Most of us have created characters for our storygames or roleplays. Characters play a big part in both, storygame and roleplay. In my opinion, storygames or roleplays without interesting or detailed characters would most likely be linear.
I wonder about the characters that you guys/gals have created or owned. Mind if you post about your characters here? To post about your characters, it's like posting character sheets. Add name, gender, age, bio, and other essential parts. Don't forget to tell where the character belongs to (what storygame/roleplay/story?).
This is a thread where we post about our characters and discuss about them, and about character development. Hopefully, we can get to know more about character development, which can help the community in character creation and understanding. I hope the community will understand character creation more by posting our owned characters and discussing about them.
I'll give my opinion on your character truthfully.
I'll post some of my characters later.
Pulling out Vex, the G28 Raven from Endwar to be in the world of EoN. Great enough?
Gender: Androgynous Male. Most mistake Vex as a hot chick.... oh yeah, IT'S A TRAP! Please make people to refer him as a girl unless they found out that he has a dick, or if people still want to consider him as a girl.
Personality: Cold-blooded and sometimes sadistic killer. But quite friendly, kind, and sometimes flirty toward friendlies or neutrals. He may seem to be innocent and harmless. But don't let his looks fools you. He's deadlier than he looks like.
Vex was born into an average family. During his early childhood, he was bullied and made fun with the other boys due to his feminine appearance and looks. This caused a trauma that made him to be afraid to go to school. As a solution, her parents decided to enlist Vex into an all-girls school instead.
Vex learned how to be a perfect girl, and to make his voice to sounds like a female before enlisting into the all-girls school. Even though Vex is biologically a male, he can still be accepted into the school, thus making him to be the only male student. His true gender was kept to be a secret. In the school, Vex became one of the most appreciated students. Girls are surprised by his beauty and kawaii-ness.
Once upon a time, Sarah, which is his best friend invited Vex to play in the nearby garden. Vex accpeted the offer cheerfully and went having fun with her. Somehow, Sarah accidentally unzipped his shirt while playing together. It was revealed that he has no boobs..... and has the 'man thing'. Sarah gasped and asked how did Vex is actually a male.
After a long brief of explanation by Vex, Sarah didn't go to hate on him. Instead, Sarah hugged and kissed Vex, vowing to be best friend forever. Deep into the feeling, Vex cried. Either way, Sarah still considered Vex to be a female. Vex may be biologically a male, but he has a female soul.
When he turned 16, he found himself to be kidnapped by a group of bandits. After he got kicked off to a nearby wall, the bandits showed the innocent face of Sarah, which has been tied into a chair. Vex's father was a soldier, and he taught Vex how to fight well. Angered, Vex silently pulled a knife hidden somewhere inside his pants and stabbed the nearby bandit to death. The other bandits got shocked and pulled out their weapons. However, Vex easily killed them all, revealing that he has a talent for killing. Then, he saved Sarah.
After that incident, rumors were spread about Vex. A group of assassins known as "Shadow Blades" invited Vex to join them. They trained Vex to become a deadly assassin. Having learned swordmanship, marksmanship, hand-to-hand, assassination, sneaking, etc, he became a deadly assassin for hire.
Appearance: Click here
Bowsword - Bow and sword in one weapon. Awesome! Works just like the bowsword from Final Fantasy.
Dual Daggers - Two sharp custom-made daggers.
Two quivers full of arrows strapped into both legs, just like the Demon Hunter from Diablo III.
500 gold coins
Job/Occupation: Assassin (Mercenary)
Starting Location(be specific): In a tavern in Alcrador.
This is my character from EoN's Raper Plague by SpartacustheGreat. Even though it's never been started, I'll just show this for the sake of it.
Former Occupation: Revolutionary Army Assassin
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Personality: Random. But mostly calm and professional in mission, while being friendly and caring when not on mission.
Growing up in the Southern Lands (she's not a part of the tribes though). Years ago, it got invaded by the Empire. When Esdeath's army invaded Southern Lands, the occupiers are lost against her army. The battle went bloody with pile of corpses everywhere. When Keira was still a little girl, she watched it all with horror and tears ran down from her face.... having seen all of the anarchy caused by the Empire's army.
At one moment, an Empire's soldier attempted to strike her with his sword. Keira was cowardice at that time, since she was still a little girl. However, a figure wearing a long dark coat saved her by cutting the soldier into half. The divided body of the soldier fell into the ground, terrorizing Keira as she watched it with her own eyes. The figure turned around and glared at Keira with her eyes. The figure's eyes are red as blood. It turned out that it was Akame, also known as Akame of the Demon Sword Murasame. Keira asked why does she saved her. But Akame ran away and disappeared into the darkness. She never knew why would Akame save her. Why the hell Akame was here?
Empire's soldiers continued to rummage through the town. Keira's parents brought her to safety and successfully escaped without Empire's soldiers interfering. During the journey, her parents are discovered by local bandits. When a bandit grabbed her mother by the throat. Keira stealthily grabs the knife strapped on the bandit's belt and slits his throat. Bloods pours out from his throat, wetting her mother. The remaining bandits became surprised how Keira has killed one of their friends. Keira pulled out the dead bandit's sword and eliminate the bandits one by one. It has been revealed that Keira has a hidden and strange talent for killing (just like Sheele).
There is one remaining bandit with a submachine gun (firearms exist in Akame ga Kill). He aimed at Keira's parents, ready to pull the trigger. Before Keira could react, the bandit has killed her parents. Enraged, Keira threw the knife at him, impaling his head. All of the bandits have been killed. Keira sat down near her dead parents, depressed. A few minutes later, a traveler riding a horse saw her. She saved Keira and brought her to the capital.
The traveler was surprised how Keira can single handedly kill all of the bandits. Keira didn't know how to answer that, just said that it just happened magically. The traveler revealed that she was actually an undercover working for the Revolutionary Army, which rebelled against the Empire. Keira was glad to know that. The undercover's name is Evelyn. Evelyn and Keira took a walk around the capital, introducing Keira the Empire and its capital. Plus the Revolutionary Army.
Before the Revolutionary Army invaded the capital, Evelyn taught Keira about everything. Melee combat, fencing, marksmanship, covert ops, assassination, being undercover, etc. During the final battle against the Empire, Evelyn is an undercover agent tasked to retrieve valuable information for the Revolutionary Army. Keira watched all of the battle from far away. After the victory of the Revolutionary Army, Evelyn told Keira what was happening behind all of the battle. Keira is one of the few peoples that have been told about the Night Raid.
Keira got her first mission when the Revolutionary Army was rebuilding the Capital. Her mission was to eliminate the remnants of Empire's Army outside the Capital. Keira demonstrated her impressive swordmanship and marksmanship abilities. Her aim with her assault rifle was outstanding, and her strikes while wielding her blade were as quick as lighting. She was a great fighter, undercover, infiltrator, assassin.
