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Old 02-01-2024, 10:23 PM   #1
Infornific
 
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Default Children of the (Historical Folks & Action Specialist) lenses

Some years back there was a group conversion of the abandoned 3e Historical Folks to 4e. I came up with idea of converting the templates into Action Specialist/Delvers to Grow style lenses. So here's a start.

Actor [25 Points]

Advantages: A total of 10 points chosen from Absolute Timing [2]; Allure [5/level]; Bard [5/level]; Born Entertainer [5/level]; Charisma [5/level]; Clown [10/level]; Musical Ability [5/level]; Versatile [5] and Voice [10]

Skills: Performance (IQ/A) [4] and one of Dancing (DX/A) [4], Public Speaking (IQ/A) [4], Professional Skill (Puppetry) (IQ/A) [4], or Singing (HT/E) [4]. Two of Acting (IQ/A) [2]; Combat Art (any) (varies) [2]; Gesture (IQ/E) [2]; Group Performance (Directing) (IQ/A) [2]; Musical Instrument (IQ/H) [2]; Religious Ritual (IQ/H) [2]; Savoir - Faire (IQ/E) [2] or Stage Combat (DX/A) [2]. Three of Acrobatics (DX/H) [1]; Area Knowledge (IQ/E) [1]; Artist (any) (IQ/H) [1]; Carpentry (IQ/E) [1]; Disguise (IQ/A) [1]; Fast Talk (IQ/A) [1]; Hair Dressing (IQ/A) [1]; Hobby Skill (Juggling) (DX/E) [1]; Literature (IQ/H) [1]; Makeup /TL (IQ/E) [1]; Musical Composition (IQ/H) [1]; Poetry (IQ/A) [1]; Sewing (DX/E) [1]; Sex Appeal (HT/A) [1]; Theology (IQ/H) [1] and Writing (IQ/A)[1] .


Alchemist [25 Points]

Advantages: 5 points in Acute Taste /Smell [2/level]; Less Sleep [2/level]; Lightning
Calculator [2]; Resistant to Poison +3 [5]; Single- Minded [5] and Temperature Tolerance [1/level]

Skills: Chemistry /TL (IQ/H) [8] or Alchemy (IQ/VH) [8]; Philosophy (any) (IQ/H) [4] and one of Naturalist (IQ/H) [2] or Meditation (IQ/H) [2]. Two of Astronomy (IQ/H) [2]; Diagnosis /TL (IQ/H) [2]; Fortune Telling (Astrology) (IQ/A) [2]; Mathematics (Applied) (IQ/H) [2]; Metallurgy (IQ/H) [2]; Occultism (IQ/A) [2]; Pharmacy/TL (Herbalist) (IQ/H) [2]; Poisons (IQ/H) [2]; Professional Skill (Distilling) (IQ/A) [2] or Theology (IQ/H) [2]. Two of Artist (any) (IQ/H) [1]; Professional Skill (Glassblowing) (DX/A) [1]; Research (IQ/A) [1]; Writing (IQ/A) [1] or optional science skills.

Notes: Astronomy requires Mathematics(Applied). I added the option of Alchemy for fantasy campaigns.

Last edited by Infornific; 03-07-2024 at 05:58 PM. Reason: There is no straight Astrology skill.
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Old 02-01-2024, 10:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Children of the (Historical Folks & Action Specialist) lenses

A couple more:

Animal Handler [25 Points]

Advantages: 10 points in HT [10/level], HP [2/level], Per [5/level], or Will
[5/level]; Animal Empathy [5]; Animal Friend [5/level]; Common Sense [10]; Fearlessness [2/level]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Less Sleep [2/level]; Outdoorsman [10/level]; Rapid Healing [5]; Reputation [varies]; Resistant to Poison +3 or +8 [5 or 8] and Single- Minded [5].

Skills: Animal Handling (any) (IQ/A) [8]. Veterinary /TL (IQ/H) [2]. Two of Animal Handling (any) (IQ/A) [2]; Merchant (IQ/A) [2]; Naturalist /TL (IQ/H) [2] or Pharmacy/TL (Herbalist) (IQ/H) [2]. One of Hiking (HT/A) [1]; Leatherworking (DX/E) [1]; Mimicry (IQ/H) [1]; Packing
(IQ/A) [1]; Performance (IQ/A) [1]; Professional Skill (Butcher) (IQ/A) [1]; Riding (DX/A) [1]; Survival (Per/A) [1]; Teamster (any) (IQ/A) [1] or Tracking (Per/A) [1]


Apothecary [25 Points]

Advantages: 10 points in Healer [10/level], Single Minded [5], Resistant to Poison +3 [5], Status 1 [5], Versatile [5] or Whiz Kid [5/level].

