2023 Character Creation Challenge

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System :: Convergence Point
Version :: 1.9

30). Ms. Scarlet or Ms. Xīnghóng

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: Ms. Scarlet or Ms. Xīnghóng
Core Trait: Esper Agent of The Neo Frontiers Era (Series 1)


Ms. Scarlet (which is the translation of Ms. Xinghong) is an OGA agent on Mr. Black's team. In series 1 we mostly see her smirking at Mr. Blue and some quick martial arts moves. Since we saw the traditional fingers on the temple, we can assume she is an Esper. (In OVA and series 2, we see her as a retrocog and the ability to see through illusions (which could be some form of anti-psi).

In the OVA and Series 2, we see much more of her. She and Black are in Executive Ministry as covers I guess. She is responsible for The Big Reveal on Camera of the Alien Conspiracy in the OVA.

Description: She is a woman of athletic build, a little of the tall side. I assume Chinese descent (I would place her from HK). She usually wears a stylish black suit with a red tie (because the animators seemed to color code the OGA agents.) She has shoulder-length hair black hair worn loose most of the time. To tie into the color coding/ code names, she wore a red cheongsam at the end of the series. Note: She wears a long anime styled red wig to protect her identity for much of the OVA.

Note: If you want to use the Martial Arts Rules 13.0, you can. Feel free to modify her and Sakura.

Write Up Convergence Point

Name: Ms. Scarlet or Ms. Xīnghóng
Core Trait: Esper Agent of The Neo Frontiers Era (Series 1)
Lv 4 /EP Mod ( -.2 +1.35)

Prime Aspects
PHY 12 +4/8- "Stronger than she looks"
DEX 13 +4/8- "Faster than you"
MEN 13 +4/8- "Shaper than a stilletto"
EMO 12 +4/8- "Iron Will"
MPY 12 +4/8- "Chi Training"
CHA 14 +4/8- "Hottest Agent"

Life Focus: ESP +DED +PER +L-COM -.2x

Combat +2 "Martial Arts" "Offense" "Defense"
Limited Combat +4 "Throw" "Arm Lock"
Contacts +1 "Agency" "Syndicate"
Deduction +4 "Investigation" "Conspiracy"
ESP +7 "Basics" "Telepathy" "Telekinesis" "Mental Defense" "Telesense- Sight" "Telesense - Hearing" "Retrocognition - Sight" Retrocognition - Hearing"
Knowledge +1 "Aliens" "The Paranormal" "Hypertech" "Espers"
Persona +2 "Heiress", "Personal Assistant"
Perception +4 "Things out of place"
Vehicle +1 "Agency Vehicles"

Developing /Expanding pieces
Psych (B2): Personal Code of Honor

Nemesis (B2): Gong How Tong/ Syndicate

Hunts (B1): Gong How Tong/ Syndicate

GEAR (A1): Esper Power Crystal +3 to perform +2 power +30 Manna Buffer

Agency Training: Persona+2 +.15x

Time in the Studio: COM+2 "Martial Arts" "Offense" "Defense" +.3x

OGA ESP Training: KNW+0 Espers ESP+2 "Mental Defense" +.25

OGA Esper Training: ESP+1 "Basics" Telepathy" Telekinesis" +.2x

OGA Training: KNW+1 "Aliens" "The Paranormal" "Hypertech" VHL+1 "Agency Vehicles" CON+1 "Agency" +.45x

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

27) Chloe (237653) Emét Synth-Gamma Escort of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-14#post-402564

28) Dr. Gann Windmore Esper (Mad) Scientist of the Neo Frontier Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-14#post-403236

29) Walter aka The Source aka Walter the Wackadoodle
Core Trait: Human Conspiracy Expert of the Neo Frontiers
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-14#post-403630

30) Ms. Scarlet or Ms. Xīnghóng Esper Agent of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-15#post-404024
 
BTW, what are the MAR 13.0 like:grin:?
1) The Martial Arts is a separate Area of Expression (skill). Unlike combative which generalizes to hitting anyone with anything or just being aggressive, MA is limited to the traits attached to it. Note: Martial Arts are not limited to unarmed combat. You can apply appropriate weapon traits to a MA (hence "Karate Weapons". Certain MA's like Fencing or Kyudo-jitsu, or Power Sword are only armed (and you must take a trait to use them unarmed).

2) Take the MA AoE, you get one School or Art for free. Additional Schools/Arts can be taken as traits. (Take the Frankenstyle trait and you can combine traits from more than one school you have access to.)

3) Each trait you normally take is a "stance or strategy" done by that art... represented by three traits that cascade out of the primary trait. Now you can have several strategies based on a given art. (You normally can use only one stance or strategy at a time, but for a penalty, you can use more than one.)

4) Cascading Traits are usually tertiary traits - that define "special abilities"/ Martial Actions, but they could be secondary traits giving conditions for a bonus (fighting a given style, on your back, on loose terrain, etc), or a primary (+1 Attack, +1 Defend, +1 Dodge). Most tertiary traits define unique moves (like throw or nerve strike), combination actions (grab/throw), or effect bonuses to certain actions, and such... depending on the art/ style. (Thus there is a list of what is appropriate for a given Art.)

So a Strategy for Tai Kickboxing would be Block/Knee strike (combine two actions as one), Block (bonus to the block), Bonus Damage (Knee Strike has bonus damage if you can pull it off, this adds more to it). So having that tactic, you are waiting for defensive action to counterattack. If you don't want to wait, you could just throw a knee strike and get just bonus damage).

If you want to see some write ups, I have some on RPG.Net... scroll through this thread.
 
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1) The Martial Arts is a separate Area of Expression. Unlike combat which generalizes to hitting anyone with anything or just being aggressive, MA is limited to the traits attached to it. Note: Martial Arts are not limited to unarmed combat. You can apply appropriate weapons traits to a MA. Certain MA's like Fencing or Kyudo-jitsu, or Power Sword.

2) Taking the MA AoE once and you get one School or Art for free. Additional Schools/Arts can be taken as traits. (Take the Frankenstyle trait and you can combine traits from more than one school you have access to.)

3) Each trait you normally take is a "stance or strategy" done by that art... represented by three traits that cascade out of the primary trait. Now you can have several strategies based on a given art. (You normally can use only one stance or strategy at a time, but for a penalty you can use more than one.)

4) Cascading Traits are usually tertiary traits - that define "special abilities"/ Martial Actions, but they could be secondary traits giving conditions for a bonus (fighting a given style, on your back, on loose terrain, etc), or a primary (+1 Attack, +1 Defend, +1 Dodge). Most tertiary traits define unique moves (like throw or nerve strike), combination actions (grab/throw), or effect bonuses to certain actions, and such... depending on the art/ style. (Thus there is a list of what is appropriate for a given Art.)

So a Strategy for Tai Kickboxing would be Block/Knee strike (combine two actions as one), Block (bonus to the block), Bonus Damage (Knee Strike has bonus damage if you can pull it off, this adds more to it). So having that tactic, you are waiting for defensive action to counter attack. If you don't want to wait, you could just throw a knee strike and get just bonus damage).

If you want to see some write ups, I have some on RPG.Net... scroll through this thread.
Some of it reminds me of GURPS.

So, wait, let me see... if you have the tertiary trait for Muay Thai, you could act at a penalty for employing them both at a time, but you'd get block and knee strike as one action, and the knee strike would have a bonus damage?
But if you have the Frankenstein trait, you could combine your supposed skills in Savate and Jiu Jitsu, and after you throw an opponent with Grab/Throw as one action, you could get a bonus kick while he's flying towards the ground, as part of the same action?
 
Some of it reminds me of GURPS.

So, wait, let me see... if you have the tertiary trait for Muay Thai, you could act at a penalty for employing them both at a time, but you'd get block and knee strike as one action, and the knee strike would have a bonus damage?
But if you have the Frankenstein trait, you could combine your supposed skills in Savate and Jiu Jitsu, and after you throw an opponent with Grab/Throw as one action, you could get a bonus kick while he's flying towards the ground, as part of the same action?
You should look at Martial Hero/ Ninja Hero. That and Bushido were the main inspirations.

