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Lindybeige talks about the character creation process

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Lindybeige talks about the character creation process

Postby Dan True » Tue May 16, 2017 4:31 am

I think I'll try this approach for my next game. Have anyone of you tried it or Hillfolk / DramaSystem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wES5ufX ... Lindybeige

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Re: Lindybeige talks about the character creation process

Postby Pentallion » Wed May 17, 2017 3:53 pm

That was really interesting.
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Re: Lindybeige talks about the character creation process

Postby Mjollnir » Wed May 24, 2017 1:52 am

This sounds like far more interpersonal conflict than I have any interest in.
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Re: Lindybeige talks about the character creation process

Postby Dan True » Wed May 24, 2017 2:29 am

Mjollnir wrote:This sounds like far more interpersonal conflict than I have any interest in.


Well, it's a matter of taste. And I wouldn't go as far as he does, where drama between the characters is the main story-telling drive: I still would like my characters to be protagonists working towards some sort of goal together.

But it can spice up the character creation process I think. Rather than everyone building one character and then hapharzardly trying to tie them together in a part in the end, you could involve anyone much more in deciding who everyone will be.

But yeah, I wouldn't allow anyone to says "I'm a doctor and my relationship is because the Anna's character is dying" - not in my normal sort of campaign game at least. *Maybe* in a one-off.

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Re: Lindybeige talks about the character creation process

Postby Mjollnir » Thu May 25, 2017 4:45 am

Well, it's a matter of taste.


Exactly. That's why I phrased my post the way I did.

I like action, adventure, horror, mystery and problem solving.
I don't like interpersonal relationship development and focusing on a character's internal conflicts. My favorite authors are REH and HPL, and they didn't write stories about social drama or internal conflicts.

There are tons of story games out there that hold no appeal for me. I prefer character development to be more of a set up. This is who I'm playing and a this is why the PC's are motivated to go on adventures, now let's get to the monsters.

Beyond the Wall is an OSR game with an interesting character creation process.
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