A sample character from Star Wars: the Old Republic.
Female Zabrak knight of the Sith, who’d much rather be getting drunk and partying with hot dudes.
Writeups.org is an encyclopaedia of characters in genre fiction — comic books, video games, action movies, etc. It offers illustrated, researched profiles. These also include technical data for role-players. If you need a robust understanding of a character’s abilities, personality, history, etc. this is *the* place to be.
One of the sand-powered villains in the Marvel Universe, which always makes for a good encounter.
As of January of 2018, this profile has received M&M stats that demonstrate the system’s granularity.
Additional Advantages for DC Heroes RPG Players. Recent additions :
— Police Rank Advantage
— Corrections to the Mystique Advantage
— Usage notes for Attractive, Free Access, Credentials
— Wanderer’s Connections Advantage
— Cheerleadership Advantage
— Financial Backing (Rich Friends/Family rewrite)
As with most years, we were planning to skip one update – the late December one. But I ended up splitting some overlong writeups (and touching them up a bit) so they’d be easier to read. So I guess there’s a little something after all.
As always, stay safe during any seasonal celebrations. We wish you a pleasant next 12 months — without Fade demons, Brood embryos, spoors of Ares or any of those bothers.
Our first Carol Danvers profile (they’re in chronological order), so start here. This one covers “flashback Carol” during her career as a military pilot and intelligence agent.
As of December of 2017, this article was split into two. Because it was a bit too long, and because there’s LOTS OF STUFF in it.
Humble has a neat pack of multi-format Judge Dredd e-comics, with a mix of 2000AD and IDW material. Details inside.
And yes, there’s a Judge Anderson book in the pack. Everything is better with Judge Anderson.
This primer explains, in a compact manner, the basics of the Dragon Age setting. It’s a low fantasy setting (think Game of Thrones) for several landmark video games.
This way, our character profiles can just point toward that article for those who aren’t familiar with Thedas.
A big profile for Sarge Steel, but this time as published by DC Comics. This covers lots of espionage and special ops DC Comics storylines Sarge Steel was involved in.
As of December of 2017, this profile was split into two parts so as to be easier to read.
This is the third profile in this series. Previously there were two entries, but the second profile was too long for most readers to take in in one gulp.
Sarge Steel is an archetypal tough guy, private detective, adventurer, spy, spymaster and G-man. His profiles thus touches many government operations in the DC Universe after the Crisis but before Flashpoint.
If you haven’t read the previous parts, this profile starts with terribly convenient links. So feel free to click anyway, heh ?
The deadly master of disguise, invisibility, archery, etc. who has been such a pain in the fundament for the G.I. Joe teams.
This is specifically the version of Zartan that appeared in the older Marvel Comics G.I. Joe stories – as with the rest of Bryan’s G.I. Joe writeups arc.
A prime example of an animal enhanced using the same gamma radiation as with the Hulk. With dire consequences, of course.
As of December of 2017, this profile was overhauled. Furthermore, it now can fluently bark in M&Mese.
Our collection of new and optional rules for Gadgetry in the DC Heroes RPG – particularly for more realistic Gadgetry and resources-starved Gadgetry. Latest content:
— Terms between /slashes/
— Pricing discussion for EV
— Multiple attack Descriptors for a Gadget
A gisted entry for Hawkeye (Clint Barton) in general. Lots of trick arrows, a brisk review of his career and various other bits about this classic Avenger. It should hold the line if you don’t need a precise coverage of a specific era.
As of December of 2017, this profile now has M&M arrows in its quiver.
Miscellaneous technical notes for the DC Heroes RPG, ranging from common subjects to highly specialized applications, that didn’t fit in another category. Most recent materials :
— 6 APs of distance vs. 7
— Powers not being their own AV
— Bonuses without a Column change
— Range penalties by Genre
— Suppression Fire Combat Manoeuvre
— Attack Descriptors discussion and taxonomy
— Weapon Technique Offensive Combat Manoeuvre
It’s not an easy job, being a space trucker. But Flux is good at it, and has all sorts of cunning resources if she ever were to crash on a weird planet because of a mad evil scientist doing evil space science and occasionally murdering the goat plant people.
Hypothetically, I mean.
Flux is from the Crashlands video game. The entry also has a surprising amount of DC Heroes footwork around her teleportation equipment.
That’s the Disney version of Ariel the lil’ mermaid, as most of y’all can discern from the picture.
So yep, Ethan’s continuing to embiggen our roster of Disney princesses. Particularly those who have super-powers and/or special skills.
A super-strong outlaw biker who seems to have become a mercenary. Seen a few times in Ostrander’s Manhunter and Suicide Squad.
As of December of 2017, this profile was comprehensively overhauled, and received M&M stats with reinforced suspensions and frame.
A convenient, low-powered superhuman brawler and criminal enforcer. We have an endless need for those.
Cutthroat fought Savage Dragon a bunch of times.
As of December of 2017, this profile has received sharp-edged M&M stats.
A rough benchmark for Skill APs, and new additional Skills for the DC Heroes RPG (Blood of Heroes Special Edition). Those were needed to model characters.
Recent additions :
— Vehicle (Power Armour)
— Martial Artist (Usage clarification)
— Weaponry (Usage clarification)
— Better explanations for Unskilled Use and familiarity w/Vehicles (Power Armour)
— Military Science (Survival)
— Additional Martial Artist usage notes
— Notes about the Mayfair use of Skills in character writeups
— Acrobatics (Athletics)
(Young) Samson and Goliath were the super-heroic stars of a late 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon series.
Vincent wrote the pair up back in 2001, and I may, conceivably, have slightly forgotten to publish the Samson profile back then. But here he is ! C’mon, 16 years ain’t really that much.
The big yearly Yogscast Jingle Jam event has just started. It’s a festive thing with prizes to win and lots of YouTube #content to encourage people to give to charities. We’re sort of part of it, in an extremely peripheral fashion.
Super-elite soldiers from various SNK video games – chiefly the King of Fighters series.
As of November of 2017, this profile was considerably expanded so it’s more useful for people who aren’t KoF experts.
First version of a review of the tools we’ve used to create character portraits on writeups.org (for original characters, or those without usable visuals). Mostly it’s stuff from video games, though most of it is free or real cheap.
Since creating portraits or full-body models of original characters isn’t a rare need among various sorts of role-players.
Update – added a few games during the 29th and 30th of November 2017, see the table of content within.