During those recent years, Keira has done a lot of missions. Evelyn was impressed with her ability. Keira was informed about the new Imperial Arm. It was said that the remnants of "Phantasmagoria: Gaea Foundation", Chelsea's Teigu got repaired and refined. It was also improved and renamed to a Jingu called "Illustrious Adamance: Aura Feign". It was remade into a ring instead. However, nobody was capable of possessing the Jingu. The Jingu just kept rejecting all of the people who tried to possess it. So, Keira came to the place where the Revolutionary Army kept it. Keira felt that the Jingu was calling her. She came closer and close to the Jingu. Keira grabbed the ring and wore it. The Jingu itself accepted her, granting Keira access to its power.
Since Keira has acquired a Jingu and advanced weaponry, plus having a great ability for an assassin, she was stamped as a candidate for the Night Raid.
Teigu/Jingu: [Provide descriptions for the weapon's appearance, what kind of weapon it is, if and how it enhances the user's ability, the weapon's special abilities or traits, it's Trump Card/s, and anything else you may find relevant. Be creative and start big, then I'll help you work your way down if I think it's too much (in other words don't be afraid to make something that sounds OP, especially with the Trump Card)]
Illustrious Adamance: Aura Feign
Shapeshifting - Just like Gaea Foundation, Aura Feign enables its user to turn into whatever the user wants, even animals such as cats with the ability to mimic the animals abilities such as flight. In addition, it allows the user to shapeshift objects too. However, the shapeshifted objects will revert back to its original shape after 60 seconds once someone other than the Jingu's owner holds the object.
Invisibility - Aura Feign also has the ability to turns its user invisible for a certain amount of time, depending on the skill and experience of the user. The cloaking ability is similar to Incursio's cloaking ability.
Trump Card - Makes a clone of another Teigu/Jingu, granting the ability to use it. However, this doesn't last forever and only used when necessary. Using this Trump Card on another Teigu/Jingu also grants the user full knowledge on the Teigu/Jingu that got copied.
Unlike Gaea Foundation, it resembles a ring instead of case.
Items/equipment: (This excludes your Teigu or Jingu)
Death Whisper - A modular firearm that has the capability of transforming into three modes. Which are: Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, and Machine Pistol. It has an adjustable zoom scope and built in silencer. Assault Rifle turns it into an assault rifle with normal damage. Battle rifle turns it into a heavier gun with more accuracy, effective range, and damage. However, it is harder to handle. Machine Pistol turns it into a compact size of a pistol. It deals less damage. It can be loaded with specialized armor piercing white phosporus rounds to be deadlier. The durability is almost as hard as an Imperial Arm. Keep in mind that this weapon is not an Imperial Arm. Just a really modern and advanced piece of weaponry.
Endbringer - A collapsible high-frequency blade is a sword reinforced by a powerful alternating current and resonates at extremely high frequencies. This oscillation weakens the molecular bonds of anything it cuts, thereby increasing its cutting ability. Striking, cutting, and thrusting attacks are performed with the blade, with the sharpened edge and point used for lethal attacks, and the blunt edge used as a clubbing weapon. Proficient users were also able to wield the blade with such accuracy and speed that they were able to deflect bullets. The durability is almost as hard as an Imperial Arm. Keep in mind that this weapon is not an Imperial Arm. Just a really modern and advanced piece of weaponry.
Shadowbite - A collapsible poisonous dagger that is capable of cutting through very hard surfaces. The durability is almost as hard as an Imperial Arm. Keep in mind that this weapon is not an Imperial Arm. Just a really modern and advanced piece of weaponry.
Poison Needles - Needles that are imbued with poison. Can be fired from the Death Whisper or used by hands.
Butterfly Headphones - Hey, did Chelsea even listen to music? Sometimes, Keira can be found wearing a headphones similar to Chelsea's headphones.
Lollipops - Why not?
Small Notebook - Self-explanatory
Pen - Self-explanatory
Cross Com - Advanced eyepiece that has GPS positioning to determine locations of various things (objective, places, key points, etc). It can also assist the user in aiming weapons by calculating distance to target, wind, chance to hit, etc. The color of the visor is pink. Similar in appearance to Mine's eyepiece.
500 Gold Coins - Currency
Note: Keira may be a great fighter. However, her Jingu is not a combat-oriented Jingu. So, she's not as good as the combat-oriented Jingu users. She is better for infiltration and assassination roles.
Strength - 20
Speed - 35
Intelligence - 35
Perception - 30
Health - 20
Stamina - 20
This one of is one of the most detailed from all of my roleplay characters. Taken from Akame ga Kill roleplay by Delta44. (Man, he should begin the RP already!)
United Humans Special Activity Division - Intel Unit
Accessing Dossier - ACCESS GRANTED
Name: Sera Frost
Occupation: United Humans, Supersoldier
Sexual Orientation: Pansexual
Body Type: Athletic
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 56 kg
Blood Type: AB-
Facial Appearance: Chelsea from Akame ga Kill (Used to be my profile picture)
Growing up in the low districts of City of Hope. She lived with her father, mother, and a little sister. Her father was a general infantryman serving in the frontline against his enemies while her mother tend people at the medical center. Unfortunately, this was too soon.... His father was killed in action while holding a checkpoint against incoming Mabronnan Horde's veterans. That incident left Sera's family in a poor condition. Because of this, Sera had a really hard time at school. She was also a favored target of bullies, constantly being threatened and beaten up by them. She can't count how many time she got forced to do their homeworks and shits despite her poor family condition at that time. As a big sister, she also had to take care of her little sister, Sherry whenever her mother goes to work.
At one point in her past, she met a girl who didn't mind her condition and always protect her from anything that were threatening to Sera. The girl was known to be a kind person toward her. Her name was Mindy. At the evening, Sera usually visits Mindy and gets along together. Until one day, Mindy's ex-boyfriend confronted Mindy while Sera and Mindy were walking in a narrow passageway. The ex-boyfriend tried to grab and strangle Mindy's throat. Sera reacted quickly by grabbing the knife strapped on the ex-boyfriend's belt and stabbed him from behind repeatedly, revealing that she had a strange talent for killing. However, in the end this broke their relationship. The incident was pronounced as a self-defense.
Soon later, a gang related to Mindy's ex-boyfriend confronted Sera in another hidden passageway. They sought revenge against her and had already murdered her mother. Strangely, she didn't feel sad or angry about losing her only parent. When one of the gang members took out a sword and attempted to strike her, Sera easily disarmed him and took his weapon. Sera proceeded to cut him to half. Terrorized of their fellow member being cut into half, they just stand guard against her. Sera coolly killed the group with the sword and left the area immediately before anyone could notice.
Sera and Sherry became orphans. The United Humans Police Force soon discovered that Sera killed the gang. The gang was known to be drug-dealing bandits. They are impressed by her abilities and offered her to join the United Humans Military, seeing her abilities are great for a soldier/marine. By the age of 17, Sera joined the United Humans Marine Corps and passed the training as the best candidate. She was an expert in both marksmanship and close quarter combat (CQC).
