So I was analyzing the character classes, and looking through a lot of the stuff on these forums, right? And I wrote up some of my own character classes. And then I decided to make a thing, instead of just throw them up on the internets. After all, Vincent said he wants plenty of exclusive playbooks floating around. So I made 13 copies of this:
My little cameo:
And my most favorite part:
It contains five custom character classes, all with a somewhat sinister bent to them: the Damned, the Haunted, the Horseman, the Last Child, and the Sorcerer.
The Horseman I have already posted, including pdfs.
The Damned is a stealthy assassin type, like a vampire or a Jason Voorhees.
The Haunted has ghosts following him around. Does something similar to JWalt's Valkyrie class, but is much more open-ended. Also has a list of ghosts to choose from.
The Last Child is a creepy psychic child, who foretells doom and lays down curses. Probably the most teamwork-oriented of these five playbooks, despite the ability to curse people.
The Sorcerer is somebody with a familiar. It can do a boy and his dog, or stuff from the game it's named after. Or be an alternate version of Driver or Horseman.
Getting the layout to look right wasn't too hard. Vincent used a lot of free fonts (thanks Vincent!), and I avoided using lots of black.
Making two-tone art was hard, though! I kept wanting to leave it with grey tones or keep various shades and colours in the pictures. They turned out okay, not quite the same as Vincent's. If anybody wants tips and techniques, though, I'd be happy to talk about that.
I had it printed at a local shop, 44 pages regular paper, at 5.5x8.5, so it's a tad bit taller than the rulebook. And then I dug my camera out for the first time in a year to take those pictures.
This was a pretty easy process, I'd say. The hardest part was making the foldable booklet pdf for the Horseman, although writing a balanced and interesting character class takes some work, too.
But if you've already written character classes, I encourage you to go the whole way and make it look like a real thing. Go get it printed, too. Then we can trade!