Originally there had only been 8 characters in the game but during testing it became clear that there needed to be one more to make sure the winning strategy couldn’t be perfectly deduced. I started to wrack my brains as I was getting closer to the photo shoot. Finally I realized that it would be ideal for there to be a child character and a very accomplished young Magic the Gathering player named Eli seemed perfect. I mainly used a propane blow torch, and spray paint to give the clothes a tattered look. The character is loosely based off of Newt from Aliens and so is the pawn.