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 Post subject: Pre-generated Characters vs. Custom Characters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:13 pm 
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I would imagine that is question is more for the Keepers than the Players; so when you run your players through an Age of Cthulu adventure, do you use the pre-gen characters or opt for custom characters?

Are you folding AoC adventures into your ongoing campaigns, or are you using them as one-shot adventures?


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 Post subject: Re: Pre-generated Characters vs. Custom Characters
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:28 pm 
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I would only use pre-gens at a con or if the game was very last minute with a time limit. Part of the fun for players is the creation of a memorable character.

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 Post subject: Re: Pre-generated Characters vs. Custom Characters
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:21 pm 
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I often use pregen characters the first time I run my players through a particular game system because it removes some of the prep time for them and helps them figure out the game a little faster. After we get an adventure or two under our belt then I switch to characters of their own design.

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 Post subject: Re: Pre-generated Characters vs. Custom Characters
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:11 pm 
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I find that creating characters when starting a new game system helps eveyone. Players and GM's get a better grip on the rules and game mechanics when things are being discussed during the character creation process in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Pre-generated Characters vs. Custom Characters
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:10 pm 
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It can, but often this is influenced by how often we get our group together. If we are playing frequently no one minds taking a chunk of time to create characters, but when we have a hard time getting together regularly it's not time I like to spend.

Certainly, creating characters together gives players a much better feel for the game mechaics.

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