Thursday, November 14, 2013

FATE: A Game of Thrones and Dunes


FATE: A Game of Thrones and Dunes

A lost legion.  A lost jihad legion.  A lost interstellar jihad legion. Of Muad'Dib's.  From Arrakis. Dune. Desert Planet. Wormhole accident.  Spaceship crash.  On Westeros.  A bunch of feudal white boys are in for a big surprise.

Draft 1.0  April 16, 2013 - Blue Tyson


SETTING

The Seven Kingdoms of A Game of Thrones, initially.  A Guild Ship carrying one of the Fremen legions that wanted to continue the jihad gets into a Star Trek unlucky accident involving an astronomical event and the space time continuum.  Ship damaged, they barely manage to land on the nearest planet that will support life.  Surprisingly well by their sensors.  The shock and damage of the crash leaves both the Ship and the Guild Navigator unable to function as intended for the time being.  So a 30,000 strong Fremen Legion with 20,000 support personnel must now fend for themselves.


ISSUES

Winter is coming.
Winter includes an invasion by horrific monster people.
Aliens?  How do they fit in.
Who is most racist?
Can We Get Out of Here?
We Aren't In Our Universe Anymore - is jihad still relevant
We could conquer the planet..but probably couldn't hold it long-term.
So just a local takeover, perhaps?
How should we live here?
Anyone for something more democratic?
They say you want a revolution.


THE PLAYERS

WESTEROS

I haven't read the books, so this is taken from my tv show impressions.

King Robert Baratheon

Bored boozy king
Only Talk to the Wife If I Have To

F: Excellent +2  
A: Good +1
S: Excellent +2
E: Remarkable +3
R: Typical +0
I: Typical +0
P: Good +1

Resources  Incredible (+4)
Popularity  Incredible (+4)

Other Skills

Amazing  (+5) Leadership, Warfare
Incredible (+4)  Hunt, Warhammer
Excellent (+2) Contacts, Rapport, Survival


Queen Cersei Lannister

Manipulative incestuous Queen
Only Talk to the Husband If I Have To

F: Poor -1  
A: Poor -1
S: Poor -1
E: Typical +0
R: Excellent +2
I: Excellent +2
P: Good +1

Resources  Remarkable (+3)
Popularity  Good (+1)

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)  Administration, Contacts, Deceive, Espionage


Joffrey Baratheon

Young sociopathic monster king.
Cruel and crazy double whammy, have I.

F: Good +1  
A: Excellent +2
S: Typical +0
E: Good +1
R: Typical +0
I: Typical +0
P: Good +1

Resources  Incredible (+4)
Popularity  Excellent (+2)

Other Skills

Excellent (+2) Contacts, Crossbow, Intimidation
Good (+1) Sword


Lord Peter Baelish

Sneaky pimp
Has a thing for the Stark wife
I Told You Not To Trust Me

F: Poor -1  
A: Typical +0
S: Typical +0
E: Typical +0
R: Good +1
I: Excellent +2
P: Good +1

Resources  Remarkable (+3)
Popularity  Excellent (+2)

Other Skills

Incredible (+4)  Deceive
Remarkable (+3)  Bureaucracy, Contacts, Espionage
Excellent (+2)  Bluff, Convince, Empathy, Streetwise
Good (+1) Lore


Lord Varys

Eunuch spymaster

F: Poor -1  
A: Poor -1
S: Poor -1
E: Typical +0
R: Excellent +2
I: Excellent +2
P: Good +1

Resources  Remarkable (+3)
Popularity  Good (+1)

Other Skills

Incredible (+4)  Contacts, Deceive, Espionage
Remarkable (+3)  Bureaucracy, Lore
Excellent (+2)  Burglary, Bluff, Convince, Disguise, Empathy, Streetwise



Ser Jaime Lannister

Incestuous Kingsguard
Kingslayer

F: Remarkable +3  
A: Excellent +2
S: Good +1
E: Excellent +2
R: Typical +0
I: Typical +0
P: Good +1

Resources  Remarkable (+3)
Popularity  -Excellent (-2)

Other Skills

Amazing (+5)  Sword
Incredible (+4)  Lance, Shield
Excellent (+2) Leadership, Warfare


Daenerys Targaryen

Stormborn
Dragon Mistress
Outcast Barbarian Queen
Rather like it hot, thanks

F: Typical +0  
A: Good +1
S: Typical +0
E: Good +1
R: Good +1
I: Excellent +2
P: Good +1

Resources  Remarkable (+3)
Popularity  Excellent (+2)

