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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.




Star Wars, Twi'lek, Mandalorian, Jedi, Bobba Fett, etc are trademark of George Lucas etc.
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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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