During a battle against the machines, she was surveyed by her fellow comrades as a calm and professional figure, capable of leading her fireteam against the odds in a bad situation. Her marksmanship and CQC capabilities come into play. She scored many kills during the battle, exceeding a regular commando's abilities. Sera improved her reputation quickly. Seeing her abilities, her superiors were deeply surprised and glad to have her in the UHMC.
After a year in the UHMC, her superiors felt it was too unfortunate for her to be a marine instead of a commando despite her abilities. As a result, Sera was offered to be a commando. She happily accepted the offer and passed the rigorous training. A few years after being a commando, she was stated as one of the best soldier in the United Humans, having saved a lot of civilians and bringing a large impact on her enemies. She was considered as a perfect candidate for a supersoldier. A month later, Sera got engineered into becoming a supersoldier. The attempt was successful. She is now more powerful beyond a regular human.
Her sister is currently a surgeon in the medical center.
MLR-B Bullpup Laser Rifle - Stands for Modular Laser Rifle - Bullpup. Advanced modular bullpup model laser-firing assault rifle with Full-Auto, 3 round burst, and Semi-Auto capability. Modified with improved capacity, lightweight materials, adjustable zoom optical sight with X-Ray option which can see through surfaces, backup VMR (Variable Magnification Reflex) sight, Underbarrel Airburst Grenade Launcher, perfected rifling, improved barrel, custom grip, stability damper, piercing mod, flashlight + laser, IR Pointer, and that's all I think. Sera uses weaponized White Phosporus rounds to immolate her targets, which are pretty dangerous and deadly. Sci-fi version of the F2000.
High Frequency Blade - A high frequency blade capable of deflecting projectiles and cutting through hard surfaces. Even a giant robot vould be easily cut through by this.
High Frequency Combat Knife - Just like the HF Blade but this one is a knife.
Stun Rod - An extendable stun rod capable of electrocuting and incapacitating people with non-lethal force.
ULP Elite Laser Pistol - Stands for Universal Laser Pistol - Elite. The state-of-the-art laser pistol which is highly modular and deals powerful damage. Has high capacity, low recoil, and capable of both Full-Auto and Semi-Auto. Modified with improved barrel, lighter materials, VMR sight, perfected rifling, stability damper, improved capacity, Flashlight + Laser, custom grip, piercing mod, and that's all I think. Sera uses weaponized White Phosporus rounds to immolate her targets, which are pretty dangerous and deadly. Sci-fi version of the USP.
4x White Phosporus Grenades
4x Smoke Grenades
2x EMP Grenades
Portable Shield - Activate a portable shield from her arm. The portable shield can activates a barrier surrounding the shield, but it renders her from being able to shoot and has a limited battery than allows the barrier to be up for 20 seconds. The battery will recharge on itself. Can block a tank shell.
Stealth Cloak - Activate a stealth cloak. Can be invisible for 1 minute and has a cooldown of 30 seconds.
Remote hacking - Enables electronic bypass and hacking at long range (40 meters).
Firearms Master - Sera can meticulously adjust her firearms for the ideal recoil-to-weight ratio. This automatically improves the recoil control of every weapon Sera owns. Sera can streamline and re-engineer her firearms to maximize muzzle velocity and ballistic spin. This ability automatically increases the Damage of every weapon Sera owns.
Grappling Hook - Self-explanatory.
Shaped Charge - Proper ordinance handling allows Sera to rig gadgets with directional blasts - preventing embarrassing and potentially fatal accidents from poorly planted devices. This ability reduces the damage taken from her own gadgets.
Her equipment largely depends on the mission and situation anyway
Guys, sorry if I've been flooding this thread with characters. But hey, it's one of the points of this thread anyway. Taken from War of the End by Mardox, definitely one of my best characters.
I can post about my characters in my storygame, but I'll do it later.
I'm going to leave this in the WW for now. If it steps too far into roleplay from character discussion, then I will remove it. Focus should be on the personality and traits of the character and less on the "cool tricks" that it can do.
Sounds like a good idea. A better fit for the writing workshop than it is for forum games.
Trust me, 3J. I'll put some of my Frontlines: European Front's characters into here too. But it'll take a while to implement them. Some of them are actually taken from the roleplays too, but I'll be imcluding the characters from myself..... that I added for both storygame and roleplay.
A character app I pulled Swiftstryker's "Bloodmasque" Forum game many months ago. One of my first character apps I made for a forum game. Really went all out on this and just now noticed the similarities to Geralt of Rivia after playing Witcher 3 for the first time a couple weeks ago.
Really cool idea by the way Raven. Good writing practice and actually motivating me to start a world revolving around Vince. (Though maybe not as Bloodmasque-ey since I don't know anything about the game.)
Name : Vince Meister
Gender : Male
Sub-race of Homo Sapien : Human
Age : 23
Temperament / Disposition (Increases certain actions; cannot conflict with Personality; limited to one.) : Sly
Personality : Quiet, reserved, but always logical and calculating, almost always two steps above any opponent either in classroom debates or on the battlefield. Though he's compassionate on the inside, he would not hesitate to leave someone behind if it was required to save himself or his friends.
Bio : Vince by day seems just like an ordinary college student, going to and fro. Many of his fellow students and teachers alike would describe him as a slacker, never feeling up to doing anything. He barely makes passing grades but was somehow admitted into London's most prestigious University of Spirituality and Science. Though he's a slacker on the outside, his own IQ matches that of any known genius, though he prefers to just live an ordinary life being unnoticed by the world. This doesn't happen however, as one day he receives a message from a courier, stating the news of his mother's disappearance.
His family history is a strange one. He grew up as a half-bred, after his human mother was taken captive by vampires, though somewhere along the line, his father, a minor noble, became infatuated with his mother. Growing up as a half-bred, trying to fit in to a society where half-bred's were barely tolerated as a minority, he grew up to become quiet and reserved, though using his street smarts to defend himself from the bullies, Pures who were always stronger than him in every way but his mind.
Home was hellish as well, as his father would always complain about how inept he was in his classes, how he would never achieve much in life and would certainly never inherit any of his lands, going as far as to beating Vince regularly, as much as his mother tried to shield him from it. Dissatisfied with his sons potential. Mr. Meister sent Vince far away from his family, to a University on campus, his only contact from home was from his mother, who regularly sent messages to him, asking about his wellbeing and sent words of encouragement to keep his spirits up.
After his mothers disappearance, he quickly took a carriage home, only to discover that his treacherous father had turned on a neighboring Bloodclan, and as a result, was totally crushed. Finding out the Bloodclan that destroyed his home was intent on purging the Meister bloodline, Vince hastily makes his way back to the college campus, where news about the fight has not spread as of yet.
