Legendary characters are mythic from birth, and some are mythic from conception. If you're playing a game about mythic heroes, use this table to explain why they're so mythic. In a lot of case, knowing a character's birthright will help you come up with a Gimmick.
Another script this week. This one's the Random Qerth Name Generator, which lets you generate names based on your Qerth Job. If the basic names are too cliched for you (and trust me, they're incredibly cliched), you have two options to spice them up. For a more exotic name, click the box to ad random apostrophes and foreign sounding bits. If you want your character's name to be more totally metal, you can turn on The Lemmynator! It did weird things when I tried to include the file here, so you'll have to click the link to play with the generator.
Robert McCabe is the creator and author of Spy Racers, the latest release from Hex Games. Spy Racers, as you may have guessed from the title, is a game of espionage and race car driving, set in the same stylish version of the ‘60s as McCabe’s earlier Sex, Lies and Ultraspies. Spy Racers is, in the author’s words, “all about beating the clock, whether it’s crossing the finish line in first place or destroying the villainous mastermind’s doomsday weapon in the middle of an active volcano!” Robert McCabe is a busy man, but he graciously made time to answer a few questions for us.
1. Spy Racers is filled with background information about racing, especially as it existed in the 1960s. Is it safe to say that you’re a racing fan? If so, what kind do you like best?
I wouldn't say I'm a huge racing fan, but I definitely have been following it off and on throughout the years. I remember when I was young, my parents took me to a race in Wisconsin. It was called Can Am. There were these really cool looking cars with big engines. My mom was a big fan of Mario Andretti and he was there. I ended up rooting for a guy named Johnny Rutherford, who eventually won that race. I was definitely hooked after that! After the Can Am series went away, I started following Formula One and Indycar Racing. I even went to the Indy 500 once, although I haven't been to many races live. I end up watching it mostly on TV. I've never been much of a Nascar fan, although I do love the movie Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. "You were wrong Ricky Bobby...I watched the Highlander movie. It was sheeet!"
When I saw how quickly Skaught scripted a random generator using last week's dungeon name tables, I decided to try out php code (which I'd only hacked at previously) by writing a random hobo name generator. The actual programming was easy, but I spent most of the week rewriting about three times until it was coming up with names I like. So that's what you're getting instead of a new set of tables this week. You can test it out below, but it loads a lot faster (and you can choose to only create 'bo or 'boette names) if you go to the Hobo Name page. Enjoy!