Members will be depicted in order of seniority, so we will launch with me (hello, it’s Ryan writing this in case you didn’t know). I do and have done a lot for the network so there’s no one idea for that covers it all. Instead of narrowing it down ourselves, we decided to invite our backers to give us feedback as to which direction which should go.
Below are a few ideas we have. Let us know in the comments which you prefer, or if you have an idea of your own. We’re trying to focus on aspects of who we are as it relates to what we bring to the network. So stuff like the below works, but stuff like big or Canadian, not so much. The format of the below options is
TEXT: Your plucky stubbornness makes you ignore being overshadowed or outnumbered. Opponents do not gain a bonus on Intimidate checks against you for being larger than you.
If you ever become larger than a target that tried to demoralize you, you are stunned for 1 round.
ART ORDER: Ryan, wearing armour, bellows out a rebel yell, book in hand and sword in the air. His armour is brown, inlaid with gems, and accented with gold, similar to the cover of the 3.5 edition of the world’s oldest RPG. His sword and book are reminiscent of the items in the centerpiece of that cover.
TEXT: Your passion is infectious. Pick a topic you are passionate about. When interacting with someone about your passion, you gain a +1 bonus on Diplomacy checks, and you add +1 to the Difficulty Class for all saving throws against spells from the charm subschool.
ART ORDER: Ryan, wearing armour, bellows out a rebel yell, waving a banner. His armour is dragon hide, from a familiar red dragon. The banner he waves has a distinctly sword-shaped P on it.
TEXT: The lower half of your face is covered, making everything you say both intriguing and suspicious. When you make a Bluff or Diplomacy check, roll 1d6 and consult the following chart:
1: -1 to your check.
2: +1 to your check.
3: -2 to your check.
4: +2 to your check.
5: -3 to your check.
6: +3 to your check.
ART ORDER: Ryan is at a desk, his face from the tip of his nose down behind a GM screen. On one shoulder, a small angel Ryan at a tiny desk, his face from the tip of his nose down behind an angelic GM screen. On the other shoulder, a small devil Ryan at a tiny desk, his face from the tip of his nose down behind a diabolical GM screen.
Let us know your thoughts, including if you like multiple ideas here. If the concept is popular enough, we’ll eventually cycle through Network members and get to revisit these.