March 29th, 2007


The introduction of Captain Jhalm, another major character that I didn’t realize was going to exist until he cleared his throat and thrust his way onto the stage.

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Discussion (5)¬

  1. WuseMajor says:

    Between all the people wearing veils, hoods, helmets, and the talking statue, I’m really impressed at just how expressive you can manage to make them.

  2. Snuffle says:

    I had a character do that to me once. There was a story with two boys as the main characters. One day a young girl walked in, introduced herself, and proclaimed herself as the main character. Despite my arguments to the contrary, she has insinutated herself into the story so thoroughly that I know more about her than both my boys put together. At least I’ve still managed to keep her as ‘a’ main character, rather than ‘the’…

    Also, I love Jhalm! I think he has a heckofa lot to learn, but he means well.

  3. Gorath says:

    I really like the idea behind the Veiled, I’ve always liked designing factions and groups for fantasy settings.

  4. Beacon80 says:

    My characters do that to me all the time. Especially bit characters who just need to bring a character from point A to point B. One time I had a random extra acolyte who was just there to bring in a pail of water turn into a young man who had taken a vow of silence, complete with a complex backstory behind it that I couldn’t even tell the audience since, well, he wasn’t talking.

  5. JET73L says:

    Beacon, I HATE when that happens. I love when characters take on a life of their own and I can sdd to my backstory and worldbuilding through them, but it’s SO FRUSTRATING when there’s no way to fit it into the story without using a shoehorn.

    On the plus side, that means I can eventually publish annotated works or entirely separate databooks where the additional information is longer than the novel itself… assuming I ever publish /anything/ outside of fanfiction and DMing.