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Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

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Re: Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

Postby Orc26 » Monday October 19th, 2020 1:26pm

Not a little girl but a halfling. They grow to about 3 feet in height, regularly don't wear shoes, have a tendency towards over eating, and prefer to not adventure. (Halflings are the similar but legally different cousins to Hobbits from lord of the rings stuff)
In D&D it is currently all the rate for adventuring parties to take along someone who has made a pact with horrible evil things... So I guess it is going to be the thing to do inHeroQuest now as well...
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Re: Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

Postby wallydubbs » Monday October 19th, 2020 2:33pm

Orc26 wrote:Not a little girl but a halfling. They grow to about 3 feet in height, regularly don't wear shoes, have a tendency towards over eating, and prefer to not adventure. (Halflings are the similar but legally different cousins to Hobbits from lord of the rings stuff)
In D&D it is currently all the rate for adventuring parties to take along someone who has made a pact with horrible evil things... So I guess it is going to be the thing to do inHeroQuest now as well...

I'd have no qualms if they made a Halfling or Hobbit Character, not that I think the heroes would be comfortable having another player they need to protect, but he'd have to be weaker then the Wizard, yet have have some sneaky skills or some form of redeeming quality.
Kinda why I never understood how Marry and Pippin got a spot on the Fellowship. Gandalf had to go because they needed Magic, Aragorn had to go because he was Isildur's heir, Boromir, Legolas and Gimli to represent their people, Frodo had to go because nobody trusted anybody else with the Ring.

Prior to this character I had generally associated the term Warlock with a male witch, or at least the glowing eye underground creatures from the movie Time Machine.

But just the same, Mentor, supposedly handpicked the heroes for these quest, so if he saw such a dark disturbing force within this halfling, why would he choose or even trust her?

Also, there's the whole wand thing. Attacking g with a wand seems so... Harry Potter. The concept of the wand was to focalize energy of the spell without doing harm to the Wizard. I guess she could use a wand as a weapon, but the usage of such is for a spell, weather it be an attack spell or not. So why can't the use the Wand?
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Re: Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

Postby Cael Darkhollow » Monday October 19th, 2020 2:58pm

Pancho wrote: If truth be told if it were up to me I would scrap the character completely, and chose something more in keeping with Heroquest. Demonic Tinkerbell just doesn’t work as a Hero for me.

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Re: Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

Postby Cael Darkhollow » Monday October 19th, 2020 3:09pm

Orc26 wrote:So I've been thinking, mostly about Tales of Berseria and how this character's "demon arm" looks like alot like the main character's demon arm...

what is this Berseria you speak of, im not familiar? Enough similarities to give Hasbro lawyers ulcers?

After a general read through of this character I couldn't help but be reminded of Maria Renard on Castlevania symphony of the Night. I remember thinking, "what in the world is a little girl doing battling monsters in a castle dungeon?" I never used her.
Adventuring heroes and demon possessed small children a little incongruous much?
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Re: Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

Postby Cael Darkhollow » Monday October 19th, 2020 5:25pm

Shauna Nakasone wrote: warlock guest designer

"Initial idea for the warlock to be a halfling is that they are rarely portrayed as scary/intimidating and wanted to play around with that with the warlock archetype. I wanted her to have a bit of a regal demeanor, giving her layers of custom fitted clothing of mixed materials ( treated leather, wispy taffeta and a thick base velvety skirt. The wrap around her upper torso and waist was to give a punch of color as well have an article of clothing that would hold the same spellcaster article of clothing as a cloak but keep the fitted silhouette (also it can be seen from all angles of the 3d figure). The idea of the demonic influence shows itself through the crystallization of the right eye socket and arm. For me crystal growth is a bit creepy/unnerving, a little otherworldly. , it grows and can be invasive, something usually associated with organic materials (fungus, plants, flesh) also that it seems both random and orderly(also I like that it’s translucent and can play around with hight and glow coming from it as well as through it. The black double pupiled eyes on the face and the top of the hand I wanted to get though that it wasn’t a random occurrence but, came from the will of an entity. The color of the crystal/magic is to get across an otherworldly-ness, power, as well as a bit of sickness that comes from being evenly yellow/green. As far as the background I wanted a space that was castle/fortress-like, architectural touches that suggest a lich or other powerful spellcaster, something that may be a target for our warlock."
the other threads have the ilustrator comment posted. added for consistency
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Re: Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

Postby cornixt » Tuesday October 20th, 2020 9:53am

wallydubbs wrote:But just the same, Mentor, supposedly handpicked the heroes for these quest, so if he saw such a dark disturbing force within this halfling, why would he choose or even trust her?

To flip that around, it shows that she is trustworthy because Mentor chose her.


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Re: Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

Postby Orc26 » Tuesday October 20th, 2020 10:52am

Zargon => Wanted power now, got it and is now a bad guy
Warlock => Wanted power now, got it and is now a good gal
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Re: Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

Postby Kurgan » Tuesday October 20th, 2020 11:04am

Ah, the traitor Hero plot twist... "she will lead us to their secret base"

In quest X "you must make a choice..." ?


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Re: Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

Postby Malcadon » Sunday October 25th, 2020 2:02pm

I am not at all a fan of the new Heroes & Heroines. Hafling Warlock, Human Druid and Half-Orc Bard. If I want to play such characters, I would play D&D instead! It feels like the designers got really lazy and just through in their bland, generic 5e D&D characters into the pot to fill out the rewards. What next? An angsty, good-natured Dread Elf Ranger with dual-wielding scimitars and a panther sidekick? I really like to keep HeroQuest its own thing, doing things its own way.

This would have been a good chance to make more interesting types of Heroes/Heroines, like say... The Goblin Prankster. :goblin: It could be a weak fighter that gets ignored by monsters, unless it attacks. In battle, it can disrupt monster actions through pranks and mischief. Basically, an optional Hero for more patient and experienced players.


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Re: Thoughts on the New Warlock Hero?

Postby lestodante » Sunday October 25th, 2020 2:57pm

I don't feel bad about the new characters races (except the orc bard that is odd), I just don't like their minniature represenatation and I think they could do a better job with the cards.


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