Today, I met with a friend to talk about a concept for a game she wants to run. The premise is that we are modern day people who have been inadvertently pulled into the fantastic world of Fantasy Age with the ultimate goal of getting back home. This concept is perfect for the AGE system, in part because of how it handles how characters come together.
There are three aspects that decide a characters capabilities: Class, Race, and Background. Background is the least of these, awarding a bonus ability focus and are tied to the characters upbringing. This provided a great opportunity to interject some modernity. These all share a theme in that we as characters all work at the same office. I am excited for this campaign and look forward to seeing how this turns out.
|3||Intern||Dexterity (Initiative) or Willpower (Morale)|
|4||Data Entry||Constitution (Stamina) or Dexterity (Legerdemain)|
|5||Temp||Communication (Performance) or Intelligence (Musical Lore)|
|6||Receptionist||Communication (Animal Handling) or Perception (Searching)|
|7||Copy Editor||Intelligence (Writing) or Willpower (Self-Discipline)|
|8||Assistant Manager||Communication (Etiquette) or Perception (Hearing)|
|9||Marketing Director||Communication (Seduction) or Perception (Empathy)|
|10||Sales Rep||Communication (Persuasion) or Constitution (Drinking)|
|11||Human Resources||Intelligence (Cultural Lore) or Willpower (Faith)|
|12||Public Relations||Communication (Deception) or Strength (Driving)|
|13||Network Admin||Intelligence (Cryptography) or Intelligence (Research)|
|14||Accounting||Communication (Gambling) or Intelligence (Evaluation)|
|15||Analyst||Communication (Investigation) or Perception (Searching)|
|16||Service Technician||Dexterity (Traps) or Intelligence (Engineering)|
|17||Nepote||Dexterity (Lock Picking) or Dexterity (Stealth)|
|18||Supervisor||Communication (Leadership) or Perception (Seeing)|
You wish people would stop walking away when explaining your Excel spreadsheet.
You are surrounded by sheeple.
You know that promotion is just one more compliment away.
You are all that stands between ‘pubic’ and ‘public.’
You know this can’t last, so you might as well get a stapler out of it before you leave.
You have faith that, with enough sensitivity training, these idiots will work it out.
You are full of hope, youth, and know the location of the three nearest Starbucks.
You know what people want.
You are literally the boss’s nephew/niece, but you’re pretty sure no one knows that… right?
You are more than a code monkey, you also enjoy Cheetos and Mountain Dew.
You know how to put the best spin on things.
You work hard, you play hard, and it’s not alcoholism if you’re doing it for work.
You are who people call when hitting it doesn’t work.
You prefer the term “team leader.” You know from reading self-help books what motivates people and have eyes on the back of your head.
You are just trying to pay the bills until the band makes it big.
You have seen things… Luckily you have three cats at home to console you.