I thought it’d be fun to see what is happening plot wise in everyone’s current tabletop RPG games! Character details, plot details, whatever you wanna share!
I currently am in two separate games, a Pathfinder campaign and a Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Campaign:
In the Star Wars game, I play ‘Scales,’ a Trandoshan Imperial spy working to dismantle Rebel activity within a group of pretty bad to evil sidekicks. He works alongside a wickedly evil Inquisitor, an apathetic pilot, a squirmy Imperial Officer, a Doctor well in over her head, and some others who have come and gone.
As a group, we’ve overthrown the Mandolorian government and installed a Imperial sympathizer. I had the most bad ass character moment in that mission. Most of our crew had been taken out, either severely wounded or even dismembered, and Scales was one on one with the leader of the Mando Rebel sect. The building around them was starting to crumble from the battle we had been stumbling through. Scales was able to get in close and sink in his combat blade into the Mando, only for him to laugh in Scales’ face and reveal he has rigged himself to blow up. Scales managed to toss his body outside the crumbling infrastructure to save the group from the blast, but the explosion from the outside managed to cave in the remainder of the building and trap us inside. We lived, but maaan were we messed up.
One of the things I wrestle with in developing his character is how to make a ‘evil’ character sympathetic. He’s basically an ex-gangster swoop pilot who sees value in the Empire for bringing stability to outer-rim planets. He’s basically the warped kind of mind we think of when we see Fascist sympathizers, thinking stability matters more than freedom. I have had him butt against the other players a bit. He doesn’t see the value in needless deaths, which goes against his main partner in missions, the Inquisitor. There have been fun, interesting character moments of questioning his loyalty to an Empire that allows this kind of needless violence to continue.
Here’s what he looks like:
My other character is a Druid named Marko!
This a basic fantasy campaign. Marko was originally conceived as a swamp-living man who had two snakes with him at all times. He’s got kind of a Rasputin-like flavor to him. He’s very lanky, weird, and at times crazy. He’s mostly dressed in bark and grass, casting weird spells on people, like ‘Pup Shape.’ The snakes draped around him are his parents, who he regularly talks to. They were transformed into snakes by demons, and so Marko hates demons now, save for his Tiefling friend Trent.
In a recent session, he allied himself with his current lover, a Elven woman named Shillelagh, and an Orc Baker who wants to kill a gangster over burning down her Bakery. In a particular crazy moment, Mako turned a gangster into a baby and screamed to the others, “STAY BACK. OR I WILL TURN YOU INTO A BABY AND MAKE YOU MY SON.” That sure freaked out the remaining gangsters, who stopped RIGHT in their tracks.
He also started a revolution within a small town, attempting to over throw the rule of the elite caste and royalty who were trying to abandon their city when a horde of invading demons were at the gates. Marko led the revolution to their ship and nearly overturned it.
Here is what he looks like:
So, tell me about your most recent sessions and characters!
P.S. I commissioned a couple of friends to draw my characters. Highly worth it.