No new post from Jonah today (06/28/2022)

Jonah is out of town and will be back next week!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Connecticut Trip 2022 Recap

Join Joel as he recaps his trip to Connecticut from last week! As a reminder they’ll be no post from Jonah this week.

Fabulous Fantasy Podcast #1 – Fabulous Fights

Join Jonah this week with the launch of his Fabulous Fantasy Podcast!

Hey, You Got A Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Guest Starring Connor!

Join Connor as he fills in for Joel on HYGAS this week and shares his rambling!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Tunes for a Wednesday

Join Joel as he shares a few songs to listen to on this Wednesday edition of HYGAS!

Why Dungeons and Dragons is so important

Join Jonah as he shares a special announcement and discusses the importance of D&D!

No new HYGAS today (06/13/2022)

There’ll be no new HYGAS today from Joel. Expect to see a new post Wednesday instead. Stay tuned tomorrow for a new post from Jonah!

Fabulous Foes: Hydras, Calamitous Carnage

Jonah’s Fabulous Foes returns this week with an entry covering Hydras. Be sure to stay tuned next week for an announcement from him!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – New Site, Mass Effect, and Bagels

Join Joel this week as he rambles about the new look of our site and more!

Celebrating 3 years of making stuff!

Happy anniversary to everyone here at Characters at Large! What a time its been thus far and may the future bring new opportunities. Here, have this thing Joel and Kenny made. Enjoy!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Results for “Worlds Abound” and some random chats

Happy Monday! This week Joel shares the results and winner of our third site event, plus some ramblings about anniversaries.

Vote for your favorite entry in “Worlds Abound

Today’s the day to vote for your favorite entry in our “Worlds Abound” event! The poll closes this Sunday at Midnight and you can only cast a single vote. We’ll share results Monday!

Worlds Abound – Mass Effect, A Galaxy Full of Discoveries and Life

Our final entry in our “Worlds Abound” site event is by Joel, who goes over the galaxy sized world within the Mass Effect series of games. Tune in tomorrow for the opening of our weekend poll!

Worlds Abound – Do You Still Desire Peace?

Join Kenny as he discusses the grim world within the series of games, Dark Souls. Tune in tomorrow for our final entry and again on Friday for the opening of our weekend poll!

Worlds Abound – Runeterra, A World both Fantastical and Believable

Join Jonah as he introduces us to the arcane world of Runeterra. Tune in for the rest of the week for the remaining entries and our weekend poll!

Worlds Abound – The Glory of Skyrim

Join Connor as he kicks off the start of our newest site event, “Worlds Abound“. Tune in each day this week to read a new entry with our weekend voting poll opening up on Friday!

Preview of What’s to Come Next Week (05/23/2022)

Enjoy a preview for our next event on the site starting this coming Monday (05/23/2022)!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – So I moved, now what?

Join Joel this week as he chats briefly over his recent move.

No new Fabulous Guide from Jonah today (05/10/2022)

Due to health complications, Jonah’s column will be taking a hiatus. Stay tuned for updates on when he’ll return to the site.

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Take’s On Me – What’s Wrong with Heroes Being Heroes?

Join Kenny as he unloads a take over a common trope in fiction.

Yo, You Have a Moment?: A One-Off of Nondescript Ramblings – Kaizoku Ou ni, ore wa naru!

Join Kenny as he lays down an impromptu post over one of his favorite series and the anime adaptation of its 1000th chapter!

No new HYGAS or Fabulous Foes this week (05/02/2022)

Joel and Jonah are taking the week off, but stay tuned this Wednesday (05/04/2022) for an impromptu post by Kenny!

Fabulous Foes: Metallic Dragons – Wonderous Allies and Terrible Foes (Revamped 04/30/2022)

Come revisit the second Fabulous Foes covering Dragons, recently revamped by Jonah!

Fabulous Foes: Hags Part 2 – The Stuff of Nightmares

Join Jonah as he concludes his overview of Hags in this week’s Fabulous Foes!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Results for “Story Hooked” and some random chats

Happy Monday! This week Joel shares the results and winner of our second site event, plus some ramblings about a new video game he’s started.

