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#1 Dystopian Rhetoric

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:40 PM

So, we're going with 1920s, which means playing casually interested amateurs delving into that-which-man-was-not-meant-to-know. The setting is England, centred around London. Your characters can be from any background really, and can know each other or not. The first adventure you go on should bring you all together anyway (PS if you've played Call of Cthulhu before, please let me know so I can tell how much information I can safely steal from pre-made adventures ¬_¬).

If you want, you can make a character on your own. Alternatively, you can provide some info, and I'll stat one up for you based on that. I need the following to create a character:

Name, sex, age, occupation, personal interests (can overlap to some extent with what they do for a living), level of education and a character biography.

Here, for reference, is a (long) complete list of skills, together with the base change of success when using one as a person with no training:

Accounting (10%)
Anthropology (01%)
Archaeology (01%)
Art (05%)
Astronomy (01%)
Bargain (05%)
Biology (01%)
Chemistry (01%)
Climb (40%)
Conceal (15%)
Craft (05%)
Credit Rating (15%)
Cthulhu Mythos (0%) (Can't put points in this at the start)
Disguise (01%)
Dodge (DEX x2%)
Drive Auto (20%)
Electr. Repair (10%)
Fast Talk (05%)
First Aid (30%)
Geology (01%)
Hide (10%)
History (20%)
Jump (25%)
Law (05%)
Library Use (25%)
Listen (25%)
Locksmith (01%)
Martial Arts (01%)
Mech. Repair (20%)
Medicine (05%)
Natural History (10%)
Navigate (10%)
Occult (05%)
Opr. Hvy. Mch. (01%)
Other Language (01%) (You can take this multiple times, once for each language)
Own Language (EDUx5%)
Persuade (15%)
Pharmacy (01%)
Photography (10%)
Physics (01%)
Pilot (01%)
Psychoanalysis (01%)
Psychology (05%)
Ride (05%)
Sneak (10%)
Spot Hidden (10%)
Swim (25%)
Throw (25%)
Track (10%)
Handgun (20%)
Machine Gun (15%)
Rifle (25%)
Shotgun (30%)
SMG (15%)
Other (01%)

EDIT: Missed some skills off.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:48 PM

Do we set up alts for the purpose?
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:56 PM

Name: Edwin The Magnificent
Sex: Male
Age: 32
Occupation: Stage Magician
Personal Interests: Inventing new tricks, has a love of the occult (which first got him into magic).
Level of Education: Was expected to go to Oxford and study something sensible, but instead took to the stage.
Character Biography:

As a child Edwin had a love of the fantastical, coming from a wealthy family this was frown upon but he was indulged. When he started performing tricks for the family he was applauded. However this continued well past the phase his parents had hoped it was and when he announced that he was leaving for London to start his career as a stage magician instead of following his elder brother to Oxford he was shunned by the family. Kicked out by his father in a fit of rage.

He has since become a reasonably successful magician and loves to get his head around a new trick. Originally a rather stiff performer he found himself at home among the light and attention of the stage and he grew into quite a showman and has awed many an audience.

Stat me up, please :)

(Basically, scores well in intelligence, dexterity and charisma.)
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:10 PM

Name: Jock McGogan
Sex: Male
Age: 38
Occupation: Engineering Lecturer
Personal Interests: Tinkering with machinery (loves renovating old machinery), grouse hunting,
Level of Education: Degree from Edinburgh University in Mechanical Engineering

Bio:
Has always had a love of machinery.  He helped out in his uncles factory repairing machinery as soon as he was old enough to hold a hammer.  Throughout his teens he was always the person called upon in his town when anything stopped working.  This set him up nicely for attending University from which he graduated with distinction.

He worked in many jobs since his graduation before taking on a lecturer/research role at a top london University.

If there is one thing he loves as much as being elbow deep in cogs and oil its shooting defenceless birds back on the hills of Scotland.

(Um, can you stat that?)

