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Old 01-23-2016, 05:43 PM   #31
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According to the preview, Vlad the Impaler is in GURPS Who's Who 1. I either don't have a copy, or do, but can't find it (not sure, but it's been out long enough that I could have bought it, put it in my room somewhere, and forgotten it years ago). It's for 3e, but someone who has a copy should be ale to help develop the character sheet of this Dracula, without violating copyright or forum rules, I'm pretty sure.
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:01 PM   #32
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According to the preview, Vlad the Impaler is in GURPS Who's Who 1. I either don't have a copy, or do, but can't find it (not sure, but it's been out long enough that I could have bought it, put it in my room somewhere, and forgotten it years ago). It's for 3e, but someone who has a copy should be ale to help develop the character sheet of this Dracula, without violating copyright or forum rules, I'm pretty sure.
I've got WW1, but the Vlad Tepes statistics are entirely mundane, no supernatural stuff. I'm not clear on what is asked for here.
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:36 PM   #33
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I've got WW1, but the Vlad Tepes statistics are entirely mundane, no supernatural stuff. I'm not clear on what is asked for here.
Tepes is the mundane basis for Dracula, so a "real" Dracula would start out with the basic abilities of Tepes. So was he good a military tactics? What languages did he speak? Was he a master Administrator? Don't list out his Skills and Advantages but give an idea of what they are, if you can.

Per wikipedia "Vlad is believed to have learned combat skills, geography, mathematics, science, languages (Old Church Slavonic, German, Latin), and the classical arts and philosophy." Does that match up with what you see in WW1?
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Old 01-26-2016, 01:55 AM   #34
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Tepes is the mundane basis for Dracula, so a "real" Dracula would start out with the basic abilities of Tepes. So was he good a military tactics? What languages did he speak? Was he a master Administrator? Don't list out his Skills and Advantages but give an idea of what they are, if you can.

Per wikipedia "Vlad is believed to have learned combat skills, geography, mathematics, science, languages (Old Church Slavonic, German, Latin), and the classical arts and philosophy." Does that match up with what you see in WW1?
This, exactly. Thank you, Drifter.

Of course, in the 15th century, 'science' would be mostly covered under Expert Skill (Natural Philosophy)/TL4, but could include a few other skills. The version of Dracula that will be developed here will have Alchemy/TL4^, for example.

Stat-wise, outside of ST, Dracula was probably fairly agile, robust, and smart. Based on that:

ST 15/45
DX 13
IQ 14
HT 12

Does that look good?
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:43 AM   #35
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This, exactly. Thank you, Drifter.

Of course, in the 15th century, 'science' would be mostly covered under Expert Skill (Natural Philosophy)/TL4, but could include a few other skills. The version of Dracula that will be developed here will have Alchemy/TL4^, for example.

Stat-wise, outside of ST, Dracula was probably fairly agile, robust, and smart. Based on that:

ST 15/45
DX 13
IQ 14
HT 12

Does that look good?
Bram Stoker's Dracula also definitely has Hidebound. He's unable to understand and adapt to the modern world.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:21 AM   #36
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Bram Stoker's Dracula also definitely has Hidebound. He's unable to understand and adapt to the modern world.
While I'm certainly using him as a basis, I'm not sure how unable to adapt I want this Dracula to be, given that he's in the timeline as an advisor to the King and PM of Romania. Maybe a quirk.

Incidentally, how would one describe his Cultural Familiarities? 15th Century Eastern Europe and 15th Century Ottoman Empire?
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While I'm certainly using him as a basis, I'm not sure how unable to adapt I want this Dracula to be, given that he's in the timeline as an advisor to the King and PM of Romania. Maybe a quirk.
The quirk "conservative". Of course, an advisor doesn't necessarily have to be a very good advisor. A country can survive for a long time on cultural inertia. Just look at the Austro-Hungarian empire.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:00 AM   #38
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Here's a very preliminary attempt at Dracula's character sheet:

Dracula

Attributes

ST 15/45 [??]; DX 13 [60]; IQ 14 [80]; HT 12 [20]

Secondary Characteristics

HP 15; Will 14; Per 14; FP 12

Social Background

Languages: Wallachian (Native) [0]; Old Church Slavonic [?]; German [?]; Magyar [?]; Latin (Native) [6]; Turkish (Native) [6]

TL: 4^/(6+1)^

Cultural Familiarity: 15th Century Eastern Europe [0]; 15th Century Ottoman Empire [1]

Subtotal:


Advantages

Animal Empathy

Animal Speech

Beast Control

Charisma 5 [25]

Domination [18]

Hard to Kill 4
Hard to Subdue 4

Necromancy (Modular Abilities (Allies with Summonable and a Ghost meta-trait Only)[])

Suggestion 3 [30]

Unaging
Unkillable 3

Weather Control 5?

Born War-Leader [?]
Telepathy Talent 4 [20]
Animal Telepathy Talent 2 (+6) [6]

Perks

Subtotal:


Disadvantages

Code of Honor

Quirks

Deeply Conservative. [-1]

Subtotal: -


Skills

Alchemy/TL4^

Expert Skill (Natural Philosophy)/TL4

Geography/TL4 [IQ/H]

Mathematics/TL4

Philosophy

Theology (Catholic)
Theology (Islamic)

Subtotal:

Total:


Equipment

Notes


As you can see, still needs a lot of work. Thoughts?
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:52 AM   #39
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If you can, subscribe to the HP Lovercraft Literary Podcast, if you don't already. They did a 4 part examination of Stoker's Dracula last March. Funny and informative, you might pick out some abilities of Dracula.

For example, Dracula apparently could change his appearance at will, to the extent he could have a beard or not. This lead to a funny exchange on exactly how he did that, imaging Dracula grunting and straining and then a *pop* as he shouted "Goatee!", to make a goatee appear. So in short Dracula could at least have some form of Disguise, if of a supernatural sort.


Vlad Tepes certainly had Callous, and I'd guess Dracula should have that as well, but that gets into the territory of any creature that feeds on intelligent beings is going to have Callous.

I would think his language ability in Old Church Slavonic would be low, if he learned it only for Church.

Great start!
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:12 AM   #40
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I just want to say that I love the misspelling "HP Lovercraft". Apparently he was quite the stallion... :)
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