I want to use JDales NPC generator to create all the NPCs for this adventure. If you have not seen this already it gives output like this.
The nice thing is that it will do down to 0th level.
The above NPC will just be one of the pirates on the ship. If the characters are 1st or 2nd level then 0th and 1st level pirates should be a fair challenge.
I would like to include a variety of NPCs, such as a scholar as the ship’s quartermaster, thieves as basic pirates, and laborers as deck hands.
Then add in a couple of named NPCs as the captain and first mate.
However the players decide to approach this, the GM should be able to pick out some suitable NPC stats.
I have one really minor sticking point. If you look at the example above, that 1st level laborer is a child of 11. This is because Core Law ties level to age. What I want is low level threats, not a kindergarten pop-up pirate ship.
The solution is simple, I just write my own descriptions. The players should never know the villains level or stats.
What I want is a fun and interesting first experience of Rolemaster. I also want the player characters to win. It would be a really crappy session if you died before you have even finished creating your character. This is Rolemaster not Traveler!
Subscribe to our newsletter!