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    A Lot Can Happen In Sixty Years - Part 4

    Part 1 is here: http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...y-Years-Part-1
    Part 2 is here: http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...y-Years-Part-2
    Part 3 is here: http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...y-Years-Part-3
    Midlife
    This section applies to the next years of your story. The whole thing will be repeated ten times to get ten years’ worth of events.
    A Note if You’re Playing as a Gay Couple:

    Any planned pregnancies rolled can be replaced with adoption or treated as being from surrogacy, IVF, etc. Unplanned children are trickier. If you roll to have an unplanned birth and are playing as a gay couple, refer to the table in part 2.
    Family Plot:
    Roll a d20 twice and add the results together to get an event on this table.
    1. (It’s impossible to get a one.)
    2. You win the lottery and are able to buy your dream home for your family. Choose a new location freely.
    3. You or your partner has a notable success in their career (for example, a scientist making a groundbreaking discovery, a writer writing a bestseller, etc.).
    4. A sibling of you or your partner becomes seriously ill or injured, and you take care of your 1d4 nieces and nephews for several months until they recover. Get their ages by rolling a d12. Names from here, unless the characters in question already have established names: http://nameberry.com/list/391/Kool-K-Baby-Names-?all=1 If there are no siblings, use a cousin or something.
    5. A sibling experiences unfortunate circumstances and moves in with you until they can get back on their feet. Up to you whether they bring a spouse or any kids with them, in which case names come from here, unless the characters in question already have established names: http://www.behindthename.com/names/meaning/love,loving If there are no siblings, use a cousin or something.
    6. You purchase or open up a business in the field you or your partner are employed in.
    7. Your family struggles financially. Roll a d6 for why. 1 2 or 3 – Someone loses their job (or, if self-employed, business is slow.) 4 or 5 – Unexpected major expense. 6 – Criminal reasons, such as being robbed or falling for a scam.
    8. You adopt a child or a set of siblings from foster care. Roll a d4 for how many, and d20 for their ages. (Reroll if all of them are eighteen or older.) Then roll details in the New Children section. Names are from here: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...-rarities.html
    9. You have twins unexpectedly. Roll a d6, on a 6 they are identical. Roll details in the New Children section. Names are from here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_royal-ba...ry_10392818.bc
    10. You and your partner go on a trip and leave the children with extended family. Roll a d6 for where. 1 – The location of your honeymoon. 2 – A major city with plenty of entertainment and shopping. 3 – A ski trip to the mountains. 4 – Rent a beach house. 5 – A national park. 6 – A location with major historical significance.
    11. Your family goes on an exciting vacation. Roll a d6 for where. 1 – A major amusement park, such as Disney World. 2 – A major city with plenty of entertainment and shopping. 3 – A ski trip to the mountains. 4 – Rent a beach house. 5 – A national park. 6 – A location with major historical significance.
    12. Your or your partner’s parent(s) move in with the family. If neither of you have parents, you can substitute another family member.
    13. A family member gets unexpectedly pregnant and is not prepared to raise a child. They ask you and your partner if you will adopt the child. If neither of you have any siblings, this can be a cousin. Roll details in the New Children section. Name from here: http://www.babynamewizard.com/archiv...es-of-the-year
    14. You have one child unexpectedly. Roll details in the New Children section. Name from here: http://www.20k-names.com/light_names.htm (any page)
    15. You and your spouse struggle with your relationship. Roll a d6 to see how the situation resolves. 1 or 2 – You work it out before anything significant happens. 3 or 4 – You separate for a time and then get back together. 5 or 6 – You divorce; the next time you roll to have child or an event that requires a spouse, you can first roll up a new spouse as per part one, but with the number of years since then added to their age, and then add the child(ren) from that roll as stepchild(ren) with their ages as a d20 roll, if applicable. You can put this option off if you want, and choose to have the children as a single parent through adoption or a short term relationship.
    16. Your family gets into a conflict with an extended family member.
    17. You or your partner goes back to school, either to advance your career or to switch to a new one, which you can roll on the table in part one.
    18. You or your partner receive a significant promotion.
    19. You and your partner pick up a hobby together.
    20. You adopt a cat. If there are allergies in your family, roll a d4 (the first four are hypoallergenic breeds), otherwise roll a d10. 1 – Devon Rex, 2 – Siberian, 3 – Color-Point Shorthair, 4 – Sphynx, 5 – American Shorthair, 6 – American Curl, 7 – Bombay, 8 – Maine Coon, 9 – Birman, 10 – Unknown Mix Name from here: http://springhole.net/writing_rolepl...-shortcake.htm with up to four rerolls.
    21. You or your partner have a midlife crisis. Decide which one of you, and roll a d6 for what happens. 1 – You change careers, reroll your career. 2 – You move somewhere, reroll your location from scratch. 3 – You buy a cool expensive car. 4 – You have an affair, treat as a roll of 15, but if you divorce, you can roll a new spouse right away if you want. 5 – You pick up a “cool” hobby like motorcycling or electric guitar. 6 – You get a tattoo.
    22. You adopt a dog. If there are allergies in your family, roll a d4 (the first four are hypoallergenic breeds), otherwise roll a d10. 1 – Poodle, 2 – Schnauzer, 3 – Wheaten Terrier, 4 – Maltese, 5 – Beagle, 6 – Golden Retriever, 7 – Labrador, 8 – Bulldog, 9 – Newfoundland, 10 – Unknown Mix Name from here, up to four rerolls: http://springhole.net/writing_rolepl.../fairyname.htm
    23. You adopt a small pet. Roll a d12. 1 – Hamster, 2 – Turtle, 3 – Two Zebra Finches, 4 – Two Rats or Mice, 5 – Six Fish, 6 – Snake, 7 – Lizard, 8 – Two Rabbits, 9 – Hermit Crab, 10 – Chinchilla, 11 – Parrot, 12 – Ferret Name from here: http://springhole.net/writing_rolepl...-fae-names.htm or here: http://springhole.net/writing_rolepl...housenames.htm with up to four rerolls each.
    24. Your family takes a small vacation; roll a d6 for where. 1 – A nearby amusement park. 2 – A nearby city. 3 – A trip to visit relatives. 4 – A nearby lake or beach. 5 – A camping trip. 6 – A road trip to several smaller attractions.
    25. Some of your family are in a minor car accident.
    26. You or your partner experience a serious illness.
    27. You adopt a teenager. Roll a d6 and add twelve for their age. Roll details in the New Children section. Name from here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-nam...gy_10305324.bc
    28. You or your spouse are offered a career opportunity that requires you to relocate within the region. Reroll location tables B and C.
    29. You have one child after trying. Roll details in the New Children section. http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...avourites.html Put in your other children’s names, if any, or your and your partner’s names otherwise, and choose from what it comes up with.)
    30. Your family obtains a moderate amount of money by chance.
    31. There is a death in the extended family.
    32. Someone in your extended family gets married, and your family travels for the wedding.
    33. If you have any grandchildren, one or more of them moves in with you. Roll a d6 for the reason. 1 – They experience a serious illness. If you live in a city or suburb, there’s a hospital near you that specializes in their condition, while if you live in a rural area, the fresh air and stuff will give them a better environment to recover in. 2 – You live near a school they would benefit from attending, such as a specialized arts or STEM school for a child with a passion for that area, or a school taught in ASL for a Deaf child, etc. 3 – Their parents are ill or injured and can’t take care of them. 4 – Their parents can’t take care of them for another reason, such as sudden financial problems or being in jail. 5 – They were being bullied in school and need to switch to somewhere else. 6 – They just really wanted to, because they really like you and the place you live, and you and their parents agreed.
    34. You volunteer as foster parents. Roll a d6 for how many children in the sibling set, a d12 plus four for each of their ages and then roll details in the New Children section. Roll the kids’ yearly events as usual for this year, but at the end of the year, roll a d6 for what happens with them. 1 or 2 – They return to their parents. 3 – They are placed with non-parent family members. 4 – They are moved to another foster home. 5 – You continue fostering them for another year (and roll this again after that). 6 – You adopt them. Names from here: http://nameberry.com/list/237/Litera...for-Boys?all=1 or http://nameberry.com/list/236/Litera...or-Girls?all=1