Other Skills

Excellent (+2)  
Good (+1) Lore


Lord Stannis Baratheon

Overly fond of demon consorts
Stubborn ruler

F: Excellent +2  
A: Good +1
S: Good +1
E: Remarkable +3
R: Typical +0
I: Typical +0
P: Good +1

Resources  Incredible (+4)
Popularity  -Excellent (-2)

Other Skills

Incredible (+4) Intimidate, Leadership, Warfare
Remarkable (+3)  Sword, Shiled


Lord Eddard Stark

Overly dutiful Northern Ruler
Don't like my bastard enough to Stark him

F: Excellent +2  
A: Good (+1)
S: Good +1
E: Excellent +2
R: Typical +0
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Incredible (+4)
Popularity  Incredible (+4)

Other Skills

Incredible (+4)  Leadership, Warfare
Remarkable (+3)  Sword
Excellent (+2) Alertness, Contacts, Rapport, Survival


Lady Caetlyn Stark

Couldn't be nice to the bastard

F: Poor -1  
A: Typical +0
S: Typical +0
E: Typical +0
R: Excellent +2
I: Excellent +2
P: Remarkable +3

Resources  Remarkable (+3)
Popularity  Good (+1)

Other Skills

Excellent (+2)  Administration, Rapport
Good (+1)  Bluff, Deceive, Lore, Persuade


Lord Robb Stark

Talented next generation rebel leader

F: Excellent +2  
A: Excellent +2
S: Good +1
E: Excellent +2
R: Good +1
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Incredible (+4)
Popularity  Incredible (+4)

Other Skills

Incredible (+4)  Leadership, Warfare
Remarkable (+3)  Sword, Shield
Excellent (+2) Alertness, Rapport, Survival


Sansa Stark

Daughter who'd rather not be in the middle of it all
Smarter Than She Looks

F: Feeble -2  
A: Typical +0
S: Poor -1
E: Typical +0
R: Excellent +2
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Good (+1)
Popularity  Good (+1)

Other Skills

Good (+1)  Lore, Persuade


Arya Stark

Tomboy would rather be at the pointy end

F: Typical +0  
A: Typical +0
S: Poor -1
E: Typical +0
R: Excellent +2
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Poor (-1)
Popularity  Typical (+0)

Other Skills

Good (+1)  Stealth, Sword


Bran Stark

Psychic cripple

F: Feeble -2  
A: Feeble -2
S: Poor -1
E: Good +1
R: Good +1
I: Excellent +2
P: Good +1

Resources  Poor (-1)
Popularity  Typical (+0)

Other Skills

Good (+1)  Mysteries, Precognition, Animal Viewing


Jon Snow

Going To the Wall
Thinks He Has A Destiny

F: Excellent +2  
A: Excellent +2
S: Good +1
E: Excellent +2
R: Typical +0
I: Good +1
P: Typical +0

Resources  Typical (+0)
Popularity  Good (+1)

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)  Sword, Shield, Bow
Excellent (+2) Alertness, Leadership, Persuade, Rapport, Survival, Warfare


Theon Greyjoy

Bitterly Resents His Upbringing

F: Typical +0  
A: Good +1
S: Typical +0
E: Typical +0
R: Typical +0
I: Good +1
P: Typical +0

Resources  Typical (+0)
Popularity  Good (+1)

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)   Bow
Excellent (+2)  Deceive
Good (+1)  Persuade, Swim, Sword


Mance Rayder

King Beyond the Wall
Clan Uniter

F: Excellent +2  
A: Remarkable +3
S: Excellent +1
E: Remarkable +3
R: Typical +0
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Remarkable (+3)
Popularity  Incredible (+4)  [Beyond the Wall only]

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)  Intimidate, Leadership
Excellent (+2) Alertness, Bluff, Deceive



Asha Greyjoy

Daddy's Girl
Sarky Ship Captain

F: Excellent +2  
A: Excellent +2
S: Good +1
E: Good +1
R: Good +1
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Excellent (+2)
Popularity  Good (+1)

Other Skills

Remarkable  (+3)  Axe
Excellent (+2)  Deceive, Knife, Leadership, Warfare, Sail, Swim


Lord Tywin Lannister

Filthy rich ruthless leader

F: Good +1  
A: Good +1
S: Good +1
E: Good +1
R: Good +1
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Unearthly (+7)
Popularity  Excellent (+2)

Other Skills

Incredible (+4)  Administration, Intimidate, Leadership, Warfare
Excellent (+2)  Deceive, Persuade, Sword


Tyrion Lannister

The Imp
Witty dwarf
Boozy wencher
Definitely much smarter than the appears

F: Typical +0  
A: Typical +0
S: Poor -1
E: Good +1
R: Excellent +2
I: Excellent +2
P: Good +1