I assume you have read the basics already?

If you want to see a martial arts character, here is Guppy from last year.

Correction: If you have several strategies of Muay Thai you could use them, with a penalty for mixing strategies. But that has advantages as it gives you more options (but you have to balance which ones you will use in an impulse to avoid excessive penalties).

Using the listed strategy, you would be waiting for the counter-strike action for the devastating knee strike, Or you could just throw a Knee Strike (and get extra damage) Or you could just opt to block at a bonus. Depends on your situation.

And Yes. Franken-style would allow you to combine two different arts. So you could - on a given impulse - activate both - and do the grab/throw move (as one action) and then do a devastating kick- what we in America call a Mule Kick - low rear kick to get them when down - (power blow) from Savate (as one action) - you can take more than one action in an impulse/ turn. The more you do, the lower your initiative next impulse (if it drops below 0, you can initiate no action). And also Franken-Style would let you take a strategy trait of doing that as one strategy (which is a good strategy).

If we want to discuss this more, maybe we should import this to the martial arts thread?
 
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You should look at Martial Hero/ Ninja Hero. That and Bushido were the main inspirations.
Is that a Hero supplement? I never got into Hero...seemed redundant with GURPS being my main game for a while.

OK:thumbsup:.
Correction: If you have several strategies of Muay Thai you could use them, with a penalty for mixing strategies. But that has advantages as it gives you more options (but you have to balance which ones you will use in an impulse to avoid excessive penalties).
I thought that's what I said as well? Combining the two for bonus actions and bonus damage in exchange for a higher penalty.

Using the listed strategy, you would be waiting for the counter-strike action for the devastating knee strike, Or you could just throw a Knee Strike (and get extra damage) Or you could just opt to block at a bonus. Depends on your situation.

And Yes. Franken-style would allow you to combine two different arts. So you could - on a given impulse - activate both - and do the grab/throw move (as one action) and then do a devastating kick- what we in America call a Mule Kick - low rear kick to get them when down - (power blow) from Savate (as one action) - you can take more than one action in an impulse/ turn. The more you do, the lower your initiative next impulse (if it drops below 0, you can initiate no action). And also Franken-Style would let you take a strategy trait of doing that as one strategy (which is a good strategy).
Thanks, so it's roughly as I'd expect it.

If we want to discuss this more, maybe we should import this to the martial arts thread?
No need in my book. I'm just mildly curious:thumbsup:.
 
Day 30: White Lies

Rich (BB code):
Name:  Eric Cooper
Class: Eliminator
Level: 1

HP: 4
AC: 9
XP: 0
ST: 14 [+2 vs stun, poison]
BHP: +0

Str: 16 [+1]    Int:  6 [-1]
Dex: 11 [+0]    Wis: 14 [+1]
Con: 11 [+0]    Cha: 10 [+0]

Abilities:
  Combat training [can use all weapons]
  Skill training  [+1 to demolitions, strategy or tactics]
  Combat machine  [extra attack against 1HD or fewer foes]

Personality: Remarkable Energy, but always deadly serious.
Motivation: Find Proof of Brother's Innocence

Background: His is a fairly typical tale. A kid grew up, didn't know what he was going to do with his life, and signed his life over to Uncle Sam. He didn't expect he'd love it like he does. Nobody expected him to excel like he has. These days he works off book, doing the kind of shit nobody knows about. The crew he finds himself on now is unusual. Hardly anyone even knows how to shoot a gun. But it's good fun, and all that matters.
 
Day 30

System: Modern War
Version: 2022 Revision with Airstrike supplement
Publisher: Zozer Games

System Notes: Another Cepheus variant and another Zozer Games product today. Modern War is about contemporary infantry and armored warfare, while the Airstrike supplement adds detailed aircraft rules to the mix. This character is made using both the base game and the supplement.

Name: Lieutenant Jason “Whisper” Barrow
Nationality: American
Home: Rapid CIty, South Dakota
Unit: Strike Fighter Squadron 41/VFA-41
Age: 33
Role: Naval Jet Pilot (F/A-18 Hornet)
Trait: Thinker
Appearance: Narrow-faced and long-nosed

STR 6
DEX 10
END 7
INT 6
EDU 11
SOC 8

Skills:
Comms-1
Electronics-1
Heavy Weapons-1
Leadership-1
Melee Combat-0
Navigation-1
Pilot (Winged Aircraft)-2
Pistol-0
Rifle-0
Wheeled Vehicle-0

Armor: None
Weapons: M18 Pistol, Survival Knife
Equipment: Three M18 Pistol Magazines, Flight Helmet, Flight Suit, Boots, G-Suit and Parachute Harness, Individual First Aid Kit, Survival Radio, Strobe Light, Survival Kit, 20m of Paracord, Pocket Flashlight, Oxygen Mask, Flotation Vest

Backstory: Lt. Barrow (callsign "Whisper") grew up in South Dakota, about as far as one can get from the ocean, yet wound up in the Navy anyway. He was fascinated as a child by the B1-B jets he saw flying overhead from the Air Force base near the city where he lived, and decided early on that he was going to fly a jet too someday. Eventually, he made his way into the Navy, a commission, and flight school, becoming a Hornet pilot. Barrow is known for his cerebral and methodical approach to problems, which a bit of a departure from the aggressive hotshot fighter jock stereotype, but his skill as a pilot is unquestioned.
 
Jan 31

System :: The System
Version :: E1

Well, here we are at the end of the 2023 challenge. The last character
for this month was rolled up in an obscure freebie called The System,
which bills itself as a universal RPG suitable for all settings and time periods.

It's well-organized and seems balanced. As far as universal systems with 30-page
rulebooks go, a fair comparison would be GURPS Lite but, compared to that
The System seems both overcomplicated and strangely empty. Ten attributes
(plus another eleven derived stats) is too many; a page and a half of skills is too few.

Anyway, here's my character:

Sam Wilford Overton is a night watchman at the small town of Boggy Marsh.
He's reasonably competent at his job and cares a lot about the town and
its people. Off-duty he's often to be found playing darts and sinking pints
at the only pub in town. He's generally fairly level-headed but can be
manipulated into doing silly things by saying, "Hey Sam, I bet you can't..."

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And finally!

Character: 31
Game: Part Time Gods

Name: Harry Strickland
God of: Pride
Occupation: Plumber
Theology: New Imperium

Health: 7
Psyche: 8
Initiative: +3
Movement: 8
Spark: 1
Strength: 2

Skills:

Crafts +4 (Plumbing), Fighting +1, Might +2, Speed +3 Stealth +1, Empathy +3, Influence: +4, Medicine +2, Disiplince +3, Tech +1, Deception +1, Marksman +1, Travel +2, Fortitude +2

Manifestations

Minion +2 (Bestow), Puppetry +2, Journey +2, Ruin +1, Multiply +1, Oracle +1, Shaping +1

Free Time: 4

Wealth: 6

Attachments:


Level 2 My Apprentice - Bob Strickland, his son (I)

Level 1 My Wife - Belinda Strickland (I)

Level 2 - The Local Residents (G)

Level 2 The Royal Arms - his local pub (L)

Level 2 Divine Eyes Worshippers

Level 1 Faithful Worshippers

Truths

The God of Pride is terrific to behold.

Looking upon the god summons emotions within any mortal in their presence by spending 1 Fragment to extend their aura for the scene. The player chooses whether their god emits a fear or awe effect when they select this Truth. The god is surrounded in a soft light of love and beauty, one truly awe-inspiring and often connected to their Dominion. A god of spring would appear flushed with health with leaves in their hair, while a god of war would stand proud and draw out feelings of patriotism from onlookers. Any mortals who look at the god in this form automatically receive a Convinced 1 Condition per minute they remain in the god’s presence, making their words much easier to accept. Other beings with a Spark receive a Simple (1) Discipline + Intuition resistance check.

The God of Pride has the natural tools to get the job done.

