Thursday, April 26, 2012

Character Creation Parameters for Low-Tech

The Default Low Tech Campaign: Sins of the Crusade

Character Creation Guidelines

Step 0: Pre-game Prep.
  • Familiarize with the Game Setting and Background history.
  • Feudalism in the Third Rome (TBA),
  • Bureacracy in the Third Rome (TBA),
  • Social Classes and Duties in the Third Rome (TBA)
  • Familiarize with the Sins of the Crusade Campaign Players Primer.
Step 1: Go to and scroll down to “The Roller”. On the first blank, follow the instructions by placing your email address. On the second space, place the GM's email address, my email address (ju5t1nc3saraqu1n0@yah00.c0m; change numbers to letters).

Step 2: On the “Summary of Rolls”, place the player's name, the word “character” and a number to identify the character submitted and date. Ex. justin character 01.

Step 3: Under “Show Results”, select Both.

Step 4: On Roll One, input the following:under Number of Rolls: 9under Dice Type: 3d6under Rolls per Line: 1under Comment: Roll for ST, DX, IQ, Per, Will, HT, no. of Talents, Social Status, and Wealth.

Step 5: On Roll Two, input the following:under Number of Rolls: 5under Dice Type: 1d57under Rolls per Line: 1under Comment: Roll for Talents.

Step 6: On Roll Three, input the following:under Number of Rolls: 5under Dice Type: 3d6under Rolls per Line: 1under Comment: Roll for Talent Levels.

Step 7: Player Perk RollOn Roll Four, input the following:under Number of Rolls: 4under Dice Type: 1d6under Rolls per Line: 4under Comment: Roll for Player Perks.

Step 8: Refer to the following:

Step 8.1: On Roll One: the NINE 3d6 die rolls are for determining ST, DX, IQ, Per, Will, HT, No. of Talents, Social Status, and Wealth in the stated order.

No. of
Levels of
Social Status
3-7911Peasant (-1)
8-121022Freeman (0)
13-151133Noble (1)
16-171244Noble of a Great House (2)
181354Noble of the Imperial House (2+1)

Wealth Table   

Step 8.2:
One Roll Two the 5 d57 rolls are for determining what are the talents, ignore results greater than 57. The player gets the talents in the order they are rolled and only as many talents as rolled above.   
  1. Academic
  2. Allure
  3. Animal Friend
  4. Antiquary
  5. Artificer
  6. Bard
  7. Beast Master
  8. Born Entertainer
  9. Born Sailor
  10. Born Soldier
  11. Born Tactician
  12. Born War Leader
  13. Business Acumen
  14. Clown
  15. Craftiness
  16. Cultural Chameleon
  17. Cunning Folk
  18. Devotion
  19. Empath
  20. Explorer
  21. Forest Guardian
  22. Gifted Artist
  23. Goodwife
  24. Green Thumb
  25. Healer
  26. Impersonator
  27. Intuitive Admiral
  28. Jack of All Trades
  29. Intuitive Statesman
  30. Mariner
  31. Master Builder
  32. Mathematical Ability
  33. Mesmerist
  34. Mr. Smash
  35. Musical Ability
  36. Natural Athlete
  37. Natural Copper
  38. Natural Diver
  39. Seafarer
  40. Occultist
  41. Outdoorsman
  42. Pickaxe Penchant
  43. Poet
  44. Sage
  45. Smooth Operator
  46. Spirit Talker
  47. Stalker
  48. Strangler
  49. Street-Smart
  50. Street Smarts
  51. Super Spy
  52. Superior Equilibrioception
  53. Survivor
  54. Talker
  55. Tough Guy
  56. Trivia Sponge
  57. Truth-Seeker

Step 8.3:
Roll Three determines the level of Talent.

Step 8.4:
Roll Four is for the Player Perk rolls
Players gain perks for what they do to help Facilitate the Game.

