Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Let Me Tell You About Someone Else's Character

Meet Hercule De La Fouchardier, a Flashing Blades character posted on a blog that looks like it was originally intended to be a compendium of character generation examples for different roleplaying games but petered out after a half-dozen examples.

And check out Josh's FB character, Giancarlo di Venezia, featured in a two-part story at The Signe of the Frothing Mug.

I like seeing how other gamers approach the choices that the rules offer for creating a character.


  1. Fascinating...I'm wondering if I ought to take a different tack next time I run an FB game.

    Instead of the "old school" approach of letting the dice fall where they may, invite my players to give me some idea of what they want to play and then we find a way to tailor the characters' stats to support that.

    FB seems to support an approach to character creation that is more sensitive to narrative considerations than OD&D or AD&D.

  2. This is why I love 3d6, in order, character generation. You take what you get and derive a personality from it. Hercule is such a great name for that character.