Several gods of renown possess multiple arms, legs and even heads, and so does the modern god with this Truth. By spending 1 Fragment, extra appendages grow from the god’s body, granting certain bonuses.The god sprouts two additional arms from their sides, granting them a +1 Crafts bonus and enhanced combat ability. They can choose one of the following two options each Round of Battle: Gain +2 Fighting to attack or parry attacks, or they may attack their target twice with no penalty.

False pride withers in The God of Pride's Presence.

Simply being around the god lowers everyone’s adrenaline and urges to fight or cause chaos. This Truth lowers the Initiative of everyone besides the god themselves within Near Range by -2, and any attempts to use Influence for intimidation purposes suffer a -1 penalty since everyone is less aggressive.

Blessings

Just Ignore Me: Independent contractors know how to work within others’ spaces, leaving no trace of themselves behind beyond the results of their labor. Gain +1 Stealth to cover the god’s tracks.

Community Leader: The Companion is not only part of the community, but is happy to help them because they are always there for the other members. They can get the first Lead Follow-up per Session from a Group Bond for free (they still must pay for other follow-ups after the first).

Soothing Aura: Something about the Emotional god’s presence calms the people around them. They receive the Soothing Aura Truth for free.

Benefits - Coffers: The Theology has opened their funding to the god, granting +1 Wealth and +1 level for Relics.

Curses

That House: Every independent contractor has a House that sticks in their mind as a place of impossible horror: sticky carpet, the unseen hissing animals, the odd smell. Gain +1 Pantheon Die when an encounter reminds the god of That House and causes them to freeze up in the memory.

Loyal to a Fault: They are undyingly loyal, but sometimes loyalty to one may betray the loyalty to another. Gain 1 Pantheon Die when they must make a choice between loyalties, losing something in the process.

Overcome with Emotion. Gain 1 Pantheon Die if the god’s Emotional Dominion surges through someone else in the scene, and this causes issues.

Curse - Many Over the Few: Gain 1 Pantheon Die when taking on a task given by a superior that, while good for the Theology, conflicts with the character’s individual or pantheon goals. For Elders,this would apply for a questionable task given by an equal.

Other Entitlements:

Theology Rank 1: Initiate. An Initiate is still relatively new to the concept of divinity but is growing their influence within their Theology. They are the most numerous member type in any Theology, spending most of their time upholding their particular ideals and taking action, often with their Theology’s funding. They may even have caught the eye of somebody who feels they have potential.

Influence: Being a prominent member within a Theology provides power over initiates, whether through adoration or fear. The character receives a +1 Influence per Rank they have over other gods in the same Theology. For example, a god with Rank 3 would gain +2 Influence against a god with Rank 1.

Token of Trust: While there are responsibilities with the position, being a respected member of a Theology can also allow them access to power untold. In times of need, they can request the use of a Relic with a Level equal to or lower than their Theology Rank level by making an Influence + Theology Rank roll, with the Difficulty set at the requested Relic’s level. One should be careful of what they demand. If they return the Relic unharmed, then all is good, but if it’s destroyed or compromised, their Rank lowers by -1 Level instantly.

The Cornocopia - Provides pub snacks whenever somebody is hungry

Background

On meeting him, some other Gods are surprised to find out that Harry is a God of Pride. Those Gods are foolish. There's more to pride than bluster and boasting. The pride Harry represents is that of a job well done, of raising your family as well you can, of doing the right thing. It's the kind of pride that doesn't need external validation.

To be fair, confusion round Harry's membership of the New Imperium is more understandable. He certainly doesn't dress like a member of the aristocracy. He doesn't hold himself over the mortals where he lives, let alone other Gods. He's a normal working class bloke. A skilled tradesman. Married with two kids, one of whom works for him as an apprentice (they don't know about his divinity which he regrets, but bad things happen to family members that know in this setting). He makes a good living and would make more money if it wasn't for his habit of doing plumbing work for those going through hard times at a discount or even free. He likes a pint or six down his local, the football (West Ham if you were wondering) and does the National Lottery every week. Nothing like a King at all.

But if you spend some time around him, you start to notice little things. The way he knows the name of everyone in his neighbourhood and they all stop to greet him as he passes. The quiet respect that he's greeted with, from the local newsagent to the kids hanging round on the street corner. The way that "Harry says..." is considered a clinching argument in neighbourhood disputes.

And you realise Harry isn't a King. He's subconsciously following a much older archetype. Harry is the tribal chieftain, first among equals. He rules over his neighbourhood not because of right of birth or through force, but because they choose to follow him.

At this point most Gods outside his pantheon get a bit nervous and try and politely try and get Harry to pay attention to someone else's territory.

Notes

I wanted to make a God of Pride a bit different than the stereotype and I'm really pleased with how Harry turned out. If I ever run Part Time Gods he's a definite NPC.
 

Character a Day 2023: Day 10: Mork Borg

This entry will be different - I'm using a character generator to make the character, then trying to fit it together afterwards.

Name: Aartem Kytsev
Class: Gutterborn Scum
HP: 4/4
Omens: 2 (d2)

Background

As a child, Aartem grew up kicked and beaten around the kitchens of an inn in Schleswig- he didn't know this was because he was a byblow of a noblelady sold to the inn keep. He kept him in clothes and food, and used him for tasks, but never showed any manner of family inclination towards Aartem. Because of this he never saw an honest days' work as a real option, and as he became older abandoned his chores regularly to make more money than his even regular chumps around the inn made in a week of work with a fast blade and a dark alley.

He's both arrogant because he's never been caught, and worried that one day his luck will run out, though it hasn't so far. He's covered himself in (for some) blasphemous tattoos to show just how much he doesn't care what others think more than any belief. As for he himself, he believes in no one, other than the skull of one of his friends he killed when he thought he was betraying Artem. He cleaned it himself, and carries it with him, still calling it Siggy. He tells it everything- he can't trust anyone but the dead.

Gutterborn Scum: Stealthy, Escaping Fate

Abilities

Strength +0
Agility +1
Presence +0
Toughness +1

Equipment

Waterskin and 3 days' worth of food
Knife d4 damage
Handaxe d6 damage
Leather armor -d2 damage, tier 1
Siggy the Skull, a trusted friend
Chewing tobacco 5 doses
Noose
20 silver

Full Character - https://write.as/chuckdee/character-a-day-2023-day-10-mork-borg
 
Day 30
System:: Gamma World
Version :: 4th edition (not 7th)

Name: Mr. Dead
Genotype: Mutated Animal
Class/Level: Scout/1
Base Animal/Stock Abilities: Horse/2xKick 1d6 each

PS:19 +4
DX:15 +2
CN:15 +2
MS:16 +2
IN:8 +0
CH:15 +2
SN:9 +0

THAC-Melee:+4
THAC-Ranged:+2
Health:10
Mental Defense:12
Use Artifact:+0
Robot Recognition: 13
Perception: 10

Base AC:12
Stealth +5

Skills:
Detect Ambush/Trap 8
Hunting 2
Navigate 1
Tracking 8
Wilderness Survival 1

Physical Mutations
Chameleon Power +15 to Remain Unseen
2x Hands of Power - Gamma Radiation. 25 blasts, 25 Intensity
Immunity to Mental Attacks

Mental Mutations
Teleportation MP:14 MHAC:+1 190m Short range teleport/ 19km Long Range Memorized w 1 location
Directional Sense - Never lost.

Description:
A horse is a horse of course. Unless of course it's an assassin horse. And then it's Mr. Dead.

Mr. Dead is a professional Hit Horse. You're lucky if you even see him coming. Usually he just appears next to you blasting away with his gamma hooves. Then as you burn from radiation he fades out of existence. The few survivors have said a pitch black horse was that only thing they saw before being overcome with radiation.

Mr. Dead is a lovely tan horse adept at blending in with his non mutated brethren. Watching. Waiting for his moment to strike.
 
Day 30

Today I'm trying to build the same superhero character in a couple of different systems, to see if it's any easier in one or the other.

Meet ANGELIC!



