NPC Stats

I realized that I was thinking of the combat rules in terms of player vs. player, but since the PCs are always the one rolling (when the monsters attack, the PCs roll to defend with the monster stats providing the Challenge Dice), I could actually simplify things in most cases. This way of doing it…

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Supporting Character Quirks

  Supporting characters are a lot more interesting when there’s something weird about them. While you don’t want to give every single GMC the characters meet a quirky trait (unless you’re playing a David Lynch-style game), important or recurring characters will be more memorable if they’ve got an unusual trait. The list below is for…

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Random Bad Guy Obsessions

There’s a school of thought in certain books, comics, movies, and RPGs that giving a character one random obsession makes them well-rounded. While this is not remotely true, it’s at least a step in the right direction, and can sometimes even lead to something approaching three-dimensionality. Here’s  a random table to get you started on…

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