2023 Character Creation Challenge

That’s odd. I heard the font size was really easy on the eyes.

;)

Font is fine, but kinda wordy sometimes, and LOTS of info about the different types of magic, which is what I usually like to make. I'll probably end up creating multiple characters to try out different character types, magic (once I make up my mind about which type of magic to pick) and non-magic.
 
Font is fine, but kinda wordy sometimes, and LOTS of info about the different types of magic, which is what I usually like to make. I'll probably end up creating multiple characters to try out different character types, magic (once I make up my mind about which type of magic to pick) and non-magic.
I recommend theism. Sorcery is cool, and my favorite, but it’s also the one that requires the most scoping by the GM.
 
Day 23

System: The One Ring
Version: 2nd, with character lifepaths

Meet HALLAS!

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(source)


Heroic Culture: Rangers of the North
Cultural Blessing: Kings of Men
Calling: Warden
Shadow Path: Path of Despair
Distinctive Features: Secretive, Stern

Strength: 7 (TN 13)
Endurance: 27
Heart: 5 (TN 15)
Hope: 11
Wits: 3 (TN 17)
Parry: 18

Skills: Awe 1; Athletics 2; Awareness 2 (favoured); Hunting 2 (favoured); Song 1; Enhearten 1; Travel 2; Insight 2; Healing 2 (favoured); Battle 2; Stealth 2; Scan 2; Explore 2; Riddle 1; Lore 2
Combat Proficiencies: Axes 1; Bows 2; Spears 2; Swords 2

Rewards: Fell Spear
Virtues: Nimbleness
Shadow Scars: 1

Hallas was a youth when the orcs came down from the mountains and set upon his village. Hallas was one of only two who survived. He trained as a Ranger, dedicating himself to protecting others from his fate and seeking to quell the flame of vengeance in his heart with rivers of orc blood. He does not spend time thinking, living instead by instinct and blade.
 
System: Trail of Cthulhu

Name: Joseph Westmore
Mode: Pulp
Drive: Revenge
Occupation: Military Army
Hit Threshold: 3
Investigative Build Points: 0/18
General Build Points: 0/69
Experience: 0/0

Background
Joseph Westmore, youngest son of the Westmore estate, is an idealistic and naive young man. So this was how, even against the urging of his father, he found himself in Europe fighting a war that he should never have been in. His older brother came over also, always making sure to be in his unit- seemingly there more to protect him rather than fight the war. He slipped his brother's protective eye to go scouting with his superior officer. While scouting enemy positions, his superior catches a bullet, and he has to get the scouting reports back to the unit. Lost as he tried to navigate his way back, his brother found him just as they stumbled over some archaic ritual the Germans were performing. He remembers very little of what he saw other than a great shadow and beating wings. His brother tried to protect him, and then was gone in a great splash of blood and screaming- the mixture of his own and the Germans, for his brother died a blessedly brief death. He didn't die alone- followed close behind by the Germans- Joseph himself ran and made it back to the lines. But his nightmare was only beginning. His demeanor changed, and in a haze he'd go out to try to make sense of what he'd seen- to find some enemy that could explain it to him in their entrails. He was shipped out as unfit, but took many years to make it back home- seemingly somewhat recovered, but no longer the idealist. Finding out his beloved mother died while he tried to get himself together weighs on him. He still tries to make out what happened, chasing down leads of the same sort of activity, but he hides the horrific things he's seen from others, knowing that it makes him seem insane- and in truth, he's not sure that he isn't...

Pillars of Sanity

Faith that His Brother's death and everything he experienced had a reason
As the last living heir, the Honor of the Westmore name.

Sources of Stability

His Fiancee Janet Winston-Rogers, the remaining heir of the Winston legacy
James Westmore, his ailing elderly father
Wes Benton, a journalist who was also in the War and has seen things

Abilities (Investigative)

Art History: 1
History: 1
Languages: 2 (French, German)
Library Use: 1
Assess Honesty: 2
Bureaucracy: 1
Credit Rating: 3
Flattery: 1
Interrogation: 1
Intimidation: 3
Reassurance: 1
Art: 1
Craft: 1
Outdoorsman: 3
Photography: 1

Abilities (General)

Athletics: 6
Conceal: 4
Driving: 4
Firearms: 8
First Aid: 4
Health: 10
Mechanical Repair: 2
Preparedness: 5
Riding: 6
Sanity: 8
Scuffling: 6
Sense Trouble: 5
Shadowing: 2
Stability: 9
Stealth: 8
Weapons: 6

Notes and Full Build: https://write.as/chuckdee/character-a-day-2023-day-6-trail-of-cthulhu
 