Resources  Excellent (+2)
Popularity  Good (+1)

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)  Deceive, Empathy, Lore, Persuade, Rapport
Excellent (+2)  Espionage, Stealth
Good (+1)  Gamble, Knife


Sandor Clegane

The Hound
Scarred Sworn Sword
I Don't Like Anyone
Rather Angry Man

F: Remarkable +3  
A: Good +1
S: Excellent +2
E: Excellent +2
R: Poor -1  
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Good (+1)
Popularity  -Excellent (-2)

Other Skills

Incredible (+4)  Intimidate, Spear, Sword, Shield
Excellent (+2)  Ride


Ser Loras Tyrell

The Knight of the Flowers
Pretty Boy Jouster

F: Remarkable +3  
A: Good +1
S: Good +1
E: Good +1
R: Typical +0  
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Excellent (+2)
Popularity  Remarkable (+3)

Other Skills

Amazing (+5)  Lance
Incredible (+4)  Spear, Sword, Shield
Remarkable (+3)  Ride


Lady Margaery Tyrell

Scheming would be ruler

F: Poor -1  
A: Typical +0
S: Typical +0
E: Typical +0
R: Good +1
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Excellent (+2)
Popularity  Excellent (+2)

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)  Persuade
Good (+1)  Deceit, Empathy, Persuade, Rapport


Samwell Tarley

Overweight Cowardly Knightswatchman

F: Poor -1  
A: Poor -1
S: Typical +0
E: Poor -1
R: Typical +0
I: Typical +0
P: Poor -1

Resources  Excellent (+2)
Popularity  Excellent (+2)

Other Skills

Good (+1)  Lore


Lord Renly Baratheon

Attention Seeker
Clotheshorse

F: Typical +0  
A: Typical +0
S: Typical +0
E: Typical +0
R: Typical +0  
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources  Remarkable (+3)
Popularity  Remarkable (+3)

Other Skills

Excellent (+2)  Alertness, Bluff, Persuade
Good (+1)  Hunt, Ride, Sword, Shield


Ser Davos Seaworth

Loyal Captain
No Hokey Religions For Me
Crusty Smuggler I Am

F: Typical +0  
A: Good +1
S: Good +1
E: Good +1
R: Typical +0  
I: Excellent +2
P: Good +1

Resources  Good (+1)
Popularity  Good (+1)

Other Skills

Excellent (+2)  Sail, Smuggle, Swim
Good (+1)  Bluff, Deceive, Persuade, Rapport, Stealth


Brienne of Tarth

Sworn Sword to Caetlyn Stark
Stubborn Tournament Champion

F: Remarkable +3  
A: Excellent +2
S: Excellent +2
E: Remarkable +3
R: Typical +0  
I: Typical +0
P: Excellent +2

Resources  Excellent (+21)
Popularity  Remarkable (+3)

Other Skills

Amazing (+5)  Sword  
Incredible (+4)  Dodge, Shield, Spear
Remarkable (+3)  Brawl, Ride


Arryn, Baratheon, Greyjoy, Lannister, Martell, Stark, Targaryen, Tully, and Tyrell.


FREMEN

Fremen and Imperial evolution and breeding programs have produced humans that are advanced physically and mentally from those of Westeros.  Fremen warriors were the best in the universe, Bene Gesserit etc. aside.  Plus with Jessica Atreides establishing training programs you have some talented specimens.  The Fedaykin being the elite of those.  These are therefore ranked in relation to local denizens.  Want to make them stronger?  Have Westeros be a lower gravity world than Arrakis and have a legion go all John Carter, too. Increase physical ranks by one.  Allow prodigious leaps.  All that good stuff.

Mitha

Fremen Legion Leader
Hardarse Woman

F: Amazing +5  
A: Incredible +4
S: Excellent +2
E: Remarkable +3
R: Excellent +2  
I: Incredible +4
P: Incredible +4

Resources  Excellent (+2)
Popularity  Incredible (+4) [With Fremen]

Other Skills

Fantastic (+6)  Crysknife, Desert War, Slowshield  
Incredible (+4)  Leadership, Warfare, Dodge, Spear, Ride, Survival


Akrab

Fremen 2IC

Starting to get to old for this job

F: Incredible +4  
A: Incredible +4
S: Excellent +2
E: Remarkable +3
R: Good +1  
I: Incredible +4
P: Incredible +4

Resources  Excellent (+2)
Popularity  Remarkable (+3) [With Fremen]

Other Skills

Amazing (+5)  Crysknife, Slowshield, Desert War  
Incredible (+4)  Dodge, Spear, Ride, Survival
Remarkable (+3)  Leadership, Warfare