Vote for your favorite entry in “Story Hooked”

Today’s the day to vote for your favorite entry in our “Story Hooked” event! The poll closes this Sunday at Midnight and you can only cast a single vote. We’ll share results Monday!

Story Hooked – To Kill A King

Our last entry for our Story Hooked event is by a newcomer to the site. Join us as he covers how the introduction to Brandon Sanderson’s, The Way of Kings, hooked him in.

Story Hooked – I Am Grateful

Our entry today is by Kenny, discussing how Berserk by Kentaro Miura hooked him in.

Story Hooked – The Female Titan Crushes Hope

Our next entry in our Story Hooked event is from Jonah, covering how Attack on Titan hooked him in near the end of its first season.

Story Hooked – The Princess Who Rides The Wind

Our site event, Story Hooked, begins today with our first entry by Joel over how Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) hooked him in.

Preview of What’s to Come Next Week (04/18/2022)

Enjoy a preview for our next event on the site starting this coming Monday (04/18/2022)!

Fabulous Foes: Hags – Grand Defilers and Master Manipulators

Jonah starts his coverage on a new foe this week, the Hag, come check it out!

Fabulous Foes: Dragons – Embodiments of Destruction, Dominance and Divinity (Revamped 04/09/2022)

Come revisit the first Fabulous Foes covering Dragons, recently revamped by Jonah!

Fabulous Foes: Demon Lords – Threats to the Prime Material

Join Jonah as he concludes his overview of Demons with some of the lords of the Abyss.

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – UPDATE

This week Joel gives an important update concerning his column on the site and how it’ll continue moving forward.

Fabulous Foes: Demons – The Nemesis of Existence (Revamped 04/02/2022)

Come revisit the first Fabulous Foes covering Demons, recently revamped by Jonah!

Fabulous Foes: Demons Part 3 – Brutes, Bastards and Bad Asses

Join Jonah once again as he continues his coverage of the creatures from the Abyss in this week’s newest Fabulous Foes!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – When Spotify’s Discovery Playlist Brings The Goods

This week Joel chats about music and some of the songs he’s discovered over the past six months via Spotify’s Discovery playlist.

Fabulous Foes: Demons Part 2 – Manipulators and Masterminds

Join Jonah as he covers more of the creatures from the Abyss in this week’s Fabulous Foes!

No new Fabulous Guide from Jonah today (03/22/2022)

Jonah’s newest Fabulous Guide will come out tomorrow instead. Stay tuned!

art by Ella Kremer

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Results for “Heroic Highlights” and some random chats

Happy Monday! This week Joel shares the results and winner of our first site event, plus some ramblings about Disney/Marvel.

Vote for your favorite “Heroic Highlight”

Today’s the day to vote for your favorite entry in our “Heroic Highlights” event! The poll closes this Sunday at Midnight and you can only cast a single vote. We’ll share results Monday!

Heroic Highlights – The Kind of Man Worth Risking Your Life For

Welcome to the last entry for our event! Don’t forget that voting opens this Friday and closes on Sunday on our site. If you haven’t read the other two entries, check them out!

Heroic Highlights – Deku, The Hero that Inspires Heroes

Here’s the next entry in our “Heroic Highlights” event. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for our last post and to vote this Friday – Sunday on our site for your favorite!

Heroic Highlights – Surviving the Experience and Saving Us All

Welcome to the beginning of our first event on our site! Today, Joel will kick this off by going over the topic and then sharing a favorite heroic moment. Stay tuned tomorrow and Wednesday for the other entries!

A Preview of What’s to Come Next Week (03/14/2022)

Jonah lays down a preview for our event on the site starting this coming Monday (03/14/2022)!

No new post from Jonah (03/08/2022)

There’ll be no new post from Jonah today due to preparations on his end for an event on our site next week. More on that soon!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Random things from the week

This week Joel gives a spoiler free review of The Batman and gives a heads-up on an upcoming event for the site starting next week.

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Wednesday, my dudes

Join Joel on this Wednesday edition of HYGAS as he shares a short story of his. He’ll return to posting on Monday’s next week.

Fabulous Foes: Demons – The Nemesis of Existence

Demons are a terrifying foe seen in media everywhere and DnD is no different. Join Jonah as he discusses the endless horde of monsters from the Abyss and how to add them into your campaign!

