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Hello i'm new HQ and am currently converting the savage worlds setting of Tropicana (clive cussler, miami vice, burn notice inspired setting on a fictional island). I'm amazed at how easy it is to convert some of my favorite crunchy rpg games.  Listed is a quick character creation guideline and some pregen characters. I feel like im going in the right direction with this, what do yall think?

Background Occupation Training Keyword/ Organization Department Keyword/Current Occupation Training Keyword/Cultural Keyword/Physical Keyword/Social Keyword/Mental Keyword/Relationship Keyword/Resources Wealth Gear Keyword/ 2Flaws

Raul Garcia

Retired San Jose Vice Cop -Narcotics-Negotiation-Human Trafficking / Hawaiian Shirt Soul/Josefino/Tough as Nails/Devilishly Handsome/I've got friends in low places/Startup P.I. Agency/Mountain of Debt/Alcoholic

Billy Smith

Ex Navy Seal Chief Petty Officer- Surveillance- Sniper- Survival/Foreigner (American)/Failure is not an option/Well-Mannered/Extremely Wealthy Sugar Mama/Cat Like Reflexes/Storage Unit Filled With Guns/Short Fuse/My Brothers Keeper

 

Jimmy Smith

Ex Army Warrant Officer Pilot  Evasive Maneuvers- UAV Operations- Medevac/Foreigner (American)/Parkour Enthusiast/Barfly/Photographic Memory/On & Off Again Stripper Girlfriend/T&A Helicopter Tours/Soft Hearted/Reluctant Cartel Associate

 

Sofia Guerrero

Career Criminal-Con Artist-Hacker-Getaway Driver/Josefino/Plain Jane/Iron Will/Marathon Woman/I've got friends in high places/Independently Wealthy/Overconfident/Sensation Junkie


 

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I'm playing in a similar style HeroQuest game myself.

You've got a lot of Keywords per character. Reducing them will make the game easier to run, lots of stuff is rolled in the keywords, breakouts are specialisms (I left out a few things as I didn't know what they were). Some ideas:

Raul Garcia 

Retired Vice Cop 1M (Background)

         Negotiation+1

         Alcoholic +1

San Jose 13 (Community / Culture)

         friends in low places +1

Tough Guy 17 (Personal)

         Devilishly Handsome +1

Flaw

Mountain of Debt 1M

 

Billy Smith

Ex Navy Seal 1M  (Background)

          Surveillance +1

          Sniper +1

         Cat Like Reflexes +1

American 17 (Culture)

          Well-Mannered +1

         Storage Unit Filled With Guns +1

Extremely Wealthy Sugar Mama 13 (patron)

Flaws

Short Fuse 17

My Brothers Keeper 1M

 

Just as an unrelated example here's Young Luke Skywalker (episode 4)

Farm Boy 13

          Fly anything +1

Force 1M

         Hand to Eye Coordination +1

Technician 17

          Robot Friends +2

Flaw

Father is evil overlord 1M

try and distill your characters down.

 

 

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Thank you very much! I plan on running a game soon. I didnt immediately realize that some of my keywords would work better as breakout/specials. The keywords i had included related to culture in the setting. For example Josefino  was  basically a citizen/native of san jose. Thanks again!

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This kind of thing is ridiculously easy to do with HeroQuest. The hardest part is working out the Keywords and Breakouts, until you realise that they really aren't important and go with the flow.

On 4/8/2019 at 7:20 PM, David Scott said:

I'm playing in a similar style HeroQuest game myself.

You've got a lot of Keywords per character. Reducing them will make the game easier to run, lots of stuff is rolled in the keywords, breakouts are specialisms (I left out a few things as I didn't know what they were). Some ideas:

Looking good, but I would write them like this, as it is compact and easier, for me, to follow:

Raul Garcia Retired Vice Cop 1M (Negotiation+1, Alcoholic +1), San Jose 13 (Friends in low places +1), Tough Guy 17 (Devilishly Handsome +1), Mountain of Debt 1M (Flaw)

Billy Smith: Ex Navy Seal 1M  (Surveillance +1, Sniper +1, Cat Like Reflexes +1), American 17 (Well-Mannered +1, Storage Unit Filled With Guns +1), Extremely Wealthy Sugar Mama 13 (Patron), Short Fuse 17 (Flaw), My Brothers Keeper 1M (Flaw)

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Thanks again i've distilled the rest as follows.

Background 17 Cultural 13 Personal 13 Flaws (2)

 

Jimmy Smith Ex Army Chopper Pilot 1m (Evasive Maneuvers +1, Drone Operations +1) Foreigner (American) 17 (Parkour Enthusiast+1, Barfly+1) Photographic Memory 13 Soft Hearted 17 (flaw) Reluctant Cartel Associate 1m (flaw)

Sofia Guerrero Career Criminal 1m (Con Artist+1 Getaway Driver+1, Iron Will +1) San Jose 16 (Plain Jane +1, I've got friends in high places+1) Independently Wealthy 13 (Overconfident +1) Sensation Junkie 1m (flaw)

Raul Garcia : Retired Vice Cop 1M (Negotiation+1, Alcoholic +1) San Jose 13 (Friends in low places +1),1 Tough Guy 17 (Devilishly Handsome +1), Mountain of Debt 1M (Flaw)

Billy Smith: Ex Navy Seal 1M  (Surveillance +1, Sniper +1, Cat Like Reflexes +1), American 17 (Well-Mannered +1, Storage Unit Filled With Guns +1), Extremely Wealthy Sugar Mama 13 (Patron), Short Fuse 17 (Flaw), My Brothers Keeper 1M (Flaw)
 

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