I recently had some confusion around this with a friend who will be playing in a game I’m running. Then I saw a forum post that made me even more confused. So let’s get this on the table:
A “Born” lifepath is counted as a lifepath for purposes of determining LP #. So if our game is LP limit 4, you can pick:
Born (LP #1)
Right. Born LPs count towards the total LPs.
Note that people on the forums sometimes write “LP1 -> LP2 -> lead to setting -> LP3.” That’s still three lifepaths. Leads aren’t LPs themselves.
THREE SHALT BE THE NUMBER, NO MORE, NO LESS!
(five LPs is right out!)
The campaign I’m about to GM is going to be a broken, OP, disgusting FOUR lifepaths*. How d’you like them apples?
*but with an Exponent Cap of 5 on abilities.
Thou heretic. <throws the Holy Hand Grenade>
Four lifepaths may be too many, but three is clearly not enough.
REAL men use three and a half.
Real children, on the other hand, are just Born.
That’s what? Three and a lead? ;)
This sounds like a masochistic scenario for Burning Con.