For some strange reason I started thinking about the old fisherman character in The Lost Coast and I thought that he might make an interesting character to make a mod around. Below you will find a couple of skeleton ideas for some mods.
Firstly he can’t be a gun-wielding run-fast kind of character and perhaps the levels need to reflect this. I also thought that to compensate for his lack of physical ability he could have increase shooting skill. This would translate into higher damage being done with each on-target shot than normal. Maybe even double but those things can be worked out later.
I would also expect his health to be lower meaning that perhaps stealth is a big part of the gameplay. Another point would be his physical strength, maybe when using rifles or the magnum the recoil is quite large.
What I’m trying to say is that this character has shooting skill not physical strength.
This would require the express permission from Valve but maybe there are possible alternatives. Anyway, the player takes control just as Gordon Freeman starts to disappear. He’s alone and decides to explore the chaos left behind by GF. On the way up to the monastry he collects a weapon or two. Near the top he hears some helicopters, turning around he sees that the Combine have dropped a number of soldiers and they are making their way to the top.
The thing to do is find a good ambush point and hold them off for as long as possible. “Maybe that fellow will return?” Whatever happens you can’t stay he for long. A stray rocket opens up a path into the village and with luck you can make you way through the disused chemical plant to the house on the cliff. It has an underground tunnel that you can escape into.
As Gordon Freeman is being transported away from the Lost Coast you are somehow taken with him. Where he goes and what dangers he faces are entirely up to the developer. I think a trip back to Dr. Kleiner’s lab might be fun. From there you can attempt to make you way back to the St. Olga.
So, there they are, what do you think? There could be so many facets to this character, perhaps he is an undercover agent for the G-Man, or maybe a Combine Spy?