2023 Character Creation Challenge

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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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Well, apparently I'm not even doing a character a day, but I tend to do systems I like, have just gotten into, or are working with in some fashion. Doing a different system every day just seems like a lot of work (I'm fundamentally pretty lazy).
 

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Well, apparently I'm not even doing a character a day, but I tend to do systems I like, have just gotten into, or are working with in some fashion. Doing a different system every day just seems like a lot of work (I'm fundamentally pretty lazy).
Same for me. If I have to pull out the book and effectively reread it, then it's a no-go for the challenge. I need to be fresh enough with the game to get through the mechanical bits quickly.
 

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Well, apparently I'm not even doing a character a day, but I tend to do systems I like, have just gotten into, or are working with in some fashion. Doing a different system every day just seems like a lot of work (I'm fundamentally pretty lazy).

Yeah, I thought of trying a different system initially, but ultimately decided to focus on systems I like instead, and the discovery process of making multiple characters for a new system. Haven't been able to make more lately, cuz I've been focusing on my own game, which kinda keeps me from reading new stuff.
 

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Same for me. If I have to pull out the book and effectively reread it, then it's a no-go for the challenge. I need to be fresh enough with the game to get through the mechanical bits quickly.
There are some rules light games that don't give me this problem, but generally this is exactly it - I'm not re-reading rules unless I have a reason beyond the character challenge.
 

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I'm doing a different game each day, though some are similar to each other (i.e. the various OSR and Cepheus-based games I've done). Plus I'm trying to create characters for games I haven't done before as much as possible, or using different supplements for the ones where I have.

It helps that I have a strong bias towards lighter systems with quick chargen.
 

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Jan 26

System :: Stardrifter
Version :: Alpha 0.04.3


Righto pubsters, today's offering is Stardrifter, a medium-weight space
opera game I found while scrounging around for more free systems. I'm
actually pleasantly surprised by this one. It's logically set out and
well-presented, with a lot of options crammed into a small package. I am
especially impressed with the way armour is handled. A few more
inventory options would have been welcome though. Another thing I liked
is that that many skills give you a choice of controlling attribute.
For example, cargo handling lets you choose between WIS or STR,
reflecting the difference between knowing what you're doing and being
able to shift huge crates with muscle power.

There's also rules for spaceships and spaceship creation, but I didn't
take a closer look at those.

I for once rolled really well for attributes so I made my guy a
swashbucking space opera hero inspired by the larger-than-life mid 20th
century protagonists. Think Captain Kirk, Buck Rogers, or Flash* Gordon.

Everyone, meet Slade O'Connor!

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* AA-aaah
 

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This character is the second or third iteration of this overall archetype with the same name for me. I'll see if i can dig up the previous ones (from Scion and Cortex Plus respectively). This one is my current character in my online game, thus the roll20 sheet.

System: Destined (Mythras Superheroes)

Name: Karl Anderson
Karl Anderson came from outside Minneapolis, being not particularly exceptional save being fairly well liked in his heavily Scandinavian hometown. After a job fair, he went to work for the CIA for a good length of time, reporting on Russian activities to influence the Ukrainian government in Kyiv. Despite not being particularly good with the Russian language, he always seemed to stumble upon just exactly what was needed for his superiors.

This luck continued for himself when he was following someone through the streets and stumbled upon a nondescript door. He went through and found a small shrine to the norse deity Odin there, with a small modern whiskey flask. Curious, he picked up the flask and was then beset with visions of the norse god of war himself, informing him that Karl was in fact of his own blood and instructed him to take the flask and drink of it when he needed to influence those around him.

As he took it and left, he heard a shot and he went down. He nearly bled out in the street, but was taken to a hospital to recover. Unfortunately, his cover had been blown, and he was taken out of the action and to a desk job. Unable to bear this, he quite the agency and moved out west to see how he could put his skills to use

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I was thinking of doing a system a day, but then decided that I should instead show the range of a system. And then decided to make them a party (2+ PC). And then I ran two one-shots with those characters, so I'd suggest that this was a good use of the challenge:thumbsup:!
Plans just have to morph as you execute them:grin:!

