Monday, May 27, 2013

Expanding on 13th Age Backgrounds

This week's See Page XX was a really good one!  In addition to the Age of Camelot setting we also get a superb article on the flexibility of 13th Age backgrounds!  There's honestly not much I have to add to this other than simply linking to it.  The beauty of it is that it can fit virtually any situation, and is going to be campaign and character specific by its very nature.  I especially love how re-writing backgrounds highlights character development (both narratively and mechanically), and how negative temporary backgrounds can be used to inflict longer term conditions than the standard "save ends" or "last until the end of your next turn" stuff that already shows up in combat.  It's also a more elegant "lasting wound" rule than the option suggested in the rules!

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