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 (6)¬

  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.

  6. TekServer says:

    Years ago I successfully bamboozled – er, I mean talked 😜 – a GM into letting me run a True Neutral paladin based on Jhalm. He served as a paladin for the entire pantheon of gods, both good and evil. He was a lot of fun to run, though I suspect he annoyed my fellow players almost as much as Jhalm annoys Digger.
    Truthfully, the Veiled Paladin was my second choice. My first attempt to talk the GM into letting me play a wombat was unsuccessful. 😝