Vince makes his way back, raiding the library of it's trove of knowledge, grabbing books on many topics. Vampire lore, Vampire anatomy, alchemy books, as well as managing to stow away his own alchemy set into his bag, given to him on his 17th birthday from his mother as well as any ingredients he had in his dormitory.
With enemy vampires closing in around him, he makes his way out of the city and into the woods, traveling for days all the while being pursued, though most of the time, he was able to escape detection. Settling down into an abandoned shack far away from enemy agents, he sets about his research. Vince now spends his days studying everything he can on Vampire Lore and Science, in the hopes that one day, clues will pop up to why his mother had disappeared. In the process, he had taken it upon to study many different ways to not only defend himself from vampires, but took the time to study its history, the social system of the Bloodclan's Order, what it took to come into contact with a Vampire and much more. 4 Years after that fateful day, he's now ready to finally solve the mystery of what had became of his mother.
Appearances (AN EXTENSIVE DESCRIPTION IS MANDATORY; PICTURES ARE OPTIONAL. If I cannot imagine your character in my head, your character will automatically be disqualified. This IS Bloodmasque, after all.) :
His face, almost eagle-like in appearance, his bright green eyes would have been charming, if he hadn't had need of glasses, which are a result of many days spent reading tomes and textbooks, giving him an unfocused look when he takes off his glasses. His raven-stark hair gives him a messy look, though he'll mostly have his head covered in the cowl of his hood.
He only has a light scruff of facial hair the he shaves to the grain on a regular basis (sometimes, even using that hair to create only he knows what!). Though he could stand tall at a height of 5'11, he regularly slouches, burying his hands in his pocket if he has any, stating "It's too much effort." Usually dressed down from head to toe in a dark brown robe, he's not afraid to get dirty, and will wear a dark green leather tunic and pants, along with a rangers cap on his head. He always has a belt on his waist with many pouches, containing various alchemical ingredients and weapons, as well as a bandolier strap across his shoulders, holding premade glass vials of potions, and chemicals with various effects.
Starting Weapon : All the potions and chemicals on his belt and bandolier along with a darkened blued-steel short sword, slung on his back.
Solid and detailed. I like it! If he's in a storygame, he'll be an interesting character.
Definitely if I have the time in the future! Either in his own story or a character in an existing one. Whichever the case, not planning on dropping him yet. :)
I'm pretty sure JJJ would've kept free-forms if everyone was this solid across ALL RPs. XD
I had a bunch of characters, though all of them weren't very interesting. You might remember a few, because if I remember correctly you were in/GMed those RPs.
EDIT: But on the topic of characters for stories, I'm hoping that my newer games (Which are my attempts at RPGs, might I add) will allow the player to implement their personality into the main character. I also hope to add enough characters that the player will think of as interesting.
My very first RP character was made for a Customized-Traveler campaign a family friend ran for us. My guy was Egvis, a failed Elvis impersonator with one of the lowest stats for comeliness possible. When his music career didn't work out he tried out to be a Space-Combat fighter but was turned down so he was forced to become a mook in the army. He was also insanely powerful haha.
Wish I could find the original sheet, I had a whole write up for his backstory.
I don't have many characters that build large amounts of wild intrinsic lore... but when I do, it's either Silas... Or this fucking embarrassment...
Just to try and redeem myself here, this was back in my early, early, early-as-fuck days of roleplaying on Roblox, way back when you HAD TO have an OP as fuck dude who could at least shrug off bullets, because you fought only as fast as you could type, and powergaming in your hits was standard form... Not to mention, half the people I roleplayed with were 6-8 year old anime fans, and another half was a Gary Stu (and his entourage of fellow Gary and Mary Sue roleplayers who believed that everyone who wasn't them sucked at roleplaying) who was a "Militiary Experiment" on a Deathclaw Legendary who called it godmodding when humans didn't instantly die to his attacks... ( Attacks which involved throwing cars like frisbees, a 20-foot tongue that worked like a spear, scales like tank armor that formed a carapace he rolled around with, seeping with noxious gasses to burn and choke everyone nearby, breathing nitroglycerin flames, etc...)
Enter Jaranic the Chaos Lord, a character that I created when I was 6 or younger and stopped playing when I was about 10.
Jaranic was a member of a race of apex predator humanoids on a planet called Ur, with very high gravity and very high temperatures. The air was rich with proteins, lightning, and the blood of all creatures. It was a harsh environment, and killing was necessary to survive. New creatures evolved or composed themselves of airborne proteins (Literally coming out of the blue) with each passing day, and the only species that lasted longer than a day had to be experts at killing.
The south pole of Ur was the coldest place on the planet, but it usually clocked in at about 75-80 degrees. (And it was a rainforest that literally devoured any animal that walked into it.) The middle was a largely volcanic black wasteland where the air was usually thick with steam instead of rain. This made it an excellent place for new organisms to sprout up, but they would have a hard time of it. There were venus flytrap-like plants that would live underneath lava flows and strike like snakes when they sensed things were near, fungi with tendrilous, moving mycelium that would melt a creature and suck out its insides, etc, and then there were the animals that ate those...
In the heart of this environment was forged the ultimate predator. Called "Chaotics" by earth people because they did their best to kill the fuck out of everything (And succeeded, for the most part) they were humanoids who usually had wings, and the greatest power of all: The power to evolve in seconds, rather than in generations. They lived long, long lives, and there were only two things that could truly kill them: A crystal called Malkite, (No relation to the 'Bara.) or another Chaotic.
Jaranic was a Chaos Lord, which meant that he had a bloodline so pure that his evolutionary power and capability was doubled. He murdered and devoured 3/4 of the other lords and took their fiefdoms, eventually taking on nearby kings and creating a continent-wide empire. However, his political rivals secretly opened up a portal to a faraway universe and shoved him in, taking the empire for themselves and leaving Jaranic on... Earth?
Jaranic met (And ended) all manner of folk. He killed Ichigo from Bleach, tore out Superman's larynx, bathed in the blood of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson OCs, devoured "Magic Girl" trope characters like popcorn, killed 3 timelords, briefly adventured with (And then killed) a fourth one, tore a Gundam apart and swallowed the pilot for no other reason than because he was hungry. Then a post-apocalyptic roleplay map got really popular, and it totally fit in with Jaranic's canon. Why? Because he met a friendly Tanuki god (Who he didn't kill, and they continually adventured together) who granted him a wish: He wished that he had the power to tear apart all his usurpers (Who had been evolving themselves on his harsh home planet longer than he had, thus being as powerful as fuck) and their families, and walk to the throne victoriously.
That was when the Tanuki gave him enchanted armor that, while restricting his ability to morph into powerful weapons, gave him the ability to not at all be effected by violence against his person. But it came with a "hefty" price. The armor's magic only worked when there was "lots of chaos" (in other words, violence, which Jaranic did best) or else its joints would seize up and leave him trapped in place until there was more bloodshed, no matter how strong he evolved himself to be. And his appetite would become insatiable when he wore it, because his insides themselves slowly changed and adapted to make the armor more powerful... somehow?
