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Offline Just X

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Bug's Journal
« on: February 06, 2019, 08:41:22 PM »
You can use this for anything you want related to your character.

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 05:53:11 PM »
As you notice I go with the lesser noble and a "No Profession" profession.
But don't be disapointed if there is not that much spell acquisation on my side (I will ;) )

The House might not be named  - in the beginning
Later it will be important when (not if) I'm crowned.  ::)

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The head of the house has time to listen to the wife who claims to have his grandchild with her.
So his son just impregnated another woman.

It feels good to talk to this moocher before he himself meet the other nobles.

He will decide afterwards if they disappear or "just disappear".

But the young woman argues her case very well - not for her but for her son.
If the offspring is ambitious as his mother the loins of his son might have been good for something - finally.

"Your boy stays with you, but I will take care of him, give him advice
and he will earn his place on my table."

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 01:53:07 AM »
I took a stab at starting a character sheet for you,  I just assigned the stats as I saw fit, but feel free to change them any way you like.  I used rouge and burglar as a template; although, if burglar is really the way you want to go, thief might be a better choice.  I also picked a few secondary skill and linked them to the stats and costs.  Again please feel free to change as you see fit.

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 12:33:26 PM »
I will take a look at that,
but I am sure about playing a "No Profession" profession.*

In the beginning I thought to go with Mentalism ('cause of the armor wearability),
but I think that Essence might be better (in town armor isn't worn often).

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*influenced by my grandpa ...

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 02:57:37 AM »
I will revise to No Pro any basic skills or direction you wish to head with the character of just go for basic detective skills?
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 03:08:30 AM by Just X »

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 03:21:51 AM »
Here is a revised Character Sheet for No Profession.

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2019, 01:41:57 PM »

Your first draft (a rogue) reminded me of my original concept.
So I build a thief.
 
Here is the adolescence-development.
Only Stalk& Hide and Perception got 2 ranks, all other only one ...

"Dance Folk" is like making party with the common people,
while "Dance Noble" is also etiquette with them.

Administration, Dance Noble and the like are taught to Bug by a servent of his grandpa.

And yes I know I could optimize the stats ...


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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 01:10:06 AM »
That looks good go ahead and develop the next level and then I will provide 7 ranks of primary skills and secondary skills to reflect your background.

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 02:34:14 PM »
I optimized my stat a little bit.

Qu 94 is the same bonus than a stat of 90,
so I put my Ag of 97 to Qu,
the Qu of 94 to my Me,
the 75 of the Me to my St
and the St 47 / 66 to Ag, so it improves to 90/90.
 
The Dev.Points stay the same.

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019, 02:42:25 PM »
For the next level I need stat improvement:

Stat    Temp Pot          Diff    roll
St 75 75  
Rolled 1d100 : 13, total 13
Qu 97 97  
Rolled 1d100 : 90, total 90
Pr 84 84  
Rolled 1d100 : 3, total 3
In 27 87 60
Rolled 1d100 : 67, total 67
Em 64 83 19
Rolled 1d100 : 13, total 13
Co 75 75  
Rolled 1d100 : 36, total 36
Ag 47 66  
Rolled 1d100 : 91, total 91
Sd 90 96   6
Rolled 1d100 : 42, total 42
Me 94 94  
Rolled 1d100 : 17, total 17
Re 37 90 53
Rolled 1d100 : 21, total 21



And a roll for Body Development:
Body Dev.ment 1 rank =
Rolled 1d8 : 8, total 8

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2019, 02:57:08 PM »
So my Pr dropped 6 points, but good roll for my hit points.
Best improvment roll for my Intution, would have prefered a development stat ...

Or happens this improvement after reaching the 1st Level?
Will post 1st level tomorrow.

(Funny side note:
For my "No Prof" I thought first to put a 75 into the powerpoint stat for a 1 pow point per level,
than I realized that a drop of even one point means no spell casting. Therefore I put the 84 there.
But "No Prof" is history.)

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2019, 03:09:34 PM »
sounds good

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2019, 01:32:42 PM »
Stat    Temp old Temp new   Change
St 75 75  
Qu 97 97  
Pr 84 78 - 6
In 27 39 +12
Em 64 66 + 2
Co 75 75  
Ag 90 90  
Sd 90 93 + 3
Me 94 94  
Re 37 41 + 4

Due to reasoning I got an additional development-point.
 
Body Dev.ment 1 rank =
Rolled 1d8 : 3, total 3


Singing is like Dance Folks in inns to party.
There I "trained" myself with Drug Tolerance Alcohol.

Background options: I still have to make my rolls.
I remember something about 2 BO and a roll for 100d coppers;
but I think this was for the social status of "08" criminal.
I am a noble bastard - social status "68".

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2019, 01:34:20 PM »
Additional 3 base hitpoints.
Have to be added ...

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2019, 08:48:29 PM »
Lesser noble provides 5 background options and a d100-25 SP as starting cash

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2019, 05:47:21 PM »
A few questions,


Does the nobleman know of your profession?


Do you plan to join the City's Thieves Guild?

