RPG 30-Day Challenge, Day Three

RPG 30-Day Challenge, Day Three
So on Day Three I have to answer: What’s my Favorite Playable Class
So this one is easy to answer… which is weird. It’s weird because the answer is true even though I play a lot more than pathfinder-style games. Even when I add in superheroes, sci-fi, post-apocalypse, fantasy Asia, modern horror, and rules-light-narrative-coperati9ve-storytelling, there’s a clear answer to this question.
I want to play the guy in the heaviest armor.
I want to play the he Iron Man character. Or the Glitterboy. Starship Trooper. Crab Engineer. Swat. Exosuit. Gundam. Mobile Frame. Heavy Infantry. One Man Army. Walking Tank. Hulkbuster. Hell, if I’m asked to play in a Quest for Fire prehistory game, I’ll at least consider playing Tantor, He Who Wears Thick Mammoth Hides.
This may date back to my love of the Lensman series, which is arguably the first source for Sci-Fi Powered Armor. And the fact that I love the Starship Troopers novel and John Steakley’s Armor is obviously tied in, though I don’t know if that’s cause or effect. But I’ve played more characters in heavy-to-heaviest armor than anything else.
That includes a LOT of different superhero characters. Monitor. Jessica Steele. Antaeus. Dreadnought. Argus. Templar. Dragonhawk. Troubleshooter. Some are very much Iron Man. Some are more “battle pods” as ultra-small vehicles. Some are mecha. Some are powered spandex. Some are flying suits of ballistic armor. But nearly everyone I’ve games with for a few years will recognize at least a few of those names.
My fantasy character lean the same direction – knights, cavaliers, dwarves in full plate, mercenaries in banded mail with tower shields, samurai in the full heavy armor, even dragonhide. Heck I *wrote* the armiger class for Pathfinder in 6 hours because I suddenly had an idea for a heavy armor support character class.
I love other things too, and I believe fewer than half of my characters can be described as part of my armor fetish. But the one category of character I love the most?
The one with Heavy Armor.


About okcstephens

Owen K.C. Stephens Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is the Starfinder Design Lead for Paizo Publishing, the Freeport and Pathfinder RPG developer for Green Ronin, a developer for Rite Publishing, and the publisher and lead genius of Rogue Genius Games. Owen has written game material for numerous other companies, including Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games and Upper Deck. He also consults, freelances, and in the off season, sleeps.

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