It’s been exactly two months since the topic of a regular “design challenge” for Yomi characters came up, so I figured it was about time to actually do something with the idea!
For this one, I thought that a theme of Thief/Rogue would be good, inspired by @Nopethebard’s post in that thread. We already have a ninja and an assassin in Yomi, but “thief” has a different connotation from those and has potential to lead to interesting new gameplay ideas—after all, none of the existing characters really “steal” anything, so this is unexplored territory.
How would you make a Thief in Yomi? You can try to make a full original character, riff on an existing thief (real or fictional), or even just present a snippet of an idea, like the stealing mechanic from the post linked above. The goal isn’t necessarily for the whole community to make a single character, but rather to explore an idea by seeing it from as many different perspectives as possible.
I’m not going to place a hard time limit on how long each topic can be discussed, but based on this poll I’ll be starting a new topic every two weeks. Please suggest ideas for future themes! I’ve already got one lined up for next time, but I’ll make a poll in the first post of the next thread with the options people suggest here.