Day 23
System :: Supervillains
Version :: Task Force Games

Name: The Rocket
Secret ID: Miles Douglas

Strength: 1 (Below Normal Human, Lift 100 lbs)
Dexterity: 2 (Normal Human)
Race: Human
Intelligence: "B" Normal Human
Appearance: Human in all respects
Ability: Flight
Skills: Miner, Engineer - Aeronautical

(Supervillains is an early proto RPG by Task Force Games. It can be played as a straight boardgame but would also work for a very very simple RPG. But it's a tour de force of random. See the above character. Miles is apparently a coal miner who decided to get out of his small town by becoming an aeronautical engineer. He is physically puny and mentally average. His superpower is Flight which provides him no combat or defensive abilities. I sure hope he finds a team to work with because he's a corpse on his own.)
 
I recommend theism. Sorcery is cool, and my favorite, but it’s also the one that requires the most scoping by the GM.

I was actually looking at Animism, cuz I like the idea of shamans and they seem to have done a really interesting system for handling spirits (not sure how useful it is in actual game play, though). But, holy crap! There's a lot of stuff to read. They went all in with the different types of spirits and such.

Sorcery seems nice too (that's the type of magic user I usually play). Theism conceptually tends to be the least interesting to me, and I haven't read it yet (and mostly skimmed through the rest). But will eventually check it out regardless. I'm doing this mostly for the Character Creation challenge, so don't know how deep I need to go into it to just make a character. I might just roll a character and see where it takes me (try a non-caster fist) then continue reading as I go along.
 
I recommend theism. Sorcery is cool, and my favorite, but it’s also the one that requires the most scoping by the GM.
Sorcery is NPC-only in my games...:shade:

I was actually looking at Animism, cuz I like the idea of shamans and they seem to have done a really interesting system for handling spirits (not sure how useful it is in actual game play, though). But, holy crap! There's a lot of stuff to read. They went all in with the different types of spirits and such.
Yep, that's my favourite as well!

I also just realized that I've forgotten this thread since 22nd January... have some catching up to do:shock:!
 
January 23rd

System: Westlands
Version: N/A (or should I say...OGL 1.0a :devil:?)

Name: Marcel Lau (style name Chi-Hao :grin:)
Human, Sex: Male
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Str: 12
Dex: 6
End: 6
Int: 6
Edu: 4
Soc: 6

Craft−1
Streetwise−1
Carousing−1
Survival-0
Melee Combat-2
Riding-0
Recon-0


OK, that was quick. I rolled 4, 6, 6, 6, 6 and 11 and added the skills from being a city-dweller.

So, I rolled on the table to join the Pirates. Young guy, suffering from heartbreak, you know how it goes...

Fail, join Vagabonds. Well, if it's not pirates, he's just going to wander around and look for something, he doesn't even know what...:tongue:
Get all service skills for free at level-0 and get two rolls.
Rolling both on the Service table. Melee both times. He had to fight quite a bit, but luckily, he met a martial arts master on the way and got very valuable instruction!
Survived the first term, got promoted from Vagabond to Rambler.
Rolled a strength increase. Str-12! He's still growing, after all...
Failed the re-enlistment roll. Got 20 gold and an ally (Yin-Yin, whom he's in love with) out of it.

And with this, Marcel is ready to rumble! (And it's not like he's much good and many other things, but what he's good at, he's real good:shade:)!
 
I was actually looking at Animism, cuz I like the idea of shamans and they seem to have done a really interesting system for handling spirits (not sure how useful it is in actual game play, though). But, holy crap! There's a lot of stuff to read. They went all in with the different types of spirits and such.

Sorcery seems nice too (that's the type of magic user I usually play). Theism conceptually tends to be the least interesting to me, and I haven't read it yet (and mostly skimmed through the rest). But will eventually check it out regardless. I'm doing this mostly for the Character Creation challenge, so don't know how deep I need to go into it to just make a character. I might just roll a character and see where it takes me (try a non-caster fist) then continue reading as I go along.
myself and others have talked a lot about Animism. It is a fan favorite for sure. I also find theism the least interesting, but it is also the easiest to wrangle.




 
System :: Convergence Point
Version :: 1.9

Day 24) Norma Jean 0437 Ozco

All this set of characters are based on the "anime" of The Neo Frontiers. The full anime series Neo Frontiers is not supposed to focus on any particular character but follows several characters throughout the course of the series. Although each one gets to be a star in one episode some just continue to follow their life. They are all interlinked around the high school "stage" characters. They will be at the level of when they first appear in the "anime".

