Posts Tagged ‘characters’

Character Creation Blog: An AD&D 1E Adventuring party

January 8, 2015

Okay, here’s another character creation exercise, but this one’s going way back into the sands of time: a classic 1st edition AD&D 5-member gang of murder hobos adventuring party! Each will be made along the “old-school” conceit of disposable PC hardcore character creation principles: 3d6, in order, with no rerolls on attributes (aka “roll ’em and weep”). The concept here is that an intrepid, foolish or perhaps deviously cunning DM has asked his players to each show up with their own pregenerated 1st level adventurer for a dungeon crawl, and the players have done exactly that without bothering to discuss them with one another. (more…)


Another Look at The Fiend

August 7, 2012

Some while back I stumbled over Hero Machine, but I didn’t really take the time to do more than glance at it very briefly until last night, when I decided to try and put it through its paces and see if it was up to creating images of a rather challenging character: my own Brigitte Adelinde von Teufel, better known as The Fiend.

For those of you that might be new readers, Fraulein von Teufel is a gestalt being, created by thoroughly merging the mortal woman whose name this creature still bears with a demoness (specifically a Fury, a bringer of punishment and retribution), as a result of a botched summoning where the Nazi Occultist (Sigismund von Asch, the human Brigitte’s mentor) tried to sacrifice her to summon the Fury in question through her mortal shell. Neither the woman nor the demon exists anymore, in their place is a hybrid partaking of the abilities, knowledge and identity of both at once. She hasn’t aged a day since that event in 1938. As a character, one could think of her as being somewhere between Elsa Schneider, Illyana Rasputin and John Constantine. But enough jibber-jabber. Here are the results of my fevered experimentation. As always, click the images if you want to get a look at larger versions of these images.

Modern era Fiend

Here’s Brigitte in the modern days. She doesn’t look half bad for a centenarian!


Four Kinfolk

May 16, 2011

Yes, here’s yet another “four splat” post, as previously promised! I’ve been enjoying this project, rapidly hacking together groups of four different characters that fit within the same splat. Yes, I know my Four cliaths post was just four Garou rather than four members of the same tribe/auspice/whatever, but in a crossover game Garou count as a splat too, so there. 😉

Anyhow, following on a theme from last time I’m taking a look at the second bananas of another oWoD gameline, in this case the Kinfolk from Werewolf: The Apocalypse. I’m fond of Kin, and have found them to be a lot of fun to play in the right sort of chronicle. They actually have tremendous dramatic potential, and can be so much more than just brothers, mothers, mates and children to werewolves – they’re actually better suited than one might think to be protagonists in their own right. My longtime character Linda Lee started out as a standard unaugmented Kinfolk, and her Garou cousin/mate/enemy Gorm and daughter Krissy got to be in the story at all because they were related to her instead of the other way around. She was a lot of fun and had interesting stories going with lots of conflict going on even before she eventually became a mutant monstrosity. Now, on with the folks that usually only matter dramatically because of who they’re related to! (more…)

Yet more Tektek Absurdity

February 4, 2008

I’ve been fiddling around with this silly thing again. Imagine that.

Here is a collection of assorted things, of varying quality. A little bit of DCU/GK:1943 stuff, a lot of Pax Imp stuff and a few assorted odds and ends.

The obligatory new take on Uhlrik using the updated tektek thingie’s new toys. I wish they had an axe. However, using both the ice rod and mjolnir together does a pretty good job of simulating Frost Drake, the Big Guy’s signature weapon.

Pax Imperialis!

A preliminary idea for somebody’s partially-completed Pax Imperialis character. A down-on-his-luck arms dealer.

Another preliminary character idea for a mostly-completed character: a rogue Servitor. Yikes. Whatcha think, mang?

Klaud Diederich.

Constance in action clothes. The character herself is just about ready to jump into Pax Imperialis. I didn’t do this one, her player did

Sister Superior Hanna

Trass’sschall. If only I could get that skin in green.

Theresa Bacalski (preliminary – and just about ready to play)

Jin Orzhov (preliminary)

Arbitrator Taranih Sharifpour

Gavros Exos, Marshal of Court

Prefect Cedric Aquilos

Derrel Talbot

Baron Madrius Herrifydd

Preacher Yakob


Darkseid. I couldn’t really find any headpieces that were even close, unfortunately.


Another Astarielle. I’m not sold on this one, though.