This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.


  • Real Name: Daniel Tolstoi.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Svetlana Tolstoi (mother).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile ; formerly Kansas.
  • Height: 5’3” Weight: 135 lbs.
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

The interface the D.I.C.E.S. helmet uses to deliver its information is always some sort of videogame-like screen. Arrows, health bars, concentric circles to highlight weak spots, and even keyboard combos to dodge a just-to-be-launched attack are thus put before the wielder’s eyes.

The system can also suggest the more likely to be successful phrases in a great variety of occasions. But that module usually fails after the first lines are exchanged. It can also be used to get bargains and find abandoned items on the street (Wealth).

His suit, a gift from Zatanna, allows him to look and sound like an adult version of himself, while offering some slight protection. Similarly, his magic cloak is made of very thin dragon hide, allows him to levitate and can make appear little things from out of thin air.


Daniel Tolstoi was a normal boy from Sidney. He befriended his new teacher, Professor Svornak. Their common Russian ancestry and their love for videogames and beautiful girls setted the stage for a Marty/Doc like friendship that lasted exactly six weeks.

Because, to follow with the metaphor, in this story the terrorists killed Doc. Or to be exact, they hijacked, tortured and finally terminated the good old professor. Which Marty… sorry, Daniel happened to have and which wasn’t at all a Time Travel Machine.

instead, the great invention of Professor Svornak was a helmet that conferred its wielder some degree of omniscience. It could give answers to many, many questions verbalized by the user, but always via a videogame-like interface.

Hex appeal

Trying to find Svornak, Daniel set a search through the whole city, aided with the device. His path soon crossed that of the magician Zatanna. She also was chasing the Malasian mafia that had seized the Professor, but for other reasons. They had broken the local lines of power bringing a forbidden statue into the continent, causing plenty of problems for the magic community.

In the end, they stopped the thugs, although the power behind both crimes managed to disappear with the statue.

Sad for the lose of his friend, Daniel was counseled by Zatanna. She gifted him a couple of minor magic items and appraised the mature way he had shown in the whole matter, promising to be at his side if the chance arose.


A short pale teenager. Daniel’s skin often is a bit red from the Australian sun. He dresses casually, in denim and t-shirts.

As Bloody D.I.C.E.S., he wears a silver and white helmet with golden and blue wiring that glow in the dark, and seems to be 10 years older. He also wears a dark blue suit and dark red, scaly cloak.


Daniel is introspective, thoughtful and silent for the most time of his normal life.

In his heroic guise, he is brave, talkative and fun. He is, on the other hand, much, much prone to use his brains than his fists becoming a sort of detective superhero.


“Better I find Zatanna soon… Computer ! Trace routes to every brunette at the disco with silk stockings… 47? Ok, add in a bust size around… 36D. 6 ?? Well, Dani, let’s follow the arrows… and remember this locale for when you come of age.”

“D.I.C.E.S.: I really need a good catchphrase to save them from that mobster… Surely you can offer me something better than ‘please don’t kill me’ or ‘did you order a pizza ?’”

DC Universe History

Daniel could be one of the first “new heroes” appeared on Australia since the Invasion!  and after the Zero Hour .

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Bloody D.I.C.E.S.

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 03 Occupation: Student
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 012 [018] HP: 035

Detective: 03

Area Knowledge (Sidney), Gadget (D.I.C.E.S.), Language (Russian), Scholar (Videogames).

Zatanna (Low).

Age (15), Secret Identity, Uncertainty.


  • D.I.C.E.S. helmet [/INT/ 08 BODY 03, Acuity: 10, Charisma (Persuasion): 12, Detective (ID Systems): 12, Martial Artist (AV, OV): 18, Military Science (Danger Recognition): 14, Scientist (Analysis, Observation, Research): 12, Attractive, Connoisseur, Lightning Reflexes, Popularity. Bonuses & Limitations:
    • Charisma and the Interaction Advantages all have Catastrophic Burnout (-3, -5HPs). Their failure roll raise by 1 for each phase they’re used on a given person/group in the same conversation (-1, -5 HPs), but that resets at each new target or conversation (+2).
    • Martial Artist, Military Science and Scientist’s effective APs are double linked to the wielder’s natural INT (not the helmet’s one); given APs are maximums (-1).]
  • MAGIC SUIT [/BODY/ 04, Chameleon (ML): 05].
  • MAGIC CLOAK [BODY 03, Air Walking: 03, Flame Immunity (ML): 06, Force Manipulation (ML): 02].

By KalEl el Vigilante.

Source of Character: Homemade.

Helper(s): Inspired by nickname of a fellow roleplayer in the game system Fanpiro.