Roleplaying Bananza

Over the last few days, I’ve received a lot of new roleplaying games in the mail…. Specifically, the new incarnations of both the World of Darkness, and of GURPS. Let me just say, GURPS 4th edition is beautiful. Not only is the book a wonderful full-color hardback, but the rules changes are excellent, and it’s so clean and efficient. The new World of Darkness is certainly cleaned up (and it needed it!), but unsurprising beyond the clean-up.

So to celebrate, here’s myself statted up in both GURPS 4th, and World of Darkness 2.0:
Andrew J. Bonham (GURPS 4th)

Basic Attributes: Strength 11 [10 points], Dexterity 9 [-20 points], Intelligence 14 [80 points], Health 11 [10 points]
Secondary Characteristics: Damage (thrust) 1d-1, Damage (swing) 1d+1, Basic Lift 24 lbs, Hit Points 10 [-2 points], Will 12 [-10 points], Perception 11 [-15 points], Fatigue Points 10 [-3 points], Basic Speed 5.00, Basic Move 5, Home Gravity 1G, Build Average (6’0”, 185 lbs)
Social Background: Tech Level 8 [0 points], Culture Familiarity Middle Class America [0 points], Language English (Native) [0 points], Language French (Broken) [2 points], Wealth Comfortable [10 points]
Advantages: Charisma [5 points], Perk Deep Sleeper [1 point], Perk Honest Face [1 point]
Disadvantages: Bad Sight (nearsighted, mitigated -60%) [-10 points], Compulsive Spending (resist quite often) [-5 points], Oblivious [-5 points], Truthfulness (bad liar) [-5 points]
Quirks: Attentive [-1 point], Loves Roleplaying Games [-1 point], Likes to get on a soapbox [-1 point], Congenial [-1 point], Computer Geek [-1 point]
Skills: Acting-11 (from Performance) [0 points], Area Knowledge (Boulder)-11 [0 points], Area Knowledge (The Net)-12 (IQ-2) [1 point], Bicycling-9 (DX+0) [1 point], Biology (Biochemistry)-13 (IQ-1) [2 points], Biology (general, from biochemistry)-12 [0 points], Brawling-9 (DX+0) [1 point], Chemistry-12 (IQ-2) [1 point], Computer Operation-14 (IQ+0) [1 point], Computer Programming-12 (IQ-2) [1 point], Current Affairs (Sci-Tech, from Research)-10 [0 points], Engineer/TL8 (Nanomachines)-12 (IQ-2) [1 point], Gambling-13 (IQ-1) [1 point], Games (RPGs)-15 (IQ+1) [2 points], Hobby Skill (board games)-14 (IQ+0) [1 point], Housekeeping-14 (IQ+0) [1 point], Mathematics/TL8 (Applied)-12 (IQ-2) [1 point], Meditation-6 (from Will) [0 points], Musical Instrument (Trombone)-12 (IQ-2) [1 point], Performance-13 (IQ-1) [1 point], Philosophy (comparative)-12 (IQ-2) [1 point], Physics/TL8-11 (IQ-3) [1 point], Research-14 (IQ+0) [2 points], Scuba/TL8-8 (from Swimming) [0 points], Speed-Reading-13 (IQ-1) [1 point], Swimming-11 (HT+0) [1 point], Theology (comparative)-12 (IQ-2) [1 point], Writing-14 (IQ+0) [2 points]
Final Point Total: 65 points, which falls in the “competent” character bracket.

Andrew J. Bonham (WoD 2.0)

Attributes: Intelligence 4, Wits 2, Resolve 2, Strength 3, Dexterity 2, Stamina 2, Presence 4, Manipulation 2, Composure 2.
Skills: Academics 3 (Philosophy), Computer 2 (Internet), Crafts 1, Investigation 2, Science 3 (Biochemistry), Athletics 2, Brawl 1, Drive 1, Animal Ken 1, Empathy 1, Expression 2, Persuasion 1, Socialize 2.
Other Traits: Defense 2, Health 7, Initiative 4, Morality 7, Speed 10, Willpower 4
Virtue and Vice: Virtue Charity, Vice Pride
Merits: Quick Healer [4 points], Resources 3 [2 points]

6 Responses to “Roleplaying Bananza”

Boy does WoD look easier

Owen - August 28th, 2004 at 10:46 pm

But with so much less detail– The GURPS character feels like me, a record of my personality, skills, interests. The WoD character sheet could be almost any middle class college grad in biochemistry.

*shrugs* That’s why I love Unknown Armies… it straddles a line somewhere between these two extremes.

Paradoxdruid - August 29th, 2004 at 2:16 am

Teisha, one day you will know Andrew, and realize the true humor of that statement.

Owen - August 30th, 2004 at 10:14 am

It’s amazing how one finds time to live real life 🙂

Teisha - August 30th, 2004 at 12:12 am

Well, I have noticed that somehow he manages to do a ton of (different) stuff..

And yes, that honestly does amaze me.

Teisha - August 30th, 2004 at 6:40 pm

So, about the GURPS character . . . I seem to remember some complaint about a faulty heart . . . was that taken into account in the Health category?

Um . . . real life? Druid? I didn’t even think he was a real person, just a computer generated character that “runs” this website.

ShortSpeedFreak - September 4th, 2004 at 4:16 pm

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