The Players Club are a collective created by IWA Mid-South manager Billy The P, someone whose experience had created multiple superstars for the promotion dating back to the late 1990s. As of right now, the group consists of Billy, Mitch Ryder, and Mance Warner. Ryder is a longtime wrestling veteran with experience in IWAMS and beyond, wrestling everywhere from Chikara to the WWF in his 20+ years of experience. The rookie of the group is Mance Warner, who’s been competing actively for around two years but has already made a name for himself by shouting his name over the distress of crowds across the United States. This fearsome trio bonds together and watches each other’s backs in ganglike fashion, which causes a great deal of disdain for all of their foes in IWA Mid-South!
Breakout…!!! by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels 1966
Cub Koda wrote:
Ryder & the Wheels’ second album, featuring the classic “Devil with a Blue Dress On/Good Golly, Miss Molly” workout, continues the pattern of their debut; strong renditions of R&B classics, chopped and channeled and revved up to maximum torque. With the use of the original two-track master, the sound of it fairly sparkles.
I have several OCs from these Bioware games. There are two each from the Dragon Age games (3 from Inquisition) and they are all very different and special to me for various reasons. Some of these characters (like Sophie, Mitch, and Steve) are characters I had been developing for another series I’m writing and this was just a fun outlet to explore them. (it’s also why there is two Sophies. Technically there are four Sophies since her middle name is Evelyn!) I thought I’d give brief bios for their characters:
The youngest child of Bryce and Eleanor Cousland was always a dreamer. She was fascinated with history and culture. When her parents died at the hands of Arl Howe’s men, she happily joined the Grey Wardens for a chance to make a difference in the world. When push came to shove, the pressure of making monumental choices that effected all of Thedas caused her to make some poor decisions, decisions that would haunt her to the rest of her days. She saw her best friend Alistair sacrifice his life to kill the archdemon and blames herself for his death. She would set out on a journey to cure the calling that makes her a Grey Warden because she could not stand to live as the Hero of Ferelden when she was the one who was too afraid to die to save her home.
Name: Marian “Mari” Hawke Hair: Auburn Eyes: Dark Brown Relationship: None Status: Alive
Growing up always on the move, Mari learned combat and defense at an early age. She would use these skills to protect her family from those out to hurt them, especially her youngest sibling Bethany, the reason the family was on the run. After the passing of her father and brother, she and her remaining family moved to KIrkwall, where she would go on to make a name for herself. Mari lived her life through a series of unfortunate events leading up to events that caused the Mage Rebellion in Kirkwall.
Evelyn is the eldest of three daughters of Clan Lavellan’s Keeper. She had what her father referred to an “unhealthy fascination with Shems” and actually ran away from her clan to train as a warrior. She would return after a year or two and use her skills to defend her clan, rather than her clan moving to avoid conflicts. This is one of the reasons she was chosen to spy on the conclave at the end of the Mage Rebellion. The events of the Conclave would result in her gaining the Anchor and becoming the Inquisitor. She was a fair and compassionate leader and did her best to bring order to a world gone mad.
PHASE TWO: An Alternate Version of the Dragon Age series
Name: Shila Amell Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue Relationship: Leliana (I couldn’t resist lol) Status: Alive
Shila was a model student at the Circle of Magi and tailor made to be a Grey Warden. She had a high sense of honor and justice that she relied on throughout her journey. She successfully got her crew through the events of the blight with only one casualty (Zevran betrayed her to the crows). She convinced Alistair to perform the dark ritual with Morrigan and as a result both she and Alistair survived their confrontation with the Archdemon.
