Monday, April 2, 2012

Waxy


Here's some new art by Loston Wallace for a little Weird Adventures project for Gen Con.  This is Waxy Moldoon. His story illustrates how fortune and failure can sometimes go hand and hand in the City. Waxy was a sadsack wiseguy wannabe, until an chance meeting with Mr. Scratch (if there's such a thing) left him something more--and less--than human.  Waxy's flesh seems to be melting--slowly.  A touch of his uncovered flesh can pass his condition on to others, in a more acute form. Anybody touched by Waxy who fails a saving throw will find his or her flesh beginning to liquify.  Success at a second saving throw means the liquification stops a point where the victim is still alive, though not much more than a lumpen mass.  Failure means the victim dies leaving only a puddle.  The process takes d100 hours.

Waxy's power has gotten him closer to being the big shot he always wanted to be.  He's got soldiers behind him, and he's an up and comer in the City's underworld, but he still isn't happy.  Everybody Waxy's touch sends oozing into oblivion is another reminder just what maybe waiting for him one day.

8 comments:

Tim Shorts said...

Yowsa. Mr. Moldoon sounds like someone you don't want to give a hug. Very cool character.

Question though, if someone gets melted by Waxy and saves (so they are oozy, but still alive) do they get the melting touch also?

Bill said...

Half Prune Face, half Incredible Melting Man -- I love it!

Sean Robson said...

Very cool, and I love the art! Waxy really evokes the feeling of a golden-age Batman villain to me, which you can never get enough of, in my opinion.

Tallgeese said...

He has the not-so-Midas touch.

Pat said...

Creskin is too beautiful to meet this guy.

Trey said...

@Tim - No, those touched by Waxy never develop his ability--or at least, there are no known cases of it.

@Bill and Sean - Those were exactly the sort of things that inspired Waxy.

@Tallgeese - Indeed.

@Pat - Ha!

The Happy Whisk said...

Pretty cool, Trey.

garrisonjames said...

Very cool. This ought to be a fun bad guy to run for folks at Gencon. Let us know how it goes!