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Author Notes:

Newbiespud 14th Nov 2019, 5:00 AM edit delete
Author: Winged Cat

Guest Author's Note: "Story Time prompt: When your basic character concept was all the narrative justification you needed to pull off unanticipated (at least by the DM, preferably by you too at character generation) stunts."

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Digo 14th Nov 2019, 5:47 AM edit delete reply
*looks at story prompt*

Well that's pretty much all my characters. Their histories always inform you what their personalities are and what kind of 'stunts' they'll be capable of.

Often the stunts still surprise so maybe my fellow PCs aren't reading them. XD
dziadek1990 14th Nov 2019, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
Up until my most recent character (comment below) all the silliness of the characters I played was ONLY due to the fact that I habitually keep defaulting to Silly RP, regardless of how serious I planned to play a given character.

I'm no Pinkie, but still... not serious enough.
Digo 14th Nov 2019, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
Nothing wrong with that! I really don't make serious characters either. I mean, they can be serious when needed, but usually they're pretty chill and wanting adventure.
Ether Space 15th Nov 2019, 5:52 AM edit delete reply
I have a super serious character, a dragonborn druid. I use her as the foil for the other party members (a wood elf that is basically Legolas if he were a punchy boi, a half elf glass cannon warlock that likes to "straif", and a halfling paladin that *insists* he is the tank).
We are basically playing dark souls, so death isn't permanent.
The halfling has died and come back twice, so my character does not take him seriously at all.
It means roasts happen.
(It's all in good fun, though, because the majority of the time, everyone rolls bad and we survive in general by the skin of our teeth. I think our dice program heard that we were basically playing dark souls and decided to "help". Our DM got frustrated enough to find a new dice program for us.)
OblivionProphet 14th Nov 2019, 6:56 PM I start walking in the Direction it is pointing! *DM Facepalms* edit delete reply
Then there's me who's playing this Tortle Monk named Burdyll. Everyone else is slowly starting to work out of their "Takes 10 minutes to analyze EVERYTHING" modes because I don't give them the time!

The DM had this sign that pointed to where we were supposed to go and another sign in the opposite direction. Everyone starts asking about the sign.

... *looks at dm and grins* Burdyll starts walking in the direction its pointing.

Dakkath 14th Nov 2019, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
Not mine but another character in one of the campaigns I'm currently is in is "I'm a tabaxi, but I'm really just playing my housecat"
dziadek1990 14th Nov 2019, 9:22 AM edit delete reply, I didn't have the time to do that yet, but I *did* create such a character -- a character who I plan playing in a *very* specific way.

(I play 2 parallel campaigns, one of which (5e) just had 1 session so far. THIS character is different than the Glass Cannon (3.5e) I mentioned in the previous comic's comments.)

I named him "Gilderoy Shacklebolt" and I plan him to be a mix of a Zorro, Gilderoy Lockhart, Fabio, and Don Quixote... and Dandelion I guess? A bit.

Though he will be a *competent* fighter with high agility and performance, and he will be dance-fighting CONSTANTLY.

I already planned that he will be "addicted" to swinging-from-chandeliers (and other "action movie" "dashing swordsman" things).

I DID give him a backstory that he has a small but dedicated fandom, but in hindsight, acting all "just let me give you my autograph, you dog you!" isn't really my cup of tea.

I will focus on the over-the-top Dashing Hero tropes.
Yeah, I wonder how will THAT go. :)
dziadek1990 14th Nov 2019, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
Hey Spud, with the new upcoming MLP spinoff series, does THIS look like a likely future of Friendship is Dragons? :P
FlutterPrime 14th Nov 2019, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
I just saw that picture on derpibooru

I thought it was part of the actual story, nice job, had me going for a bit
dziadek1990 14th Nov 2019, 12:38 PM edit delete reply

(I sure do hope I just gave Spud some nice nightmares... :3 )
FlutterPrime 14th Nov 2019, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
Most likely he`ll state what he thinks in the next FiD update
Newbiespud 14th Nov 2019, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
You're a monster.

I'm not particularly bothered by spinoffs, but you're a monster regardless.
Ariamaki 15th Nov 2019, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
Non-silly example, and I've probably brought this one up in another context, but... It's relevant, so w/e.

I had a character in a Werewolf campaign whose background included a lot of religious studies, Jewish heritage, blacksmithing, and other miscellany (relative to the modern-day setting).

That was until we realized that intimate knowledge of kashrut butchery meant I could make vampire meat safe for consumption, and the extra energy produced fueled our party all the way through to the final encounter.
Guest 20th Nov 2019, 3:14 AM edit delete reply
That prompt just reminds me of Old Man Henderson.