Birthing your Dude

BIRTH
The most important thing a player must know about his character is his initial Social Level. This depends on the Parents to whom he is born, the wealth, and their titles, if any.These Birth tables provide all the family background necessary to play the game. If a player rolls a 5 or a 6 on this table, also roll on the table called ‘Title of Father’. then continue.
Start with a 1d6 dice roll and see what Class you are born onto.

DICE ROLL CLASS OF CHARACTER
1 Commoner
2 Commoner
3 Gentleman
4 Gentleman
5 Nobleman
6 Nobleman

Title of Father Roll a 1d6 if you were of Nobleman birth.

DICE ROLL TITLE
1 Knight
2 Baron
3 Marquis
4 Earl
5 Viscount
6 Count

Next is your Sibling Ranking
Roll another 1d6 and see what Order you were born in.

DICE ROLL BIRTH ORDER OF CHARACTER
1 First Son #
2 Second Son
3 Second Son
4 Second Son
5 Bastard *
6 Bastard *

# Increase initial funds and Allowance by 10%. Also roll another 1d6; on a roll of 1, you are an orphan. You do not receive an Allowance, but do receive the Inheritance and your Fathers title, if any.
* Decrease initial Funds and Allowance by 10%.

Next is your Fathers Position. Being we are in a Patriarchy, roll on the tables below that correspond to your first roll of Class.

COMMONER POSITION INITIAL ALLOWANCE INHERITANCE
1 Peasant 10 0 0
2 Peasant 10 0 0
3 Small Merchant 25 5 100
4 Merchant 150 20 750
5 Wealthy Merchant 250 50 1500
6 Very Wealthy Merchant 500 100 4000
GENTLEMAN POSITION INITIAL ALLOWANCE INHERITANCE
1 Impoverished 40 0 100
2 Impoverished 40 0 100
3 Well To Do 250 50 1500
4 Well To Do 250 50 1500
5 Wealthy 500 100 4000
6 Very Wealthy 750 125 5000
NOBLEMAN POSITION INITIAL ALLOWANCE INHERITANCE
1 Impoverished 40 0 1000
2 Impoverished 40 0 1000
3 Well To Do 250 50 1500
4 Wealthy 500 100 4000
5 Very Wealthy 750 125 5000
6 Very Wealthy 750 125 5000

dude.png Eventually all this dice rolling leads to this table. This is your characters starting Social Level (or for now on abbreviated S.L. in some areas) If you were the First son, add 1 to initial Social Level. If you were a Bastard, subtract 1 from initial Social Level. The Social Level grants you special rights and privileges in 16th century France and it can raise and lower depending on your actions in between game sessions.

SON OF A… SOCIAL LEVEL
Peasant 2
Merchant 3
Gentleman 4
Very Wealthy Gentleman 5
Knight 6
Baron 7
Marquis 8
Earl 9
Viscount 10
Count 11

Next we head on over to the Time Sequence

Birthing your Dude

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