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2019, 06:14:05 PM »
My grandpa?
 
I would say yes. (just thinking of Game of Thrones and special Tywin Lannister)
"Our" house is a lesser one.
And to become more important he thinks he needs the support of the plebs.
If one of them becomes a noble after a revolt ...
 
My profession: I am roaming the street (or is every figther a murderer?).
 
So joining the Thieves Guild means I have to steal many things or could I just be "there" (maybe as an official)?
If so I would shy away and just know some of them helping here and there. *
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"d100-25 sp" that means I could be in debt? Pretending to be a (rich) noble an expensive way of living ...

money =
Rolled 1d100-25 : 7 - 25, total -18
sp

 For the background options I would use two to get the three (?) rolls.
* Maybe I could use my background options to know some of the guards and the judges to get lower sentences for the guild members from time to time.
Skills are there Administration, City Lore etc.

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2019, 06:15:52 PM »
So I am in debt,
maybe I should join the Thieves Guild;
maybe I must join the Thieves Guild ...

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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2019, 08:38:59 PM »
It might also be that you Grandpa wants someone who is not tied directly/publicly to the house who can function as a spy.


Revolt is a dangerous word in the City State--The Overlord employees the Black Lotus, his own secrete police to thwart any attempt at rebellion or usurping his postilion.  These spies/assassins are are brutally efficient and none know their identifies. Only when a plot involves a higher ranking noble does the public even become aware that such a plot existed and then it is joined by the news of the plotter's execution.


Roaming the streets is fine, the Overlord does enforce the rule of law, at least sufficiently to allow business to thrive, and likewise taxes.  While it can not be said that dead bodies in the street are unheard of, total anarchy is held in check. 
Your Grandpa's emissary informs you that the Thieve's Guild is not what it once was.  Now run by Kaflatela, the Hound, the Guild is more of a money making venture for the officials than a boon to the members.  The Hound's cut of each take is substantial (half), at least early on and the benefits are few, other than safe houses, fences and a litigation trickster on retainer in case you are taken to trial.  But these services may not be available at the lower levels.


Alternatively, the Beggar's Guild offers lessons in thieving, squats to hide from the law, and a fence or two of their own.  dues are low and the Guild House provides a place to sleep and one meal a day.  The down side is that the Beggar's are at war with the Thieves.  The thieves are far more powerful, but the Beggars trade information to the overlord regarding the thieves plans for a modicum of protection.  Recently the Beggar's were dealt a blow when some scheme of the thieve succeeded wildly scoring the thieve a windfall and costing a dozen beggar's their lives.


In some aspect freelancing might be safer now than ever, as the thieves seem to have their hands full with the Beggars, and the overlord and who knows what else right now. The mentor suggests that teaming up with an adventuring party might be the safest bet to start off with.  This has the benefit of built in security and allows for you to gain experience and contacts quickly, with little risk of prosecution or guild entanglements.


Your debt--which you need to explain (i.e. how why are you in debt)--could be offset by a background option  special wealth--a roll over 02 will offset the debt completely.


Background option could be spent on guard contacts, but not for a judge, as there are many.  A BO might be spent for a contact with a litigation trickster (Lawyer), but this does not mean free defenses--but it might explain your debt.




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Re: Bug's Journal
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2019, 12:41:18 PM »
Believe me;
at first I wanted to get the BO for criminal (2 BO + 1d100 copper),
even because I am a noble bastard:
The three remaining BOs are my background:
1 BO: Mentor= There is a person who gives me advice etc (= my grandpa)
2 BO: Noble blood (The promise that if I fulfill my duties, my grandpa will acknowledge me as one of his house)
(Maybe my grandpa just uses me and won't acknowlegde me ever ...) 

With the guilds let me be a "freelancer" in the beginning, mainly a spy for my grandpa. I or better he decides later which guild to choose.  ::)

 
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Revolt is a dangerous word in the City State
Nobody is talking about a revolt, but if one happens ...
 
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Your debt--which you need to explain (i.e. how why are you in debt)--could be offset by a background option  special wealth--a roll over 02 will offset the debt completely.


Background option could be spent on guard contacts, but not for a judge, as there are many.  A BO might be spent for a contact with a litigation trickster (Lawyer), but this does not mean free defenses--but it might explain your debt.
Fantastic:
I have to explain my debt ...

Just to cancel it with another roll sounds lame.
But the lawyer idea is great.
It might also be the damage I have done, while I just mistake a house with mine and open the door with force because the lock seemed to be brocken (my key doesn't fit).

Maybe it is just this lawyer who makes the contact with the others of the group.
 
(Another simple explanation for my debt might be my mother: I bought her a new home, medicine etc.)
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I made a mistake in my character development:
I can't read and write, but my grandpa forced me to do so.
 
So I would state that I'm now learning it and spend the points at the next level.

 
The other possibility: I take the 7 dev.points from Staves, 3 from the second Perception rank, 3 from the second Stalk&Hide rank
and additional 2 points (have to look Skill up - maybe Dagger) to get 15 dev.points for 5 ranks in Written Language.
(Tell me starting languages, please.)