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Random Character Generation?


Hello! I have been away for a while, and just peeking my head back in now.

I don't know if this topic has been brought up before, but has anyone tried their hand at random chargen for Supers?

Random generation is what has always drawn me to systems like V&V, TSR MSH, etc.

Even newer games like ICONS, HiLo Heroes use it to some degree, and both the Margaret Weis Marvel game and "Capes, Cowls, and Villains Foul" have easy to use Random Generation add-ons.

So: anyone ever try it for Supers?

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Max,

iirc, there was a random character generator posted in a thread, either on rpg.net or Pen & Paper games. Let me see if I can find it
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Yeah, I had saved a copy of that random generator to a Word doc. I don't recall who put it together, but there was a thread about it, maybe?

I've always approached creating a super hero with an idea or two I wanted to try. So building a hero as you see fit is better than random rolls, IMHO.

That said, if you are just looking for inspiration for a character? Or want the challenge of explaining that odd assortment of powers/stats? Random rolls could be fun. The last time I remember doing that is with Squadron UK (which has a pretty decent set of charts for random characters).

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Cool, thanks for the tip, I'll try and search around for that, too.

And yeah, even in the games with random gen, we never just stick to exactly what's rolled: it was always just a starting point, helping us end up with teams with combos of characters that might not have happened otherwise, etc.
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Reidzilla made this one a while back that a lot of folks liked. I'm hoping the powers that be recruit him to make one for the revision!

Reidzilla's Random Character Generator
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That looks great! Thanks!
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