Name: Norma Jean 0437 Ozco
Core Trait: Bio-Meken Performer of the Neo Frontier's Era


Norma Jean is one of "the stars" where Christa works: The Blue Stage. It is a retro-music themed restaurant. The Servers are all Bio-Meken of famous singers of an earlier time. Upon occasion, a server will "do a set" on the stage; then go back to serving. The food is above average, but the atmosphere and entertainment is what you are there for.

She is from the Ozco Entertainer Company, using it as her last name for convention's sake. She is currently owned by the Blue Stage Company, which has a number of Bio-Meken at a number of restaurants.

Bio-Meken are synths that combine the advantages of bio-synths and meken-synths. They are mostly organic, grown into an intense neurowire anchor system that runs through their brain and entire nervous system. (and sometimes other systems, it depends on the company). The Bio-Meken is decanted and given a data chip to teach it "the basics". This process is related to the previous technological generation for teaching bio-synths. They have the advantage of programmability and control of a Meken, but the lesser initial costs and functionality of a bio-synth. Also given the eventual (if not pending) legal changes for "path to citizenship" for bio-synths, including worker clones, they are an attractive business asset.

Norma Jean syndrome - Since it is appropriate.
Just because you can do the genetics of a famous person, does not mean they come out and act like that person. No, they have a lot of the same characteristics and the same range, but the artistic performances (as well as general personality, body language, and skills) aren't quite there .

So when you clone Marilyn Monroe, you don't get a Marilyn Monroe. You get Norma Jean Baker. And even if you give her some of the historical backgrounds and things, she is not quite there. The Marilyn Monroe super charisma seems to be something of a skill that Norma Jean learned. And even if you give her the skill without a brain scan there's no way to just to turn it on.

This is why Bio-meken are frequently used for musical or artistic reenactors impersonators over bio-synth clones. These products can be programmed with the sound and the visual portions of the action for what they do. So why you can have an Elvis clone, you don't get that Elvis sound until they learn it and then they are second string or you have a biomech programmed with it to do it immediately.

Write Up Convergence Point

Name: Norma Jean 0437 Ozco
Core Trait: Bio-Meken Performer of the Neo Frontier's Era
Lv 2 /EP Mod 2.4

Base Bionics
Central Anchor
4 Chip Slots (Marilyn Mod, Marilyn Perform, Server, ...)
Remote Control receiver

Prime Aspects
PHY 10 +3/7- Average
DEX 10 +3/7- Average
MEN 8 +2/6- Bio Mech
EMO 10 +3/7- Bubbly
MPY 0
CHA 16 +5/9- "Classic Marilyn Monroe Look"

Life Focus: PRF +CFT

PRF+2 (+4) Singing, Dancing, Marilyn Impersonator
CFT+2 (+4) "Waitress", "Hostess"
The additional +2 come from chips
Developing /Expanding sets

1) Simone Williamson Synth-zed Student of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/#post-389775

2) Kaede Tanaka Esper Student of Neo Frontiers
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/#post-389976

3) Kathryn Puppe Synth - Mekenoid/Ai Assistant of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-2#post-390222

4) Racheal Brown Alpha Student of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-3#post-390574

5) Jill and Jane Human Athletic Students of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-3#post-390954

6) Roberto "Mango the Great" Yee Human VR Gamer of the Neo Frontier Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-4#post-391345

7) Dr. (Albert) Williamson Core Trait: Human BioScience Researcher in The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-4#post-391926

8) Josh "Hornet" Williamson, Cpt Retired US/UZ SDF Human Space Marine Pilot of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-5#post-392416

9) Eugene "Kato" Lunan Esper Navigator of the Neo Frontiers
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-6#post-392771

10) Buddy Meken General Purpose Robot of The Neo Frontier Age
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-6#post-393572

11) Sarah Tanaka Human Smuggler of The Neo Frontiers
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-7#post-393922

12) Uncle Sterling Tanaka Esper Third One of the Neo Frontier
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-7#post-394625

13) Mr (Deming) Chen Human Teacher of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-7#post-395213

14) Mr. Black Human Agent of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-8#post-396026

15) Mr. Blue Human Augment Agent of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-8#post-396458

16) Ms. Alzonz Human Social Worker of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-8#post-397079

17) Jonas Howerhousen Human Entrepreneur of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-9#post-398039

18) Ms. Puppe Core Trait : Synth - Mekenoid Assistant of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-9#post-398363

19) Chet Baker Esper Body/Mind Guard of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-10#post-398837

20) Chief Kenzo Sato Human Police Officer of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-10#post-399318

21) Chris (Christa) Sato Human Wrangler of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-11#post-399872

22) April/ Sakura Sato Human (Middle School) Student of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-11#post-400318

23) Richard Husband Human A.A. Administrator of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-11#post-400735

24) Norma Jean 0437 Ozco Bio-Meken Performer of the Neo Frontier's Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-12#post-401242

The next 7 characters should be pretty interesting.
 
