My Favourite Anti-Paladin

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I’ve always loved the Anti-Paladin as described in Dragon 39. This guy:

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When I was a kid I spent a good number of months rolling up these bad guys and their retinues. I’d map out their castles, which were always skull-shaped and carved into the living rock. I’d imagine them at their scheming best. Life was good.

My favourite thing about this first and best version of the Anti-Paladin is that he’s not simply an evil Evil Paladin. He is quite literally anti. Yes he’s all about the Chaos and the Evil vs. Law and Good. Sure he’s that. But what brings him to life for me is that, while Huckabear (my goto Paladin) is morally impeccable, steadfast and true, the villain pictured above is a sleazy weasel and a coward at heart. Basically Count Rugen.

I prefer this archetype as it was before the D&D Anti-Paladin got conflated with the Warhammer Chaos Warrior. He’s much more a self-serving son-of-a-bitch than a slave to darkness. This is my kind of Anti-Paladin:

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And Ral-Partha made the world a perfect circle by sculpting this pack, 01-093 Anti-Paladin, mounted and on foot:

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Beware the mediocre man with a singleness of purpose.

Those are mine, painted in Sinestro Corps colours (because obviously). I like how he wears his heart on his sleeve; all that yellow goes right to the bone.

And here he is mounted and on foot for Song of Blades and Heroes:

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To be fair though, I do like the Anti-Paladin as written in Knockspell 3.  It’s a couple steps toward Warrior of Chaos but it channels enough Dragon 39 to keep me happy.

People Are Talking!

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Save or Die podcast chats about Interloper at the 30 minute mark:

Episode 106: Magically Delicious

 

 

 

 

 

Ligers!

And from their “In Memory of..” page:

Hugh, is that you?

Hugh, is that you?

[P.S.: Thanks to Ian for the props and Lester for the goto.]

It’s Matango’s Island

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Matango is one of my favourite flicks. Love, love, love it!

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L to R: Mrs. Howell (sorry dude), Mary Ann, The Professor, Skipper, Gilligan, Ginger and Mr. Howell.

And Gilligan’s Island was good too.

You know who you are.

These guys you know.

But let’s make one thing perfectly clear. It’s Matango’s Island!

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Get it?

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Got it?

Good.

Now that’s out of the way, I’ll tell you about a dream I’ve had. Two yachts wreck on opposite sides of a deserted island. Eventually the groups of castaways run into each other and a fourteen-person version of Hell in The Pacific develops. Plus mushrooms!

FIGHT!

FIGHT!

[P.S.: Look at the release and original run dates on Matango and Gilligan’s Island. Right?]