Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Einherjar Candidate: Johnny Appleseed

Name: Johnny Appleseed

    * Scholasticism 2 (In 1792, 18-year-old Chapman went west, taking 11-year-old half-brother Nathaniel with him. Their destination was the headwaters of the Susquehanna. There are stories of him practicing his nurseryman craft in the Wilkes-Barre area and of picking seeds from the pomace at Potomac cider mills in the late 1790s.)
  * Combat -4 (It has been suggested that Johnny may have had Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. One of the primary characteristics of Marfan Syndrome is extra-long and slim limbs. All sources seem to agree that Johnny Appleseed was slim, but while other accounts suggest that he was tall, Harper’s describes him as “small and wiry.”)
  * Charisma 5 (He became an American legend while still alive, largely because of his kind and generous ways, his great leadership in conservation, and also because of the symbolic importance of apples.)
  * Mysticism 4 (He was also a missionary for the Church of the New Jerusalem, which is based on the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg.)

  * Male
  * Sane
  * Honorable

If powers are used, and this would work: Any time when a skirmish takes place and Johnny is not the lowest ranked Einherjar for the chosen skirmish statistic, a FRUIT roll shall be made in the GDNT. If the result is Apple, then skirmish stat for Johnny is raised by 3 for determining that skirmish results only.

This assumes FRUIT will ever output an apple.


Amnistar: he/him

21-11-2007 14:05:58 UTC

what the heck is a fruit roll?

Kevan: he/him

21-11-2007 14:33:30 UTC

The Mobster dynasty saw a “FRUIT” command being added to the GNDT, that worked in the same way as DICE, generating a fruit-machine object instead of a number.


21-11-2007 21:31:30 UTC

Somebody really ought to post a manual of the possible uses of the GNDT.


21-11-2007 21:52:35 UTC

Apple is not a possible outcome of FRUIT. 

Now, special attributes aren’t allowed to authorize an official GNDT roll (the only effect can be to modify statistics), but I think I can get away with “randomly with a 1 in 6 chance” as my “if certain conditions are met”.  I’ll roll a die and we can all pretend that success means apples.