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System: Mythras
Version: 3rd printing

Wilhelmina showed great intelligence and fiery red hair from an early age, and thus was groomed from the very beginning to join the Bright Wizards. She has never shown anything but promise in this regard, and would be hard to convince that she is on a path towards destruction.

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Day 24: Talislanta 4e

Name
: Tenguhal the Blessed
Archetype: Blue Aeriad Ranger

STR -1
DEX +5
CON +0
SPD +2
PER +2
CHA +0
WIL +0
INT +0

CR +4
MR +0
HP 20

Skills:
Aerial Combat +4
Crescent Knife +4
Dart-thrower +4
Guard +4
Scout +5
Tactics +4
Tri-bow +4
Weaponer +1
Low Talislan, native

Equipment:
Short tunic, breeches, and cloak of plain viridian linen, sandals,
two crescent knives, dart-thrower with pouch of ten darts,
tri-bow with five clips, belt pouch,
stoppered gourd flask of vinesap

50 gold lumens in gold pentacles and assorted currencies.

Special abilities: Gliding up to fifty yards, wind permitting; Can fly at constant SPD +2 and at SPD +8 for short periods of time.

Appearance: 5’8", 108 lbs. Blue skin and plumage with metallic sheen, slender stature, sharp bird-like features, crested coxcomb of feathers, fully functional wings of blue and bright, vibrant orange.

Background:
Tenguhal was born with fully functional wings. Among his people, who are born with only vestigial wings and have lost the ability of natural flight, this was a remarkable of thing of great wonder. Many would come to worship him as a god among his people. Others deeply resented him and hated him for it. Tenguhal for his part merely wanted to be free. But freedom was the one thing no one would let him have. So, he fled his home kingdom of Vardune, eventually coming to settle and hunt in the Witchlands to the North.

For the most part, he is happy to live and hunt alone. He is free, and that is all he ever wanted to be. Of late, however, he has taken a keen interest in a certain Aamanian. Watching from hiding, well out of sight, he observes as this follower of Aa, different from the others, hunts his own. He doesn't know if this Aamanian is friend or foe, but he knows for certain that he bears watching.
 
Ok, I’m behind but I will catch up and finish this challenge if it’s the death of me!

Day 21
System Tunnel Goons
Version 1.1

Pee Diddly
Brute 1
Skulker 2
Erudite 0

Health Points 10
Inventory Score 8
Inventory:
Thumping Stick
Crossbow
Bear Trap
 
Still catching up…

Day 22
System Troika!
Version Numinous Edition

Tibs Tanglefoot
Burgler

Skill 6
Stamina 15
Luck 12

2 Sneak
2 Locks
1 Awareness
1 Climb
1 Trapping
1 Knife Fighting
1 Crossbow Fighting

may test Luck to find and get in with local criminal underbelly

Equipment
11 silver pence
A knife
A lantern
A flask of oil
A rucksack
6 provisions
Crossbow w/ 18 bolts
Roll of lockpicks
Grappling Hook
 
System Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells
Version 1st Edition 2018

Reginald Von Victenstien IV
The Smart

Physique 13
Agility 11
Intellect 14
Willpower 11
Luck 4
Vitality 14
Sanity 14
Credits 2
Recovery Roll 1d6


Personality boring snob
Occupation action scientist
Species Human
Organization the resistance
Complication forbidden knowledge

Special Abilities
I can fix this: half the difficulty when making repairs to technological devices and when Combat Jury Rigging he adds his level to the amount of Hull Points recovered

I made some improvements: can improve a device to give various bonuses

Machines speak to me: positive die when examining ancient technology

I’ve read about this: electrical repair (positive die when making related knowledge tests)
 
Almost caught up!

Day 23
System Tricube Tales
Version 4

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Officer Larvell Jones

Archetype police martial artist
Perk amazing vocal mimic
Quirk practical joker
Karma 3
Resolve 3
I love seeing adaptations. Usually when I'm watching a show I wonder "what would that persons/item/things stats be?"
 
I love seeing adaptations. Usually when I'm watching a show I wonder "what would that persons/item/things stats be?"
I’m not a very creative person so when I hit open ended systems without random elements like Risus or Tricube Tales I default to adaptations.
 
