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Old 02-21-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Lost in Dreams

You don't know why it happens. But eventually, it always does, and you end up naked, lost, and amid the craziest situations. You must use your wits to make do where ever you may end up, lost across the worlds.


This is a one character campaign, focusing on a world jumper who cannot control his ability. The ability in question is as follows:

Jumper (world, New worlds +50%, Naked -30%, Uncontrollable -10%, Unconscious only -20%, skill roll is dreaming, only when sleeping -20%, requires Immediate Preparation 1 hour -75%, cosmic +50%, Drift -15%) [30]

The game emphasis will be on roleplaying and exploration, as the dreamer is carried by the whims of fate across various worlds. Survival will be an issue, but its more about adapting to the new situation. As a general rule the world won't switch until the current situation is over. The character will be from our world (or a close parallel), at TL 8. He doesn't start with any supernatural advantages selected by the player (but actually has a suite of "base" advantages).

The character should start out with a fairly plausible back story, and background. No hard bitten survivalists please. I'll balk at anything more "well suited" than a surgeon who happens to be a old-fashioned gunsmith and loves to hunt (I actually know one, so thats why the line is there). The character will progress fairly rapidly, and we can have some good fun as skills are picked up from world to world. All sorts of worlds be visited, from high fantasy to Steam Punk to prehistoric survival to Nazi victory to robot apocalypse.

build the character on 100 points. The disad limit is "make him fun". Emphasis should be placed on well rounded attributes and good social advantages: you'll need to make a LOT of friends. an additional 10 points may be spent on "Flavor skills", things that are completely random and probably won't be useful, and certainly not on most worlds. For example, clerical investment, game (football), connisuer (wine), or security clearance.

Social and Financial advantages are at 40% normal cost. They will only reflect bearing, attitude, and background: it will be harder to pass yourself off as a somebody if you naturally have low status, and wealth will be something a prerequisite for things like merchant.

cinematic skills aren't available except in play.

The following advantages are free:
  • Luck (Game time) [15],
  • Serendipidy [15],
  • Jumper [30],
  • Magery 0 [5],
  • Talent 1 (gizmo power)[5],
  • Detect (supernatural phenomenon) [20]

please note the character is unaware of these, and can only improve these abilities in play or with earned points. I in fact give no guarantee on what magic systems will be seen.

The following disadvantages are already taken:
  • Weirdness Magnet[-15]
  • Dead Broke (Only after jumps -40%)[-15]

You will be able to improve the you jumper by removing Unconscious Only, drifting, then naked, and you will be able to add some abilities as well. Uncontrollable, preparation, and only when sleeping are permanently part of the ability (and plot).

PLAYERS:
Elijah Wilder (inactive)
Bartholomew Dreslong (inactive)
Koli Jormun (inactive)
Edumund Price (inactive)
Jacob Miller (inactive)
Paedrig Adams (inactive)
Vladamir Chenkov (inactive)
Stephen Cirega (inactive)
Lucy Silver (inactive)
Chandra Morgan
Melissa Moon
Graham Danielson
Tereza Jelnek
Jordan Smith
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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Interested, and creating a character.

New Worlds is a +50% enhancement, making the Jumper ability 30 pts.

So, to clarify the character is built on 100 pts, + 10 pts for random flavor skills, and you add the 60 point package of advantages and disadvantages on top, making the character total at 170, correct?
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Interested, and creating a character.

New Worlds is a +50% enhancement, making the Jumper ability 30 pts.

So, to clarify the character is built on 100 pts, + 10 pts for random flavor skills, and you add the 60 point package of advantages and disadvantages on top, making the character total at 170, correct?
Correct. Thanks for catching new worlds error. I'm looking forward to seeing the character.

Others keep submitting though... I may be able to run multiple versions of this (different worlds, so not really multiple versions...)
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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I am also interested. would you be fine with the following?

Jack of all trades talent

Artifact Lore (DF 11 p.17) and maybe a variation of this for places?

Improvisation (DF 11 p.17)


this is mostly cause when I heard world hopping and the places I might end up my first thought was "I want to make someone like DR. WHO" :D
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I am also interested. would you be fine with the following?

Jack of all trades talent

Artifact Lore (DF 11 p.17) and maybe a variation of this for places?

Improvisation (DF 11 p.17)


this is mostly cause when I heard world hopping and the places I might end up my first thought was "I want to make someone like DR. WHO" :D
I don't have access to DF and I don't think I have access to "jack of all trades talent". could you explain the gist of each?

