Saturday, November 11, 2017

Miserable Wrecking Wreckers: Brother

Brother is a Dark Cultist that works alone. He wanders from settlement to stronghold, using his Memorization ability to sew discord and destruction. His ultimate goal is to get all the beings in the Great Ruined World to kill one another. While this seems to be happening anyway, it's just taking too long for Brother.

Brother's abilities are boosted by his "potent" descriptor, and of course if he gets into trouble he can always summon a Radiation Golem to run interference while he escapes.

Brother is a great "drop in" villain, either working behind the scenes or directly against the characters.
He could even be used to compel the characters to play out an adventure that is contrary to their natures, or best interests.

Miserable Wrecking Wreckers: Runway Jane

Jane was an idea I had for the card game, so long ago, but trying to draw her never ended well. She always ended up too thin or "too" something else, and I never actually drew the card.

I like the idea of characters interacting with her, and the fact that she keeps coming back, even after being destroyed, makes her a fun antagonist to throw at them. Also, she remembers every time the characters kill her. I can see her being a serious threat early on, but changing over time to a clever nuisance once the characters have out-leveled her. 

I went back and forth about how to destroy her (true love, force her to see her own reflection without the mask, etc.), but the space constraints on the page force me to go with themes that are more concise, and that rely on less exposition.

Jane uses a new descriptor "Eternal" which allows her to reappear in the world in 1d4 days.



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Another Miserable Wrecker: Sleeke

This is the sketch to line drawing to stroked to colorized process for one of the creeps in "Miserable Wrecking Wreckers". Sleeke is representative of a new "Monster Type", the "Gato". Like Ratlings and Lizard-Folk, Gatos can often be found living among surviving humans in settlements and strongholds. Sleeke is designed to harass characters in these settings.

As with other new "Monster Types" introduced in the book, stats and a description for standard "Cat-folk" are included in a "New Waste-Land Beasts" section after all of the Named villains pages.