The Red Dragon Inn - home of the Audalis campaign setting.  Online D&D gaming, art, poerty, stories, advice, chat, and more

Support the Inn! If you are doing holiday shopping online, please use this affiliate link for Amazon.
You pay the exact same prices, but the Inn earns a small referral fee. Thanks!

We currently have 4004 registered users. Our newest member is Vallator.
Online members: Eol Fefalas
Username Password Remember me
Not a member? Join today! | Forgot your password?
Latest Updated Forum Topics  [more...]
Q&A Threads - Kith, the Cat, and the Khatun Q&A (posted by breebles)Kith, Cat, Khatun Q&A
Fantasy RPGs - The Adventures of Kith, the Cat, and the Khatun (posted by Eol Fefalas)Kith, Cat, and Khatun
Sci Fi - Star Trek: Veiled Chimera (posted by MagickMan65)ST: Chimera
Q&A Threads - Flesh & Blood - A CyberPunk Game (posted by Bromern Sal)Flesh & Blood Q&A
Q&A Threads - Hidden Corruption Q&A (posted by Bromern Sal)Hidden Corruption Q&A
Latest Blog Entries
Revenge of the Drunken Dice
Latest Webcomics
Loaded Dice #80: Priorities
RPG MB #15: Master of the Blade
Floyd Hobart #19: High School Reunion IV
There are currently 0 users logged into DragonChat.
Is the site menu broken for you? Click here for the fix!

You are here: Home --> Forum Home --> General Forum --> Recruitment Threads --> Rattenkrieg: Battle of Stalingrad *Recruitment*
Jump to: [First Page] [Prev] 1 2   
    Messages in Rattenkrieg: Battle of Stalingrad *Recruitment*
RDI T-shirts!

Trust the DM
Price: $17.00



RDI T-shirts!

Mens Chaotic Evil
Price: $14.00

Jozan1
RDI Fixture +1
Karma: 65/14
1540 Posts


.

Things don't look too bad, just as a suggestion as i'm looking through this, one skill that everyone might need is notice. Think of it like spot/listen rolled into one.

Also the knowledge skill is like DnD also, like knowledge(history) or something. You might have Knowledge medicine, for example, since you were a doctor. It's pretty much anything you can think of.

Also I forgot to explain how damage works, i'll give an example.


The average toughness of a person is 5, (d6 vigor being average), and every wild card (a wild card is a PC, or important NPC's) has 3 wounds. When you take damage, every raise above your toughness causes a wound. A raise is every 4 points over your toughness. So say our example guy is shot, and takes 2d8 Damage (your average rifle damage). I roll a 9 on the dice, and that would mean our person takes 1 wound, 9 being 4 points higher than 5. If he took 13 damage, it would of been 2 wounds.

If you take damage equal to your toughness or 3 points above, you are shaken. Shaken means you take a debilitating hit but aren't damaged and can only move half your pace until you are unshaken(by making a spirit roll).

Also another quick thing, most things you roll like shooting, throwing, notice, or knowledge, have target numbers. The most common number is 4. So if my shooting is a D6, I roll a D6, and another D6. (This extra Die 6 is called the wild die, which all wild cards get to roll with all trait tests.). If either one of these is a 4, you hit. There are modifiers for range, cover, etc. etc. For example, light cover for the enemy gives you a -1 to hit.

Other than that your character looks decent. I know it's your first time making one and it's not bad, and for equipment you only get your clothes on your back and 1 item of 20 dollars or less. I'll get a list soon of what you can take.


Oh also your sanity is half your spirit, +2. You'll need to make spirit tests when you see really atrocious, mind breaking things or supernatural stuff that just might change your character foverever. A success means your ok, a fail means you lose 1 sanity point, a critical fail (double ones on both trait die and wild die) means you lose 2. Once you are down to 1 point, you act a bit strange and develop a minor hindrance, and when you hit 0 you roll on the section eight table(which is pretty much a "you go insane and break down" chart)


Posted on 2012-07-12 at 00:52:36.
Edited on 2012-07-12 at 00:55:57 by Jozan1

Jozan1
RDI Fixture +1
Karma: 65/14
1540 Posts


.

Also Loki, if you want to join i'd love to have another We do need enough for a squad!


Posted on 2012-07-12 at 00:53:08.

Brundel
Resident
Karma: 18/0
207 Posts


Interested...

I'd like to put my name forward for this game, I have a few intriguing concepts in mind!


Posted on 2012-07-12 at 21:45:18.

Jozan1
RDI Fixture +1
Karma: 65/14
1540 Posts


.

Awesome! if you have any questions please feel free to ask privately or here if you wish, and I'll try to help as best as I can.


Posted on 2012-07-12 at 23:05:12.

Brundel
Resident
Karma: 18/0
207 Posts


First Attempt

Below is my first attempt at a character sheet, hopefully it is satisfactory. I will come up with a back story for Boris soon Can't wait to start!!

Name: Pvt. Borislav Zablosky (Private Boris)
Nationality: Russian
Armed Service: Russian Military

Charisma: 4
Pace: 6”
Parry: 2
Toughness: 4
Sanity: 2

Attributes
Agility: d8
Smarts: d10
Spirit: d4
Strength: d4
Vigor: d4

Skills:
Investigation d10+2
Streetwise d10+2
Knowledge (history) d8
Knowledge (geography) d8
Notice d8
Repair d10



Rank:
MoS:
Injuries:

Equipment: Repair kit, Standard Russian military kit, Rifle w/Bayonet,

Edges:
Investigator (+2 Investigation and Streetwise)
Scavenger (Find an essential piece of equipment once per session)

Hindrances:
Curious (Character wants to know about everything)
Big Mouth (Unable to keep a secret, blabs at the worst time)
Pacifist (fights only in self-defence)

Advancements:

N
5
10
15
S


Posted on 2012-07-13 at 10:27:38.