So, rather than doing what all the anime roleplayers were doing and only pulling the incredibly OP things "with a price" out of their asses during battles with really powerful, really important evil people, Jaranic saw no harm in just wearing the armor all the time and devouring everyone nearby, (Which caused his cells to metabolize them so quickly that he exuded heat like crazy, often burning wood with his hands, making metal pipes glow orange by standing under them too long, leaving glass footprints in sand...) hence a lot of people died, hence humans dropped a nuke on him in order to try and stop him, hence the apocalyptic setting of "The Tribe".
Jaranic's RPs often began with him heading to an outpost and murder-eating the fuck out of everyone. At that point, another overpowered fellow with stronger moral fibre would try to stop him. If Jaranic didn't convince them that the weak did not deserve the protection of the strong, and were simply there as a food source for strong beings like him, (At which point they'd both go about murdering everyone) or they fought for 30 minutes before the one guy either got mad and ragequit the rp (which social standards deemed the death of your character, usually.) or accepted that he died, usually with an explosion, a dramatic bleeding-out speech, or some other "Look how awesome my guy is" moment.
Eventually, after somehow recieving word that Jaranic was alive, well, and perfectly happy, the Chaos lords invaded earth to kill off all Jaranic's food sources. Jaranic thought that humans, his favorite meat, were very much worth saving and fought and killed them all in the ruins of New York city. And they flew with wings too, so it was very much like the Man of Steel movie, except superman was taking much less damage and eviscerating the kryptonians with his clawed gauntlets, then swallowing them and bursting into white and blue hot flames. And he also had Gary Stu who was basically a werewolf to the power of 10 and an Oni chick with a 30-foot meat-cleaver (not even exaggerating) helping him out.
The Oni chick was also about as powerful as he was, and she was one of those pedophiles/sexually curious 12 year olds that are "looking for lovin'" on the internet all the time. So of course she and Jaranic stayed together often, but when she proposed dating and having sex, (as those kinds of RP'ers tended to do...) the 6 year old behind the computer screen was all like "Eeeew!" and made Jaranic realize that he was corrupting the bloodline. Rather than explaining that he didn't want a physical relationship and liked her as a person, for her personality and ability to murder thousands with her bare hands, he said, "You dare propose the corruption of my blood and the sabotage of the Chaotic race!? I should have known your intentions, oni filth!"
And then he killed her over the course of a 35-minute fight scene where most of the people who were roleplaying with us were inadvertantly killed. The two also murdered any people who got in between them and tried to stop the carnage. And, being an always morally upstanding Sue like he was, he shed a single tear of regret during her "Look at how awesome my guy is" death scene, and went on to become an angsty Byronic murderer who roamed the earth killing other Sues.
He later had a death story arc, which involved him slowly dying for a few day after being shot with a Malkite-powered laser, killing the scientists who made it and spitting a biological "Failsafe" that he evolved on the spot into the eye of one of his fellow Sues that his owner planned on getting rid of. This made him turn into Jaranic a month after the first one's death, except now he had all of Jaranic's powers and equipment, as well as all the other guy's powers and equipment.
Then he defeated Goku and executed him by biting off all his limbs, tying him to a pole, and drinking his blood as it dripped off of him. He also beat The Courier and the Vault Dweller to death... At the same time...
This went on and on over the course of several equally ridiculous and not-very-interesting roleplays on Roblox. I just find the very concept hilarious now, and I look to it as living proof that literally anyone can improve. Even the annoying kid on Roblox with the invincible Bloodprince of Planet Murder. I have faith in you, Naruyashan! You can do it!
That's a lot of defeated anime, video game, and movie characters.
Most 10 year olds on Roblox have very little original thought, or they just really want to emulate their favorite characters.
Quite an interesting read in itself. Should make a storygame out of it.
Of course it's interesting when I write the summarized history. If you had to read it when it was all dialogue as it was originally written, you would have hanged yourself. I still squirm when I think back on the writing style... (Think He-man meets Lafawnda the Naughty horse, except it's all blindingly stupid characters roleplaying in first person with their actions in brackets instead of narration.)
Obviously the only way he can be defeated is with a Snickers® bar.
There would be explosions and death for three hours, and then I'd probably find some way to show that, since he's not himself when he's hungry, being satiated by the snickers bar would cause him to morph into some sort of ultra-godly "True Form" that would allow him to kill the fuck out of whatever fellow 6-year-old's mary sue that he felt a grudge against at the time.
I, uh, have lots of characters...
Also...DO NOT REPLY. Still editing in things like age/gender/bio/role/etc. Mostly trying to figure out how to put in bios without spoiling stuff in the stories.
[age is intentionally vague]
Age; Story starts with him as a babe, and then fast forwards to about age 11/12
Name explanation; I have a little code thingy where I input one thing, and it 'translates' it. So, Kell Astinan = Child of the Moon.
Role; Lanky little scrawny kid with panic attacks, and the main character.
Bio; Well, living through something most would imagine as 'hell' for his entire life kinda makes you lose your childish innocence rather fast. In fact, the whole thing started because of his birth. Imagine how you'd feel knowing that, eh? Having a perfectly fine day, maybe walking the dog or something, and then being born and BAM the moon is gone and there's chaos. Having a his dead mother on top of his cradle at the age of one or two doesn't help anything, or being raised by a woman with her right arm torn of, oh, wait, because of him. And then watching her die for him, in agony because of the fire burning her alive.
So it'll literally a living hell that's all his fault. Sort of.
Age; About 39/40/41
Name explanation; Natir Astilotir = Mother of the Water
Role; Grief stricken mother who tries to protect Kell as though he's her child...and scolds...and just about everything as though he's her child. Heck, she even accidentally calls him by the name of her dead kid that's about his age.
Age; About 16/17
Name explanation; Srenl Astilenl = Friend of the Wind
Role; Gal who Kell crushes on, though she doesn't know it nor share the same feelings.
Age; About 20/21
Name explanation; Citrior Astison = Betrayer of the Sun
Role; A brawn over brains rival, and also crushes on Srenl who remains oblivious.
Name explanation; Crenjir Astiseri = Bringer of the Fire
Role; The kill-joy who always reminds people of the current situation, makes snarky comments, or just stays silent and to the back of the group. Though he does take an odd interest with Citrior...
Name explanation; Sotir Astirt = Father of the Earth
Role; Blind man that somehow got very nice clothing and everyone envies. Also leads the group and often says very face-palm worthy jokes and puns.
Name explanation; Sofer Astinan = Savior of the Moon
Role; Protector of Kell, up until the very last minute of her death, though still a very important character even after passing on.
[can't say anymore about why I chose those names without spoiling the plot.]
Name explanation; Lit Cil = Death Bed -- he's a 'survivor' that carries a sickness that brings death upon those he travels with. Not much of a spoiler, since he and his companions are only mentioned on two pages, both on a different story path.
