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Sache Ordo mandalorian hero by mindflenzing Sache Ordo mandalorian hero by mindflenzing
*edit* I decided to shade the pic, fix her left eye and add her signature weapon, her axe, which which she at second level has a (non crit) max damage rating just shy of the max hit points of the toughest characters in the party.

So, after giving up on running a Twi'lek or a human scoundrel I decided that since the rest of the party is multi-classing into Soldiers or Jedi but only doing ranged combat I might enjoy going in a different direction without going all non-combat. I though, let's go MELEE! So I got the idea to run a Mandalorian warrior. The Mandalorians are an ideologically based loose organization of clans who follow the code of the Mandalorians.

This character would be plain compared to my other ideas but having a pragmatic, honorable (even if it is by the harsh Mandalorian standards), and melee oriented character is such a huge contrast from the rest of the party. Even though everybody has at least one level of combat class character they are mostly, small, weak, and cowardly individuals who use pistols. This one will carry a rifle with a power weapon as a bayonet and a power axe and will use heavy armors. I'll probably add a jetpack soon also and maybe a flamethrower as Mandalorians (think Bobba Fett) like them a lot. Where it not for out scout she would be the the tallest, the second heaviest (by body weight) and by far the strongest. She's strong enough to carry almost any two of them (and her strength ain't all that high). It will be interesting to see how the coward Jedi Agricultural Corps members and pacifist Jedi deal with a Mandalorian. The Scout will probably be fine with her and I doubt the mid level crime boss scoundrel would be bothered (unless she made her opinion of him abundantly clear). I still have to figure out how I want to run her ideologically. I need a better worked out world view than what Wookiepedia can give me.




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speedracerdude511 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist
you might want to change the title... otherwise people won't be able to translate it into Mando'a if you catch my drift
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
One thing you could try for the character is taking the Japanese bushido code and borrowing from that.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find that rather overdone. When I was in highschool forever ago they were novel but now everybody does them and in Star Wars the Jedi already borrow heavily from samurai and the Jedi are always trying to annihilate the Mandalorians. The Mandalorians were modeled after the Predators. They are clan based warriors but they're also almost universally hated/feared by the rest of the galaxy so they have to pick carefully what battles they revel in.

When it comes to codes of conduct I prefer less common ones. I like the Scorpion Clan from L5R where they wear masks and deceive everybody but consider themselves the most honest because they never technically lie and they "wear their masks on the outside". Or the Vodacce from 7th Sea where they can be family men while having mistresses and men of honor while engaging in treacherous political actions. Bushido does not seem alien to anybody anymore and its not as tricky to play anymore.
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Eh it was a thought, since you're familiar with L5R I'd recommend the Dragon Clan which is a bit of a personal fav out of there.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I shouldn't have unloaded on you like that. I suppose I have a touch of indie in that when I like something obscure and it becomes mainstream it loses a lot of my interest.

My personal favorite clans are the Crane and the Scorpion. The Crane have that enigmatic eastern warrior aesthetic and the Scorpion take a very skilled and clever player. I think the best Star Wars equivalents would be the Echani for the Crane and the Arkanians for the Scorpion. Mandos are probably more like the Crab.

