Heroes of Ash and Flame Player Aids

Wow!  What a great turn out for the Heroes of Ash and Flame Character Workshop.  I’ve been looking over the cards and I’m excited.  I’ll post some actual results once I get everything tabulated.  In the meantime, there were a lot of requests for character building aids and whatnot, so I’m going to provide some links here.

But First, Equipment

A lot of you didn’t finish picking gear for your characters.  This is understandable—it’s one of the more tedious parts of character generation.  I’ve got an idea to speed things up, and I hope to have it available for the kick off game on August 20.  But in the meantime, if you want to finish equipping your character, I’ve posted a pdf of the Emporium chapter in the Player section of the blog.  You can find copies of all the stuff in your player pack their too.  Need a new character sheet?  It’s in there!

BTW, please remember that the prices for weapons are for BONE WEAPONS.  If you want something more durable, like obsidian or stone, you’ll need to play a bit more (x2 price).  You can also save some of your bits and ceramic pieces by purchasing wooden weapons (1/2 price!), but be warned, these do less damage (–2) and are more prone to breaking (2-in-20).

Character Names and Backgrounds

One thing I’ve noticed is that the girls have a serious leg up on the boys when it comes to naming their characters.  The girls have some pretty creative “fantasy” names while a lot of boys’ characters have names like Mike or Jason (really?).  Now, that’s perfectly fine, but you can expect to take a bit of ribbing from time to time–just warning you.  Names are HARD!  If they were easy there wouldn’t be whole sections of baby names books at the library.

Anyway, for those of you looking for name and background “inspiration”, here is a great site for you!  It’s for an online game that is heavily based (but very divergent) on the Dark Sun setting.

Seventh Sanctum is another site we discussed.  It has a lot of tools and generators on it.  Keep in mind, it is not Dark Sun specific.

Getting Into Character

A final word that I do love to see art and background stories built up around characters, and award such enthusiasm in-game with extra bennies.  Unfortunately, I don’t have time to read more than a paragraph or two at the most, so I appreciate brevity when you do character backgrounds.  I’d encourage you to post them to our Facebook page.

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One response

  1. Here’s a trick I use with my backstories you may find helpful:

    http://rpghacker.com/gm-tips/the-three-sentence-backstory/

    August 9, 2012 at 6:47 pm

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