Monday, July 25, 2011

Spirit of the Century: Time Heals All Wounds, Mark Twain, Time Traveling Man of the World

Thanks to everyone's help, I think I've got a good list of FATE aspects for my Spirit of the Century Mark Twain. As a side note, this process has been a whole lot easier thanks to comments on this blog and in the Google+. Thanks to everyone for their ideas and encouragement.

For Twain's character concept, I think I'm going to go with, Time Traveling Man of the World. For his time, Twain was almost singularly aware of the greater world due to his newspaper sponsoring trips around the world so that he could write about and comment on his experiences. He also spent his early adult years as a riverboat captain. He's seen a lot. Add being ripped through time for our SoTC adventure, and I think it's a fitting character concept.

Mark Twain, Time Traveling Man of the World


  • Hard drinkin', hard fightin'.
  • It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
  • Man of the World.
  • Accidental Time Traveler.
  • A Particular Way With Words.
  • Big Spender
  • Fate Tied to the Comet
  • Impressive Mustache
  • The Mysterious Stranger
  • The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
  • Beat the Clock
  • Tesla's Friend and Benefactor
  • Thrilled by Man's Ingenuity, Disappointed by His Stupidity

Next up, I'll start working out the middle aged accidental time traveling Nikola Tesla.

If you have any thoughts on ways to invoke and compel Twain's aspects, please post them in the comments.

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