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#1 tooley1chris

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:38 PM

Next project...
With the completion of my MW NPC generator it seems like a logical step to move on to an idea I've been toying with for awhile. A book of NPCs so chroniclers can easily reference that shady looking dwarf in the shadows of the tavern corner, that elven astrologer who claims the planets are aligning for a bad omen, the halfling that just sold you bad information ,the barmaid that just fluttered her eye lashes in your direction, the shaman who agrees to heal your wounds in exchange for some nobles horse, the snooty noble that stole a poor shamans horse, the street entertainer that enthralled you with beautiful singing, the thief that picked your pocket while you focused on some dandies song. On and on....
The book, as I imagine it now, will hold 2 males and 2 females of each race (elf,human, half orc,halfling) for each occupation listed in MW and Mage from Advanced Sorcery. 400 combinations with iindividual characteristics, skills,and equipment.
These will all be of "normal" power, like starting characters. Not heroes or super villains.But of course it's easy enough for the chronicler to add 20 or 50 percent to skills, as needed.
I'll include a 3D representation of each NPC using NWN2 toolset which will look similar to this:
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Granted, this is a big project and will of course be distributed free of charge, but I'd really like to know if anyone is really even interested in using such material, and if so, have any recommendations on what they'd like to see.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 12:04 AM

I've got the Astrologers done and am 1/2 way through the Bandits. Having some fun using my NPC generator as it's coming up with some neat variations! I'm pretty happy how the pictures are turning out as well.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:34 AM

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:54 PM

Awesome. One these days I will contribute something to this game. I really appreciate the work you are doing.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 02:37 AM

Done with Bandits and half way done with beggars. Didn't get as much done this weekend as I wanted but...if I can get an occupation done every 1.5 days, guess thats not bad...

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:18 PM

Done with Bandits and half way done with beggars. Didn't get as much done this weekend as I wanted but...if I can get an occupation done every 1.5 days, guess thats not bad...


An occupation a month would be OK, so one every 1.5 days is very good indeed.
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Posted 11 June 2014 - 03:18 PM

Astrologers, Bandits, Beggers, Shop Keepers, Craftsmen, Tribal Craftsmen, Fishers, Diplomats, Hunters are done!
Working on Mercenaries.
As I go, I've decided to not include as many sub-races to some occupations. Probably little need for half-orc diplomats or shop keepers.
I've included more half-orcs in the tribal crafter and hunter occupations to make up. Also, I've been adding a few extra humans to each occupation because I figure they are used as NPCs more often and it'll be nice to have more variety in those options.
I've had NO luck getting my Manual of Monsters (http://basicroleplay...55414#post55414) put in the downloads section (it's too big a file and administrator must upload it) so I'm thinking on separating the occupations into separate PDFs so they're more readily available.
Something like:
Book One: "The Strong Arms of the Southern Reaches"
Book Two:"The Urban Folk of the Southern Reaches "
Book Three: "The Wisemen of the Southern Reaches"
Book Four: "The Peasantry of the Southern Reaches"
Ideas or Suggestions?

An occupation a month would be OK, so one every 1.5 days is very good indeed.


Well, it won't ALL be done for about a month so.... ;)

Edited by tooley1chris, 11 June 2014 - 03:25 PM.
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:46 AM

Thank you. This is going to help me immensely.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:10 PM

Astrologers, Bandits, Beggers, Shop Keepers, Craftsmen, Tribal Craftsmen, Fishers, Diplomats, Hunters, Mercenaries, Minor Nobles, Nomads, Assassins, and Thugs done! *PHEW *
(Had a couple very productive days)
240 NPCs with 12 occupations remaining.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:06 PM

Astrologers, Bandits, Beggers, Shop Keepers, Craftsmen, Tribal Craftsmen, Fishers, Diplomats, Hunters, Mercenaries, Minor Nobles, Nomads, Assassins, Thugs, Farmers, Apothecary, Sailors, Scribes, Engineers, Priests, Shamen, Slaves, and Sorcerers done.
Nearing the home stetch. Decided to add Mage as an occupation, from Advanced Sorcery, as well.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:56 PM

Only a couple occupations remain. Then clean it up, convert it to PDF, (re-clean it after my PDF writer messes it up) then it's all yours. Wonder what my next project shall be...

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:14 PM

Yeah!

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

Almost done...You run into a few snags with a 350+ page PDF... I'm pretty sure I'll have it cleaned up and posted (the FULL version, not individual ) in a couple hours...barring unforeseen goofiness.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:35 PM

YAY! Here it is!

A Collection of Non-Player Characters for use with Magic World
This is a book of more than 300 NPCs of various occupations and races meant to help Chroniclers quickly drop NPCs into any encounter. Each NPC has unique appearances, equipment, characteristics, and possible spell casting abilities. Each NPC represented here are of the “ordinary” quality. You will find no super heroes or mega villains here. Only people your players characters might interact in their travels. The individual NPCs have no backgrounds, no quirks, and few distinguishing characteristics. This is to enable the Chronicler ease in importing them into his or her campaign. Breath your own life into these, thy minions.
Models were created using the Neverwinter Nights 2 Toolset.
Special thanks to Chaosium and the creators of Magic World (Willis, Morrison, Monroe, and friends) for allowing us to adventure in such an outstanding world.
https://www.dropbox....eaches_Full.pdf

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 12:38 PM

Very cool. Excellent work.
David Ackerman, who wrote "The Southern Reaches" chapter of MW, is my brother. I look forward to sharing this mighty NPC tome with him.
Cheers!
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Posted 29 June 2014 - 02:42 PM

On top of the full book, found here: https://dl.dropboxus...eaches_Full.pdf I've also cut it into 5 mini-books by occupation so it would fit in the Fantasy Downloads section on this forum here: http://basicroleplay...antasyhistoric/

Very cool. Excellent work.
David Ackerman, who wrote "The Southern Reaches" chapter of MW, is my brother. I look forward to sharing this mighty NPC tome with him.
Cheers!

Wonderful. If you could ask him "Where are all the village/town /city supplements he should be selling?" I'd appreciate it! LOL
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:52 PM

Just glanced through the book, looks pretty good so far! Thanks for taking the time to create this!


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:49 PM

Yes, thanks for making this!
I think going the extra mile of adding pictures of each subject is pretty impressive and adds a good deal of value.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

Since it's free, I sure hope you're getting your moneys worth!
I really liked making this and it makes it so much easier when my players decide to interact with some random NPC...of course i still use my NPC generator as well so they dont get the same dudes and dudettes all the time.
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