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CREATING YOUR GRIM & PERILOUS CHARACTER

Our new editor came onboard a few weeks ago. We’re in the middle of cleaning up the character creation chapter, and have outlined a few immediate considerations you’ll make when creating your first Grim & Perilous character. Take a look at a sample of what we’re writing, and let us know if we’re hitting close to the mark: As a player, you will create an alternate persona: a protagonist (or perhaps antagonist) of the story,…

MEET HUGO STOAT: PEASANT-HERO (THIRD TIER)

  Hugo had fought for his people, eventually leading the coup d’état against his sovereign lord. But he now bears the many scars of war. Exposure to the horrors of the hidden world, Hugo has developed a crippling fear of darkness. Bearing witness to his lord’s dark rituals, Hugo also lost the use of one of his eyes…but in its place, a dark power has taken interest in him. When the moon is right, Hugo…

MEET HUGO STOAT: MILITIAMAN (SECOND TIER)

After being drafted into service by his liege lord’s press gang, he spent a number of years in the field. Hugo was soft and frightened; he certainly didn’t know what was in store for him. Through the crucible and into the flames, Hugo has slowly been honed into an instrument of war. Even after suffering from a particularly frightening defeat (sacrificing a Destiny Point in the process), Hugo emerged a true warrior. He even earned…

MEET HUGO STOAT: PEASANT (FIRST TIER)

Meet Hugo Stoat. He’s your salt-of-the-earth sort of peasant, living far away from civilization in the small village of Hastings. Hugo spent most of his life tilling the field, taking care of his lord’s precious cattle and living beneath the oppression of the yeoman gentry. Punished at a young age for a crime Hugo refuses to admit to, he’s grown to become a very paranoid and withdrawn man. What Hugo doesn’t know is that his…