So, combining my recent interest in Mini Six/Open D6 and my never-ending desire to make a samurai game out of whatever I’m poking at at the moment (I’ve been down this road before, haven’t I?) here’s a couple of Mini Six characters who wouldn’t be out of place in a game of Bushido.
A very serious samurai
Might 4D Agility 3D
Wit 3D+1 Charm 1D+2
Skills: Stamina 5D, Daisho 4D, Tanto 3D+1, Han-kyu 3D+1, Naginata 3D+1, Riding 4D, Tactics 4D+2, Calligraphy 4D+2, Tea Ceremony 2D+2
Complications: Samurai Code
Gear: Katana (4D+2/5D), Wakizashi (3D+2), Tanto (3D)
Static: Dodge 9, Block 9, Parry 15
Body Points: 36
Armor: Heavy Samurai Armor (9)
A charming yakuza
Might 1D+2 Agility 3D+1
Wit 3D+1 Charm 3D+2
Skills: Kiseru 3D+2, Unarmed Combat 3D+2, Dodge 4D+1, Trading 4D+1, Gambling 4D+1, Bluff 4D, Charm 4D, Intimidation 4D, Persuasion 4D
Perks: Attractive, Favors
Complications: Yakuza Code
Gear: Kiseru (2D+1)
Static: Dodge 13, Block 11, Parry 11
Body Points: 26
Armor: Heavy Silks (2)
I’m using the skills straight out of D6 Fantasy at this point, rather than the slimmed down lists found in Mini Six. I think I’m falling into the “use core D6 for most things, use the static defenses and simplified wild die from Mini Six though” camp the more I poke at this stuff. Which is, of course, my prerogative 🙂 Goodness, I love toolkit games.
I’m on a samurai/yakuza binge myself at the moment, watching all the Japanese action-themed flicks available on Hulu. The material really lends itself to RPG’s–and you’ve captured the flavor with these two characters perfectly.
Thanks, G-Man. I swear if I could just import you and a couple of the other folks who waste their time reading this blog (Gobbo, Narmer, and Doc Rotwang for sure) to Austin we’d have just about all the gaming goodness a group of humans deserve.
Hey there, venomous pao. Apologies for it taking me so long to put 2 and 2 together. Good write ups on this blog! I’ll be linking to it when you post more OpenD6 or Mini Six material. Keep up the good work!
No worries at all, Grimace. Glad you like what you’re seeing. I’ll be posting more OD6/Mini Six stuff as I go along, so I’ll be grateful for the links. Cheers, amigo!