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Newbiespud 22nd Apr 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: Dally

Guest Author’s Note: "Since I'm still getting the hang of comics, this was an adventure in formatting. And using vaguely roguish-sounding terms in an attempt to sound like I know what I'm talking about. And drawing Rarity in a bunch of different outfits.

"Story time! Tell us about some of the hijinks characters have got up to off-screen (or just away from the rest of the party)."

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: January 27th, 2023.



JohnBobMead 22nd Apr 2014, 6:09 AM Nice! edit delete reply
I rather liked this one. Good artwork, and it really caught the flavour of the characters.
Digo 22nd Apr 2014, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, and the ending was pretty funny. :3

Fluffies cloud in Ponyville... heehee
Specter 22nd Apr 2014, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
It actually sounds very plausable for both of them.
Shiva491 23rd Apr 2014, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
I have to fourth the praise. I really enjoyed this guest comic. Awesome art, and I cracked up at the end.
kriss1989 22nd Apr 2014, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
We used "one downfall of Denmark later" as a screen transition. We still don't know what happened.

There's also a "lost episode" that involved our characters riding pterodactyls in space to fight Ming the Merciless.
Chakat Firepaw 22nd Apr 2014, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
It was invaded by Norway?
Razomyure 22nd Apr 2014, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
Nice! I think the best I've managed is probably "Approximately one point three apocalypses later."

(Edit: I put four instead of three. That's an impressive testament to how tired I was when I posted that, considering that in the context 13 and variations are important numbers and 14 is just irrelevant)
Vellikat 23rd Apr 2014, 2:04 AM edit delete reply
Now I want to know what happened in Razomyure and Kriss' games to result in those transitions.
kriss1989 23rd Apr 2014, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
We don't know, the DM never explained and Denmark didn't even exist in that world.

Also, Denmark conquered Norway not the other way around, and the two are fast friends even to this day.

Also, there is a race going on between the warlock and cleric to see who can trigger the most apocalypsi. The warlock is in the lead with four to the Cedric's three, the rogue is staying strong at zero, and the barbarian is soundly losing at -1, having prevented one.
Chakat Firepaw 24th Apr 2014, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
Someone didn't pay attention in English class.

Would it have been more obvious had I said something like: "The entire royal family killed each other"?

(JSYK: One of the subplots in Hamlet is Denmark being invaded by Norway.)
Razomyure 23rd Apr 2014, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
The PCs inadvertently helped Asmodeus (Archdevil/Lord of the Ninth/Lord of Nessus and the Nine Hells of Baator) end the Blood War (eternal struggle between LE devils and CE demons).

A little background on Asmodeus here, if you don't know: <devils_rant>Baalzebub is the Lord of the Seventh. He was formerly an archangel in Celestia, and he fell from the highest layer and punched through the first six layers of Baator into the seventh. Asmodeus fell from... somewhere. He punched not only into the Ninth, but through it. It's not supposed to have a bottom. He's been bleeding ever since from wounds sustained in the fall, and not even he is able to heal them. Anyway, he rules the LE devils, and he's basically the embodiment of Lawful Evil. Even though he's not a god, he's more powerful than any of them. (interesting side: He really only cares about Law. He's just Evil because he will do literally anything no matter how vile to rid the multiverse of demons.) The Blood War is the name for the eternal conflict between devils and demons, and it's eternal because even though the devils are basically superior in every way, the demons are literally infinite in number. Asmodeus doesn't actually participate in it, or even send troops - he builds his own armies for some greater conflict, and he's the only archdevil not to send troops (partly because he forces the others to do so). Due to his fall and his absurd power, there's a theory that he's actually the fallen creator of the multiverse. ("Absurd power:" Okay, so if every single devil in any one layer worked together, they could probably kill a god rather efficiently. A while back, there was a thing called the Reckoning in Baator, where the first eight Lords amassed their forces and tried to dethrone/kill Asmodeus in a full scale war. Asmodeus not only beat the tar out of LITERALLY EVERY DEVIL IN THE FIRST EIGHT LAYERS, he did so without even being there, since his physical form is in an unreachable cavern beneath Nessus and he can't move it due to his wounds.) There's also a thing called the Pact Primeval, which is basically two things: 1) a contract between Asmodeus and the gods where the gods agree not to interfere in his Blood War, and 2) literally Law. If you're under its full influence, your alignment is Lawful. You would literally lose the Good/Evil axis, because, as I said, it literally *is* Law and nothing else. There are three copies of it, one in Baator, one in Celestia, and one in Mechanus (the Lawful Neutral plane). As one might expect, it holds almost limitless power, but not even the gods can actually tap into it safely. For devils in general, 9 is a very important number, and for Asmodeus in particular, 13 holds great significance.</devils_rant>

