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[Hippogryph] How to Create Characters

How to Create Characters The following is an abridged excerpt from the Hippogryph Codex on how to create characters. There are multiple steps to creating a Hippogryph System character. The process is the same for player characters and supporting characters. It’s suggested that you read this whole chapter first, then refer back to individual sections as needed. Character Creation Summary Pick Elements (choose 5) Assign Ratings to Attributes (9 points) Select Skills and Assign Ratings…

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The Eagle and The Horse

The Eagle and The Horse Let’s get this out of the way up front: this system is highly derivative and breaks little new ground in tabletop roleplaying design. That’s intentional. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. The Hippogryph System had to feel familiar and comfortable. The way it operates had to be simple and intuitive. There had to be a solid foundation that gave us common ground for discussion, yet still leave room for…

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Tabletop Roleplaying as Creative Outlet

Tabletop Roleplaying as Creative Outlet Most dedicated roleplayers create characters and build worlds. Even when we know, with near-absolute certainty, that we’re never going to use them. We do this because it’s fun. It is an act of creative expression on par with constructing Lego sets. Building model kits. Taking crayons to coloring books. It isn’t too far removed from keeping a bullet journal not just to organize information, but for the satisfaction derived from…

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Coming Up Next: The Hippogryph Codex

Coming Up Next: The Hippogryph Codex A hippogryph the poster child for two things that, by all logic, should not go together. Yet somehow, they merge into a new entity that not only works, but elevates both components. It’s a strange hybrid creature, combining elements of a giant eagle with a horse. Various cultures over time have used the hippogryph as a symbol for everything from the perplexing nature of religious belief to the immeasurable…

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Problems the Hippogryph Codex is Solving For

Why create a new tabletop roleplaying system when there are so many others already on the market? It’s a good question. I have specific design goals, and reasons for crafting things the way I did. There are a number of problems the Hippogryph Codex is solving for. Today I’d like to share a few of them, to help answer that question of why I bothered. Comfort and Familiarity The reason I built the system around…

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