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nessalin

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Help with character concepts
« on: April 06, 2017, 08:37:03 PM »
http://armageddon.org/~nessalin/lifepath/generate.php

It has many obvious flaws, but hopefully this can be helpful in generating character ideas.

Exen44

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 08:43:28 PM »
This is actually pretty cool and even if one decides not to use the entirety of it, it might give someone an idea as to what they want and they can just pick and choose certain elements as they'd like.

Thanks.
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Melkor

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 08:49:41 PM »
Definitely a valuable resource to at least help inspire character ideas.


This roll made me lmao:


Childhood Environment   You essentially raised your younger sibling(s).
Family Status   All siblings are dead, you are your parents' sole support.


Ooops!
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nessalin

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 09:16:39 PM »
Post suggestions for life events, values, primary traits, general disposition, prized possession, etc... and I'll add them in.

Tleilax

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 10:15:31 PM »
Definitely a valuable resource to at least help inspire character ideas.


This roll made me lmao:


Childhood Environment   You essentially raised your younger sibling(s).
Family Status   All siblings are dead, you are your parents' sole support.


Ooops!

Easy as. Spice addict parents, no help growing up.

All your siblings murdered recently.

Good for nothing parents still fine. And waiting for handouts. :P

WanderingOoze

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 11:27:32 PM »
This is fun. And might be helpful when I need
an idea. +1

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Hauwke

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 02:10:34 AM »
Father: Never knew your father.
Childhood environment forced to work with father.


Think thats a mistake.

Feco

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2017, 09:36:15 AM »
Neat!
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nessalin

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2017, 10:26:53 AM »
Father: Never knew your father.
Childhood environment forced to work with father.


Think thats a mistake.

May not be accurate for all values of "father".

nessalin

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2017, 11:16:44 AM »
A feature in this tool I'd like to add is that it will look to the game's history file and insert events into your character's background to give some perspective.

Such as,

22 - You made an enemy as a result of a barfight.
     This is also the year that: Ravaged by gith raiding and ashen defilement, the oasis known as the Gem
     begins to wither its water turning putrid and its soil sterile.

Molten Heart

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2017, 05:19:50 PM »
I'm surprised there are no "orphans" or "Last of his/her tribe" entries. This is a good thing. The game world can use less of those.

Dar

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2017, 05:30:04 PM »
Childhood Environment   You essentially raised your younger sibling(s).
Family Status   All siblings are dead, you are your parents' sole support.
Ooops!

Made me think of the fates of all those tomagachi that had the ill luck of falling into my hands.

BadSkeelz

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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2017, 06:04:16 PM »
Tassh seems to have a problem with exes.
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Name   Tassh
Background
Race    Half-Giant
Guild    Merchant
Subguild    Linguist
Location    Luir's Outpost
Personality
Values    The forbidden/taboo
Primary Trait    Arrogant, proud, and aloof
General Disposition    Without people, who would tell me what to do?
Prized Possession    A brightly-dyed feather
Family
Social Status    n/a
Mother    A caravan pilot
Father    A thief
Childhood Environment    You were essentially raised by elder sibling(s).
Family Status    Recently, your family died of disease, but you survived.
Adult Life
16   Made a new friend at the tavern.
17   You find a lover. Then your lover's jealous mate finds you.
18   You stumble upon a corpse and get some new boots!
19   Things don't work out with a lover, you end up as enemies.
20   Aside from steady work there was nothing special about this year.
21   You pursued a romantic interest, but they chose someone better looking.
22   Moved to a different street in the same neighborhood.
23   Things don't work out with a lover, you end up as enemies.
24   Patch things up with a former enemy.
25   Aside from steady work there was nothing special about this year.
26   A friend betrays you and becomes an enemy.
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Re: Help with character concepts
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 06:11:40 PM »
Ness, this made me giggle:

Name   Angz
Race   Mul
26   A bad case of sand fleas kept you celibate and itching for half the year.

I love it anyway. Thank you. <3
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