Since I'm not running a game this week, but playing one, I'm doing...roughly "whatever I feel like", instead.

And since I've been thinking of Talislanta...

January 24th
System: Talislanta
Version: 4th edition

Jerspo, Zandir Duellist
Str 1
Dex 2
Con 1
Spd 2
Per 0
Cha 1
Wil -2
Int 1
CR 4
HP 20
MR 3

Swordsmanship+5
Thrown knives +1
Brawling +1
Acrobatics +4
Oratory +4
Etiquette +5
Fashion +4
Ride +4
Low Talislan, native
High Talislan, native


Fine black iron chain mail over fine leather undergarments, velveteen cloak, kneehigh boots, hair confined in silver bands, dueling sword, a belt of knives for throwing, leatherbound spell book, graymane, 100 gold lumens in Zandir crescents.

Bio:
Jerspo is among the few Zandir who do not use magic. Sure, he has studied it, he just doesn't feel he's nearly good enough to actually use it.
Besides, his swordsmanship is considered magical by lesser minds anyway. He fought a Thrall once, in a duel over a dropped handkerchief, and lived to tell the tale.
Unlike the Thrall, it must be added. It was a live-or-die matter...
Some attribute this to luck. He scoffs and asks why they don't ever get lucky.
But for now, he is content working for a Cymrillian merchant, one who pays for his skill with ringing Zandir crescents. Granted, for a bodyguard it's creating a bit of a problem when his ward is accused of cheating at every city that you stop; but Jerspo's sword has so far proven them all wrong, so it cannot be true, right?
 

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Day 25

System: Honor + Intrigue
Version: 2022 Edition
Publisher: Basic Action Games

System Notes: Since Honor + Intrigue has already been covered in this thread, I don't see a need to rehash things, but just want to note that this is a conversion of the Flashing Blades character I posted here two weeks ago. Thanks to AsenRG for inspiring me to pick this one up!

Name: Sebastian Lavigne/Marie Morvan
Origin: French (Parisian)
Motivation: acquire wealth and stay out of prison
Description: short and thin; well-dressed

Might 0
Daring 2
Savvy 1
Flair 1

Brawl 1
Melee 2
Ranged 0
Defense 1

Lifeblood 10
Fortune 4
Composure 3

Careers
1st: Thief 2
2nd: Craftsman 1
3rd: Duelist 1
4th: Gambler 0

Languages: French, Spanish
Boons: Dueling Style (French), Friends in Low Places
Flaws: Double Life

Maneuvers: Glide, Feint (Mastered), Footwork, Riposte, Tag

Armor: None
Weapons: Epee, Main Gauche
Equipment: Fine Clothes, Gray Cloak and Hood, Watchmaker's Tools

Backstory: Paris knows him as Sebastian Lavigne, but her real name is Marie Morvan, a rogue who grew up as an orphan in the back alleys and more disreputable neighborhoods of the city. When her parents died, she was taken in by their former criminal associates. Morvan finds it easier in many situations to dress and act as a man, and has become quite skilled at it over time, with only her closest friends and companions knowing the truth. Another who knows her secret is the master thief Oliver Chelac, for whom her parents occasionally worked. In gratitude for their service, he has granted her one favor -- anything in his power to do, no questions asked -- to be called in whenever she needs it.
 

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Character a Day 2023: Day 7: Night's Black Agents​

Name: Sam Whitman
Drive: Restoration
MOS: Stability
Background: Black Bagger, Cuckoo
Previous Patron: CIA
Hit Threshold: 3
Investigative Build Points: 0/32
General Build Points: 0/70
Experience: 0/0


Sources of Stability:
His Actual Passport
York, his old source in the Agency
His Ex's apartment in Amsterdam

Background​

Sam Whitman grew up in the system. His father was a crooked cop, and his mother died in the fallout when his father was found out. to say he had trust issues was putting it mildly, and growing up on the street his lack of respect for authority and his natural intelligence got him in trouble more than once. But it always seemed to go away. He was sponsored in a special program that only a few select children in the system were chosen for, and found his life change as he was cared for and in the best schools- but the damage had been done. His increased access only made his scams larger. He was eclectic, running cons and forgeries of everything from petty documents to artwork. It wasn't until later that he found out he wasn't as clean in his work as he'd thought- the company had its eye on him for a while, and pulled him in once there was nowhere for him to go.

