ALEXANDER AND THE EMPRESS>Big Dumb Farm Boy gets an intelligent magical sword bonded with him>He's a tiefling too>Wants to become a hero because he thinks it'd be a good idea, make him popular despite his Cha>Empress, his sword, is just along for the ride like a psychic maid for him
Not much past that really. All that writing was just an IC appeal with tone, which was expressed rather well. Generally I advise against using typographical play that actually slows down the reading process, because Alexander's letter was much more of a chore than it should have been. A whole lot of words and not much content.>PRESENTATION : 5/10
It's a bit exaggerated and while it's better than being Faceless Soldier #1425, I think playing an illiterate idiot is one of those things that will just slowly annoy everyone until it gets faded away. Dumb doesn't have to imply incoherent.>HEROIC PHILOSOPHY : 3/10
Alexander isn't much of a hero. He doesn't have the brains, the force of personality, or even a real conviction to be one. The big dumb guy who knows the heroes is an NPC or a mid-boss. Lote is looking for inspiration, not accomplishment. Now compound that with no philosophical drive at all to be one, just a simple ideal of what one is.>TEAM PLAYER-NESS : 8/10
But as an accent to an already inspiring group, he should offer a good dynamic both socially and mechanically. He seems unlikely to get in a fight with the others over his lack of
philosophy.>PROACTIVENESS : 4/10
He's presented as the kind of character who will bite on the plot hook and run with it, but needs to be given that plot hook, or at least a meaty target to aim at. Which a DM can like, but doesn't necessarily. It's typically better to try and present that you have something you're trying to do.
OVERALL : 20/40, Would hire to go destroy the lesser nobility of the surrounding kingdoms and keep them from gathering the military strength to do anything about Lote.