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Group Characters – Ep125

Goblin Land Pirates... Go!
Goblin Land Pirates… Go!

Something that we’ve toyed with is the concept of the group created character, be it NPCs or PCs.

In this episode we brainstorm this concept into some good ideas and even more ridiculous ones.

If you have some input on this, leave a comment here, via email or on our Facebook page.

Cast – Eric, Mike, Mark, Dan, Shannon, Jayson and Shawn

Intro: Shannon

Outro: Shannon

Items Mentioned:

Hackmaster, Aces & Eights, Crash, Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Legend of the Five Rings, Game of Thrones, Time Bandits

Editor’s Note:

This episode’s featured sponsor, Chamber Band can be found at


  1. Brian
    Brian September 3, 2013

    LOL Great Idea, and great sponsor.
    I think the importance of the collective’s mood at time of C-gen shouldn’t be understated! There is a fine line between collaboration in theme and udder who can top the next in craziness. We once ended up with a very beloved ship’s cook in an old game due to something like this. Cookshank’s shitsploding chili is still served in some campaigns despite the ‘1d20 foot fountain of grossness’ that results. White Wolf just announced Wraith: The Oblivion is getting a 20th edition and in that game the other players create each other’s ‘shadow’ or alter ego.
    Worth a look.

  2. Brian
    Brian September 3, 2013

    Just a thought:
    Setting: Iron Kingdoms. Theme: Steam Punk degenerate goblin landpirates who take an oath to steal back mechanology from the hoity toity wizards and found their own empire! BEHOLD THE GREATNESS OF GOBLIN!

    p.s. Where’s my Conan Live Play eh?

    • Gamerstable
      Gamerstable September 4, 2013

      Iron Kingdoms would be a great setting for the “goblin land-pirate” campaign! We will definitely consider that as an option.

      As for Conan… check back tomorrow (9/5/13) for the first introduction and then every two weeks after that.

  3. FrostytheThrikreen
    FrostytheThrikreen September 3, 2013

    Where is this hackmaster actual play you speak of? My favorite is still the groin stomp (% chance of being knocked unconsious)!

    • Gamerstable
      Gamerstable September 4, 2013

      We didn’t do a Hackmaster actual play. What we did (way back on episode 24) was develop group characters for Hackmaster Basic on mic, play a scenario (off mic), and then record our reaction to the system.

      Unfortunately none of the guys found “groin stomp” before the record. Otherwise it would have been in everyone’s repertoire.

  4. Scarborough
    Scarborough September 4, 2013

    Is there a link available for the trait charts you mentioned?

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