    Continued Below
    Artemas | Colby | Zephyr | Johnston | Tobias | Devin
    Sappho | Anna-Claire | Harper |Brielle | Rosemary |Skylar


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    35. You adopt an older child. Roll a d12 for their age. Roll details in the New Children section. Name from here: http://www.behindthename.com/names/m...ious,fortunate
    36. You adopt a newborn. Roll details in the New Children section. Name from here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-nam...ms_10305347.bc
    37. Your family is in a car accident. For each family member, roll a d6. On a 6, that person is seriously hurt. Roll another d6 to see what happens. 1 – They spend a long time recovering. For a child, stay back a year in school to make up for what they missed. For an adult, the time away from work makes you rethink your career path: reroll your career and choose whether to stay in the one you started with or switch to the new one. 2 – They have acquired a physical disability such as paralysis or an amputation. 3 – The have acquired a sensory disability such as blindness or deafness. 4 – Mental disability such as a brain injury or PTSD. 5 – The experience inspires them to try to help people in similar situations. For a child, they decide to be a doctor, nurse, paramedic, surgeon, or scientist (medical researcher) when they grow up. You can use this result instead of rolling later on when it comes time for them to choose their career. For an adult, they become a volunteer EMT. 6 – They have a near-death experience; up to you whether they survive.
    38. You have twins after trying. Roll a d6, on a 6 they are identical. Roll details in the New Children section. Names from here: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...anx-names.html or http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...-surnames.html
    39. You or your partner experiences an injury or illness that results in disability, roll a d6 for what. 1 – Mental illness, 2 – Neurological condition such as epilepsy, 3 – Impaired mobility such as paralysis, 4 – Chronic illness, 5 – Sensory disability such as blindness or deafness, 6 – Brain injury
    40. You have multiples, roll a d4 for how many and add one. Roll a d6 for each child, and all 6es are identical. Then roll each child in the New Children section. (Plan is your choice.) Names from here: http://www.babynamewizard.com/archiv...verge-for-2016

    New Children:
    Use this section for every new child. It can also be used for characters not part of the family, like your children’s friends, if you like.
    First, roll a d100 for gender. Even = girls, odd = boys, and for children old enough to communicate it, 1 and 100 are non-binary.
    Roll a d20 for their personality.


