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Game Master Daniel Stewart


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Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

Hey all...here we are for our first shot at building a better background. Cannot wait to get started and see how well (or not) this system works!!


Male Human

Ready for a Lifepath!

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

Ok...the first thing we need to do is roll our stats. Now your first choice is to roll "Down the Line" or arrange the rolls as you like. If you go with Down the Line, your character will be given an extra feat for "putting their rolls in the hands of the gods"!!

Stats are listed as follows:

Strength
Dexterity
Constitution
Intelligence
Wisdom
Charisma

Once this is completed you can choose your race. Do not include any racial ability modifiers or ability modifiers from any other source.

I will stop here until a few of you have got to this stage.


Male Hairy Highlander Halfbreed (ThirdSwede) Barbarian 9/King O' The North 5/Staffy Dad 7

Looking forward to this one also... right let's see what the dice gods have in store...

STR: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 4, 3) = 9
DEX: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 2, 5) = 11
CON: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 3) = 6
INT: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 1) = 4
WIS: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 6, 4) = 12
CHA: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 5, 5) = 12

Mmmm. Interesting... is feeble simpleton a racial choice :) Will likely go Human, with a mind (albeit a blunted one) to Cleric class... but let's see what pops lol.


Male Human

STR: 3d6 ⇒ (6, 5, 5) = 16
INT: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 4, 3) = 8
WIS: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 4, 6) = 14
DEX: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 1, 5) = 10
CON: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 5, 6) = 12
CHA: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 2) = 5

Finally, a Fighter with more than half a brain. Well, still dull, but with some instincts perhaps. And either an ugly countenance, poor people skills, or both.

Going to go Elf this time…

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Male Historian/Curator

Ok...time for a mullegan. I had meant for you to roll 4d6 and take the 3 highest. My fault completely...so you can go ahead and re-roll or if you want stick with your numbers you can do that too (with maybe a free re-roll later in the process!!)


Male Human

Given I already chose an Elf Fighter, I’ll stick with what I have. Once again, the 3d6 method is too swingy for me - it almost invariably gives each character a 4 or 5 in at least one stat…


Male Hairy Highlander Halfbreed (ThirdSwede) Barbarian 9/King O' The North 5/Staffy Dad 7

Given I'd opted for crippled imbecile, think I'll take you up on the mulligan DS... rolling the bones once again, but in Olde School order this time:

STR: 4d6 ⇒ (5, 2, 2, 1) = 10 9
INT: 4d6 ⇒ (1, 6, 3, 5) = 15 14
WIS: 4d6 ⇒ (4, 1, 3, 4) = 12 9
DEX: 4d6 ⇒ (5, 3, 5, 1) = 14 13
CON: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 3, 4, 2) = 11 9
CHA: 4d6 ⇒ (3, 2, 5, 1) = 11 10

Okay at least a functioning being this time round, and one that smacks heavily of magic-use... So Human Magic User methinks


Reporting in.
And down the line we go!

Strength: 4d6 ⇒ (4, 3, 2, 2) = 11 = 9
Dexterity: 4d6 ⇒ (5, 1, 6, 4) = 16 = 15
Constitution: 4d6 ⇒ (5, 4, 6, 1) = 16 = 15
Intelligence: 4d6 ⇒ (4, 4, 1, 1) = 10 = 9
Wisdom: 4d6 ⇒ (2, 1, 1, 2) = 6 = 5
Charisma: 4d6 ⇒ (4, 4, 4, 6) = 18 = 14

I think I am feeling an Elven Expert of some sort - roguish, probably with a ranged weapon.

Even though I am not sure what he will be able to spot or find with Wisdom 5 :P


Male Human
Albion, The Eye wrote:

Reporting in.

And down the line we go!

[dice=Strength]4d6 = 9
[dice=Dexterity]4d6 = 15
[dice=Constitution]4d6 = 15
[dice=Intelligence]4d6 = 9
[dice=Wisdom]4d6 = 5
[dice=Charisma]4d6 = 14

I think I am feeling an Elven Expert of some sort - roguish, probably with a ranged weapon.

