Hello Buildies! I’m incredibly excited to bring one of my favorite video game heroes to the table today, from a game that gave me hours and hours of joy as I roamed the land of Hyrule. Today’s build will be Link from the Legend of Zelda, specifically from Breath of the Wild!
If you haven’t played Breath of the Wild, I highly encourage you to go and have an amazing open-world experience (Nintendo please sponsor UwU). Obviously, spoiler warning for the game, although we will also be referring to some of the other Zelda titles by necessity as well. That said, let’s look at how the Rip Van Winkle of video games (will anyone get that reference? I don’t know if they teach kids classic literature any more) plays out at your D&D game!
“Hope you got friends on the other side, ’cause no one’s gonna miss you here.”
Happy New Year Buildies! 2019 and we’re all gonna make it. The snow is still rollin’, and the weather is still icy. That’s great, because the cold makes it hard for the undead to move quickly. Didn’t you hear? Building Character HQ has a zombie problem, a regular infestation. The undead are crawling, shambling, and gnawing at the door…
But I’m feelin’ pretty good. Why? Because Special Agent Leon S. Kennedy is on his way! Spoilers for the core Resident Evil games (and a few of the CGI movies). Let’s take a look at the President’s right hand man!
‘You better watch out, you better not cry! You better not put, I’m tellin’ you why. ‘Cause I’ve come to town!’
Merry Christmas, Buildies! A ho ho holiday quickie of a build just for you loyal little elves. It’s been a great year of hearing from all of you about how much fun you’ve had with these builds at your own gaming tables, and to celebrate, let’s take a look at one of the icons of the season: Santa Claus!
‘It’s exactly as you said: I’m a Schnee. I have a legacy of honor to uphold. Once I realized I was capable of fighting, there was no longer a question of what I would do with my life. It was my duty.’
December is here, and with it comes Winter’s (literal) little sister, Weiss! Hi Buildies, and thanks again for dropping by! It’s chilly outside, so close that door, get a fire roarin’, and settle in with some hot cocoa while we create the Schnee Dust Company’s finest huntress in D&D.
“I’m going to own this curse. And I’m going to use it against you. Whenever innocent blood is spilled, it’ll be my father’s blood. And you’ll find me there, a spirit of vengeance, fighting fire with fire..”
“Criminals, by nature, are a cowardly and superstitious lot. To instill fear into their hearts, I became a bat. A monster in the night.”
It’s been a long time coming, so thanks for sticking with us Buildies! Today we’re tackling a brutal build for a brutal man, the Dark Knight himself: Batman! We’ll be creating the mortal who stands shoulder to shoulder with gods and monsters in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, so you can bring the Bat to your gaming table when that epic level 20 session gets called. Let’s summon the Batmobile and ‘Batman Begin’! (The first of many bad puns, I assure you.)
“I’m the best I am at what I do. And what I do ain’t very nice.”
Hello my fellow X-Men! Today we’re on the hunt with the greatest hunter to roam the Canadian wilderness, The Wolverine! We’ll be seeing how the most famous of mutants can be brought to life with D&D 5th Edition. We’ll be primarily taking influence from the comics for his build, so let’s climb in the Blackbird and get started!
“Listen, you don’t know me, son, so I’m gonna say this once: if I ever kill you, you’ll be awake, you’ll be facing me, and you’ll be armed.”
Hello Browncoats and Buildies! This week we’re steering a Firefly class transport out into the black with my favorite Han solo expy, Captain Malcolm Reynolds. We’ll be taking a look at what makes him tick, and how you can bring him to your table for D&D 5th edition. Without further ado, go on and bring me the sky!
“How odd. We now have a dog and Alistair is still the dumbest one in the party.”
Hey friends and fellow Buildies! (That’s your name as of 5 seconds ago.) Welcome to the domain of the apostate mage, Morrigan of the Wilds. Hailing from the untamed forests of Ferelden, Morrigan brings her shapeshifting and elemental magic to bear against the looming tide of Darkspawn in the Dragon Age series.
While the magic systems in DA & D&D are fundamentally different, we’ll be doing our best to mimic her abilities and preserve the flavor of the character as we bring her to life at our game table. (Bonus, listen to this while reading for the full effect.)
Let’s up our nonexistant sleeves and start casting!
Beware the dark lord of the Sith, Darth Vader! Sorry about the delay folks, had some real life issues crop up but we’re back this week with my personal favorite movie villain of all time. I took to the Internet in search of the wisest nerds and gamers, all to figure out the best way to represent Darth Vader at the everyman’s gaming table. If you haven’t had the ultimate plot twist in Star Wars spoiled for you yet, what are you doing here!? Let’s embrace the dark side and get started!