Monday, April 25, 2016

Be Like Thor, Drink "Heavy Bubbles"

Halfthor Bjornsson is a man I never get tired of following. One of the world's strongest men, he's a physical presence to behold, even when he isn't breaking weightlifting records from Scandinavian legend, or fighting with a greatsword in one hand on Game of Thrones. He's entertaining, personable, and it's his signature performance that led me to write one of my favorite character conversions for The Mountain That Rides.

What a barrel of laughs, right?
Well, one of Thor's recent projects caught my eye, and imagination. He's recently become the spokesman for Heavy Bubbles, a brand of sparkling water. And it made me wonder... why doesn't that ever happen to our adventurers when they get famous enough? While the history of our real world doesn't affect our fantasy worlds, we know that gladiators in ancient Rome were often the spokespersons for olive oil, in addition to having small dolls of their likeness sold in proportion to their victories. Additionally, if you've ever played X-Crawl (and if you haven't, you need to get your hands on it), your celebrity dungeon delvers make a lot of their gold from endorsement deals instead of raiding the hoards of ancient monsters and forgotten temples.

And maybe it's just me, but I picture a commercial from those famous fighters and barbarians looking a lot like Thor's performance for Heavy Bubbles. Seriously, check this out!

If that doesn't make you want to drink more sparkling water, and perhaps recycle some of your plastic bottles, then I don't know what will. Although, now that I'm thinking about it, a druid doing public service ads for recycling, and reducing your environmental impact, sounds like a pretty awesome way to swing around a high-level PC's star power...

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