I like the idea of having a warrior with a strong code of honor that conflicts with the honor of other more traditional warriors. When the tactician meets the romantic warrior's challenge with a stealthy pistol shot you end up with a lot of roleplaying fodder.
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, it happens. I always liked the Dragon since you never saw them that often in the fiction, but when you do you know something big is going to happen.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That could well be. I only played a handful of convention games and a little bit of the card game so most of what I know came from skimming and older edition of the rulebook. At the time my group was much more into 7th Sea and we ran that about 3/4 of the time with touches of Starwars RCR, D&D 3.5, and a handful of other things.
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah 7th Sea is one of the few I haven't played, everyone was busy playing L5R. Not a bad situation though.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All the 7th Sea stuff is out of print but last time I checked you can get PDFs of all the books from RPGnow for half the cover price (which is nice since hardcovers sell for up to 10 times cover). I love 7th Sea. It may not have a flaws system but I think it was an improvement over Wick's previous work on L5R and it was a great system for roleplaying. The backgrounds and virtues/hubris(es?) work very well for causing everybody to play interesting characters and the drama dice encourage a lot of crazy cinematic stuff. I really love the system. It's rolled and kept dice mechanic pretty much covered any task resolution situation you could come up with and the rules were very simple compared to most of the games I play. I may have cut my teeth on AD&D but 7th Sea was my first true (RPG) love.
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Nehmeahosis Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
wow. you have managed something i had never even thought of a truly magnificent Mandalorian female. the only word that comes to mind is glorious in the sense Klingon's use it. well done.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I had a very much that kind of thing in mind when I created her. Essentially she was designed to be the ideal woman of a war-like people.
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Nehmeahosis Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
i look forward to seeing more art work of her. i may have to do a fan piece of her at some point if you don't mind :)
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got a bunch of pics but they are just pencil. I do have one other pic of her up on DA though. Go ahead, I would be interested in seeing that.
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Nehmeahosis Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
I'll have it done soon.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool.
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Nehmeahosis Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Semi-random question. How did Sancho meet her fist husband and what species was he and the jedi that became her second. also what species was her adopted kid?
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her first husband was a childhood friend of hers from her clan. He was one of those sly ruggedly handsome humans. The Jedi Master who was the second was an old Cerean who was more interested in the "jackpot" of big destinies than anything else. The child she adopted was a young (6rys) Zabrak who she took off the streets of Courescant and raised as her own.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good work man, very slick.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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BackAlleyScrapper Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Pretty cool! :D
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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BackAlleyScrapper Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Oh, and I wish you luck on playing your game -- I'm just starting a Champions RPG group with my friends :) Have fun! :D
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Champions is pretty cool also. I had a friend build a small gundam with it. I found that with super strength that you were better off ripping folks apart than using weapons but that could have been my GM, he was new.
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ajaxx1184 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Looks like this droid has seen a little action since the last post.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I felt the need to have her carrying her signature one hit kill axe. And it definitely makes her look more like a warrior than a soldier compared to the rifle.
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RobinsArtist Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
The blades are wild. Were you inspired at all be yt Mandaolrian/Clone trooper exclusives at entertainment earth? That had a couple female Mandalorians.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The bayonet is a fairly common knife design, the axe on the other hand I spent hours trying to find something wicked looking, somewhat crude but with a touch of elegance, and without looking like it's compensating for something. Let me tell you, that's a tall order for an axe. I decided that a slender curved blade with a gap would have presence with less mass and gives more options for gripping it.

I had not heard about those figures till you mentioned it to me, however the red one looks a lot like one of the minigame figures I have. The funny thing is that I did not realize the Mandalorian was a she until a couple of other figures I orded came in and I began to realize that any slim figures spread legs are female (I could not get high quality images for the minifigs). Those figs though, look pretty sweet. After I get my next paycheck I may have no choice but to get them.
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RobinsArtist Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Well, you found a good model for that axe. That figure set is pretty cool--once upon a time they would have been a must have, but I've been cutting back collecting a bit--for space reasons even more than fundage.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All the better to kill Jedi with. I think I will make it that after Order 66 she killed one or two before the war ended. That would probably lead to some interesting situations with a half jedi party.

