Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Corona Quarantine - Chivalry & Sorcery Edition

     So I wrote a Chivalry & Sorcery 1e character generator (NPC at least) using Google Sheets.  Having finished it, I can safely state that this belongs in the 'hold my beer' category of actions.  Yes, you can, it seems like a good idea at the time and you finish thinking 'What did I just do?'   Not that writing a character generator is a bad thing, even for such an old system.  Especially one that is as crunchy as C&S in terms of conditional recursion - IQ impacts Wisdom, which impacts IQ and doing a whole bunch of lookup tables in order to calculate the characteristics.

   In order to calculate Personal Combat Factor, I needed to determine the character's class or
vocation.  That was probably the most creative part of it - it's not just that you're strong and a good fighter.  Only Nobles get to be Knights and Serfs need to be exceptional to come to the attention of a Magic User and get apprenticed.  Conversely, it's very rare to see a first born Noble become a Magic User, they need to be very smart and a pathetic fighter, as even a poor fighter is more valuable to the  succession in the mind of a feudal noble.

     When a Magic User does get rolled up, you'll see the bottom of the Character Sheet show the Concentration Level, Personal Magic Factor etc.

Anyway the link is here if you want to play with it.

1 comment:

  1. Tried running it a bit tonight. It's a bit finicky when reloading though.