Here’s a fun idea I’m playing with. Not sure what will come of it but I can see the art in my head, so that’s a good sign!

Theodore Roosevelt was truly a monumental figure in American history. His accomplishments read like a catalog of every child’s dreams – statesman, soldier, explorer, rancher, scholar, athlete, barbarian warlord, vampire, disembodied brain housed inside a mechanical man. His was a life well lived.

A many-faceted man; a hero to many. A man who cared deeply about the world around him. And when that world was threatened by the most deadly peril imaginable, Theodore Roosevelt was faced with a dilemma. Clearly he was the man for the job, and yet he couldn’t face it alone. He needed help – the sort of help only Theodore Roosevelt could provide. He put out the call, and eight versions of himself answered. It would have to be enough. For the world to survive, it would be…


There are nine Roosevelts.

Roosevelt-69: Sickly child with a voracious appetite for knowledge and a keen intellect

Roosevelt-78: Bright-eyed Harvard man, pugilist, scholar and all-around campus swain

Roosevelt-85: Trail-weary buckaroo, rancher, outdoorsman and deputy sheriff

Roosevelt-99: The Colonel, commander of Rough Rider volunteers, soldier and patriot

Roosevelt-06: Diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize winner, President of the United States of America

Roosevelt-10: African adventurer, hunter and owner of “Big Medicine”, the world’s largest rifle

Roosevelt-A: Baron Téodor of Wallachia, vampire and ladies man

Roosevelt-B: Lord of the Dab-Qasar highlands, destroyer of Krodor

Roosevelt-C: Disembodied brain in an armored Tesla robot

Further Roosevelts are possible. Roosevelt-95, New York City Police Commissioner and scourge of the underworld; Roosevelt-D, Reptilian Progressive; Roosevelt-90, obsessive lovesick romantic and Roosevelt-13, explorer, scientist and conqueror of the River of Doubt, are all good possibilities. Feel free to make up your own.

Nine Roosevelts Against the Impossible!
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5 thoughts on “Nine Roosevelts Against the Impossible!

  • April 1, 2010 at 10:23 am


    I’m almost certain i’d pay for the pdf of this post!!

  • April 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I can’t help but have this post narrated in my mind by John Hodgman.

  • April 4, 2010 at 1:39 am

    See, I’m just wondering which T Roosevelt all the others were rallying against, and what his fiendish plot must have been.

  • April 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

    If any of you guys want to see the playtest draft, holler.

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