No new HYGAS today (02/28/2022)

There’ll be no new HYGAS today from Joel. Expect to see a new post Wednesday instead. Stay tuned tomorrow for a new post from Jonah!

Fabulous Foes: Metallic Dragons – Wonderous Allies and Terrible Foes

Where Chromatic dragons plunder, Metallic dragons protect. Join Jonah in his newest Fabulous Foes entry as he discusses the awesome potential the good dragons have to be interesting allies and terrifying foes!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Fans and their fandoms

Join Joel this week as he begins a conversation about fandoms, how they’re perceived, and how the companies they’re owned by behave.

Fabulous Foes: Dragons – Embodiments of Destruction, Dominance and Divinity

Dragons are the most iconic creature in all of fantasy, found in fiction across history. It’s only natural to wish to add them in our DnD games. Join us as we discuss them in all their majesty, and show you how to utilize them in your campaign!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – A Return to the Rambling

Joel is back to random chatting this week as he rambles on about missing the “magic” of physical retail stores. Come check out what he has to say!

Fabulous Foes: Vampires, The Top of the Food Chain

Monsters are a staple in fantasy and none can match the presence, prestige, and poise of a Vampire. Check out the first installment of Fabulous Foes, a branch of Jonah’s Fabulous Guide to TableTop RPGs, where he discusses what makes them so great and memorable!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Joel’s “Top Heroes” List: Tony Stark, Iron Man, the Armored Avenger

This next entry really needs no introduction, even your mother likely knows who this is. Come learn about my thoughts on one of the biggest characters in recent Pop Culture history in this week’s newest post!

No new “Jonah’s Fabulous Guide to TableTop RPGs” this week (02/01/2022)

There’ll be no new post from Jonah this week (02/01/2022) due to an injury that occurred over the weekend. He’s receiving healing, resting up and hopes to be back next week!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Joel’s “Top Heroes” List: Izuku Midoriya, Deku, the 9th wielder of One For All

This next entry is unique with the character having only been around for under a decade compared to the multi-decades long history the other entries have. Come learn about Deku and his journey to achieve his dream of becoming a hero in this week’s newest entry to Joel’s “Top Heroes” list.

Chillin Villains: A Guide to Evil Party Members

Like discussed in the series of articles titled, The Villain Roundup, evil characters can stick out the most in a story and stand as some of the best characters. If you’re seeking to capture that magic yourself as a player, then look no further!

No new HYGAS this week (01/24/2022)

We’re sorry to inform you that there’ll be no new HYGAS today from Joel. He unfortunately contracted COVID last week (he’s fine) and was unable to make his post. He’ll be back next week same as usual picking back up on his “Top Heroes” list. Until then, be well and be safe!

Adding flavor to your DnD Character with Character Arcs

If stories are a meal, then character arcs are the seasoning that makes a good meal great and the Hero’s Journey is the recipe. From Star Wars to Shrek, we see the Hero’s Journey in tons of stories today. Join Jonah as he discusses how to capture some of that magic in your DnD games!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Joel’s “Top Heroes” List: Matthew Murdock, Daredevil, the Man Without Fear

The next entry in Joel’s “Top Heroes” list is here featuring Daredevil, the Man Without Fear! Come read about the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen in this week’s newest post!

Building Characters with Character

Check out the newest addition to Jonah’s Fabulous Guide to TableTop RPGs, where he discusses comfortable ways for beginners to start building their first character, tips for making them memorable, and pitfalls to avoid. New posts from Jonah will be coming to you weekly starting next week!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Joel’s “Top Heroes” List: Scott Summers, Cyclops of the X-Men

The first post in Joel’s “Top Heroes” List is now live! Come read about the first X-Man and how he’s more than just the leader!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Joel’s “Top Heroes” List

The first post of 2022! Come join Joel E. Sanchez as he introduces a new ongoing discussion of his “Top Heroes” in the weeks newest post!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Media I enjoyed in 2021

Happy last week of 2021! Come celebrate with Joel E. Sanchez as he breaks down some of his favorite media from the year in this weeks newest post!

