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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:17 am 
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Alethan wrote:
I don't mind writing up a rough background - maybe a paragraph or so - to begin with...
That's all that's really needed. Just a few details that can be used, if needed, to connect the character into the world if role- playing is a big part of the game.

Ah, I was coming to write what Al had put. I thought y'all were going a different way with this.
Depending on what edition (I think) we are talking about old school-ish games are meant to be deadly. Dying at 1st level definitely needs to be real and teaches players that not every obstacle can be overcome with a BFA. Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor :)
I worry about a player spending hours of effort on a PC background not getting that fact. Then disappointing them when the 97 kobolds surround a party and kill them just by numbers because they ignored the signs, or "it's just kobolds".
Plus I worry when a DM asks for such, if that's the game for me. Heh, as Dave and Alethan both know, I'm like a kid in a candy store if my character is carried home to town at the end of the adventure, clinging to life. ;) And if it's a TPK, depending on how that occurred, I'm even more tickled pink.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy getting a character up to 7th or 10th level, but most of their backstory was created in game really. I remember quite a few of those characters names actually. But when my 1/2 orc fighter starts his career at 13yo (which is true IIRC) there shouldn't be much more of a background than a paragraph or two, otherwise why is he only 1st level. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:06 am 
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http://hackslashmaster.blogspot.com/201 ... izard.html

Oh, man! I love it.

And with the first actual single-class wizard I've ever REALLY played, I feel it.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:36 am 
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More stuff on the Wizard...

http://hackslashmaster.blogspot.com/201 ... iliar.html

http://hackslashmaster.blogspot.com/201 ... nment.html

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