Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lost, Forgotten

Chaosium's Elric!/Stormbringer 5th had a character generation system that gave players a list of Adventurer Occupations. They could either pick one, or randomly roll on the chart. While most of them were standard fare, like Soldier, Thief, Sailor, etc., one of them was very unusual and evocative.

Lost, Forgotten -- you're a drifter, or a person plagued by dreams and visions, or a young person newly orphaned,  or you just woke up an amnesiac. You don't quite know who you are, and you can't remember a time when you knew. You grasp at strange clues and bewildering notions that never quite work, and scheme for riches that never quite appear. Skills: Conceal Object, Fast Talk, Hide, Insight, Listen, Move Quietly, Search, and one other skill as a personal specialty. Optional Spells: Cloak of Cran Liret (1-4), Midnight (1), Witch Sight (3). Extra Money: 15 bronzes.

My players didn't like the random occupation option, and no one ever chose this one, preferring to stick with more obvious picks. Which is too bad, because this "occupation" is so cool.

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