Edwin Brutus Dane was serving 20 years for armed robbery when his metahuman abilities manifested. He tore out of the prison, killing three people in the process, and he's been working as hired muscle for one criminal outfit or another ever since.
Since his manifestation, he's been stuck in the form of an 8-foot-tall purple monster, so there's really no chance for him to lead a normal life. The anger and poor impulse control that sent him to prison in the first place is seemingly magnified by his present condition. The money helps, but only for a little while.
AspectsHigh Concept: Villain For Hire Trouble: Sticks Out Like a Purple Thumb Other: Smarter Than He Looks
SkillsSuperb (+5): Physique Great (+4): Fight, Will Good (+3): Athletics, Provoke, Shoot
PowersSuper-Dense Physiology: Dane's muscles and other tissue are incredibly dense, granting tremendous strength and durability. The Brute gains +2 to Physique in all situations that require pure st…
CharactersEmmeline Forthwrought, eccentric human wizard, with Jonathan, cat familiar.Frevia Arden, self-sufficient human druid, with Roberta, snake animal companion.Imra Shadowmantle, disciplined elven rogue.Melanie Shadowmantle, aristocratic human fighter, with Angelina, recovered toad.
The party decides to travel to Galaron by escorting a Shadowmantle family caravan. Luckily, a shipment of dwarven textiles is scheduled to leave the next morning. Before setting out, Melanie buys a pair of very fine fountain pens. She gives one to her father as an early birthday present, and the other she gives to Emmeline.
Lord Shadowmantle calls Imra into his office. He tells her that the family has begun negotiations with the gnomes of Far Cirque for their gems, but the town has existing contracts with three merchants in Galaron. He gives Imra a list of names and hints that it would be good for the family if someone convinced these people to break their ties with the gnomes. Imra isn…
Last year at this time, I wrote a post listing the games I was playing and running at the time. I thought it would be neat to do another and see how (or if) my gaming has changed.
This game still makes up the bulk of my regular schedule, and in fact, the same campaigns from last year are all still ongoing. As a reminder: Weekly, I'm running a group through Storm King's Thunder at my friendly gaming lounge. In the last year, they've completed the bulk of the adventure's middle, and I'm hoping to get them through to the climax in the next couple months. I'm also planning to take the same characters into Tomb of Annihilation to keep the campaign going and close out somewhere in the high levels.On alternate Mondays, my Forgotten Realms game continues. The party now has a stronghold outside Shadowdale and are currently visiting Waterdeep on their search for the artifacts of Shar.I'm still playing a half-orc barbarian in my friend's Monday game set …