>< I laughed soo hard at this one! God, I'd love to rp with you one day!!! I think I could stomach your style! hehehe!Please keep these going. They are fun to read..
To add to it, here is my first AD&D character.
The GM and the group said I had to play a fighter. I wanted to be a Ranger or Bard but they said I had to play a fighter.
So i created Peter the Powerful. He was a 16 year old fighter on his first adventure. Grew up in a small village where he was the biggest baddest warrior. He was cocky, He was Arrogant, He had a big sword, and He was lvl 1 in a group of lvl 4-5 characters. So he joined up with the group to help out with a local dungeon clearing. (Remember I said I didn't want to play a fighter)
First door we come to..rogue check for traps. "I'm PETER THE POWERFUL..I FEAR NO TRAPS!!" Smash goes the door..(crap..no trap).
further along we hear noises down the corridor. Rogue goes stealth to investigate and hears. "I'm PETER THE POWERFUL..FEAR ME Muaahhhhh!!!!" as he charges the next room.
After that fight, the GM said you can't have a death wish. I explained The character was young, cocky inexperienced and thought he could take on the world...then I showed him his intelligence and wisdom (both less than 10) and he laughed.
Basically Peter did a Leroy Jenkins on the entire dungeon (this was in 1991). I honeslty think the GM kept him alive to screw with the party because he was having a blast.
After we left the dungeon, the party turned to Peter and said "This isn't working out..you gotta go". So I gave the Character sheet to the GM and rolled a Ranger.
Funny thing is that we kept hearing tales of this Peter guy doing heroic things all over. And the party kept getting asked if they knew him, and whats he like and stuff.
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04-09-2013, 04:33 PM #52
Ahh how the mind wanders through the mist of time, back to an easier, carefree existance of endless summer days and childhood companions....
My first character was an Elf in basic D&D, during the summer holidays of 1982, i was 10 years old and had just read The lord of the rings for the first time, so naturally he was called Legolas and adventured with my best friends Halfling called Bilbo (he prefered the Hobbit).
I remember, Legolas wore plate armour, carried a two handed sword and used a bow .... hey I was 10 !
We adventured all over landscapes made or should i say plagiarised from LotR by my best friends brother, who was 3 years older than us, saving defenceless villagers, dueling bandit kings and stealing treasure from corrupt merchants. It was the best time in my childhood. I was hooked and have been for life.
I have pretty much played pen and paper RPGs my entire life, although i now only GM, and still get together once a week, with some of my original group that i met at a RPG club in 1985. We have been lifelong friends, backpacked around the world together, been best men at eachothers weddings and now game with our children.
RPGs may be considered nerdy, and rightly so but they have introduced me to people that have been with me through thick and thin for almost 30 years, whom I proudly call Brother. Not many other hobbies can give you that.
Game on people and be proud to be a Nerd !
04-09-2013, 07:25 PM #53
Oh man, my first ever table top character was a right grumpy old sod. He was a "retired" rebel in D6 Star Wars Second Edition - Revised and Expanded, and used the "outlaw" character template. After having lost the crew under his command he turned to drinking and gambling the remainder of his years away. That was until he ran into the rest of the party in a crappy rundown bar on a broken down space station in the middle of nowhere. It didn't take long before a blaster fight broke out between them and a imperial patrol, to which my guy just had to join in.
He ended up going on the run with the group and even converting a small room on their ship into his own distillery. He made a god awful concoction from the things he had lying around including battery acid and a small amount of star ship fuel. Thankfully my rolls were with me at the time and it was not lethal but any more than 5 mugs of the stuff and you would go blind. He managed to cut a deal with a Hutt and ended up making a tidy little profit on the side, while once again working for the rebels. I remember one night after having 4 mugs of his "Groggtm" he literally stumbled onto the groups undercover Jedi, who was treading dangerously close to the darkside, wandering cargo hold of the ship in a mock vader outfit. Long story short after a very short brawl and a hefty force push later there was a large Daxx shaped dent in one of the crates.
Sadly he ended up being sobered up and once more fighting properly for the rebels. Until a thermal detonator got him in a narrow corridor. But it was some good times, and he did manage to save the captured rebel pirates in doing so. So it ended up being a sacrifice of redemption for him.
04-10-2013, 01:01 PM #54
My first character was an assassin called Lunac. System was Rolemaster and it was somewhere in the late nineties. He is quite well rounded in his skills, his about 15 year old character sheet was still stored, so he'd be ready to continue his dark business when needed... : ) Too bad I seem to have forgotten most of his adventures and contacts after that.
He was wielding the traditional katana & wakizashi pair, a short bow, mix of poisons and a leather armor. I recall him having some twisted code of honour, that he'd prefer to take out his targets in a duel. Although evening the odds with poisons and other preparations before the fight in secrecy. Honor duels and fair fights were accepted part of society, so it helped getting away without serious problems too.
I still got soft spot for rogues that are well rounded between fighting, talking and sneaking, while balancing on the edge of laws; upholding them while fitting, and breaking them when not much risk of getting caught.
Last edited by xratas; 04-10-2013 at 01:03 PM.
04-11-2013, 12:36 AM #55
First DnD character wow... that is a hard one to answer... In my group (and still this way today) I'm the DM... So to actually have my own characters is a rare thing. I only have a couple. I've created countless NPCs, monsters, and villains.. I guess my first character was a Halfling Rogue named Gaven Quickfingers. I played him for a long time in an on again off again game one of my old friends used to run. His character was the total self preservation type. If the party looked like it was gonna fall he'd try to barter his way out of the fight with gear he'd just so happened to not tell the party about that he picked up, or he'd say screw it and leave them to their fate. It happened on more then once occasion. Gaven sadly met a sad end, he met the blade of a bazerking Barbarian/Rogue Trog during the Age of Wyrms game. Funny enough he caused the party Cleric to die with him. Wasn't Gaven's style to go out alone.
04-11-2013, 12:20 PM #56
First character, I was handed a made out sheet and just started playing. I had no idea what was going on, my friends 13 yr old brother was DM. Don't remember the class, but if I had to guess, it was a fighter. Oddly enough I remember the name, Gordon.
By the end of the session, I was hooked! That was fall of 1978. Started begging my mom to take me to the local hobby store and get me the game set, few weeks later I had my summer lawn mowing money in hand and left the store with the box set, a stack of modules and AD&D players handbook, I read every single page back to front and back again. Soon after, Thelodas, half elf ranger was born. The rest, is history. Three editions, and multiple MMO's later, Thelo as he became known, still walks the worlds, whenever possible, bow in hand. His current incarnation is piloting ships in EVE, soon to be retired, for a fateful return to Faerun. Who knows...there may be a story or two for everyone to explore to understand just how much unknown influence he and his companions had on the workings of the world.
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