Jan 25

System :: OSRIC
Version :: 2.2

Another old-school D&D clone today. It seems like I've done quite a few
of these already, so one more won't hurt.

Code:
Aldaaro, male human mage

STR: 8          Level: 1
DEX: 13            XP: 0
CON: 11         Align: Lawful Neutral
INT: 18            GP: 23.02
WIS: 8            Age: 31
CHA: 11
HP:  2

Saving throws

Aimed Magic: 11
Breath: 15
Death, Paralysis, Poison: 14
Petrifaction, Polymorph: 13
Other spells: 12

Equipment:
Dagger     (d4 damage)        Cloak
Staff       (d6)               Cart Horse
Linen robe                    Empty Chest
Spellbook                     Lock
Common Shoes                  Large Belt Pouch
Bedroll                       Reins, Bit & Bridle
Blanket                       Leather Scrollcase


Spells: Read Magic, Magic Missile, Shocking Grasp, Mending

Aldaaro is a junior mage. His ambition is to one day possess a grand
mage tower, stocked with the finest library for miles. A very intelligent
and gifted mage, he is also a stickler for propriety in the Mage Order.
His devotion to the Order as an institution takes precedence, and
sometimes his companions think he's a bit pedantic and fastidious.
He is courageous and generous in his own way though, and a quite useful
member of the party.
 
Day 24

System: Basic Action Super Heroes (BASH!)
Version: 2004 Edition
Publisher: Basic Action Games

System Notes: There's a newer version of this available, but I had this in my DTRPG library and figured I'd check it out (probably got it in a bundle at one point). It's a fairly simple and fast chargen system.

Name: Jasmine Jacobson, aka "Hi--Fi"

Brawn 1
Agility 3
Mind 3

Skills: Performing Arts (Guitar, Singing), Athletics (Acrobatics), Humanities (Art), Deception (Detect Deception), Technology (Repair)

Powers: Super Senses (Hearing, no cost), "Wall of Sound" Force Field (absorb 50 points of damage, soak 10, 3 square wall, range 5, cost 3), "Shockwave" Daze Attack (range 10, cost 4)
Energy: 10

Weaknesses: None
Advanatages: Appeal (+3 on attempts to persuade)
Disadvantages: Secret (nobody knows her real identity, including teammates)
Mental Malfunction: Perfectionist

Backstory: Jasmine Jacobson is an ambitious rock star who is also secretly the sonic superhero known as Hi-Fi. One day, Jacobson was getting ready for a concert when a freak accident (or so she thought at the time) caused her to get electrocuted by her guitar amplifiers. She was seemingly unaffected at the time, but soon after realized she could hear anything she wanted, and could also physically project sonic energy in the form of a force field or a stunning blast that could disorient a target. While she initially thought the incident was just caused by sloppiness (someone didn't read the rider again!), it turns out it was actually an attempt by her corrupt manager to murder her and then cash in on the media attention. This motivated her to become a part-time crimefighter as well, in order to prevent the cruel and powerful from hurting others as she almost was. While she will work with other superheroes on occasion, she never lets them know who she really is, and as a result must always balance her two very different lives.
 
Day 25
System: Toonpunk

Name: Mandy (the force's sweetheart)
Type: Smut. Immune to Burn, Bleed, and Poison; but suffer double effects from fear effects, or effects which involuntarily move you.


Grit: 2
Athletics: 6
Hacking: 4
Stealth: 6
Murder: 1
Acting: 7
Hardware: 2
Perception: 4
Artistry: 2
Nonsense: 2

Finance: 2
Gender Studies: 2
Lockpicking: 6

Power Bursts 1 (Max 3)

$1500 Hands

LunaSea Survival and Combat Knife mk1
CAP: INF | DAM: 2 | RNG: 1 | Compact | Melee

Background: Originally a newspaper strip from 1932, Mandy really became popular with the outbreak of World War 2. Her risque strips (which generally involved her 'accidentally' losing her clothes in a series of unlikely mishaps) were considered vital enough to the morale of British troops that she was protected from paper rationiing. This success lead to an animated version in 1950. And for a decade, her show was one of the most popular on late night television. But then came the swinging sixties. And what was once considered erotic looked tame and outdated compared to the comix of the 60s. And so Mandy was forced into requirement. What was an ex force's pinup cartoon to do? In Mandy's case, it was to become a damn good cat burgler. She has no problem using her natural assets to help on a job, but she takes no pride in it either. Those are the creation of her animator. Her ability to make a good clean burglary is entirely of her own making.
 
Day 25
System: Toonpunk

Name: Mandy (the force's sweetheart)
Type: Smut. Immune to Burn, Bleed, and Poison; but suffer double effects from fear effects, or effects which involuntarily move you.


