Imagine that it’s the year 2009. You’re in your room on a rainy or sunny day (your choice) when you get a pop-up telling you about some obscure comic that is slowly getting really popular. So, you decide to sit down and take a look at it. Who would have guessed the adventure and shenanigans that would follow when you clicked open that tab.
It’s that time of the year again. No, not spring time (even though it is that, which by the way, Happy Spring!). No, it’s when I make good on something I told myself I would do last year at this point on April 13th.
Any of you who know me in real life could easily tell you what I am a fan of: faeries, mythology….and a comic that had gained fame, infamy and a slew of fan works that range from art to soundtracks to cosplay covered in grey body paint. We’re talking about Homestuck.
Last year I challenged myself to convert different facets of the web comic into a format for 5th Edition. And while I was not able to do that with a big part of the narrative at large, this year I made it my goal to tackle something quite ambitious: Homestuck’s Class and Aspect system.
I thought I was going to go insane in trying to figure it out, like someone who stared into the Green Sun and the clouds of Prospit for far too long. But eventually, it dawned on me how to accomplish the task that I had put before myself.
And here, with the Skaian Guide to Class and Aspect, I have done so for all of your tabletop enjoyment! A full level one-through-twenty class with the Skaian Hero with all of the Hero Titles, as well as a comprehensive system for utilizing Aspects into a campaign. My brain can’t believe I did this, by the way.
If you’d like to get the first part of this series, head on over to https://brynvalk.wordpress.com/2020/04/12/4-13-2020-a-note-from-skaianet/ for new races and items based on the hit comic!
Happy Homestuck Day 2021, everyone (even if it is a day early)!
Credit for characters, names, Aspects, Classes, monsters and items belong to Andrew Hussie, What!Pumpkin and VIZ Media. Any resemblances to any pre-existing people or characters is happenstance.