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A 2D isometric, turn-based Role-Playing Game with the depth and challenge of old-school classics and a modern, intuitive interface.
A 2D isometric, turn-based Role-Playing Game with the depth and challenge of old-school classics and a modern, intuitive interface.
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Shaved, mustache or beard?

Hi there!

If you were expecting a serious update please stop reading and wait for our 13th update, which will be posted very soon! :o) 

After announcing the portrait of Gaulen the protagonist of Lords of Xulima, we didn’t expect so much controversy . Specifically, his facial hair was the object of much debate. Take a look:

Hmmm.... interesting...
Hmmm.... interesting...

So, here you have three different versions of Gaulen: Which one is the manliest?

I really prefer the one with the beard, so to support that decision I have joined to the Club of Beards as you can see here:

Gaulen's mustache-only look was unpopular, so we both grew a beard!
Gaulen's mustache-only look was unpopular, so we both grew a beard!

The success of Lords of Xulima depends on you!

Should Gaulen be shaved or have a beard? Make some noise and let us know. Gaulen and Jesús will both be forced to adopt the most popular look by the end of November!

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Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore RPG

We think this one deserves another mention, not just because of who is behind it, but also because of the inspiring, gothic-fantasy game world they're putting so much passion in. If you like this RPG project, we'd humbly ask that you support them as you would support us; social medias, forums, raising awareness, etc. Read more on their character creation/customization system, dubbed "Psycho Engine".


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    1. Renato Fornaroli on November 21, 2013

      Absolutely C, with the beard :) much more "tidy" :)

    2. Entropy - Graywalkers supernatural RPG
      on November 20, 2013

      For proper inspiration, see Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings movies...

    3. Sam on November 20, 2013

      Hate to say it but like everyone else I don't see Gaulen as anywhere near manly in any of those
      He looks like a kid with a drawn on beard

      You don't need to go hyper masculine grizzled old monster look but an more middle aged slightly weathered look would do wonders

    4. Talon Edgewater [Xulima[Bloom]Deathfire] on November 20, 2013

      I'd go for C if he was a bit more rugged looking. As of now, he comes across as a wet behind the ears, unweathered lady-killer. That's why I think B is great, then A.

    5. Shane-o - WoOS on November 20, 2013

      C, but options for all is better

    6. Lorenzo P. on November 20, 2013

      Yes, please redraw Gaulen. He looks like a 15-year-old rookie. We want a 30-year-old (bad-ass) hero... :-)

    7. Rolan Storm on November 20, 2013

      A. No beards, please. Make it optional, maybe?

    8. Numantian Games Creator on November 20, 2013

      @Simon: LOL :o)

      So far, I think that the most voted is the C one. There are also lots of comments about redrawing Gaulen with a more mature and rude look. Let's see what we can do...

      We are glad with your comments, keep going!

    9. Simon on November 20, 2013

      lol this update! I want all the Gaulens in the game! And an interactive shaving mini-game!

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      Lukas Daniel Klausner
      on November 20, 2013

      Full beard, of course.

    11. Andy Linea of Sin - DOoD on November 20, 2013

      Yep, I'm also for C.
      I don't know if someone already mentioned, but I think his head scarf looks a bit strange, too loose or so. You could check on a model how it really looks. ;-)

    12. Morrandir on November 20, 2013

      C of course.
      A man without a beard isn't properly dressed.

    13. EvaUnit02 on November 20, 2013

      Option C for sure! Manly beard is manly!

    14. Will Herrmann on November 20, 2013

      Either B with a bit more than his five o'clock shadow or C with a bit more trimmed off the bottom.

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      Michael Asam on November 19, 2013

      C is obviously the manliest look of them all.

    16. ☜☆RSF☆☞ on November 19, 2013

      haha let's beard it up... did you C what I did here? ;-)

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      J on November 19, 2013

      I like B the most.

    18. Matthew Woods on November 19, 2013

      I vote A as it goes best with his androgynous face. It'll also make me feel better about having to play yet another male protagonist. Personally, I think the best solution is to have a variety of selectable cosmetic features, as well as selectable gender.

    19. Korg on November 19, 2013

      I like C now :)

    20. Kelsey R. Marquart
      on November 19, 2013

      Bearded - C!

    21. Frank Flury on November 19, 2013

      I would like to see a little heavier stile of goatee than B but C would have to be a lot heavier, because be just looks like a teenager trying to grow a beard.

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      SXF on November 19, 2013

      A beard grants bonuses to constitution and cold resistance, making it a valuable enhancement for an Explorer in a strange and hostile land.

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      Michael on November 19, 2013

      B is fine. People seriously care about this?

    24. Dermott
      on November 19, 2013

      C and a bit thicker..

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      Miguel Corral on November 19, 2013

      Beard. No doubt about it.

    26. ekster on November 19, 2013


      I want to see a mustache and a soul patch instead!

    27. Jeff Heikkinen on November 19, 2013

      This is my (as far as I can recall) first ever comment on a Kickstarter so you should feel justifiably proud.

      In any case, I prefer B.

      Also, for what it's worth I endorse what you said about Deathfire and made a similar comment on Facebook myself regarding that project. Technically they're already at about four times what Xulima has raised, but their goal is also way higher! I'd really like to see them reach it.

    28. Entropy - Graywalkers supernatural RPG
      on November 19, 2013

      Beard C or make it EVEN THICKER than C!

    29. Venron
      on November 19, 2013

      C for sure, maybe up it a few notches...

    30. Suffix on November 19, 2013

      Yes my vote is for the beard too! Check out my profile picture and thats taken today. On a more serious note though didnt Gaulen cross an ocean that took a couple or more months to get to Xulima? All Men in the game should be bearded then! Just kidding :].

    31. Stephen "Stoibs" D
      on November 19, 2013

      Definitely C.
      Or the theoretical D with an even more rugged beard if at all possible, tired of clean babyfaced heroes.

    32. NG on November 19, 2013

      @Kordanor Androgynous?! Preposterous! :-) It must be that Ebony&Ivory woman spreading her corrupted influence on the other characters' look.

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      Jeremy on November 19, 2013

      c or b, I prefer b as it is closer to my look but c is good to. A he looks like an elf who has had ear surgery and died his hair.

    34. Juan Nieto Torres on November 19, 2013

      I like B! Mustache is old school stuff!! C'mon, it's Movember! :P

    35. Khanach on November 19, 2013

      Beard Club member here

    36. Kordanor on November 19, 2013

      I think the problem itself is his rather androgynous face.
      The "image" of a woman with a beard isn't the most sexy thing for most people I guess.
      So maybe you could make his face a little "manlier" by making it look a little more rough?
      That aside, I am a beard Guy and therefore Voting for C. :P
      But I think a mustache with goatee would also be fine. ;)

    37. Kahuna Kevin on November 19, 2013

      As much as I loathe hipster beards, I have to go with C on the grounds that it's more realistic given the rugged traveling involved.

    38. Darklord on November 19, 2013

      Actually I like B, the moustache looks good!