rust Posted May 21, 2010 Report Share Posted May 21, 2010 Working on my Sokotra Colony setting, I ran into another minor problem: The professions and skills of the colonists' wifes. While it was no problem to distribute the necessary professions and skills for the creation of the colony among the male colonists and to make most of them different and interesting by this, it seems that in a historical setting almost all of the female colonists will have to remain "generic", without true professions and with only a narrow field of household skills (Cooking, First Aid, Se- wing ...), plus perhaps some social and artistic skills and the basics of their husbands' professi- ons - in the end their stats all look very much the same. I suspect that this is historically more or less correct, but it also makes it rather difficult to play these non-player characters in a way that turns them into individuals the players will remember, and I do not want to ignore them and treat them just as background, as for example Pendragon handles almost all of the knights' wifes. So, any ideas that could help to give those female colonists a bit more colour and individuality without changing history too much (= no female musketeers and thelike ...) would be most wel- come. Thank you. Quote "Mind like parachute, function only when open." (Charlie Chan) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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