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Tales of the Village - Familiars

Post by Bifford » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:26 pm

My PbF game on RPGGeek has the children playing the witch/wizard and the adults playing familiars.

I needed a way to create some character within the familiars and so I've been thinking on ways to do that. So here are the first two questions/choices the Familiars have:


Wild or Tame?
- Were you raised as a wild critter who, when Iris and Aris came into their powers, took them as partners for some reason, or were you raised tame, maybe as the teacher's pet?

If you chose Wild then select one of these options:
- Teeth and claws (you still have a wild streak and know how to defend yourself! But sometimes this means you look after yourself over your witch)
- Independence (you are not keen on being petted, even by your witch, but at the same time you can look after yourself!)
- [something else fitting of your choice with a big positive but some sort of negative possibility]

If you chose Tame then select one of these options:
- Loyalty (you will do anything in your power to protect your witch, maybe even at the expense of your own life)
- Family Tree (your family have served the local witches for generations and with that comes a special historical knowledge of the area and its' inhabitants, but also a degree of complacency)
- [something else fitting of your choice with a big positive but some sort of negative possibility]



Young, Adolescent or Older?
- What age is your familiar now? Are they still young and learning about life as a familiar, old and knowledgeable or somewhere in between?

If you chose Young then select one of these options:
- Vigor (still young, fit and capable of going the distance, but also too keen to barrel headfirst into situations unknown and unprepared)
- Ideas (your young mind comes up with at least two or three possible solutions to all problems, but choosing just one can be tricky!)
- [something else fitting of your choice with a big positive but some sort of negative possibility]

If you chose Adolescent then select one of these options:
- Uncertain Certainty (your ideas and morals are much more rounded as you've been around a while, but some times you doubt your own worth and wisdom)
- Eagerness (you want to learn still and will put a good amount of thought into a problem, but you also want to get on with it!)
- [something else fitting of your choice with a big positive but some sort of negative possibility]

If you chose Old then select one of these options:
- Wisdom (you've been around a while now, and have a good idea of how things work, but with it you have a certain stubborn streak!)
- Caution (you know that sometimes it is better to wait, consider your options and go in to a situation prepared. But you are also unlikely to admit someone else might have a better idea than you!)
- [something else fitting of your choice with a big positive but some sort of negative possibility]

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Re: Tales of the Village - Familiars

Post by bottg » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:41 pm

Nice!

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Re: Tales of the Village - Familiars

Post by Bifford » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:53 pm

This game was designed for the RPGGeek PbF Newbie Initiative. I thought to run it to help a family or two get their kids involved. Only one game has taken off, but its going well! :)

The IC game with them involved is at: https://rpggeek.com/thread/1944813/2018 ... village-fa

The hedgehog and raven are played by the mum and dad, and the witch and wizard are played by their daughter and son.

Enjoy reading along! :)

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