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Eric Connally led a mundane life. He got up, went to his tech support job, and went home. He'd get together sometimes with friends from high school for board games, and spent at least one night a week volunteering (alternating between the animal shelter and the soup kitchen), but spent most nights at home with his cat. When a glowing being appeared at the foot of his bed one night and offered him power to make more of a difference, he said yes, certain it was a dream. A blast of pain and a sudden transformation told him it wasn't.

He could fly. He could heal, and sense strong emotions, and even block bullets with his wings. But most of all he could fly. Sure, he looked different, but what did that matter compared to being able to help more people, and compared to just being able to fly? Maybe the being was some sort of angel, or maybe Eric just transforms into this form because it's what he subconsciously thinks a powerful magical helper should look like. And if he concentrated he could always change back to Eric. Eric soon discovered that if his adrenaline spiked - fear, excitement - he'd instinctively transform, but he's spending more and more time as Angelic, making what he believes to be a bigger positive difference in the world and just experiencing the simple joy of flying.


Concept: Angelic's attack is a wing buffet, just a melee attack that's more damaging than his good-but-still-human strength. His defence is parrying with his wings, and he can use them to block an attack aimed at a person nearby, putting himself and his wings between the attack and the target. Movement is obviously flight, fast but not supersonic or anything. For utility, there's an emotion sense that lets him feel when people need help, and his healing touch. So a support role, but not hopefully not useless as a combatant.


System One: Supers
Version: Revised


Resistances:
Composure 2D
Fortitude 2D
Reaction 3D
Will 2d

Aptitudes:
Tech 1D

Powers:
Armor 4D
-Boost: Sharing 1D
Flight 3D
Healing 3D
Supersenses (emotion sense) 2D
Superweapon 3D
-Complication: Touch Attack -1D

Advantages/Disadvantages:
Alter Ego 1D
Accidental Transformation -1D
Mental Hindrance: Honour Bound (minor) -1D
Mental Hindrance: Low Self Esteem (minor) -1D

Competency Dice: 2

Total: 25D (Super-Hero level)

Not sure how competent the character will be in play, but the scores look comparable to sample characters. He was built on the top of the range for Super-Hero characters (20-25D; Pulp Hero level would be 10-15D, while Global Guardian level would be 30-35D).

The Sharing boost for armor lets him use his armor power for one other person, representing how he only has so much wingspan. Flight at 3D lets him go up to 100 mph, which seems reasonable. Healing works by restoring 1D in a Resistance for every six points rolled, so 3D should usually restore at least 1D. Supersenses is more just putting points in for a plot device, since it's pretty low to be used as an actual detection.

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System Two: BASH!
Edition: Ultimate

Brawn: 2
Agility: 3
Mind: 2

Hits: 100
Soak: 5
Defense: 3
Mental: 2

Powers:
Flight (wings) 4 (3)
Healing (affects others) 3 (4)
Armor (affects others) 3 (4)
Special Attack (damage) 4 (4)
Super Senses 1 (1)

Skills: Computers 2

Advantages: Instant Change, Quick Thinking
Disadvantages: Normal, Involuntary Change

Mental Malfunction: I must prove I'm worthy of the power given me.


This was built on 25 points for a Street-Level hero; the numbers in parentheses are the point costs for the powers. Again, seems pretty close to what I had in mind. While Supers distinguishes between Healing as an active power usable on yourself or others separate from Regeneration, BASH!'s healing is more like regeneration, with a boost needed to heal others. The scores seem along the lines of sample characters again.

Not sure yet how either version would work in actual play, but character creation was very similar. Both use a relatively small range band for scores, so the creation point pool was easy.
 
Well I considered calling it in on the last day with a Lasers & Feelings character but...

System :: Dungeons the Dragoning 40k 7e
Version :: Telok's

Social stormtrooper dragon-gnome : you're friends with everyone, you left merc company after banging a dragon-guy/gal & oops! exalting, you got a pile of money from good gambling & investments, mustered out with some decent armor, now you're looking for an explanation of why you suddenly have big claws and bad breath
Stats: str dex con wis will 2s, int 3, cha fel cmp 4s
Skills: ballistic 3, athlete 2, brawling 1. All social skills at 1s. Arcana, medic, tech, politics, academic lore, and craft all at 1s.
Backgrounds: wealth 3, contact 3 (hedge fund manager & merc captain & media corp VP), inherit 1 (best plastic man armor)
Species: gnome (ap Light & wp Basic)
Exaltation: dragonblooded (darksight, claws, fear aura, absorb energy, spend a resource point to get +2k0 damage next attack)
Classes & Xp: merc 300xp (ap Medium, soundCon, +language)->+2hp->guardsman, 100xp +1str, 100 xp veteran, 100xp blood of Bahamut +1k1 +2pen claw & breath
Gear: Knife, Magnoculars, Voidsuit, Autogun & 2 clips, Charm, Sunglasses, Classy outfit (Good quality clothing). Best quality Plastic Man armor
Stat line: hp 11, resilience 3, ap 6(all), defense 16, dodge 3k2, mental defense 25, resolve 6, devotion 6, resource 6,
Fighty: Claw 3k1 @ 6k3 explosive, penetration 2, +fatigue on wounding. Autogun 5k3 (burst 7k4) -> 2k2 impact, pen 0, range 90m, rof s/10, ammo 30, full turn reload.
ToDo: 400xp exit guardsman, buy up brawling, 1000xp all stats to 3s, buy up skills
veteran: somehow you always manage to make the armor you wear look like stormtrooper armor (start all social encounters being mistaken for a henchman or servant of the nearest evil overlord unless others make perception/scrutiny vs 20)

Big longbow werewolf with social skills : a new blank assimar came down from Mount Celestia, got bit by a rampaging werewolf, was shipped off to nature preserve, then was nabbed by dark mechanus for a bodyguard with brain implant controls, later it broke the control & the dark mechanus, then met up with the Fenris tribe & took up the gunmage path.
Stats: int will fel cmp 2s, dex 3, wis con cha 4s, strength 5
Skills: ballistic 5, brawling 3, acrobat 1, athlete 1, tech use 1, medic 1, arcana 1, common lore 1, all social skills at 1s.
Backgrounds: inheritance 4 (best cortex implant, compound bow, medkit, voidskin(implanted space suit)), artifact 3 (mithril legs), mentor 1 (Fenris tribe leader)
Species: assimar (+jaded & +fearless(angry))
Exaltation: werewolf (transform, regen in alternate forms, weak vs silver)
Classes & Xp: SpellShooter (gunmage level 1)all thumbs (-1k0 with machines & computers), gifted social (may always raise social stats as in class), Get of Fenris (spend rage to get bonuses in combat & regain rage on defeating significant opponents), veteran, inheritance to 4, 300xp raise low stats, Big britches (-1k0 wisdom social defense action and test wisdom to not take bets & dares), assimar Made of Mettle asset (+1 to lowest stat).
Gear: Autopistol & 2 clips, Fencing Sword, Mesh Vest, Street Clothes (Common quality clothing), Chrono, flask of brandy. Compound bow & a bunch of arrows. Medkit.
Stat line: [biped/wolf/warForm] hp 12/12/16, resilience 4/4/5, ap 0 & werewolf(1/5/9 not vs silver), defense 21/29/17, dodge 4k3/6k5/4k3, spd 10/24/12, mental defense 15, resolve 4, resource 5,
Fighty: Brawl 4k3 -> 5k1/6k2/9k2, Bow 5k5r1 -> 5k2 at 50m//7k2 at 70m & invoke Fenris asset = 8k2 at 80m
ToDo: Get 2nd level, buy power stat, elemental gearbolt gun kata and assimar asset 1/scene +cha to damage, evocation magic 2, social stats to 4s
veteran: you got a wireless comm backdoor in your cyber cortex, worse is someone knows about it and occasionally it shows up on wireless network scans (vulnerable to hacking, wireless & comm scanning rolls of 25+ inadvertently locate it, removal requires losing 1 int dot and then replacing the cyber cortex with another [non-best = another -1 int])

