Well, my players are about a week from meeting the Mad Archmage, a retired, reclusive know-it-all who was once the most famous magic-user because of inventions which furthered the empire. He wasn’t an adventurer, or a battle-mage, just a really clever guy who used magical discoveries to improve the land for a large fee.
I’m trying to decide how he looks/dresses and don’t want to go with trope-mage-robe, beard or pointy hat. I’m leaning more towards the idea that he’s like Parry from the Fisher King – all beanie and fingerless gloves, greasy hair, etc.
Does anyone else have any good ideas for a non-typical look for this guy?