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:20 PM

Smurf... did we just create the 1920's version of our City of Heroes duo?
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#6 Schtroumpf

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:22 PM

I don't know, did we?  I don't see any connection.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:31 PM

Name: Harold Prinz
Sex: Male
Age: 36
Occupation: Freelance Photographer
Personal Interests: Photography, Poetry, Exploitation

Bio: Conscripted in 1914, he served two uneventful years in the least active parts of the Eastern front. He spent his spare time composing poems glorifying the struggle of the German soldiers around him. While vastly exaggerated and inaccurate, they found a home in several prominent journals as a propoganda tool. Towards the end of the war he was hired by the state to tell the "real" story of the trenches, with shots generally mocked up behind the lines in the studio he had built for the purpose in Dusseldorf. With his services no longer required by the new Germany, he moved to London and established Prinz' Prints, specialising in idealised portraits of the wealthy and foolish. Recently he has branched out to spirit photography, where a client's house will be exhaustively photographed, the resulting pictures being combed over by his team of experts for signs of the supernatural. For a hefty fee.

(So that's...photography, language (mostly German but respectable English), basic firearms, and a heap of persuasion)
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:55 PM

View PostSmurf, on May 14 2008, 04:22 PM, said:

I don't know, did we?  I don't see any connection.
Yeah... Maybe it's just me.
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#9 Dystopian Rhetoric

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:15 PM

Okay, here's the first three, plus a few explanations of things that might not be self-explanatory.

Psychology as a skill isn't actually the scientific study of the mind in CoC, it's more reading people and discerning bluffs.

POWER is probably the only stat that needs an explanation. This is basically your force of personality. It determines how well you resist supernatural horror, and your ability to use magic.

IDEA represents your chances of putting two and two together and reaching clever conclusions.

SANITY represents uh... how sane you are. You'll lose bits of this quite often. If you lose too much in one go or over a period of time there's a chance you'll develop a randomly chosen mental disorder.

DAMAGE BONUS: 0

HP: 12
MP: 12
SANITY: 60

EDWIN:

STRENGTH: 13
CONSTITUTION: 13
POWER: 12
DEXTERITY: 14
APPEARANCE: 16
SIZE: 10
INTELLIGENCE: 14
EDUCATION: 14

WEALTH: MODERATE

IDEA: 70
LUCK: 60
KNOWLEDGE: 70

DAMAGE BONUS: 0

HP: 12
MP: 12
SANITY: 60

Conceal (70%)
Listen (50%)
Disguise (51%)
Fast Talk (75%)
Throw (55%)
Dodge (38%)
Occult (60%)
Psychology (30%)
Spot Hidden (80%)
Art (Magic) (50%)

Own Language (English) (70%)

Jock:

STRENGTH: 13
CONSTITUTION: 10
POWER: 11
DEXTERITY: 16
APPEARANCE: 8
SIZE: 13
INTELLIGENCE: 14
EDUCATION: 19

WEALTH: WELL OFF

IDEA: 75
LUCK: 55
KNOWLEDGE: 95

DAMAGE BONUS: +1D4

HP: 12
MP: 11
SANITY: 55

Electrical Repair (45%)
Credit Rating (45%)
Library Use (70%)
Persuade (55%)
Drive Auto (60%)
Operate Heavy Machinery (61%)
Physics (51%)
Mechanical Repair (85%)
Shotgun (65%)
Track (65%)
Sneak (45%)

Dodge (32%)
Own Language (English) (95%)

HAROLD:

STRENGTH: 10
CONSTITUTION: 9
POWER: 15
DEXTERITY: 12
APPEARANCE: 14
SIZE: 13
INTELLIGENCE: 15
EDUCATION: 12

WEALTH: MODERATE

IDEA: 65
LUCK: 75
KNOWLEDGE: 60

DAMAGE BONUS: 0

HP: 11
MP: 15
SANITY: 75

Own Language (German) (80%)
Other Language (English) (51%)
Photography (60%)
Library Use (50%)
Persuade (80%)
Psychology (50%)
History (50%)
Fast Talk (55%)
Occult (35%)
Handgun (40%)

Dodge (24%)

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:50 PM

Just knocked up a quick one.

Name: Raymund Feigel
Sex: Male
Age: 52
Occupation: University Lecturer
Personal Interests: Philosophy, Study of Language, Greek History, Classical Literature, Tea and Biscuits
Level of Education: University of Munich Classical Philology and Psychology degree

Bio: Born in Munich and educated at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Raymund studied Classical Philology and Psychology before staying on as a lecturer of philology. At the dawn of the 20th Century he moved to London to begin full time work at the University of London after spending a lot of time reading about British culture during his stint as a lecturer in Munich. But England wasn't quite the joy he'd imagined it to be and although he married within his first few years in the country he found very little to actually engage his mind and grew tired of the mundanity of life.