Grit: 2
Athletics: 6
Hacking: 4
Stealth: 6
Murder: 1
Acting: 7
Hardware: 2
Perception: 4
Artistry: 2
Nonsense: 2

Finance: 2
Gender Studies: 2
Lockpicking: 6

Power Bursts 1 (Max 3)

$1500 Hands

LunaSea Survival and Combat Knife mk1
CAP: INF | DAM: 2 | RNG: 1 | Compact | Melee

Background: Originally a newspaper strip from 1932, Mandy really became popular with the outbreak of World War 2. Her risque strips (which generally involved her 'accidentally' losing her clothes in a series of unlikely mishaps) were considered vital enough to the morale of British troops that she was protected from paper rationiing. This success lead to an animated version in 1950. And for a decade, her show was one of the most popular on late night television. But then came the swinging sixties. And what was once considered erotic looked tame and outdated compared to the comix of the 60s. And so Mandy was forced into requirement. What was an ex force's pinup cartoon to do? In Mandy's case, it was to become a damn good cat burgler. She has no problem using her natural assets to help on a job, but she takes no pride in it either. Those are the creation of her animator. Her ability to make a good clean burglary is entirely of her own making.
Sounds like it’s probably a cool system and an alternative to Toon, it’s sad people want to add “punk” to everything these days.
 
Sounds like it’s probably a cool system and an alternative to Toon, it’s sad people want to add “punk” to everything these days.
It's arguably more justified in this case. It has cyberpunk modifications. It's also an odd but fun combo; it's a heist game with full tactical map combat, you just happen to be cartoons.
 
Day 24

System: Alien
Version: 1, campaign

Meet Yvonne Granet!
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(source)

Career: Roughneck
Personal Agenda: I won't let my people down again.

Strength: 4
Heavy Machinery 2; Close Combat 1; Stamina 1
Agility: 4
Ranged Combat 1; Mobility 1; Piloting 1
Wits: 3
Observation 1; Survival 1
Empathy: 3
Medical Aid 1

Health: 4

Talent: Resilient (roll Strength to negate damage)

Yvonne might not look it, but years of hard work on the edge ('the frontier of the Frontier,' she calls it) have given her a wiry tenacity that keeps her going when men twice her size have gassed out. She's learned a thing or two about how to move on when it's time and how to protect herself when she can't move on.

Things went south at her last job. Android went berserk, she'd heard that could happen but never seen it herself. By the time she got the medpack and gun out of the chief's quarters and got to the mess hall it was too late. Thing had taken everyone in there apart, five of her friends, and then capped itself. She still needs enough money to keep her working out here, but after that she's going to be watching, and is going to be ready for anything.
 
Day 24
System :: Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Version :: 1st edition


Name: Eric "The Noble" Hausen
Class: Fighter
Alignment: Lawful

CHA: 15 / +1
CON: 15 /+1
DEX: 13 /+1
INT: 12
STR: 12
WIS: 6 / -1

AC (Melee/Missle): 15/17
HP: 8

Attack Bonuse: +2

Paralyze: 16
Poison: 16
Breath:16
Device:15
Magic:18

Coins: 20sp

Equipment:
Clothes(Cold Weather)
Leather Armor
Shield
Long Sword
Spear

Eric has always been a natural born leader. Swift and stout as a man should be. The boys of the village naturally followed him when he lead a daring(some say foolish/reckless/crazy) assault on a large troupe of bandits. He came away with stories of brave fighting and giving the bandits a good fight. The village came away with half their men dead or maimed. The city seemed the best place for a ambitious young man like Eric to go. That's what the elders strongly suggested and he could see their point. To the city and adventure!
 
Day 24
System :: Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Version :: 1st edition


Name: Eric "The Noble" Hausen
Class: Fighter
Alignment: Lawful

CHA: 15 / +1
CON: 15 /+1
DEX: 13 /+1
INT: 12
STR: 12
WIS: 6 / -1

AC (Melee/Missle): 15/17
HP: 8

Attack Bonuse: +2

Paralyze: 16
Poison: 16
Breath:16
Device:15
Magic:18

Coins: 20sp

Equipment:
Clothes(Cold Weather)
Leather Armor
Shield
Long Sword
Spear

Eric has always been a natural born leader. Swift and stout as a man should be. The boys of the village naturally followed him when he lead a daring(some say foolish/reckless/crazy) assault on a large troupe of bandits. He came away with stories of brave fighting and giving the bandits a good fight. The village came away with half their men dead or maimed. The city seemed the best place for a ambitious young man like Eric to go. That's what the elders strongly suggested and he could see their point. To the city and adventure!
Strongly suggested, as in "if you don't start moving now, we won't stop the angry people over there from killing you"? And he could see their point, as in the points of the pitchforks:grin:?