He was a valuable asset for the agency, able to blend in most places and his natural charm and abilities helping once he was inside to pull off elaborate cons for various purposes, supposedly on the side of the angels. But even as he started to get more in touch with his side that wanted to help, he chafed at the authority over him. This was aggravated as he began to see strange things in his assignments. He became close to one of his sources- York- he didn't like that Sam worked for the company, but liked him, so they had a unique relationship that helped him work at an even higher level than he would otherwise.

Three things caused him to leave the company: First, he found out his balking and questions were causing problems for his mentor. Added to that, York found out that his mentor had been the one to groom him- paying because he felt guilty about dragging his father down. The final straw was Jessica. He'd grown close to her, but one of his ops followed him into what little personal life he had. He had to end up telling her, and finding out he'd been lying about so much was too much for her. Deciding he wanted out, he faked his death. But that's when things really started to get weird...


Abilities (Investigative)​

Art History 2
Criminology 1
History 1
Languages 2 (English, French, Pashto, Urdu, Russian, Hindi, Italian)
Bullshit Detector 2
Cop Talk 1
Flattery 2
Flirting 2
High Society 2
Negotiation 1
Reassurance 2
Streetwise 1
Tradecraft 1
Cryptography 1
Data Recovery 1
Electronic Surveillance 2
Forgery 3 (Degas, American Passports, one other)
Notice 1
Photography 2
Traffic Analysis 1
Urban Survival 1 (Amsterdam)

Abilities (General)​

Athletics 1
Conceal 2
Cover 13
Digital Intrusion 2
Disguise 8
Driving 1 (Motorcycle)
Filch 8
Gambling 3
Hand to Hand 8
Health 8
Infiltration 8
Network 15
Preparedness 5
Sense Trouble 4
Shooting 5
Stability 8
Surveillance 4

Full Writeup and Build at https://write.as/chuckdee/character-a-day-2023-day-7-nights-black-agents
 

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Day 24

System: High Colonies
Version: 1 (Columbia Games)

Meet Garth Shinobu!
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(actor Kevan Ohtsji)

Career: Rover
Traits: Bionic arm (right)

Strength: 17
Endurance: 16
Dexterity: 16
Intellect: 12
Will: 11
Charisma: 18
Agility: 13
Eyesight: 14
Hearing: 10

Base Skills:
Awareness 48; Bargain 41; Psionics 32; Computer 42; Intrigue 41; Physique 40; Ritual (Buddhism) 33; Zero-G 66; Language (English) 88; Language (Belter) 53; Language (Spanish) 23

Combat Skills:
Initiative 50; Dodge 52; Unarmed 51; Pistol 51

Career Skills:
Geography 47; Driving 46; Piloting 54; Rocketman 35; Tracking 38; Mechanics 44; Charm 45

Garth was born on Gaea, an independent colony orbiting Saturn built to preserve plant and animal "seed stock" from Earth and now something of a tourist destination. Garth was athletic and charming, but not exceptionally bright, and only got into college on a sports scholarship. He wasn't good enough to go pro, though, and after graduating he fell into work as a rover (a sort of explorer/prospector/sometime-smuggler). A recent job went wrong and cost him a literal arm, and replacing it cost a figurative arm and a leg, which means he's going to be out here a while. At least he gets to see new places, and there's always the chance of a lucky strike on the next job.
 

