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Monday, May 23, 2016

Random Roll 39 - The Randomness

A new race for me this time around, a skinwalker. In this case our lycanthrope blooded character is of were bear decent. Smart and nimble but with an incredibly low charisma. Maybe he’s ugly, gruff or socially inept. Maybe he’s all three. From a large family formerly slaves but now freeholders in the democracy of Andoran. Apparently he’ll do anything for love, craving social acceptance, although even with his low charisma he’s flittered through quite a few relationships. But ow did he come to be a devotee of the Cardinal Martyr, the Empyreal Lord Vildies?

Race: Skinwalker (Coldborn Werebear-kin)
Human Ethnicity: Taldane
Nationality: Andoran
Age: 16
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 200lbs

Str: 10
Dex: 18
Con: 12
Int: 15
Wis: 10 (12)
Cha: 6

Homeland: Town or Village
Parents: Both of your parents are alive.
Siblings: You have 5 biological siblings.
- biological older sister
- biological older brother
- biological younger brother
- biological older brother
- biological older brother
Circumstance of Birth: [Born into Bondage] You were born into slavery or servitude. Your parents are likely slaves or servants, or you were sold into slavery as an infant.
Parent's Profession: Yeomen
Major Childhood Event: [First Kill] You've had blood on your hands since your youth, when you first took the life of another creature. Whether this act repulsed you or gave you pleasure, it was a formative experience.
Influential Associate: [The Seer] You were close to a person who claimed to see the future—perhaps an oracle, seer, prophet, or merely some festival charlatan. Whether they're true or a trick, you've seen visions of distant places and of times that may come to pass. The seer's influence either made you into an optimist with a drive to change the future or a fatalist resigned to accept it.

Conflict: [Major Theft] You stole expensive items.
Conflict Subject: Lover or former lover.
Conflict Motivation: Love.
Conflict Resolution: [Denial] You feel little if any regret, and deny the event mostly so others won’t judge you. Few if any know of your part in the conflict, and your constant denials are meant to keep it that way.
Deity/Religious Philosophy: Vildeis

Romantic Relationship(s): [Several Significant Relationships] You’ve engaged in a number of partnerships, but for some reason or another your relationships always fail.
Drawback: [Social Acceptance] You want others to accept you, to believe you’re special and worthy of merit. You are self-conscious about your social flaws and breaches of etiquette. Rejection is among your greatest fears. You might go to extraordinary lengths to be accepted by or seek favor from your peers.

Available Traits/Feats/Drawbacks

(Trait) Killer
(Trait) Kin Guardian
(Trait) Life of Toil
(Trait) Militia Veteran
(Trait) Savanna Child
(Trait) Scholar of the Great Beyond
(Trait) Undead Slayer
(Story Feat) Innocent Blood
(Drawback) Dependent

In the comments please tell us what character you would make with this information? What class would he naturally gravitate too? Who is this werebear-kin with the huge family? And don’t forget to stay tuned Friday when my background hits the CRB.

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  1. His stats reflect more of a wererat heritage than that of a wearbear. He's got a dexterity build which suggest rat like wariness, not the hulking strength of a bear. I'd say you're looking at rouge or slayer material here.

  2. Not all creatures of the same type are created equal which is why race is chosen first then the rolls are made straight down the line and racial bonuses applied after.

    The high Dex certain could mean he'd become a slayer but he has a high int as well he could become an Int based caster. He could also become a mobile fighter, unchained barbarians allow for Dex based builds as well.

    So for the total package it's not just about what the stats reflect but what does the background information say about him. How do both hid natural abilities and his life events lead him to become whatever he does.