (25%) Status (15%)
Swim (25%)
Throw (25%)
Track (10%)

Fighting Skills (I'll post all the information you need to know as well as a basic price for the weapons for when you are outfitting your character):
Weapon base% / damage (plus DB for melee weapons) / 1 or 2 hands? / parry (equal to skill with weapon) / cost
Hand-to-Hand / 50% / 1D3 / 1H / Special / --
Grapple / 25% / Special / 2H / Special / --
Ax / 15% (05% if thrown) / 1D6 / 1H / No / 80
Great Ax / 15% / 2D6 / 2H / Yes / 100
Club / 25% / 1D6 / 1H / No / --
Flail / 10% / 1D6 / 1H / No / 40
Small Knife / 25% (10% if thrown) / 1D4 / 1H / No / --
Large Knife / 15% / 1D6 / 1H / No / 15
Lance / 15% / 1D8 / 1H / No / 80
Mace / 25% / 1D6 / 1H / Yes / 60
Short Spear / 15% (15% thrown) / 1D6 / 1H / Yes / 40
Long Spear / 15% (10% thrown) / 1D10 / 2H / Yes / 50
Staff / 25% / 1D6 / 2H / No / --
Short Sword / 15% / 1D6 / 1H / Yes / 150
Long Sword / 20% / 1D8 / 1H / Yes / 170
Great Sword / 20% / 1D10 / 2H / Yes / 210
Bow / 10% / 1D8 / 2H / No / 60 (includes 24 arrows)
Crossbow / 20% / 2H / No / 80 (includes 12 bolts)
Sling / 01% / 2H / No / 5

Armor:
Type / Damage Deflected (-1 if not wearing helm) / Rounds to put on / Cost
Soft Leather / 2 / 2 / 50
Boiled Leather / 3 / 2 / 100
Leather and Rings / 5 / 2 / 400
Leather and Scales / 6 / 4 / 375
Chainmail / 7 / 4 / 1000

Shield (can be used instead of parry and also block ranged attacks)
Type / base% / cost
Improvised / 10% / --
Small / 15% / 40
Medium / 15% / 60
Large / 15% / 80

Average Horse: 240
extra 24 arrows or 12 bolts: 12

The people leading the expedition will supply you with food and traveling supplies, but your weapons and armor and stuff you'll have to buy on your own. I'm thinking giving you guys 1,210 money units, I'm using that because I can't think of the name of Hyborian currency(ies) at the moment (if you can help me out Wruter) to buy all of your starting equipment. I figure that will let you guys buy some good stuff for yourselves without being way too much cash.
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Re: Character Creation

Postby Rooter » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:33 am

The currency is just referred to as copper, silver and gold coins, with 100 copper = 1 silver, and 100 silver = 1 gold. Those prices look about right for copper coins.
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Re: Character Creation

Postby Cotton » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:54 am

Thanks we'll use that bronze/silver/gold system going forward, but for buying stuff during character creation we'll stick with what I've already posted just because those are the prices from the book.
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Re: Character Creation

Postby Rooter » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:12 pm

Name: Fenn
Age: 32
Sex: Male
Occupation: Mercenary/Brigand
Birthplace: Brythunia
Description: Like most Brythunians stocky and fair-haired. Comes from a poor agricultural background working on the lands of one of Brythunia's many bickering local lords. Has little formal weapons training but a moderate natural aptitude with the sword. 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. Claims to worship Mitra but puts little stock in gods.

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

Sanity 55
Hit Points 13
Magic Points 11
Damage Bonus +1D4

165 occupation points, 130 hobby points

Skills at base level except:

Bargain (20%)
Hide (40%)
Insight (40%)
Jump (35%)
Listen (40%)
Medicine (15%)
Natural World (20%)
Other Language (Nemedian) (40%)
Persuade (30%)
Ride Horse (40%)
Sneak (35%)
Spot Hidden (50%)

Small Knife (40%)
Short Sword (60%)

Weapons:
Small Knife
Club
Short Sword

Armor:
Leather and Rings

Shield:
Medium

Average Horse

Remaining funds: 360
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Re: Character Creation

Postby evil_scientist » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:53 am

Name: Anakunaisi, the Unbound
Age: 36
Sex: Male
Occupation: Jester/ex-Nomad/Bodyguard
Birthplace: Turania

Spoiler:
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. He was the thrall of a sorcerer for 13 years, but now the sorcerer is dead.
Anakunaisi 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.


