Inspired by Lyanna Mormont on the later episodes of Season 6, Game of Thrones, I thought I’d do a quick and easy Situation Mining post. Naturally, you don’t have to make this set in Westeros if that squicks you out. It is easy enough to file off the serial numbers.
I like the idea of a young, 2 lifepath character, learning how to lead and getting counsel from a few 4 and 5 LP characters.
Lady Mormont (Lady Mormont Character Sheet)
Write a belief about what kind of great Lady you’d like to grow up to become.
Write a belief about something you’d like to learn.
Write a belief about something childish, something you keep even though you must lead House Mormont.
Notes: You have so much to learn and will do so quickly. Read over the rules on learning new skills and improving stats and skills on pages 40 to 52 in the BWG.
Man-at-arms (Manatarms Character Sheet)
Write a belief about changing yourself from a soldier to a leader of Mormont’s armed forces.
Write a belief about teaching Lady Mormont about war, battle or combat.
Write a belief about getting something you need to conduct war (warhorse or maybe better armor).
Notes: You are a decent warrior but not a good leader and you know it. House Mormont has lost so much following the King in the North and you are all that’s left to lead the Bear Guard. Learn the Command Skill, improve your Strategy and Tactics. Offer to help others in war when you can. Become the general House Mormont needs.
Maester (Maester Character Sheet)
Write a belief about teaching Lady Mormont a skill.
Write a belief about what kind of great leader you’d like to see Lady Mormont become.
Write a belief about creating a treaty or a betrothal to a great northern house to ensure House Mormont’s security.
Notes: Offering helping dice, use your reputations and affiliations to make amazing circles rolls. Send out ravens and teach Lady Mormont. Read over the Instruction rules on pages 50 and 51 of the BWG. Keep track of how much time goes by and make those Instruction tests.
You are the power-house of this group and if House Mormont is to survive, they need you. You don’t have a weapon, nor a weapon skill. Be careful out there. The night is dark and full of terrors…and winter is coming and so on…
I knew you’d go gaga over her.
Yup, you know me.
I’d want to play Hodor
I have no idea how I’d GM Hodor as a player character. It would perplex me.
It sure would be fun as a player! Hodor!
I’m asking you this earnestly. Would it be fun? What would you do as a player in a session?
I would need a partner player, such as a person playing a Bran-like PC. But I would play him exactly as in the show. I would defend my little lord, carry him where he needs, and be his strong body and arms when he needs me. I think with some creative players and GM, it could be quite fun. The GM would need to create situations where I would carry my little lord, and for things for us to do, and for trouble to find us. Of course I’d get to yell Hodor! ever so often at the table, which could be great fun for me.
How long would yelling Hodor be fun?
I don’t get it!
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