Wednesday, December 23, 2009

How To Do Random Charcters In BASH?

So I sat down to make a character in V&V and after 20 minutes of rolling dice and figuring things out I had a 5'10, 100lb, 17 strength, fashion model (performing art), lawyer (legal background), French Woman who was 17. Her powers were a mess, Stretching Device, Transmutation Device, Bionics, a Pet, Heightened Charisma (B), a magical mind control item and the pisonic/magic power of weakness detection. Oh and her weakness was Physical Handicap.

Now part of that was my own fault for randomizing the tables she got to roll on, sure, but also it was just very hard for me to put that all together. Yes I get to drop one power (bye bye stretching) but even then I had a mess of a character.

Now I could have selected the tables I wanted her powers on but that defeats the purpose of the whole random thing.

Maybe there should be an archetype table? Roll on that... okay now you can only roll on this table for powers, or these 2. I dunno.

I am going to see if I can figure out how to add random character creation to BASH. :)

1 comment:

  1. I would definitely go with an archetype table. This is something Marvel Superheros gets across well; superheroes conform to certain archetypes. There's the magic guy, the alien guy, the berzerker, the weapons guy.... Then, randomize the powers appropriate to the archetype.

    This should eliminate the walking horrors you're creating.