    1. Serious and dependable (ISTJ)
    2. Quiet and analytical (ISTP)
    3. Kindhearted and traditional (ISFJ)
    4. Artistic and sensitive (ISFP)
    5. Determined and caring (INFJ)
    6. Loyal and idealistic (INFP)
    7. Brilliant and perfectionistic (INTJ)
    8. Logical and reserved (INTP)
    9. Friendly and fast-paced (ESTP)
    10. Practical and athletic (ESTJ)
    11. Social and fun-loving (ESFP)
    12. Warmhearted and responsible (ESFJ)
    13. Enthusiastic and creative (ENFP)
    14. Supportive and selfless (ENFJ)
    15. Resourceful and competitive (ENTP)
    16. Assertive and efficient (ENTJ)
    17. Same as yours.
    18. Same as your partner’s.
    19. Opposite of yours.
    20. Opposite of your partner’s.



    Roll below for events at birth.

    1. Born on another family member’s birthday.
    2. Born at exactly midnight. (For multiples, this may mean they have different birthdays.)
    3. Born on a holiday.
    4. Born somewhere other than a hospital or home, by whatever dramatic circumstances you prefer.
    5. Born with a disability that is apparent at birth, roll a d8. 1 – Down’s syndrome 2 – Dwarfism 3 – Blind 4 – Deaf 5 – Congenital heart condition 6 – Limb difference 7 – Spina bifida 8 – Albinism
    6. Born premature.
    7. Born smaller than usual.
    8. Born larger than usual.
    9. Born with a tooth.
    10. Born with a full head of hair.
    11. Spent time in the NICU.
    12. Born during a storm.
    13. Born under superstitious circumstances. Roll a d6. The meaning of the superstition is in parenthesis after, but that doesn’t mean it has to hold true for the child. 1 – Born on Wednesday (“full of woe”), 2 – Born just before sunrise on Thursday (good luck), 3 – Born at night (will be a night owl), 4 – Born with big ears (generous), 5 – Born with open hands (prosperity), 6 – Born on Sunday (happiness)
    14. Born late.
    15. Born at the same time as another kid, whose mom you (or their bio-mom) befriend in the hospital, so the children grow up as companions. Roll this other kid’s gender as above, and name from here: http://www.20k-names.com/love_names.htm
    16. Born with complications, emergency c section, etc.
    17. Born during a meteor shower.
    18. No unusual circumstances at birth.
    19. Roll twice.
    20. You choose.

    Roll a d12 to find the month they were born in, unless the birth events specify when they were born.