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System: High Colonies
Version: 1 (Columbia Games)

Meet Garth Shinobu!
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(actor Kevan Ohtsji)

Career: Rover
Traits: Bionic arm (right)

Strength: 17
Endurance: 16
Dexterity: 16
Intellect: 12
Will: 11
Charisma: 18
Agility: 13
Eyesight: 14
Hearing: 10

Base Skills:
Awareness 48; Bargain 41; Psionics 32; Computer 42; Intrigue 41; Physique 40; Ritual (Buddhism) 33; Zero-G 66; Language (English) 88; Language (Belter) 53; Language (Spanish) 23

Combat Skills:
Initiative 50; Dodge 52; Unarmed 51; Pistol 51

Career Skills:
Geography 47; Driving 46; Piloting 54; Rocketman 35; Tracking 38; Mechanics 44; Charm 45

Garth was born on Gaea, an independent colony orbiting Saturn built to preserve plant and animal "seed stock" from Earth and now something of a tourist destination. Garth was athletic and charming, but not exceptionally bright, and only got into college on a sports scholarship. He wasn't good enough to go pro, though, and after graduating he fell into work as a rover (a sort of explorer/prospector/sometime-smuggler). A recent job went wrong and cost him a literal arm, and replacing it cost a figurative arm and a leg, which means he's going to be out here a while. At least he gets to see new places, and there's always the chance of a lucky strike on the next job.
Is that the Columbia Games version? We tried to play it and the lazy editing turned us off. It needed another pass or two before being put out on the market. A shame too because the setting was cool and the Harn system worked ok when the rules didn’t fight us due to shit editing. I don’t remember the specifics but they are things like the rules for first aid packs not making sense and other problems that were obviously due to the conversion from the original system to Harn Master.
 

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Is that the Columbia Games version? We tried to play it and the lazy editing turned us off. It needed another pass or two before being put out on the market. A shame too because the setting was cool and the Harn system worked ok when the rules didn’t fight us due to shit editing. I don’t remember the specifics but they are things like the rules for first aid packs not making sense and other problems that were obviously due to the conversion from the original system to Harn Master.
That's the one. I haven't tried to play it yet, but had hoped it would be a decent system for harder sci-fi. Even just during character creation, which is pretty straightforward, there are editing issues. The most noticeable for character creation is the random table for education has 'drop-out,' 'high school,' 'college' (described as stuff like a two-year business diploma) and 'university' (for studies like botany, chemistry, etc.). Seemed fine, until I got to the Careers table.

Which had a minimum education level to enter a career: one of those four education levels, plus 'Military' as the requirement for the Pilot career. Not Mercenary or Marine, those only needed high school; only the Pilot career needed Military level education. (Although in the full write-up for the Lawman career it had Military education as an alternative to College.)

Not a big deal, nothing else keys off the education level (that I saw) so if someone wants to be a Pilot then sure, they had Military education. But why include a table that locks out a fairly important career option?

Shame, too. I had hope for it!
 

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Day 25
System :: Talisman Adventures in Fantasy Roleplaying
Version :: 2.0


Name: Gerald the Mostly Dead
Ancestry: Ghoul
Class: Sorcerer
Level:1
Alignment: Evil
Life: 9 + Mettle/Resolve

Strength: 2
Brawn:1
Agility:1
Mettle:2
Craft: 5
Insight: 3
Wits:4(7)
Resolve:3

Max Load:10
Speed:11
Spell Points: 5

Skills:
Bargain, Decipher, Notice, Lore(monsters), Psychic, Spellcasting, Intimidate, Survival

Focuses: Spellcasting(Arcane), Decipher, Psychic(defense)

Special Abilities: Arcane Spellcasting, Psychic Assault

Equipment:
Light Crossbow w/ 20 bolts
Staff
Spellbook, 5 sheets of parchment, pen & ink
Lorebook(Choose Subject)
Haversack, bedroll, tinderbox, mess kit, water bottle, lantern, 2 flasks of oil
Pouch w/ 4 gold
 

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That's the one. I haven't tried to play it yet, but had hoped it would be a decent system for harder sci-fi. Even just during character creation, which is pretty straightforward, there are editing issues. The most noticeable for character creation is the random table for education has 'drop-out,' 'high school,' 'college' (described as stuff like a two-year business diploma) and 'university' (for studies like botany, chemistry, etc.). Seemed fine, until I got to the Careers table.

