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Conversations with the Husband

[Very late last night as we settled down to sleep.]

Me: Honey?

Him: Yeah?

I'm a GURPS character*. I just really realized what that means.

Yeah?

Yeah. And, outside of the main cast of Casey & Andy**… I don't know anyone else who is a GURPS character. I even have a pocket dimension… uh…. white board.

It's pretty cool.

Yeah. I guess. I should send you the PDF and have you print it at work. Then you can say, "Look! That's my wife. She's got GURPS stats.

Mm-hmm.

[Long silence]

I've never played GURPS. I've heard character creation is hard.

It can be a beast.

I wonder if I'm a cool character based on my stats***. I really have no idea.

Me neither, honey.





*"Casey & Andy is a GURPS supplement put out by Steve Jackson Games.

**"I" was a sidekick character for this science based webcomic. In real life, I did live with Casey once. They did talk about ninjas and they did often build stuff in the livingroom or garage.

*** I looked "me" up again. I am a 200 point character. I have no idea if that is good or not.

Comments

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mactavish
Nov. 24th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
science-based webcomic? science? :)
hansandersen
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Not science? per se;

Rather: SCIENCE!

There's an important difference.
lightning_rose
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)

Mad science is still science!

gaaneden
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Exactly!
amnesiack
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Was it a supplement for third edition? I have no idea what's good or normal in 4th edition, but in third, it breaks down something like this (off the top of my head):

Normal people: 0-10 points
"Good" normal people: 25 points
Exceptional people: 50 points
"Normal" Heroes: 100 points (this is the base recommended starting points for characters in most non-superpowered games).
Beginning Gritty Superheroes or "Normal" Heroes at the end of their adventuring lives: 250 points
Beginning 4-Color Superheroes: 500 points

So, yeah, 200 is pretty good.
gaaneden
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Well that's cool!
macklinr
Nov. 24th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
150 is "normal heroic" in 4/e, so 200 is still decent there.
spross
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
I thought it was rather neat that like your character, you got your dream guy in the end too.
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gaaneden
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
I have the power of the boobs. You don't.
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gaaneden
Nov. 24th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Because it WORKS.

But you are still dictator of Japan.
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fullcontactmuse
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
As a point of reference. 25 points = Average person. 100 point = Heroric (i.e. your typical adventurer).

I'd have to go look at the stats to tell you.

Character Creation isn't hard, just a lot of options and almost limitless combinations. Assuming your GM buys off on your choices.

Sadly, looking at the preview, your character stats aren't for another 12 pages or so. Though you were in the art on page 6. :)
gaaneden
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
Do you want to look at my stats?
fullcontactmuse
Nov. 24th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, please. :)
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gaaneden
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
Has my coolness factor gone up? :)
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gaaneden
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
SWEET!
kshandra
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
You TOTALLY need to put this in your Toastmaster bio. :D
gaaneden
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
"Sidekick character and GURPS character for the webcomic Casey & Andy"?
kshandra
Nov. 24th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
Even just "200-point GURPS character" (which is damned impressive; IIRC, basic humans are 50pts) would be good for a giggle, though C&A sidekick is certainly relevant, given that the convention and the strip are/were both based in the Bay Area.
lightning_rose
Nov. 24th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)

Sidekick, or victim? :)

gaaneden
Nov. 24th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
It was victim at first but... by the end... she was a sidekick character.
shanex
Nov. 25th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
According to Eric Burns and other noted webcomic reviewers, Jenn was arguably the main character of the strip.
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macklinr
Nov. 24th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
My nerdness compels me to correct: it's Steve Jackson Games.

I probably wouldn't normally be compelled, except that I used to do stuff for them (albeit in a volunteer capacity).
gaaneden
Nov. 25th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
*ninja edit*

I don't know what you're talking about.
digitaleopard
Nov. 25th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
For a non-supers character, 200 pts. is high. Very insanely high. My GURPS-based Battletech character was 170 points, and he had combat reflexes, 2nd level eidetic memory, and other fun stuff.

Of course, 'Has Quantum Cop wound around her little finger' is probably a 20-pt. perk.
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