Name explanation; Col Crit = Bad Breath -- I was running out of ideas for names. >_>
Name explanation; Koln = Calm. Dunno why I chose that.
Name explanation; Orajing = Arrogant - describes what little you see of her personality quite well.
Voice of a Madman
Ukwtakun [need to find a last name]- aka, Uk.
Akeldama [also need to find a last name]- aka, Ak.
School of Mutants
Werewolves an' Magic
Dreadful Dregon / Mr. Dregon / D.D
What If There Is No 'Dreaming'?
Layla [need last name]
Haven't come up with names for everyone else yet. >_<'
I will go into detail when I get on a computer, but my first RP character was Midnight back in the Tavern. The first RP character I made with an actual story was Bronos from Legendary. I'll detail them both tomorrow.
DO NOT REPLY! AIN'T DONE YET!
So this is my characters from my upcoming storygame, Frontlines: European Front
Faction - US Fireteam Wolverines Two Bravo
Ashley (Female) (Main Character) (Haven't decided the last name) (Rifleman) (Age 20)
Mitchell (Male) (Fireteam Leader) (Age 25)
Sanders (Female) (Designated Marksman) (Age 19)
Knox (Male) (Grenadier) (Age 22)
Esdeath (Female) (Tank Commander) (Age 24)
Kazuto (not sure about the name) (Androgynous Male) (Age 21) (Assassin/Infiltrator/Ninja/Sniper)
Vex (Androgynous Male) (Age 20) (Assassin/Infiltrator/Marksman)
Jacob (Male) (Age 31) (Assassin/Team Leader/Infiltrator)
Alena (Female) (Age 29) (Russian Special Forces, SGB Wolf) (Team Leader)
More characters are coming soon.
Okay, so I'm going to be brutally honest here, and just say that I'm absolutely shocked you feel confident reposting those backstories. I'd be super embarrassed.
Second point. Recently I've actually started working on more succinct backstories. I feel that it's sometimes better to be less descriptful in the backstory. Any thoughts on this, people of teh internets?
The common problem I think with many of the apps is that they're too detailed, which leads to redundancy. Plus they're very poorly-written.
Since no one has said anything until now, I guess that's why they would feel comfortable posting these.
I agree; with many of these it's like the author is RPing already within the character sheet.
Instead of saying "her parents were killed by bandits," the author writes an entire scene explaining how her character killed the bandits.
That's another criticism we've seen of free form: people just make the same character over and over and over. Same skills, same physical characteristics, same personality, same traumatic backstory.
My one criticism on freeform and a trait I've seen frequently is the list of "skills" that accompany said characters. Long list of skills that seem to just ramp up the power of the OC without rationality. Or weapons with long list of skill buffs (Hey! Look at my Sonicthunder-LightMachineGun-Swordbow that can fire ropes, grenades, care packages, cats, etc.) Personally, while I was RP'ing, I loved making my characters as human as possible. The character has his or her quirks, traits and skills, but in the end, is still mortal. Fighting off against other characters that could spew out acid from their eyes and hurl planets at you was a challenge, the death of a character can be a story in itself.
Of course with that in mind, I inevitably created characters that had boring abilities (Look! This guy has above average dexterity! +2 into instrument playing!) but all the same, making up for his lack of superhuman skill with backstory and character development really helped me with my own writing. I don't encourage others to follow my example, but having realistic expectations and scaling your character with other players in mind would definitely make for a better RP experience in my opinion.
tl;dr -- +2 to instrument playing is not a trait you want when fighting Mecha-Hitler.
Yeah,that's a good point point. Freeform does tend to focus on Superman rather then Arrow, but cut all out the interesting things about superman.
I can say that the begining of my eventual move from cys roleplaying started with skysworne(?)'s game. It was a low key game about getting a sword(?) and savinh the kingdom, so I made a Horseman, while everyone else made like, superspeed. assasins, godly mages, etc etc, which made it insanely boring.
I'm guilty as fuck of that. My first RP characters were ungodly powerful, to the point where I'm surprised anyone gamed with me at all.
Everyone knows Mecha-Hitlers cold iron heart can be warmed by the vivacious sound of zydeco music! XD
My bad habit is making overly weak "interesting" characters. If they're so dysfunctional that they pull focus in every scene, they're too "interesting."
Your character will always be the most interesting character to you, but you shouldn't expect to be the star of everyone else's show.
I really really like the concept of trying to make a cohesive naming language. That said:
How the hell is one supposed to produce "Srenl?"
Do you mean for Crenjir's name to be so reminiscent of the word "cringe" or he-man's cat cringer?
It's "brawn" over brains. Not "bronze."
What about bronze weapons or armor?
"bronze over brains"
She's obviously talking about a helmet Silly Seth!
Edit: /s :)
Maybe it's bronze just looks really strong, but isn't, just like Bronze looks really cool, but it pales in comparison to steel. Like the bodybuilders with pork-roast muscles who can't actually lift half the things a skinny farmer could.
The exact words are "a more bronze than brains rival" XD
"more bronze than brains"
Obviously a knockoff of the Tin-Man.
I would assume Tin-Man is more Tin than bronze though... So that doesn't work either.
Taco made the Bronze-Man.
Should get back to writing. Realized spent way too much time foruming on the topic of bronze and character development :)
Sir-en-el is how I imagine that it's pronounced as. And then Kren-jeer.
What about Astirt? Cuz the way I'm sounding it sounds like ass-turt...
Anyway, that highlights a problem with being too creative haha. I just stick with random words translated phonetically into Hebrew and usually they come out cool.
I was planning on having a pronunciation reference page, accessible by an item.
Oh, no, I meant the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Ahh, so your Undead Persona characters are named "gonorrhea" and "anal", respectively. It all makes sense now!
Wait what? XD
I'M ON TO YOU!
Oh the cringez -_-
This is my first character app ever, yet it was accepted, and by CYS standards it'd probably be accepted again.
The backstory is terrible (although somewhat plausible (being bullied leads to joining Fight Club in order to release anger) it's still cliche) the writing is terrible, this person is too strong (I remember I edited in fencing after getting into a sword fight :P), the person's weaknesses are nothing, and it's the same cliche "traumatic experience, pretty OP" type character that everyone roleplays.
Not sure if I've really improved, but I think I can recognize the difference between bad vs good now.
Name: Daniel JeBrawn
Personality: Daniel is shy and usual keeps to himself. He doesn't talk much nor has a "proper" social life. He is well-built from many hours of many days in the gym and the ring, giving him an intimidating look. He has a facisnation with fighting, specifically boxing. Despite this he is kind-hearted and people usually judge him based on his looks and build first. However when pushed the wrong way he can experience an uncontrollable rage.
Skills: Daniel is pretty tough and well-built. He can defend and look after himself quite well. His body is in very excellent shape.
