Random Mothership Characters (The RIG 2.0)
18 August 2020
In between working on other things, I’ve been doing second passes at some of the older systems I’ve pieced together for Mothership over the last year or so. A couple weeks ago, it was my Debt rules. This week, it’s my Traveller-esque random character generator.
I had a few goals with this redesign…
- I wanted to fit everything on a single printable sheet. Sure, people are playing with physical copies of things way less in these Unprecedented Times, but I figured it was a good constraint as far as keeping the rules tight.
- I wanted to pull the generator closer to the original Traveller rules. My first take was honestly closer to the Mongoose Traveller rules than anything. I eventually zeroed in on the limited set of careers found in the original Traveller Book 1, and am happy with what I came up with here.
- I wanted to try laying things out. For a first try at this sort of thing, I think it looks pretty good! It took most of an evening to nudge into place, however, so this is clearly something I could stand to get quicker at.
In any case, here’s the final product!
I had a little space left, so I was able to squeeze in some rules for quick and dirty random mercenary generation, along with a recommendation for turning a mercenary into a PC on the fly. You know, in case someone gets hurt. I’m sure that won’t happen.
And that’s it! If you end up giving these rules a try, please let me know what you think!