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13th Oct 2015, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 13th Oct 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
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Character-based irony is an astonishingly common occurrence in tabletop roleplaying. We've been over this once before in the A.N., I think - characters get known for a certain set of traits that stick to them as jokes, which makes it surprising when they buck the trend.

In writing, I don't consider it a bad thing when a character breaks their own mold. I've spoken previously about "character dimensions," where a character portrays two opposing but natural traits (greed/generosity, fear/confidence) and thus reveals a spectrum of deep character. When it's done well, it belies a consistent internal logic of the character. And in roleplaying, where everything is an improvisation, it makes such revelations all the more surprising for how organic they are.

But that's not really the intent of this page. I like to be a writing nerd and take things way too seriously. On today's comic, I'm actually just making fun of people.

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Crisis21 13th Oct 2015, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
Story time! Tell about a time when one of your characters (or another players') bucked their own well-known trends.
Digo 13th Oct 2015, 6:29 AM edit