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So, I'm super excited to complete the full degree, but I'm also wildly impatient. Rather than wait for perhaps years for an official version, I've decided to go off the rails and just make up a ton of characters for the game. I'm doing my best to keep it within the established framework of the game. As such I reverse-engineered the proper number of the Circles for each age, the did a little Sudoku to come up with a breakdown for the individual settings, all based off of the Epic Heroes breakdown. It breaks down to ten of each circle for each age, dispersed among the three settings for a grand total of forty of each circle. My breakdown is very likely not the same as Brett's, but I needed a place to start. I'll be looking for unused archetypes and character concepts from all ages. I'll post a complete list of characters as I complete them.

Oh and please feel free to pilfer any and all ideas. It's not like I'm ever going to do anything with them other than make a set for my personal use.
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Faer-

Warrior- The Carnivore, Prowler (Done) Original
Villain- The Orc, Kegigoth (Done) Original
Villain- The Nightmare, Midnight (Done) Original
Villain- The Tomb King, Qeb (Done) Original
Adventurer- The Demon Hunter, Uriel Blackhand (Done) Original
Icon- The Avian, Chiko-chak (Done) Original
Icon- The Bard, Caedmund (Done) Original
Exemplar- The Seraphim, Ariuk (Done) Original
Defender- The Noble Warrior, Shiro Tora (Done) Original
Defender- The Green, Vuion (Done) Original
Commoner- The Snake Man, Xladohi (Done) Original
Commoner- The Troll, Hyptu (Done) Original
Outcast- The Djinni, Marid (Done) Original
Outcast- The Vermin, Helkitt the Plague-Ridden (Done) Original



























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Chasms

Lord- The Dark Lord, Sauron (Done) Fictional
Lord- The Imp, Tyrion Lannister (Done) Fictional
Warrior- Lady Raven (Done) Original
Warrior- The Juggernaut, The Black Knight (Done) Fictional
Villain- Strahd von Zarovich (Done) Fictional
Adventurer- Lord Fox (Done) Original
Icon- The Overstated, Great Hawk (Done) Original
Exemplar- The Cleric, Lady Yllavyre (Done) Original
Exemplar- The Alchemist, Corbin Glimmerdin (Done) Original
Defender- The Fearless, !! (Done) Original
Commoner- The Centaur, Orion (Done) Original
Commoner- The Webspinner, Chitin Original
Outcast- The Zombie, Tremok (Done) Original
Outcast- The Destroyers, The Black Legion (Done) Original



























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Epic Heroes-Remember totally unofficial. I've used some of the ideas presented, others I just couldn't get to work so I went another route.

#001: Adventurer, Hercules (Done) Greek Myth
#002: Commoner, Longinus (Done) Biblical
#003: Commoner, Hiram Abiff (Done) Masonic figure
#004: Defender, Bast (Done) Egyptian myth
#005: Defender, Deborah (Done) Lesser known biblical character I liked
#006: Exemplar, Scheherazade (Done) Fictional
#007: Exemplar, Zoroaster (Done) Historical religious leader
#008: Icon, Shizuka Gozen (Done), Historical Japanese dancer
#009: Lord, Archenemy Morgan le Fay (Done) , Fictional
#010: Outcast, Prometheus (Done) Greek Myth
#011: Outcast, Traveler Conan (Done) Fictional
#012: Villain, Scourge, Pestilence (Done) Biblical
#013: Warrior, Champion, Lucy (Done) Original
#014: Warrior, Valkyrie, Brynhildr (Done) Norse Myth



























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Lands West- Not a Western fan at all, so I'll need a ton of help here.

Warrior- The Quick Draw, Tess (Done) Original
Warrior- The Brave, Honiahaka (Done) Original
Villain- The City Slicker, Garfield Schneller, Jr. (Done) Original
Adventurer- The Pony Express, Black Sam (Done) Historical
Adventurer- The Frontierswoman, Calamity Jane (Done) Historical
Adventurer- The Prospector, Hobart Ferry (Done) Original
Icon- The Cunning, Zorro (Done) Fictional
Icon- The Dentist, Doc Holiday (Done) Historical
Exemplar- The Determined, Mattie Ross (Done) Fictional
Defender- The Posse, Granville Stuart (Done) Historical
Defender- The Pinkerton Detective, James McKenna (Done) Historical
Commoner- The Undertaker, Elvin C. Kittle (Done) Original
Outcast- The Mime, Kuzbidon (Done) Original The silliness of this amuses me.
Outcast- The Snake Oil Salesman, Dr. Ezekiel Watkins (Done) Original



























