Pimp My Ride: Famous Mages and Cars


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So I must start this thread by saying I have no working knowledge of cars. If you asked me the difference between a Farrari, a Jaguar, and a Prius I would say "paint job?"
However, my players may meet a bunch of famous wizards from D&D and Pathfinder holding a meeting on Earth in the modern day. I know what type of car and its condition/assessories can say alot about a person. So assuming they're keeping their magic on the DL, what do you think the following wizards would drive:

Golarion
-Old Mage Jatembe
-Aram Zay
-Razmir
-Abrogail Thrune (sorcerer but still there)
-Queen Edassiril
-Baba Yaga

Greyhawk
-Mordinkinen
-Rary
-Igwillv
-Tenser
-Otto

Forgotten Realms
-Elminster
-Mansoon
-Khelban Blackstaff
-Storm Silverhand


Well, I do know a little about various cars, but I must admit that I know very little about these wizards beyond a few old spells named after them.

The only one I could take a guess at would be Baba Yaga. A Lada is the classic Russian car, although I could see Baba Yaga going for something closer to her "chicken leg" hut. Perhaps something like the UAZ-452 or various other UAZ vehicles. For better or worse, most Russian brands are unknown in the US, so it might be better to stick to brands the players might know.

For older bearded types, and elves, Volkswagen offers some good options. The VW Beetle is a classic, as is the "Thing", microbus/camper van, Karmann Ghia, and white convertible rabbit.

Beyond that, I would think there would be a mix of real classic Stutz Bearcat and Duesenberg types, a few 50-60's beasts like 20' long old Cadillac Bel Air convertibles. A few 70's American muscle cars, a few luxury Mercedes Benzi and BMWs, a Rolls Royce, etc.

Finally there would also be a couple of different hybrid types like a Tesla, a Honda Insight or Toyota Prius or the oddly cool BMW i3. Oh, and if you want a real small car, there is the original cooper mini, the BMW Isetta, or the Toyota MR2. There are also some funky brands like Saturn, Tucker, and Yugo that just appeal to people - OK, no one loves the Yugo.

If you would like to post more about a specific character, I could recommend a funky car...

Oh yeah, and there is always going to be one or two showing up in a 90's "oval" Ford Taurus or a metallic gold Toyota Camry with a dented bumper.


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Thx Fergie. Didn't know about the Russin car but upon following your link I could definately see Baba Yaga driving one of those whith a g
Gingerbread motif. As for the rest of the wizards personalities:

-Jetembe: Old Mage from Mwangi Expanse (africa), love teaching and nature, NG.
-Aram Zey: Wizard of Pathfinder Society, prepared for everything, lokes no one, pure N.
-Razmir: Ages cult leader who is attempting to reach godhood, NE
-Young Infernal Sorceress and ruler of Cheliax (mixed Italy and Spain), manipulative, smart, sexy, evil, and knows it. LE.
-Queen Edassiril: Wise Elven queen in the Galadrial vein, also very nature focused and free spirited. CG
-Mordinkinen: Powerful mage who tries to keep all the alignments of his homeworld balanced, keeps himself well dressed and in his 30's with his magic, sports a Van D+$+ beard, pure N
- Rary: Old mage whose spells strengthen the mind or bendsnthe minds of others, mixed Arabic and Norse, has a Saruman complex, NE.
-Igwilliv: Evil in a very unsublte way, child of a evil demigod and Baba Yaga. Keeps self young with magic, in a love hate relationship with a demon lord of conquest. CE
-Tenser: Impeccably dressed in blue outfits, powerful mage who specializes in spells that allow him to go toe to toe in melee combat, created the Transformation spell, always helping others more than he admits. LG
-Otto: Small round man who loves music and sonic effects, loves his luxuries too. Is loyal to his friends but has a mechivious side which rarely gets him in trouble. CN
-Elminster: Immensely powerful old mage who is a mix of Gandalf.and Odin. Has seen it all, done it all, happy to do it again additude. Tends to guide younger adventures against evil. Can be a curmudgeon when he dosn't get his way or is otherwise irritated. CG
-Mansoon: Master statesman and wizard as well as crimjnal mastermind. Artimas Fowl as a adult with magic. LE
-Khelban Blackstaff: Powerful mage who upholds and reinforces the powers of Law, but also puts the overall cause of life first. Shady and seldom flashy unless angered. LN
-Storm.Silverhand: As much a bard as wizard, travela about being a champion of the people and overthrower of bullies and tyrants. CG


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Storm Silverhand clearly drives a silver Aston Martin, like Bond's, but without missiles and such (though I bet she would use them IF she could).

Razmir would drive brand new Tesla, cause it makes him look good to his followers, and gods should be responsible (or give the appearance of such) about their adding to global warming!


Elminster likely drives a classic big fins with lots of chrome fireball red Cadillac, I mean, it makes a hell of an impression when you pull into the mage fair in one, plus, it matches his robes pretty well. Oh, and has room for Lheo and all of his books and notes when traveling (like Lheo would ever leave Shadowdale, HA!)


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I can see Razmir driving a Tesla, gotta show off that Bling for all those folks clamoring for you to bless their babies. Aston Martin for Storm makes sense, looks classy enough without being obnoxious, and the parallel to Bond should feed her Hero ego. Elminster in a Cadillac I can see, especially with the top down and going 100mph down the highway with eithier Zeppelin or Wagner blaring.


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Golarion
-Old Mage Jatembe --- Cadillac Escalade ESV
-Aram Zay
-Razmir --- Some type of Kit or Component car maybe a Chrysler made to look like a Porsche
-Abrogail Thrune --- Dodge Viper
-Queen Edassiril
-Baba Yaga --- Tricked out Go-Kart

Greyhawk
-Mordinkinen
-Rary
-Igwillv
-Tenser --- That flying car that dude has been working on for 50 years
-Otto

Forgotten Realms
-Elminster
-Mansoon
-Khelban Blackstaff
-Storm Silverhand


Here are some ideas.

-Jetembe: Land Rover Defender. This is the classic "safari" type vehicle.
-Abrogail Thrune II: Some kind of Ferrari, Lamborghini, or maybe Bugatti. Red convertible or t-top.
-Queen Edassiril: VW Karmann Ghia
-Mordinkinen: 70's Porsche 911
-Igwilliv: Hummer - probably the H2 or original military one. Or a International CXT 7300 DT466 - the largest "stock" pickup sold.
-Tenser: Shelby Cobra
-Elminster: White Ford Bronco.
-Mansoon: Cadillac limo, bulletproof.
-Khelban Blackstaff: Crown Victoria unmarked police edition.
-Storm.Silverhand: Volvo 240 station wagon.


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LOL Fergie, Khelban would totally drive an old police boat from the late 80's or early 90's!


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-Harry Dresden: The Blue Beetle

-Balthazar: 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom

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