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    Myths & Legends #4: Robin Hood

    Robin Hood is the most famous bowman in legend; leader of a band of outlaws known as the “Merry Men”, Robin is famed for robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Originally an aristocrat, Robin of Locksley, Robin was dispossessed by his arch-enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham and made outlaw when he rescued Much the Miller's son from the Sheriff's men. He quickly took up residence in nearby Sherwood Forest and recruited a band of outlaws, including Little John, Friar Tuck, Wil Scarlett, and others.

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    "split the shaft": nice

    No merryman stats?
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    I was going to add the Merry Men, but I wasn't sure they'd be all that interesting. Minion archers, basically. I *might* do some of the named characters at some point, though - Little John, Friar Tuck, etc.

    This one was really hard to do. Most mythological figures have some wacky stuff you can put in there to make them unique, but Robin Hood isn't invulnerable, or a vampire, or a god of thunder, etc. So it was tough to make him interesting. Basically I figured - what's he good at? Using a bow and living in a forest. That pretty much makes him a by-the-numbers ranger; I threw in a nod to the Merry Men with the leadery ability in there, and tried to focus on archery and woodsmanship without making him seem magical.

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    how about an I never miss and Point Blank shot - you could pattern after something like MM for one and use re-roll an attack

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    If I could suggest a less-than-awful color scheme for these articles... I would. Like I just did. Robin and Thor are so abrasive I can't stand to read them.

    In terms of the actual design, is there anything about the legends of Robin Hood that require him to be such a high level? 19th level is just... ridiculously high for an outlaw nobleman, even if he did return from a Crusade. 6th or 7th level, tops.
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