Character generation

The following section is to help players put together suitable characters for exploring the lands of Al-Madinah.

All characters need to be supported with a back story to be agreed with the GM. The aim is to create believable characters that have an established role in the world. 100 points is representative of a person that has exceptional abilities but is not a hero… yet. Your characters will be more powerful at the 200 point range.

GURPS is a completely customisable system and will only be limited by player imagination, but they should make sense for the world. GURPS is not a class based system, but the use of templates will speed up character creation and will give some focus.

Information for PCs

Starting point value allowed for PCs: 200 points
Disadvantage limit: 50 points
Especially useful character types:

Thief / rogue
Warrior
Bandit / mercenary
Artisan
Sorceror
Priest /cleric
Nomad
Shaman

List of advantages
List of disadvantages
List of skills

Templates

Especially appropriate professions:

List of jobs

Especially inappropriate professions:

Noble
Templar

PC races allowed:

Human:
City dweller
Nomad

Starting Wealth levels allowed: No formal restrictions
Starting Status levels allowed: No formal restrictions
Starting TLs allowed: TL 2. TL 1 disadvantage available for nomads.
Languages available: Common, trading Pidgen, Nomad
Cultural Familiarities available: Driven by city, nomad and race.

Special Abilities Allowed for PCs

Equipment
Weapons

Magic in the campaign

See Magic in Al-Madinah and Clerical Magic.

General mana level: Normal
Do areas of higher/lower mana exist? Yes.
Are any of the spells from Chapter 5 off limits? Yes.
Legal or social restrictions on these abilities: Yes.

Name Generator

Downloadable data and name generator.

Suggested or required reading for players:

Arabian Nights, the books of Genesis and Exodus, the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Wikipedia links:

Babylonia
Sumero=Akkadian
Mesopotamian religion
Bronze Age
Marduk
Ashur
Tiamat
Babylonian religion

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