(Note: Though some of this is DM rulings/discretion on my part, a lot of it is actually lore. Seriously, read the Fiendish Codex II, it's awesome. Even the "might be fallen Creator" is official, though making that definitely if obscurely the case was DM-side.)

ANYWAY. Asmodeus managed to get the PCs to corrupt Mechanus and bring it under the control of the devils (by corrupting Formians with some stuff he gave them, vastly increasing the rate at which they reproduce and start new colonies as well as making them Lawful Evil and ruled by him), and consequently got a second copy of the Pact Primeval... which he's actually able to use. With two of the three, he was able to heal his wounds, and he went straight from there to strutting out of his little hole in the ground and basically winning the Blood War by snapping his fingers. From there, he went on to systematically eliminate every single god regardless of their standing/alignment. That's 1 apocalypse. After that, now in possession of all three Pacts Primeval, his next step was to literally remove the Chaos aspect of Law/Chaos axis, leaving effectively Lawful and Unaffiliated in its place. Having destroyed an alignment aspect is about another third of a multiverse-wide apocalypse, leaving one and a third ("about one point three") apocalypses total and a peaceful and actually pretty okay dominantly Lawful multiverse, as per his desires.

This was a D&D campaign I ran while in high-school. Asmodeus getting the second copy of the Pact Primeval, healing himself, and giving the big reveal as to who he actually was (previously just some generic benefactor and quest-giver for the PCs) happened literally the last session before summer vacation (yay, convenient timing!), so when everyone came back afterward and we began again I described what had happened to the setting, beginning with the aforementioned out-of-context ambiguous transition.

On a side note, this is the first serious story I've posted on this site. Wooh? I guess? Or something. Although really most of it was background, not actual story. So yeah. That's how I wound up approximately one point three apocalypses later.
dracostarcloud 22nd Apr 2014, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
I still maintain that my Tengu Sorcerer started going out with that Kobold princess who lives in the sewers.
Digo 22nd Apr 2014, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
Princess in the sewers?
dracostarcloud 23rd Apr 2014, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
Eeyup. Leader of a tribe called the Sewer Dragons, loves going to the opera. I think her name is Yidipode? Been a few months since I did that adventure though.
ANW 22nd Apr 2014, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
I wonder what the other players does on their off time.
Mine is probably researching the ancient elements, seeing as he uses them in his spells.
What about you guys?
What does your charther does doing their down time?
NellzDaBlackKing 22nd Apr 2014, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
My dread necromancer spends his time getting drunk in graveyards (if there is one), getting drunk period, or researching magical items or necromancy in general.
Platonix 22nd Apr 2014, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
I've got a halfling bard who spends as much of her downtime as possible Performing in taverns and such. Boring, you say? Perhaps, but her character entrance involved her town being nearly wiped out by a sort-of-but-not-quite-undead thing. Since it was just a ravenous beast, it didn't care about buildings or valuables, so the town has very few citizens left but plenty of resources. My bard is helping the town the best way she knows how; increasing her fame during her travels across the continent, so that her hometown can enjoy spillover fame and attract new settlers.
redwings1340 22nd Apr 2014, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
My wizard is constantly studying. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to realize that studying magic provides no experience or skill points, and he doesn't actually get better when studying. He is beginning to experience a bit of confusion about this entire concept, and might eventually question why he even bothers studying.
Kaze Koichi 23rd Apr 2014, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
But wait! GM didn't give him any roleplaying exp for that?
ANW 23rd Apr 2014, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
Off-screen, DM doesn't know how much to give him I'm guessing.
redwings1340 23rd Apr 2014, 9:20 PM edit delete reply

Nope. We were on a leveling system where the entire party leveled up after the completion of a quest, so we didn't keep track of experience in that way. Theminar had been moving around and studying magic intently for many years before this campaign started (in the backstory), but I think he was still level one to start the campaign. Then, because of D+D logic, in the next couple weeks he grew to like level 8 or so.
Dakkath 22nd Apr 2014, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
Eat, drink, wench, and kill monsters lurking in the night. So basically the same thing he does on screen, but with more carousing.
Digo 23rd Apr 2014, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
Depends on the character, but most of them won't wander far from the party during downtime. They are usually not the sort to get into trouble... the rest of party though? Lots of trouble.

