The Six Unique Characters in our Aliens & Asteroids Campaign, Part 5

Last, but definitely not least, we have Commander Zell Cantrell, pirate and leader to the team. Played by KT, Zell embodies the ideals of a pirate and leads from the front. She is NOT to be trifled with! 6. Zell Cantrell, Commander   Zell was nothing like our first commander (A. Serious). Zell approached her…

The Six Unique Characters in our Aliens & Asteroids Campaign, Part 4

  After Sean Samsonite and Victoria Stone joined the party, we had two new characters join our ranks. One of those was Astra Brannigan, played by Kaelynn. 5. Astra Brannigan, Dominion Scientist Xenobiologist Astra Brannigan began pretty simply, but over time she’s gained a great deal of confidence and become a big part of the…

The Six Unique Characters in our Aliens & Asteroids Campaign, Part 3

Sean Samsonite was the first PC to join our Aliens & Asteroids playtest at my FLGS (Petrie’s Family Games), but he wasn’t the last. (You can read about him here.) The very next session we had a new player join our ranks, but only for a single night. Vernon created A. Serious Commander — a…

The Six Unique Characters in our Aliens & Asteroids Campaign, Part 2

Last time we talked about the main NPCs in our campaign, the dynamic duo of Space Marines Buddy and Jennifer. They have seen a lot of action and been a great way to get some other folks into a game at the table from time to time, including my daughter AJ. But today I want…

The Six Unique Characters in our Aliens & Asteroids Campaign, Part 1

For several months now, we’ve been playing in a regular Aliens & Asteroids game at my FLGS, and each character is very unique despite their chosen professions. That’s one of the nice things about this system. Character creation is not locked down once you select a career path. Sure, you can follow the path and only…

Hacking the Human System

Humans. In Aliens & Asteroids, the universe is running lousy with them! And that’s just what the Dominion of Humankind was hoping for. 🙂 However, that doesn’t mean that humankind is done tinkering with the formula that has allowed them to spread from one system to the next. The human body may have plateaued as…

Personality Traits, Part 3 – Darkside

Hello fellow readers! Let’s take on the Darkside Personality Traits this time. These are the traits usually embodied by the bad guys. However, they could also be used by other characters to indicate a “fall from grace” or brush with tragedy, especially considering that people are playing in darker settings like Ravenloft and adventures like…

Personality Traits, Part 1 – The Lightside

Welcome again fellow adventurers! Let’s take on Personality Traits this time. In the last series of articles we discussed alignments and attitudes – views that characters have of their world. Now we get to add a few constants of character. We are working towards roleplaying in not only your first adventure with an interesting character,…

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