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PC Pearls: A Collection of Character Inspiration
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Year: 2008
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Product Code: GMG4372
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From the back of the book:
Bring your characters alive...

...then keep them that way!

PC Pearls is an indispensable tool for players and GMs seeking to invest their characters with personality, depth, motivations, and drives. Included herein are tables and treatises addressing every facet of a character's history, each designed to spark the imagination and bring your character to life! This inspiration is presented alongside the adventuring wisdom of Lord Bedlam Havok, survivor par excellence, who was once heard to remark:

"I don't have to be faster than the dragon, just faster than you."

PC Pearls: Because no PC should ever be a meat-shield.

Contents:

Table of Contents
Introduction by Greg Oppedisano

Chapter One: Creating Memorable Characters
Character Questionnaire by Liz Courts
What’s In a Name? by Hal Maclean
Fifty Family Units by Russel Brown, Adam Daigle, Tom Ganz,
Stefan Happ, Tim Hitchcock, Phil Larwood, and Willie Walsh
Go, Team Theme, Go! by Louis Agresta, Clinton J. Boomer,
Tom Ganz, Phillip Larwood, James MacKenzie, Greg Oppedisano,
and Craig Shackleton
Colorful Places of Origin by Clinton J. Boomer,
Russell Brown, Elizabeth Courts, Scott Gable, Tom Ganz, Stefan Happ,
Phillip Larwood, Greg Oppedisano, Ted Reed, and David Schwartz
Ties That Bind by Stefan Happ
Backstories by Stefan Happ, Rob Manning, and Adam Daigle
Life Without Letters by Russell Brown
Huh?! 13 Ways to Role-play Illiteracy by Louis Agresta, Clinton J. Boomer, Russell Brown, Tim Hitchcock, and David Schwartz
Fifty Personality Quirks by Elizabeth Courts, Adam Daigle, Scott Gable, Stephen S. Greer, Tim Hitchcock, John E. Ling, Jr., David Schwartz, Craig Shackleton, and Willie Walsh
Faiths for the Faithless by Louis Agresta, Clinton J. Boomer, Ashavan
Doyan, Phillip Larwood, and David Schwartz
Every Character is a Biography by Hal Maclean
Out for Revenge! by Rone Barton, Clinton J. Boomer, Scott Gable,
Tom Ganz, Stefan Happ, Ed Healy, Phillip Larwood, James MacKenzie,
Greg Oppedisano, and Ted Reed

Chapter Two: the early levels
Twenty Questions for the Captured by Stefan Happ,
Tim Hitchcock, and Hal Maclean
Organizations by Archetype: Thieves by Adam Daigle, Stefan Happ, John E. Ling, Jr., Scott Gable, and Rob Manning
Organizations by Archetype: Warriors by John E. Ling, Jr., Stefan Happ, Rob Manning, and Craig Shackleton
Organizations by Archetype: Spell Casters by Stefan Happ, Ed Healy, John E. Ling, Jr., and Greg Oppedisano
I’ll Ask Around… by Clinton Boomer, Scott Gable, Tim Hitchcock, and
James MacKenzie
Never Leave Home Without Them by Hal Maclean
Luxuries in the Wild by Stefan Happ
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep by Stefan Happ, Michael Kortes,
and Craig Shackleton
Twenty Distinct Voices by Louis Agresta, Adam Daigle, Stephen S. Greer, Stefan Happ, Ed Healy, and Rob Manning

Chapter Three: The MIDDLE LEVELS
Lord Bedlam Havok’s Rules of Survival by Louis Agresta, Clinton J. Boomer, and Greg Oppedisano
Ten Unique Mounts by Louis Agresta, Adam Daigle, Phillip Larwood, and Rob Manning
Mommy? by Adam Daigle, Stefan Happ, Craig Shackleton, and Clinton J
Boomer
Seriously… What Do We Do about Humanoid Babies? by Rone Barton, Steve Greer, Stefan Happ, and Liz Courts
Questioning the Gods by Hal Maclean and John E. Ling, Jr
Know Your Role: Multitasking by Hal Maclean
How to Stage a Successful Ambush by Jonathan Drain, Stefan Happ,
Michael Kortes, Hal Maclean, James MacKenzie, and David Schwartz
Paint Me Righteous: Twenty Tattoos to Die For by Clinton Boomer, Elizabeth Courts, Adam Daigle, Stephen S. Greer, Phillip Larwood, Rob
Manning, and Craig Shackleton
When All Else Fails by Hal Maclean

Chapter Four: The Higher Levels
Splinter Religions by Lou Agresta, Clinton J Boomer, Dave Hall, Stefan Happ, and Rob Manning
Because a Little Meta-Gaming Never Hurt Anyone by Lou Agresta, Clinton J. Boomer, and Greg Oppedisano
Off Into the Sunset: Retiring Productively by Rone Barton, Clinton J. Boomer, Elizabeth Courts, Ashavan Doyon, Stefan Happ, and John E. Ling, Jr

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The related Volume 1 is the very differently named GM Gems Volume 1: A Collection of Game Master Inspiration

Credits:
Project Manager: Greg Oppedisano
Project Developers: Rone Barton, Adam Daigle,
and Steve Greer
Writers: Lou Agresta, Rone Barton, Clinton Boomer, Russell Brown, Liz Courts, Adam Daigle, Ashavan Doyon, Jonathan Drain, Scott Gable, Tom Ganz, Stephen Greer, Dave Hall, Stefan Happ, Ed Healy, Tim Hitchcock, Michael Kortes, Phil Larwood, John Ling, Hal Maclean, James MacKenzie, Rob Manning, Greg Oppedisano, Edward Reed, Dave Schwarz,
Craig Shackleton, Willie Walsh
Editor: Aeryn “Blackdirge” Rudel
Art Director and Graphic Designer: jim pinto
Cover Artist: Scott Purdy
Interior Artist: William McAusland
Publisher: Joseph Goodman

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