Which had a minimum education level to enter a career: one of those four education levels, plus 'Military' as the requirement for the Pilot career. Not Mercenary or Marine, those only needed high school; only the Pilot career needed Military level education. (Although in the full write-up for the Lawman career it had Military education as an alternative to College.)

Not a big deal, nothing else keys off the education level (that I saw) so if someone wants to be a Pilot then sure, they had Military education. But why include a table that locks out a fairly important career option?

Shame, too. I had hope for it!
I don't know, it makes total sense to me that pro pilots would have educations to match:shock:!
 

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System The MechaHack
Version 1.0

Call Sign - Prophet Lucifer

Pilot - Maverick
Chassis - Striker

Power 13
Mobility 14
System 11
Presence 9

Hit Die d8
Damage Die d8
Reactor Die d8

Hit Points 11

Reckless Attack - When you make a successful attack, you can choose to reduce your AP by 2 to roll one additional damage die.

Adaptable Robotics - When you roll a 20 on a test, you can choose to reroll the die. You must use the new roll.

Reactor Charge - As a use action, choose a close mecha. Their reactor die improves by one step, up to its maximum. Roll your reactor die.

Module - Offensive. Targeting Array. As a use action, test System. If you succeed, gain advantage on your next attack against an enemy. Roll your reactor die.

Can use all armor, shields and light weapons.

Starting Equipment- Comlink, sword (light melee weapon), submachine gun (light ranged weapon), shield (+2 AP), light armor (+3 AP)

Prophet Lucifer used to serve with an enemy faction but defected.
 

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Also, A Fiery Flying Roll A Fiery Flying Roll what does the "smut" subtype mean?
Sex cartoons. It covers everything from mildly suggestive to hardcore pornography. (I actually thought the latter was less interesting as a comic than a cartoon who was considered outrageous in the 50s but now was tame).
 

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This character is the second or third iteration of this overall archetype with the same name for me. I'll see if i can dig up the previous ones (from Scion and Cortex Plus respectively). This one is my current character in my online game, thus the roll20 sheet.

System: Destined (Mythras Superheroes)

Name: Karl Anderson
Karl Anderson came from outside Minneapolis, being not particularly exceptional save being fairly well liked in his heavily Scandinavian hometown. After a job fair, he went to work for the CIA for a good length of time, reporting on Russian activities to influence the Ukrainian government in Kyiv. Despite not being particularly good with the Russian language, he always seemed to stumble upon just exactly what was needed for his superiors.

This luck continued for himself when he was following someone through the streets and stumbled upon a nondescript door. He went through and found a small shrine to the norse deity Odin there, with a small modern whiskey flask. Curious, he picked up the flask and was then beset with visions of the norse god of war himself, informing him that Karl was in fact of his own blood and instructed him to take the flask and drink of it when he needed to influence those around him.

As he took it and left, he heard a shot and he went down. He nearly bled out in the street, but was taken to a hospital to recover. Unfortunately, his cover had been blown, and he was taken out of the action and to a desk job. Unable to bear this, he quite the agency and moved out west to see how he could put his skills to use

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That character sheet looks wonderfully form-fillable. Is that something that can be found on the interwebs?
 

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Game: Rogue Trooper
System: W.O.I.N.

Name: Trooper T15
Nickname: Flunky
Species: GI Clone
Size: Medium
Age: 20
Trait: Disfigured. Your appearance is memorable. However, it serves to instil fear when you need it to. You gain a +1d6 bonus to intimidation attempts.
Descriptor: A disfigured GI Clone Support Office with little direct battle experience.

