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Offline Grinnen Baeritt

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2019, 04:01:04 PM »
I've always simply used Scrounge as an urban equivalent to Foraging. Not as an opposed active check.

The player sets the "standard" by deciding what they are trying to achieve... the GM sets the difficulty, and they only get it, if the GM "knows" it's available.

Generally this should be enough food or a monetary equivalent to keep a character alive for a day...

"I'm looking for something edible that will keep me alive for a day" is easier than "I'm looking for a weapon", which is easier than "I'm looking for a sword", which is easier than "I'm looking for a Short-sword" which is easier than "I'm looking for a magic short-sword" which is considerably easier than "I'm looking for a Elven Vorpal Short-sword +15 of Frenzied Fortune" ;)
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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2019, 06:46:50 PM »
My take on Scrounge is more along the lines of GB's.  I think of scrounge as a matter of knowing where to look for the unusual or how to get something cheap or free.  Forage is a great example.  But I would also allow it to be used to know where to look for the unusual, for example you need a weight to counter balance the trap, ala Indiana Jones.  A successful roll might direct you to the foundry where you can find sand.  A second might direct you to the baker where you can find a "free" sack.  I do not see scrounge being used as an assess the mark kind of skill.


And thanks for the bump.  One more player and I would be ready to start.

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2019, 11:36:15 AM »
Wow, this is brilliant  :yes:


Scrounge as an urban Foraging

Never thought of this. (Have you told them for the new release of Rolemaster? I hope so.)

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And thanks for the bump.  One more player and I would be ready to start.

I'm so altruistic.  ::)
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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2019, 12:34:20 PM »
I'm very rusty with RM2 (It's in the loft somewhere under a couple of layers of dust...) but I'll give this a go. If you'll have me. ;)

I'd like to create a Hobbit/gnome/gnoll/goblin (Basically Indeterminate Race ;) ). Male. Lowest-social class possible... if not somewhere lower. *Probably* a thief(ish) type... since we are on the subject.. probably a "beggar" made -good, possibly a hench*man* or follower or retainer... to one of the the other characters.

I'll plan an expedition into the heady-heights of the loft if necessary.. but it's scary up there. (I get easily distracted..soooo many books up there.. my wife had to send a rescue party up after me the last time I went up there..)

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2019, 03:28:55 AM »
GB, any race is possible but you should know that after a goblin tunneling party burst through a wall into a dinner party being hosted by the Overlord...well lets just say it was shortly after that incident that Goblins were confined to the reservation outside the city after sunset. The reservation is a series of caves and tunnels where the goblins reside.  Needless to say there are those that hire goblin crews to excavate/tunnel/whatever else is needed in the way of earth or stone moving.  Some do not even recognize the Overlords curfew, because when underground who knows when the sun is shining.  It has even been rumored that there is a Goblin thieves guild that rivals the guild within the City walls. 


A goblin is a distinct possibility, but realize that there will be limitations within the City proper.  Any other race is free to come and go as they wish day or night.  There is a Beggar's Guild within the City, but the formation of such an organization may have been enough to spur one to greater heights.


Gnolls are common enough in the City and frequently serve a muscle or bodyguards, but that is not to say there are not independently operating  Gnolls aplenty.


Hobbits and Gnomes are common and some hold positions or considerable power, while others are well known in the black market and other low places.


The choice is yours




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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2019, 10:04:03 AM »
It'll probably be a Hobbit then :)

Do you have a specific set of guidelines for character creation, or shall I just make one and you see if you like it, think it acceptable and/or edit it?

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2019, 07:07:11 PM »
My house rule for character creation is :


10 rolls you can substituent 90s in prime requisites for lowest rolls


Don't like that set roll again, repeat until happy or go back an use an old set.


Anything unused will be used to create NPCs you will meet in the future.


Otherwise standard RM2 rules.  Not a huge fan of the special abilities because I never see the maluses being role-played, but if you are passionate plead your case.


I have never had a player hoping for a low social status roll, so I will grant 1 stat gain roll for every -10 you take to the roll down to 01--outcast.  Be advised that this social level will have you greeted by almost everyone as a Leper.  Also like in dart you need exact rolls, so anything between 1 and 9 is your final social status.






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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2019, 02:49:24 AM »
I must say I appreciate the the opportunity to explore the low end or my social scale.  The higher you go on the scale the better your options wrt background options.  The lower on the scale you go the worse you financial start.  So the desire to go low on the chart leaves few options for reward.  But going lower does assume that your life will be less easy, lets say harder.  A harder life will test your abilities to the utmost, so a harder life will provide more opportunity to improve those base skills.

Thanks again

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2019, 05:17:32 PM »
The expedition to the heights of the loft was successful !

I've returned with many treasures... some of which I'd forgotten I had, and one I'm fairly sure I haven't even read yet. (RM Companion VII  :rolleyes: )

Also retrieved Arms Companion as well... but don't panic... I'm trying to stay simple.  :lol:

So where to Begin?

Hmmm *thumbs through book*.

Stats! ... ok, I'm just rolling in order... CO, AG, SD, EM, RE, ST, QU, PR, EM, IN and see what I get, making a final decision of Race/Profession afterwards ;) 

Rolled 10d100 : 72, 44, 98, 47, 76, 54, 25, 82, 80, 7, total 585






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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2019, 05:53:10 PM »
Overall not bad... LOL. The 4th roll was ME though.. sorry that was typing error, not my memory (although it was memory, oh well, you know what I mean..)