Siobhan lived her life constantly on the run and constantly having to fight to keep her family safe. As much as she hated it, she was extremely overprotective of her baby sister Bethany and would not hesitate to hurt someone who so much as looked at her wrong. She viewed the people she surrounded herself with as just useful individuals, but over the years she began to soften up and in the end considered them all her friends (barring Isabela and Anders who betrayed her trust)
Name: Moira Levellan Hair: Dark Brown Eyes: Blue Relationship: Solas Status: Alive
The youngest daughter of the Clan Lavellan Keeper and the little sister of Evelyn Lavellan, Moira was a problem child from day one. As she neared adulthood, she trained endlessly until she had become the clan’s greatest huntress, and (in this universe) successfully convinced her father to send her to the conclave instead of her big sister Evelyn. After the events of the conclave, Moira was hesitant to lead the Shem’s inquisition, but eventually learned the hard way just how important she really was in the face of the world ending.
Name: Sophie Jane Shepard Hair: Dark Red Eyes: Brown Relationship: Kaiden Status: Deceased
Last remaining of her family. Sole surviver of the Thresher Maw Attacks. Commander of the Normandy. First Human Spectre. These are just a few of the titles Sophie Shepard earned over her career. Lesser men would have cracked under the amount of pressure she lived through in a typical day, and everyone looked up to her for the way she could live through it every day. Beneath the tough exterior was a caring and broken woman who feels every wrong decision and every eye upon her. She couldn’t lose. She couldn’t afford to loose. She had to save the universe… even if it meant she had to pay the price.
Name: Evelyn Ryder Hair: Aubrun Eyes: Brown Relationship: Suvi Status: Alive
Evie is the older Ryder twin and don’t you forget it. After becoming Pathfinder for the Andromeda Initiative, Evie became a laid-back and emotion-driven leader that had many people shaking their heads. Never the less, she got results and no one could fault her for her efforts.
Name: Mitch Ryder Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Relationship: Cora Status: Alive
Younger of the Ryder twins. Unlike her sister, Mitch is much more calm and logical. Of the two, he was closer to their father but even he didn’t know him well. (In his story) he takes his role of Pathfinder very seriously and does his best to represent the whole human race.
Name: Stephen Trevelyan Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Relationship: Harding Status: Alive
Steve doesn’t fit cleanly into my established “phases” for Dragon Age. Instead Steve is based on a character I have played in videos and short films for years named Steve Monroe. His appearance is modeled after myself (indeed he’s the only character to be modeled on a real person). Just like me, he tries to do the right thing whenever he can, but still doesn’t always make the right call. Also just like me he flirts and falls shamelessly for that little bundle of joy known as Scout Harding.
Can you recommend any american rock bands from the 60's and 70's most of the bands I know from these eras are british.
MC5, Iggy and the Stooges, Grand Funk Railroad, Mitch Ryder (All Michigan bands!) Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, The Ramones, New York Dolls, The Dictators, The Runaways, ZZ Top, Television, Three Dog Night, The Dead Boys, Pere Ubu, Talking Heads, Suicide, Styx, Velvet Underground, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Love, Patti Smith, Parliament Funkadelic, The Tubes, Blue Öyster Cult, Lou Reed, Devo, Steely Dan, Big Star, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Allman Brothers Band, Chicago, War, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Rufus, Mountain, Black Oak Arkansas, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Sugarloaf, Bread, Rainbow, Steve Miller Band, Aerosmith (especially Rocks, Get Your Wings, and Toys in the Attic) The Band (mixed Canadian/American, but not British)The Beach Boys, Captain Beefheart, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and of course Bob Dylan. These are just the bands I listen to though. If you don’t feel like working through all these and want, say, five quick recommendations, I’ll go-
Cheap Trick, first three albums(late 70s)
Blue Oyster Cult- Tyranny and Mutation
Steely Dan- The Royal Scam
The Doors- Self titled debut
Iggy and the Stooges- Raw Power
plus a bonus pick-
“Q.Are We Not Men? A. We are Devo” Devo
I’m recommending actual full albums because if you’re going into 60s and 70s music it wasn’t written to be about stand alone singles. If you want the proper feel and form, you have to settle in for an entire album. And all the above are worth the time.