Basic concepts and ideas for a simple game system, that I am working on. Please email me withcomments and ideas. Thanks.
Physical, Intellectual, Mental, Social, Magical
Spread d2 through d10 out through your Statistics: Assign one to be d10, one to be d8, one to be d6,one to be d4, one to be d2.Physical = simplified health, strength, dexterity, agility. Intellectual=intelligence, smarts, perception,wits. Mental= ego, sanity, willpower. Social=charm, magnetism, leadership, influence. Magical=aura,soul, power.For purposes of keeping up with what your current effective statistic is, put a different colored dice of the appropriate die type on the table. Yes, this means this method requires you to have five differentfull sets of dice. I use pennies to represent d2s. When you lose an effective dice in a contest, removethe correctly colored die and replace it with a small die type of the correct color. I use Black for Physical,White for Intellectual, Blue for Mental, Yellow for Social and Red for Magical.
Soldier, Burglar, Con-man, Archer, Telepath, Farmer, Locksmith, Herbalist, Doctor, Merchant, Penny-counter, Town Guard, Brewer, Fisher, Hunter, Telekinetic, Scout, Nuclear Physicist, Biologist,Computer Programmer, Mercenary, Energy Projector, Cook, Artist, Musician, Actor, Fire Mage,Enchanter, Forest Mage, Summoner, Weather Mage, etc. Make up any occupation you like that issetting appropriate.
Pick One of them to be d10, or pick two to be d8, or three to be d6, or four to be d4.You can use your dice in an Occupation to roll for any type of activity that you can convince the otherplayers and game-master that you should be able to do with it. You should pick one specific skill or areaof expertise equal to your die type, for each occupation. Example: Someone who had burglar as anoccupation at d8, should define 8 specific things he can do with that occupation, such as: pick locks,bully people, climb walls, sneak around, streetwise, pick pockets, fence items, case a joint. You will havean opportunity to gain more skill definitions in the future.
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