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Folk Tales

Lord- The Undersea Adventurer, Prince Drakkar (Done) Fictional
Lord- The King in Yellow, Hastur (Done) Fictional
Warrior- The Fencer, Inigo Montoya (Done) Fictional
Warrior- The Sumo, Akashi Shiganosuke (Done) Likely Legendary
Warrior- The War Chief, Magua (Done) Fictional
Villain- The Butcher, William Cutting (Done) Fictionalized Historical
Adventurer- The Terror of London, Spring Heeled Jack (Done) British Myth
Adventurer- The Virginian, John Carter (Done )Fictional
Icon- The Jester, Stańczyk (Done) Polish Legend/Historical
Exemplar- The Clockwork Gentleman, Doctor G. T. Marsden (Done) Origianl
Defender- The Spinstress, Alexia Tarabotti (Done) Fictional
Defender- The Redeemed Cultist, Diana Stanley (Done) Fictional
Commoner- The Abominable Snowman, Yeti (Done) Mythological
Outcast- The Created, Patchwork (Done) Original



























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Horizons

Lord- The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen (Done) Historical
Lord- The Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau (Done) Historical
Lord- The Zulu, Shaka kaSenzangakhona (Done) Historical
Villain- The Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins (Done) Historical
Villain- The Infamous, Elizabeth Báthory (Done) Historical
Adventurer- The Conquistador, Francisco Pizarro (Done) Historical
Exemplar- The Spirit Medium, Pasipamire (Done) Historical/Mythological
Exemplar- The Naturalist, Charles Darwin (Done) Historical
Defender- The Abolitionist, Harriet Tubman (Done) Historical
Defender- The Artillerist, Mehmet Asker (Done) Original
Defender- The Martyr, Joan of Arc (Done) Historical
Commoner- The Saloon Smasher, Carry A. Nation (Done)Historical
Outcast- The Futurist, Nikola Tesla (Done) Historical
Outcast- The Corsair, Anne Bonny (Done) Historical


























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Underground

Lord- The Yakuza, Fumiko (Done) Original
Lord- The Boss, Don Tribbiani (Done) Original
Warrior- The S.W.A.T. Officer, Manu Pulkkinen (Done) Original
Warrior- The Texas Ranger, Cordell Walker (Done) Fictional
Adventurer- The Imposter, Frank Abagnale (Done) Historical
Adventurer- The Trouble, Sara Lovelace (Done) Original
Adventurer- The Forger, Rachel Reddington (Done) Original
Icon- The Outlaw Couple, Bonnie and Clyde (Done) Historical
Icon- The Detective, Sherlock Holmes (Done) Fictional
Exemplar- Crusading Reporter, Lorin Landis (Done) Original
Exemplar- The Mathematician, Professor Charles Eptstein (Done) Original
Commoner- The Condemned, Tyler Brigsby (Done) Original
Commoner- The Banker, Rex Steele (Done) Original
Outcast- The Dark Knight, Batman (Done) Fictional




























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Strange Times

Lord- The Subterranean, Grutak (Done) Original
Lord- The Elder God, Great Cthulhu (Done) Fictional
Lord- The Asgardian, Thor (Done) Fictional
Warrior- D, Man in Black (Done) Original
Warrior- The Mutant, Raphael (Done) Fictional
Warrior- (Classified), Shana O'Hara (Done) Fictional
Villain- The Slasher, The Scarecrow (Done) Original
Adventurer- The Cryptozoologist, Ivan Stafford (Done) Original
Adventurer- Deep Sea Diver, Knut Storvand (Done) Original
Icon- The Movie Critic, Harry S. Plinkitt (Done) Fictional
Icon- The Archeologist, Harrison Jones (Done) Fictional
Exemplar- The Temp, Michael J. Nelson (Done) Fictional
Outcast- The True Believer, Fox Mulder (Done) Fictional
Outcast- The Dealmaker, Eozeron (Done) Original



























