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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.

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'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.

Stats
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.

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"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)

Physical
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.

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'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.

Stats
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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