Eldritch (Golden Heroes RPG)



Golden Heroes was one of the super-hero tabletop RPGs of the early 1980s. It was published by Games Workshop, in the UK. Though it’s now very old, it did some interesting things.

In 2012, an evolution over it called Squadron UK was released. So out of nostalgia, I checked my old photocopies of the villains included in the 1984 Golden Heroes Supervisor’s Book. Here’s one, though these were very brief entries.

The stats conversion is eyeballed, as I must admit I haven’t played Golden Heroes since forever.


  • Real Name: Chayaran Da’vel’dor.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: A series of hidden bases across the UK.
  • Height: 8’2” Weight: 330 lbs.
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Green


Powers & Abilities

Eldritch’s race is naturally very tall. They enjoy slightly superhuman strength despite their spindly appearance. Their musculature is dense and they are heavier than they look.

They also have developed a strange blend of science and magic.

Chayaran Da’vel’dor is highly intelligent, and prefers not to fight. His dirty work is almost always conducted by hired agents.


Eldritch is an exile from a peaceful species of space nomads.

He was thrown out of his kind’s worldship as they were crossing the Sol system, and ended up on Earth. One assumes that he was exiled due to his decidedly non-peaceful personality.

Chayaran Da’vel’dor wants to take over the planet using his superior alien knowledge. He has been clashing with British heroes and adventurers since the 1980s.


See illustration.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 03 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Power
Int: 05 Wil: 06 Min: 05 Occupation: Would-be conqueror
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 014 HP: 025

Enchantment (ML): 05, Energy blast (ML): 07, Force shield: 06, Growth: 01, Magic blast: 06, Magic shield: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always On and Already Factored In.
  • Magic shield and Force Shield can be Combined (and usually are).

Accuracy (Energy blast, Magic blast): 06, Gadgetry: 05, Occultist: 04, Scientist: 06

Genius, Headquarters (Expansive), Scholar (Chemistry).

Underworld (Low), Mercenary scene (Low).

Strange Appearance.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Golden Heroes RPG (Games Workshop, 1984).

Writeup completed on the 11th of December, 2012.