Then there was The Great and Powerful Trixie, who spent her downtime going to the biggest casino in the city (a human city I might add) and becoming the center of a lot of attention. Oh yeah, some folks went to jail over that evening. :D
kriss1989 24th Apr 2014, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
How did they wind up in jail?
Digo 24th Apr 2014, 5:55 AM edit delete reply
Turns out that when your casino is run by the mob and you start using your magic to win, they take offense to it regardless of your species. :D

Also, pot was involved at some point which got another PC arrested on semi-unrelated charges. XD
Masterweaver 22nd Apr 2014, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
There was this one time my character saved a town from giant spiders using only a paddle ball. It was incredible, but completely offscreen
Codeman 22nd Apr 2014, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
The giant spiders I remember, but the paddle ball is new.
Jason Shadow 22nd Apr 2014, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
Jason Shadow
That's funny; I said exactly the same thing to my roommate after he redecorated the living room last week.
Disloyal Subject 22nd Apr 2014, 7:09 AM Behind the Black edit delete reply
Offscreen? Well, there's one game I've been absent from for a couple months now. By mutual agreement, my character's been lost in the woods the whole time, living mainly off rabbits and edible flower roots. I hate the taste of rabbit...
As for downtime, there isn't much, but between sessions I like to brainstorm new alter-egos for my shapeshifter.
MumaKirby 22nd Apr 2014, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
Hm... technically Irriel got into a little trouble when another character was off screen.

There was a monk in the party who was a little like Daisy. She insisted on introducing herself to every enemy, and was constantly getting on Irriel's nerves. Actually, 90% of the party got on Irriel's nerves, come to think of it, just the monk started first. Well, the player couldn't show up one week, and it was the consensus of the players that Irriel had tied Opal the Monk to a tree while they were packing up camp.
Curb 22nd Apr 2014, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
During a break in my BBEL campaign, the party had to describe what they did between sessions. Most were off saving this small town or that. when they asked what the BBEL had been doing...I told them she went to a string of Ponycons with her show accurate talking robot ponies(including her own OC) and was the bell of the ball at all of them and even gifted a full set to tour the Ponycons when she couldn't be there(including a copy of her OC that she could remotely inhabit via VR).

As for my fav little knife wielding psychic nutjob, she and her bestest friend, the other knife wielding loli in our loli villain group went to Japan offscreen. When we started the next session, they were sporting kimonos and gothic lolita outfits, as well as Japanese Forged Blades, including Katanas. Was pretty fun describing their trip and making some interesting future contacts there as well.
Euric 22nd Apr 2014, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Ooh cool, another drawn comic! Lol, I love RD's comment about the cloud.

Oh, and its done by dally! I have to say, I love your characterization of flotsam. I'm thinking of making a similar character myself. Of course, I already have three basic character concepts laid out, and my family only plays about once a month, so the chances of one of them even gming for a while is fairly slim.
you know that guy 22nd Apr 2014, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
Rarity at the opera is SO CUTE
Digo 22nd Apr 2014, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
d20 Modern campaign. We were mercs hired for... whatever mercs do, but I had missed an adventure due to reasons. My character was an ex-army soldier who's dismissal from the armed forces is a major plot-point of his background (He wouldn't talk about it, only calling it "The Brazil Thing").