Even though I am not sure what he will be able to spot or find with Wisdom 5 :P

Maybe because you rolled in order, and old-school order at that, you might be allowed a reroll of one of your 1’s…;)

Otherwise you may just be one of the most foolhardy…fools the Elves ever produced…

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

Yeah....I can see that...choose a one and re-roll


Oceanshieldwolf wrote:

Maybe because you rolled in order, and old-school order at that, you might be allowed a reroll of one of your 1’s…;)

Otherwise you may just be one of the most foolhardy…fools the Elves ever produced…

Wanted that Feat!

(and honestly completely forgot we could roll out of order)

Rerolling one of the 1s in Wis: 1d6 ⇒ 4

So that means

Str 9
Dex 15
Con 15
Int 9
Wis 8
Cha 14

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

Ok, now that we have a bunch of you with your attributes rolled, we can move on. Many have also chosen a race, which is fine. Next, we go to your Childhood and Place of Origin.

Each roll 3d6. This will give you your Lifestyle, social rank, and social rank modifier. Once this has been completed, roll a d20 to determine your Place of Origin.


Male Human

Lifestyle, Social Rank, Social Rank Modifier: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 5, 6) = 15

Place of Birth: 1d20 ⇒ 11


Male Human

Just noticed I was wrong and you *didn’t* roll in Old School order (SIWDCC) Albion. Tut tut! And to think I went in to bat for you! Kids these days….

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

OSW - Your lifestyle is COMFORTABLE and your SOCIAL RANK=4. Finally, your place of origin is RURAL.

For actual town names and such I will give you a list to either pick from or roll...your choice!


Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
Just noticed I was wrong and you *didn’t* roll in Old School order (SIWDCC) Albion. Tut tut! And to think I went in to bat for you! Kids these days….

Hey, hey! I rolled according to the DM ruling (not rules!), and thus I was, by default, old school. You guys ignored the DM, just like them 5e youngsters do these days :P

Lifestyle, social rank, and social rank modifier: 3d6 ⇒ (3, 5, 2) = 10

Place of Origin: 1d20 ⇒ 9

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

Well said Albion!! lol!!

Ok, let's see what you got.

Lifestyle is MODEST and your SOCIAL RANK=3
Your place of Origin is URBAN


Male Human

Dangit. I totally ignored the DM. No extra feat for me!

Happy to roll for location. What die?


Male Daytona 500 DM / 12

Sorry I missed the request to go to the discussion board. I'll catch up in a bit.


Male Daytona 500 DM / 12

4d6 ⇒ (6, 3, 1, 1) = 11 STR 10
4d6 ⇒ (3, 3, 2, 3) = 11 DEX 9
4d6 ⇒ (4, 5, 3, 2) = 14 CON 12
4d6 ⇒ (4, 2, 4, 6) = 16 INT 14
4d6 ⇒ (5, 5, 2, 1) = 13 WIS 12
4d6 ⇒ (3, 2, 4, 5) = 14 CHA 12

Thinking a Human Wizard, perhaps a bit nearsighted and overweight.

3d6 ⇒ (5, 1, 5) = 11 Lifestyle
1d20 ⇒ 17 Origin

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Male Historian/Curator

Ok Scranford lets see what the dice have in store for you!!

You have a MODEST lifestyle, SOCIAL RANK=3 and you Place of Origin is RURAL.

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Male Historian/Curator

OK...Next up is CHILDHOOD ENVIROMENT.

Please roll a d100 (+/- social modifier x5)

The only person with any modifier so far is OSW with a +1.


Male Daytona 500 DM / 12

Childhood Environment: 1d100 ⇒ 24

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

SCRANFORD: You have 1 parent alive and I need you to roll another d100 to see what happened to the other. Your choice of who is who for this.


Male Daytona 500 DM / 12

1d100 ⇒ 52 What happened to my Mother???

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

SCRANFORD: Well you know who she is, but for some reason, she abandoned you and your father while you were still young.


Male Hairy Highlander Halfbreed (ThirdSwede) Barbarian 9/King O' The North 5/Staffy Dad 7

Sorry folks - been rammed @ work and turning 49+4 winters auld.

