PPP was a monthly column that I did at RPGnet for nine installments in 2003-4. I offered regular helpings of paper miniatures, along with characters seeds, patter, and bonus content.
I don't know if anyone ever used them for gaming, but I chatted with a guy from Australia who used them as finger puppets to entertain a small child. So maybe they are of some use.
Planet of the Paper People archive
- Wayward Halflings (July 2003)
Burkin Son of Brakin Kegtapper was a character I ran in a D&D game circa 1998.
He was part of a typical fantasy party with humans and an elf or two.
When I imagined him in an all-halfling party, the other two figures naturally followed as contrasts.
- Inmates at Happyglen (August 2003)
The censor and the bust are prime examples of a strategy I used several times while making the column: Two or more distinct figures from one and a fraction's worth of art.
- Seasoned Pirates (September 2003)
Pico is a character I drew when doing sketches for the
first PPP column-- he provides a tie-in to the column's halfling meta-plot.
- Biotech Office Party (October 2003)
This set was inspired in part by an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
- Colonial Marines (November 2003)
Cpl Harman is a character I ran in a Colonial Marines campaign in the mid 1990s. The platoon was repeatedly thinned out by violence, and she managed to finagle a promotion to sargeant before the campaign ended. PFC Delgado is inspired by my brother's character.
- Goblin Wolf Herd (December 2003)
This is the first installment that wasn't already on the drawing board when I started the column. The theme is a riff on a request. The mounts are designed in a way suggested by Glen Barnett.
- The Masque of Amontillado (January 2004)
I started out intending to draw some figures from a masquerade. Once I decided on the Poe theme,
the rest followed naturally enough.
- Secret Identities (February 2004)
This comes with rules for the game Four-color Six-siders, the first bonus content since the Pirate Action Table.
- The Stalkerwolf (March 2004)
The downloads were laid out using a number of freeware fonts, including
Jakob Fischer's Sweet as Candy (Pizza Dude),
SJohn Ross' Dirty Headline (Cumberland Fontworks),
and my own Memo to Self (Font Monkey).