“Sometimes creating a character is a simple as starting with an image.”
I was led to Hero Forge by encountering one of their posts while scrolling through my Facebook wall. I was intrigued by the fact that you could create a miniature from scratch using their editor!
Before no time, I was creating a dwarven character that was going to be used as a player character in my buddy’s campaign and an NPC in my own campaign world. I have found that if you want to really flesh out an NPC for your settings, play it in another GM’s game. This will give you a chance to optimize the character and discover his or her mannerisms, which really helps when it comes down to writing up the NPC.
If you want to create a custom miniature for a character, an NPC, or an encounter, you’ll be surprised to find out how easy it is to create on their editor! And they are constantly adding more options, so you’ll be sure to find something for one of your games!
The character I created, Thrynn, is a combination of the Fantasy, Modern, and Sci-Fi genres, so don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to one style. Even if you are strictly sticking to a typical sword and sorcery setting, there are some options throughout the various genres that can apply to that setting. For examples, a dwarven manufactured weapon would probably be a little different looking than one manufactured in a human town. And with this in mind, you can add a lot of depth to your mini!
I wanted Thrynn to be a very stoic personality. And because he is an adept gunslinger, I thought it fitting for him to be a marshal that travels throughout the realms of the Empire, upholding the absolute law.
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