What If Character Creation Was The Whole Game

Whether its pen and paper, an MMO, or random video game many of us spend quite a bit of time creating a character the first time.   Granted once we are familiar with the game we breeze through it many times, but not the first time.  The first time it is special.  

The pen and paper game Traveller was infamous for its character creation.   You could go through a whole career or die at the roll of the dice.   This is even before you actually started playing the game.   What if the game ended there though?  This is the idea behind Character Creation Is The Whole Game.  

I don’t know if the creator Rob Beschizza is even aware of Traveller, but he uses a similar mindset in his game.    The first thing you do is configure how the character looks including their best toy.  Clicking the best toy multiple times gives you different options to scroll through.   As you can in see in the picture up top, I went with a guitar and a man bun.  By the way, I managed to get the guitar by clicking the blue orb.

On the next screen you can place your stats however you want.  One thing to note, once you run out of stat points, the game is over.   You get a paragraph or so about how you live out the rest of your life.   That’s the beginning, middle, and end.   

I highly suggest you try it out if you ever one to meticulously ever crafted a character in any game.  What will your character look like?  What is their dreams and aspirations?  What is their favorite toy?  

Check it out here

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  1. The Golden Afternoon
    You’ve retired at 212 years old, with 3432 gold, 21294 experience points and the position of Illusionist. You found the remains of your childhood hamster, corroded mold, ruined stools, mundane eggcups, plain-looking stools, plain-looking spoons, ruined rugs, decayed pins, mundane eggcups, skull of wonders, cloak of the lion, quiver of the frog, quiver of bolt of the prismatic butterfly, lance of the rabbit, halberd of marvels, bomb of the troll, scythe of the mermaid, spear of the dryad, of the troll, wand of the parasite, tome of the horse, knife of the donkey, dagger of the prismatic centaur, fierce of the salmon, shifting volume of the worm, longspear of mending, longbow of the keeper, engraved slab of the dryad, magic battleaxe of the shark, battleaxe of translocation, medallion of the panther, cleaver of the stoat, scimitar of the parasite, shuriken of providence, battleaxe of protection, leather armor of the jellyfish, rough scepter of the turtle, grenade of the sea monster, shortsword of the zebra, greataxe of the jellyfish, gnarled sickle of the troll, longspear of glory, sap of the peacock, helmet of the starfish, belt of mending, hide armor of teleportation, tome of the parrot, medallion of the medusa, guisarme of teleportation, throwing axe of the servant, throwing axe of draining, helm of the crow, guisarme of the wyrm, quiver of darkness, scepter of the zombie, flail of the sharp vole, volume of the trilobite, focus of talent, nunchaku of the hallowed ant, atlas of night, encyclopedia of the rancher, scimitar of the salmon, gigantic greataxe of the turtle, amulet of the crab, battleaxe of fortune, quarterstaff of the elk, coral of the medusa, staff of the mermaid, variscite of the invoker, javelin of the undertaker, pendant of the occultist, helmet of the sentient dinosaur, leather armor of the toad, sai of deceit, crown of the medusa, siangham of the seeing alien, greatclub of stamina, battleaxe of the troll, crossbow of the jester, mace of luck, scale mail armor of the ferocious raptor, reflecting bastard sword of the butterfly, crossbow of charisma, compendium of talent, ring of the giraffe, engraved slab of the barbarian, axe of the changing vampire, belt of the dog, mace of the deer, glaive of curse, garb of diplomacy, helmet of the skeleton, rapier of blessing, extraordinary medallion of the goblin, shortsword of the crab, tome of translocation, battleaxe of war, cloak of the gerbil, atlas of the shark, book of wonders, leather armor of the wyvern, sap of day, staff of the bird, zoisite of the godly deer, colossal scepter of the lizard, labradorite of the lion, sai of the starfallen lemur, quiver of the shark, sai of bloodshed, pyrite of the guardian, puzzling fossil of the elf, codex of the lemur, half-plate armor of the explorer, cleaver of the basilisk, scythe of the mammoth, guisarme of the lemur, sai of draining, greatsword of the basilisk, alexandrite of the chameleon, quiver of bolt of the gnome, whip of the mage, shortspear of fog, shivering codex of the elf, club of the nightingale, longbow of the clear dinosaur, cleaver of draining, rune of the minotaur, volume of the gerbil, bolas of the salmon, compendium of the earthen frog, boots of the dreaming elk, hammer of the shocking parrot, book of the donkey, whip of gravity, composite longbow of the magician, volume of the occultist, scroll of glory, ancient quiver of arrows of the lizard, repeating crossbow of the chicken, lance of the chicken, hessonite of the worm, falchion of the ranger, jet of the trilobite, mace of the parasite, helmet of the manticore, humming rapier of the snake, hat of the centurion, compendium of the dinosaur, sai of the elk, sai of the fox, quiver of dart of glyphs, throwing axe of the elephant, garb of the gigantic fox, leather armor of the trilobite, quiver of dart of deceit, pure spear of the basilisk, crown of the puzzling fox, crown of the tiger, mace of the singer, club of the falcon, diamond of protection, ring of the paladin, sap of the capybara, shivering helm of the elf, hide armor of the fish, cape of the oarfish, scimitar of the tiger, divining compendium of the shark, sai of the elephant, atlas of queens, cleaver of the falcon, crown of the donkey, scythe of the fox, bastard sword of velocity, quiver of arrows of the crab, of flight, wand of the ant, club of the starfallen mermaid, handaxe of the godly crab, greatclub of the scribe, whip of the demonic mole, codex of darkness, crossbow of the astral elephant, sunstone of the ferocious tiger, falchion of the mammoth, mace of the elk, robe of the stoat, tome of the coelacanth, shocking full plate armor of the crab, cape of the vole, vanishing heavy shield of the manticore, greataxe of the capybara, tarnished scroll of the stoat, longspear of the trilobite, lance of the falcon, engraved slab of the confusing manticore,

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