Anastrazia was never a comely girl. Frankly a swamp troll would be considered quite a catch when standing next to her. The fact that she's somewhat past her prime doesn't do much to help that fact. Perhaps because of this fact, she doesn't like being touched, which is just as well, as she's almost completely barren.
Locked away most of her life to avoid the public eye, she spent most of her time reading, so she's very well versed in ancient history, herbs and local lineage. Her biggest assest comes from her family fortune, and her father's close ties to the duke of Gorgon. Her family's wealth is also what she draws her confidence from, though some would say that and the bitterness of her appearance has made her quite a shrew. Go to Comment
Young Lord Caliban
Looks 10 (+2)
Fertile 1 (-1)
Zealous, Supporting, Content
Caliban has a face like an angel, and a voice to go with it. Unfortunately, this voice came at a great cost. Born the third in line in his family, he was given to a monastery, who promptly made him a castrato. Now that seems a foolish thing indeed, as his eldest brother died in battle, and his second oldest seem to be getting sicker every passing day. His father being a well esteemed count, Caliban fetches quite a dowry, but personally he would rather have stayed with the monks. And any money coming his way, he would be happier giving to the poor. What others see as a loss, he consider a gift. He holds close ties to the Bishop, as well as his father's closest neighbor, the count of Hjeltrennd. However he has also captured the eye of a desire demon, who lusts to turn his chant into a siren's call. Go to Comment
Well, you are free to add anything you like of course. I opted for keeping it simple though, like I said, it is meant as an auxillary Npc, and as such I didn't want to make it overly complicated. Loyalty though, is implied in one of the traits (Supporting), seeing as Scheming is the opposite. Faithfulness is also there in the traits. Things like cultural similarity and age difference are things I leave up to the DM to decide(I used about 8 different die to get a random age for the example Npcs I made up there).
Love is up for interpretation, does the Npc have a lot of negative traits, then that might imply that he/she is hard to live with. Then it's up to the significant other to decide whether this poses a real problem or not. For a noble, things like wealth and connections are usually more important than love. But obviously you might marry someone for their traits rather than the denominator values.
Regarding the fertility, the exact numbers aren't that important, it's up to you to interpret them as you wish. Just because someone has a low fertility doesn't mean they'll never conceive, and of course there might be various herbal or magical aides available to help with that. Which could prove excellent plot hooks. The same is true for unwanted pregnancies of course, and the various stigma possibly related to them.
Things like Childhood sweethearts and things sounds like it would fit better into the Npc History Generator. Since you have all these great ideas, feel free to go check that sub out and contribute a few ideas, I still need quite a few more events before I start on that one.
I just remembered, I did include the possibillity to include ancestral enemies in the contacts. But there's no roll to imply it, it just depends on what pops to mind for the DM. If you look at my idea scrolls, I based the characters on the denominators and traits, it is easy enough that one thing will lead to another from there. Go to Comment
Guzzy is the oldest daughter of a thatcher in the hamlet of Grund, she might not be a beauty queen, but she's popular enough with the local farm hands. Mostly because she never says no, and she's allready amassed quite a number of illegitimate children despite her young age. Who are all being cared for by her mother, seeing as Guzzy couldn't care less about them. Despite all this, there's just something about her that makes her come out all the cleaner despite her actions, and many young girls have come to glorify her for some reason. Lately this has started to spread to other groupings as well, and it seems Guzzy can't do a thing wrong. Could this be the workings of some kind of fey sprite? Go to Comment
Yeah, like I said; There are no hard numbers, it just points you in the right direction. I didn't research pregnancy or anything, but 50% sounds a bit low, maybe 60% for broad hips or something. :P That's a good example by the way, a high roll on fertility might imply a sturdier build more suited to child bearing, or it might imply that they've allready got kids. It is up for the DM's interpretation. Thanks for voting even though it wasn't really your kind of thing, Shadow. (Your cake is in the mail ;P). Go to Comment
A very original idea and no apparent spelling errors that I could see. What you could do though, is divide the text a bit more into sections to make for an easier read. Other than that, good job. Go to Comment
Very nice, you would do Lovecraft proud. You used a very poetic language that drove me to read the whole thing. Excellent work, I don't know if it was supposed to be indented the way it was, it looks somewhat messy because of it, but it works just fine. Oh and here's a typo for you;
If that's the case, it was a misunderstanding then. And yeah, I know. people take me the wrong way all the time. It's usually safe to assume I don't mean anything bad by anything I say/type though, and if I do, I tend to be obvious about it. So, no ill feelings on my end. Go to Comment
......>_O You..."fixing" it, made it sound even more sarcastic. But let's not continue with this. And if you insist on needing my help, here's a bunch;
Insult a peer get a challenged to duel: 1d12+1 for every combat skill a. 1-8 loss duel recievd grevious injury: (Minus 10% repuation, Minus 5% physical attributes): Next Roll CC, SD or SS b. 9: Draw: Next Roll CC c. 10-12: Win the Duel (Gain 10 Repuation,
7) Get wrapped up in the court’s culture of gambaling
8) Work the Social Season at Court (Gain One Contact from Coutiers List,
Yeah these are just the events table, I've allready got a few other tables ready and waiting; The love table, the Birth table, the Birth Class table, the Money table, the Personality, the Childhood, the Golden Years, the Diplomacy table, the Death table...too many to list acctually. I might not be able to fit it all into one post now that I think about it.
It's simply a dice generator supposed to be able to generate a whole lifespan for a famous ruler or hero/heroine. What
circumstances surrounded their births, their inheritance, their childhood, their lives, how they died and what they did.
I created this to make background history generation easier.
...And that ladies and gentlemen, is how NOT to do it. -.- Maybe you should make your own parody generator. :p I can always remove ideas right? If your silliness prevents me from getting more suggestions, I'm removing yours. Go to Comment
Well, it's better than the last one. But you should know that this here part is an EVENT generator, a lot of these are descriptions, e.g. being gay is something you're born as, that's no event. So, events that take place within a 5-10 year span in an Npc's life, like it says at the top. Go to Comment