“No time for RPGs” level: made maybe seven characters for the “Create A Character January” thread. (Admittedly White Wolf hamstrung me. I used to be quick at these but I had a difficult time. I may have grown at least partially dependent on randomness. All those choices!)
The purported wisdom of experience and maturity fails to provide simple answers for some old questions. For twenty-eight I have been asked, “what is Rifts?” and I dread the question now every but as much as I dreaded it in the past. Maybe even more so.
Sorry for not being very active on actual gaming threads. The longer you go without gaming, the more it feels like something you won’t be doing anymore... then again, maybe this is the kick in the pants I need.
Some ideas for Call of Cthulhu:
- Roll 3d6 (or 4d6-drop-lowest for a pulpier feel) and assign to taste. Screw 2d6+6 and 3d6+3.
- Calculate skill base levels from attributes, like RQ6/Mythras. Except Credit Rating. Starts at 0% (or maybe do away with it altogether -- maybe with a Social Standing attribute?)
I am being told by an old timer in our group (a notorious railroader GM, no less) that I am a bad person for having people roll for their starting career in WFRP. And this is not a random internet person, it’s a friend who I’ve been gaming with on and off for 20+ years. Seriously, this fucking hobby.
Playing Borderlands 3, every time I draw up the star map I have the urge to stat up a Traveller sector based on it. And this is why I will never be an “ex-gamer” — no matter how long I’ve been away from the dice... it’s there. Like a gaping wound.