Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Return of Complete Characters

I have returned

I'm not going to go into my mysterious absence in any sort of detail. Let's just say there were monkeys. Lots and lots of monkeys. I really can't say anything more. I'm back now, and we're together. Isn't that what really matters? Let's not dwell on my many failings as a blogger, but instead talk about the gift I have for you, my cherished readers, brought back with me from exotic places afar.

Step inside, where we can be a bit more comfortable.

If you're a regular, you're familiar with the feature on this site known as Complete Characters, wherein I provide fully developed characters for use by Game Masters or as inspiration for player characters, complete with a number of variations, adventure hooks, and world information, plus a set of systemless character stats for easy conversion to your favorite game line. To date, I've written and published 19 of them here on the ol' blog, ranging  from high fantasy knights to sci-fi mecha pilots to pulp action heroes. Feel free to peruse them in the links to the right side of your screen, as these have now become antiquated and are not long for this world.

The Complete Characters you see here were pretty good, I guess, but I felt like I could do better. I've spent the last several weeks working to reinvent this feature and bring you a better product. What does "better" mean? How about extra writeup in the form of additional Tweaks and Twists? Perhaps twice the Extras? What if each writeup included a custom character illustration? All of this will be yours, both for the characters already written, but for dozens of new ones as well. Wizards and supervillains and monsters and detectives and assassins all await, all produced in professional, searchable PDFs.

There's more than that, even. We'll have guest authors and featured artists, plus lots of behind-the-scenes coverage here on the blog, including reviews, development notes, and back-and-forth with you, the reader. Did I mention contests and discounts and random prizes? We'll have those as well.

When does this event kick off? Just two weeks from today, on November 2nd. In the meantime, feel free to jump in, ask questions, make suggestions, and speak your mind in the Comments section, below. I'll be back with more information and teasers as the big day approaches, and I promise never to leave you for so long ever again.


A.L. said...

Welcome back. Sounds like you've been a busy bee. Looking forward to seeing what the new Complete Characters look like.

Josh Hilden said...

It's awesome that you have returned!

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