Tuesday, January 26, 2021

2021 Character Creation Challenge: Day 26 - Chivalry & Sorcery / Swords & Sorcerers | Viking

     Swords & Sorcerers is a Chivalry & Sorcery expansion featuring rules for generating "Vikings, Steppe

Nomads, Gaels and Picts.  Today I'm generating a Viking, more to point a Valkyrie.  The expansion uses the basic C&S character generation rules, but changes the Height/Weight distributions, making taller and heavier characters, which increases hit points - and adding +1 to their Constitution, which can add hit points. Nordic women also get a +1 Personal Appearance, as they were considered exceptionally comely in their era.  The big change is of course, they do not follow the Chivalric social pattern, rather they are almost all Warriors.

Ashild Snorridottir                                           Warrior I (Valkyrie)

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Ashild is the daughter and only child of Snorri Iorundsson, a Viking War Chieftain.  Her father recently fell in battle, and while she is not considered for leadership of the clan, her size (6'2") and lack of brothers has enabled her to claim an oar in his war boat.  She's a better fighter than most men her age and has never been sick a day in her life.  She favors a battle axe and copper decorated shield with her chain byrnie and helm.

Spent more time playing with a local copy of my C&S character generator than I did in rolling her up.



  1. I'm not sure Wagner or Zeppelin is more appropriate here.

  2. OH. I did not know about this either. Yet one more reason for me to check out C&S.