Saturday, 24 November 2018

npcs of dracula's castle

This all got a bit League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. You can either use the characters themselves or the archetypes they represent. Maybe roll two and combine them??

(also kind of inspired by peter webb's thing of pop-culture collage as worldbuilding)
  1. Van Helsing - grizzled vampire hunter
  2. Lord Byron - foppish romantic author
  3. Blackbeard - swarthy pirate captain
  4. Torquemada - humourless tonsured inquisitor
  5. Lope de Aguirre - wild-eyed conquistador
  6. Don Quixote - senile paladin w/ fat servant
  7. Caligula - gibbering pervert in toga
  8. Edgar Allan Poe - melancholy novelist
  9. Falstaff - cheerful, pompous fat knight
  10. King Lear - lonely half-mad monarch
  11. Quasimodo - kind-hearted hunchback
  12. Sherlock Holmes - smug master detective
  13. Fu Manchu - silk-robed mastermind
  14. Aleister Crowley - faux-satanic tryhard
  15. D'Artagnan - jolly, foolhardy musketeer
  16. Lucrezia Borgia - poisonous femme fatale
  17. James Bond - debonair sociopathic spy
  18. Harry Flashman - cowardly war hero
  19. Dr. Frankenstein - self-loathing mad scientist
  20. Frankenstein's Monster - tragic walking corpse
  21. Ibn Battuta - urbane travelling scholar
  22. Hannibal Lecter - homicidal psychiatrist
  23. Doc Holliday - slowly-dying gunfighter
  24. Captain Macheath - chivalrous highwayman
  25. Arsene Lupin - gentleman thief
  26. Thomas Carnacki - gentleman ghost hunter
  27. Inspector Japp - gruff, stoic policeman
  28. Miss Marple - crime-solving spinster
  29. Imhotep - vengeful mummy
  30. Genghis Khan - nomad warlord
  31. Socrates - philosopher who won't shut up
  32. Li Bai - drunk poet in love w/ moon
  33. Queen of Hearts - head-chopping royal narcissist
  34. Jack the Ripper - manic serial killer
  35. Hawley Griffin - invisible lunatic
  36. Sweeney Todd - throat-slitting barber
  37. Erik the Red - Viking berserker
  38. Thomas de Quincey - perplexed opium addict
  39. Oda Nobunaga - honourable samurai
  40. Leonardo da Vinci - clockwork inventor
  41. Merlin - powerful-but-useless wizard
  42. Nikola Tesla - autistic electric savant
  43. Red Sonja - half-naked barbarian warrior
  44. Zorro - flamboyant masked hero
  45. The Grey Mouser - wry, pragmatic rogue
  46. Nero Wolfe - obese, immobile sleuth
  47. Mikhail Bakunin - bearded revolutionary
  48. Tom Swift - boy adventurer w/ gadgets
  49. Elric of Melnibone - depressed wandering hero
  50. Franz Mesmer - creepy hypnotist
  51. Sir Galahad - gallant Grail-seeker
  52. Baba Yaga - crooked old witch
  53. Joan of Arc - divinely-guided soldier
  54. Pennywise - horrible clown
  55. Gorilla Grodd - resentful psychic ape
  56. Dr. Moreau - breeder of hideous hybrids
  57. Hercules - boisterous strongman
  58. Ja'far ibn Yahya - scheming grand vizier
  59. Rasputin - hollow-eyed mad monk
  60. Baron Munchausen - teller of absurd tales
  61. Hop-Frog - psychotic court jester
  62. Robin Hood - anticapitalist archer
  63. Elizabeth Bathory - bather in virgins' blood
  64. The Hardy Boys - mystery-solving teens
  65. Abraham Lincoln - folksy statesman
  66. Sigmund Freud - sex-obsessed alienist
  67. Charles Darwin - naturalist w/ grand theory
  68. Napoleon - extremely short conqueror
  69. Fox Mulder - conspiracy theorist
  70. Oscar Wilde - acerbic old queen
  71. Geronimo - stone-faced outlaw
  72. Charles Manson - hippie murder-cult leader
  73. Sun Wukong - unstoppable trickster hero
  74. Pantagruel - gluttonous stupid giant
  75. Beethoven - manic, half-deaf composer
  76. The Buddha - calm, cryptic sage
  77. Ramses II - pharaoh who thinks he's God
  78. Lassie - extremely good dog
  79. Daniel Boone - surly frontiersman
  80. HP Lovecraft - racist sci-fi nerd
  81. C-3PO - chirpy mechanical servant
  82. Al Capone - wisecracking mobster
  83. Jordan Peterson - faux-intellectual conman
  84. Gepetto - avuncular toymaker
  85. Houdini - renowned escapologist
  86. Queequeg - tattooed pagan harpoonist
  87. Mephistopheles - tempting devil
  88. Robert Johnson - itinerant bluesman
  89. Aladdin - thieving street urchin
  90. Scarlett O'Hara  - Southern belle
  91. Ulysses McGill - smooth-talking hobo
  92. Nigel Thornberry - pith-helmeted explorer
  93. Sabrina - teenage witch w/ talking cat
  94. P. T. Barnum - slick freak-show proprietor
  95. Burke and Hare - body-snatching best friends
  96. Vladimir and Estragon - philosophical tramps
  97. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern - bickering sycophants
  98. Bonnie and Clyde - romantic bank robbers
  99. Batman and Robin - caped crusader and teen sidekick
  100. Count Alucard - definitely not Dracula
What are they doing though:
  1. Looking for treasure
  2. Looking for way out
  3. Looking for Dracula
  4. Hiding from monster
  5. Arguing with (roll again)
  6. Fighting with (roll again)

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