STRENGTH: 5 2d6
AGILITY: 4 2d6
ENDURANCE:6 3d6
WILLPOWER: 9 3d6
INTUITION: 8 3d6
LOGIC: 8 3d6
CHA: 3 2d6
LUCK: 7 3d6
REPUTATION: 0

Heatlh: 29
Speed: 4
Jump 8/5
Carry: 110 lbs
Initiative: 4d6
Melee Defense: 7
Ranged Defense; 7
Mental Defense: 11
Vital Defense; 18

Skills:

Fortitude: 2, Hardy 1, Throwing Weapon 4, Bravery 2, Conviction 3, Brawling 1, Perception 1, Reactions 1, Rifle 1, Tactics 1, Leadership 1, Scanners 3, Communicators 1, Bureaucracy 1, Computers 1, Survelliance 1

Exploits

Biochip. The G.I. has a biochip installed inside their head.
Encoded Survival. G.I.s cannot make a deliberate attempt to take their own lives.
Fast Healing. Clones heal an extra 1d6 HEALTH each day.
G.I. Immunity. Clones are immune to radiation plus all known acids and poisons, including alcohol.
G.I. Senses. Clones have enhanced senses and central nervous systems that grant +2 to all DEFENCES and +1d6 to initiative checks.
G.I. Vision. The G.I. can see using infra-red and lowlight vision for 60’.
Ingrained G.I. Skill Package. You come into being with existing skills and abilities. You gain four skills at one rank from the combat category.
Nictitating Membrane. G.I.s are immune to snow blindness. They also shake off the Blind condition on a 4,5, or 6 (instead of a 5 or 6).
Tough Hide. The blue-skinned clones have a natural armour SOAK of 5.
Unencumbered. G.I.s feel uncomfortable and impeded when wearing any armour but a G.I. helmet. They cannot use LUC dice whilst wearing armour.
GI Curriculum. Base selection of skills.
Aide. You are highly skilled at assisting your superiors. When you make at successful roll to assist in an additive task using any skills from this Advanced Program (bureaucracy, communicators, computers, cooking, cryptography, scanners, surveillance), the other individual gains a +1d6 to their own roll.
Play the System. You know how to deal with the bureaucracy of requisitions. You have double your normal requisition cap.
Systems Familiarity. You gain +1d6 to use Souther militaryintelligence computer systems.
Secret. You have learnt an important secret about alocation, plan or individual on Milli-Com. This will need to be discussed with the GM and may prove dangerous.
Aim. +1d6 bonus to an attack roll taken in the same turn. The attack action must come immediately after the aiming action
Die Hard (requires WIL 8+). While at negative HEALTH you are still conscious, and can take one action per round. You still form the death countdown pool as normal. If you take any further damage, you fall unconscious as normal.

Career

GI Cadet (12 Years)
Advanced Support Program (8 Years)

Equipment

G.I. Helmet
G.I. Rifle and Bayonet
G.I. Backpack
G.I. Boot Knife
G.I. Auxiliary Packs
Biochip Support Capsule
Planetary Communicator
Paybook
Book on Tactics

Requisition Cap: 280 Credits

Requistioned Equipment

Vibro-Shuriken, 5 x Normal Shuriken

Background

Not a lot to go here, at least not if you know the original comic. I thought it might be interesting to make a GI who was primarily a non combatant (although as a GI he still has some combat skills, obviously).
 

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That character sheet looks wonderfully form-fillable. Is that something that can be found on the interwebs?
it's the roll20 mythras sheet :smile: is there like... an offline roll20 sheet reader?
 

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System: Scion
Version: 1

Karl Odinson
History:
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Description:
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Calling: Radio Operator
Nature: Survivor
God: Odin

Str 2 dex 2 sta 3/2
cha 3 mani 4/2 app 1
per 4/2 int 4/2 wits 3/2

academics 2
art (poetry) 2
athletics 1
awareness 2
brawl 1
control (motorcycle) 1
craft (electronics) 2
empathy 1
fortitude 1
integrity 1
larceny 2
marksmanship 2
melee 1
occult 2
presence 3
stealth 2
survival 1

birthrights
rune ring (magic, mystery, illusion) 3
cloak of disguise 2

boons
ariadne's thread
evil eye
stolen face

virtues
courage 1
endurance 3
expression 3
loyalty 2

legend 3

knacks
raise your glass
inner furnace
stench of guilt
knowing glance
social chameleon
advantageous circumstances
perfect imposter
broad spectrum reception
rareified em perception
cipher
language mastery
opening salvo
scathing retort


this is the first version of the above character. notably, he convinced a hero of the hindi god to break our word and plant a bomb on a nazi motorcycle and kill him, architected and masterminded the plan to break into a nazi castle and rescue 500 POWs and take them across europe, and escaped the bowels of a nazi ship filled with zombies, powered by souls, that transformed into a giant robot in the english channel. he's pretty epic :smile:
 