Big hit hammer mage : a rando barbarian lost-tribe assimar on a low tech world got snagged by a passing ship that needed some replacement crew, a brain implant with skills made him a decent sensor tech, but then he suddenly exalted & stole a shuttle & blew up part of ship while escaping, he thinks the exaltation is ancestor spirits come to help
Stats: will & composure 1s, str fel int 2s, con 3, wis dex cha 4s
Skills: weaponry 3, ballistic 3, acrobat 1, athletic 2, tech 1, arcana 2, academic 2, forbidden 1, command 2, intimidate 1, deceive 1, persuade 1
Backgrounds: inheritance 3 (best cortex implant), artifact 4(wraithbone goremaul), status 1 (asskicker)
Species: assimar (+jaded & +fearless(angry))
Exaltation: atlantean (roll warps twice, free dot evocation magic, three skills can go to 6 & get Syrnth specialties)
Classes & Xp: Feral (barbarian level 1) -> Frenzy, Danger Sense, Armor Proficiency (Light), Power Attack, Weapon Proficiency (2hw) -> Science Officer (spelljammer officer level 2), assimar 1/scene +cha to damage asset, artifact 4 (hammer), evocation 2 (energy grasp), power stat 2 (spend resource for +3k0 on next spell casting test), all thumbs (-1k0 all machinery & computers), clueless (-1k0 offensive socials vs non-primitives), intolerance (-2k0 all socials with eldarin species), enemy (exploded a chunk of an eldarin worldship)
Gear: Wraithbone goremaul (may use weapon attack to deliver touch spells), Autopistol, Fencing Sword, Mesh Vest, Street Clothes (Common quality clothing), Chrono, flask of brandy.
Stat line: hp 8, resilienc 5, ap 4(body), defense 24, dodge 5k4, spd 6/36, mental defense 10, resolve 2, devotion 6, resource 10 @1/r free action roll warpy crap
Magic: force push & energy grasp @ 6k4 / fetter 3k3 / resource spend 9k4 (95%+ of 20+ & 0.006% warpy crap)
Fighty: feint 5k3 vs opponent skill, on success no parry/dodge & no failure penalty, spend resource & cast energy grasp -> wraithbone weapon -> to hit 5k3+1 (72%20+) @ 5k4 impact, penetration 2 + (9k4 magic energy damage + 1/scene +cha to damage :smile: 13k4 = 10k5 -> expected total damage = 70
ToDo: buy up willpower and composure to 2s or 3s, exit science officer, enter runeblade (swordmage level 3)

Ork with las cannons hidden in his arms : ork merc replaced bits until turned into DIY promethian, has some money from patents & tech-boyz helping, knows a good doctor, made off with 2 pricey las cannons when left the mercenary company
Stats: fellowship 1, cha cmp int str 2s, con 3, wis will & dex 4s.
Skills: ballistic 3, weaponry 2, acrobat 1, stealth 2, intimidate 4, scrutiny 4, craft 3, tech-use 1, medic 1, perception 1
Backgrounds: inheritance 3(las cannon), wealth 2(middle class without working for it), followers 1(five tek-boyz), ally 1(cyber-surgeon)
Species: ork (regain hp at the start of a fight)
Exaltation: promethian (-2k1 socials with non-exalts, repair instead of heal, hard to kill, integrated armor, ignore the critical damage charts)
Classes & Xp: 100 xp inheritance 4 (las cannon number 2), mercenary (level 1 generic class) +language, wp Basic, sound constitution, exit with +2 hp, enter tactical officer (spelljammer officer level 2), gifted asset (can always raise all social stats), +charisma, +composure, power stat 2 (may intergate power stat of weapons into own body & free quickdraw them), will to live (penalties to resist pinning and not surrender when its actually a good idea), hunted (left the old mercenary unit on bad terms), intolerance (artists & salesmen at +2k0 all socials)
Gear: Heavy Wrench (club), Las Pistol, Knife, Flak Vest(unused), Combi-Tool, Data Slate, Torch, Bag of Random fiddly bits, overalls (Good Quality clothing). Two las cannons integrated into arms & 4 power packs if you want to pull them around on a hand truck.
Stat line: hp 17, resilience 5, ap 5(all), defense 24, dodge 5k4, speed 6/36, mental defense 15, resolve 6, devotion, resource 6 & 1/hour automatically
Fighty: quickdraw an arm into a las cannon -> brace because its a heavy weapon -> fire at 5k3 -> 5k5 energy, penetration 10, rof 1, range 300m, ammo 5, 2 full turns to reload, recharge(wait a turn between shots).
ToDo: 300xp exit Tactical Officer, 400xp exit Hunter(sniper class level 1), 250xp skills to enter Sniper (level 3), 300xp silent scope gun kata @ 3 to add the ACCURATE tag to the las cannons
 
Normally this far into it I'm getting burned out on character creation. This year is different. I still have like 20 systems I want to make characters for. Time is the only challenge.

I didn't so much get burned out (maybe a little), as much as got sidetracked and lost momentum trying to read through Mythras. Wasn't really feeling it (never been a huge fan of BRP, though, there's couple things I liked about Mythras and definitely want to farm its magic for ideas; esp. Animism) and didn't want to force myself to slog through character creation when I could be doing more productive stuff. So I decided to focus on real life or working on my own system when I did game related stuff instead.

Definitely appreciate finally trying out the Character Creation challenge this year, cuz it led me to check out systems I didn't try before. Savage Worlds in particular turned out to be a huge source of inspiration (gonna try to sell my group on it next time we get a chance to play), and also got a lot from looking into other systems as well—even Mythras, despite not getting around finishing the one character I started to make (was gonna be a Shaman, of course :thumbsup:).
 
Day 31: HeroQuest: Glorantha

At last, we come to the 31st character (from me) for this challenge. I found myself with less time overall for this year's challenge, so I'm feeling pretty darn good right now about making it through, even if some of those characters were rushed or a bit thin. The truth is those characters that had little or no backstory much more closely resemble characters in my games. There was more than one time when I noted the irony of me sitting there and writing a backstory for characters in this challenge when I'd ordinarily not do so. I'm firmly in the camp of "the character's story is what happens at the table," but for whatever reason I often feel like leaving a character that's little more than stats isn't in the spirit of the challenge. So, I find that the challenge itself is more about pressing through my comfort zone than anything else.

It's been, as always, fun!

Rich (BB code):
Name: Kervost
Concept: Keen-eyed Hunter

Standard of living: Common

Abilities
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Hunter            7W
    Bow           +2
    Tracking      +2
Boisterous        17
    Carousing     +1
Survival          18
Heortling Culture 14
Blue Kestrel Clan 15

Runes
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Yinkin            1W
Air               17
Movement          13

Flaws
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Temperamental     7W
Love of mead      17

Background/Concept:
He is the only surviving child of Sharvor the Fletcher. One by one his seven siblings died from either disease, battle or just dumb bad luck. But Kervost has never been ill, and he always returns from battle or the hunt with little more than a scratch on him. While he can be temperamental and prone to violence, as all Orlanthi men are known to be, his generally boisterous and sometimes overly cheerful nature makes some within the clan suspect him of being a tad touched. Many in the clan whisper behind his back that Kervost is marked by the gods, destined for great things.

They may just be right.

Aside:
The character was made pretty much with Tormund Giantsbane, as seen in the GoT tv show in mind. He was made last night explicitly for day 31, so that I could end with one of my favorite systems for one of my favorite settings. HeroQuest / QuestWords is the reason I can't bring myself to run RuneQuest anymore. Well, insofar as Glorantha is concerned anyway.

Blue Kestrel Clan is an Orlanthi clan of my own making for my games. They're a community of highland mountain folk with a strong emphasis on hunting, fishing (in highland lakes, rivers and ponds) and agriculture. In more or less that order. They're known to have a slightly higher number of Yinkin devotees than is typical of other Orlanthi clans. Their hunters commonly utilize trained kestrels as hunting companions, whether for taking down small prey outright or for spotting and tracking larger game.

