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Thursday, December 18th, 2003
12:29p - In need of suggestions.
Hello all. I'm working on a Dr Who game (for personal use) based on the Chaosium Basic Roleplaying System (and its derivatives,, Call of Cthulhu, Stormbringer, the old Worlds of Wonder boxed set, etc)but I've run into a bit of a snag. I need to work out a way to generated Starting Skill points for characters. Cthulhu uses the EDU attribute to model this, but its not quite right for Dr Who (how would you model the EDU of a Timelord, anyhow?). Stormbringer and other system use profession templates, which also doesn't strike me as quite right.

Now, I've broken down all societies into 8 'Eras' for ease of gaming, roughly corresponding to historical tech levels and extrapolated future tech growth (according to the series.) and I can create some basic starting skills from this. But it still doesn't address skills beyond a very basic level.

Does anyone have a suggestion for the determination of initial skill points for a character using this system?

Many thanks in advance.


current mood: frustrated

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2:09p - Yeeee! (World of Darkness)
26 days to go and the shit is hitting the fan.

Fun! Fun!


current mood: apocalicous!

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3:50p - Nobilis On-Line?
So, is anyone interested in a Nobilis online game? I saw a mention of the possibility of one back in early November...all the online games I've found recently have died or are full. I guess I could HG, though I'd prefer someone else do that. I'm tempted to say that you don't need to be familiar with the system, since the book is 300-some-odd pages (11" x 11"), but most of that is excess background...not neccesary for play. Okay, I'll quit rambling now.

current mood: hopeful

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7:32p - Question for the masses
Has anyone tried the d20 version of the Lord of the Rings game? I am curious if it might be worth expanding in to or if its just marketing trap playing off the recent movies. Any feedback from those that have either seen the books, purchased the books, or played in a LoTR game would be greatly appreciated.

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