Saturday, 14 March 2015
9 tabletop gamers talk about their favourite characters
Every player has a favourite character and by God everyone loves to talk about their characters. I reached out to fellow gamers to let them wax lyrical about their fondest characters. Feel free to sgare your own in the comments.
"Gren Dairkel, Halfling Monk. He traveled the land not seeking combat, but found it. He quested in dungeons deep not looking for treasure, but found it. He defeated his enemies time after time, but humbly. The elements bent to his will, but he never took them for granted.
He was a champion at the Keep on the Shadowfell and the Thunderspire Labyrinth challenged his wits. But above all, he was friend to all." +Karlen Kendrick
"Pathfinder RPG: druggie tiefling named "Odd." Basically I spent a derogatory amount of GP on miscellaneous drugs, did research about the different types of drugs, made a random chart to keep it unconventional. Every day I'd roll on the chart to find out how I was roleplaying Odd. Literally only time no one could argue he wasn't Chaotic Neutral. The funniest times were when I rolled "out of drugs/sober" because then he didn't understand where he was or what was going on (inspired by a stoner co-worker who came to work sober and didn't know how to do the job he did without issue for the past year" +Matt Medeiros
"Lord Talen the 3rd, Destroyer of Worlds, Bringer of Darkness, Defiler of Maidens. we were playing a mage - Dark ages style campaign, and I couldn't come up with a name, so the gm had me roll a d20 and pick that many names. His side kick/cohort was Lord Gilder, a fallen'god' who was hacked to pieces by his followers several centuries before who was searching for his parts to make his power whole again, his various body parts were used as curse words in the world (By Gilders balls...) and when they were cursed upon, that area the part was missing from would tingle." +Dwayne Joy
"Kismet, a vicious killer from another homebrew world a couple of friends built: 'the Dockyard'. I normally play friendly, nice characters, but very occasionally I go the other way and she was great fun because I could do and say more or less what I wanted - nice or nasty (you really need to know and trust and be trusted by your group for that, so it feels pretty awesome to have such a good connection with people)." +Fern Kali
"Warhammer Fantasy: Effgeff. Effgeff was an elf, my first character for Warhammer Fantasy. He ended up losing his right arm due to a spider bite in the very first room we entered on the very first session.
Later we ended up sacrificing one of the other characters in the party because no one got on with the character. We were all cursed then after with a mark of chaos." +Geoff Harrison
"Fodoric Orlig Tavatarr Rinner Hanen Emin Daelos SeDekirk, a (D&D 3.5) Gnome wizard whose goal was to become the world's most powerful, most famous, and most versatile alchemist and magical construction engineer. He started his career with nothing more than a pack dog, a spell book, and a lot of ideas. Along the way he made many friends, including one kleptomaniac adolescent halfling, with a condition that seemed a combination of ADHD and compulsive talking, who became his ward.
He created many things to aid his allies and himself in their quests, whatever may have arisen. His Multi-Energy Emitter (a small handheld object that shot little bolts of anything from fire, to ice, to balls of lightning.
His Wagon-Without-Horses, or WaWiHo (or Wacky-Wiki-Hore, if you were a certain uncouth barbarian lady), certainly made getting from place much easier and faster.
And of course, the Small Item Projectile Tube. A magically enchanted tube that could launch small items much further than could be thrown. Very handy for alchemists tossing flammable flasks about. (Although again, if you were a particular barbarian wench, it was a "chicken launcher", even though it NEVER did any such thing."
In the end, he was getting ready to retire, as he began construction a floating bungalow home. Where is he today? No one really knows. But next time a large shadow crosses the sun on a cloudless day, you may want to look up. It's not every day you get to see floating bungalow." +Richard Stephens
"David Kahn, may he rest in peace, let me play a Unicorn in Telthanar. That was the best thing ever." +Vb Wyrde
"Star Wars D6 2nd edition R&E: Akeyro Sarkin. Akeyro Sarkin was a Iktotchi rebel, who was a good pilot and not a bad shot. He had a love of fine wine. He was also a great hair and makeup guy (despite the fact that Iktotchi males are naturally bald) who had plans to open up a barber shop on Corusant after the fall of the empire. Akeryo was inspired to join the rebellion after his parents were assassinated for being against the formation of the empire. Akeyro was inspired to heroism by hearing stories of the iktochi Jedi, Sassee Tinn who fought in the Clone Wars." +Cameron Faulkenburg
"Sir Chester of Fields, thus named because his disgraced family was striped of all property save a few fields, he was on a quest to become the richest sell-sword in Loudwater.
He was a 4e essentials slayer in a hacky slashy game, so he killed a lot of things. One of the most joyful and simple characters I ever made— he eventual settled down to run his own tavern out of a flying viking long-ship he stole from an undead frost giant." +Conor Rochon