My post on SW d6 reminded me of an online tool I used to create character portraits for that game, it’s called Hero Machine, and it is extremely cool.
It’s a flash based application that starts you off with a generic “empty” pose, and you go filling it with layers of clothing, eyes, hair, beards, weapons, colors… everything. They’ve added a bunch of stuff to it, like new weapons, armors, and companions, and it’s perfect for fantasy, sci-fi, modern, and comic book hero character portraits. The only drawback with the tool is that you have to do a print screen to capture it and print it out. So you have to import it into a graphics program of some sort. So why are you reading this? Go create your character portrait now at :
Oh… they are perfect for use with the tokens from my tutorial!
Bonus plot hook of the day: A benevolent old dragon’s farts are causing the cattle around town to drop like flies. He needs a remedy for his gas, found in a plant used by wyverns to build their nests. “It only grows up there in the nearby mountains” you’re told. Go find it and stop these nasty dragon farts!