Over the years they've been relocated a few times as my mental picture of Glorantha shifts and changes, but they've come to settle, more or less finally, in the southern Indigo Mountains. This puts them a little further away than most Sartarites. This suites me fine, as I like that the distance removes them somewhat from the central conflicts, and their distance allows for certain cultural oddities and peculiarities to show up (basically, player characters), setting the Blue Kestrels apart in more ways than one.
 
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Busy day today so I’ll just end with one of my all time favorite games, and luckily one I have gotten to the virtual table more often lately!

System Boot Hill
Version 2E

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Rusty Redmond

Speed 47 Quick (+4)
Gun Accuracy 76 Very Good (+10)
Throwing Accuracy 85 Very Good (+10)
Strength 77 Hardy (16)
Bravery 72 Brave (+2 / +6)
Experience 21 Number of Gunfights 0 (-10)

First Shot Determination 6 plus weapon speed modifier (so for a Single Action Revolver it is 14)
Hit Determination 56%

Rusty is young; full of piss and vinegar but hasn’t been in a real gunfight yet.
 
System :: Convergence Point
Version :: 1.9

31) Kendal Grant

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".

Well not all of them

Project Blackbird is based on the artwork of Project Eagle from Blackbird Interactive. It is a Mars Colony workup. I was working on Neo Frontiers when I encounter these, posted them up on a site, and there was a huge reaction. It is fairly independent of Neo Frontiers. You can use it as a background for another setting. (Though it can casually be used for the Neo Frontier of Mars). The idea was to have another chronicle (cops/robbers, sci-fi, drama, espionage/ rebels, etc) just set on a Mars Town/ City.

So technically this is in the early Neo Frontiers Era, but it is separate.

Name: Kendal Grant
Core Trait: Human Surveyor of Blackbird Era Mars (Neo Frontier option)
Colonist Late Gold/ Early Silver


Helium started as a mining camp habitat. Three things going for it: Mountain, Sunshine, and Closed Mine.

The camp was built on a set of "mountains" east of both Bradbury and Wells. It seemed a good vein and had a "trail/ pass" that easily led down for ore trucks - Rust Riders all - to bring things to Bradbury. The mountain position and altitude had one other advantage, it protected the camp from most of the dust storms that passed through.

The location of the camp had a south facing cliff and a wide arc view. You could see both the sunrise and the sunset here... and to be subjective... it was quite spectacular. The sunlight was on the camp almost all the day most of the year. This made solar production useful (though almost all habitat clusters relied on a pebble nuclear system as their primary). It also made green housing easier.

While the Rust Riders did make regular runs, the supply purchases were biting into the margin. So farm domes and windows were installed. Then more personnel were brought in to provide goods and food "locally". Miners started to bring their families over from Bradbury or from Earth.

The primary vein ran unexpectedly empty. This made Vale Resource Acquisition contemplate closing down the camp. The locals (and the Mars Habitat Corporation) started to buy elements from Vale. Surveyors managed to find nearby mineral veins and resources, enough to keep Vale active in the area - and most of the hab people employed.

Helium is slowly becoming a "resort" of sorts for Martians. It had excellent sunsets/ rises, a good amount of water (enough to spare for an actual pool!), green open spaces, and resources. Hilton bought into the idea. Now between mining, food production, and Mar's first "resort", Helium is doing okay.

Kendal has been a hired surveyor for Vale and other companies since the beginning. Mapping is just part of the job, finding things "boots on the ground" made a surveyor valuable. Kendal has regular work. This also allows an indulgence in a hobby.

Kendal is a life miner, one of the dreamers who hope to find native life on Mars (or access to the deep seas underground). Most of this life will be found in caves, so spelunking is useful. Also, caves are good for Habitat construction and resource extraction. So it could be a win-win.

As more and more of Mars is being properly surveyed and explored, there is less and less need for surveyors. A lot of surveyors have gone home. Not Kendal. Kendal is a lifer... a martian... Earth is no longer home.

Kendal is based out of Helium and has been since it was three hab cans. It is still a town, but it has the makings of a real city. It just needs to grow into its potential. It is practically civilized. Now Ellie's Cafe Rice Cakes (filled with goodness) are Kendal's primary breakfast. There are general and craft stores to get good gear (and personal things). There are bars and people to interact with (given the tiny "resort" it is more than the same old 6200 faces).

Kendal has taken to bringing Sun out on the job. Sun is a local teenager, a true martian born and raised. She's getting hands-on experience on how to be a surveyor and some life skills along the way. She has started taking some of the classes online. Who knows she may even go to Earth for a brief time just to learn. But Sun will be one of the first New Surveyors on Mars.

Note: Helium is on the east of Bradbury and Wells. During the Six Year's War (and the occasional Vesper Conflict), it saw no action from Chinese forces or from any of the "so called rebels" that were active in The South.

Write Up Convergence Point

Name: Kendal Grant
Core Trait: Human Surveyor of Blackbird Era Mars (Neo Frontier Option)
Lv 4 /EP Mod 1.4 (1.05 -.1x +.45) 3000 Bonus EPs 2800 spent Next level 5600

Prime Aspects
PHY 10 +3/7- "Healthy"
DEX 12 +4/8- "I know the ropes"
MEN 12 +4/8- "Details. Think Details."
EMO 10 +3/7- "Strong Will"
MPY 9 +3/7- "Baptized in the Red Soil"
CHA 13 +4/8- "I'm a local"

Core Focus: SUR +SCI +ATH +PER -.1x

Athletics +4 "Spelunker"
Knowledge +1 "Mars" "Geology"
Perception +4 "Sight" "Where is Sun?"
Science +5 "Survey" "Microbiology"
Status +1 "Gold Martian"
Survival +5 "Martian" "Low O2"
FAM VHL +0 "Roamer" (Every adult can drive a rover and maybe a six-wheeler/Truck)
FAM S/T+0 "Poker"

Developing /Expanding Pieces
Experience - Gold Colonist STA+1 "Martian, KNW+1 "Mars" +.25x
Experience - Surveyor (SUR+1, SCI+1) +.2x
Psych: Red Martian (A1) Bonus when working in Red Mars and Preserving it
Psych: Life Searcher (B1) Always Hunting for life signs. It is a life long quest.
Social: Obligation - Sun (B1)

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

27) Chloe (237653) Emét Synth-Gamma Escort of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-14#post-402564

28) Dr. Gann Windmore Esper (Mad) Scientist of the Neo Frontier Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-14#post-403236

29) Walter aka The Source aka Walter the Wackadoodle
Core Trait: Human Conspiracy Expert of the Neo Frontiers
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-14#post-403630

30) Ms. Scarlet or Ms. Xīnghóng Esper Agent of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-15#post-

31) Kendal Grant Human Surveyor of Blackbird Era Mars
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-15#post-404452
 
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I would like to ask a question of fellow thread folks, where have you been getting your art?

Also, if you have been using an AI, which ones and which terms are you using?
 
I would like to ask a question of fellow thread folks, where have you been getting your art?

Also, if you have been using an AI, which ones and which terms are you using?
I just Google search and steal images of the web. I know that makes me a bad person, I should probably attribute the artist when possible, but normally I grab stuff from movies and tv. I don’t feel bad about using those images but if I grab from deviant art or something I have a twinge of conscience but usually get over it. Usually.
 
I would like to ask a question of fellow thread folks, where have you been getting your art?

Also, if you have been using an AI, which ones and which terms are you using?
As it's not for profit, I just steal them off the internet. When I'm doing something for pay, I have stock art and also put creative commons in the search, but for games for personal use, it's not like it's going to generate money for anyone.

AI art, to me, still resides firmly in the uncanny valley.
 
I would like to ask a question of fellow thread folks, where have you been getting your art?

Also, if you have been using an AI, which ones and which terms are you using?
Pvvvb... I'd have to trawl back through to check my posts but the two I remember...

LaForce was collage of internet open source bits with some generic image manipulation on the lightning to blend in nicely.

