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Started by Bullbar, April 12, 2009, 05:50:19 AM
Quote from: Fake EOPAlex, Buffy and Chelsea have gotten together to play a game of Fastlane. They flip through the book and pick the example setting Bar Time, where the characters are all psychics who can see the future, but never more than ten or fifteen minutes. So they each get a free Life, ("Bar Time") for their powers. That free Life gets a 0 put next to it. Chelsea will be Croupier, leaving Alex and Buffy to make characters. They'll each go with 36 chips.Alex has an idea for a sneak thief, who he names Edward ("Eddie"), part of a family of criminals. Buffy has a concept, a girl named Daphne, who comes from money. She's a party girl. First steps: Life, and styleAlex decides Edward's Life is clear: Theft. Eddie's somewhat of a klepto, he figures.Buffy's not so sure about Daphne. She wants this character to have some depth, so 'Fun' doesn't cut it. So she hems and haws a bit. Finally, she decides Daphne has a sister, Fiona, who's been kidnapped for ransom ("Maybe by Eddie's family," Chelsea says, and the group thinks this sounds interesting)Going with the theme, Alex takes 'Thief' as a style. Buffy picks 'rich' as Daphne's free style, and decides to go for 'party girl' as another, paying a chip for it. Seeing Buffy do that makes Alex think of going for another for Edward, but he can't think of any just yet. But he can do that at any time. Alex does toss out a chip for a second Life, 'Family.' Second step: Facets and FacesAlex decides Edward is a sneak thief. He doesn't work well with people, he works well with locking mechanisms and security systems. So he decides to leave People at 0. On the other hand, he's amassed a lot of stuff, so he dumps 6 into Assets. Nerve and Guile both get 4, not as good as Assets but not horrible either. Alex figures it's the training (the style) that keeps Eddie a good thief, so he doesn't want Guile to be massively high. But you need a clear head to pull off a good heist, so Alex tosses 8 in that. That's 22, leaving 13 (remember, he spent a chip on a second Life). Buffy, meanwhile, figures Daphne is good with people, and has a lot of connections. So she puts 7 into Daphne's People. Daphne's also rich, but she's not all that good at managing her resources (apart from pulling out her Visa), so she figures a 5 is good enough - the sneak thief's Assets are better than hers. Nerve and Guile? Neither of them speak to Buffy about Daphne, but she wants to be better than Edward, so she makes them both 5. And Daphne's a party girl, so her Sobriety's going to be low. She doesn't want to take the risk Alex did by taking a zero, so she puts 2 in there. That's 24 spent, leaving her with 11 (remember she bought a second style). So Chelsea has 47 points to spend on faces in the crowd (22+24+1 second Life), and needs some characters that meet the following Life(s):* Family (from Alex)* Thief (from Alex)* My Sister, Fiona (from Buffy) - this one's easy, just make FionaApart from those constraints, she has free reign to make whatever characters she wants. I'm really tired, so I'm not going to map out what NPCs she makes. Let's just say she makes some, and Fiona is among them. She should have been jotting down NPC ideas all along (as she got the Lifes earlier) and should just be distributing points among them now.After that, it's Favors and Factions!Here Alex dumps 3 chips into Faction: Family. (At this point, if not earlier, the Family is named. The Calabaza family, the Marconi family, the Tesla family, whatever). Also, the Favor step happens normally, people tossing around ideas for NPCs (faces in the crowd) and deciding how they owe them.Finally: Lucky Number!Um, I'm sure this doesn't need any explanation. Really, it can happen anywhere in the character creation process. I just like it as a bookend.