Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Just a Game Character Creation - Powered by the Apocalypse

Just a game character creation rules for Powered by the Apocalypse.

  • Choose a concept (this step may be done at any time, it does not affect mechanics too much.)
    • Choose a look
  • Choose a Persona – who you are behind the game

    Playbooks (Personas and Avatars)
    • Choose moves
    • Choose a history with each other player
      • Each persona has some sample histories but feel free to come up with your own.
      • The sample histories each include:
        • Two friendships
        • Two rivalries
        • One romance
        • One general relationship
        • One RL relationship
        • One guild relationship
        • One case of mutual benefit
  • Choose an Avatar – what sort of build you play
    • Choose moves

  • Choose an Attribute Array – where your focus is
  • Determine Pools – these pools can be renamed to match the feel of the game the players are trapped in. For example, in one particular MMO, Health is referred to as Morale and Mana is referred to as Endurance.
    • Health – representing a combination of regen, damage mitigation and hit points.
      • Base Level Health is 10.
    • Mana – representing a combination of recovery, cost mitigation and mana pool.
      • Base Level Mana is 3.
    • Resources – representing expendables, ammunition and currency.
      • Base Level Resources is 3.
  1. Crafter – You are most focused on creating things.
  2. Elite – You are most interested in perfecting your skill with the game.
  3. Guilder – You put most of your effort into maintaining your guild.
  4. Native – You are an entity native to the game.
  5. Newbie – You are new to this game and new to gaming in general, actually.
  6. Strategist – You are focused on getting a party or raid group to work together smoothly.
  7. Soloist – You prefer to work alone, but have found yourself in this group somehow.

  • Boss Killer – You focus on eliminating single powerful targets with a powerful stream of focused damage.
  • Controller – You focus on controlling the pace of the battle by controlling the actions of the enemy.
  • Mob Clearer – You focus on eliminating large numbers of weaker targets with lots of AoE.
  • Sapper – You focus on weakening your enemies to make it easier for your allies to finish things.
  • Summoner – You focus on summoning pets to carry out your plans.
  • Support – You focus on enhancing your allies and healing your enemies.
  • Tank – You focus on drawing most of the attention and acting as an obstacle between the enemy and the other players.
  • Build – This represents the combined effect of your various passive effects and is used when you use Exchange Blows.
  • Lore – This represents your knowledge in general. It is primarily meant to focus on knowledge of the game world but also includes meta-knowledge of stuff outside the game. It is used when you Look for Trouble or Read the Story.
  • Presence – This represents your ability to interact with other sentient beings whether they are computer programs, other trapped players or denizens of this world you find yourself stuck in. It is used when you use the Chat move.
  • System – This represents your understanding of the system and ability to use active powers and skills in the most efficient manner possible. It is used when you Shield Other or Tap a Skill.
  • Will – This represents your ability to stay calm and focused on the task at hand, as well as your ability to keep patient and wait an opportunity to present itself. It is used when you use Teamwork or try Keep your Cool.
Attribute Arrays
  • Broad Competence - +1, +1, +1, +1, +1
  • Task Oriented – +2, +1, +1, +0, +0 arranged as desired
  • Dump Stat – +2, +1, +1, +1, -1 arranged as desired
  • Specialized – +2, +2, +0, +0, -1 arranged as desired
  • Min-Maxer – +2, +2, +1, -1, -1 arranged as desired

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