Saturday, August 9, 2008

Encounter Critical!


I had never created a character for Encounter Critical. Until now, that is.

For those of you who don't know, Encounter Critical is an absolutely brilliant game designed by a pair of crazies in Wisconsin back in the late 70s. Except, of course, that it's not. It was really designed by S. John Ross, of Risus fame, as an homage to those games of yesteryear, and (incidentally) as a hoax.

We now know the truth, but still the game is beloved by a rare few who "get it". I'm hoping I'll be one of those few. Right now, I'm still in the early stages. (I went through this with Risus, as well, so I think I know how it goes...)

Anyway, without further ado, here's my character:

Character Name...Zarko
Player Name......Coffee

Class............Criminal
Race.............Planetary Ape
Level............1


Adaptation...... 7
Dexterity ......15
ESP.............11
Intellect.......15
Leadership...... 6
Luck............11
Magic Power..... 8
Robot Nature....14
Strength........11

HP...................12
Ranged Damage........+4
Melee Damage.........+0

Mutations
(none)

Alchemist.............14%
Appease...............38%
Argue.................66%
Camping...............23%
Clue..................27%
Command...............34%
Command Energy........27%
Command Matter........23%
Conjure...............01%
Consume Alien Food....03%
Crowd Manipulate......11%
Enrich................20%
Ensorcel..............57%
EXP Bonus.............12%
Fake..................17%
Great Feat............16%
Guard.................69%
Happenstance..........23%
Illicit...............01%
Invisibility..........52%
Labor.................92%
Lesser Feat...........74%
Logic.................91%
Machine Friend........40%
Magical Attack........16%
Melee Attack..........55%
Mistaken Identity.....14%
Monster Friend........16%
Murder................15%
Psi Resist............58%
Psychic Implant.......14%
Ranged Attack.........73%
Read Minds............15%
Restore Courage.......16%
Saving Throw..........37%
Scholarship...........73%
Seduce................08%
See Future............05%
Sneak.................51%
Sneak Attack..........62%
Steal.................35%
Survival..............40%
Unpleasant Order......70%


GC: 700


Equipment:

.45 automatic pistol, w/addl ammo 365 + 3.65 + 3.65 = 372.3
Theskian Dagger, 2.............................6 + 6 = 12
Bulletproof vest....................................... 60

Canteen................................................ 9
Lockpicking tools......................................223
5 days rations......................................... 5
Utility belt with pouches.............................. 5
60' of good rope....................................... 10

Leaves: 3.7 GC



This is for an online EC game that's going to happen over at the RPG site. Here's the link to the sign-up thread over there, if for no other reason that I don't forget it:

http://www.therpgsite.com/showthread.php?t=11458

5 comments:

Sham aka Dave said...

EC is one of those games I'd love to play at some point in the future. I read this yesterday, but I see now you've added a sketch of your character to the post. I love it! S. John Ross gets it. I've never seen anything in regard to Risus, but I keep hearing good things.

Rondo said...

Buck looks forward to many adventures with Zarko! Chin up always, comrade!

Andrew said...

Where did you get the price for additional ammo? I looked and couldn't find it on the list.

Will Douglas said...

Andrew said: Where did you get the price for additional ammo? I looked and couldn't find it on the list.

It's not on the list.

It's on p. 23, third paragraph.

Max said...

Will, haven't heard from you over at the PbP thread recently. Can't blame you, since we haven't heard from the JM either!

In case you missed it over there, I staged a coup this morning and will be stepping in as JM. Drop in and say boo at the recruitment thread if you're still in, and look for a new thread tonight with some preliminaries.

Hope to see you there!