The following decade did not fair well for him either. Losing his wife and home to German zeppelin bombs and conscripted in 1918, forced to fight his own countrymen. Raymund became disparaged with human life and after a number of months on the frontline returned to London and entered social recluse. Retaining his job as a lecturer, Raymund has spent the most recent years of his life outside of work living alone and reading his vast library of books. He has grown particularly fond of the works of Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:22 PM

Raymund

STRENGTH: 12
CONSTITUTION: 7
POWER: 13
DEXTERITY: 10
APPEARANCE: 10
SIZE: 10
INTELLIGENCE: 16
EDUCATION: 19

WEALTH: WELL OFF

IDEA: 80
LUCK: 65
KNOWLEDGE: 95

DAMAGE BONUS: 0

HP: 9
MP: 13
SANITY: 65

Other Language (English) (81%)
Other Language (Ancient Greek) (81%)
Other Language (Latin) (71%)
Other Language (Sanskrit) (36%)
Other Language (Demotic) (36%)
Library Use (70%)
Persuade (50%)
Psychology (70%)
History (70%)
Credit Rating (50%)

Own Language (German) (95%)
Dodge (20%)

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:46 PM

Name: Miss Clara Willoughby-Cohen
Sex: Female
Age: 26
Occupation: Artist
Personal Interests: Acting, Jazz Music, Dancing, Flouting societies conventions.

Bio:
Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Clara is the only child of Gerald and Olivia Willoughby-Cohen of the Willoughby-Cohens, a well to-do family stretching back through centuries and much accumulated wealth.

She quickly established herself as Daddies Little Girl within her household, she did everything she could to earn his fatherly affection and often got spoiled for it and the rewards that came with that. After her mother became ill and died of Polio in her mid-teens, she was inspired to train as a nurse to help those in need (like her mother) much to her fathers disapproval, though now his only living relative he could not possibly stop her.

She moved away from home and daddy for the first time to work and train as a nurse in London and there learnt her trade for a year, before a chance visit to a dance hall opened her eyes to a completely different way of life.

She met other women who lived life on their own terms, living to enjoy themselves rather than be trapped in the roles that were deemed acceptable by society for women to persue. This eventually led her giving up nursing and pursuing the higher purpose of enjoying life to the full, while her daddy paid her way ofcourse.

Freed from the shackles of the traditional life of a woman by the rhythm of Jazz, she now lives to paint, to dance, to smoke, to act. In point, to live.

(So suitable skills might be art, first aid\pharmacy, Credit rating, maybe Fast-Talk or Persuade?)
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:05 PM

Name: James Warren
Sex: Male
Age: 28
Occupation: Joiner
Level of Education: Basic Schooling, became a joiner's apprentice.
Personal Interests: Sports, Socialising, DIY

Bio: Volunteered for the army at the break out of the war. He was relatively successful in his spell in the forces due to his willingness to follow orders and carry out whatever was asked of him. Does not speak about his experiences of that time. James lost his younger brother in mysterious circumstances when he was 12 years old and has struggled to find closure ever since. His father works as a dustman so money was not abundant in James' upbringing. Currently James works as a handyman doing odd jobs for people in his neighbourhood.

(decent firearms and other technical skills i guess)
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:45 PM

Clara

STRENGTH: 8
CONSTITUTION: 10
POWER: 14
DEXTERITY: 16
APPEARANCE: 15
SIZE: 9
INTELLIGENCE: 13
EDUCATION: 14

WEALTH: WEALTHY

IDEA: 65
LUCK: 70
KNOWLEDGE: 70

DAMAGE BONUS: -1d4

HP: 10
MP: 14
SANITY: 60

Art (Music) (55%)
First Aid (70%)
Pharmacy (51%)
Credit Rating (80%)
Fast Talk (70%)
Persuade (50%)
Listen (70%)
Other Language (French) (51%)

Own Language (English) (70%)
Dodge (32%)

