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Friday, February 15, 2008

Lady Evelyn Stanhope and Colonel Winthrop Rothschild

I really need to come up with a cool name for this Pulp Hero game.

Here are the first two PCs I'm going to suggest to my players (yeah, "the Colonel") is pretty much a complete pull from a PC in the HAC games I played in:

I said that most of the PCs would be American, and I meant it, but these two are both Brits. They're both after the jump.

Lady Evelyn Stanhope: Hard-drinking, hard-fighting Evelyn is the daughter of a renowned Egyptologist who died under mysterious circumstances tied to a mummy's curse. She resented her father's fascination with ancient Egypt when he was alive and that turned to a genuine antipathy toward "relics of the past" after his death. A skilled aviatrix, Evelyn plans to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, several failed flying ventures and her own "live for the moment" lifestyle have left her nearly penniless, playing on her title and family name to cobble together the cabbage she needs to get another plane. Her social standing landed her an invitation to the soirée on the RMS Melpomene, where she hopes to convince some of the wealthy party-goers to support her next expedition.

Signature quote: "If it's got ammo, I can shoot it. If it's got a kick, I can drink it. If it's got wings, I can fly it."

Character traits: Ace pilot, good mechanic, decent brawler, high society, broke, attractive, hard drinker, knows a bit about archaeology and Egyptology, goes through men like a poker dealer shuffling cards

Colonel Winthrop Rothschild: Known to most simply as "the Colonel," Colonel Winthrop Rothschild has seen it all--war, weird mystery, exploration, and more. A veteran of the Second Boer War as well as the Great War, he's physically past his prime, but still a crack shot, at least when he's wearing his spectacles. The Colonel is incredibly brave, a great supporting force for any group, with a wealth of experience. He's also one of the most loquacious people on the fact of the Earth. Well-respected for his adventurous past and his wildly incredible stories, the Englishman was invited aboard the RMS Melpomene because of an old friendship with Dominic Malonee, the tycoon throwing the party.

Signature quote: "There we were, surrounded by hostile cannibal Pygmies, our ammunition expended, our canteens empty, our clothes half-shredded by the underbrush. Fortunately, just as they aimed their bows and arrows at us, I recalled that as a young man, the Pygmy chief had spent a brief, but meaningful semester at Eton, and I broke into a rousing chorus of the Eton Boating Song: 'Jolly boating weather, And a hay harvest breeze, Blade on the feather, Shade off the trees....' The chap wept with joy at the fond memories the song carried to him, and by nightfall he had embraced us and called us brothers, inducting us into the tribe."

Character traits: Veteran, explorer; army man; crack shot; near-sighted without his glasses; incessant talker and story-teller; seen it all; full of aplomb; brave; avuncular

Players, if any of you want to call dibs on either of these, feel free. Dave, nothing personal, but I think you'd be a great Colonel.

4 comments:

Chart Smart said...

Nice Blog :)

Rob Rogers said...

Thanks, chart smart.

The Evil DM said...

Signature quote: "There we were, surrounded by hostile cannibal Pygmies, our ammunition expended, our canteens empty, our clothes half-shredded by the underbrush. Fortunately, just as they aimed their bows and arrows at us, I recalled that as a young man, the Pygmy chief had spent a brief, but meaningful semester at Eton, and I broke into a rousing chorus of the Eton Boating Song: 'Jolly boating weather, And a hay harvest breeze, Blade on the feather, Shade off the trees....' The chap wept with joy at the fond memories the song carried to him, and by nightfall he had embraced us and called us brothers, inducting us into the tribe."

Oh My God.
I almost spewed pepsi all over my keyboard reading that!
Funny as all hell!

Rob Rogers said...

Thanks, Jeff. :)