Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Process of Character Selection

Our group will be starting a new Swords & Wizardry Campaign in less than two weeks. We will be using Rob's Supplement VI: The Majestic Wilderlands and Rob will be GMing. Before each campaign I always ask Rob if there is a certain area in his campaign he wants fleshed out. What class he may want me to take and explore in his game. This is how we playtested most of the stuff in his book. This time Rob wants to run a good old fashion basic campaign. A band of adventurers exploring god knows what looking for a treasure hoard.

So I will let the dice tell me what do play. Usually we roll 4d6 six times and then arrange them in the stats you want. This time it will be a straight roll, no changing the stats around. Currently I am favoring a Montebank, or a Fogger to all you street people. I think one of the most crucial things with me when developing a character is the name. The name should definitely be a part of the personality. Usually I think of a name then develop a background. Because of my familiarity with Rob's setting he trusts me to do this on my own. Not once have I made myself the Rule of Gods and all the Lands beneath them. Except for one guy and his closest friend was Meryl, the cart he pulled around.

Tonight I plan on rolling him up and giving him a name. And if work does not suck all my mental energy out of me then I may start developing a background. I thought it might be interesting to go through the whole character process on the blog.