    Children’s Plots:
    For each child, roll any die, and on an even number, they have their own life event this year. Roll for that on the table corresponding to the child’s age.
    Ages 0-2
    1. They pick up a weird nickname, seemingly spontaneously, and end up being called that more often than their actual name, until that’s what they go by and there’s no going back. Choose from here: http://www.littleheartsbooks.com/201...-snugglebunny/ or make up your own.
    2. They develop a babyhood/toddlerhood fear. Roll a d6. 1 – The Dark 2 – Loud Noises 3 – Strangers 4 – Animals 5 – Halloween 6 – Doctors
    3. They develop separation anxiety.
    4. They meet another kid their age, who will be a playmate through childhood and a lifelong friend. Name from here: http://nameberry.com/list/426/Midcen...by-Names?all=1
    5. If they are an introvert (personality begins with “I”), they develop separation anxiety, while if they are an extravert (personality begins with “E”), they meet another kid their age, who will be a playmate through childhood and a lifelong friend. Name from here: http://www.behindthename.com/names/m...,radiant,white
    6. They develop an allergy, roll a d6. 1 – Cats, 2 – Nuts, 3 – Dogs, 4 – Bees, 5 – Milk, 6 – Shellfish
    7. They are diagnosed with a disability, roll a d6. 1 – Epilepsy, 2 – A Speech Delay, 3 – Asthma, 4 – Cerebral Palsy, 5 – Juvenile Diabetes, 6 – Developmental Delay
    8. They are given a stuffed animal that they grow very attached to. Roll a d10: 1 – Bear, 2 – Dog, 3 – Cat, 4 – Bunny, 5 – Dinosaur, 6 – Farm Animal, 7 – Zoo Animal, 8 – Woodland Animal, 9 – Sea Animal, 10 – Fantasy Creature. Name from here (no need to match species): http://www.listal.com/list/100-great...characters-all
    9. They experience a serious illness.
    10. They get closer to one parent than the other.
    11. They swallow a LEGO or other small toy and have to get an x-ray.
    12. They show an early interest in some activity. Roll a d4 on the list corresponding with their personality type.
    ISTJ, INTJ, INFP, ISTP or INTP: 1 – They love to run around and climb on everything. 2 – They enjoy playing with puzzles. 3 – They prefer to play by themselves. 4 – They love to look at books and be read to.
    ISFJ or ESFJ: 1 – They love to run around and climb on everything. 2 – They love playing near other kids. 3 – They prefer to play by themselves. 4 – They love to hear and sing songs and play with musical toys.
    INFJ, ENFJ, ENFP or ENTJ: 1 – They love to look at books and be read to. – They love playing near other kids. 3 – They prefer to play by themselves. 4 – They enjoy playing with puzzles.
    ISFP: 1 – They really like scribbling with crayons and playing with paint and play dough. 2 – They always want to be outside. 3 – They prefer to play by themselves. 4 – They love to hear and sing songs and play with musical toys.
    ESTP or ENTP: 1 – They really like scribbling with crayons and playing with paint and play dough. 2 – They always want to be outside. 3 – They love playing near other kids. 4 – They enjoy playing with puzzles.
    ESFP: 1 – They really like scribbling with crayons and playing with paint and play dough. 2 – They love playing near other kids. 3 – They prefer to play by themselves. 4 – They love to hear and sing songs and play with musical toys.
    ESTJ: 1 – They love to run around and climb on everything. 2 – They enjoy playing with puzzles. 3 – They love playing near other kids. 4 – They love to look at books and be read to.
    13. They become close with an extended family member.
    14. They become close with a sibling.
    15. They hurt themself playing (broken bone, stitches, etc.) and have to be taken to the ER.
    16. A neighbor kid 1d4 years older than them takes a liking to them and is always asking to play with or “help” with the baby. This develops into an adorable mentor-type relationship as the two grow. The other kid’s name is from here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_memorabl...es_10305356.bc
    17. They bite another kid at their childcare setting, playgroup, or playground. Other kid’s name from here: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...cal-names.html
    18. They show an early interest in some activity. Roll a d8. 1 – They love to run around and climb on everything. 2 – They enjoy playing with puzzles. 3 – They prefer to play by themselves. 4 – They love to look at books and be read to. 5 – They really like scribbling with crayons and playing with paint and play dough. 6 – They always want to be outside. 7 – They love playing near other kids. 8 – They love to hear and sing songs and play with musical toys.
    19. This has been an eventful year for them! Roll twice on this table.
    20. Choose whichever one you like.
    Artemas | Colby | Zephyr | Johnston | Tobias | Devin
    Sappho | Anna-Claire | Harper |Brielle | Rosemary |Skylar


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    Ages 3-5

    1. They have an imaginary friend. Name from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uglydo...oll_Characters
    2. They develop a rivalry with a sibling.
    3. They develop a close relationship with a sibling.
    4. If they are an introvert (personality begins with “I”), they make one close friend. If they are an extravert (personality begins with “E”), they join a friend group with two other kids. Friends’ names from here: http://www.babynamewizard.com/archiv...-er-baby-names
    5. They draw all over a wall or table.
    6. They excel at a subject in preschool or kindergarten. Roll a d8. 1 – Literacy, 2 – Pre-Math/Math, 3 – Science, 4 – Art, 5 – Music, 6 – Gross Motor Activities, 7 – Fine Motor Activities, 8 – Social Studies
    7. They struggle with a subject in preschool or kindergarten. Roll a d8. 1 – Literacy, 2 – Pre-Math/Math, 3 – Science, 4 – Art, 5 – Music, 6 – Gross Motor Activities, 7 – Fine Motor Activities, 8 – Social Studies
    8. They develop an allergy, roll a d6. 1 – Cats, 2 – Nuts, 3 – Dogs, 4 – Bees, 5 – Milk, 6 – Shellfish
    9. They are diagnosed with a disability, roll a d6. 1 – Autism, 2 – Selective Mutism, 3 – Intellectual Disability, 4 – Immune Deficiency, 5 – Developmental Delay, 6 – Colorblindness
    10. They develop a close relationship with an extended family member.
    11. They hurt themself playing (broken bone, stitches, etc.) and have to be taken to the ER.
    12. If they are more logical (Personality contains a “T”), they take an interest in an intellectual activity, roll a d6. 1 – Puzzles, 2 – Science Toys, 3 – Computer Games, 4 – Board Games, 5 – Learning everything they can about a subject (e.g. dinosaurs, animals, space, etc.) 6 – Building with blocks. If they are more emotional, they take an interest in a creative activity, roll a d6. 1 – Painting, 2 – Coloring, 3 – Singing songs, 4 – Telling stories, 5 – Playing dress-up, 6 – “Helping” cook.
    13. They get into a conflict with another kid at their preschool or kindergarten. Other kid’s name from here: http://www.20k-names.com/month_names.htm
    14. They are not ready developmentally to move to the next year of school, so they stay back a year.
    15. They experience a serious illness.
    16. They have nightmares or night terrors.
    17. They start needing glasses. (If they already wear glasses, they grow out of needing glasses.)
    18. They develop an early childhood fear. Roll a d6. 1 – The Dark 2 – Thunderstorms 3 – School 4 – Animals 5 – Monsters 6 – Doctors
    19. This has been an eventful year for them! Roll twice on this table.
    20. Choose whichever one you like.