Jozan1
RDI Fixture +1
Karma: 65/14
1540 Posts


.

Technically there is nothing wrong with your sheet except for the fact that your charisma is 0, that number that is there only being a modifier on your charisma checks.

Also, just a suggestion, you will be in a warzone, and will need skills such as Shooting and fighting, or it will be very hard for your character to survive. Also have a low toughness and low strength coupled with no combat skills almost guarantees your character to die very quickly. Remember everyone, we are fighting in Stalingrad, the bloodiest single battle in human history. Your characters will need as much as they can get to survive.

Now, I'm not bashing anyone's character who doesn't have anything like this, but I'm just letting people know ahead of time that it will make it very hard for them to succeed. And let me tell you, death is a very very realistic thing that could happen.

Oh, also another note. Remember D6 is an average die type for a character, and I'm seeing a lot of characters with few skills with D10's and D8's. This ok, but it is kind of along the lines of putting all your eggs in one basket sort of deal and not having any skills in anything else. A character can always try to do every skill, albeit it will be at a D4(plus your d6 wild die) with a -2 tacked on.


Posted on 2012-07-13 at 14:50:20.

Brundel
Resident
Karma: 18/0
207 Posts


Pvt Boris Mk 2

I see now that he is a bit soft and having a D10 skill would be very rare, a rethink may be in order.

However if 'Boris' is a raw recruit how much knowledge of fighting would the standard private know? I will change the character slightly and make him more of an average Joe.

I am very keen to keep my Hindrances and edges though as they could become very useful both in game and in RP terms.

A few amendments:
Attributes changed to a more 'regular' guy.

Fighting and shooting included (for in-game use rather than RP)

Lost an edge to up an attribute by a point.

And finally, added throwing and driving as skills.

Name: Pvt. Borislav Zablosky (Private Boris)
Nationality: Russian
Armed Service: Russian MIlitary

Charisma: 0
Pace: 6”
Parry: 5
Toughness: 5
Sanity: 2

Attributes
Agility: d6
Smarts: d8
Spirit: d6
Strength: d6
Vigor: d6

Skills:
Knowledge (geography) d6
Notice d8
Shooting d6
Fighting d6
Throwing d6
Driving d6
Streetwise d6


Rank:
MoS:
Injuries:

Equipment: Repair kit, Standard Russian military kit, Rifle w/Bayonet,

Edges:
Scavenger (Find an essential piece of equipment once per session)

Hindrances:
Curious (Character wants to know about everything)
Big Mouth (Unable to keep a secret, blabs at the worst time)
All Thumbs (–2 Repair; Roll of 1 causes malfunction)

Advancements:

N
5
10
15
S

A quick Question.

What are Benny's?


Posted on 2012-07-14 at 11:40:49.
Edited on 2012-07-14 at 11:56:50 by Brundel

Jozan1
RDI Fixture +1
Karma: 65/14
1540 Posts


Yup

That looks like a great character! Also you are right about these characters probably not having too much skill in fighting, shooting, or throwing because they are conscripts. My table top game my character had a D4 fight and a D6 shooting, just to get himself by.

Also bennies are "luck tokens" kinda. Each session that people sit down and play they get 3 bennies, and they can use them to re roll trait tests ( traits being abilities and skills), or soak wounds. Say you were shot and your toughness was 5, and you took 13 damage. That's 2 wounds and shaken. You would probably want to soak the wounds by spending a benny and then making a vigor roll. You'd roll your vigor Die type and your wild card D6, and then if you succeed on target number 4, you soak one wound. If you get a raise you soak two wounds. (a raise is getting 4 more points over the target number [which would be 4]. Another thing is all dice rolls are open ended. If you roll an 8 on a D8, you get to roll it again and add the numbers together. If you got another 8 you'd keep going until you'd fail to roll an 8. yes this means some rolls can get into the 30's as had happened before. This rule is called Acing.) Also if you soak all wounds you also avoid being shaken. If you soak only some of the wounds, you are still shaken.


Posted on 2012-07-14 at 14:52:14.

Brundel
Resident
Karma: 18/0
207 Posts


A brief history of Pvt. Boris

Borislav Zablosky had been an exploratory teenager, that was before the war. He enjoyed the outdoors and would often walk through his local woods or village, always curious to find new exciting places and objects. When the war had begun however he had always been locked up inside whether it was at his school or in his house.

As his 17th birthday approached and school was finishing he soon realised the only way to get back outside was to join the Russian military as a conscript.

It was his Birthday, July 14th 1942, and his best present was the signing up form as a private in the army, he would be outside again!


Posted on 2012-07-16 at 20:09:55.

SirSadaar
RDI Fixture
Karma: 11/0
656 Posts


Character remade

I remade my character to be more playable, and to work a bit better.


Posted on 2012-07-17 at 16:34:10.

   
Jump to: [First Page] [Prev] 1 2   


  Partners:       Dungeons and Dragons resources, from 2nd to 4th Edition gamegrene.com | for the gamer who's sick of the typical Dungeons and Dragons Adventures, #1 resource for D&D Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition  
View/Edit Your Profile | Staff List | Contact Us
Use of the RDINN forums or chatrooms constitutes agreement with our Terms of Service.
You must enable cookies and javascript to use all features of this site.