Time for a much needed gaming update! I have been able to play in two sessions now of Old School Hack and am enjoying it immensely, so I thought I would share my character with you.
I chose the Fighter character, and one of the fun things about OSH is that once you choose a class, no one else can choose that class. So you can only have one of each class in your party. Once we determined our classes, then we rolled up some stats. Rolling stats is easy, you just roll 2d10, then consult the chart to find out what your bonus is. You keep your stats in order, but we allows for there to be one swap. After that you get to pick one talent from the list of your available talents on your character sheet, and finally, you choose your weapon. That’s all there is to it, quick and simple to get a whole party ready. Your character sheet even has a list of equipment your character starts with, but you do get some gold in case you need anything else.
I really liked how easy it was to get going with characters. Most games take a while rolling up characters, and that can be fun in its own right, but when you just want to play, sometimes that can get frustrating. OSH removes all the barriers to get you and your party started and into the action as quick as possible. Now without further ado, here is the character that I created.
Brawn 20 (+5)
Cunning 13 (+2)
Daring 16 (+3)
Commitment 17 (+3)
Charm 9 (0)
Awareness 9 (0)
Weapon of Choice
Very Heavy Weapon
Below you can see the picture I found to help me describe my character. This picture is from DeviantArt, you can find it here and more from the same awesome artist.
As you can see, the picture helped me to decide to go with a Very Heavy Weapon and no armor. In the two sessions we have played so far, these have served me well. Hopefully, I can post about them soon too, but for now, here is Korgoth’s back story.
Korgoth grew up in the nomad tribe of Kweian, that roamed the grasslands of the Lyr Plateau. He lived and learned from his father Sethan, who taught him the way of warrior. When he was 12 years old, Sethan sent him to the city of Balkek to live with his mother, in order to learn about the ways of her people, in the city. It was a big change for him, but he took to it well, learning in the schools that his mother taught in, though he had no aptitude for magic. It was a fine balance to keep up his training as a warrior, while also learning in the school, but he did well.
By the time he turned 16, it was obvious he was not going to have much skills as a magic user, so he decided to return to the Kweian tribe and continue to live as his father. By the time he found the tribe on the Lyr Plateau, a great tragedy had befallen them. The tribe had been wiped out completely, with nothing but smoldering ashes where there had been several hundred people. With no one alive to tell him what had happened, he searched through the smoldering remains to try find the answers, but there were none. What he did find, was the sword he now wields. It was not his father’s, nor even chief’s sword, but it was the only remaining item not burnt and twisted by the fire. Knowing that there had to be something special about the sword, but not knowing what it was, he took it with him, as he headed back for the city.
Korgoth has stayed in the city for several years now, hoping to find a whisper of what might have happened to his tribe, but has failed so far. He doesn’t know if he is the last surviving member of his tribe, or if others were able to escape. He takes odd jobs as a guard, but still has yet to even unlock the mystery of the sword, though he is sure there is one. Perhaps his next adventure will yield some answers to his questions…