James

STRENGTH: 16
CONSTITUTION: 13
POWER: 16
DEXTERITY: 7
APPEARANCE: 8
SIZE: 14
INTELLIGENCE: 12
EDUCATION: 9

WEALTH: LOW

IDEA: 60
LUCK: 80
KNOWLEDGE: 45

DAMAGE BONUS: 1d4

HP: 14
MP: 16
SANITY: 80

Craft (Woodworking, Joining) (55%)
Dodge (29%)
Mechanical Repair (65%)
Spot Hidden (50%)
Climb (55%)
Rifle (65%)
Handgun (60%)
Operate Heavy Machinery (46%)
Fist (60%)

Own Language (English) (45%)

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:38 PM

Accounting eh?  Will get one up later tonight.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:43 PM

Name: Sir Topply Bottomly
Sex: ALL THE TIME
Age: 24
Occupation: Dandy
Level of Education: Doctorate in Casanova Studies from the University of Getting Knocked Up
Personal Interests: Human anatomy, the inner workings of the gullet.


Sir Topply Bottomly, knighted for services no-longer to be rendered to the King's niece, is a bounder and a cad, a dandy and a wastrel.  He has got through life on charm and good looks, an uncanny ability to know where the nearest window is as well as a penchant for punching people he has annoyed.  In the face.  He was conscripted towards the end of the war and spent the majority of the time avoiding any situations that might be remotely dangerous, when not in hospital with a previously unheard of medical ailment.  He managed to inveigle himself into the Pigeon Wing and helped fly many dangerous missions, which often had no survivors.  The sort of man who will offer to buy you lunch, but can never find his wallet, he has ricocheted through life, from top to bottom and back again.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 06:31 AM

Name: Maj. Richard Hardt-Oass
Sex: Male
Age: 45
Occupation: Explorer/Big Game Hunter/Writer
Personal Interests:  Travelling / Africa / Shooting Animals-Natives / Writing / Being Respected/ Discrete Young Men

Bio:
From an early age, young Dick was impressed with the importance of upholding his old, respected family's honour.  Sensitive to the Hardt-Oass reputation as a 'services' family, Dick had little choice but to the enter one of the armed services, despite a lingering interest in English Literature.

Since he had the 'right' background, a sense of almost sado-masochist self-discipline and a loud, shouty voice, Dick gained the title of Major in short order.  Unimaginative and stubborn, Dick fitted into the role perfectly.  Slightly grizzled and army-moustached, his progression to General seemed highly likely.

However, a chance meeting with former naval-captain turned famous big-game hunter, Roger Morehead, changed his life.  In short order, Dick had left the army, had journey through most of west Africa, and written a popular travel book called Enlightening The Dark Continent: My Travels Through Benin.

Since then, Dick has journeyed through most of the wild places in the world, and shot many-a tiger.  The more remote and inaccessible, the more stories he can tell.  He is utterly convinced of the superiority of the English peoples, though slightly less condescending about it than most of his compatriots.  Fair-play, for King and Country and Stiff Upper Lip!  Proud of his linguist achievements, in truth he only has a smattering of foreign languages, and gets by by shouting everything very loudly at his long-suffering native guides.  Nevertheless, Malaria, discomfort and hostile terrain cannot daunt brave Hardt-Oass from plunging in feet first!

At least, thats what everyone thinks.  In truth, Dick heads to Morocco, shags his way through several rent-boys, and then flees guiltily to the most inaccessible place he can find.  His reputation as a fearless explorer does not extend to having his secret sex-life being uncovered, and his preference for the far-flung is more about keeping away from undue scrunity than daring...

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:54 AM

Name: Ben
Sex: Male
Age: 24
Occupation: Wealth Distributor
Personal Interests: Ladies of Ill Repute, Gentlemen with Burdensome wallets, Accents of all folk.

Bio:

Ben was found as a small baby wrapped in a silk shawl within an expensive wicker basket. He was found by three quite beautiful ladies trying to make a living (and for the most part, failing to) on the streets of London, and it is somewhat perculiar that these ladies decided to take in the child and care for him when they struggled so hard to feed themselves. Their investment was to pay dividends, and quickly as that same night a wealthy business man, visiting them on business, took pity on them and the child and decided to find them permanent lodgings from where they could conduct their business. His generosity stemmed from reasons not yet fathomed by any person, possibly including himself.

