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Random Character Creation System (Long)

Discussion in 'Skyrim Guides and Tutorials' started by Porchdrinker, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. raido KASAI

    raido KASAI Ansei Master Badass

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    I had to do one. Will add a story in a bit...

    Dunmer
    Valor
    Wrath
    Wisdom
    Chef
    Solitude
    Fears Falmer
    Into mountain climbing
    Motivation - recovery



    Something about the 'Chef of Wrath' is funny. :D
     
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  2. Wippii

    Wippii Bookworm

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    I seem to be suffering from a bad case of rerollitis, so I tried this system to see whether it'd help me stick with a character. Here's what I got:

    Nord
    Charity
    Wrath (Heh... no more leaving those pesky roadside thieves alive)
    Strength and Mastery (I'm using a mod that makes me pick six main skills during chargen; will be picking all three of both of these groups)
    Soldier
    Riften
    Fears spiders
    Interested in culinary arts
    Motivation: Redemption

    This definitely looks like a character I'll be able to take through exactly those questlines and quests I'd like to do. Gonna (have to) come up with a real backstory that explains everything (soldier and strength go well together, which makes it easier). Culinary arts should be interesting...
    Lately I've been starting in the Rift a LOT, but that hold is admittedly one of the "easiest" ones (along with Whiterun and Falkreath) to start in. It's neither freezing cold (using Frostfall) nor infested with Forsworn and their matriarchs. :D

    Thanks for the great system! :)
     
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  3. ecozombie

    ecozombie Loki

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    Awesome system you got here. I will definitely give this a try. :D


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  4. Wippii

    Wippii Bookworm

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    I rolled another character using this system. I didn't randomize race or motivation for coming to Skyrim, the former because I don't want to end up re-rolling within two days and the latter because I'm using an alternate start mod.

    - Nord
    - Diligence
    - Gluttony (should be interesting with my needs mod)
    - Smithing, Two-Handed, Speech
    - Fisherman
    - Riften
    - Fears spiders
    - Interested in horseback riding

    I'm going to pick an alternate start that starts me off as a homeowner in Riften. I'll be spending time at the fishery/docks/lake, and early on accept Bolli's delivery quest. That will get me to Markarth, where I can then buy a horse (really like the pintos). Will ride bareback when just relaxing, so that horsie can relax as well.

    Diligence means I won't be looting bodies, which in turn means I'm going to have a hard time getting enough arrows once I eventually start the MQ and activate dragons. And speaking of the MQ, motivation/reason for going to Helgen is going to be missing parents. They'll have left for Helgen to attend an annual "Fish Dish of the Year" event and never come back.

    Arachnophobia caused by a past trauma; was taking a nap outside, in the nearby forest, and woke up to a huge spider dripping venom on my face. Considering the size of Skyrim's spiders that would be enough to traumatize almost anyone...

    I'll have lived in Skyrim all my life, which gives me an excuse not to use the map except when a quest tells me to "find x" without saying where x is. (Like the Fine-Cut Void Salts quest, for example; it only gives a map marker.)

    Riften being my hometown, I'll be doing everything I can to make it a better place. This includes but is not limited to ending the Skooma business, ridding the orphans of Grelod (but not by killing her; a brilliant mod) and disbanding the Thieves' Guild (another mod). :D
     
  5. guilmon182

    guilmon182 New Member

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    I was very intrigued and looking for a good reason to play Skyrim again. Here's what I rolled:

    Ja'adirr
    Race: Khajiit
    Virtue: Temperance
    Flaw: Pride
    Talents: Agility(one-handed, light armor) and sneak
    Occupation: Soldier
    Location: Kynesgrove
    Fear: Vampires
    Interest: History
    Motivation: War

    Ja'adirr was born and raised in the Imperial City, where he began a life-long love of history and lore. Unfortunately, when he was only a cub, a vampire snuck into their home and killed his mother, instilling an enduring fear and hatred of the creatures. Surprisingly, at least to his father, Ja'adirr was never swayed by any local or visiting skooma dealers, and has only ever drunk alcohol during special occasions. Unfortunately Ja'adirr never really learned to be gracious about this fact, and always lorded it over the other local khajiit. He never had many khajiit friends. As he got older, Ja'adirr, feeling a need to explore the rest of Cyrodiil, joined with the Imperial Legion. This was also a good chance to have access to a much wider and more varied field of knowledge than he ever had as a cub. Since the end of the Great War and the White Gold Concordat, Ja'adirr has been stationed in Kynesgrove, in order to spy on Windhelm and hopefully find out useful information to be used against Ulfric Stormcloak.

    I think I'm going to have a good time!
     
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  6. DK802

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    Breton
    Kindness
    Gluttony
    Miner
    Other
    Barter and Economics
    Answers
    Falmer
    Markarth
    She was born to an orc blacksmith and a breton miner and part time magician in High Rock. She loved magic but was scolded by her father who wanted her to become a blacksmith. Then one day when she was 23 her parents disappeared. Stressed, she turned to drugs and alcoholism to try and soothe herself. Then, after having a drunken vision, she decided to try and find out what happened to her parents. She always tries to seduce merchants to help her or drop prices on valuable items.
    Her fear of the falmer led her to blame all of her problems on them. Although she never dares to challenge them face to face. After a while, she decides Markarth should be a place to look, remembering her mother's mining job. She decides to mine for a living to get money for equipment. She walks in and out of Markarth hoping her mother will come to Markarth.
     