It looks pretty sweet.
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kradio Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
sweet!
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it.
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Egek Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Mandalorian.. I love them, they are great warriors. Armor design is cool. Your female Mandalorian is pretty good. Have you ever played KOTOR-II? In that game, I helped Mandalorians and jedis both. :D I am not a jedi order supporter.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mandalorians are great. I've played both KotOR games. I love em. I strongly dislike the Jedi Council (in any time period). I'd be tempted to like the Sith except that they are more like Jedi outcasts with a chip on their shoulders rather than a genuine alternative. I think the Jensarri have a much better path as they are not just a knee jerk reaction to Jedi stupidity.
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Egek Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
During KOTOR, I didnt try to be sith but naturally became one of them. Actually I was a bit above the neutral. If you dont behave like an angel you easily gain dark points. (BTW I find dark forces better, they are more offensive) I helped people according to my benefits and conscience. In fact if you look to Expended Universe, jedis are not angels of goodness.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me I will help people and generally be tolerant of them but if you cross me you'll probably be found floating face down. I don't like the lack of neutral statements. Instead of telling Bastilla a bunch of council drivel I would rather have used the , "I'm freakin' Revan and I'm still much stronger. Serve me."
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Egek Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:D It is bad while playing you have to behave according to story. Sometimes I want to reject something but game does not give permission.
I havent played KOTOR-I, this is a great loss. I should play..
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The problem is, the more intricate the story, the fewer options you have to effect it. In KotOR your choices really boil down to Darkside and Lightside. I would like to see more than a good/evil axis for alignment like the individual/collective "lawful/chaotic" axis from D&D where you can run the Robin Hood type who is treated and acts different from the Paladin type.

I bought a used X-Box just so I could pick up dirt cheap copies of KotOR I and II (which actually cost about as much as buying them both for my computer). They are great games and I love em.
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Egek Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, me too. Individual/collective sounds better.
Once I played with a paladin according to D&D rules and after a few hours DM left the game! He said I cannot be a paladin with walking over dead bodies and injured villagers.

X-box? Cool! My brother has playstation 2, however I am not so good at playing games on these machines. I find PC better.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I generally ran Neutral/Good characters. As long as you didn't do evil stuff your GM rarely got on your tail about your alignment. Some day, though, I'd love to try running a Lawful/Neutral(or evil) Nihilistic Paladin. He believes in an ordered society and justice but he also believes that life is suffering and that death is often the best solution to social problems. I'd love to see a group react to a character which is somewhat evil while being civic and well behaved. Our paladin got in trouble for murdering unarmed orcish women and children, abandoning his allies because he didn't want to wade through a sewer, and wussing out in front of a high priest of his deity. He got two warnings and an extra sidequest to "redeem himself" which just netted him extra XP and loot. We all hated the paladin.

They did release KoTOR for Mac and PC (PC being much cheaper, which is why I got a better deal buying an X-Box to play it on).
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EtherealKing Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, remember when Boba Fett got knocked into that pit by Han Solo!
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sucked, but he did survive and later become Mandalore and lead a short-lived Mandalorian resurgance.
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EtherealKing Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
First I ever herd about that. Then again I have never paid attention expanded universe.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never read the books either. Most of my expanded universe knowledge come from Wiki and Wookiepedia since I don't have the time to read all those misc books to get the information I want to run the RPG.
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EtherealKing Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
HAhah yeah.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wookiepedia is where I use big SW geeks to make myself a bigger SW geek without doing all the legwork.
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EtherealKing Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh I never found any use in knowing about the expanded universe seeing as Gorge lucas didn't write them.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much of it is better than what he writes these days.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty groovy man, it's like a female Boba Fett. I don't understand though, she's stronger than all the other characters in your group? Did all your friends pick small female characters that just shoot things?
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're all male. Two of them are extremely small specimens of already somewhat small aliens, the rest are mostly min/maxed so that Strength and Charisma are non-existant. Most of them have really high dexterity (your defense and hit bonus with ranged weapons) and the rest of their scores kinda suck. I just realized that we have characters whose maximum carrying capacity is less than the average human female weight, being a tall muscular Mandalorian, mine weighs more than that. I think I can pick up one of them single handedly. I think it would be hilarious to grab him and run with the runt under my shoulder.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like the other characters are a pathetic bunch of sissies.
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