We needed a two-session fill-in for our regular gaming group, and after some discussion settled on My Life With Master. When we sat down to discuss the characters, it was immediately said that it was obvious who the Master was: Dr. Horrible. Not Dr. Billy Horrible, of course, but his great great great great great grandfather, Dr. Jan Horrible. He, too, aspired to be accepted into the Evil League of Evil Gentlemen, but getting Bad Horse’s approval wasn’t easy. So he hit upon the scheme of creating a freeze ray to bring down the local Lord Hammer. However, to do so requires horrible experiments on the local villagers and their cattle, among other things—which suits Dr. Horrible just fine, as they never listen to him, anyway.
Then we got to character creation. I forget which came first, the kid brother or the incestuous sister, but once one of them showed up, it clicked, and we settled on his minions all being family. Continue reading