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So capitanoscaramuccio asked me my fancasts for my current d&d characters, which I thought was a pretty original idea. So I’m in 3 different roleplaying campaigns right now. Here are my fancasts for each:
1. Winter Remo - Human Scoundrel in Star Wars RCR
Remo was my main bad guy in the first story arc of my campaign. He has 0 combat ability, with all of his points dedicated to Bluff, Diplomacy, and Sense Motive. He was a chief spy in the Rebel Alliance, secretly working for the Empire to subvert it. He was extremely charming, willing to work around the rules to help the players out, and was their primary friend and ally for most of the campaign. Then they found out he was a bad guy. The main reason they took the bait was because they knew my fancast for him was
2. Petros - Obsidiman Warrior & Horror Stalker in Earthdawn
Petros is the stereotypical meat shield, except he isn’t made of meat. Obsidiman are somewhat similar to rock golems, but around 7-8 feet tall and with tough, harded skin similar to stone. He has a bit of a one-track mind, focusing on ridding the land of the Horrors that are infecting it from the astral plane. He has no problem starting a fight, or finishing a fight, or participating in it for just a little while in the middle. He is more or less incapable of double-speak and doesn’t see the point in arguing over a point when you could just punch somebody instead. Fancast for him is Ron Perlman.
3. Victor - Pacifist Minister in Nova Praxis
Victor is an amnesiac with no memory of who he was before he woke up in a hospital bed about 4 months ago. For those of you unfamiliar with Nova Praxis, it is a hard science fiction / transhumanist setting where humanity has abandoned the planet Earth and has settled in various colonies in our solar system and beyond. It’s somewhat dystopic and reminds me somewhat of Shadowrun, only in space and without the magic. After waking up in the hospital with no memory of who he is, he found refuge in a Salvation Army mission and attempts to minister to the poor, weak, or downtrodden. He was kidnapped at the beginning of the campaign and is now trying to figure out why as well as piece together his past. At the same time he is trying to minister to those he meets along the way, looking for ways to try and make their lives better. My fancast for him is
No. Not Jeff Bridges.
Me when I see how many Legend Points we got for our previous session:
Me when I see how much LP stuff costs now:
this saturday i play in the LAST tabletop session of our Earthdawn campaign.
we started in early 2008 (i think?). we have played weekly, with very few missed sessions, for over six years.
i have literally been in this single campaign longer than i have even KNOWN my wife.
all kinds of feelz going on over here.
a) Earthdawn is awesome.
b) Yeah, ending those long-term campaigns can be really emotionally draining. Out of curiousity, what circle are you? We’re about 2 sessions away from the end of our Earthdawn campaign, although it hasn’t been going on nearly as long as yours. We’re around Circle 9/10.
I think I have said this before in some capacity but I am so tired of druids and rangers and other nature hero types having fierce and traditionally charismatic predatory animal companions. I have had enough of wolves, hawks, bears, cats, foxes, dogs, etc.
Give me a nature hero with a deer. a battle deer.
Give me an agrarian druid with a cow, chicken, pig, or mule.
Give me someone with a snake. Not a big snake. Just a small snake. This is a very friendly, little snake. This person is not a villain.
Give me a ranger with a turkey or pheasant, or a goose.
I was a Windling Beastmaster once (Earthdawn’s version of fairies) that road around on a Boar. His name was Pumba. It was great.