Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dog Breeds

My players requested an animal trainer profession. One thing led to another, and I wound up making a table for dog breeds available in the marketplace. I'm planning on using James Young's mechanics for animal training (link) with a couple tweaks, since they seem super cool and please my programmer heart. Fair warning, I haven't playtested this yet so my approach could be way off base, but I wanted to post before I wandered off and forgot. Also, I am no expert on dogs, so my apologies if any of the below info is off.

Dog base instincts:
Obey 1
Chase 2
Protect/bark 2
Survive 3
Play 2

Personality: +1 random instinct

Dog breed: roll 3d6 for more typical adventurer pups, or d20 for any. Whatever entry you roll, the adjacent two are also available for purchase here. x is the quality rating. Gets +x to the instinct listed for that breed (including non-standard instincts). For reference, in my system 5-6 is the starting grit and move for humans. Max trained move is 9, max trained grit is like 15 I think.



3d6 or d20 type description instinct grit move cost (sp)
1 toy little lapdog Protect 2 5 6 + 6x
2 turnspit small dog that runs treadmills for roasting spits Run 2 5 2 + 2x
3 pointer points at concealed prey Chase 4 14 3 + 3x
4 terrier goes into dens to hunt small game Chase 3 8 2 + 2x
5 feist hunts small game via chasing Chase 3 12 + 2x 2 + 2x
6 spaniel flushes concealed game Chase 3 10 3 + 3x
7 herding herd by nipping at heels or heading off Herd 5 14 3 + 3x
8 – 9 retriever retrieves downed game Fetch 5 12 3 + 3x
10 – 11 mutt
Random 1d4+2 1d8+6 2 + 2x
12 – 13 watchdog barks at intruders, avoids engagement Protect 5 14 3 + 3x
14 guard dog barks at intruders before engaging Protect 6 14 6 + 6x
15 lurcher cunning sighthound crosses favored by poachers Chase 4 12 + 2x 3 + 3x
16 sighthound use visual acuity and speed for hunting Chase 4 12 + 3x 6 + 6x
17 scenthound hunts by endurance and keen sense of smell, bays Chase 3 12 6 + 6x
18 war fearless, huge, fierce Chase 5+x 12 6 + 6x
19 draft used to pull small carts or sleds, calm Pull 4+x 10 3 + 3x
20 messenger good at running a course without distraction Run 3 10 + 2x 3 + 3x



d10 quality
1 – 4 1
5 – 7 2
8 – 9 3
104

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