Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Final Character Sheet

At least for now.

This is a smaller, 4x6 card, which I use for henchmen. Yes, perhaps the size of this card is still a bit excessive, but we always played that you only got a certain number of henchmen, based on your charisma, and once you burned through those henchmen, you could not attract any more: you had developed a reputation as a poor steward! Thus, you tended to protect your henchmen more than your hirelings.

This blog may go fairly quiet over the next two weeks: six projects due between now and March 4. Should be back to my semi-normal schedule as of March 5. Will still be checking in, and may find time to blog occasionally.



G. Benedicto said...

Very nice! The font and layout are suitably old school/minimal.

Jay said...

Have a good trip!

Norman Harman said...

Dig the vertical pipes (bars).

Let me check if I understood you correctly, Your saying if cha 17 gives you 8 henchmen. That's not 8 henchman max at once. That's 8 henchman over the life of the character so that if 6 die there's only 2 left who are willing to follow bozo character?

That is awesome. Is that the rule as written? Did I misread it years ago and been playing wrong all this time? Even if that's wasn't the rule, it is now. ;)

A Paladin In Citadel said...

I can go back to my olde manuals, but since it said "maximum henchmen" in the rules, we always assumed that meant maximum, for your lifetime.

Henchmen were the guys who would follow you through thick and thin (as long as you didn't mistreat them), while hirelings were your friends, as long as you paid them.

We always played it that henchmen got a share of treasure, instead of wages, and you took care of their expenses, when they were low on funds. Hirelings got paid a daily/weekly wage, instead of a share of treasure. It wasn't until "name level" that you attracted a larger contingent of followers, above and beyond your charisma maximum.

Curious to know how others played it! Perhaps this even needs its own post.