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Character Mechanisms

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All-in-One Character book

A basic NPC AI called the Basic Action Engine, which uses several of the tools, is included.

This character mechanism book has tools to help create PC and NPC characters, character behavior, dialogue topics, voice qualities, character motivation, character sensory data, emotions, body language, human physical descriptions, character knowledge, careers, subconscious dreams & interpretation, and circles of relationships. The basic NPC AI is included focusing on personality archetype, moods, emotions, body language, motivation, dialogue engine, behavior engine, and relationship circles (the next volume, CM2 has character thinking, relationships, and reaction (emotion) engines).

The tools may be used separately, together, or selective.

This meant to aid or take the place of a Gamemaster (GM) for creating dialogue and behavior. Dialogue and behavior may vary by culture or region of the world.

Also includes a character mechanisms profile sheet printable PDF, xlsx, and ods format.

The current length is about 58 pages of charts, tables, and 2 engines.

This initial version focuses on digital-user features rather than printing-out-user. For example, it doesn’t have page numbers on the sheets for the moment. It does have a side bookmark for quick section navigation and hypertext table of contents.

This book either suggest, or refer to tables (a few which are not included in this text) for character ideas, design, and actions. Its generic enough for any game or story genre characters. 

58 pages: It's first page is the cover image shown on the thumbnail. Then two front matter pages for title page and copyright. The fourth page is a table of contents. And then two pages of overview. And then the sections begin. Some of the sections have clip-art images and a section title page.

The fifteen products included in this book are as followed:

  1. Relationship Generator
  2. Character Behavior Engine
  3. Dialogue Engine
  4. Motivation Generator
  5. Mood-Emotion Generator
  6. Body Language Generator
  7. Character Generator
  8. Fact Generator - with an additional page full chart
  9. Modifier Generator
  10. Human Generator
  11. Character Communicator
  12. Knowledge Generator
  13. Career Generator
  14. Dream Generator
  15. Sound Generator
  16. also includes a combined engine

Multi-Core Series & Bundles

Multi-Core Series
Core Sets
[Bundles]
RPG Tools: Story & Character [BUNDLE] Solo RPG Tools: Story & Character 4-Pack [BUNDLE] Mechanism Series:Character, Story, and Setting - 4 pack [BUNDLE] Solo Tools: Character, Story, and Setting [BUNDLE] Solo Tools: Character, Setting, Story, Words, & Combat [BUNDLE]

Buy the 8-core set (with Essential Tools, character, setting, story, dialogue, and combat tools) Solo-Tools-Character-Setting-Story-Words--Combat-BUNDLE

Buy the 5-core set (with the Essential SoRoPlay Gamtools = Beginner book) in the Solo Tools: Character, Story, and Setting [BUNDLE]

Buy the 4-core set only (Character 1 & 2, Story, and Setting) in the Mechanism Series:Character, Story, and Environmental Setting - 4 pack [BUNDLE]

Buy the 4-core set only (Essential, Character 1 & 2, and Story) in the Solo RPG Tools: Story and Character 4-pack [BUNDLE]

Buy the 3-core set only (Character 1 & 2 and Story) in the Character and Story Tools [BUNDLE]

Title, Cover, & link Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Character Mechanisms Character Mechanisms II Story Mechanisms

Environmental Mechanisms

Remnant RPG Tools, All-in-One
Description Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Character creation, dialogue
& behavior
Character attributes, traits
thinking, relations, & reactions
Story plot, theme, mood, foe,
and twist. Flash (fiction) RPG
Setting tools for outdoor, indoor,
& animals
Descriptive violent and blood combat system; skills; otherworld beings
The Mechanisms volume books includes the following and even * titles
  1. ABS Solo Game Engine
        2. Character Generator
        3.  Motivation Generator
        4. Relationship, Mood, Emotion, & Encounter Gen
        5.  Essential Gamestory Adventures
        6. Essential Adventure Seed Engine
        7.Conflict (Plot) Generator
        8. Fact Generator
        9. Item Description Generator
        10. Indoor and Outdoor Gen
  1. Relationship Generator
  2. Character Behavior Engine
  3. Dialogue Engine
  4. Motivation Generator
  5. Mood-Emotion Generator
  6. Body Language Generator
  7. Character Generator
  8. Fact Generator - with an additional page full chart
  9. Modifier Generator
  10. Human Generator
  11. Character Communicator
  12. Knowledge Generator
  13. Career Generator
  14. Dream Generator
  15. Sound Generator
  16. also includes a combined engine
  1. New Mechanism Master Screen (GM screen)
  2. Character Reaction Engine
  3. Emotional Reaction Generator
  4. Character Thinking Engine
  5. Thinking Generator
  6. Character Flaws
  7. Character Relationship Engine
  8. Social & Emotional Trait Generator
  9. Physical Trait Generator
  1. Three Conflict Chain RPG
  2. Deep Dive Engine
  3. Scene Action Generator
  4. Transition Generator
  5. Solo Game Engine
  6. Flash RPG
  7. Plot Generator
  8. Twist Generator
  9. Theme Generator
  10. Foe Generator
  11. Motivation Generator
  12. Mood-Emotion Generator
  13. Modifier Generator
  1. Fact Generator 1e
  2. Minimalist Fantasy Worlds
  3. Color Generator & Wheel
  4. Sound Generator
  5. Minimalist Descriptive Coniferous Forest
  6. Minimalist Descriptive Deciduous Forest
  7. Minimalist Descriptive Rainforest
  8. Minimalist Descriptive Grassland & Shrubland
  9. Minimalist Descriptive Mountains
  10. Minimalist Descriptive Cave
  11. Minimalist Descriptive Wetlands
  12. Minimalist Descriptive Desert
  13. Minimalist Descriptive Tundra
  14. Minimalist Force of Nature: Ground
  15. Minimalist Force of Nature: Air & Heat
  16. Wing Generator
  17. *Description Generator 1e, via Setting All-in-One
  18. *Outdoor Setting Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  19. *Indoor Setting Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  20. *Animal Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  1. 1d12 Descriptive Combat System (based on the Complete Minimalist Descriptive Combat)
  2. Slicing Critical
  3. Crushing Critical
  4. Piercing Critical
  5. Minimalist Descriptive Skills
  6. Minimalist Elemental Effects
  7. Minimalist: Fear, Disgust, & Madness
  8. Minimalist: Ghosts, Angels, & Demons

Precursors, Mergings, and Assembler bundle
The Assembler bundle contains the individual tools, mergings, and precursors separately and the plus Mechanisms book for a little bit more. A merging combines tools to be used in a assembler bundle.
A precursor is a group of basic separate tools found in one
or more mechanism books.

Buying a Mechanism book and ignore the other types of bundles includes all the tools listed numerically on a Mechanism book product page.

Precursor: Solo RPG Tools bundle or Precursor: Basic Solo RPG Gaming & Writing Tools bundle

Precursor formerly: portions of NPC (AI) Behavior, Dialogue, & Reactions
bundle

Precursor: Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Parts, or Precursor: Basic Solo RPG Gaming & Writing Tools bundle

Precursor: Basic Solo RPG Gaming & Writing Tools bundle

Precursor merging: Setting All-in-One bundle
Which were used in the main assembler bundle:
Environmental Setting Tools bundle

Story Mechanisms

Story Mechanisms

This story mechanism book has tools to help create story plots, twists, theme, mood, motive, foe, story seed, scene action, transition scenes, narrative, and work with the main conflicts.

Character Mechanisms

Character Mechanisms

This character mechanism book has tools to help create characters, character behavior, dialogue topics, voice qualities, character motivation, character sensory data, emotions, body language, human physical descriptions, character knowledge, careers, subconscious dreams & interpretation, and circles of relationships.

Character Mechanisms II

Character Mechanisms II

This character mechanism II book has tools to help create descriptive character traits, flaws, thoughts, reactions, and relationships. Includes a section called Mechanisms Master Screen - 6 page GM Screen covering important action & reaction scene tool information from both Character Mechanisms books and helping to connect the tools to the Story Mechanisms at a scene level.

Environmental Mechanisms

Environmental Mechanisms

This environmental mechanism book has tools to help create brief descriptive mostly outdoor setting, weather, terrain, natural disasters, Earth-like animals, and even fantasy worlds. The focus of the tools are to create description in brief-but-unique sentence descriptions made with keywords. Each of the tools focuses on using specific biome, terrain, type of environmental event, sensory experience, or life type keywords or details.

Remnant RPG Tools, All-in-One

Remnant RPG Tools, All-in-One

This remnant RPG tools book has tools to help have more descriptive violent combat. One strike kills and limb severence are possible with this tool. Because of this, this book is for more mature gamers at least teen age, because of the violence or gore. This also brings together a revised and slightly expanded combat system from the minimalist system, three descriptive combat critical tables, minimalist skills, minimalist elemental effects, minimalist: fear, disgust, & madness, and minimalist: ghosts, angels, & demons.


Essential SoRoPlay GamTools

Essential SoRoPlay GamTools is a collection of tools, refered to as functions, that help you to play a solo game using polyhedral dice. It works by generating either answers to questions, step-by-step, or keyword prompts for interpretation.

It also includes an adventure seed engine is included in this verison as a companion tool to be used with this book to create random story conflict, foe, theme, motivation, and twists.

This book replaces and adds several of the minimalist tools with 1e tools to make a more powerful system with six of the more popular essential tools. ABS Solo Game Engine, ABS Fact Generator, Motivation Generator, Description Generator, Plot Generator, and Character Generator all in a newer simplified d12 and d100 grayscale style for the 144 result generators.


 
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Keith D August 29, 2020 11:47 am UTC
I'm interested in this but would be very disapointed if it were just a few simple roll a random result tables or something similar. What character stats does it use?, how deep are the results?, could you give examples of what it produces?. I'm interested in something that works for non combat situations
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ken W August 31, 2020 5:32 am UTC
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The tools labelled generators are random 144 result tables. The two engines in this book use personality archetypes found in the character generator, rather than stats. Which tool are you interested in so i can give you an more specific answer since there are 16 tools in the volume, listed in the product description?

The bundle https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/253115/Character-Tools-bundle--BUNDLE shows all the separate tools found in this first Character Mechanisms volume. (BTW, there are two character volumes). All of the tools except #16 in this volume product description may be purchased separately rather than in together in the volume.
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Keith D August 31, 2020 7:07 am UTC
I'm interested in character behaviour and dialogue
Customer avatar
Keith D September 02, 2020 6:29 pm UTC
ok sounds interesting but I'll pass if you've nothing more to say
Customer avatar
ken W September 03, 2020 6:27 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for your interest.

Character Behavior Engine - Characters behave and react to 6 stimulus response situations that cause behavior based on 9 personality types, 3 mindsets, 9 stat archetypes, 9 virtues, and 9 vices. It uses the Character Generator primarily.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product_info.php?products_id=253035&

Dialogue Engine - The dialogue engine helps create dialogue topics, based on 3 moods and 9 personality types. The tool focuses on the 9 personality types and triggering which mood to use to roll for the topic. One "friendly" mood result is "Speak about a motive. Seek advice" which refers to the Motivation Generator to roll for a motivation topic.
The mood-topic roll refers to the Character Generator, Fact Generator, Motivation Generator, and Plot Generator for topic keywords.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/249512/FRPG6-Dialogue-Engine

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