This is also a fitting post in that last week’s Family Guy focused on Peter’s obsession with the A-Team, right down to a shot-for-shot cartoon remake of the show’s opening.
At the end of the Last War, a crack military unit was convicted of a crime they did not commit. They escaped and disappeared. Today, still wanted by the Five Nations, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, and no one else can help, if you can find them, maybe you can hire…the E-team.
The great thing is all the A-Team members have names or nicknames that fit fairly seamlessly into a fantasy mileau.
Oddly enough, I watched most of the first season of The A-Team through Netflix recently. Not really sure why I did that, but I did.
Anyway, here’s how I’d cast the game:
Hannibal – a changeling rogue and the leader of the group. Why a changeling? On the television show, Hannibal was a master of disguise.
Face – an elf bard. He’s the pretty-boy, so he’s got to be an elf, and his job is fast-talking everyone, so he’s got to be a master of performance and diplomacy. He’s also got a couple spells, because sometimes Face just works his magic to get the job done. Yeah, that’ll work.
Murdock – a human ranger. This one was the hardest, because Murdock’s specialty is vehicles; I extrapolated this to mean “transportation” and thus “travel,” and thus, a ranger.
Baracus – a warforged fighter (with one level of artificer). Surly and tough, with a bunch of shiny docents (power-enchancing trinkets) on his chest. There’s also that whole formerly-enslaved race thing, but I wasn’t thinking that (really). I was just thinking that Mr. T is helluva tough, and the toughest race in Eberron are the warforged. Baracus gets a level of artificer because he was a mechanic on the show.
You’d have to start the game with all four characters being at least level five–otherwise I’m not sure you’d really be able to do have true A-Team style action. Plus Baracus needs at least two or three levels of fighter on top of that one level of artificer.