Their business man friend soon disappeared never to be seen again, and the ladies made the best of their new location at 4 Cloverleaf Lane. Ben's education was conducted entirely at 4 Cloverleaf Lane, and consisted mainly of discussions long and deep with many of the patrons of 4 Cloverleaf Lane, which included doctors, teachers, and lawyers who found him to be a very insightful and keen student. He became quite the master of different accents and was able to mingle easily with any group of people. Though he never learnt any language other than English he was able to competently relieve any foreigner of whatever valuables they might have and distribute them to the less fortunate; such as himself. He became quite adept not only at mingling with people, but also with shadows, who would, should he wish it, have a hard time finding him. Thus his wardrobe exceeded any of the ladies' of 4 Cloverleaf Lane in terms of variety and expense, having acquired them from any house he wished within 13 miles of home.

At the age of 24 he now has a very accurate idea of the layout of London, both from the street and from within its houses.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:29 PM

heh, awesome.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:58 PM

Name: Malcolm Sinclair
Sex: Male
Age: 27
Occupation: Horse breeder
Interests: butterfly collecting/grouse shooting/driving/spiritism
Level of education: Very little formal. Can read and write. Self-taught latin, amateur entomology.


Although he speaks with an upper-crust accent and knows which fork to use for fish, John is actually the son of a coalminer and a gypsy washerwoman. Growing up, he was desperate to escape the life his father led, which seemed to consist of nothing but back-breaking labour all week, followed by a day of drinking yourself into a stupor and then beating and berating your wife.

As soon as war broke out John ran away to sea where he served as a radio operator. It was there he met a man named Malcolm Sinclair. He and Malcolm were similar in a variety of ways and soon became the best of friends.

Unfortunately he lost his friend when the vessel sank underneath them one dark night.  Having come close to drowning himself, John deserted his post at the first opportunity. Afraid to face the shame of his family, he went instead to Malcolm’s mother’s house.

He would swear he only went there to tell her to her face how her son had died a hero but the words dried up when the Lady Amelia Sinclair embraced him feverishly and called him by her dead son’s name. Unwilling to break her heart and amazed by the luxury that surrounded him, John decided to adopt his old friend’s life.

The Lady Sinclair has recently died, leaving her son comfortably off and able to pursue his hobbies. Malcolm breeds racehorses for fun and profit, collects butterflies and rare birds eggs, enjoys shooting and fish on his estate, gambles, drinks and drives fast cars recklessly across the countryside.

He also has a newly-acquired interest in the occult and has held many séances at his family home, supposedly to contact the spirit of his mother. He is known for inviting gypsy soothsayers, card-readers and other disreputable people to stay with him, much to the disgust of the villagers who live at the borders of his estate.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:02 PM

Topply

STRENGTH: 10
CONSTITUTION: 11
POWER: 9
DEXTERITY: 12
APPEARANCE: 15
SIZE: 11
INTELLIGENCE: 10
EDUCATION: 11

WEALTH: WELL OFF

IDEA: 60
LUCK: 45
KNOWLEDGE: 55

DAMAGE BONUS: 0

HP: 11
MP: 9
SANITY: 45

Fist (90%)
Fast Talk (65%)
Dodge (54%)
Jump (70%)
Listen (75%)
Medicine (36%)
Persuade (65%)
Bargain (65%)

Own Language (English) (55%)

Richard

STRENGTH: 12
CONSTITUTION: 15
POWER: 10
DEXTERITY: 7
APPEARANCE: 10
SIZE: 14
INTELLIGENCE: 12
EDUCATION: 14

WEALTH: WELL OFF

IDEA: 60
LUCK: 50
KNOWLEDGE: 70

DAMAGE BONUS: 1d4

HP: 15
MP: 10
SANITY: 50

Shotgun (75%)
Handgun (65%)
Own Language (English) (80%)
Track (70%)
Spot Hidden (75%)
Navigate (70%)
Library Use (70%)
Other Language (Swahili) (21%)
Listen (75%)
Hide (70%)

Dodge (14%)

