Bloodlines

There are three Kinds of people in the World.

Commoners: Most of the world is filled with commoners, the live around fifty years have a 4/3/2 attribute spread, and a few ability points.
In a multi-generation series: “Commoners” are basically space fillers on a family tree, they don’t do anything important, they marry beneath them… etc.

Heroic- The Heroes of the day, barring a heroic death they live around 70-100 years and don’t take aging penalties until the last decade.
In a multi-generation series: “Heroic” family members were successful in life, Knights, writers, poets… they probably held middling influence in their sphere and they usually marry into important houses. They hold military positions, or government posts, etc.

Epic: Living legends, filled with the ancient magic and bloodlines of the old world, Epic men and women can live around 250 years, they hit middle age around 150, and don’t really take penalties until they hit the last decade or so of their lives.
In a multi-generation series: Epic characters are awesome, they hold high offices, join prestigious organizations, win tournaments, become the centerpieces of songs, marry into the highest families and secure important alliances.

Breeding Increases the odds your children will be epic or even heroic instead of, gasp, shudder, common.

Standard Rules- 0 ranks in Bloodline. Roll a D10 for each child.
An Epic character has a child with someone of poor stock: The child will be Epic on a roll of 8-10, and common on any other roll.

An Epic Character has a child with a heroic character: Child is Epic on a roll of 7-10, any other roll is common.

An Epic Character has a child with another Epic Character: child is epic on a roll of 6-10, any other roll is common.

Bloodline
1- Adds +1 to the odds your child will be heroic
2- Adds +2 to the odds your child will be heroic
3- Adds +3 to the odds your child will be heroic
4- Adds +1 to the odds your child will be Epic, +3 to the odds your child will be heroic
5- Adds +2 to the odds your child will be Epic, +3 to the odds your child will be heroic

For Example- A char with Bloodline 1
Epic character has a child with someone of poor stock: The child will be Epic on a roll of 8-10, heroic on a 7, and common on any other roll.

An Epic Character has a child with a heroic character: Child is Epic on a roll of 7-10, heroic on a 6, any other roll is common.

An Epic Character has a child with another Epic Character: child is epic on a roll of 6-10, heroic on a 5, any other roll is common.

For Example- A char with Bloodline 5
Epic character has a child with someone of poor stock: The child will be Epic on a roll of 6-10, heroic on a 3-5, and common on any other roll.

An Epic Character has a child with a heroic character: Child is Epic on a roll of 5-10, heroic on a 2-4, and common on a 1.

An Epic Character has a child with another Epic Character: child is epic on a roll of 4-10, heroic on a 2-3, and common on a 1.

Note 1) Children are always epic on a 10, and common on a 1.
Note 2) Bloodline uses the better parents… so marry well!

Bloodlines

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