Now to find a Suitable Profession that has *at least* one (if not both  :rolleyes:) prime stats as  IN  and QU... :)

Hmm, let me think.

Base .. Thief.. (QU)
RMC 1. Burglar (IN)
RMC 2. Shaman (IN)... lol, might work well being poor..
RMC 3. Assassin. (QU). nope... but tempting.
RMC 3. Gypsy. (IN)... Also Possibly
RMC 3. Sleuth. (IN). Hmmmm. Very Tempting..

Got to go now... will proceed tomorrow with the next exciting instalment!  :lol:

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2019, 09:23:09 PM »
You can place the rolls to any stat you want--they don't need to be in any order rolled.  Just for clarification

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2019, 08:30:26 AM »
Oh. OK. :)

I like random.. and I hate mini-maxing, so getting the choice both confuses and enrages me at the same time. ;)
(Though I might still switch the "25" for QU, with "76" for RE (it also being a Prime stat and change that... )

Not having the opportunity to play one before I'll go for Sleuth (IN/RE), and stick with the same attribute order, so...

CO: 72 AG: 44 SD: 98 ME: 47 RE: 90 ST:54 QU: 76 PR: 82 EM: 80 IN: 90

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2019, 09:00:10 AM »
I'd been toying with the idea of making him a gnome, just so I could call him Shylock Nomes ... but I'm gonna go with a Stout Hobbit instead, since this seems to be a more likely option for a "down on his luck beggar.." and a little tougher than an average Hobbit.

So far a Stout Hobbit Sleuth... now for Pot stats... Hmm.

CO: 72 (?)
AG: 44 (?)
SD: 98 (?)
ME: 47 (?)
RE: 90 (?)
ST:54 (?)
QU: 76 (?)
PR: 82 (?)
EM: 80 (?)
IN: 90 (?)

Rolled 10d100 : 97, 53, 12, 5, 34, 70, 86, 77, 91, 15, total 540


 

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2019, 09:09:26 AM »
OK... didn't really do me any huge favours... though the QU and CO are good, shame about the ME :(

CO: 72 (97) : (+20,+0) +20
AG: 44 (70) : (+10+0) +10
SD: 98 (98) : (+0+20) +20
ME: 47 (47) : (+0 +0) +0
RE: 90 (90) : (+0 +10) +10
ST: 54 (70) : (-5 +0) -5
QU: 76 (93) : (+5 +5) +10
PR: 82 (91) : (-10 +5) -5
EM: 80 (95) : (-10 +5) -5
IN: 90 (90) : (+0 +10) +10

TBC ;)
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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2019, 05:53:07 PM »
Hits 1d10

Development Points (0 &1st): 6+5+9+5+8 = 33 (P)/ 13 (S) (assumed rd ;) )

:sigh:

B/O: 5... Hmmm.

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2019, 06:05:10 PM »
B/O: 2 Special Items & 3 Special Status*

* Not sure what your feelings are on this, but I'll choose two (out of the three)  and write in the character background, THEN roll social status to finish it off. If you don't like the result I'll re-select.

Rolled 2d100 : 9, 59, total 68
Rolled 3d100 : 46, 92, 61, total 199


 

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2019, 06:09:55 PM »
Item #1: Bread!
Item #2: +10 Magic Item.. Hmm.

Status: Multi-Cultural
Status: Rich Family (No, No, No...)
Status: Race-Friend... Hmmm.

Social Status:
Rolled 1d100 : 39, total 39


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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2019, 06:14:53 PM »
So, Upper-Lower Class Stout Hobbit Sleuth.

Makes sense he's integrated himself into the dregs of society, looked around a bit, picked up a language or two ... and stayed around.

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2019, 06:27:47 PM »
Oh...

Just having actually read through the entire thread... Dalewarriors chosen to be a sleuth as well... and you used differing systems of Social Status ( I just used the one in RMC III). I understand what you were talking about now... *facepalm*

I think the concept will still work though.. I can be his down-trodden sidekick! :)

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Re: Possible new game
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2019, 03:39:31 PM »
So...

33/13 DP

Adolescent:

(Standard skills = 33/33)

MIN (Soft Leather): (1*) =0

Weapons
1-H Edged (Dagger): (3/7) = 1 (3)
Bows (Sling): (5) = 1 (5)
1-H Crush (Club): (7) = 1 (7)

(then no ranks purchased, but assigned costs = Thrown (7), Pole (7), 2-H (10) )


Climbing: (3/9) =1 (3)
Swimming: (2/6) =1 (2)
Riding... : (2/6) = 0
Disarm Traps: (3/6) =0
Pick Locks: (3/6) = 1 (3)
S & H: (2/5) =1 (2)
Martial Arts (S&T): (4) = 0
Martial Arts (STR): (4) = 0
Perception: (1/3): = 1 (1)
Body Development: (3/8) 1 (3)
Linguistics: (2*) = 0
Spell Lists: (4*) = 1 (4)

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Secondary skills: (13/13)

Streetwise (1/3) = 1 (1)
Surveillance (1/2) = 2 (3)
Interrogation (1/2) = 1 (1)
Tumbling (2/5) = 1 (2)
Trading (2/4) = 1 (2)
First Aid (2/6) =1 (2)
Cooking (2/6) = 1 (2)