8.5x11: Graphite: 1999
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Even though the R&D boys were convinced that the iconic fighter for marketing would be a dwarf, I knew that a human fighter would be adopted first. For that reason, I intended him to be as racially ambiguous as possible—he should look like he could belong to any race, or none at all. Tordek the dwarf graced the covers of all the early product, but Regdar the human fighter made the first appearance on standees and posters. The detail on the left is Regdar at 5th level, in the armor that defines him best.
For the record, I did not name him. He was named by people who did not want a human fighter as the poster boy...