Patricia "Trick" Tillinghast is one of the two main characters who I played in "Grey Angels," a Buffy/Angel RPG campaign that ran from 2005 to 2009, and that later resumed as a play-by-post game from 2012 to 2014. That game resumed in late 2019 for a "10 years later" reunion arc.
I talked about Trick in a very piecemeal fashion in several past Studded Plate columns prior to the current revival:
- The characters who become a part of you (3/19/2015): How Trick affected my tastes in music.
- #RPGaDay 2016: Days 1-6 (8/6/2016): How Trick got a sister.
- #RPGaDay 2016: Day 11 (8/11/2016): How Trick has influenced how I play other heroes.
- #RPGaDay 2017: Day 7 (8/6/2017): How Trick got free of Dionysus (with bonus portrait).
- TBT: #Drawlloween 2016 (8/17/2017): Trick's Animal costume.
- #RPGaDay2018: Days 13-16 (8/17/2018): How Trick got free of Dionysus (shorter version).
- #RPGaDay2018: Days 28-31 (8/29/2018): No longer the straightest girl in town.
- #Inktober2018: Days 27-31 (10/31/2018): Two portraits of Trick.
- Cassilda Tillinghast (11/13/2018): My Pathfinder Society character who was very loosely inspired by Trick.
Now that the game has resumed, I've started talking a great deal more about her here, so decided to create this "Nightwatch Dossier*" index page to collect all those links in one place. (You can also follow the "Tillinghast" tag, but this page will curate that list a little more, as I did with the older links above.)
- The Adventures of Patricia "Trick" Tillinghast (3/20/2020): An attempt to give a snapshot of the campaign, and a summary of Trick's history up to this point.
- Trick's Picks (4/8/2020): A playlist of Trick's favorite songs.
- 30-Day Song Challenge: Tillinghast Edition (4/17/2020): A meme answered in character as Trick.
* A note on Nightwatch, since I didn't mention it in "The Adventures of..." post above: This multinational corporation investigates occult phenomena, hunts rogue demons, researches new magic and occult tech, and sends covert teams on missions to parallel Earths and other dimensions. It is headed by Joey and Rae Maddock-Trent. (As the twin sister of Taryn Maddock, General of the Thyrian Nation, Rae is also part of the senior leadership of that organization as well.) Trick has had dealings with Nightwatch's Shadowgard office since the very early days of her involvement with the supernatural, but has never sought employment with the organization.