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Old 01-14-2021, 06:55 AM   #1
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The plan is to have 150-point characters. Low-magic setting. Looking through DF:15 Henchmen I spy with my little eye:

Archer
Brute
Cutpurse
Sage (no gadgeteers)
Skirmisher (no monks)
Squire

Additional:
Charlatan (silver tongue and golden smile)
Green Witch (Path magician)
Kinsman (knight-errant, servants of a cosmic power of Truth/Order)
Pit Fighter (less formal gladiator)
Priest (using Divine Favor)

Any thoughts or other suggestions?

Edit: Houserules 1) Knowing Your Own Strength; 2) Will and Perception are separated from IQ; 3) Signature Gear works as in DFRPG
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:26 AM   #2
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What is the actual setting? The title implies either Greek or Roman, so have you taken a look at Roma Arcana from GURPS Fantasy?
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:33 AM   #3
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Very homebrew, but Gladiator sounds appealing as an option.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:04 AM   #4
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I'm not sure what you mean by Brute, but there are different types of soldier than you have listed so far: charioteer, phalange, hoplite, shield-bearer, cavalryman ...

Depending on the campaign, other career paths might form good bases for Templates, like messengers, diplomats, artisans, aquatic vessel operators, merchant/traders, athletes, administrators, masons or engineers.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:07 AM   #5
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I'm not sure what you mean by Brute, but there are different types of soldier than you have listed so far: charioteer, phalange, hoplite, shield-bearer, cavalryman ...

Depending on the campaign, other career paths might form good bases for Templates, like messengers, diplomats, artisans, aquatic vessel operators, merchant/traders, athletes, administrators, masons or engineers.
"Brute" is from DF:15. Basically a discount barbarian.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:09 AM   #6
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The Three Kingdoms era is very much the same time period, so you may want to take a look at it. Of course, the Three Kingdoms era had folk heroes who were eventually deified (Guan Yu being the prime example), so the setting may be larger-than-life.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:19 AM   #7
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The Kinsmen are very much inspired by wuxia.
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:38 AM   #8
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I am curious about the Green Witch. You mention them being Path magicians. Is that Path/Book Magic or Ritual Path Magic?
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Old 01-14-2021, 11:42 AM   #9
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Path magic. Magic is based on manipulating spirits, and the Green Witches mostly use benign magic. There are, of course, other magicians who are more into curses and summoning demons, but they're not really PC material.
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Old 01-14-2021, 01:05 PM   #10
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Banestorm has a bunch of templates in the right range that I think could stand any TL downgrade just fine; Bounty Hunter, Charlatan, Courtier, Mercenary, Merchant, Northern Barbarian, Urban Rogue, Woodsman...
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