New game: Pregen characters?

Joined: June 9th, 2018, 5:47 pm

June 9th, 2018, 6:00 pm #1

So I've never played or run Mythras or RQ before, but for no explicable reason I got a hankering to take a look.  I've been looking at a lot of the variants including RQ2, OpenQuest, Legend, and of course Mythras.   Of them, I definitely like Mythras the best, and I'm enjoying reading through the system.  Unfortunately no one I know plays, so I've decided to run a game in a week for a group of players also new to Mythras.  It's only one session, so I don't want to take up time with having people roll up characters, so are there any pre-gen/sample characters out there I could use?  I've looked in the Downloads section on Design Mechanism's site, and done some Google searching, but so far haven't really found anything. 

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 11th, 2013, 3:52 am

June 9th, 2018, 7:50 pm #2

Depends on setting, of course, but the Game Masters Pack has a few pre-gens characters and their descriptions....

http://thedesignmechanism.com/resources ... 20Pack.pdf
Quote
Like
Share

loz
Joined: April 7th, 2013, 11:16 pm

June 9th, 2018, 7:50 pm #3

Welcome to Mythras and to the Forum!

I think much depends on what kind of game you're going to run. If you start with Sariniya's Curse (free from the Downloads section of the website), you'll find it contains a group of pre-generated adventurers based on characters from the rules. This is a really good place to start, as it's a simple adventure, but with a good core battle and some magic.
The Design Mechanism: Publishers of Mythras
http://www.thedesignmechanism.com
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: December 8th, 2013, 3:00 am

June 9th, 2018, 9:45 pm #4

Welcome to the tribe.  I agree:  Mythras is the best d100 variant, IMOSHO.

Funny enough, I just published some pregens:  

  individuals-denizens-of-tozer-t2476.html

These are S&S characters, meant for a vicious setting where the PCs have no access to magic.  However, it would be really easy to add Folk Magic and a few spells to these denizens.  A few would handily support higher magical forms...

A number of the other PWYW Old Bones supplements also contain pregens.  Of course, you could also buy any of our fine products. :-D  Our cheapest adventure, Broch Groddath, includes 4 pregenerated PCs, for example, and is a one-off scenario.

There is also this, in case you want to get a one-line concept from each player and roll up a PC yourself, the night before, to keep them from bogging down:

  my-own-take-on-a-character-creation-spr ... t2393.html

Enjoy!
SAVAGE SWORDS AGAINST THE NECROMANCER is here. Check out Old Bones Publishing on DriveThruRPG.com!
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: December 8th, 2013, 3:00 am

June 9th, 2018, 10:15 pm #5

Oh, hell, here are the 4 PCs excerpted from Broch Groddath.  Have at it, everyone!
PCs Excerpted From BROCH GRODDATH.pdf (564.52 KiB)
SAVAGE SWORDS AGAINST THE NECROMANCER is here. Check out Old Bones Publishing on DriveThruRPG.com!
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: December 29th, 2014, 2:42 am

July 17th, 2018, 8:01 pm #6

You old softy!
Certain mystes aver that the real world has been constructed by the human mind, since our ways are governed by the artificial categories into which we place essentially undifferentiated things, things weaker than our words for them.
- Gene Wolfe
Quote
Like
Share


loz
Joined: April 7th, 2013, 11:16 pm

August 4th, 2018, 2:51 pm #8

Oh, and, if you want to try some superheroes...

http://thedesignmechanism.com/resources ... wnload.pdf
The Design Mechanism: Publishers of Mythras
http://www.thedesignmechanism.com
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: December 8th, 2013, 3:00 am

August 4th, 2018, 5:38 pm #9

loz wrote: Oh, and, if you want to try some superheroes...

http://thedesignmechanism.com/resources ... wnload.pdf
1.  I find it gratifying that there are so many top-drawer scientists in Gemini City.  Is it the night life, tax code, or loose environmental regulations?

2.  Props for hitting both Marvel and DC naming tropes:  characters with two first names, or first and last names beginning with the same letter.

This looks kinda awesome, Loz. :-)
SAVAGE SWORDS AGAINST THE NECROMANCER is here. Check out Old Bones Publishing on DriveThruRPG.com!
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: February 20th, 2015, 1:11 am

August 5th, 2018, 6:22 am #10

loz wrote:Oh, and, if you want to try some superheroes...

http://thedesignmechanism.com/resources ... wnload.pdf
Is Torc’s damage bonus precalculated with his Might of Ogma? Or does he naturally have a d8 damage bonus even though his size and strength would suggest a d4?

Is Tortoise supposed to have one less power point than POW?




Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Quote
Like
Share