Friday, October 12, 2012

[Avatar of the Kaga]: Sneak Peek of NeoExodus Player's Guide

Writing RPGs is a funny business. It gives us writers a direct line of feedback into what our players and GMs need to expand their game. The NeoExodus Player's Guide is a book I've been working on for a while now that will be filled with elements that were requested by our players. Yes, by you! It will include material we had for the Campaign book, but had to cut for space requirements.

Right now, the book has over 40 pages of game content, including the biggest questions "what are people [here] live like?", preferred races and classes from each nations, alternative racial traits (Gevets, you are getting more than any one else). feats, spells, traits!

When I started working on NeoExodus, LPJ considered the map "secondary" whereas I thought it was one of the most important thing to have for a GM and a writer. So we have a map! Now it is my turn to include something I considered "secondary". Most of my characters are described as "tall and slender" or "short and fat" or "very average" with little-to-no specifics on their size.

One of the first question the players asked me for what age and weights for all the races. These tables were one of the first things added to the upcoming NeoExodus Player's Guide (with the alternate racial traits for Gevets).

And that problem is now corrected.

Starting Age Table

RaceAdulthoodBarbarian, Rogue, SorcererBard, Fighter, Paladin, RangerCleric, Druid, Monk, Wizard
Cavian6 years+1d2+1d4+1d6
Cynean50 years+4d6+6d6+9d6
Dalrean40 years+4d6+6d6+10d6
Enuka18 years+1d6+2d6+3d6
Gevet15 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Human15 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Kalisan14 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Prymidian15 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
P’tan10 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Sasori20 years+2d4+3d6+4d6

Random Age Table

RaceMiddle Age* Old**Venerable***Maximum Age
Cavian25 years40 years45 years65+2d6 years
Cynean50 years75 years100 years100+5d10 years
Dalrean75 years100 years130 years130+2d10 years
Enuka40 years50 years60 years60+2d10 years
Gevet35 years53 years70 years70+2d20 years
Human35 years53 years70 years70+2d20 years
Kalisan30 years45 years60 years60+2d10 years
Prymidian35 years53 years70 years70+2d20 years
P’tan30 years45 years60 years60+2d10 years
Sasori50 years75 years100 years100+5d10 years
*: At middle age, -1 to Str, Dex and Con; +1 to Int, Wis and Cha.
**: At old age, -2 to Str, Dex and Con; +1 to Int, Wis and Cha.
***: At venerable age, -3 to Str, Dex and Con; +1 to Int, Wis and Cha.

Random Height and Weight Table

RaceBase HeightBase WeightModifierWeight Multiplier
Cavian, either gender3 ft. 9 in.70 lbs.2d8x3 lbs.
Cynean, either gender5 ft. 0 in.200 lbs.2d12x8 lbs.
Dalrean, either gender4 ft. 10 in.85 lbs.2d6x4 lbs.
Enuka, male6 ft. 2 in.185 lbs.2d20x(3+Str) lbs.
Enuka, female6ft. 0 in.170 lbs.2d20x(3+Str) lbs.
Gevet, male5 ft. 0 in.90 lbs.2d10x5 lbs.
Gevet, female5 ft. 2 in.100 lbs.2d10x5 lbs.
Human, male4 ft. 10 in.120 lbs.2d10x5 lbs.
Human, female4 ft. 7 in.85 lbs.2d10x5 lbs.
Kalisan, male5 ft. 3 in.150 lbs.2d12x5 lbs.
Kalisan, female5 ft. 0 in.110 lbs.2d12x5 lbs.
Prymidian, either gender4 ft. 10 in.100 lbs.2d10x5 lbs.
P’tan, male4 ft. 10 in.85 lbs.2d10x3 lbs.
P’tan, female4 ft. 9 in.80 lbs.2d8x3 lbs.
Sasori, male4 ft. 3 in.90 lbs.2d8x5 lbs.
Sasori, female4 ft. 9 in.110 lbs.2d12x5 lbs.

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