The deadEarth one was from the "dream by wombo" (A.I. free & unlimited but not great), with a screwed up image manipulation. I realized I should have just taken one of the zardoz thread images, swapped in a bat head, deleted most of the torso, stretched the legs up to pelvis the shoulders, and stuck that on a generic nuked city pic.
 
I would like to ask a question of fellow thread folks, where have you been getting your art?

Also, if you have been using an AI, which ones and which terms are you using?

Pinterest tends to have a ton of decent art for character portraits, lots of it from actual RPGs, or fan art. Artstation is also a good one, but I usually end up there from Pinterest, since the site links images from wherever they're posted from. A few of the pics I've used have also been screencaps from games with custom character creation. But Pinterest tends to be my go to site.
 
Day 31
System:: Robot Warriors
Version :: 1st edition

NameJames Corwyn
Age:12
AttributeCostBaseValueSpent
STR1108-2
DEX3101824
CON210100
BODY210100
INT110188
EGO210100
PRE1108-2
COM0.510100
28
Base
PD220
ED220
SPD1.8312
REC440
END20305
STUN19212
19
CostLevelSkillsPointsDisadvantages
2Familiarity with Robot Weapons3Distinctive Look (Child)
4Init + 1Pilot Robot 15-:13Hunted Order of The Emperor (14-, Medium Group,75+ in EQ)
10find weakness 11-8Friends (Little Brother, Competent, Frequently)
3Robotics 14-
3Computer Programming 14-
5Luck 1d6
Climbing
Concealment
Disguise
Driving
Paramedic
Piloting
Stealth
27
Total74Disadvantages24


James is a prophesied ruler of the Empire. Unfortunately he's 12, hanging out with his smart ass 10 yr old brother Michael and hunted by the Emperor.

(Someone has been reading a lot of young kids books for bed time stories)
 
Day 31

System: Cyberpunk 2020
Version: 2.01 (with the Wildside supplement)
Publisher: R. Talsorian Games Inc.

System Notes: Well, last one for 2023, so I figured I'd end with a classic and one of my favorites. I used the Wildside supplement for an alternate Fixer template and one of the three expanded Streetdeal/contacts systems it includes (I picked the medium-complexity one, where you get points based on the Streetdeal level to buy extra rolls with various groups or sources of information). I also went with random attribute rolls rather than the point pool method.

Name: Harlan Takahashi
Role: Fixer (Smuggler)
Age: 23

Intelligence 7
Reflexes 5
Cool 8
Technical Ability 3
Luck 4
Attractiveness 5
Movement Allowance 7 (Run 21m, Running Leap 5m)
Empathy 8
Body 6 (Lift 240kg, Carry 60 kg, Body Type Average, Body Type Modifier -2, Save Number 6)

Skills:
Streetdeal (Role Ability) +5
Awareness +5
Brawling +3
Driving +5
Forgery +5
Handgun +4
Hide/Evasion +6
Language (Spanish +3, Japanese +2)
Leadership +3
Persuasion +4
Resist Torture/Drugs +5

Cyberware: None

Armor: Light Armor Jacket
Weapons: Militech Arms Avenger Pistol with 50 Rounds
Equipment: Cell Phone (1 Month of Service), Generic Chic Clothing, 1-Room Apartment in Moderate Zone (1 Month of Rent and Utilities), 35 Nuyen

Contacts (one extra Streetdeal roll per level):
Cyberware Black Marketers 1
Night City Street Gangs 1
Night City Yakuza 2
Police Information 1
Weapons Black Marketers 1

Special: can make a Family roll (as the Nomad role skill) at +2 once per month due to earning a Nomad family’s trust in the past (from lifepath generation)

Backstory: Harlan grew up as an orphan in a corporate arcology, his parents having disappeared under mysterious circumstances. When he reached adolescence, he ran away to Night City, learning how to live by wits on the streets. He realized that a quick tongue and a way with people could often help one live longer than being good in a fight, as there’s always someone bigger and stronger out there, and also that moving unnoticed among the movers and shakers could benefit one’s longevity as well. He learned how to become a smuggler, moving merchandise in and out of Night City, and establishing a network of contacts along the way. His preferred suppliers and customers are the various Nomad families that live in the hinterlands, but he’s up for anything if the money is good. Unlike many in Night CIty, though, Harlan eschews installing cyberware in himself (though he will certainly deal in it), as he feels it will make him lose the human touch that a successful smuggler and intermediary often needs.
 
Day 31

System: Warhammer Fantasy
Version: 2nd edition (with Career Compendium and Character Pack for all the random tables)

Meet IYODRIAN SWIFTBOW!
Iyodrian.jpg
(source)

Career: Outrider
WS: 36BS: 43S: 35T: 33Ag: 45Int: 31WP: 40Fel: 35
A: 1W: 10SB: 3TB: 3M: 5Mag: 0IP: 0FP: 1
Free advancement: WS

Talents:
Aethyric Attunement, Coolheaded, Excellent Vision, Night Vision; Special Weapon (Entangling), Orientation, Very Strong

Skills: Animal Care, Outdoor Survival, Perception, Ride, Search, Silent Move, Follow Trail, Navigation, Common Knowledge (Elves), Speak Eitharin, Speak Reikspiel

Gear: sword, dagger, whip, crossbow, shield, leather jack armour, riding horse with saddle and harness

Age: 50
Birthsign: The Broken Cart, the Sign of Pride
Birthplace: the city of Marienburg
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 125 pds
Hair: black
Eyes: grey blue

"I can get you where you want to go. For a price, of course. Everyone has to keep an eye on the future, right?"

Although born in the depths of the city, Iyodrian grew up listening raptly to her parents' tales of life in the wild. (Little did she know that her parents had never ventured outside Marienburg and were just passing off stereotypical stories of "Elf life" as their own experiences.) As soon as she could, she left home for a life on the road as an outrider. She quickly discovered, however, that it was nothing like her parents' stories.

Comments:
Every detail was randomly rolled down to the name, and the character coming out the end was a fairly reasonable, bog-standard fantasy RPG staple, basically an elf ranger, instead of some twisted ratcatcher. Sure, the insanity and crippling injuries can follow in play, but right now at least this is almost boring! I took the Elf talent Aethyric Attunement in case I got a spellcasting career (which would have made the name Swiftbow wonderfully inappropriate), but oh well.

31 days, 31 characters, 31 systems!
 
January 30th...I'm almost there:smile:!

Year Zero Mini
Ver. 1.0.5. :wink:

Frank Katzka
Male, human
Concept: New Orleans-born Action Archeologist
Look: Tall and somewhat scrawny, but athletic
Conviction: God said we should take care of each other.
Impulse: Never use weapons against an unarmed man.
Friend: Joe is alright, though he is...well, Joe.
Stats:
Str 3
Agi 4
Wits 2
Emp(athy) 3
Assets (grant 2 dice):
A bullwhip with a golden handle on which the word "love" is written in Sanskrit
Equipment (grant 1 die):
A .38 S&W
A book on Indian art&culture, bearing numerous corrections and notes in his handwriting.
Wealth: Well-off
 
System :: Convergence Point
Version :: 1.9

#32 February 1 Christopher Bell

All my recent characters have been 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. They will be at the level of when they first appear in the "anime".

Well not all of them.

Project Blackbird is based on the artwork of Project Eagle from Blackbird Interactive. It is a Mars Colony workup. I was working on Neo Frontiers when I encounter these, posted them up on a site, and there was a huge reaction. It is fairly independent of Neo Frontiers. You can use it as a background for another setting. (Though it can casually be used for the Neo Frontier of Mars). The idea was to have another chronicle (cops/robbers, sci-fi, drama, espionage/ rebels, etc) just set on a Mars Town/ City.

So technically this is in the early Neo Frontiers Era, but it is separate.

