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7/07/2014 10:33 am  #1


82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

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It's not quite as insane as it sounds.  What I've done is create 288 race kits (12 for each gender of each of the 12 races in the game) and 288 class kits (12 for each class, including cryomancers and purloiners).  Any race kit can be combined with any class kit -  hence, 82,944 unique characters are possible with no additional effort at all.  These race and class kits were hand-rolled by me, using the many helpful random tables created by Colin Chapman.  In addition, I used the "Holmesian Random Names" document from the Zenopus Archives blog to generate random epithets and the names of familiars.  A complete, detailed, ready-to-play starting character of any race and class combination can be generated in less than a minute with this document.  Give it a try and see for yourself! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


http://www.mediafire.com/view/27evfbqyik8c1t8/Waifs_of_the_Boreas.pdf


"The fear of death, its risk each time, is one of the most stimulating parts of the game. It therefore behooves the referee to include as many mystifying and dangerous areas as is consistent with a reasonable chance for survival." - J. Eric Holmes
 

7/07/2014 7:37 pm  #2


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

This is going to be very useful in my campaign. Thank you, BA23!


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7/07/2014 8:07 pm  #3


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

Looks good, BA23. Thanks man!


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7/07/2014 9:39 pm  #4


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

Very cool. Definitely useful!


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7/08/2014 7:38 am  #5


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

Wow, thanks, BA23! This is fantastic.

 

7/08/2014 8:41 am  #6


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

This is false advertising. I actually counted 82,942. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/stoned.png


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7/08/2014 8:42 am  #7


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

You're welcome guys.  Hope you get some use out of them. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


Ghul wrote:

This is false advertising. I actually counted 82,942. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/stoned.png

Oops. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cute.png

Last edited by Blackadder23 (7/08/2014 8:43 am)


"The fear of death, its risk each time, is one of the most stimulating parts of the game. It therefore behooves the referee to include as many mystifying and dangerous areas as is consistent with a reasonable chance for survival." - J. Eric Holmes
     Thread Starter
 

7/08/2014 12:35 pm  #8


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

That's it! I demand an official (c)(tm) erratum!


Author, Hyperborean Laboratories, AFS Magazine Issue 3
Co-owner, partner at GP Adventures
The Hobby Shop Dungeon
 

7/08/2014 12:54 pm  #9


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

I want my money back. 


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
 

7/23/2014 11:12 pm  #10


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

Very useful resource, thank you!

 

7/24/2014 9:26 am  #11


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

You're welcome! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


"The fear of death, its risk each time, is one of the most stimulating parts of the game. It therefore behooves the referee to include as many mystifying and dangerous areas as is consistent with a reasonable chance for survival." - J. Eric Holmes
     Thread Starter
 

2/13/2015 4:11 pm  #12


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

Wow! This is going to be invaluable. Thanks.

 

2/13/2015 4:22 pm  #13


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

Jeff or Chainsaw, can you sticky this thread? It's a bear to find.

 

2/13/2015 4:29 pm  #14


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

Handy Haversack wrote:

Jeff or Chainsaw, can you sticky this thread? It's a bear to find.

+1 to that.

 

2/13/2015 8:56 pm  #15


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

It's a great supplement and many thanks for making it. I took the liberty of making myself a print version of it on lulu. Cover is dark but I found a brighter version of the art and have another one on the way. That's how much I enjoy it.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2s9yr91.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/160am4n.jpg

Last edited by SavageGM (2/13/2015 9:03 pm)

 

2/15/2015 12:01 am  #16


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

Ha ha that's awesome.  Nice art too. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/love.png


"The fear of death, its risk each time, is one of the most stimulating parts of the game. It therefore behooves the referee to include as many mystifying and dangerous areas as is consistent with a reasonable chance for survival." - J. Eric Holmes
     Thread Starter
 

2/16/2015 6:06 am  #17


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

Really cool Blackadder! I feel like i'm out of it (this forum) for a little while and suddenly there is this huge treasure waiting for me when i come back. Thanks! (Now i have to try and get a ASSH game together again).


Níu man ek heima, níu íviðjur,
mjötvið mæran fyr mold neðan.
(Völuspá)
(Nine worlds I knew,the nine in the tree with mighty roots beneath the mold)
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1/06/2017 5:39 pm  #18


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

Very useful resource - thank you!


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2/27/2017 1:58 pm  #19


Re: 82,944 Premade Starting Characters for AS&SH

It's such an amazing resource that I'm afraid to mention the slight error I found perusing it. The layout of p10 and p68 seems slightly off (the text proper starts lower than elsewhere).

Also, will it get updated once 2E hits the electronic shelves?

 

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