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Subject: Character idea - Queen Schererazade - The Storyteller. rss

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I had an interesting idea for a character - would love some feedback.

Background:

In the Arabian nights Schererazade was married to a bitter king who would marry a virgin one day and have her decapitated the next day.

She was very clever and on the first night she told an amazing story but did not finish it so the king would need to keep her alive to hear the end of the story. The next night she finished the story and started a new one. The cycle continued until after 1001 nights had past he had fallen in love with her and allowed her to live.

For those interested - here is the wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheherazade

Thematically I wanted her to be able to be able to tell a story about another character and embellish their actions by providing more extreme results in adventures. If their story was interesting (Amaze=heroic, FOPP=tragic), she could avoid harm.

She would be weak but witty, intelligent and respected.



Age: Ancient
Setting: Epic Heroes
Circle: Icons


Move: 6
Health: 4

Wits: 8
Melee: 1
Power: 1
Damage: 2

Aim: 4
Point: 3
Throw:4

Dodge: 5
Stealth: 5
Armour: 2

Intelligence: 7
Strength: 2
Honour: 5
Respect: 7

Specials:

At the start of her free action Schererazade may choose one ally to be the protagonist of the story. Until her next free action phase the ally treats all squeaks as Amaze - this supersedes any adventure related powers of the protagonist.

If the protagonist Amazes or FOPPs on any adventures, Schererazade may not be targeted in melee until her next free action.




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Brett Murrell
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Macs, this is a good choice as part of filling out the Full Degree. We will be looking for more female characters and more non-US characters.
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That would obviously be an honour if it ever came about. Looking forward to any balancing guidelines.
 
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Macs wrote:
If the protagonist Amazes or FOPPs on any adventures, Schererazade may not be targeted in melee until her next free action.


I think protection only from melee attacks may be underpowered. I think the protection should extend to all targeting. Either that or tweak her react to be a bit lower and her stealth to be a bit higher to give her some ranged protection. She's not a fighter, so her survivability is the only thing giving her a chance to run around and adventure.

Looks like a very interesting character though. Well done Mac!
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Thanks Stephen!

I agree that she might need a bit of ranged protection.

I'm not sure if she should be an adventurer focused character as I thought she would be more of a buffing character. Of course she is the subject of a story herself so some adventuring on intellect and wits challenges would make sense.

Looking forward to playtesting
 
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Awesome design Mac. Looking forward to hear about your findings during play testing. The wife and I are ourselves planning on doing most of the ancient Kells (Finn McCuhmal, Bodica, etc.). We'll have to compare notes.
 
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