Okay, so I have been working on my own background table for this New World setting. I know I very well could have used any Failed Career, Background or Race table that is out there, especially with Skerple’s GROG pretty much accomplishing some of the same things, BUT I felt the extreme need to do this and make it my own. So, what I have done here is combined a Race Table and a Background table for my purposes. You’ll note that 5 of the categories are Human, this is because the Old World is primarily human in make up with its more fantastical elements reduced to folkways and the occasional curio. The Other section is for weird creatures that have walked out of the jungles and swamps of the New World. Players might expand some of these as they unlock, discover, and inspire new elements.
Next you roll your individual backgrounds.Old Worlders tend to be various social elites from across the ocean who are now stranded in the New World. Expect them to be stuffy, aristocratic, and completely unfit for life in the Colonies.
Colonists are first generation folks from the Old World who have come to the New. Some came to make a new life for themselves and some were forced here by Old World authorities.
Colony-Born folks are second generation and beyond Colonists who have a little touch of the New World in them. They, for the most part, have figured out how to live in this weird new land.
Natives are folks for whom the New World has long been their only world. They know that the colonists are soft and too caught up in their urban ideologies and laws to ever really adapt to this ever changing place.
Pirates are a motley bunch of Old World and New World individuals who have decided to make the most of their situation by living through the Three P’s: pillaging, plundering, and pirating.
Other covers….weirder things. People who walked out into the New World and came back changed. Things that stepped out of the jungle one day to barter for sea shells. Beings that are almost human, but not quite close enough.
This will probably look terrible on mobile, so you can check out the original spreadsheet here
First, roll to find your Origin.
Finally you would choose from the available classes. Again, as Michael Bacon has inspired me to do, I believe there will be a few base classes then anything else will be unlocked. Fighter, Thief, and Garden Wizard are the current contenders for the base 3 and maybe Royal Aspirant or Root Doctor for the 1 additional more flavorful class.
Edit: After some discussions, I am thinking that there will be a few base classes and 1 flavorful class available per background grouping starting off with more made available through unlocks.