Hey, You Got a Second?: A Series of Random Chats – Looking with fresh eyes and open hearts

When was the last time you watched one of your favorite movies or shows? Come read about Joel’s thoughts on revisiting the Raimi Trilogy in this weeks post!

Hey, You Got a Second?

I have something I’d like to ask: Do you remember the first time you saw a hero? Come read about Joel E. Sanchez ‘s first experience in a new weekly series only here at Characters at Large! Also, For those looking for the newest post from Jonah’s Fabulous Guide, you won’t have to wait too much longer as he’ll be back tomorrow with more RPG goodness!

The King In Black: Venom!

Here ye here ye! New Villain Roundup is here! Find out about the terrifying thing from another world that takes over bodies! Or better yet, why he’s the absolute COOLEST! Come read the Villain Roundup to find out why!

Check it out here!

The New Face of The Dark Side: Kylo Ren!

Get it while it’s hot! New Villain Roundup featuring the menacing Kylo Ren is out! Read about this tortured soul now! Also, stay tuned for the next entry in Jonah’s Fabulous Guide to TableTop RPGs tomorrow!

Check it out here!

When Science Meets Magic: Doctor Doom!

Hot off the press! The newest edition of The Villain Roundup is out! What happens when science meets magic?  Only one of the most terrifying and iconic Marvel comics villains out there: Doctor Doom! Check it out and find out why!

Check it out here!

Darth Vader and How to Start Dungeons and Dragons!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! New Villain round up staring the most iconic villain of all time: Darth Vader! Also, have you ever wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons but don’t know how to get started? Check out the newest post in Jonah’s Fabulous Guide to Tabletop RPGs!

Check it out here!

New Blog Post!

This just in: another Villain is on the loose! Join co-founder Connor Woodward as he gathers them up in: The Villain Roundup! Find out why these villains are who they are! This week places the spotlight on one of the greatest video game villains of all time: Handsome Jack from the Borderlands games!

Also be sure to check out our previous blog posts featuring a Villain Roundup of Jack of Blades from the Fable game series, and a look into why you should be playing Dungeons and Dragons in the first post from Jonah’s Fabulous Guide to Tabletop RPGs!

Check it out here!

The Characters at Large Blog is Now Live!

Check out our new blog page to see weekly postings from some of our (and soon to be your) favorite Characters at Large creators! Our first posts this week features co-founder Connor Woodward. Join us as he takes you into the world of villainy with:The Villain Roundup. Also be sure to check out Writer and Table Top RPG aficionado, Jonah Skrove, as he takes you into the world of Dungeons and Dragons, and why you should be playing it in: Jonah’s Fabulous Guide to Tabletop RPGs!

Check it out here!

CALtalks Episode 3

From Nightwing to Spawn, join host Connor Woodward as he chats with Joel E. Sanchez and Kenny Fleeger about their all time favorite characters in comics in Episode 3 of CALtalks!

CALtalks Episode 2

Listen in as host Connor Woodward is joined by Joel E. Sanchez and Kenny Fleeger to talk about some of their favorite comics that include a company favorite, “Saga”, the gritty “East of West”, and the epic “Eternal”.

CALtalks Episode 1

Join the host of this brand new podcast series from Characters at Large, Connor Woodward, as he and guests Joel E. Sanchez and Kenny Fleeger talk through some of their favorite stories in our first episode of CALtalks!

Death of a Hero

“ . . . and I’m here live reporting for channel 13 news. The sun has only just come up and the dastardly villain has started the day off horribly for a pair unfortunate souls. Two civilians are being held captive at gunpoint, making it impossible for the police to enter the building in this rapidly heating up hostage situation. What nefarious agendas do the evil doers inside have? What are their demands? And where are any of the heroes? Where is our Saviour?”

Find out more in our newest comic, Death of a Hero

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Descent Into Madness

“Humans can be a fantastic source of chaos. I need a human that is in control of themselves, but also able to fall into the depths of madness and come out unscathed. Choosing a champion incorrectly could prove very… fatal. A child can be sculpted though. Yes… that may prove to be the best course of action for me.”

Find out more in our first comic: Descent into Madness

Click to read now!