The new and improved FULL ABC method for Character Building


Pathfinder Second Edition General Discussion

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Warning, This is a light-hearted thread meant to provoke giggles more than anything else.

With the Remaster in the pipeline, we might as well go full bore and finish the alphabet!
Maybe others have their own in mind or would like to continue the list, who knows, could be fun?

First, we have what has already been established...

A - Ancestry
B- Background
C- Class

So we know those but what about the rest? I've heard tell of a few more that have been unofficially adopted by others...

D - Description/Detail - Describe how you look, and your general personality/attitude.
E - Equipment - What gear are you using/toting around?
F - Feats - Fundamental, crucial, mandatory. Can't finish WITHOUT these, maybe it's even a good idea to look "ahead" to see what you MIGHT want to become.

These are all pretty much crucial to building a fleshed-out and realized player character but I think we can go further...

G - Grease - Just HOW greasy are ya, huh? You like to say squeaky clean, stay in the upper crust inn where they scrape the chewing gum off the stools every fortnight or are you down for a nights stay at the B&B that features a nightly scrappy game of dice played out of a chipped cup in the alley outside just across from the tanner's shop.
H - Herocism - Just HOW heroic are ya now? I mean, there are big damn heroes and then there are the unwilling forced into doing things they'd REALLY rather not just in order to survive.
I - Incentive - What is REALLY driving your character to DO what they ARE doing?

And then... things get a little bit...

J - Jank - Somewhat related to Grease but it's more akin to something fundamental about who/how you are rather than the choices that you make.
K - Killer - Speaks for itself, ya like violence, huh?
L - Lethargic - How motivated/lazy are you exactly? Are you willing to stand up to walk across the room for a chance to get the last slice of cold pie or would you rather go hungry/pester the halfling to do you a favor (that you have no intention on returning)?

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M - Malice! What do ya hate? How much you hate it?

N - You'd think it's Neutral, but that's ogl stuff. N is for Nefarious! How cunning are you?

O - Omninous! Whats that supernatural aura surrounding you look like?


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P - Pranks, what sort of mischief does your character like getting into


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Q - Quirk What's the weirdest thing you like? Or the weirdest esoteric talent you have? What do you know or do that would make people do a double take, and how do you feel about that double take?


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Remember (your 4 Free Boosts)

You did add them, right? Check again. Yup, just as I thought. Well, go add them now.


S -Snobbery Score
How much of a snob are you?
Are you a member of the elite who doesn't need to deal with people below your station in life? Indeed, is there anyone above you at all in society?

What is your social standing?

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T - Treasure! (Are you starting above level one? Ask about our wealth by level offerings.)


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Useless Mundane Items - Add a few to your equipment. They'll cost a few coppers at most and could come in handy.


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U - Unite - What unites your character with the rest of your party?

Edit: ah heck I had the page open too long!

Edit Edit:
V - Verbalise - What's your character's voice like? Do they talk too much, or not at all. If they talk, how LOUD or quiet are they? What accent do they have?

Liberty's Edge

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W - Why -

Why do you even get out of bed with all the wealth you already have ? Much less risk your life repeatedly while everybody else just enjoys the day.


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X - Xylophone - What are you thoughts on xylophones?


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Y = Youthfulness, or lack thereof. Age categories are back in the spotlight!


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Alchemic_Genius wrote:

M - Malice! What do ya hate? How much you hate it?

N - You'd think it's Neutral, but that's ogl stuff. N is for Nefarious! How cunning are you?

O - Omninous! Whats that supernatural aura surrounding you look like?

Malice is good. I was thinking "Murderhobo - how much of one is your character?"

Liberty's Edge

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and finally...

Zest - What fills your character with enjoyment, fulfillment, and excitement in life? Some might call these the finishing touches, the outer rind if you will, but it's more than just the skin.

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