Name: Christopher Bell
Core Trait: Human Rust Rider of Blackbird Era Mars (Neo Frontier Option)


He served his country when there was a country. A bomb went off and killed off his civilian life. Mustering out and having nothing left on Earth, he joined up with Vale Resource Acquisitions and went to Mars. (He had nothing to lose and it was the first wave - so a high chance of dying.) He became more than a truck driver connecting habit cans. He became a Rider of the Rust, a Rust Rider. Rust Riders are the folk heroes of Mars. (Much like The CB Truckers of the 70s, romanticized.) They help people out, getting needed loads to desperate habitats. They risk their lives for just a tank of gas. They rescue folk. They give lifts. They help when the corps are tough. They help hold the outposts together. Sure, most of the time it is a standard haul from a mine to Bradbury. But the few times it is not, it becomes a local legend. If the story is good, it becomes a planetary legend.
Nobody is more legendary than Bell. He has been "the local legend" since he first did "The Triangle" (A dangerous bit of rust/ red soil between major outposts) before anyone else. He has moved needed oxygen during dust storms. He has made sure Christmas Post is delivered. He has put more kilometers on more six wheelers than anyone else. In fact, stories about Bell have become the basis for the general Rust Rider mythos.

Write Up Convergence Point

Name: Christopher Bell
Core Trait: Human Rust Rider of Blackbird Era Mars (Neo Frontier Option)
Lv 4 /EP Mod 1.35x (1.15 -.4 +.6) 3000 bonus EPs

Prime Aspects
PHY 15 +5/9- "Tough enough to stay awake for days."
DEX 12 +4/8- "Give me the controls"
MEN 10 +3/7- "Road smart, not book smart"
EMO 11 +3/7- "Determined"
MPY 14 +4/8- "The Red runs through my Soul"
CHA 12 +4/8- "Genuinely Nice Guy"

Core Focus: VHL +SUR +CON -.4x

Athletic +1 "Fitness" "Stay Awake"
Combative +2 "H2H" "Military Weapons"
Contact +5 "Military Buddies" "Rust Riders" "Corporate" "
Survival +4 "Martian", "Pathfinding" "DECker"
Vehicle +4 (Earth) Trucks, Six Wheeler, Construction, Roamer, Hover
Status +1 "Martian, Rust Rider (+4 when getting him in trouble)
Knowledge+1 "Mars" "Topography"

FAM: TEC+0: Engines


Developing /Expanding sets

Experience - Gold Colonist STA+1 "Martian, KNW+1 "Mars" +.25x

Military Training COM+1 "Military Weapons" ATH+1 "Fitness" +.1x (.3x Adjusted)

Veteran COM+1 CON+1 Old Buddies +.25x

Psych: "I will bring this load in" B2 (common, lethal)

Psych: "Protect Civilian/Innocents" B3 (all the time, to the death)

Reputation B2 "The True Rust Rider" (A legendary figure - Bell has trouble living up to that.) (Status +3)

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

27) Chloe (237653) Emét Synth-Gamma Escort of the Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-14#post-402564

28) Dr. Gann Windmore Esper (Mad) Scientist of the Neo Frontier Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-14#post-403236

29) Walter aka The Source aka Walter the Wackadoodle
Core Trait: Human Conspiracy Expert of the Neo Frontiers
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-14#post-403630

30) Ms. Scarlet or Ms. Xīnghóng Esper Agent of The Neo Frontiers Era
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-15#post-

31) Kendal Grant Human Surveyor of Blackbird Era Mars
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-15#post-404452

32) Christopher Bell Human Rust Rider of Blackbird Era Mars
https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/2023-character-creation-challenge.8573/page-15#post-404761
 
I started making a LightMaster character, but ran out of time. Need to go now, but I should be able to finish it today, at least:thumbsup:!
 
Yeah, after 31 straight days I need a break. But I'd love to take a stab at some of the games with more involved character gen. And it occurred to me I was very PC / protagonist minded, so it could be fun to mix it up and start building villians and bad guys for PC's to thwart (or not).
 
MoonHunter is continuing on. Let me repost a first post for a thread I started on another less publike site. If people want to, I will start a similar thread here.

It takes 28 days to make (or break) a habit. (well 21-28 days depending on whom you listen to.)

I have spent 31 days doing something - making characters.

This is my second (and a half) year doing #CharacterCreationChallenge. My post-mortem this year will be a little different than last year.

As I expected, like last year, I woke up in a panic. You see, I do characters the day ahead, then post them up (and usually tinker some) on the appropriate day. So I finished it all "yesterday". True to form I woke up this morning in 12 seconds of panic going, "OMG what character am I going to post.".

Last year I went through "withdrawals" for the next week or so, maybe tinkering with a new character. I expected the same this year. It is okay. I have a plan.

The Challenge Continues.


There are three levels of Challenge I propose. Choose the one that works for you.

1) The Perfect Challenge Response would be 334 characters, until January 1st. This is the platonic ideal. It is mostly unsustainable, though if we average it out... it might be possible.

2) The Best Challenge Response is 48 more characters, one for each week until January. That way we keep the form up, without pushing life hard.

3) The Target Challenge Response is 70 more characters, bringing one and a half characters a week (a total of 101 if you did January), until January 1st.

4) Supportive Challenge Response is 11 more characters, one per month until January 1st.

The challenge starts 02/01/2023 - tomorrow from this time coordinate ... but join any time.

These will be "average numbers". Some weeks you will do more, some weeks less. Th,e target is to get as close to the chosen challenge number as you can. Each player of this game will keep track of their own numbers, My #3, My week 05, or somesuch. They should also list the game and version they are doing the character for.

Characters can be of any system or setting as appropriate. They can be character exercises or you could be filling out a location or setting. Since we are not pushing for one a day, each one should have a nice bit of conception, history, and some description.

If you don't make it, fine. There is no penalty for failure. You will have some NPCs/ characters made. That will be useful. Also: You will still show off games or setting you like - that others might not know. You can play with "the game of the moment". It is a place to put characters you make. (A double posting in game-specific threads might happen and it is okay by me.)

I am doing #3, Target Challenge.

This year I will not have those withdrawals. I assume you won't either.
 
MoonHunter is continuing on. Let me repost a first post for a thread I started on another less publike site. If people want to, I will start a similar thread here.

It takes 28 days to make (or break) a habit. (well 21-28 days depending on whom you listen to.)

I have spent 31 days doing something - making characters.

This is my second (and a half) year doing #CharacterCreationChallenge. My post-mortem this year will be a little different than last year.

As I expected, like last year, I woke up in a panic. You see, I do characters the day ahead, then post them up (and usually tinker some) on the appropriate day. So I finished it all "yesterday". True to form I woke up this morning in 12 seconds of panic going, "OMG what character am I going to post.".

Last year I went through "withdrawals" for the next week or so, maybe tinkering with a new character. I expected the same this year. It is okay. I have a plan.

The Challenge Continues.


There are three levels of Challenge I propose. Choose the one that works for you.

1) The Perfect Challenge Response would be 334 characters, until January 1st. This is the platonic ideal. It is mostly unsustainable, though if we average it out... it might be possible.

2) The Best Challenge Response is 48 more characters, one for each week until January. That way we keep the form up, without pushing life hard.

3) The Target Challenge Response is 70 more characters, bringing one and a half characters a week (a total of 101 if you did January), until January 1st.

4) Supportive Challenge Response is 11 more characters, one per month until January 1st.

The challenge starts 02/01/2023 - tomorrow from this time coordinate ... but join any time.

These will be "average numbers". Some weeks you will do more, some weeks less. Th,e target is to get as close to the chosen challenge number as you can. Each player of this game will keep track of their own numbers, My #3, My week 05, or somesuch. They should also list the game and version they are doing the character for.

Characters can be of any system or setting as appropriate. They can be character exercises or you could be filling out a location or setting. Since we are not pushing for one a day, each one should have a nice bit of conception, history, and some description.

If you don't make it, fine. There is no penalty for failure. You will have some NPCs/ characters made. That will be useful. Also: You will still show off games or setting you like - that others might not know. You can play with "the game of the moment". It is a place to put characters you make. (A double posting in game-specific threads might happen and it is okay by me.)

I am doing #3, Target Challenge.

This year I will not have those withdrawals. I assume you won't either.

Okay, a few people mentioned about keeping it up. This post got liked. So Here it is....

The 2023 Continuation Thread
 
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