Lifestyle, Social Rank, Social Rank Modifier: 3d6 ⇒ (5, 1, 2) = 8

Place of Birth: 1d20 ⇒ 11


Male Human

The Wonder Years: 1d100 + 5 ⇒ (42) + 5 = 47


Male Human

Happy half-century BD…! I’m yet to get there….49 and a couple seasons here…

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

No hurry Black Dow, we will wait for you!! Congrats on the birthday! Looks like I am the old man in the room I suppose at fifty and six years!!

BLACK DOW: Lifestyle is Poor and your SOCIAL RANK=2 (-1 Modifier). Your place of Origin is RURAL.

OWS: Your parents are alive and still together along with extended family (of your choice!)


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Male Daytona 500 DM / 12

Young whippersnappers… I’m closer to a famous Beatles song than 63

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

HAHA!! Scranford wins the Olde Curmudgeon Award!!!


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Male Human

Olde Curmudgeons Reign


Male Human

Ok, Comfortable/Rural/Parents and extended family alive, living together/nearby. Probably not Seven Hundred Elves as detailed by Maddy Prior and Steeleye Span, but more than a few.


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Black Dow wrote:
Sorry folks - been rammed @ work and turning 49+4 winters auld.

Congrats BD! Almost there myself ;)


Childhood Environment: 1d100 ⇒ 94

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

ALBION: All seems good in your family! Both parents are alive and present, along with extended family (Grand Parents, aunts and uncles, etc.)

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

OK, once the Childhood Environment has been sorted, roll a 1d3-1 for Childhood Relationships. These could be family members, distant relations, or even other kids from the neighbourhood.


Male Daytona 500 DM / 12

1d3 - 1 ⇒ (3) - 1 = 2 He's my friend...


Male Hairy Highlander Halfbreed (ThirdSwede) Barbarian 9/King O' The North 5/Staffy Dad 7
Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
Olde Curmudgeons Reign

Bravo sire, and thanks all for the birthday wishes.

Right on with the show...

Childhood Environment: 1d100 - 5 ⇒ (43) - 5 = 38

Childhood Relationships: 1d3 - 1 ⇒ (2) - 1 = 1

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

SCRANFORD: Roll a d20 twice for relationship

BLACK DOW: ALl good...both parents are alive and well...along with your extended family (if you want!!)
Now roll a d20 for Relationship!


Childhood Relationships: 1d3 - 1 ⇒ (1) - 1 = 0

So sad.

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Male Historian/Curator

Poor Albion....Maybe there will be a reason!?!


Shhhh...


Male Daytona 500 DM / 12

1d20 ⇒ 15 Relationship 1

1d20 ⇒ 5 Relationship 2

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

SCRANFORD:
An Ally - You are very close, get along great, and visit each other as often as you can.
A Rival - You don't get along well and argue often, if you speak at all.
So you can choose who these 2 important people in your early life are and why one was your ally and the other a rival!!

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Ok, now that the basics ate your youth are done we move on to the fun stuff...YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE!

First off roll a d6 and depending on where you grew up, you will get Self Improvement. Next roll 2d6 you your Youth/Adolescence Event!!


Male Daytona 500 DM / 12

1d6 ⇒ 1 Where am I?

2d6 ⇒ (1, 1) = 2 What happened?

Wow! That's a plethora of 1's

Liberty's Edge

Male Historian/Curator

SCRANFORD:
Select a +1 to CON, DEX, STR, WIS or INT. Add to your character and increase any modifiers.

Raiders attack or a neighboring community invades. You must defend your home. Make a Strength (any weapon) check vs DC 10.
 If you succeed, gain proficiency with a simple or martial weapon of your choice.
 If you fail, roll on the Injury table, with a +2 bonus.


Compiling:

Str 9
Dex 15
Con 15
Int 9
Wis 8
Cha 14

1 Extra Feat

Lifestyle is MODEST and your SOCIAL RANK=3
Place of Origin is URBAN

Both parents are alive and present, along with extended family (Grand Parents, aunts and uncles, etc.)

Childhood relationships: none (maybe there is a reason?)

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Youth and adolescence

1d6 ⇒ 4

Youth/Adolescence Event: 2d6 ⇒ (3, 5) = 8

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