    Ages 6-12

    1. They consider their own identity. Roll a d4. 1 – They pick out a nickname for themself and ask everyone to call them that. (Use a nickname based on their own name that you wouldn’t have chosen, yourself, or use their middle name or initials.) 2 – They cut their own hair. 3 – They beg you to let them get their ears pierced. 4 – They discover early on that they have an LGBT+ identity. (Which one is up to you, but if they are trans, names from here: http://nameberry.com/list/480/Middle...for-Boys?all=1 or http://nameberry.com/list/479/Middle...or-Girls?all=1 )
    2. They develop a rivalry with a sibling.
    3. They develop a close relationship with a sibling.
    4. If they are an introvert (personality begins with “I”), they make one close friend. If they are an extravert (personality begins with “E”), they join a friend group with three other kids. Friends’ names from here (any page): http://www.behindthename.com/names/m...ar,battle,army
    5. They go through a rebellious phase. Roll a d6. 1 – They try to run away, but change their mind and come back pretty quickly. 2 – They get into a major argument with you and your partner. 3 – They start bullying other kids at school. 4 – They steal money from a sibling or parent. 5 – They group up with a group of rebellious kids at school, names from here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_dark-evi...es_10392907.bc 6– They vandalize something by writing on it.
    6. They excel at a subject in school. Roll a d8. 1 – English, 2 – Math, 3 – Science, 4 – Art, 5 – Music, 6 – Gym, 7 – An Elective, 8 – Social Studies
    7. They struggle with a subject in school. Roll a d8. 1 – English, 2 – Math, 3 – Science, 4 – Art, 5 – Music, 6 – Gym, 7 – An Elective, 8 – Social Studies
    8. They are diagnosed with a disability, roll a d6. 1 – Autism, 2 – Dyslexia, 3 – Dysgraphia, 4 – Dyscalculia, 5 – Auditory Processing Disorder, 6 – ADHD, 7 – Juvenile Arthritis, 8 – EDS
    9. They develop a crush on another kid. Name from here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_most-com...co_10341179.bc
    10. They develop a close relationship with an extended family member.
    11. They hurt themself playing (broken bone, stitches, etc.) and have to be taken to the ER.
    12. If they are more orderly (personality contains a “J”), they develop a structured hobby. Roll a d6. 1 – Organized sports, 2 – Chess, 3 – Computer programming, 4 – Puzzles, 5 – Math, 6 – Board games. If they are more spontaneous (personality contains a “P”), they develop an open-ended hobby. Roll a d6. 1 – Individual sports, 2 – Visual arts, 3 – Writing music, 4 – Poetry, 5 – Science experiments, 6 – Exploring outside.
    13. They get into a conflict with another kid at their school. Other kid’s name from here: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...d-sprites.html
    14. They stay back a grade because they are struggling.
    15. They skip a grade because they are advanced.
    16. Their current class or school isn’t working out for them because of their learning style or similar issues. Roll a d4 for how it is resolved. 1 – Work things out where they are. 2 – Switch classrooms within the same school. 3 – Switch to a private or charter school. 4 – You start homeschooling them or enroll them in an online school from home. If they are now in a different school than the rest of your kids (including homeschooled or online), you can choose the same for any of your other kids when they start school.
    17. They experience a serious illness.
    18. They learn that they need glasses. (If they already wear glasses, they grow out of needing glasses.)
    19. This has been an eventful year for them! Roll twice on this table.
    20. Choose whichever one you like.
    Artemas | Colby | Zephyr | Johnston | Tobias | Devin
    Sappho | Anna-Claire | Harper |Brielle | Rosemary |Skylar


