Optional Heroic Culture Template for TOR and AiMe

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Optional Heroic Culture Template for TOR and AiMe

Post by Otaku-sempai » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:47 pm

Using Google Docs, I have written an Optional Heroic Culture Template for both TOR and AiMe. I have published it to the web, so I will attempt to link to it below. I've never done this before, so wish me luck!

I hope that folks here find it useful.

Optional Heroic Culture Template
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Re: Optional Heroic Culture Template for TOR and AiMe

Post by Falenthal » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:53 am

It looks good, Otaku!

Although this is just a template, not a "guide for creating new Cultures", I'd like to ask if you've found any rule that determines which skills can be chosen as Favourite in the backgrounds and which not (if any). For example, could it be that skills with 3 starting points in a Culture are never among the favourites in that Culture's backgrounds?

Also, it might be useful to hint that every Culture has a common Trait in the list for each background. Players aren't forced to take it, but it is always there.

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Re: Optional Heroic Culture Template for TOR and AiMe

Post by Otaku-sempai » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:48 pm

Falenthal wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:53 am
It looks good, Otaku!

Although this is just a template, not a "guide for creating new Cultures", I'd like to ask if you've found any rule that determines which skills can be chosen as Favourite in the backgrounds and which not (if any). For example, could it be that skills with 3 starting points in a Culture are never among the favourites in that Culture's backgrounds?
No rules that I've seen for determining the favoured background skill, though it should be tailored to the given background. However, your observation might carry through.
Also, it might be useful to hint that every Culture has a common Trait in the list for each background. Players aren't forced to take it, but it is always there.
Good point. And I've also added a New Trait option under Backgrounds.
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Re: Optional Heroic Culture Template for TOR and AiMe

Post by Halbarad » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:54 pm

A number of the Heroic Cultures have 3 Points in the favoured Skill of their background. Blue Mountain Dwarf, Elf of Lothlorien and Man of Bree to name a few.

That’s a good shout on the Trait though and one that I have missed in my own culture building attempts.😖

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Re: Optional Heroic Culture Template for TOR and AiMe

Post by Trotter » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:26 pm

Very nice!

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Re: Optional Heroic Culture Template for TOR and AiMe

Post by Halbarad » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:36 pm

I’m wondering if it might to worthwhile, when creating new Heroic Cultures, to consider how others see them as well as how they see others?

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Re: Optional Heroic Culture Template for TOR and AiMe

Post by Otaku-sempai » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:38 pm

Halbarad wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:36 pm
I’m wondering if it might to worthwhile, when creating new Heroic Cultures, to consider how others see them as well as how they see others?
Maybe, but I'm not sure I want to reflect that on the template.
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