Tuesday, April 14, 2009

15-Minute (or Less) Full Character Generator

Got your fighter squashed under the heel of a troll and wanting to jump back in the saddle before the night ends? Need to slot in a new player at the table PDQ before your players get ornery? Want a character with a fun, minimal backstory, but feeling just too damn overworked/lazy/uninspired? Then friends, this is the random table generator for you. Get a PC or NPC up and running from stats to equipment to background lickety-split on the following downloadable charts.

All rolling chart steps are optional. System can be used for Castles & Crusades. Pre-second edition versions of D&D (and retro-clones) can also be used with minor modifications for class and equipment.

1. Roll on Chart A stat block chart. Use stats in order or re-arrange to suit.
2. Pick character class and race.
3. Pick prime attributes.
4. Roll hit points.
5. Roll on Chart B equipment charts.
6. Roll on Chart C character backstory.
7. Choose Alignment
8. Play!

Any and all feedback will be much appreciated.

(Backstory generator adapted from Paul Jaquays' "previous history system" in Dungeoneer #9. Thanks to Chgowiz for inspiration on stat block chart for quick sandbox insertion. Thanks to Microlite20 for quick pick pack idea.)

2 comments:

  1. Excellent! Thanks very much! And it's always so nice to see a fellow C&C-lovin' blogger!

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  2. I've been reading, downloading, and generally lurking around all the offerings of the "old guard" vibrant online community for about a half-year now, so I'm glad to give a modest something back.

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