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    Age 13 to 17

    1. New romantic relationship, name here: http://www.20k-names.com/metallic_names.htm
    2. If they are an introvert (personality begins with “I”), they make one close friendship. If they are an extravert (personality begins with “E”), they join a friend group with five other kids. Friends’ names from here: http://www.babynamewizard.com/archiv...body-uses-them
    3. If they are thirteen to fifteen, they have their first kiss. If they are sixteen or seventeen, they experiment with another teenager, roll a d6, and on a six they have a child. Roll another d6 to find out what happens with the child. 1 or 2 – They keep the child, to raise themself, with your help. 3 – They did an open adoption, and still see the child regularly. 4 – They did a closed adoption, and don’t know where the child is. 5 – The child lives with the other teenager involved. 6 – You adopt the child. Name from here: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...may-names.html
    4. They get a part time or summer job.
    5. They take a school trip, roll location from scratch.
    6. They convert to a religion other than the one the family follows.
    7. They become passionate about a cause, roll a d6. 1 – Animal rights, 2 – Environmental issues. 3 – An issue relating to a group they are part of. (e.g. feminism if they are a girl or LGBT issues if they are LGBT) 4 – Scientific research (e.g. funding space exploration or finding a cure for something) 5 – Political involvement. 6 – An international issue.
    8. They figure out that they have an LGBT+ identity. Roll a d6 for which one. 1 – Gay/Lesbian 2 – Bisexual 3 – Pansexual 4 – Binary Trans 5 – Non-Binary 6 – Aro/Ace Trans names from here: http://nameberry.com/list/465/Middle...-Meaning?all=1
    9. They join a school club or similar, either chosen based on their existing hobbies, or rolled on a d10. 1 – School Play, 2 – Sports Team, 3 – Student Council, 4 – Robotics Team, 5 – Chess Club, 6 – Book Club, 7 – Band, 6 – Peer Tutoring, 7 – Competitive Academic Team, such as Math League or Science Olympiad 8 – School Newspaper 9 – Student Activism 10 – Debate Team
    10. They pick up an individual hobby, roll a d10. 1 – Writing 2 – Making Comics 3 – Photography 4 – Cooking 5 – Playing an instrument 6 – Slam Poetry 7 – Gardening 8 – Cycling 9 – Computer Programming 10 – Painting
    11. If they are an introvert, roll an individual hobby, while if they are an extravert, roll a school club.
    12. They acquire a disability, or are late-diagnosed with one they already had. Roll a d8. 1 – A specific learning disability (dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc.), 2 – Blindness or low vision, 3 – Deaf or hard of hearing, 4 – Paralysis, 5 – Chronic illness, 6 – ADHD, 7 – Epilepsy, 8 – Autism
    13. The experience mental illness. Roll a d6. 1 – Anxiety (Generalized, social phobia or OCD), 2 – Depression, 3 – Bipolar, 4 – PTSD, 5 – A personality disorder, 6 – Schizophrenia
    14. They crash the family car (if old enough), or get in a car accident when getting a ride from a friend. Roll a d6, on a 6 they are harmed in the accident.
    15. They struggle in school and stay back a grade. Roll a d6, and on a 6 they drop out.
    16. They excel at a subject in school. Roll a d8. 1 – English, 2 – Math, 3 – Science, 4 – Art, 5 – Music, 6 – Gym, 7 – An Elective, 8 – Social Studies
    17. They struggle with a subject in school. Roll a d8. 1 – English, 2 – Math, 3 – Science, 4 – Art, 5 – Music, 6 – Gym, 7 – An Elective, 8 – Social Studies
    18. They learn that they need glasses. (If they already wear glasses, switch to contacts.)
    19. This has been an eventful year for them! Roll twice on this table.
    20. Choose whichever one you like.

    Once your character reaches age eighteen, or when they finish high school if events have lead them to graduate early or late, roll their career on the table from part 1. If they have a career with an age requirement on it, stay in the Higher Education section until they reach that age plus or minus the number of years they skipped or stayed back by, respectively. If they do not have an age requirement on their job, choose whether they go for a four-year degree anyway, enroll in a two-year community college program, or start their career right away, and stay in the higher education section for the according amount of years, or in the latter case, skip straight to Adulthood.
    Higher Education

