Hello all! Back again with another race and class reveal. This month I am thrilled to share with you the Bionic Ambassador.
The Bionics were born out of my love for all things sci-fi and robotics - I mean, how cool is it that you can play as a flipping robot?! Bionics presented its own set of unique challenges during the design phase, such as "How do they get around?", "How do I keep them evenly matched with organic races?", and "What happens when they die?" I really feel that players will look at all of the options for variety and customization when playing as a Bionic and see a playable race that truly is only limited by their own imagination. As with anything that is made and purchased, Bionics belong to an owner, and are often given a set of mission parameters or objectives that ultimately reflect on the goals of that owner. This element creates a fun paradigm shift that you don't often see in tabletop RPGs.
For the Ambassador, I obviously modeled them after Bards and other charismatic races from D&D, but had the challenge of giving them fun and interesting abilities that aren't tied directly to magic or some otherworldly power. So I began to look at several famous world leaders or politicians and tried to find elements of what it was that made them so influential - the good and the bad. Maybe an Ambassador will stand up for the rights of all people, championing for the voiceless and under-represented in the galaxy. Or perhaps an Ambassador will use their gift of gab for their own interests, tricking wealthy investors out of their money, or fanning the flames of civil unrest to create a distraction for their own benefit. The voice is a powerful tool, capable of shifting the entire tide of war from a single speech or holovid.
Thanks everyone for following us along in this journey to create an entirely new space adventure. When we started all this, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Now, with the release of Volume 2 right around the corner, I am so excited for you all to see what we have been tirelessly working on for the last several months. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed preparing it. Thanks again to Adam Kovar (@adamkovarart) and Mike Hegberg (@mikehegberg) for their incredible contribution to these monthly releases. Look for even more in the future!
Thanks for joining us at our table.