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Teela

(Masters of the Universe)

The Captain of the Guard at the Royal Palace in the 1980s Masters of the Universe cartoons from Filmation.

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Zodac


One of 'em cosmic watcher/monitor figures. Zodac appeared in several episodes of the 1980s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoons by Filmation.

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Mer-Man

(He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)

One of the recurrent jobber baddies in the 1980s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoons.

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Stratos


The bird-dude from the 1980s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series. Diiiive ! No, wait, that's another 1980s bird guy.

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He-Man

(Masters of the Universe) (part #1)

This is He-Man/Prince Adam as he appeared in Masters of the Universe, a major children's cartoon during the 1980s. This profile brought to you thanks to the sponsorship of the power of Grayskull.

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Masters of the Universe setting


An article presenting the basics and places of Eternia, the world in the 1980s Masters of the Universe cartoon series. This "base camp" article is where our contributor Ethan's big series about He-Man and She-Ra stuff starts. Oh boy !

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Demon hunter

(The Other Half video game)

This enigmatic character appears in a 2018 indie video game called The Other Half. Giving him a small, short writeup seemed useful and interesting.

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Carina Nekhjevani

(Ziggurat video game)

A made-up heroic fantasy character, inspired by minor Heretic/Hexen-like video game Ziggurat. Young legless alchemist with a thousand grudges, and a magical arsenal. As the song goes, odds are she won't live to see tomorrow.

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Loghain Mac Tir

(Part #1 - The Stolen Throne).

Loghain Mac Tir is one of the major characters in Dragon Age: Origins. He's unusually interesting as video game antagonists go. This first profile covers his early life and the Fereldan war of independence, as chronicled in the The Stolen Throne prequel novel.

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Rowan Theirin of Ferelden

(Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne)

This character profile covers Queen Rowan as she appears in the Dragon Age prequel novel The Stolen Throne, by David Gaider. Rowan played an important role in the Fereldan war of liberation, which she fought in for almost her entire life. Hail to the Queen, baby.

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Maric Theirin of Ferelden

(Part #1 - Son of the Rebel Queen)

Here begins a multi-parts profile of the King of Ferelden in Dragon Age stories (primarily the prequel novels, The Stolen Throne and The Calling). Which means it also covers the Fereldan war of independence, the Theirin dynasty, the runup to the Fifth Blight and other important backstory bits.

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Sif

(Profile #1 - the 1960s) (Part 1)

An extensive profile for the Lady Sif of Asgard as she appeared in 1960s Thor comic book stories (and some flashbacks). Lots of material. As of June of 2017, this profile firmly wields M&M stats made of stout, gleaming Asgardian steel. And as of October of 2018, it was overhauled then split in two to facilitate reading.

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Guardian of death

(Sample Diablo 3 witch-doctor) (Part #1 - Diablo context)

A character profile for a sample Diablo III Witch-Doctor Player Character. This includes a primer to the world and the story of all three games, because that's how we roll in the Torajan Jungles.

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Vancian D&D magic


To spell it out, this is a rather technical article about old-school, Jack-Vance-inspired, early-D&D-style magic in the DC Heroes RPG. Just so we can write up a handful of D&D characters at some point, which probably wasn't reasonable.

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Svet the hairdresser

(Grim Dawn sample character)

A fleshed out example Player Character from the Grim Dawn video game, using a big shotgun and a fiery circle of power. Can be useful in quite a few steampunk and/or post-apocalyptic contexts. Or if you need a haircut.

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Magister Maevaris Tilani


Mae appears in the (pretty good) Dragon Age comics books, and has a cameo in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Powerful mage and politician from Tevinter, allied with Varric, Alistair and the Inquisition.

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Tessa the Magekiller


A crafty, finessing young mercenary specialised in hard jobs against the supernatural. From the Greg Rucka Magekillers comic books in the Dragon Age heroic fantasy setting.

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Marius the magekiller


Marus the Magekiller (spoiler - he kills mages) is one of the two co-protagonists in the Dragon Age: Magekiller (spoiler - it's in the Dragon Age universe) comic books by Greg Rucka. Altered, magic-resistant combat monster.

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Squire Vaea


Dragon Age character, from the Knight Errant comics from Dark Horse. One of the very few Elven squires in Ferelden's history, a "repossession" and stealth expert, and eventually a young agent for a certain inquisitive organisation.

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Xena, warrior princess

(Part #1)

Our larger, more modern writeup for the great and mighty Xena during her 1990s action/adventure TV series. From bloodthirsty ancient warlord (well, warlady) to epic fantasy heroine for good! As of May of 2018, this profile was cleft into three parts through careful use of a chakram. Because it may have been a tiny bit long, yeah.

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Princess Amaya of the House of Amethyst

(Part #1)

The New 52, brief-lived but cool version of Amethyst the fighter-magician princess. Comes with all our notes about the setting, plus the writer's bible stuff Christy Marx sent us. As of May of 2018, this article was cleft in two since it was too long for some to read in one sitting.

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Owen’s Formation Raiders

(Might and Magic X Legacy sample party) (Part #1)

First part of an exploration of the setting and storyline of the old-school Might and Magic X - Legacy computer role-playing game. It features a made-up, but spooky/eerie adventuring party to make things less abstract.

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Leliana

(Profile #1 - Early)

Chapter one of our coverage for Leliana, one of the major characters in the Dragon Age video game saga. Pseudo-French spy, manipulator, lover, killer, archer, bard, singer, assassin, fashionista, nun and other things. As of March/April of 2018, did various small improvements and additions. Everything will get reworked later this year (depending upon Nvidia GPUs...), but that'll hold the fort...

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Mardirossian, the Devil’s Executioner

(Grim Dawn) (Part #1 - Setting)

The first part of an extensive sample character profile in the world of the Grim Dawn post-apocalyptic, steampunk action-adventure computer RPG. This part is chiefly about the world - technology, types of magic, atmosphere, known history, the recent zombie apocalypse, etc.

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Alamen Tabris, the Hero of Ferelden

(Dragon Age: Origins) (Profile #1 - Thug life)

Our sample, fleshed out Hero of Ferelden - the Player Character in the Dragon Age: Origins video game. As of January of 2018 this profile has been entirely rewritten, and restatted, as part of a refresh of our Dragon Age material. It's also getting split in two so it's shorter to read. There'll another pass during the Spring or Summer...

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A primer about Thedas, the Dragon Age setting


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.

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The Oubliettes

(Fall of the Dungeon Guardians adventuring party)

An example RPG adventuring party inspired by the The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians video game. With a bit of background and a discussion of song-based, close harmony counter-spelling.

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