    1. New romantic relationship, name here: http://www.behindthename.com/names/d...tress,director
    2. If they are an introvert (personality begins with “I”), the develop close friendships with one or two other students. If they are an extravert (personality begins with “E”), they join a friend group with six to ten other students. Friends’ names from here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-nam...es_10310045.bc
    3. They either get pregnant or get a partner pregnant (an existing relationship or a very short term one.) Roll another d6 to find out what happens with the child. 1 or 2 – They keep the child, to raise themself. 3 – They did an open adoption, and still see the child regularly. 4 – They did a closed adoption, and don’t know where the child is. 5 – The child lives with their other parent. 6 – You adopt the child. If they keep the child, roll a d6, and on a 5 or 6, they drop out. In this case, reroll their career if it’s one that requires a college education, and move to the next section of events. In any case, child’s name from here: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...rch-names.html
    4. They get a part time or summer job.
    5. They do a semester abroad, roll location from scratch.
    6. They convert to a religion other than the one the family follows.
    7. They become passionate about a cause, roll a d6. 1 – Animal rights, 2 – Environmental issues. 3 – An issue relating to a group they are part of. (e.g. feminism if they are a girl or LGBT issues if they are LGBT) 4 – Scientific research (e.g. funding space exploration or finding a cure for something) 5 – Political involvement. 6 – An international issue.
    8. They figure out that they have an LGBT+ identity. Roll a d6 for which one. 1 – Gay/Lesbian 2 – Bisexual 3 – Pansexual 4 – Binary Trans 5 – Non-Binary 6 – Aro/Ace Trans names from here: http://www.babynamewizard.com/archiv...-nobodys-using
    9. They join a campus organization, either chosen based on their existing hobbies, or rolled on a d10. 1 – Intramural or Intermural Sports Team, 2 – Cultural or Religious Organization, 3 – Student Council, 4 – Organization Related to Their Major, 5 – Student Performing Group, 6 – Group Related to Cause/Volunteering, 7 – Hobby Group such as Science Fiction Association or a chess club or something, 8 – Publication or broadcast such as school newspaper or college radio 9 – Academic group or honor society 10 – Social group such as Greek life
    10. They pick up an individual hobby, roll a d10. 1 – Writing 2 – Making Comics 3 – Photography 4 – Cooking 5 – Playing an instrument 6 – Slam Poetry 7 – Gardening 8 – Cycling 9 – Computer Programming 10 – Painting
    11. If they are an introvert, roll an individual hobby, while if they are an extravert, roll a school club.
    12. They acquire a disability, or are late-diagnosed with one they already had. Roll a d8. 1 – A specific learning disability (dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc.), 2 – Blindness or low vision, 3 – Deaf or hard of hearing, 4 – Paralysis, 5 – Chronic illness, 6 – ADHD, 7 – Epilepsy, 8 – Autism
    13. The experience mental illness. Roll a d6. 1 – Anxiety (Generalized, social phobia or OCD), 2 – Depression, 3 – Bipolar, 4 – PTSD, 5 – A personality disorder, 6 – Schizophrenia
    14. They move to an off campus apartment with two or three roommates. Choose from existing friends or add new people, names from here: http://www.20k-names.com/musical_names.htm
    15. They struggle in school and repeat a semester. Roll a d6, and on a 6 they drop out.
    16. They excel at one of their classes
    17. They struggle with one of their classes.
    18. They learn that they need glasses. (If they already wear glasses, switch to contacts.)
    19. This has been an eventful year for them! Roll twice on this table.
    20. Choose whichever one you like.
    Artemas | Colby | Zephyr | Johnston | Tobias | Devin
    Sappho | Anna-Claire | Harper |Brielle | Rosemary |Skylar


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    Adulthood (Begins after finishing college, lasts indefinitely until they are married, at which point switch to the Married Life table.)

    1. New romantic relationship, name here: http://nameberry.com/list/367/Modern...by-Names?all=1 If they already have a romantic relationship, roll a d6. On one to five, it advances a step, from dating to engaged or from engaged to married. Switch to the Married Life table if applicable. On a six, it ends.
    2. If they are an introvert (personality begins with “I”), the develop one close friendship. If they are an extravert (personality begins with “E”), they join a friend group three other people. Friends’ names from here: http://www.behindthename.com/names/d...usician,singer
    3. They have a child, either with their current partner, from a short term relationship, or on their own though adoption. Name from here, up to 20 rerolls: http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-nam...re_10305329.bc
    4. They get a significant promotion or other advancement in their job.
    5. They move somewhere else, roll location from scratch.
    6. They consider their own beliefs, roll a d8. 1 – Animal rights, 2 – Environmental issues. 3 – An issue relating to a group they are part of. (e.g. feminism if they are a girl or LGBT issues if they are LGBT) 4 – Scientific research (e.g. funding space exploration or finding a cure for something) 5 – Political involvement. 6 – An international issue. 7 – Change in religious beliefs. 8 – Change in personal values.
    7. New romantic relationship, name here: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...ber-names.html and their partner has 1d4 children already. If they already have a romantic relationship, roll a d6. On one to five they have a child together in their current step, and then it advances a step, from dating to engaged or from engaged to married, in which case move to the Married Life table. On a six they have a child together and then it ends.
    8. They pick up a hobby, your choice.
    9. They adopt a pet, name from here (up to ten rerolls, use any word in the ship name): http://springhole.net/writing_rolepl...ship_namer.htm
    10. They open a business in a field they are employed in.
    11. They acquire a disability or mental illness, or are late-diagnosed with one they already had. Roll a d12. 1 – A neurodevelopmental disability (dyslexia, ADHD, etc.), 2 – Blindness or low vision, 3 – Deaf or hard of hearing, 4 – Paralysis, 5 – Chronic illness, 6 – Epilepsy, 7 – Anxiety (Generalized, social phobia or OCD), 8 – Depression, 9 – Bipolar, 10 – PTSD, 11 – A personality disorder, 12 – Schizophrenia
    12. New romantic relationship, name here: http://www.babynamewizard.com/archiv...he-next-decade If they already have a romantic relationship, roll a d6. On one to five, it advances a step, from dating to engaged or from engaged to married, in which case move on to the Married Life table. On a six, it ends.
    13. They move back in with you for a time, roll a d6 for the reason. 1 – Illness or injury, 2 – Financial hardship, 3 – Lost their home in a fire, natural disaster, etc., 4 – End of a relationship where they had lived with their partner. 5 – Job transferred them back to your area and they haven’t found a home of their own in the area yet, 6 – In order to help you with something, such as taking care of the younger kids, while your own family struggles with something.
    14. They get into trouble at their job, roll a d6 and on a 5 or 6 they’re fired. You may choose to reroll their career, but can’t choose anything that requires a different degree than the one they got, or have them go back into the same field.
    15. They volunteer as a foster parent for a d4 children, each with a d12 for their age, and names from here, up to 20 rerolls: http://www.20k-names.com/nature_names_female.htm Then roll a d6, and on a 6 they adopt them.
    16. Their family takes a small vacation; roll a d6 for where. 1 – An amusement park. 2 – A city. 3 – A trip to visit relatives, possibly you. 4 – A lake or beach. 5 – An outdoors trip, such as camping or a national park. 6 – An educational trip.
    17. They learn that they need glasses. (If they already wear glasses, switch to contacts.)
    18. They win a contest or competition of some sort.
    19. This has been an eventful year for them! Roll twice on this table.
    20. Choose whichever one you like.

