Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vanguard 13: The Characters

We've played three sessions of Icons so far, our fourth scheduled for Monday.  Something that I feel was done perfectly in the game was the random character generation.  Sounds weird in a heroes game but as with classic D&D, the character is what you make of it not what you make your character to be.  I'm not saying there's anything wrong with either approach, it's just that random character gen can give the players and the sessions some really unique situations.

With Icons there is plenty of room to 'flesh' the character out after the random rolls but I feel this process pushes your creativity in coming up with interesting characters that you might not think of coming up with or even playing.  Again, you need a good group of players to 'roll' with this concept and if you've read any of this blog, you'll know we have a pretty good gaming group.

So I'd like you to meet the Vanguard 13 circa 1942!

Automaton: The Mechanical Marvel

Lord Genovasis:  The father of Meta-humans

The Sponge:  A janitor
The Scarlet Hood:  The scourge of the underworld
Prophylactica:  The woman wonder of rubber!
King Cobra


  1. Nice! Where did the art for The Sponge come from?

  2. Who did the artwork for the Scarlet Hood? I love it!

  3. The Sponge artwork was just a found image on Google.

    The Scarlet Hood was done on a hero creation site called Fabrica de Herois ( He's got a number of them and they're all great. I think these are the best hero creators on the web. For Scarlet Hood I used the animated one but you should try them all.

  4. Great to see them all 'fleshed out'. Nice bunch of characters you have there!