Jackpot, Buildies! Welcome to this episode of Building Character, YouTube’s 47th most popular D&D web show and climbing. My name is Bobby, and I’ll be your guide as we revisit a classic build to celebrate the return of the legendary demon slayer, Dante!
With the release of Devil May Cry 5, everyone’s favorite half hellspawn has sprung back into the spotlight, and I’ve decided to update the build that I did last year on the blog to better represent where Dante is today. Some bits will be the same, but some will be a new direction for how he’ll play at the gaming table. Spoilers for DMC5 will be in effect, so go play that and have a great time before you come back. If you’re all set, let’s get this party started!
“The heart may be weak, and sometimes it may even give in. But I’ve learned that deep down, there’s a light that never goes out!”
Open your hearts Buildies, and grab your keyblades! Kingdom Hearts’ Sora is making his way to the gaming table for this week’s edition of Building Character. I’m equal parts excited and scared to do this build, because Kingdom Hearts fans are a scary lot. I’m one of them, so I should know!
We will not be spoiling Kingdom Hearts III, but we will be discussing some gameplay elements from the series and might have some images from earlier games than III that contain minor plot spoilers. Fair warning!
Like many of our builds, we won’t be able to replicate all of Sora’s abilities exactly, but I think the flavor of our plucky hero will come through well! I’ve been playing Kingdom Hearts games since 5th grade, and even though the story is nonsensical and the word “darkness” now causes my eyes to bleed, I’m so happy that we’ve got another installment in this wonderful Japanese mind trip. After the break, we’ll dive into this build!
‘There’s no such thing as a painless lesson. They just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can’t gain something without losing something first… but if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find that you have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle…‘
Get your chalk circles and philosopher’s stones ready, Buildies! Today’s the day that the much-requested Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist, is brought into D&D 5th Edition! I’ve been looking forward to this one for a good long while, and I’m so happy that many of you let me know that you wanted him too.
Spoilers will be in effect for Fullmetal Alchemist & FMA: Brotherhood, but I’ll try not to ruin too many of the fun twists and turns. I highly recommend watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood or reading the manga in any case, one of the all time greatest works in the genre (my humble opinion, of course.) After the break, we’ll jump right in!
‘You have hundreds of champions to protect a few land masses. I protect the other seventy percent of the world… and there is only one of me. I have responsibilities you cannot even dream of.‘
The tide is rising Buildies, and the ruler of Atlantis shall rise to meet it! Welcome back to the world’s premiere source of word vomit regarding fictional characters and how to create them in Dungeons & Dragons 5e. Today, we’ll be bringing Arthur Curry, the Aquaman, to the gaming table.
Stow your fish jokes, any comic book fan knows that Aquaman is the baddest thing in any ocean, and even on land he’s capable of going toe-to-toe with DC Comics’ biggest bruisers. So take that fish schitck and shove it! Let’s build this aquatic titan, and prove once and for all who’s king!
‘Now you shall deal with me, O Prince, and all the powers of Hell!’
Is it hot in here, or is it just the vengeful spellcaster in the room? Hello Buildies, and welcome to this week’s Building Character! Gotta say, when this was suggested to me I had to think pretty hard about it, but my love for classic Disney villains runs deep. It’s been a while since we had a good villain, so loosen up those vocal cords and indulge in a deep, cruel chuckle- Muahahahaha! It’s time to take a look at how to bring the Mistress of All Evil to the game table!
‘Listen to me: To be effective in combat, a warrior must not feel for his enemy. The road ahead is long, and unforgiving… no place for a boy. You must be a warrior.’
Welcome to the hype, Buildies! This polar vortex we’re experiencing in the States is clearly a maelstrom, sent by Odin to torment us mortals down here on Midgard. Fortunately, the best godslayer in the realm is here to wreak a just vengeance for our chilly suffering. Kratos, god of war and father of boy- I mean, Atreus, emerges onto the battlefields of D&D 5e. Spoilers for the God of War series in general will be in effect, though I will stay away from spoiling the major God of War 4 plot points. Let’s see what the Ghost of Sparta can do when we bring him to the battlefield!
Hope you’re not harboring any distorted desires, Buildies! Because if you’re contributing to society’s downfall, Joker and the Phantom Thieves will be leaving you a calling card in D&D 5th Edition! I loved Persona 5 to shreds on the PS4, as it’s one of the most mechanically satisfying and stylistically aesthetic RPGs of our generation. I highly recommend you play it, especially if you’re planning on picking him up in Smash Bros. Ultimate… or in Dungeons & Dragons!
I’ll do my best to keep spoilers for the 2nd half of the game away from this build, as we’ll be examining how best to build Joker for your gaming table. Obviously, D&D isn’t set up with Personas in mind, but we’ll be stretching and re-flavoring as much as possible to keep Joker’s feel and vibe. Hopefully you’ll find room in your party for a gentleman thief with his kind of skills. Let’s plug in those keywords and transition to the cognitive realm to take a look at what makes Joker tick!
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!