Weakness: His kindness and empathy may get in the way. Also, he has a rather mean temper.
Backstory: Daniel was born in the hot slums of Saudi Arabia, before his family moved to America when he was still young. Due to incidents like 9/11 and ISIS terrorists attacks, he had been bullied and shunned, and thus never had an adequate social life. He always had a rage deep within him due to his lifestyle, and during the night he would participate in underground boxing fights, many of which he'd won. He lives two lives: during the day he is "Sand-Nigger" Bin Laden; during the night he is prized boxing champion JeBrawn.
Extracurricular activities: Football, basketball, karate (although he just started), fencing
Sand-Nigger Bin Laden? Dude, what the fuck?
Back on topic, do you guys prefer having a character-picture or just having a lengthy description of how your character looks?
Lengthy description. I think it improves writing ability, plus it does better justice than some typical anime stillshot, because it shows you're actually thinking about how the character looks as opposed to just finding some random picture on the internet and going with it.
There are times, however, when I'll employ a picture (like that time I was roleplaying as a psychopath and I used Stalin when he was a teenager).
I prefer minimalist appearance, with just the important, stand out qualities stated. I like imagining how other characters look. Being told exact features takes that away from me.
But when the only thing the person is describing are small, insignificant details like color of skin / hair / eyes or how they have a crooked nose or something, imo you can't really imagine them. Or at least I can't, not without a looot more details.
Well yeah, if they don't do what I prefer, I won't prefer it, lol.
Mind you, the way BHB does it is perfect for me. Weight, Height, Stature, and Distinctive Features.
My point is I just can't rely on small details to imagine an entire person. I don't get how you do. I need the full description.
I used to think not really detailed appearance portions of an app was a crime and I've berated some people on that. And now I feel kind of guilty on that.
I'm not the one and only answer, ha ha. My preferences are sometimes different from the general consensus. It's not a crime to disagree with me, ha ha.
I honestly like imagining worlds in my own eyes. How people look, how the floors look. I don't need someone to describe it for me. I need them to describe the sounds, the feeling of the place. But how it exactly looks? meh.
I said I felt like I was committing a crime because some people might've shared your viewpoint, which might be why they were lax on appearance. And speaking of it I find it interesting (not other peoples' opinions, your outlook.)
Lengthy descriptions are a definite must for me. I never did like throwing in a random anime/animal/robot picture and calling it "appearance". Also agreed with Aman below above, though I am guilty of going overboard with descriptions sometimes.
I prefer shorter descriptions. Give me the general impression and a few key details, and let's move on.
I think this is much more in keeping with how people approach writing fiction, vs. roleplaying. No author worth their salt is going to let their story grind to a halt while they spend three paragraphs on a character description.
Edit: To be fair, roleplaying is a different thing... and possibly there are also fiction readers who would be delighted by three paragraphs of description when a character is introduced. I just find it frustrating that so many roleplaying forums equate length and 'literacy.'
A certain user on roleplaygateway...?
I agree. Especially because a lot of RP writing isn't particularly technically skillful.
I think I have a preference for lengthy description. However, I don't like to give exact measurements or weights to my characters. I like to leave it vague. I think of it as how a person looking at my character would describe them. Any features that would be jarring or likely to attract attention get more details added to them.
Name: Jacob Keller
Faction/Affiliation/Occupation: G28 Mercenary
Appearance: Urban gear, Hoodie, Jeans, Stealth shoes, Always wears a black hood and mask to cover his face. Actually I found it.
Bio:....Error: Pre-G28 Biography not found. Loading G28 Track Record...done.
Top-class marksman, advanced melee and CQC, proficient squad leader.
Keller rose quickly to Captain within 2018-2020.
As of [REDACTED], Keller was given advanced cybernetic implants that have increased his combat efficiency tenfold. Details in the medical history.
Recent studies show Keller as cool under combat situations, rarely speaks (post-operation), and socially distant(post-operation.
As of [REDACTED], Keller has adapted to use blades more efficiently. His loadout has changed with dual pistols as his sidearm and dual swords as his secondary melee weapon.
Equipment: G28 stealth tech, Dual custom Five-Sevens, Combat knife, Dual HF VibroBlade Katanas.
Other: Hi. I would like to request that the implants be able to speed his reaction time to 'slow-mo' levels.
Why are assassin characters *always* cool & stoic & anti-social? (Heck, pretty much all RP char)
For once I wanna see an assassin who's a genki girl, or a total flake, or a kindly grandmother.
The grandmother. Please.
I'm willing to bet there's a lot more "kindly grandmother" hitmen out there irl. There's a lot of documentaries (sometimes featuring them casually reenacting their killings) about sweet, apologetic old men who did the dirtywork during multiple genocides. I wouldn't be surprised if people who were occasionally paid to kill specific targets turned out to be just as nice/friendly a person as people who were paid to kill and brutalize the masses daily, especially if they've been in retirement for a while.
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I dunno, I always thought there was also an abundance of the "crazy fun loving" style assassin.
Fun loving in the sense that they got a whole pleasurable experience from the killing bit and tended to not worry about collateral damage in the process. (And generally not seen as "professionals" by the stoic style assassin)
I fucking hate antisocial characters. Ugh. They are the absolute laziest pieces of shit ever. I also hate "Im so shy but I want to be friendly" asinine garbage (also, they are all invariable pretty chicks.). They always expect other players to engage them, not the other way around.
Also, the saddest/most pathetic/the funniest stuff is that they are always the characters that ALL of the freaking guys in the cast tend to chat up ALWAYS. (And don't tell me that it's all IC, lol.)
One day I want someone to play up a chick, and when people try talking to her, she's all like "fuck the Jews". And then everyone slowly backs away. Because social outcasts are social outcasts for a fuckinh reason. XD
Assuming he neve hangs out, then he's awful. :P
He used to hang out a lot more before [insert tragic incident here], and he even hanged out a little to boost morale before they lobotimized the fuck out of him.
BUT NOT NEW JACOB!
It would be fun and amusing, especially if there were people also in the rp that understood why you were playing her like that. Otherwise, I could see people whining and complaining about it.
I did a freedom literate roleplay on another site, years ago where one of my characters was this elitist and arrogant guy who was a complete ass to anyone he deemed below him. A group of people were talking and tried to include him in the conversation. The group was mostly people that he deemed below him. He acted exactly how you would expect.
The rp was a magic school rp that had two classes of mages.One was mostly elemental and mind magic. The other was more physical enhancements and stuff like that. He was of the elemental and mind magic class. He hated the other class of mages deeply. He thought they were uncivilized and brutish. Everyone would get paired up with a mage of the other class to be partners for the entire duration that they attended the school. So he needed one of them to agree to be his partner. I wanted to figure out how he would do that. The rp ended way too soon. I wish the rp would have lasted longer, but it went inactive when the creator had a family emergency or something.