Leader and Lieutenant Responsibilities
  • Make and Detail Plans, Get the other players support and Lead the team.
  • He/She organizes the players.
  • Lieutenants fill the role of the Leader when absent, and share in the work to reduce the load.
  • The thoughly the book is read the better, feel free to ask the GM any questions.

Chronicler and Lieutenant Chronicler Responsibilities
  • Chronicle the adventure.
  • Take in game notes for the other players.
  • Lieutenants Chronicler fill the role of the Leader when absent, and share in the work to reduce the load.
  • The thoughly the book is read the better, feel free to ask the GM any questions.

Leader and Lieutenant Perk
  • Leader rolls 4d keep the best 3d
  • Lieutenant rolls 4d keep the worse 3d

Leader and Lieutenant Perk
3-7Increase Assets by x2, 1 50 gcp Ally
8-12Increase Assets by x3, 1 75 gcp Ally*
13-15Increase Assets by x4, 1 75 gcp Ally* and 1 50gcp Ally
16-17Increase Assets by x5, 2 75 gcp Ally* and 1 50gcp Ally
18Increase Assets by x6, 3 75 gcp Ally* and 2 50gcp Ally

gcp (Gross Character Points) = starting cp and cp from disadvantages.
ncp (Net Character Points) = starting cp without cp from disadvantages.
* 1 75gcp Ally can be converted to 2x 30gcp allies.

Chronicler and Lieutenant Chronicler Perk

  • Chronicler rolls 4d keep the best 3d
  • Lieutenant Chronicler rolls 4d keep the worse 3d

3d RollChronicler and Liutenant Chronicler Perk
3-73 cp worth of Signature Gear
8-125cp worth of Signature Gear or 3cp of Non-Mental or Non-Physical Advantage
13-1510cp worth of Non-Mental or Non-Phsyical Advantage
16-17Unusual Background and 10cp of Non-Physical/Mental Advantage or skills
18Unusual Background Advantage and 10cp of Psionics

Step 9: the character has -20cp worth of default disadvantages. These advantages may be bought off but cannot be swapped for another disadvantage. Please detail or provide specifics notes to each disadvantage. The character may gain up to -30 more points from disadvantages.

  • Sense of Duty: small group B153 [-5]
  • Code of Honor B127, Discipline of Faith B132, or Minor Vow B160 [-5]
  • Intolerance [-5] B140
  • Patron and Duty (12) [0] B133
  • Pacifism: Cannot Harm Innocents [-10] B148

Step 10: The player has 80 character points to spend on Basic Attributes, Secondary Abilities, Advantages, Skills and Techniques. Consider the following house rules prior to proceeding.
  • Characters default as Humans of TL3.
  • All characters at default serve a Patron, their Master or Lord.
  • Characters are not landed, so all their wealth is in equipment.
  • Starting wealth is $1,000.
  • Character begin with Area Knoledge appropriate to their background for free at IQ+0.
  • Basic Attributes: DX, IQ, Per, and Will, and Talents cost Tripple to purchase or improve. DX and IQ cost 60cp each, and Per and Will cost 15cp each. Talents that cost 15cp now cost 45cp, 10cp now cost 30cp, and 5cp now cost 15cp each.
  • No Signature Gear (except as a Player perk).
  • Charisma costs 40cp per level.
  • All Character points must be spent, no shrodinger's advantage.

Step 11: Write up the Character, at least 100 words then in the Character for Review. Feel free to submit a filled character sheet using and Send in also a “character actor portrait” options to the GM.

Extra Characters: Character Fatality is ON. Players can make extra character, if the player submits multiple characters the GM will randomly determine which character the player may use. A player may continue to submit characters after one has been approved. Ever additional character the player makes will need a connecting back-story or write up.

Every approved extra character character point to the Player (not the character) which he or she may float (not spend), use to buy a last minute skill or non-physical or non-mental advantage. On rare instances the GM might allow this point to be used to “Buy” success or negate failure.

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