Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States, is one of the most memorable politicians we've had in our history. Part of that has to do with his history of achievements in the White House, and how he shaped the very nature of the executive branch, and part of it is because his mug is on the $20 bill, which is the default for ATMs. However, if you've ever looked down at that scarred, sour face and wondered about that man, rest assured he was one of the most violent, vengeful, and balls-out homicidal men we've yet to elect to the office of the president. And, if you've been wondering how to bring that sort of crazed warrior-ruler combination to your game, here's a Pathfinder conversion guide to get you started.
RPGs are some of the most successful games of today’s times—and it’s easy to see why. No other genre offers that unparalleled sense of scale, customizability, and freedom. RPGs let us experience vast, interesting worlds and stories, supplemented with diverse and engaging gameplay.
Abraham Lincoln was many things; a statesman, a lawyer, a commander-in-chief, a father, and thus far the only President of the United States to fight a civil war. We all know Lincoln the great emancipator, and the president who was taken from a nation before his work was fully done. The man most of us don't know, because for some reason it isn't in our history books, is the bare-knuckle brawler with superhuman strength who cracked skulls and served booze long before he was ever a sitting member of the nation's government. For those of you who'd like to bring the younger, wild-eyed Abe to your table and carve a path to leadership and governance with careful words and a big damn ax, then this Pathfinder character build ought to get you started.
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of The United States, still stands like a titan of history. His career, from a boxer and cow puncher all the way to the highest office of the executive branch, reads like the bastard child of a documentary, and an action movie conceived while fighting off bears in the depths of the forest. Roosevelt was a soldier, a fighter, a stone-cold badass, and a lover of animals in all their various states. If you'd like to bring the rough-rider himself to your game, this guide should get you started.
Hawkeye, alias Clint Barton, is easy to miss given the company he keeps. After all, when Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and even the Black Widow are all on screen, there's a lot of eyes on them. That's fine though; despite the flimsy look of his weapons, Hawkeye is one of the most dangerous Avengers on the team. Players who want a smart tactician, an unbeatable archer, and someone who can handle himself in nearly any situation may find that taking a page out of Barton's book might just be the way to go for their next Pathfinder character.
The Avengers represents a perfectly mixed team. There's ranged combat and brute muscle, super-science and sorcery, all of them working together toward a common end. There's also subtlety, and for those who forgot about her, it's likely the Black Widow is about to stab you in the back. No team should ever go into the field without a stealth and infiltration expert. For those looking to bring Natasha to their tables, this guide should get you started!
D&D, the game that started as a simple set of rules in a long ago forgotten magazine called Chainmail. It's creator started out as a hobbyist into reenactments of historical battles with miniatures.
For many comic book fans, the Incredible Hulk represents the slim margin by which the darker forces of human nature are held in check. For others, he represents the power that everyone holds inside of them. No one can deny that the appeal of the Hulk lies in the freedom that comes with letting the monster loose to smash until its heart's content, though. Even if we might regret that decision once our rage is spent, and we realize what we've done.
So I got my students geared up based off personalities.
I have been into games since I was about eight years old, and here now, I am 32. I love JRPGs the most next to tactical strategy and some casual.
I sometimes feel at-odds with certain sections of gaming fandom, especially when it comes to SEGA and their mascot franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. For one thing, I'm still a huge fan of the franchise, have been since I was a kid (it was really the series that first really got me into gaming, actually), but then I also tend to be way more positive and relaxed towards it than most people seem to; sometimes, it's to the point where I feel like that extremely vocally negative minority would probably eat me alive if I tried to explain my opinions to them. I mean, for one thing, I don't think Sonic Forces is that bad, I think it's still totally worth playing, but then I also love Sonic Unleashed and its story. I believe that both classic and modern Sonic games have their individual merits, and I'm very proud of SEGA for experimenting and daring to try something different with the character over the years. And—for some reason, probably my most controversial opinion in this article—I don't think the Sonic film design is nearly as bad as everyone says it is (which is something I definitely want to discuss further in a future piece).