Thursday, December 17, 2009

Preliminary Characters/Classes

Very subject to change!!
These will gradually be extended on with more specific stats, phrases, demeanor, concept art etc etc




Ranged: Long Rifle - Big arse scope
Melee: Bag of Shot - pretty heavy
Aux: Grappling Hook/Rope - one use only, others can use? Or multiple use self only

Posh Nobility
Similar to: Stereotypical French. The Frenchman from Monty Pythons “Holy Grail”
Traits: Posh, abusive, tells a lot of puns

Powder Monkey
Ranged: Gunpowder grenade - fused, can delay throw
Melee: Gunpowder Canister
Aux: Supplies Canoneer so cannon can fire

Crazed bloodthirsty kid
Similar to: Jockey (L4d 2) Gunner from Full Metal Jacket
Traits: Loud, Crazy and Vicious

Ranged: Blunderbuss - shotgun style
Melee: Cannon - pretty heavy things
Aux: With powder monkey, can fire the cannon, AOE

Classic Pirate
Similar to: Jack Sparrow, Other pirates…
Traits: “Yarr”, belligerent and abusive

Ranged: Crossbow - really powerful, slow reload
Melee: Bible - A big Bible (and they’re heathens)
Aux: Heals by hitting friendlies with the Bible (and they’re not heathens)

Sociopathic Monotone Priest
Similar to: Dexter Morgan from “Dexter”, a robot.
Traits: Emotionless, Apathetic and unaffected

Ranged: Dueling pistols - festooned with pistols
Melee : Torch - sets people on fire (purges them)
Aux: Starts each spawn cloaked, and when he attacks loses it, screams his line “NOBODY ESCAPES THE SPANISH INQUISITION”

Zealous witch hunter
Similar to: John Cleese
Traits: Arrogant, Rude and wrong


Artillery Specialist
Ranged: Shoulder mounted catapult - fires props
Melee: Big rock – It’s big and rocky
Aux: Fires Birdman into the air

Similar to: Steven Hawking, other savants
Traits: Socially inept, brilliant, loves numbers

Ranged: Sling - Busted up goliath
Melee: Hatchet - It’s an axe
Aux: Can sort of glide off tall places and attempts to land on people (distances in air == damage on landing for enemy), has limited manoeuvrability when in the air. If he is near the Artillery Specialist, he can be launched on the catapult to great heights. If this is done can perform a “death leap” Nose dives down with AOE damage. Cool addition is to replace the model with a static which becomes a permanent ledge. Can’t shoot whilst air born.

Obsessed Aviary Fanatic
Similar to: Warcraft Peon, the Wright brothers
Traits: Mentally challenged, easily amused and obsessive

Witch Doctor
Ranged: Throws poisonous frogs - small AOE?
Melee: Sacrificial knife
Aux: Can poison panther warrior darts and Warriors arrows (DOT), heals by throwing frogs on friendlies.

Jamaican Rastafarian
Similar to: Bob Marley, Junkie, Reggae player (these are not one and the same!!)
Traits: Doped up, chilled, at peace

Panther Warrior
Ranged: Blow darts - silent, doesn’t tell player which direction damage is coming from
Melee: Two knives, fast attack (similar to the Alien claw attack from AVP)
Aux: Can wall run a limited distance; some form of cloaking if still then becomes partially invisible.

Superior and knows it
Similar to: James Bond, the Terminator
Traits: Cold, assertive, Arrogant

Ranged: Bow
Melee: Big Club
Aux: Can climb walls - slowly?

Remorseful grunt
Similar to: pressed navy man,
Traits: Obedient, apologetic, really quite sorry

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