Monday, September 9, 2013

Numenera, Short Order Heroes and 2d10


d20 Hate
Well if you follow this blog, you know that I HATE the d20 linear probability. Looking at the rules for Numenera I think I can easily drop the d20 for my favored 2d10. The easy target number 3 with a d20 is a 10% chance of failure(not that easy)...Easy Target number 3 with 2d10 equals a 99% chance of success...a true easy skill check...

Short Order Heroes and Numenera
As Numenera uses 3 stats and Short Order Heroes uses 3 personality cards there's a real easy way to utilize SHO cards in Numenera. 1 card per stat.

Choose your Class
Draw your cards and add the numbers to your stats. Pull three cards, the three cards will have stats from 0 to 7. But only 1 card of 108 is a 0, so most are going to be between 1 and 6.

For Example:
Gullible 1
Enthusiastic 4
Well-armed 4

Add them to your Jack in the order you want
Might 10 + 4 Well-Armed
Speed 10 + 4 Enthusiastic
Intellect 10 + 1 Gullible

Expendable 2
Cute 5
Glum 4

Add them to your Glaive in the order you want
Might 11 + 5 = 16 Cute
Speed 10 + 4 = 14 Glum
Intellect 7 + 2 = 9  Expendable

Now you have a set of traits for your personality. Pretty cool. Of course this gets away from the standard point buy, but if you really want to utilize the point buy, then just use the SHO cards for personalities.

Edit: After thinking about it for a little bit at lunch, I think I would drop all the starting scores by 1 or 2, remove the 0 and the 7 cards from the deck. This will give an average of 2-3 added to the stats, which would be closer to the intended stats.

Add them to your Glaive in the order you want
Might 10 + 5 = 15 Cute
Speed 9 + 4 = 13 Glum
Intellect 6 + 2 = 8  Expendable