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Mythras Modern - What's Past Is Prologue


Alex Greene

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Let's look into your characters' back stories.

There is a point to looking into the back history of the player characters in a modern setting. Backgrounds can set stakes for the Games Master to leverage; but they can also serve to ground the player characters in the setting, making them part of the setting, belonging to the story.

Here is a modernised version of the Background Events Table from Mythras Core. These are for inspiration purposes. You can either pick, or roll, your background event. The table is broken up, but it's all one d100 table.

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There is so much potential for character development. Mythras Core has an extensive set of background tables for generating family connections, to deepen your characters' origins. I'd recommend familiarising yourself with those tables on page 25. Though look at pages 21-24, as well - there is a lot of material there which can be used in a modern campaign without modification.

We'll be looking at adopting a technique pioneered by Traveller in the next blog: Lifepaths.

Edited by Alex Greene

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