Shoshana

Reverend Mother
Bene Gesserit training

Going To Be Hard To Replace

F: Amazing +5  
A: Incredible +4
S: Excellent +2
E: Remarkable +3
R: Excellent +2  
I: Amazing +5
P: Amazing +5

Resources  Excellent (+2)
Popularity  Remarkable (+3) [With Fremen]

Other Skills

Fantastic (+6)  Body Control, Crysknife, Martial Arts
Amazing (+5)  Slowshield  
Incredible (+4)  Dodge, Mysteries, Ride, Survival
Remarkable (+3)  Desert War, Leadership, Mysteries, Warfare

Companions  Trained Acolytes



Fremen Fedaykin Jihad Warrior

F: Incredible +4  
A: Incredible +4
S: Excellent +2
E: Remarkable +3
R: Excellent +1 2
I: Incredible +4
P: Incredible +4

Resources  Good (+1)
Popularity  Good (+1) [With Fremen]

Other Skills

Amazing (+5)  Alertness, Crysknife, Dodge, Slowshield, Martial Arts, Ride, Spear
Remarkable (+3)  Leadership, Warfare  


Fremen Jihad Warrior

F: Remarkable +3  
A: Remarkable +3
S: Excellent +2
E: Remarkable +3
R: Good +1  
I: Excellent +2
P: Remarkable +3

Resources  Poor (-1)
Popularity  Typical (+0)

Other Skills

Incredible (+4)  Crysknife, Dodge, Slowshield, Martial Arts, Ride, Spear  


ADVENTURING

SETUPS

1. A possibility that I find intriguing...the ship comes down at Castelly rock badly enough that it kills a lot of Lannisters.  Tywin and a visiting Cersei among them. Power vacuum locally as well as new arrivals.  If Jaime is missing, does Tyrion get First Contact privileges?  Many Fremen won't be fans of unfit speciments in their eyes such as him.

2. If landing elsewhere, an alliance with a lesser house that is more than happy to gain an advantage would allow PCs from Westeros and Arrakis in a group trying to work out this new world situation.

3. If landing in the middle of nowhere, scouts and then emissaries (after any foolish raiders or attackers get slaughtered and captured) may begin to play let's make a deal.

4. Key female Westeros NPCs will be fascinated by an overall military commander who is a woman.

5. If smart Westeros people realise that accommodation and machination might keep them alive then: a welcoming tournament!  Fun, games, skullduggery and murder for all.

6. An army of people with leadership by merit will horrify the nobility and intrigue the common people.  Uprisings? Do Fremen propaganda experts [PCs] try and start them?

7. If monsters overrun the Wall, what will that do to the Fremen worldview?  If in open conflict with the locals, it is enemy of my enemy time as monsters won't mind eating a little tough desert meat.

a)  For a completely different flavour, make it 5000 or 500 survivors.  A whole legion makes the situation much more different and interesting though I think. With many more character type possibilities.
A lot of possibilities.  Leaving the Fremen leader examples given above, the players could be:-

Fremen scouts checking out the place.
Fremen engineers working on getting life going.
Fremen scientists seeing if it is possible to get into space and what resources can be used to support high tech.
Fremen diplomats making contact with a house.  Who is a good linguist, then, for first contact?
Westeros scholars or engineers eager to learn.  Warriors, likewise.  Others with more mercantile interests.
Commoners seeking a better life volunteering their services.
Spies, either way.



THE LADDER

Being a big Marvel Super Heroes fan from way back, this is how I like to think:

Value    Adjective

+13 Cosmic 5 (Class 5000)
+12 Cosmic 3 (Class 3000)
+11 Cosmic 1 (Class 1000)
+10 Legendary Z (Shift Z)
+9  Legendary Y (Shift Y)
+8    Legendary X (Shift X)
+7    Unearthly (Epic)
+6    Monstrous (Fantastic)
+5    Amazing (Superb)
+4    Incredible (Great)
+3    Remarkable (Good)
+2    Excellent (Fair)
+1    Good (Average)
+0    Typical (Mediocre)
-1    Poor
-2    Feeble (Terrible)
-3    Awful 0 (Shift 0)
-4    Abysmal


FASERIP - basic human attributes

Physique is split compared to Core, into a Strength component and an Endurance component, the latter of which should be used for the Stress track.  Reason is native intelligence.

Fighting (Fight)
Agility (Athletics)
Strength
Endurance
Reason
Intuition (Notice)
Psyche (Will)

secondary

Popularity is a measure of charisma, reputation and public influence. If you like, bad people can have a negative popularity ladder equivalent.  Supervillains, mass murderers, ruthless thugs in The Ball, etc.

Popularity
Resources



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