Hey all! Sorry for the slightly irregular updates this week, The Champions Guild launch coupled with a trip to the amusement park with my son, and preparing for my wedding in less than a month has all gotten a bit hectic. Here, as promised, is a short excerpt from the Champions Guild Handbook, one of two free eBooks you get when you join the Champions Guild!
Choose your class…
Frequently in games, particularly of the role playing genre, a player gets to pick a “class,” to play as. These classes represent different standard archetypes in the fantasy and sci-fi fields. For the purpose of the guild, we have narrowed this down to three classes, each making up their own “faction.” Choose wisely, but also realize that life is a journey, and if you want to change later on, you can! You are in control of your own destiny; this is a chance for you to become who you were born to be.
At home in the shadows, the rogue relies on stealth, guile, and strategy to accomplish their goals. Slim, fast, agile, and resourceful, this class makes up for what it lacks in brawn with speed, creativity, and surprise. There are three different “sub-classes” you may choose to follow, more or less, on your journey.
The Assassin is quick with a blade, axe, sword, or other hand-to-hand weapons (even their fists!). Typically the most in-your-face type of rogue, the assassin meets challenges with grace and dexterity, allowing their reactions and instincts to guide them through. They weave their way through complex problems and challenges, making surgical strikes when necessary, and never wasting a movement.
The Sniper typically wields a bow, rifle, or other long-range type of weapon. Even stealthier than the Assassin, the Sniper picks their battles carefully, and strategizes their way through complex problems. They have the patience to wait out tense situations, and handle stress with calm reserve. Best when able to view a problem from a distance, they can sort out the most complex challenges, given enough time and room to operate.
The Saboteur is invariably a bit noisier than his rogue compatriots. Though he approaches problems with a modicum of stealth and planning, like the Sniper, he’s also not afraid to get his hands dirty and meet problems head-on, like the Assassin. The Saboteur is the kind of person who isn’t afraid to crack a few eggs when making an omelet, and thrives in chaotic situations that may drive others to madness.
So now we’ve heard a bit about one of the starting class categories, “The Rogue.” There are two other major classes(The Fighter, and The Tank), with their own sub-classes as well! You can learn about all three classes in the full eBook! What does this all mean to the blog? Well, as always, I’m seeking to better tailor and deliver customized workouts to you all, in the interest of helping you become exactly who you want to be.
By dividing characters into class types and sub-classes, it helps better refine things so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. I’m going to be re-indexing the Character List page to reflect this, and soon I’ll be re-doing the navigation on the site so you can more easily jump to the character class you’re looking for(and find all posts related to that class quickly and easily). Look for this to roll out sometime in the coming week!
Additionally, when the forums launch (we talked about those yesterday), you’ll be able to find your own forum dedicated specifically to your class. When the premium eBooks come out (also talked about yesterday), they will each be targeted at a specific class, and go very in-depth on each one(more than I could ever dedicate time to on the blog without alienating other classes). I think the class system is going to work really well once all the kinks get ironed out, so check out the Guild Handbook and choose your class!
That’s it for today! Tomorrow will be our last guild-specific post, with a look at The Champions Code and what it has to do with Guild membership. Please don’t forget to like the blog on Facebook, and follow on Twitter and Tumblr. While you’re at it, if you enjoyed this post, please share/retweet it to your friends! As always, remember to live boldly, change the world, and continue to be awesome.
Dan “DaRatmastah” Wallace