26 December 2020

New Year, New Character Challenge

I saw this idea on a MeWe post from last month I took a while to find, but here's the idea: I'm going to hand generate a roleplaying character each day for the month of January 2021. The person who posted it has a very different idea about it than me, but let's go for a variety of options to enjoy. Here are my rules for it:

  • I can use any physical books I posses for that system
  • No use of website character generators, or programs
  • Using electronic systems for record keeping, is permitted
  • Generation one or two days ahead is acceptable
  • Document all dice rolls
There's also a chance I may be on a business trip at the end of the month, in that case, I've got both Starter Traveller and Traveller 5.10 in PDF available to me, and I can throw 2d6 in my luggage without a problem. I'm looking forward to this, and it should be worth the time.

Also, I'm planning this following schedule, subject to change.

1st, 4th, 6th, 8th, 19th, 21st, 25th, 27th, and 29th Classic Traveller (The Traveller Book or Starter Traveller)

2nd, 3rd, 9thGURPS Traveller

5th,7th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 28th Mongoose Traveller

10th, 11th, MechWarrior 1st Edition

12th, 13th, MechWarrior 2nd Edtion

14th, 15th, MechWarrior 3rd Edition/Classic BattleTech RPG

16th, 17th, A Time of War (2009 BattleTech RPG)

23rd, 24th, Traveller 5th

30th, 31st, my choice, could be any of the above, Space: 1889 AD&D 1e, or Pathfinder.

Any concepts for the systems, feel free to offer them now. Good ones will get credit, and others ignored. Anyone else interested, please let me know, and keep in contact


  1. If only I had the time I'd join in on this. Give me a chance to see if I can figure out T5.10 character generation. Though if I do some Fantasy Trip characters, they are easy to do and no die rolls as it is a point based system - would that count? One of my posts has a partially completed bibliography of the dozens of career paths I could generate.

    And if you don't have Cepheus that has a nice character generation system I do like as well.

    Hmm, maybe I will try this as well...Surely I can squeeze in a few minutes each day!

    1. The MechWarrior systems are point based, as is GURPS Traveller, and I've got a number of those.

      And the important thing is to squeeze in that time.

    2. well, I've committed. We'll see how this goes! Though I do plan on stocking up on the weekends if I can, but will try and post daily.