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Old 02-22-2011, 07:27 PM   #321
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What about the second half of the novel?
Monsters. Plural. Plus his creation wasn't really a monster by the definitions in MH1 -- he didn't threaten humanity.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:30 PM   #322
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Monsters. Plural. Plus his creation wasn't really a monster by the definitions in MH1 -- he didn't threaten humanity.
Shelley is probably the great aunt of the genre, though and she did basically invent mad science. Dracula is probably the first successful absolutely in-genre novel though, I'd think. Helsing and his crew are the archetypal Monster Hunters.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:37 PM   #323
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I meant this: The X-Files has Sculley and Mulder, who are #7s, I think, and the Lone Gunmen, who are #8s, so that's two templates. Can you think of source material with characters that fall into four, five, or six templates? More?
Certainly! In fact, I deliberately touch on this in MH1 (p. 5). Specifically, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "Scooby Gang" has featured one or more examples of #3, #4, #6, #9, and #10, plus a handful of sidekicks (but that's a different book).

Heh, and if y'all get these right, I'll open up the Motivational Lenses for guessing. After all, Angel and Oz might both be "good-guy monsters," but they're very different characters. Lenses help with that bit . . .
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:05 PM   #324
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Certainly! In fact, I deliberately touch on this in MH1 (p. 5). Specifically, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "Scooby Gang" has featured one or more examples of #3, #4, #6, #9, and #10, plus a handful of sidekicks (but that's a different book).
Let's see (some not great fits):

Jack is #1
Owen is #9
Tosh is #8
Gwen is #7
Ianto is ???

Magnus is #6
Will is #7
Henry is #4 (edit: and #8)
Kate is #1

Annie is #4
George is #4
Mitchell is #4
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:23 AM   #325
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1. Armsmaster or Assaulter
2. Devout or Chosen
3. Freak or Experiment
4. Monster
5. Psi
6. Sage or Savant or Professor
7. Sleuth or snoop or spy or Reporter
8. Techie
9. Vindicator or Warrior or Valiant or Vigilante
10. Warlock or Witch
1. Armsman/Armsmaster or Commando
2. Cheval or Exorcist (or Devout, but not with the Sleuth, Warrior, Witch combo since that would be rude to Langy)
3. Freak
4. Monster
5. Psi
6. Sage
7. Sleuth or Snoop
8. Techie
9. Warrior or Thug or Vindicator or Vigilante or Warden
10. Witch or Warlock

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Old 02-23-2011, 08:25 AM   #326
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1. Commando
2. Devout
3. Freak
4. Monster
5. Psi
6. Sage
7. Sleuth
8. Scientist or Techie
9. Slayer or Warrior
10. Witch

I don't like Warrior or Witch. Slayer would be much better instead of Warrior, but I can't think of anything that'd fit between Scientist and Sage. Scout would work, except that stupid O is later in the alphabet than I.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:29 AM   #327
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I meant this: The X-Files has Sculley and Mulder, who are #7s, I think, and the Lone Gunmen, who are #8s, so that's two templates. Can you think of source material with characters that fall into four, five, or six templates? More?

On Angel:

Angel = 4
Cordelia = 5
Wesley = 6
Gunn = 9
Fred = 8
Conner = 9 (or 4)

Lorn (AKA "The Host") is 4 with shades of 5.

In Dracula (the novel)

Mina = 5 (she gains a psychic connection to dracula after being drinking his blood)
Van Helsing = 6 with shades of 2
Dr. Seward = 8
Quincy P. Morris = 1 with shades of 9
Arthur and Jonathan= 1 and 9 also, but less badass than Quincy, so maybe just sidekicks.

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Old 02-23-2011, 09:52 AM   #328
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I meant this: The X-Files has Sculley and Mulder, who are #7s, I think, and the Lone Gunmen, who are #8s, so that's two templates. Can you think of source material with characters that fall into four, five, or six templates? More?
The Hellboy universe (collectively) is definitely in the right genre, and definitely has investigators, monsters, psis, shooters, wizards, and more on the good guys' side.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:58 AM   #329
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I don't like Warrior or Witch. Slayer would be much better instead of Warrior, but I can't think of anything that'd fit between Scientist and Sage. Scout would work, except that stupid O is later in the alphabet than I.
Scout's already a template in Dungeon Fantasy as well, which is unfortunate, because I was thinking of using the package deals in Loadouts: Monster Hunters as a base.
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Of course five has to be Psi and not Psion.
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I'm not so sure about that.
I am. Pro tip: A psi is somebody with psionic powers. A Psion is a handheld computer named after Dave Potter. This editor won't let the word "psion" into a GURPS book. (Yes, other games use it . . . other games misspell "justiciar" as "justicar," too. They need editors.)
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