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

Damage bonus: +1d4
Magic points: 11
Health points: 13 10 4
Sanity: 55 54 53

Occupation skill points: 180
Hobby skill points: 130

*Art (juggling) (05%) + 30 = 35%
Bargain (05%)
Climb (DEX+STR% = 23%) + 20 = 43%
Conceal (15%)
Craft (05%) (type)
Cthulhu Mythos (00)
Dodge (DEX x2 = 22%) + 20 = 42%
Drive Horses (20%)
*Fast Talk (05%) + 35 = 40%
First Aid (30%)
Hide (10%)
Insight (05%)
Jump (25%)
Library Use (25%)
Listen (25%)
Medicine (05%)
*Natural World (10%) + 20 = 30%
*Navigate (10%) + 40 = 50%
Occult (05%) + 20% = 25 (skill check passed)
Other Kingdoms (01%) (kingdom)
Other Language (01%) (Nemedian) = 30%
Own Language (EDUx5% = 60%)
Persuade (15%)
Pilot Boat (01%)
Potions (01%)
Repair/Devise (20%)
*Ride Horse (05%) + 40 = 45%
Science (01%)
Sneak (10%)
Spot Hidden (25%) + 25 = 50%
Status (15%)
Swim (25%)
Throw (25%)
Track (10%)

Fighting skills:
*Fist/Punch (50%)
*Kick (50%)
*Weapon Skill (Bow) (10%) + 15 + 25 = 50% (skill check passed!)
Weapon Skill (Small Knife) (25%) + 10 = 35%


Equipment:
Short bow (150), extra arrows (12)
Average horse (240),
Boiled leather armor (100),
Small knife (free)
= 502

Remaining 708
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Claudius Forester

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:56 am

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Name: Claudius Forester
Age: 20
Sex: Male
Occupation: Mercenary
Birthplace: Tomasu, Aquilonia

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Characteristics:
STR: 11 [includes +1 adjustment]
CON: 9
SIZ: 14
DEX: 8
APP: 8 [includes -1 adjustment]
INT: 13 (Idea - 65)
POW: 8 (Luck - 40)
EDU: 14 (Know - 70)

Sanity: 40
Phobias/Mental Disorders: None
Maximum Sanity: 99
Hit Points: 12
Magic Points: 8
Damage Bonus: +1D4

Background: Claudius grew up in western Aquilonia and has always been at home in the woods. When he came of age, he served on the border with the Pictish territories. He was never very physically imposing, but he made up for that with his natural talent and skills. He has helped defend his nation from Pictish raiders and has even gone on an expedition across Thunder River and returned to tell the tale. Now he is in Nemedia to hire on for an expedition into the Border Kingdom, which he thinks will not be anywhere near as bad as venturing into Pictland.

Skills: (Non-default skills BOLD, Professional Skills ITALICS, Hobbies preceded by a DOT. Checked skills followed by a *)
Accounting (10%):
Art (05%):
Bargain (05%):
.Climb (DEX+STR%): 49%
Conceal (15%):
Craft (05%):
Cthulhu Mythos (00%):
Dodge (DEX x 2%): 16%
Drive Horses (20%):
Fast Talk (05%):
First Aid (30%):
.Hide (10%): 50%
Insight (05%):
Jump (25%):
Library Use (25%):
.Listen (25%): 55%
Medicine (05%):
Natural World (10%):
Navigate (10%): 40%
Occult (05%):
Other Kingdoms (01%):
Other Language: Nemedian (30%):
Own Kingdom (Aquilonia) (20%):
Own Language: Aquilonian (EDU X 5%): 70%
Persuade (15%):
Pilot Boat (01%):
Potions (01%):
Repair/Devise (20%):
Ride Horse (05%):
Science (01%):
Shield (15%):
Sneak (10%): 50%
.Spot Hidden (25%): 55%
Status (15%):
Swim (25%):
Throw (25%):
Track (10%): 50%

Hand-to-Hand:
Hand-to-Hand (50%):
Small Knife (25%):
Great Sword (20%): 70%
Bow (10%): 60%

Equipment:
Starting money: (1210 - 999 (purchases) = 211 remaining minus cost of rations)
Great sword (1D10+1D4 damage, 70% skill) (cost 210)
Leather and Scales (Protection 6) (cost 375)
Helm (cost 100)
Bow (1D8+1D4 damage, 60% skill) (cost 60)
24 arrows
Small knife (1D4+1D4 damage, 25% skill) (cost 0)
Traveler's Pack (cost 240)
Rations, 7 days (cost ?)
2 torches (cost 2)
Fiber rope (cost 12)
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