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Pimp My Character update

Written by Expy - Published on July 9, 2008

Pimp My Character #1 Winner

Congratulations to Sean! Sean is the winner of a character sketch awarded at random to one of the readers who suggested ideas for PMC#1.

Pimp My Character #1 Results

The first PMC event/contest was a success so we’ll come back every month – at least for a little while – with a new character to pimp and new prizes to win.

Pimp My Character is a community project:

  • Someone emails me a character concept in 30 words or less.
  • Everyone suggests ways to make this concept awesome, and how to make it work in a party.
  • Dungeon Mastering commissions a sketch for the character.
  • If enough readers participate, Dungeon Mastering also commissions a character sketch for one lucky reader who chipped in some ideas.

You can also read the initial PMC community project announcement.

Overview of the creation guide

The guys from AvatarArt work from a creation guide that include a lot more information that the four lines below but it gives you a good idea of how they work. (They are the masterminds behind the Dungeon Mastering’s Expy-The-Red-Dragon Banner, so I obviously like their work)

Here’s a few details found in the recent pimped character’s creation guide:

Inspiration: Dick Turpin, Errol Flynn, James Bond etc.

Gender: Male, but can pass for female at a pinch

Profession: Illusion-using Rogue

Build/Muscle: Muscular but lithe, speed not muscle

If you buy a sketch from AvatarArt – or win one through our monthly Pimp My Character contest – you’ll get an original sketch and you get to make 4 rounds of requests for change. I can tell you they nailed it when I submitted my banner concept.

The D&D Character Bank

The PMC concepts and sketches will soon be available in a character bank. For now here’s the first “pimped” character:

Meet Magnus the Illusionist Thief

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Meet Expy The Red Dragon

Expy is the mascot for DungeonMastering.com and the real mastermind behind Expy Games. He likes to hoard treasure, terrorize neighbors, burn down villages, and tell white dragon jokes..

No matter how fearful the legends claim dragons are, they always end up being defeated in 5 rounds by adventuring parties they encounter. That’s what dragons are – experience points for the heroes in your Dungeons & Dragon party. And this mascot is no different, hence the name Expy.

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