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Is Hugh the Barbarian inspired by Rip Taylor?

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:39 pm
by Pesky
This is mostly a question for Doug Kovacs, but I thought I'd post it here so we can weigh in our theories. Our beloved Hugh the Barbarian:
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bears a striking resemblance to Rip Taylor:
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Was Hugh inspired by Rip?

Re: Is Hugh the Barbarian inspired by Rip Taylor?

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:32 am
by GnomeBoy
You just spoiled the big reveal when Hugh starts throwing confetti around at all of his enemies (and allies).

[sarcasm]THANKS![/sarcasm]

Re: Is Hugh the Barbarian inspired by Rip Taylor?

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:05 pm
by Wolfskin1982
Save for the difference in eye color, it looks almost uncanny. :shock:

Re: Is Hugh the Barbarian inspired by Rip Taylor?

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:22 pm
by Blood Axe
I gotta tell you Pesky- I thought the same thing. I just never thought to bring it up.
I thought to myself- "No way. Cant be. You are being silly."

Re: Is Hugh the Barbarian inspired by Rip Taylor?

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:45 pm
by Pesky
Blood Axe wrote:I gotta tell you Pesky- I thought the same thing. I just never thought to bring it up.
I thought to myself- "No way. Cant be. You are being silly."
It didn't occur to me until one of my players brought it up. It's awesome to think of Hugh doing a Rip bit, or vice versa. Perhaps Hugh will do a mighty deed using confetti in an upcoming DCC module :lol:

Re: Is Hugh the Barbarian inspired by Rip Taylor?

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:29 am
by Doug Kovacs
I think Hugh is Hugh. Personality wise I imagine him as a big shallow jock dick for the most part.
I haven't thought about rip Taylor much in my life.
Everyone likes to pick out their own comparisons though. There have been other comparisons. Think of him as you'd like.

Re: Is Hugh the Barbarian inspired by Rip Taylor?

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:20 pm
by Cthulhuoid
In the game world, I see someone attempting to compare his likeness to him - and Hugh summarily ripping his a** out through his throat.

Why? Because he probably has a creepy uncle that looks identical to Rip, and you invoked a bad memory. :twisted:

Re: Is Hugh the Barbarian inspired by Rip Taylor?

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:04 pm
by Pesky
Cthulhuoid wrote:In the game world, I see someone attempting to compare his likeness to him - and Hugh summarily ripping his a** out through his throat.
Hehe, no doubt :lol: