(40KRT87) Character generation for The Expanse

Hansuke

New Member
May 18, 2015
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Houston, Texas
I added some home brew rules for character generation related to The Expanse thread in the BFG sub forum. If you want to use Necromunda instead of Rogue Trader, then just just use the Ld stat and drop the other personal stats. This is still bare bones charts with not many explanations.

1. Using 2D6, roll stats from Stats Chart
2. Using 2d6, roll profession from Profession Chart (or choose a profession if referee agrees).
3. Using 1D6, roll for skills, until a duplicate is rolled, from Skills Chart.
4. Using 1D6, roll the skill level for each skill that you received above.
5. Add up your total skills value and add 20 for your character's age (optional).
6. Using the number of D6 indicated on the Wealth Chart, determine how much cash (wealth, points, etc.) your character starts with. I am using the points value from Rogue Trader, but that is optional also.

STATS CHART
2D6MWSBSSTWIALdIntClWP
2411111112222
3422221213333
4433331314444
5433331315555
6433331316666
7433331317777
8433331317777
9433331318888
10444331418888
11455332529999
12466443639999

PROFESSION CHART
2D6Profession
2Pilot
3Pilot
4Engineer
5Engineer
6Explorer
7Explorer
8Scientist
9Scientist
10Soldier
11Soldier
12Dilettante

SKILLS CHART
1D6Pilot:Engineer:Explorer:ScientistSoldier:Dilettante
1AstrogationChemistryAstrogationAnthropologyAquatic VehicleComputers
2Atmospheric CraftComputersAtmospheric CraftBiologyAtmospheric CraftEngineering
3ComputersEngineeringGround VehicleBotanyGround VehicleGround Vehicle
4Maneuver DriveManeuver DriveManeuver DriveChemistryHeavy WeaponHeavy Weapon
5RepairPlanetologyMedicalPlanetologyMedicalMedical
6Weapons SystemRepairRepairZoologyWeapons SystemWeapons System

WEALTH CHART
ProfessionWealth
Dilettante5D6 x skill total
Engineer2D6 x skill total
Explorer1D6 x skill total
Pilot3D6 x skill total
Scientist1D6 x skill total
Soldier1D6 x skill total

TASK CHART FOR GAME PLAY
The skill user's dice roll is modified to reflect how difficult the task is.
+3Trivial
+2Easy
+1Basic
+0Average
-1Tricky
-2Difficult
-4Very Difficult
-5Next to Impossible
-9Miraculous

SKILL LISTING
AnthropologyThe study of societies and cultures and their development.
Aquatic VehicleThe ability to pilot a waterborne craft or submarine.
AstrogationThe ability to navigate in space.
Atmospheric CraftThe ability to pilot a flying vehicle in a planet's atmosphere.
BiologyThe study of living organisms.
BotanyThe study of plants.
ChemistryThe study of the substances of which matter is composed.
ComputersThe study of the principles and use of computers.
EngineeringThe study of the science and technology of engines, machines, and structures.
Ground VehicleThe ability to drive land bound vehicles.
Heavy WeaponThe ability to use heavy weapons.
HyperdriveThe study of ship drives which exceed the light barrier.
Maneuver DriveThe study of sublight ship drives.
MedicalThe study of medicine, including emergency treatment.
PlanetologyThe study of planets.
RepairThe exceptional ability to fix things.
Weapons SystemThe ability to use very heavy weapons and shipboard weapons.
ZoologyThe study of animals.
 

Hansuke

New Member
May 18, 2015
7
3
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Houston, Texas
The is an example of the character generation:

MWSBSSTWIALdIntClWP
Roll 2D6N/A31271068587810
Stats from chart426331317778

Roll 2D6 5
Profession from chartEngineer
Skills - roll 1D6 until duplicate rolled5Planetology
Skills - roll 1D6 until duplicate rolled3Engineering
Skills - roll 1D6 until duplicate rolled4Chemistry
Skills - roll 1D6 until duplicate rolled4duplicate - no more skill choices

Roll 1D6 for skill level in above skills3
Roll 1D6 for skill level in above skills3
Roll 1D6 for skill level in above skills1
Total Skills7

Skill ResultsPlanetology 3
Engineering 3
Chemistry 1

Age = 20 plus total skills x 220+7+7=
34​

Wealth
>2D6
9​
>Skill Total from above
7​
results of 2D6 x Skill Total
63​
Points for game purchases