Artifact Lore sounds like something you'd pick up through game play, not at the beginning though. We're starting with the first jump, when the jumper knows nothing about the worlds beyond his own--- including magic, psi, ect.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #6
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Okay, I'm finished with my prototype of the character. I'll probably refine it later today, and post it either tonight or tomorrow.

Before I get around to writing up the whole character sheet, I figure I should ask if you have GCS (Gurps Character Sheet, awesome little utility for making characters).

Character is pretty loosely based off of a friend of mine. Built with a high IQ, musical skills, engineering skills, lots of low level miscellaneous science skills, a little bit of martial arts, plus some utility skills that I added in to give him some survival ability :P
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Before I get around to writing up the whole character sheet, I figure I should ask if you have GCS (Gurps Character Sheet, awesome little utility for making characters).
no, my background as a programmer gives me a deep skepticism of such things.</joke>

sorry.

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Character is pretty loosely based off of a friend of mine. Built with a high IQ, musical skills, engineering skills, lots of low level miscellaneous science skills, a little bit of martial arts, plus some utility skills that I added in to give him some survival ability :P
I'm looking forward to seeing him!
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sent you my guy in a PM
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Okay, might be a bit late (er) on getting the character up.

Only had a sore throat yesterday, and now I'm all the way to head-full-of-cotton-balls flu-ness.

I'll aim to have it up whenever I feel not-crappy, sorry about that.

(In the mean time, I'm sending you the rough version by pm. There was no way I was going to write the sheet out, so I am in fact sending a picture of a character sheet -_-)
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Name: Bartholomew Dreslong

Attributes [50]
ST 11 [10]
DX 11 [20]
IQ 10
HT 11 [10]
HP 11
Will 11 [5]
Per 11 [5]
FP 11

Basic Lift 24
Damage 1d-1/1d+1

Basic Speed 5.5
Basic Move 5
Ground Move 5
Water Move 1

Social Background
TL: 8 [0]

Cultural Familiarities:
Languages:


Advantages [30]

Ambidexterity [5]
Fit [5]
Jack of All Trades (2) [20]


Perks [3]

Neck Control (Karate) [1]
Skill Adaptation (Clinch/Karate) [1]
Style Familiarity (Muay Thai) [1]


Disadvantages [-25]

Bad Temper (15 or less; only when butt of jokes) [-3]
Clueless [-10]
Impulsiveness (15 or less) [-5]
Odious Personal Habit (Sarcastic) [-2]
Overconfidence (12 or less) [-5]


Packages [0]

Muay Thai (Martial Arts) [0]


Skills [42]

Acrobatics DX/H - DX-1 10 [2]
Animal Handling (Dogs) IQ/A - IQ-1 9 [1]
Architecture/TL8 IQ/A - IQ+0 10 [2]
Climbing DX/A - DX-1 10 [1]
Computer Operation/TL8 IQ/E - IQ+0 10 [1]
Cooking IQ/A - IQ+1 11 [4]
Detect Lies Per/H - Per-2 9 [1]
Diplomacy IQ/H - IQ-1 9 [2]
Driving/TL8 (Automobile) DX/A - DX-1 10 [1]
Engineer/TL8 (Civil) IQ/H - IQ-2 8 [1]
Games (Muay Thai) IQ/E - IQ+0 10 [1]
Gesture IQ/E - IQ+0 10 [1]
Hiking HT/A - HT-1 10 [1]
Intimidation Will/A - Will+0 11 [2]
Karate DX/H - DX+0 11 [4]
Kicking (Karate) Tech/H - 9 [2]
Knot-Tying DX/E - DX+0 11 [1]
Mathematics/TL8 (Applied) IQ/H - IQ-2 8 [1]
Observation Per/A - Per-1 10 [1]
Occultism IQ/A - IQ-1 9 [1]
Packing IQ/A - IQ-1 9 [1]
Poetry IQ/A - IQ-1 9 [1]
Scrounging Per/E - Per+0 11 [1]
Search Per/A - Per-1 10 [1]
Shadowing IQ/A - IQ-1 9 [1]
Sleight of Hand DX/H - DX-2 9 [1]
Sweep (Karate) Tech/H - 8 [2]
Swimming HT/E - HT+0 11 [1]
Targeted Attack (Karate Kick/Leg) Tech/H - 8 [2]


Stats [50] Ads [30] Perks [3] Disads [-25] Quirks [0] Skills [42] = Total [100]
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