    Married Life

    1. They struggle with their relationship. Roll a d6 to see how the situation resolves. 1 or 2 – They work it out before anything significant happens. 3 or 4 – They separate for a time and then get back together. 5 or 6 – They divorce. Move back to the Adulthood table.
    2. If they are an introvert (personality begins with “I”), the develop one close friendship. If they are an extravert (personality begins with “E”), they join a friend group three other people. Friends’ names from here: http://nameberry.com/list/221/Nicknames-for-Boys?all=1 or http://nameberry.com/list/220/Nicknames-for-Girls?all=1
    3. They have a child.
    4. They get a significant promotion or other advancement in their job.
    5. They move somewhere else, roll location from scratch.
    6. They consider their own beliefs, roll a d8. 1 – Animal rights, 2 – Environmental issues. 3 – An issue relating to a group they are part of. (e.g. feminism if they are a girl or LGBT issues if they are LGBT) 4 – Scientific research (e.g. funding space exploration or finding a cure for something) 5 – Political involvement. 6 – An international issue. 7 – Change in religious beliefs. 8 – Change in personal values.
    7. They have twins.
    8. They pick up a hobby, your choice.
    9. They adopt a pet, name from here (up to four rerolls, choose any word in any of the names): http://springhole.net/writing_rolepl...ship_namer.htm
    10. They open a business in a field they are employed in.
    11. They acquire a disability or mental illness, or are late-diagnosed with one they already had. Roll a d12. 1 – A neurodevelopmental disability (dyslexia, ADHD, etc.), 2 – Blindness or low vision, 3 – Deaf or hard of hearing, 4 – Paralysis, 5 – Chronic illness, 6 – Epilepsy, 7 – Anxiety (Generalized, social phobia or OCD), 8 – Depression, 9 – Bipolar, 10 – PTSD, 11 – A personality disorder, 12 – Schizophrenia
    12. They have a child, name from here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-nam...ns_10326640.bc
    13. They move back in with you for a time, roll a d6 for the reason. 1 – Illness or injury, 2 – Financial hardship, 3 – Lost their home in a fire, natural disaster, etc., 4 – Divorce. 5 – Job transferred them back to your area and they haven’t found a home of their own in the area yet, 6 – In order to help you with something, such as taking care of the younger kids, while your own family struggles with something.
    14. They get into trouble at their job, roll a d6 and on a 5 or 6 they’re fired. You may choose to reroll their career, but can’t choose anything that requires a different degree than the one they got, or have them go back into the same field.
    15. They volunteer as a foster parent for a d4 children, each with a d12 for their age, and names from here: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...tic-names.html Then roll a d6, and on a 6 they adopt them.
    16. Their family takes a small vacation; roll a d6 for where. 1 – An amusement park. 2 – A city. 3 – A trip to visit relatives, possibly you. 4 – A lake or beach. 5 – An outdoors trip, such as camping or a national park. 6 – An educational trip.
    17. They learn that they need glasses. (If they already wear glasses, switch to contacts.)
    18. They win a contest or competition of some sort.
    19. This has been an eventful year for them! Roll twice on this table.
    20. Choose whichever one you like.



    After getting here, increase everyone’s age by one and go back to the top to roll new events for the new year, until it’s been thirty years since you started, ten of them spent in Part 4.
    Sorry for the delay in getting this posted (school started) and thanks for your patience. Thanks for playing, and stick around for part 5!
    Artemas | Colby | Zephyr | Johnston | Tobias | Devin
    Sappho | Anna-Claire | Harper |Brielle | Rosemary |Skylar


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