People mostly hated him in character. They thought he was a despicable person out of character. Everyone else was just one big group of friends besides one or two other outsiders. He filled the niche of social conflict.
The problem with playing characters like that is that to be true to their personality you have to be sure to have a proper motivation to why they're participating in the story/quest/whatever. Without that, you end up having to not participate in it or start having the character act in ways that it shouldn't act.
Oh, it's definitely not a character I'd play in a usual game. Racists can be fun, but only if they target minorities in the rp (oh god I felt terrible about saying that), and are otherwise nice a friendly. Doesnt work otherwise.
True, it takes the right game, right other characters, and right players to pull off without trouble.
That's a really cool character. I hope the players weren't mad at YOU out of character and understood why you were RPing the way you were.
They were fine with it. xD They were amused by it because they were getting bored of the typical everyone becomes best friends type thing that tends to happen in some rps.
Reminds me of a funny rp story where one guy kept playing "Anti-Paladins" and then kept insisting on attacking his own party (and always failing) at some point.
After about the third time of this, the rest of the players just killed his newly rolled character as soon as they saw a guy dressed in black spiky armor approaching them.
I actually read about something similar on Reddit.
Some guy knew that a member of his group had been molested as a child and pyshologically damaged as a result. The guy kept mind-controling and raping her character, and freaked the fuck out when he was told to stop explicitly describing the rape. I think that he got banned again, but it was... disappointing that someone would be such a creep during something that's supposed to be a fun game.
I have a friend with tons of stories about how he broke campaigns or killed the rest of the party.
In one of them, he once played a healer/surgeon type character that also happened to know a decent bit about bombs.
He ended up doing surgery on the party members when they fell unconscious. He implanted explosives that he could set off with a button. At the end of the campaign, all the other party members had these implanted explosives inside of them. He pointed out that if he died at any point in the campaign that he would press the button as his dying action. He would walk around armor less and weaponless forcing the party to protect him
I think one of the party got sick of it, and ended up killing him. Everyone in the party died and the campaign was declared over.
That was a bit short sighted. Taunting someone long enough like that was bound to cause the other players to just say "fuck it" and not care about their actions.
Personally, I would've continued playing the campaign as normal, continuing to do my best in keeping everyone alive.
After we beat the big bad and saved the world…THEN I'd press the button and blow them all up.
MY question is how no one realized. I mean, why didn't their bodies reject these explosives? Where were the immune reaction? What about the fact that you could probably feel such a prominent foreign object in your body!
What about the sutures? What about the scars? What about the additional pain?
Why didn't the other party members notice the impromptu surgery?
It's up to the DM to help give actions consequences and the DM did not think of a lot of that.
His character had a decent bit of charisma and managed to convince the others that the people needed surgery.
The other party members had no concept of healing or medicine so they could not really notice anything up with the healer/doctor character telling them that the person that is bleeding out or whatever needed surgery.
Fair enough. Not my kind of DM but to each their own.
I thought maybe this was a scifi campaign where you could get away with planting a bomb in someone a lot easier. (Nanite technology, micro bombs, laser scalpels that don't leave scars, etc.)
I think is was a high fantasy setting, so maybe magic explained some of it.
True, but the friend is more than a bit immature and impatient.
Waiting till the end would had made it better, but I could never see him doing something like that.
That would be a way to end a campaign though.
You saved the world, survived killing the Big Bad, but you end up dying in a fiery explosion because someone in your party decided to implant explosives inside of you.
I'm surprised the DM / GM didn't just put in a sniper and shot the guy for trying to leverage the entire playerbase into making him look cooler than everybody else.
Cuz honestly, I'd rather not RP with someone that immature.
To be fair, the DM was one of the kind that thought the campaign was a party vs the DM type thing.
So the DM probably thought that it was winning when a total party kill happens.
The friend makes a fantastic DM however, as he is great on thinking on his feet, improvising, and allowing people to find creative ways through problems.
I really hate that DM mindset, plus how can a DM ever lose if he takes that position?
I hate it too.
I'm glad I've never run into that myself.
I made one like that. You would've seen her during Morgan's writing exercises. Alternatively, my main RP character started as an assassin who was just a nice, if occasionally sarcastic guy who enjoyed helping people (usually more than was healthy for him or his wallet.)
Okay here are my RP characters! (Long story)
If you're already laughing at those names I'm going to go to Infinite Story because you guys are being mean!
I've never played any proper roleplaying games. Just didn't live in an area where I knew anyone that was interested.
Played a lot of "RPGs in a box" (Still do) where usually one player takes the role of the monsters and the rest take the roles of various adventurers. (These games usually always involve miniatures)
Typically I was usually the "DM" in this case since I owned all the games and since you're playing more to win due to the board game set up, you develop a more "killer DM" mindset. (Big surprise there)
Anyway, the only time I really played any RPGs was via computer. First major one that I played that involved building a complete party (As opposed to a single adventurer) was Wasteland for the C64.
Since I'm crap with giving names to characters (and places), that's what I came up with back in 1988.
Freddy K. was obviously named after the popular horror icon from that era.
Dirty Mary was just a female version of "Dirty Harry"
T-Bone, I actually forget. I think he was randomly named after some musician (Probably playing a trombone)
Cactus Joe was actually named as such because he had a Mexican nationality in the game (The rest were American and presumably white) and I figured Mexico had a lot of cacti.
Anyway, they all started out pretty average in most things, but in time they of course became more skilled. Also picked up two NPCs, Ace and Kristina in the game (More on them later) and in time I beat Wasteland and that was the end of that.
But it wasn't. This was the beginning of an ongoing process. The next time I used them was in a game called Mars Saga. I LARPed that they got off of post apocalyptic earth and managed to get to one of the Mars Colonies that hadn't been affected by WW3.
In time I bought more party based RPGs and I ended up ALWAYS using the same four names.
Later, they started traveling to fantasy based worlds where they often transformed into different races as well. These games were usually a little more focused in their skill sets so that's when the various characters started to become more focused as well.
Freddy K. was typically the "leader" of the group and usually had the highest fighting stats. Always a warrior type.
Dirty Mary was usually a healer/cleric of some sort. Usually had well rounded stats.
T-Bone was usually a wizard or tech guy depending on the setting. Always had the highest brain based stats or skills.
Cactus Joe usually was the thief or rogue type. Had more agility than everyone else.
(When I got the added bonus of creating a six player party, I named the other two Ace and Kristina. They usually filled out support roles as an extra mage or warrior.)
Used them in the Might and Magic series, used them in the Icewind Dale series, the last time I recently used them was in one of the Avernum remakes for the iPad.
I've basically taken these same four characters from world to world battling tyrants, aliens, bandits, demons, robots, mutants, zombies, orcs and countless other monsters on several different gaming platforms and a couple decades now.
Probably not the most imaginative characters and they're basically just names that I build stats around, but I'm pretty attached to them, and I see no reason to not use them again in whatever new party based RPG I play in the future.