NPC pool

NPC Pool: William ‘Chopper’ Harris , Vigilante Serial Killer

Chopper is a washed out old roadie in his early sixties. He is lean in build with a slight beer belly and wiry muscles. He has red rhemy eyes under a shinning bald pate. He has white straggly long hair and beard, a red nose and narrow tight mouth. He is also a dreadful casualty […]

Collette Ravenscroft, MR James inspired Adventuress

Collette is a conventionally dressed 1870s woman in her 30s. Closer examination will reveal the cut and the ultra-modern materials used in her dresses allow much more freedom of movement than would be expected.  Her travelling set includes such diverse items as howdah pistols, a cut down buffalo rifle, aspergillum , silver-plated sword cane, holy […]

NPC Pool – Wierd Western – The Fish with No Name

The NPC pool is a resource of non-player character descriptions for use in roleplaying games. This entry by my podcasting compadre Matthew Farr. There is little more I can say about that strange wanderer than a simple description of his person and tell of his passage through our town. More taciturn than even the stilted […]

The Scarlet Buccaneer’s nemesis Blockhouse!

This was a project I started with the rather awesome Jack Couvela start from the begining https://clarkythecruel.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/scarlet-buccaneer-70s-blackpool-superheroine/ – do check out other examples of his art here :  http://jackcouvela.blogspot.com  domestic reasons neither of us could move the project to fruitition but with Jack’s permission I’m sharing it here: Major Sir Sidney Silverbirch, MC & bar, former […]

SCARLET BUCCANEER! 70s Blackpool Superheroine

This was a project I started with the rather awesome Jack Couvela – do check out other examples of his art here : http://jackcouvela.blogspot.com/ for domestic reasons neither of us could move the project to fruitition but with Jack’s permission I’m sharing it here: First of all our heroine Costume She wears a pirate headscarf which […]

 Dave Wilis ‘bricky by day, Necromancer by Night’

 
5’8” and 200lbs of muscle Dave hauls bricks, demolishes walls and clears rubble on the building sites of a typical provincial English town.  He goes to his local to watch footie matches on the big screen and enjoys a pint on a Friday with his workmates in the town centre chatting up white stiletto and fake tan wearing girls. You’ve seen Dave in a dirty hoodie, tracksuit bottoms, workmen’s boots reading on the bus or having a fag outside Lloyds bar in designer jeans and polo shirt. He’s a normal bloke.
 
Dave is not a normal bloke.
 
Unknown to Dave or his parents who adopted him he comes from a long line of sorcerers. Go far back in his blood line and you will find things that are not fully human.  
Dave may not know this but he does know the old tatty books he found on a demolition job and the gaffer let him keep, well they made sense to him. Especially the pictures but even the words, which has he only speaks English is a little weird.
 
Now Dave has started to hear and see things, and have conversations with them. He gets them to do things – minor things really like that a horse wins the 4.15 at Chepstow that kind of thing.
 
Dave’s covered his library with dust jackets from charity shop hardbacks so he can read them on the bus to work. They really do make a lot of sense, it’s strange really that they didn’t cover this sort of thing in school.
 
Dave isn’t stupid just in denial. He’s kept his experiences from his workmates and is at the start of a very dangerous path. The things will start to encourage him to use them for more than more things and a downward spiral will begin, eventually a bacon butty and can of relentless will not be enough for Dave to start the day and he’ll start hankering after a stranger vittals.
 
Dave could be a neighbour or NPC is a normal cops or similar campaign which can draw PC’s into a more macabre world. He equally could be after some further steps down the path to his doom be an enemy or an ally

NPC Pool – 1920s – Sherriff Dwight Kent

The NPC pool is a resource of non-player character descriptions for use in roleplaying games. Dwight is a man is his early 50s. He was in the service (US Army)  then spent a couple of years in a nearby big city police department before returning to his small town routes and serving as a deputy […]