Monday, 26 January 2015

@Alan Adaptation (B): Characters From Text

Adaptation (B)

After realizing that developing five characters from a text source instead of an visual source, I looked at connecting the characters together by author. Therefore I looked into the origins of classical stories and awakened my knowledge of Brother's Grimm. The original stories I had heard of before were Rose-Red and The Girl Without Hands.

Brother's Grimm: Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty)
Slumbers among hundreds of corpses trapped in a Briar Hedge.

Brother's Grimm: The Master Thief
A man who proved himself to be an almighty thief/shape-shifter.

Brother's Grimm: Rose-Red
Befriends a Bear who turns out to be a prince.

Brother's Grimm: The Owl
An Owl terrorizes the locals and stays in a barn, townsfolk try to burn it down to kill the Owl.

Brother's Grimm: The Girl Without Hands
A girl that had silver hands after loosing her own to the devil.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Heidi

    Much better and definitely along the right lines. However I'd suggest writing down each of your characters unique abilities to see how they would fit as part of a team and game. Eg what is there core skills/ special abilities. If you can't readily see a core skill or you find two characters have the same then the character might not be suitable. For example....Is Briar Rose's ability sleeping? If so is that suitable to an adventure? her ability to befriend bears? Would it not be better to use the Prince instead because he could be more Jekyll and Hyde?...Without reading all the stories I'm unable to know for sure but make sure you're choosing characters for the right reasons/ abilities.