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The Development of a Custom Character

Posted June 25th, 2008 at 11:22 AM by Finrod
One of my earlier customs was an elf wizard named Gavin Sacrens (anagram for... someone). With the release of Wave 8 and all the new elf wizards, I've been re-working his stats a bit. Here's the card as it stands now:


Then I started on the bio. I already knew from the figure design that he was wearing the skin of an Anubian Wolf, so that gave me a little to go on. At first, I was imagining him as sort of impressive, a warrior who risks himself too much.

But then I started thinking about his powers. I like for personality to flow from powers (and vice versa). Here's a guy whose major power is to enhance other powers. From a personality point of view that makes him either an extremely generous person, or... an arrogant jerk who takes credit for others' successes.

Once I had that figured out, everything flowed together. I may reword parts of this, but I'm...
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Sir Dupuis Facts

Posted June 17th, 2008 at 08:27 PM by Finrod
In this thread, various people were posting net memes with a Heroscape theme. When the question arose as to what "net memes" are, Cavalier explained it, giving a few examples, including the infamous Chuck Norris facts.

I was immediately inspired. We needed a Heroscape version of this. And who better than our very own Sir Dupuis?

So from time to time, I'll add more Sir Dupuis facts to this blog. Here's the first ones from the original thread, plus a few more:
  • Jandar did not summon Sir Dupuis. Sir Dupuis rode his horse from Earth to Valhalla. Along the way, his horse sneezed. The result was the Crab Nebula.
  • When Sir Dupuis moves into lava, he does not get hot lava death. Hot lava gets Sir Dupuis.
  • Sir Dupuis' true point value is a number so large it cannot be expressed in three-dimensional space.
  • Ne-Gok-Sa tried to mindshackle Sir Dupuis once. The resulting feedback and explosion is why none of the Marro have
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Who's this Finrod guy, anyway?

Posted June 17th, 2008 at 05:27 PM by Finrod
I suppose I may as well use this blog feature that I get as a Site Supporter. Maybe someone will read it. Someday.

Hi, everyone. I'm Finrod. I've been playing Heroscape since right around the time Wave One came out. I was on Heroscape.net for a while, got to see it disappear... moved on to heroscapehq.com... got to see it disappear... and then joined Heroscapers.com on the inaugural day. I love this game, and I love it here.

While I enjoy the game itself in all formats - tournament, draft, general-specific, or whatever, I find myself somewhat fascinated by the background story. More specifically, I enjoy reading about the characters themselves and imaging them in this bizarre situation they find themselves in.

So a couple of years ago, I finally wrote my first fiction piece for Heroscape called "Maternal Legacy." It was a short story for a contest we had on the site here. It didn't win, but I got a lot of compliments on it. The story focuses...
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