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Day 26: Barbarians of Lemuria

Here I use Barbarians of Lemuria to model a character for a planetary romance romp. I've run out of characters that I'd pre-made for this challenge, and here toward the end I'm finding myself shorter on time. So, there's not really a backstory here. The basic idea is that he's a red Martian who served as soldier, excelled as both a scout & spy but who really came into his own exploring the world beyond his city's walls.

I made up the boons and flaws on the spot. Enjoy.

Name: Dalin Daj
Concept: Red Martian Explorer
Setting: Barsoom


Rich (BB code):
Lifeblood:  11
Hero points: 5

Strength: 1     Initiative: 1
Agility:  2     Melee:      1
Mind:     0     Ranged:     1
Appeal:   1     Defense:    1

Explorer: 2     Spy:        1
Scout:    1     Soldier:    0

Boons: Pathfinder [bonus to survival tasks in the wild, unexplored places]
Flaws: Quick Tempered

Edit: One of the beautiful things about BoL is that you can have a character in about 90 seconds if you're in a pinch.
 

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System :: Convergence Point
Version :: 1.9

26) Junior Hoilett
I can not remember his name in the series. I think it is Junior, but I could be wrong. Contact me if you have the right one.

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: Junior Hoilett
Core Trait: Human Sparker of the Neo Frontiers Era


We first see Junior briefly in the store scenes. He works at the store where Mango the Great buys his games and things. He treats Mango the Great as a "Rock Star", fawning over him. Kaede gets preferential treatment because she is with him. He mentions he has a new job being a sparker (electrician, a dangerous field in an age of solar activity) for a Data System of note. They both give him their condolences. It is obvious he is not just a clerk, but he knows about Data Systems (computers), ICTs, and wiring. (Note: He could of been in the Squadron Control Room with Roberto Yee in Series2. It is hard to tell.)

The Neo Frontier Era has been experiencing a Miyake Period (named after Miyake Event). Much more than a Carrington Event, it is a long term series of solar mass ejections and more importantly electromagnetic bursts. (Imagine a Carrington Event but lasting on and off for years). This is why we have buried cables (and lots of cables) and minimal wireless communication (and no cell phones/ wifi). The "Duck and Cover" of the Neo Frontiers (especially in Space) is an incoming solar mass injection. The odd cloud formations that many people complain about are not "art choices", they are aurora in the sky from the particle reactions.

Sparkers are the nickname for people who work with power sources and lines/ connections. Many of them monitor and work with power cell or fuel cell systems. Some of them work with pebble nuclear arrangements. They also do the electrical work and wiring. Given the frequency of solar flares and other things, working with longer wires or powered systems is actually a little more dangerous than it should be or would have been in decades past or centuries future.


Description: One of the only characters of African descent in the series. He is average looking with short afro like hairstyle. He dresses in Hawaiian styled shirts and shorts in the store.

Write Up Convergence Point

Name: Junior Hoilett
Core Trait: Human Sparker of the Neo Frontiers Era
Lv 3 /EP Mod .7x (.9 -.2 +0)

Prime Aspects
PHY 10 +3/7- "Bit overweight"
DEX 10 +3/7- "Gamer"
MEN 10 +3/7- "Smarter than most"
EMO 10 +3/7- "Excitable"
MPY 10 +3/7- "Electric"
CHA 10 +3/7- "Fanboy"
Yes, He is a non-protagonist character. Minor.