  7. Kattus

    Kattus Active Member

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    since I have no dice and I don't trust myself not to roll until it's the same I always play, anyone care to roll me 2-3 characters?
     
  8. Mighty Pecan Pie

    Mighty Pecan Pie The secret American

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    I'm sure you can find an online dice, you know one that you can click on and it gives a result randomly!
     
  9. Kattus

    Kattus Active Member

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    I'll pull myself together then and try not to re-roll until it's a mage Breton :rolleyes:
     
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  10. MeganAndFriends

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    Well, I've been stuck on making a new character for a while now and this helped! I have it bookmarked for when I want to get a nice random one. I do agree with rolling odd and evens for genders; so I rolled two dice. Odd - Female and Even - Male.

    This was the result. If I end up typing a mini backstory it's because I have been trying to think up one.
    Gender: Female (Got 11)
    Race: Nord
    Primary Virtue: Charity
    Primary Flaw: Greed
    Main Talent: Wisdom (Restoration, Destruction, Conjuration)
    Current Occupation: Hunter
    Starting Location: Solitude
    Fears: Ghosts
    Interests: Politics
    Motivation: Recovery

    Born into a rich family in Solitude, Alexandrites life has always been lavish. Despite her attempts to help the less fortunate, she always turns around two seconds later to buy herself a new dress or a new necklace. Alexs' sister is a lot different from her (might even make a character for the sister :p). She fights the enemy every day; the Stormcloaks. Her parents are always comparing their bratty child to their heroic one. Well, Alex was always nagged so what did she do? She joined the Bards College to get her nagging parents off her back. Alexandrite was told to retrieve the verse and did she ever get the poop scared out of her. Since then, ghosts have been her ultimate weakness. Their ectoplasm is gooey and gross and they are way too see through! (Yeah that quest in Ivarstead... never gonna get done)

    Apart from her deathly fear of ghost (ha ha get it?) and her rich girl status making her want the whole world, she has a decent life. Well, until she was kicked from home to be like her sister and be adventurous! Preposterous!

    Anyway, dunno where she gets the magic from yet... maybe lessons from the court wizard in secret for a little blood (wink wink). She can use conjuration for a bow for hunting so that's pretty good... might make anther after I get the ball rolling with Alexandrite. And yes, I think I will name all my characters after gems from now on. Well, the rich people.

    Edit: I have no idea where her recovery will come into it... maybe she was severely injured after taunting a beggar with her new dress? She seems like she would do that in my head already.
     
  11. MeganAndFriends

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    I also thought you could do an optional one for Daedric Worship. (even an Aedra one too if you want to be goody)
    Purely optional and you would go to an online dice roller and roll two dice with 8 sides each.
    1. N/A
    2. Sheogorath
    3. Molag Bal
    4. Hermaeus Mora
    5. Vaermina
    6. Azura
    7. Clavicus Vile
    8. Boethiah
    9. Malacath
    10. Namira
    11. Meridia
    12. Peryite
    13. Sanguine
    14. Mephala
    15. Hircine
    16. Mehrunes Dagon

    Whoever you roll, you'd have to try and get their artifact as soon as possible and kill their enemies worshipers if possible. So if you got Molag Bal, go kill Boethiahs at her shrine. You could even go as far as to refuse to do any other Daedric quests and do stuff that would suit your Prince (Werewolf for Hircine and Vamp for Molag?). The Make your Own Home mod goes well cause you can add a shrine to your home!

    Apart from that, that's all I have to add a little personality to your character with their morals and behaviours. It would be fun to try and follow your Daedras ways.

    That's all I have to offer. Happy Skyriming :)
     
  12. betaomega341

    betaomega341 New Member

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    Hi - im creating a spreadsheet for character generation in skyrim, and id like to use some of your RP data in my sheets - can i get your permission to add your info into my guide? im happy to share my guide with you.
     
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    Nekoyoubi New Member

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    I hope I'm not necro'ing a thread, but I took Porchdrinker's system and made a few tweaks, added a few options, and built it as a generator for the web. I figured I would drop this here in case anyone would find it useful. I'm about to do a series of 'hardcore' play-throughs, so finding/building this was a gift from the Divines. May it bring you many hours of fun, random good times.

    https://codepen.io/nekoyoubi/pen/xddPoo/

    Please note, I am currently missing a lot of descriptions in the jobs (occupations), and all of the descriptions in the fears. Other than that, it should all be in working order. Also, I dropped the "talent" roll, as I felt it didn't offer a real chance for creative skill combinations. I've replaced it with a simple system of selecting three random skills and if an anti-pair is found, re-rolling until it's safe. Current anti-pairs are Block & Archery, One-handed & Two-handed, and Light Armor & Heavy Armor.
     

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