- Mar 17, 2012
It does go back more than one generation, though. For instance, I know someone whose parents had black and dark brown hair, but great-grandparents had red, and wound up with red. Too complicated to model in the game, probably, but still.Gentlemen, something to share. I remembered recently that a while back, I made something for generating hair and eye inheritance for a dynastic story I was writing (I obsess over these things). Based on worldwide data I was able to gather from a rather lengthy internet search, I put together percentile odds that a character would inherit a hair or eye color depending on the colors each parent had.
It's still rudimentary compared to real life, but I do wonder if it's better than the 50/50 odds we'll get ingame... and if it'll be possible to mod inheritance rules to implement it.
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The solution I employed was to put the colors on a spectrum and weight inheritance in favor of the colors closer to the darker end of the spectrum. Again, not a perfect solution, but it might feel a touch more realistic than 50/50 odds.