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Toon Tuesday: Helen the Human Vagabond (Rifts)

I think that Vagabonds are drastically underestimated as an O.C.C.; with the variety of skills they can learn and their natural Eyeball a Fella technique, they open up a lot of role playing opportunities. Sadly, many players go for the M.D.C. creatures and the super skilled classes, but I can’t count how many times a Vagabond would have proven useful to my groups. I also decided to give this character a pretty hefty vulnerability: congenital heart problems. This runs in my own family, so I do actually know the symptoms and such, it can be very debilitating, even fatal, and should not be taken lightly (I certainly don’t.)

Game: Palladium Books’ Rifts RPG
Books Needed: Rifts Ultimate Edition.
Recommended Setting: Any average adventuring party, also well suited to a gang lifestyle or unsavory quests involving theft.


'I dedicate this next one to my traveling home, it taught me that the best things in life are free.' - Helen

General Information
Nickname: Helen
Exp. Level: One
Experience Table: Vagabond
R.C.C.: Human
O.C.C.: Vagabond
Alignment: Anarchist
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: 65%
Charm/Impress: 40% (45% with Wardrobe and Grooming.)
Health Points: 9 (+1D6/lvl)
S.D.C.: 23 (+1D6/lvl)
M.D.C.: Not applicable.
P.P.E.: 7
I.S.P.: Not applicable.
Chi: Not applicable.
Horror Factor: Not applicable.

IQ: 14
ME: 12
MA: 21
PS: 12 (Lift/Carry: 240/120lbs)
PP: 16
PE: 7
PB: 18
SPD: 14 (Run: 6.5 mph)
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Toon Tuesday: Grindgear the Goblin Tinkerer (Warcraft)

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Warcraft RPG character, and I so enjoyed the in depth look at Gobbies during the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion. So I scribbled up one of the special “Tinker” classes, because Goblin Engineering may not always be useful, but it will always result in a rather entertaining boom. I also recently upgraded to 4E for Dungeons and Dragons, which I know many gamers did not enjoy, but many still did. I feel it’s better organized that previous editions, and the art is certainly a welcome change; still trying it out, so we’ll see how it affects future characters (this character is not affected as Warcraft RPG is compatible with 3.5E not 4E.)

Game: White Wolf Publishing’s Warcraft RPG
Books Needed: World of Warcraft RPG Core Book (First Edition), and Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook (3.5E).
Recommended Setting: Any starting adventure group of either faction.


"Whaddaya mean a tickin noi- um..yeah, we should probably RUN!" - Grindgear

Name: Dignurt “Grindgear” Badsprocket
Level (+Adjustment): One
Race: Goblin
Class: Tinker
Alignment: Neutral Good
Affiliations: Steamwheedle Cartel
Languages: Common, Goblin.

Attributes (bonuses/penalties included in final score)
STR (MOD): 7 (-2 racial) (-2)
DEX (MOD): 14 (+2 racial) (2)
CON (MOD): 10 (0)
INT (MOD): 14 (2)
WIS (MOD): 10 (0)
CHA (MOD): 12 (1)

Health Points: 6 (+1D6/lvl)
Initiative: 0
Speed: 20ft
Size: Small
Armor Class (10 + Armour Bonus + Shield Bonus + DEX MOD + Size Mod + Special Bonuses): 16
Base Attack/Grapple: 1/0
Space/Reach: 5ft
Penalties: Not applicable.
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Toon Tuesday: Cotton the Human Cyber-Knight (Rifts)

Paladins (because let’s face it, Cyber-Knights are basically Paladins without the faith and blessings) catch a lot of flak from the RPG community, but I just honestly love them. “Your choices are so limited as a lawful good/paladin type character!” Not really, in fact I think it offers more opportunities to do some seriously memorable role playing than neutral or evil aligned characters. Plus I just love playing the goodly protector. I’m also starting something fun for future Toon Tuesdays: flavortext. Like you would find at the bottom of many a trading card, it will be a short (one to three sentences max) bit of dialog either by or about the character, just to add some more dimension. It can be found as a caption to the picture always included for the write up. Enjoy!

EDIT 10/2014: I have played this character in a campaign and found her to be a lot of fun! Her abilities and skills play well as both a leader and a supporting role.

Game: Palladium Books’ Rifts RPG
Books Needed: Rifts Ultimate Edition, though you could use Rifts Coalition Wars 4: Cyber-Knights, the stat information is out of date and much more clearly presented in the RUE.
Recommended Setting: Any good aligned starting adventuring party, accustomed to travel and all but the most extreme of environments.


'If one hair of that child's head has been put out of place, you'll find yourself missing your own.' - Matron Cotton

General Information
Nickname: Cotton (or Mother Cotton to children)
Exp. Level: One
Experience Table: Cyber-Knight
R.C.C.: Human
O.C.C.: Cyber-Knight
Alignment: Scrupulous
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: Not applicable.
Charm/Impress: Not applicable.
Health Points: 18 (+1D6/lvl)
S.D.C.: 139 (+1D6/lvl)
M.D.C.: Not applicable.
P.P.E.: 22 (permanent)
I.S.P.: 53 (+2D4/lvl)
Chi: Not applicable.
Horror Factor: None.

IQ: 16 (+2% one time bonus to all new skills)
ME: 15
MA: 11
PS: 18 (Lift/Carry: 720/360 lbs)
PP: 16
PE: 18
PB: 9
SPD: 11 (Run: 7.5 mph)
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