Rudy doodled at work. There was lots of slack time between customer service calls lately, and he used it to practice pencil sketches. Today he surprised himself with a picture of a warrior wolf in scavenged armor, looking like a laughable adventurer who'd bought whatever was on sale. As his work shift wore on, though, the pose and expression took on a life of their own. This wasn't a hapless, generic hero; he was an outcast of the Whitewall Clan, living as a hunter and bounty-hunter in the lonely wilds. Bits and pieces of backstory came to him in between calls.
The next day, Rudy drew other things, but he came back to the same character, trying another picture: the outcast at rest beside a campfire. He looked weary; the pose was awkward and made him look hunched over. Rudy made up more details about who this character was and the world he lived in, but had no idea what to do with the guy. Play him in an online game? Keep drawing him and tell people about the setting? Gustav -- it seeme