I is for Imperishable Fame

Last year Jeff Rients presented a set of posts outlining a campaign just before the dawn of civilization called Imperishable Fame. He presented it as a D&D campaign idea and I was reminded of writing today’s Monday Pointers. I even threw out some ideas myself.

In re-reading the posts today this is one setting I think I’d move away from D&D. In fact, I’d use a cut down GURPS. Specifically, I’d write my own version of the random character generation system in GURPS second and third edition.

In the infamous words of Tom Lehrer, “I have one right here.” All tables are for 3d6. Roll on social status first.

Social Standing
Roll Social Standing Character Gains Additional Rolls
3-4 Outcast: you have been driven from your home village and are a wanderer distrusted by all Disadvantages: Roll on hunter table, survival table, and on wild magic table. You have a simple stone hand axe, one set of poor quality leather clothes, and a water skin instead of any equipment rolls.
5-6 Menials: you have only be trusted with basic tasks with no real skill but are tolerated for raw labor. Disadvantages: Roll on militia table and farmer table. Roll on farmer equipment table.
7-8 Apprentice herdsman: You have been taken on as an apprentice by a master farmer Disadvantages: Roll on herder table, and militia table.
9-10 Farm Apprentice: You have been taken on as an apprentice by a master farmer Disadvantages: Roll on militia table and farmer table. Roll on farmer equipment table.
11-12 Apprentice Bard Disadvantages: nbsp;
13-14 Outcast: you have been driven from your home village and are a wanderer distrusted by all Disadvantages: nbsp;
15-16 Outcast: you have been driven from your home village and are a wanderer distrusted by all Disadvantages: nbsp;
17-18 Outcast: you have been driven from your home village and are a wanderer distrusted by all Disadvantages: nbsp;

Please note: these tables are not designed to produce strictly point balanced characters. They are designed to produce characters about 100 points but can vary from to .

This is the Dawn of Time and man is just beginning to invent magic so the spells tables above represent every spell commonly known. Similarly every common skill is listed on the various skills tables.

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