[WOIN] Looking for an origin which represents a social outcast
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Novice (Lvl 1)



    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    flensburg, germany
    Posts
    48

    [WOIN] Looking for an origin which represents a social outcast

    Hi there,
    as the title says, I am looking for an origin for a social outcast. Some members of the race are treated as outcasts by their own kind because the parents did something wrong. Which attributes, skills and exploit could represent this case?

  2. #2
    Frazzled
    Dracolich (Lvl 29)

    Morrus's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Intrawebs
    Posts
    40,717
    I'd say CHA (because you need to be able to get by without society's help), REP (people gotta hear of you to throw you out!), WIL (used to being traded badly), and END.

  3. #3
    Member
    Cutpurse (Lvl 5)



    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    210
    Pariah [2d6+6 years]
    Your parents were cast out from society for [wrongdoing]. Now, despised for the parentage you had no control over choosing, you are shunned by your fellow [race/species].
    Prerequisite: [Race/Species]

    Attributes: END +1, WIL +1, CHA +1, REP +1
    Skill Choices: ??

    Disreputable Heritage. The Pariah is met with a general sense of distrust despite the fact there's no legitimate reason to feel such. They gain a +1d6 bonus to all CHA checks related to Intimidating their fellow [Race/Species].

  4. #4
    I think most if not all of the standard origins careers could accommodate a social outcast background. I'll use OLD as my example but this could probably also apply to the other genre systems. Like so:

    Acolyte, Page, Wizard's Apprentice: you ran away from home to become a....

    Farmer, Primitive, Slave, Urchin: you/your family was driven out of their rightful place and forced to live as a...

    Noble: your family did something treasonous in the recent past (example: fought on the losing side of a civil war). Maybe your family's political power prevented the king from outright killing you all, or maybe you flipped sides at the end of the war, or maybe he/she issued a general pardon as part of the end of the war, but whatever the reason you aren't dead, the nobles (and commoners) from the 'loyal' faction remember your original treason and treat you like dirt. Another possibility: your family isn't noble by birth. You did something underhanded for the king (or maybe some other country's king) and were rewarded with a title, but everyone from your original community thinks of you as a sellout while the more traditional noble families think of you as a lowlife social climber.

    Then for mechanics, you make this your hook. That way your dice pool explodes any time your outcastiness would give you some sort of edge.
    Last edited by easl; Saturday, 4th August, 2018 at 02:32 PM.

  5. #5
    Member
    Novice (Lvl 1)



    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    flensburg, germany
    Posts
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by M3woods View Post
    [B]
    Disreputable Heritage. The Pariah is met with a general sense of distrust despite the fact there's no legitimate reason to feel such. They gain a +1d6 bonus to all CHA checks related to Intimidating their fellow [Race/Species].
    The outcasts are just victims of a social stigma not monsters.

Similar Threads

  1. What weapon represents humanity?
    By Tayne in forum *Pathfinder & Starfinder
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: Wednesday, 29th February, 2012, 07:57 PM
  2. Replies: 39
    Last Post: Sunday, 10th February, 2008, 08:25 AM
  3. What animal best represents a dire fox?
    By RangerWickett in forum *Pathfinder & Starfinder
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Thursday, 30th August, 2007, 11:12 AM
  4. Cleric: Social Outcast or Village Priest?
    By Remathilis in forum *General Roleplaying Games Discussion
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: Friday, 26th May, 2006, 01:28 AM
  5. What represents parrying in core D&D?
    By Li Shenron in forum *Pathfinder & Starfinder
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: Friday, 16th July, 2004, 04:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •