Friday, June 14, 2013

Choice of Mage

Looks like I was preparing a Mage: The Ascension game for new players. I'll update it to match more modern people, I think. I've always been fond of these "answer questions to determine your class" things when running through an RPG the first time. It allows the player to have their mechanical choices made for them in a meaningful way until they learn the system/world and can make those choices for themselves. In this case these questions are barely subtle. I've got one for determining which House PCs end up in for a more Harry Potterish Great School of Magic game somewhere...

Which subject would you rather take a class in?

  • Geology (Matter)
  • Electronics (Energy)
  • Biology (Life)
  • Psychology (Mind)
  • Statistics (Entropy)
  • History (Time)
  • Communications (Correspondence)
  • Folklore (Spirit)
  • Theology (Prime)
Where do you feel more at home?
  • In a workshop
  • In a thunderstorm
  • In a hospital
  • With your own thoughts
  • Exploring abandoned buildings
  • In a museum
  • On the phone
  • In the woods
  • In a church
With whom do you identify more?
  • Rock Biter
  • Albert Einstein
  • James Watson
  • Ivan Pavlov
  • Lee Harvey Oswald
  • HG Wells
  • Bill Gates
  • William Stukeley
  • The Dali Llama
What is your greatest weakness?
  • Obsession with the material
  • Strict adherence to formula
  • A quick temper
  • Over-analyzing a situation
  • Morbidity
  • Living in the past
  • Elitism
  • Not living in the "real" world enough
  • Close mindedness
You come across a man who has been shot to death. What do you do?
  • Examine the crime scene for evidence
  • Run away screaming
  • Study the effect of the bullets on the flesh
  • Try to understand the mind of the murderer
  • Be thankful the dead man can move on to his next life
  • Retrace the events of the murder
  • Trace the bullet back to the gun
  • Pray for the murderer to meet justice
  • Pray for the victim's soul

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