Life Focus: CFT +SCI +F-SCI +TEC -.2x

CFT+3 "Clerk"
SCI+3 "Data Systems", "V/I Gaming"
F-SCI+3 (+6) Electrical
TEC+3 "Tubing/ EM insulation"

FAM: V/I+0 "Interface" "Gaming"

Developing /Expanding sets
They really are optional


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

26 Junior Hoilett Human Sparker of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-13#post-402210
 

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System :: Dominion Rules
Version :: 3.1

I'm not sure why, but I found this system to be joyless and irritating.
Character generation was a slog, my rolls were absolute dogshit as
usual, and I found myself just not caring, so today's entry will be
pretty perfunctory. I know I'm being unfair but I'm not feeling it today.

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Sex cartoons. It covers everything from mildly suggestive to hardcore pornography. (I actually thought the latter was less interesting as a comic than a cartoon who was considered outrageous in the 50s but now was tame).
No, sorry - what I meant (but not what I asked) is "what does the subtype give you, abilities-wise":grin:!

Other than that, from your write-up I got that you play characters from a cartoon/comic and that they're having adventures in a world that's mostly based on our own...though I wasn't able to conclude whether everyone was a cartoon character, or just the PCs:thumbsup:!
 

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No, sorry - what I meant (but not what I asked) is "what does the subtype give you, abilities-wise":grin:!
"Immune to Burn, Bleed, and Poison; but suffer double effects from fear effects, or effects which involuntarily move you" comes from that bit.
Other than that, from your write-up I got that you play characters from a cartoon/comic and that they're having adventures in a world that's mostly based on our own...though I wasn't able to conclude whether everyone was a cartoon character, or just the PCs:thumbsup:!
It's both, like Who Framed Roger Rabbit. You can even choose to play a human (or "meathead").
 

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Also, thebigh thebigh I understand completely "not feeling" a system, but I actually found Dominion Rules to be quite...appealing? Expressive in a dull, "Warhammery mud-and-shit" way?

Anyway, I'll try to illustrate that with my next character. I guess I might have to make another Gothic Brides character.
So without further ado...

January 26th
System: Dominion Rules
Ver: 3.11.

Helena the Sea Witch
Female, Elf

VIG: 1
AGI: 2
STA: 2
INTU: 1
INTE: 4
LUCK: 3
I got Favourable Rounding on the Character Generation table. Fits fine: Helena isn't someone who has lots of raw power, and yet she's very useful, "punching above her weight" in the party.
I also rolled a total of 18 on 3d, so I got to spread 6 points on her stats. Well, that's...almost qualified me to get Favourable Rounding again!

Combat Composite: 2
Priestly Composite: Irrelevant
Witchy Composite: 4

I had exactly 18 on stats, so I got no reminder. Just 45 AP to spend on skills.
I am going to set 12 of them aside for weapons, armour and Lucky Breaks. So I've got 33 to spend (only).

Which means that I need her skills now:
Alertness 2
Dance 5
Detect Lies 2
Medical Lore 5
Sorcery 6
Staff Fighting 3
Swim 2
Timing 3
Withstand Injury 3
Withstand Magic 3

That's me getting exactly 1 upgrade in each of them, apart from Sorcery. Not much, but it is a starting character. And I should get more APs soon, we hope.

Spell Points: 15 Better to not waste them...

OTOH, it seems that you get spells from the skills you've trained without paying for them. That is something good!

Bio: Helena had always had a strong relationship with the sea (random guess as to why she's called "sea witch"). She has been captured by the Church, but managed to escape, and nobody knows how.
What is known by most (in the area of the ruins, at least) is that she is now part of the team sent by the Witch Covenant to explore some suspicious ruins. They might be, of course, useless.
Or they might be the road to finding a way to destroy all demons.


"Immune to Burn, Bleed, and Poison; but suffer double effects from fear effects, or effects which involuntarily move you" comes from that bit.
OK, I guess...I can see that a smutty comic wouldn't have characters that bleed depicted on screen:tongue:!

(Vampire smut might differ, just ask Anita Blake:shade:!)

It's both, like Who Framed Roger Rabbit. You can even choose to play a human (or "meathead").
Does anyone pick human:grin:?
 
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