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Age of Crisis

Lord- The Saboteur, Lam Thi Dep (Done) Historical
Lord- The Abbess, Makeda Abebe, (Done) Original
Villain- The Arms Dealer, Vanechka Bout (Done) Original
Villain- The Operator, Nighthawk (Done) Original
Adventurer- The Improvisor, Angus Anderson (Done) Fictional (MacGuyver)
Icon- The Prodigy, Harold Potts (Done) Fictional (Harry Potter)
Icon- The Luchador, Super Cibernetico (Done) Original
Exemplar- The Top Dog, Duke (Done) Original
Exemplar- The Super Soldier, Captain America (Done) Fictional
Exemplar- The Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel (Done) Historical
Defender- The Super Sleuth, Veronica Mars (Done) Fictional
Commoner- The Trucker, Jack Burton (Done) Fictional
Commoner- The Director, Ed Wood (Done) Historical
Outcast- The Cleaner, Mathilda (Done) Fictional



























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Starmarch

Lord- The Meddler, Doctor Who (Done) Fictional
Warrior- The Desert Warrior, Idras (Done) Original
Warrior- The Unbroken, Spirit Feather (Done) Original
Adventurer- The Logical, Mr. Spock (Done) Fictional
Adventurer- The Browncoat, Malcolm Reynolds (Done)
Icon- The Collaborator, Gaius Baltar (Done) Fictional
Icon- The Terraformer, Dr. Ashleyl Walker (Done) Original
Exemplar- The Artificial Intelligence, Tachikoma (Done) Fictional
Defender- The Robot Fighter, Magnus (Done) Fictional
Defender- The Cyborg, Motoko Kusanagi (Done) Fictional
Defender- The Biowarfare Expert, Wie Lao-Shao (Done) Original
Commoner- The Bug, Alien Warrior (Done) Fictional
Commoner- The Vespid, Spathain (Done) Original
Commoner- The Rabble, Undercity Scavengers (Done) Original




























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Altspace- A number of these characters are re-skinned Star Wars archetypes.

Lord- The Admiral, Enjan Gr'Carri (Done) Original
Warrior- The Destroyer, 308-D (Done) Original
Villain- The Fallen Jedi, Darth Vader (Done) Fictional
Villain- The Technomage, Venta Thordi (Done) Original
Villain- The Emperor, Pellian III (Done) Original
Villain- The Hand of the Emperor, Syala Vane (Done) Original
Adventurer- The Tweener, Delila Alessandro (Done) Original
Adventurer- The Blockade Runner, Tian Sonnels (Done) Original
Icon- The Etherial, Ch'Acquan (Done) Original
Icon- The Ruthless, Coria Feles (Done) Original
Exemplar- The Co-Pilot, Jaa-Baize (Done) Original
Commoner- The Fodder, Trooper 2228 (Done) Original
Outcast- The Telekinetic, Vitiion Tane (Done) Original
Outcast- The Freelancer, Ienax Kilaeon (Done) Original



























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Forty Worlds

Lord- The Once and Future King, Arthur Pendragon (Done) Fictional
Lord- The Overlord, M'Onian (Done) Original
Warrior- The Space Marine, Llivaa Augustir (Done) Original
Villain- The Computer, HAL 9000 (Done) Fictional
Villain- The Program, Agent Smith (Done) Fictional
Adventurer- The Street Samurai, Yorin (Done) Original
Icon- The Mechwarrior, Ophelia Thastus (Done) Original
Icon- The Racing Snail, Gluckuk (Done) Original
Exemplar- The Psychohistorian, Hari Seldon (Done) Fictional
Defender- The Cyber Cavalry, Col. Robert Lee Allen (Done) Original
Defender- The Law, Judge Dredd (Done) Fictional
Commoner- The Replicant, Roy Batty (Done) Fictional
Commoner- The Ganger, Tsvetliya Lovaloi (Done) Original
Outcast- The Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky (Done) Fictional



























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Brilliant, strategy-pregnant special abilities are especially valuable.
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Gary, I don't have the game. You made me on the fence again. May I ask you if the card art is made by you for your developed characters or that comes with the game itself?
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The images are all found via a Google images search. The art on the cards varies a great deal. Some is CG, some is drawn/painted, and some characters are actual historic photographs. The game is great, otherwise I wouldn't be spending time doing all this. It might seem intimidating at first, but once you play through a couple of rounds, everything falls into place and it really makes sense. I bought it blind and have no regrets. If you are uncertain, just pick up the base set for $50 or so and try it out, it's completely playable with just the base set. I will say, however, that the Master Set is #$%^ing awesome and is a must if you find you like the game.

