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Posted by: Honest Harry - 20-09-2017, 05:07 PM - Forum: A Storm Over Dietershafen - Replies (6)

Hello new players, I have compiled some vague but hopefully useful notes on creating your characters.

Warhammer Fantasy Role Play typically uses random generation for almost everything about your character. You can role on tables for everything from your name and career, to star sign and missing teeth. Just like life in the Old World however, the random number gods are far from fair. Your character is as likely to start out as a broken down, borderline insane rat catcher (with the obligatory small, but vicious, dog) as a powerful, borderline insane sorcerer. However, some people spurn the gods of randomness, and prefer to have more creative control of their characters. This will be an option. But if you're still crazy enough to want to randomly generate a character then that’s fine as well.

For those eschewing randomness here are a few questions to ponder over: 

Why have you journeyed to Dietershafen?
When did you arrive?
How did you get here?
Who have you travelled with?
Where are you from?
What is your family like?
Who are your friends? and enemies?
What is your social class?
How religious are you, what god(s) do you favour?
What are your prized possessions?
Who are you loyal to?
What is your character's Race (Human, Dwarf, Elf or Halfling)?
What is your Starting Career? (this is similar to a Class in other games, but there are hundreds of options)

If you’re looking for inspiration then this website has a random character generator, and this one has a list of all careers. If you want to know more about the different careers than just a name then I have a copy of the Career Compendium you could have a read through. (I couldn’t possibly recommend that you google “wfrp 2nd career compendium khorne.ru” though. That would be wrong.)

You will likely also discover that starting characters are rather ineffectual, growing to barely competent over time. Since the club rounds are on a shorter timescale than really allows for much advancement, you will start off will a small amount of bonus experience. Said bonus will differ depending on your starting career, to balance things out a little between the poor Dung Collectors and the rich Nobles. If you have any particular ideas for a backstory then these can also probably be worked into your starting character.

So either:

1) If you have ideas for a particular character and backstory in mind then send me a PM. 
2) Generate a character randomly/semi-randomly ahead of time to give yourself time to think on a backstory.
3) Roll randomly during the first session. 

(Note: All character’s stats will be randomly generated during the first session)

A good balance of characters is always a plus, but since there’s five players it shouldn’t matter if there’s overlap. There are enough careers that cover similar areas for everyone to start with a different one. E.g. If three players wanted to start as warriors, then there are options for Soldier, Mercenary and Marine (or Bodyguard, Militia, Pit Fighter, Riverwarden, Roadwarden, Shieldbreaker, Troll Slayer and Watchman. Plus about 20-30 others. You get the idea.)

Feel free to discuss ideas and ask questions in this thread.

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  New Guy in Town
Posted by: MatthewGamblin - 11-09-2017, 09:36 PM - Forum: New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Replies (7)

I'm Matthew, a newbie who spends too much time reading Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith poetry more than is healthy. 
I go on Tuesdays to Dungeon World to take orders from a hawk and pretend to know what I'm doing. Please don't tell him I said that.
He sees all. Hope to see everyone tomorrow.

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Posted by: Spooney85 - 16-07-2017, 05:13 PM - Forum: New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Replies (9)

Hi, I'm Craig, living in the fareham area through the week and am keen to keep playing. Play many tabletop games including miniatures as well as card. PlayEd a fair amount of d&d 5e as well as probably more dming of it.

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Posted by: Gorbad - 16-07-2017, 04:05 PM - Forum: New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Replies (5)

Hello, I'm Ole. Like Fleafa I'm a regular from Solent Wargamers that are hoping to pop along for some more gaming on Sundays. Especially since Ross managed to sell me on Guildball at our recent anniversary gaming day, so I'll be looking for some more games of that. Aside from Guildball I play lots of other things. Warmachine, Bushido, Eden, Blood Bowl, Epic, Drop Fleet, 40k, etc. And lots of boardgames of course.

Anyway, thought I'd say hi. I should be there tonight actually, hoping to lose another game of Guildball.  Cool

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Posted by: Fleafa - 10-07-2017, 10:27 AM - Forum: New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Replies (7)

Hi. My name's Ben. I've been a member of Solent Wargamers Club in Fratton for the full 10 years. I moved to Fareham a year ago and still haven't made time to come to Dark Worlds! I'm going to try to change that with the odd Sunday.
I play a bunch of miniatures games, my main one being Bushido. I'm a retainer so, if anyone wants a demo, let me know. Other games I play with varying frequency are Blood Bowl, The Walking Dead, Eden, Arena Rex... many others have come and gone, though I still have the miniatures. After a long hiatus, I've started a little 40k force with the new starter set. I'll also be looking to collect the Blacksmith's Guild for Guild Ball.

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  New to the Forums!
Posted by: Lumpyseven - 10-07-2017, 09:08 AM - Forum: New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Replies (5)

Hi guys,

My name is Ross, I've only ever played Guild Ball in the past, but I'm interested in trying some Roleplaying games in the future. I'm told this is the place to do that Smile

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  Hello again
Posted by: Gaz - 12-05-2017, 10:11 PM - Forum: New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Replies (13)

Hello again

I've been once before just before my daughter was born then my work commitments changing drastically I've not been able to come again since, but now my job has settled down a lot I can come again.

I have a 6000 point eldar army that needs a lot more use and would love to come down on a Sunday and play a game or 2.

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Posted by: Tom - 11-04-2017, 01:28 PM - Forum: New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Replies (2)

Hi there, 

My name's Tom and I've been looking for a new gaming club for a while now - spotted your's online and wanted to say hi.

I'm a bit of a general gamer - played warhammer 40k for a while before dropping it for a few years - really keen to pick it back up. Similar situation with RPGs like DnD. 

Also a big fan of board and card games - also looking to get into a bit of MTG. I guess I'm keen to have fun whatever the game.

I was thinking of coming by tonight (11th) just to say hello if that's ok?



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  Hello Again
Posted by: Yuki - 15-03-2017, 07:49 PM - Forum: New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Replies (5)

Well, this is Holly looking to start coming back to the group on Sundays, so kinda need to be able to find out what's happening through here rather than bothering Barry, haha! If you guys can't remember, I play plenty of boardgames, and although I've stopped playing Warhammer, I've picked up playing Magic from college, so I've traded one expensive hobby for another. Also might start looking to play DnD some time in the future. Be great to see you guys again Big Grin

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  Hello again!
Posted by: Loafingstone - 05-03-2017, 09:04 AM - Forum: New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Replies (6)

Hi All,

I popped down to the club a few times over the last year or so but my attendance dropped away after the birth of my son. But new(ish) year and a new aim to try and actually see the outside world other than work despite the continued sleep deprivation!

I'm happy to try my hand at most things. I've recently been playing D&D 5th ed and a couple of board games like ticket to ride. I'm also painting up an Age of Sigmar force (as I have a mountain of Orcs and Goblins in the attic) and have some Guildball Engineers in need of some love. 

So happy to come down and play whatever is going!

Ben (Loafingstone)

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