Also, A Fiery Flying Roll A Fiery Flying Roll what does the "smut" subtype mean?
 
Day 25: BESM

Conspiracy-X reimagined as a Tri-Stat/BESM game using BESM 4e. The character is built at the 'adventurer' power level, on a 50-point build. The idea here was that player characters (if this were a real game) would be relatively grounded if well connected, despite the presence of aliens, wizards and all sorts of crazy, next level shtuff.

Name: Sara Mays
Concept: CDC Investigative Scientist

Background:
Sara was trained for crisis. Her job was to contain and investigate potential mass casualty events in order to prevent them from becoming extinction-level events. There's always some little bug just waiting for the right conditions to wipe out vast swaths of humanity.

What she wasn't prepared for was extraterrestrial contagions. One day the military landed a helicopter in her front yard, escorted her aboard and whisked her away without a word of explanation. She was taken straight away to a small town in the Blue Ridge mountains, a mere few hundred miles from her home. To say that was alarming would be an understatement, but what saw there haunts her to this day. Everywhere they went and everywhere they looked, found what was left of the residents. All of them bleach white and brittle to the touch. So brittle that their hollowed-out bodies would collapse into a pile of dust at the slightest disturbance.

She still sees them when she tries to sleep, and she sees the burning homes and buildings they'd left behind when they finished their work.

That was her first encounter with alien life, and that was when Aegis showed up to offer her a job.

Code:
Value     Points     Stat
-------------------------
5         10         Body
6         12         Mind
4          8         Soul


Value            Derived Value
------------------------------
 8               Attack Combat
 8              Defense Combat
65               Health Points
50               Energy Points
 5           Damage Multiplier


Level     Points         Attribute
--------------------------------------------------------------
3         3              Attack Mastery         
3         3              Defense Mastery
2         2              Gear (combat/medical equipment)
1         1              Combat Technique (Lightning Reflexes)
3         9              Skill Group (Scientific)
5         5              Connected (CDC)
3         3              Heightened Awareness
2         2              Tough

Level     Points         Defect
--------------------------------------------------------------
3        -6              Obligated (large obligation)
2        -2              Nightmares (frequent)
 
System GET FUNKY
Version PDF

A97EFFD2-96CF-4AFA-B814-C79EAA6ABA52.jpegSam Slade aka The Shanghai Slammer

Buff 4
Foxy 2
Groove 3
Soul 3
Wits 3
Funk 3
Zen 10

Your Thing- Bruiser
Traits- Tough as Nails, Always Ready
Your Part- Martial Arts Master
Traits- Karate Chops
The Catalyst- you lost a friend to someone or something
Traits- Someone has to Pay

This is a fun game based on the minimald6 system v2 by Norbert G. Matausch set in the 70’s and designed to emulate the great exploitation films of that era.
 
System :: Convergence Point
Version :: 1.9

25) Subrata Pal

All this set of characters are based on the "anime" of The Neo Frontiers. The full anime series Neo Frontiers is not supposed to focus on any particular character but follows several characters throughout the course of the series. Although each one gets to be a star in one episode some just continue to follow their life. They are all interlinked around the high school "stage" characters. They will be at the level of when they first appear in the "anime".

Name: Subrata Pal:
Core Trait: Human Student of the Neo Frontiers Era
Hasselhoff Syndrome, Augmen Chassis


Subrata was a bright child, but not unusual. That is until he began to express Hasselhoff Syndrome. He started to show weakened muscles and only a little limb nerve damage. Luckily he did not show any of the immunity deficiencies that many Syndromers showed. His parents decided that a chassis framework would be better for him, rather than a wheelchair. Thus he has had a number of support frameworks since then. While they support frameworks can expand, eventually, you outgrow them (or need to upgrade their supports).

A Chassis (in this context) is an external framework, using technology from bionics and robos. Most are slim frameworks of polyphase carbide that run along the outer edges of the body, with cross joints along the back. There are motor servos and synth muscles at the joints. A user steps or slides in, straps up, and goes from there. The chassis senses the movements of the wearer. They can provide support and strength for the user. Now a support chassis (for Hasselhoff or Low Gee people), will grant enough strength and balance to move about in 1 G. The power cell will keep it running for 50 hours before needing a recharge.

Note: Some of these units will require V/I connections either via plug or via a halo. At this point, Subrata is not using those.