Ben

STRENGTH: 9
CONSTITUTION: 11
POWER: 12
DEXTERITY: 16
APPEARANCE: 14
SIZE: 8
INTELLIGENCE: 16
EDUCATION: 14

WEALTH: LOW

IDEA: 80
LUCK: 60
KNOWLEDGE: 70

DAMAGE BONUS: -1d4

HP: 10
MP: 12
SANITY: 60

Conceal (65%)
Disguise (81%)
Fast Talk (75%)
Hide (80%)
Sneak (80%)
Law (40%)
Medicine (35%)
Locksmith (51%)
Spot Hidden (60%)

Dodge (32%)

Malcolm

STRENGTH: 13
CONSTITUTION: 11
POWER: 11
DEXTERITY: 11
APPEARANCE: 13
SIZE: 13
INTELLIGENCE: 15
EDUCATION: 12

WEALTH: WEALTHY

IDEA: 60
LUCK: 50
KNOWLEDGE: 70

DAMAGE BONUS: 1d4

HP: 12
MP: 11
SANITY: 55

Shotgun (70%)
Track (50%)
Electrical Repair (40%)
Natural History (70%)
Biology (31%)
Drive Auto (60%)
Ride (55%)
Other Language (Latin) (51%)
Occult (45%)

Dodge (22%)

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:48 PM

Name: Forbes Maximillion de Fernaux

Nickname: "The Velvet Glove"

Sex: Male

Age: 29

Occupation: Proprietor of a Private Gentleman's Club: "The Foxtrot Club".

Education: MA in Classics from Cambridge, he also spent a year at the University of Geneva, where he earned a reputation across Europe for being something of a playboy

Interests: Games of all sorts, especially classic parlour games, unusual board games with complex rules and casino games; younger men with pert buttocks; smoking exotic cigars; being seen about town with beautiful women; making extravagant bets; following the stock markets for no reason; taking snuff.

Bio: Forbes was born as the only son of Lord Thomas De Fernaux, a wealthy aristocrat, sometime businessman and gentleman of leisure who made his fortune selling his shares of an up and coming tobacco company in the 1890s. Forbes was a disappointment to his father, who had hoped he would follow in his footsteps as an entrepreneur, a man of vision and enterprise.

Forbes, however, had different ideas and – after returning from a sojourn to Geneva – invested in a small gentleman’s club in London to which he promptly invited his old college and school friends and other men of privilege. The club operates at a loss; it is simply a cover for Forbes to indulge his twin passions: gamesmanship and the company of impressionable young men.

As he approaches his 30th birthday, Forbes is in severe debt and has been accepting one off payments for membership of his club from social climbers just to stay afloat. His father would bail him out but he is scared to ask and can’t face the ordeal of sitting on the board of directors of his holding company. In essence, Forbes wants a life free from responsibility so that he can concentrate on mastering new games. He appreciates the finer things in life and is always immaculately dressed. While he has a carefree and aloof demeanour, under the surface he constantly feels a sense of impending doom, as if he’s about to receive the wake-up call that he so plainly needs.

#23 Dystopian Rhetoric

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:14 PM

Forbes

STRENGTH: 12
CONSTITUTION: 10
POWER: 8
DEXTERITY: 13
APPEARANCE: 17
SIZE: 10
INTELLIGENCE: 12
EDUCATION: 16

WEALTH: MODERATE

IDEA: 70
LUCK: 40
KNOWLEDGE: 80

DAMAGE BONUS: 1d4

HP: 10
MP: 8
SANITY: 40

Bargain (60%)
Credit Rating (35%)
Fast Talk (60%)
Other Language (Latin) (51%)
Other Language (Ancient Greek) (51%)
Other Language (French) (41%)
Gaming (61%)
Psychology (75%)
Persuade (55%)

Dodge (26%)
Own Language (English) (80%)

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All right, the pert buttocks of nubile young men aside, we're starting tonight I figure. The stragglers (lookin' at you Dumpalot) can come in as and when they become available.

#24 King Dumpalot

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 07:20 PM

Bloody hell, could someone please TELL me when we're going to start these things!

I might as well sit this out now till the next one. tsk
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 07:21 PM

Dude.

There's a game running, like, right now.

Pay attention man. ¬_¬
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