I'm trying to make cards that resemble the game as much as possible, if that helps at all to answer your question.
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Do you actually print these out on card stock? If so, are they indistinguishable in terms of quality from the official cards? If so, do you have instructions on how to do so, including materials used? I've always been into the idea of PnP, ever since the BANG! card game actually, but I never found comprehensive enough advice to take a stab at it.
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I'm currently using Kodak Gloss 4x6 photo paper to print them out, then printing a bio on a separate piece and placing them both in a single plastic card sleeve. The end result is a card that is virtually indistinguishable from the actual cards. I haven't ventured into cardstock as of yet as my current plan seems to work rather well. I'm making the cards using the card generator at http://lairoflith.com/ The bio side is made using Open Office Draw. I found a parchment background I liked and put a black rectangle behind it for the border, then typed out the bio on the composite image. (I've only done a few of these as I'm concentrating on actually making the characters right now.)

I've got one of those scrap booking photo cutting boards with a sliding razor that I use to trim down the cards to the exact size.

The sleeves are from Mayday Games and are the Protege 80mm x 120mm size. I've also used glue sticks to adhere the two sides together, but it's really not needed with the sleeves. If small bits of white show along the edges, a black sharpie will take care of that problem.

I haven't gotten to making tokens for them yet, as I want to finish the initial designs before moving on to playing with them. I imagine I'll use Photoshop to take a headshot and add a black/white stripe, and cut it out and glue it onto some cardstock, or perhaps print on card directly. My best guess is that gluing will probably be the more practical option for me though.

Hope this helps!

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garyvanhorn wrote:
Age of Crisis is complete any feedback, questions, or whatever is both welcome and appreciated.


Nighthawk is one of my favorite characters, both in theme and in character power. His "one damage to me for one damage to you" power forces a player to make some interesting decisions. Actually, I think it could be on Squeak or better and still be balanced.

Awesome thread.
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My favorite one is #003: Commoner, Hiram Abiff (Done). I liked his story too.
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MacDouglass wrote:
garyvanhorn wrote:
Age of Crisis is complete any feedback, questions, or whatever is both welcome and appreciated.


Nighthawk is one of my favorite characters, both in theme and in character power. His "one damage to me for one damage to you" power forces a player to make some interesting decisions. Actually, I think it could be on Squeak or better and still be balanced.

Awesome thread.


As with all powers there is room for error. I am a touch paranoid about making characters too good, so I am erring on the side of caution. If I get a chance down the road I'll actually do some limited play testing and make some final determinations. Thanks for looking and for your feedback. Any other comments or observations are most welcome.

Lawrence Hung wrote:
My favorite one is #003: Commoner, Hiram Abiff (Done). I liked his story too.


I'm glad you like him! He was suggested to me by a friend of mine as a good character that was fairly obscure, yet had some esoteric properties that had not been included in the game as of yet.
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I've reached the halfway point of the full degree (at least for my purposes)! Now for the second half!
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garyvanhorn wrote:
111 down, only 57 to go!


That's a pretty impressive amount of work!
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I think Nighthawk remains my favorite, but I also like the overall concept for Tess and Shizura Gozen. I think their powers are quite interesting.

I also really like Trooper 2228. Before reading his ability, I was a little worried about the big block of text, thinking it might be too complicated, but it's actually not so bad and, in fact, pretty cool. I love how absolutely generic his stats are and could see him doing Lith runs the whole game, getting blown away half the time before he gets there...

Lastly, I LOVE the Black Knight archetype, but I'm not so sure he'd be too fun to play given his current abilities. I don't have any suggestions for you at the moment to make him more "interesting," but maybe there's something you could come up with to make him more than just a regular old beatstick.

One more thing, how many of these characters are fictional personas (ex: Sauron & Darth Vader) vs made up?
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Most are made up but are likely at least partially based on famous archetypes. There are a large number of historical characters/myths in Horizons and Folk Tales. I suppose I could mark the ones I wholly made up for ease of reference.

There will be a period of editing after I complete the initial designs to make sure I've got a variety of stats and abilities spread out over the different eras and settings, so some of the characters will likely change a bit before I'm through. Then I'll be on to making tokens and trying them out in the actual game.
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