Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Midweek Character - Tenla the Rock

Here is the first Gloranthan HeroQuest character I have put up.
She started off as a NPC that helped the player characters in times of trouble.
She was a crazy, angry Vinga worshipper prone to fighting first and asking questions later!
She always covered the PCs' escape when they faced dire odds yet she managed to always return from certain death.
I then planned to run a scenario at Convulsion 2002 and needed some extra player characters so Tenla got promoted!
Since then she has caused more mayhem and disruption to the enemies of the White Ram Clan.



Tenla’s Story

“I don’t believe in ‘justice’, I believe in vengeance and I believe in killing the bastard!”.

Athletic, robust, tall, and strong with natural ginger hair and a fiery temper to match. Yet during combat she is a calm tactical warrior with superior judgement.

She is always in competition with men, racing, boozing and wrestling with them. She got her name (contrary to her nature) by her rocksmashing slice talent. She was renowned for her jollity until her father and brother were slain by Arrantha the Axe - nowadays she laughs no more.

She now reveres Vingan Avenger, has forged her reprisal sword ‘Retaliation’ aided by the DeathLords and has learnt counter-axe techniques to aid her aspiration.

100 Words.



Heortling 13

Warrior 17

Vinga the Avenger Initiate 17



Aspires for Revenge 2M2

Aggrieved by Death of Father and Brother 17

Boastful 1M

Calm During Combat 13

Competes with Men 19

Drinks Lots of Booze 1M

Fiery Temper 7M

Ginger Hair 13

Grief Stricken 1M

Hate Darkness [Uz] 13

Laughs No More 1M

Retaliatory 13

Superior Judgement 19

Tactical 17




BLOODLINE [Corfica] 18

CLAN [White Rams] 13

CHIEF [Banatyr] 13

TRIBE [Ilmori] 13

KING [Old Hanmar] 14

Vingan Temple 17

DeathLords [Contact] 13

Arrantha the Axe [Adversary] 2M




Deadly Spear Throw, Fight Against Rapist, Fight Against Uz, Leaping Shield, Mile Javelin Throw, Spear Help.


Burst of Speed, Dodge Missiles, Leap over Water, Rock-jumping, Run on Mud, Run up Cliffs, Sunset Leap.


Follow Me, Last Ditch Effort, Now I’m Angry, Surprise Yourself, There is Always a Way.



1H Spear & Shield Fighting 18M

2H Spear Fighting 17M

Athletic 15

Combat Tactics 16

Contrary Nature 14

Know Tarshite Tactics 18

Knows Counter-Axe Techniques 20

Forge Weapons 14

Learns Well 13

Natural Temper 13

Racing 13

Renowned for Jollity 13

Robust 5M

Strong 20

Sword Fighting 2M2

Tall 13

Throw Javelins 4M

Wilderness Survival 14

Wrestling 1M


Special Abilities

Reprisal Sword ‘Retaliation’ 3M

Rock Smashing Slice 1M

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Midweek Character - Lance Corporal Jack Jones

A day late but another great player character, this one is from the greatest TV sitcom of all time, Dad's Army.
The few games I have run have been very intense role playing experiences though very funny at the same time.

Corporal jones

Lance Corporal Jack Jones' Story.

"Permission to speak, sir"
"They don't like it up 'em!"

A veteran soldier, with many years service (and medals) to his name, Jack Jones is loaded with ‘long’ stories of adventure and heroism. He served with General Gordon and Lord Kitchener becoming very fond of the cold steel bayonet; “they don’t like it up ‘em”.

Jones runs the local butchers shop and he converted his butchers van as troop transport though as the Captain says “his experience will stand us in good steak er... stead”.

Loyal to the Captain he will volunteer for every mission. When things go wrong he gets in a flap “Don’t Panic Mr Mainwaring!”

His ambition in life? - to marry Mrs Fox.

107 words



Volunteer for any mission

Impress Captain Mainwarring at all times

Keep the men in line

Earn the respect of the men

Tell a great story [or three] to the platoon



Lance Corporal 5M

Butcher 1M



Ambition to Marry Mrs Fox 19

Bayonet 1M

Clumsy 15M

Converted Butchers Van Troop Transport 19

“Don’t Panic Mr Mainwaring!” 15M

Easily Gets in a Flap 10M

Flappable when Things Go Wrong 3M

Fond of Cold Steel Bayonet 3M

Fought Along Side Lord Kitchener 19

“His experience will stand us in good steak er... stead” 17

Loaded with ‘Long’ Stories 5M

Loyal to Captain Mainwaring 17M

Many Medals 19

Many Years of Service 19

Old Veteran 19

Panics 19

Seeks Adventure & Heroism 17

Served with General Gordon 5M

“They Don’t Like It Up ‘em” 12M

Under the Counter Meat Rations 18

Volunteer for Any Mission 13M