Over the years, Subrata has become internally focused. He excelled at the mental aspects of schools. He is perhaps the best academic athlete Unity High School has ever produced with a focus on science. He has pushed himself physically as well. For a Syndromer he is physically capable, actually able to move about for a while without his framework.

When we see him for the first or second time, Simone makes a comment to Racheal and the J's about "I am surprised you are not bothering him." (gesturing to Subrata). At that point, we discover some development of their characters. Racheal and The Js actually respect him. It is not his fault he has Syndrome. To mostly quote, "He is doing the most with what he has and working hard on getting better. He is an Syndrome athlete, not like those other ones in the wheelchairs."

In the last episode we see him in the background. He is upright and walking. I am assuming that he "finished growing" and could now get bionic limbs. (You can't give them to children who are growing, because they would be outgrown... hence the frameworks).

Note: I don't think I have the name right. If you have a source contact me.


Description: He is a fairly thin boy with dark skin and hair. His eyes were gold. His nose was pronounced. His limbs were literally twig like. He was not twisted or broken, just painfully thin. His chassis was mostly painted white with black operational boxes by limbs or his back.

Write Up Convergence Point

Name: Subrata Pal:
Core Trait: Human Student of the Neo Frontiers Era
Lv 2 /EP Mod .75x (.95 -.3 +.1+.0)

Prime Aspects
PHY 6 +2/6- "Hasselhoff Syndrome"
DEX 6 +2/6- "Hasselhoff Syndrome"
MEN 12 +4/8- "Brilliant Mind in an ill body"
EMO 15 +5/9- "Will to overcome"
MPY 10 +3/7- "Namakarana Sanskar"
CHA 10 +3/7- "I don't think of such things"

Life Focus: ATH +SCI +V/I

Athletic +2 "Strength Training" "Walking"
Science +2 "Chemistry" "Physics" "Bioscience" "ICT" "Astroscience"
Virtuality/ Interface +2 "Interface"

He does not need V/I to use their Chassis, but it may come up for other uses.

Bionics - 11 Safe Score +.1x
Lesser Anchor
Interface Plug

Chassis- 11 Safe Score +0x
2 Arms
2 fine Grippers
2 Legs

Developing /Expanding sets
Hasselhoff Syndrome (B3)

1) Simone Williamson Synth-zed Student of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/#post-389775

2) Kaede Tanaka Esper Student of Neo Frontiers
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/#post-389976

3) Kathryn Puppe Synth - Mekenoid/Ai Assistant of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-2#post-390222

4) Racheal Brown Alpha Student of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-3#post-390574

5) Jill and Jane Human Athletic Students of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-3#post-390954

6) Roberto "Mango the Great" Yee Human VR Gamer of the Neo Frontier Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-4#post-391345

7) Dr. (Albert) Williamson Core Trait: Human BioScience Researcher in The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-4#post-391926

8) Josh "Hornet" Williamson, Cpt Retired US/UZ SDF Human Space Marine Pilot of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-5#post-392416

9) Eugene "Kato" Lunan Esper Navigator of the Neo Frontiers
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-6#post-392771

10) Buddy Meken General Purpose Robot of The Neo Frontier Age
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-6#post-393572

11) Sarah Tanaka Human Smuggler of The Neo Frontiers
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-7#post-393922

12) Uncle Sterling Tanaka Esper Third One of the Neo Frontier
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-7#post-394625

13) Mr (Deming) Chen Human Teacher of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-7#post-395213

14) Mr. Black Human Agent of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-8#post-396026

15) Mr. Blue Human Augment Agent of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-8#post-396458

16) Ms. Alzonz Human Social Worker of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-8#post-397079

17) Jonas Howerhousen Human Entrepreneur of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-9#post-398039

18) Ms. Puppe Core Trait : Synth - Mekenoid Assistant of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-9#post-398363

19) Chet Baker Esper Body/Mind Guard of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-10#post-398837

20) Chief Kenzo Sato Human Police Officer of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-10#post-399318

21) Chris (Christa) Sato Human Wrangler of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-11#post-399872

22) April/ Sakura Sato Human (Middle School) Student of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-11#post-400318

23) Richard Husband Human A.A. Administrator of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-11#post-400735

24) Norma Jean 0437 Ozco Bio-Meken Performer of the Neo Frontier's Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-12#post-401242

25) Subrata Pal Human Student of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-12#post-401722
 
Strongly suggested, as in "if you don't start moving now, we won't stop the angry people over there from killing you"? And he could see their point, as in the points of the pitchforks:grin:?



Also, A Fiery Flying Roll A Fiery Flying Roll what does the "smut" subtype mean?
Very much so.
 
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