Kaftan Barlast Posted October 21, 2006 Share Posted October 21, 2006 One of the things that have surprised me when meeting new roleplayers is how some people love the idea of randomly generating characters using lots of tables. Some developers seem to love it aswell, Lancelot games did it alot in the 80's and Neogames followed the trend in the early ninties by dedicating an entire chapter of the main rulebook to randomizing tables. Personally, I hate the concept of randomizng characters and the few times Ive had the displeasure of being forced into it by pigheaded GMs have been the least enjoyable sessions Ive played. To me, playing a random character completely defeats the purpouse and concept of RPGs. You create a character of your OWN design and play it through an adventure, making your own choices. Its the freedom and beauty of RPGs. I dislike randomisation to the point of frowning at games that roll characterisics instead of using a point buy system. I suppose its because I obsess over character much like a playwright and I demand complete control over the creation phase Whats your opinion? Do think randomising has any merit? DISCLAIMER: Do not take what I write seriously unless it is clearly and in no uncertain terms, declared by me to be meant in a serious and non-humoristic manner. If there is no clear indication, asume the post is written in jest. This notification is meant very seriously and its purpouse is to avoid misunderstandings and the consequences thereof. Furthermore; I can not be held accountable for anything I write on these forums since the idea of taking serious responsability for my unserious actions, is an oxymoron in itself. Important: as the following sentence contains many naughty words I warn you not to read it under any circumstances; botty, knickers, wee, erogenous zone, psychiatrist, clitoris, stockings, bosom, poetry reading, dentist, fellatio and the department of agriculture. "I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. " Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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