Skills: Diagnosis (IQ/H) [4] and Pharmacy/TL (IQ/H) [8]. Alchemy (IQ/VH) [1] or Chemistry (IQ/H) [1]. Naturalist (IQ/H) [1] and Poisons (IQ/H) [1].
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Old 02-02-2024, 05:09 PM   #3
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Continuing the As

Architect/Master Builder [25 Points]

Advantages: 10 points from Artificer
[10/ level]; Business Acumen [10/level]; Gifted Artist [5/level]; Master Builder [5/level]; Mathematical
Ability [10/level]; Reputation [varies]; Status [5/level]; Versatile [5]

Skills: Architecture /TL (IQ/A) [8]; Carpentry (IQ/E) [1]; Masonry (IQ/E) [1] and +2 to either Carpentry or Masonry [3]. Administration (IQ/A) [2] or Leadership (IQ/A) [2].


Armorer [25 Points]

Advantages: 10 points in Artificer [10/level]; Fit [5]; Dungeon Artificer [5/level]; High Pain Threshold [10]; High Manual Dexterity [5/level]; Status [5/level]; Temperature Tolerance [1/level]; Wealth [varies] and Widget Worker [5/level]

Skills: Armory (Body Armor) (IQ/A) [4], Armory (Melee Weapons) (IQ/A) [4], and Armory (Missile Weapons) (IQ/A) [4]. Machinist (IQ/A) [2]; Scrounging (Per/E) [1].
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Old 02-02-2024, 05:13 PM   #4
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Also, should have included this earlier - some base templates depending on whether the intended NPC is Average or Competent. The assumption is to quickly build an NPC, pick an Average or Competent base and add a occupational lens. That will usually create a character of 50 or 75 points before Disadvantages.

Average [25]


5 points in background skills

Athletic: +1 ST [10], +1 HT [10]

Fast: +1 DX [20]

Smart: +1 IQ [20]


Strong: +2 ST [20]

Vigorous: +2 HT [20]

Competent [50]


5 points in background skills

5 points in miscellaneous Advantages such as +1 Move [5] or +1 Per, Appearance (varies), Fit [5], Sensitive [5], Status [5/level], etc.

Athletic: +1 DX [20], +1 ST [10], +1 HT [10]

Fast: +2 DX [40]

Smart: +2 IQ [40]


Strong: +3 ST [30], +1 HT [10]

Talented: +1 DX [20], +1 IQ [20]

Vigorous: +1 ST [10], +3 HT [30]
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Old 02-02-2024, 08:47 PM   #5
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Default Re: Children of the (Historical Folks & Action Specialist) lenses

Slimmed down, the Historical Folks 4e templates do indeed make good power ups/lenses. Just in case you need a nanny or rat-catcher turned action hero. :)
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Old 02-03-2024, 12:23 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pursuivant View Post
Slimmed down, the Historical Folks 4e templates do indeed make good power ups/lenses. Just in case you need a nanny or rat-catcher turned action hero. :)
That's the idea. I figured it might also be handy for someone trying to do GURPS Warhammer. Not the most adventurer efficient professions but useful for color. Trying to do these in alphabetical order but here's the rat catcher.

Vermin Catcher [25 Points]

Advantages: 10 points in Per [5/level]; Absolute Direction [5]; Acute Hearing
[2/level]; Acute Vision [2/level]; Resistant to Disease +3 or +8 [3 or 5]; Night Vision [1/level]; Rapid Healing [5]; and Wealth [varies].

Skills: Animal Handling (selected vermin) (IQ/A) [2]; Poisons (IQ/A) [2]; Traps (IQ/A) [2] and Urban Survival (Per/A) [2]. +1 to one of Animal Handling, Poisons, Traps or Urban Survival [2]. Knife (DX/E) [1] and either Spear (DX/A) [1] or Polearm (DX/A) [1]. Five of Animal Handling (Dog or similar allied predator) (IQ/A) [1]; Area Knowledge (any) (IQ/E) [1]; Carpentry (IQ/E); Climbing (DX/A) [1]; First Aid/TL (IQ/E); Merchant (IQ/A) [1]; Savoir - Faire (Servant) (IQ/E) [1]; Scrounging (Per/E) [1]; Streetwise (IQ/A) [1] and Veterinary /TL (IQ/H) [1].

Last edited by Infornific; 02-03-2024 at 07:53 PM. Reason: Added an optional skill, edited another
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