Anyway, the adventure I missed had seen 3 days in-game time go by. The GM didn't have a plan on what my character did during those 3 days, so I wrote him a story of what I did, complete with skill checks. After a couple minor edits by the GM, this is what happened:

The last session left off in Arizona. My character had witnessed a kidnapping of a woman by some thugs in a Uhaul truck. I chased them on my motorcycle, crashed their truck, and rescued the girl. After a day healing her at an underground clinic, she tells me that she has evidence against the BBEG in one of his plots to use Bio-weapons on California. I take the evidence and we head across the border in a rental car to get the woman reuninted with family she can trust. Border patrol was unhelpful and the thugs returned in a pickup truck, so we ended up in a car chase dodging gunfire (Glad I sprung for a maneuverable Toyota). Crashed the thug's truck into a solid concrete barrier and interrogated the survivors. I learned that the BBEG is trading the woman to a drug lord in Mexico for equipment that would advance his bio-weapon plan. I drop the girl off with her family and attack the drug lord that night. I burn down the mansion, killed the drug lord, and made off with his Porche.

The next session when the PCs get together and wonder what happened to my character 3 days ago, I show up in the red porche. 8)
Grant 22nd Apr 2014, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
A total party kill once. One of our members went off, then sometime after they came back we got surrounded and cut to pieces. Turns out he was evil all along. Since this was a game of D&D and not Paranoia, as you might expect we were more than a little irate.
Kaze Koichi 23rd Apr 2014, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
I had something simular to your example, but it turned out completely differently. That one time my character went to Big Bad and betrayed the party off-screen. After some time passed, Big Bad confronted the party and told them about my betrayal (they already had their doubts at this point). Then I walked to Big Bad's side and... double-crossed him by striking him in the head.
The party had hard time to decide what to do with my character after this and should they trust him again (him changing alignment to evil in process didn't help much). Sadly, he died in following battle before they came to any conclusion.
Specter 22nd Apr 2014, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
Went off into town, bought orphanages, gave them better bedding and food, let them go to school of whatever sort they wanted, and any who wanted to learn a more physical job or trained got an apprenticeship with a local woodsman or something (in which the children could pretty much look after themselves). Did that about 30 times in our campagin (surprisingly, not a lot of cost.) After it was over, I declared that I am going to start m own kingdom in the "holly land" (mostly just a swamp of a who knows when battlefield)

My party did not like me joking around with something like that, said I would die from spirits or something. At the years later part, when it came to my turn, I said I had started the most influencial kingdom in the land, on the plot of land I said I would. When the B.S. came at me, I said, and I quote "Do any of you remember the orphanages I bought? Well, there are thusands of workers in my kingdom now."

Also, I was lawful Evil, they never saw it coming.
Disloyal Subject 23rd Apr 2014, 8:21 PM A Father to the Troops edit delete reply
Nothing quite like Lawful Evil benevolence. I salute ye, sirrah.
And so long as I'm issuing congratulations, many props to all the guest comickers! The hand-drawn stuff is a pleasant surprise, and I must thank Spiffy for indirectly making me aware of "Rarity VS Giant Crab" being a thing.
Codeman 22nd Apr 2014, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
The only character that I've had that had any significant down time was my assassin in a Dark Heresy game. We had about a year or two in down time. So I decided that my assassin decided to go compete in the gunslinger arenas in Gunmetal city. I was so happy to have that gunslinger talent, I felt like a real badass afterward.
KS_Claw 22nd Apr 2014, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Would a game like Eldritch Horror sort of count? If so, we had a case of a player who had to leave, but we kept his character in the game, and took turns playing her. An option during an Action sequence, is that you can either rest or buy stuff, so we just sent her out shopping.
Akouma 22nd Apr 2014, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
A larp for Vampire: the Masquerade I'm in meets monthly, and several of the players have made Facebook profiles for their characters to detail what they're doing in between sessions. Anything in there is assumed to have happened. And it's not little stuff, either. We've had someone get an NPC who had been arrested released, and then somehow sweet talked someone into making her allowed to be around us instead of her parents for supervision. (It's worth mentioning that yes this is awful. Most of the party are dicks.) That NPC was likely to spend several sessions locked up for attempted murder and arson before being ruled mentally unstable. Instead, she's hanging out with us again.
OlStoneEars 22nd Apr 2014, 1:38 PM edit delete reply
A new 4th Ed. campaign had just begun, and so far the only thing we'd done after character creation was informed that we were on our way to meet a contact in some town and fight a small group of Fire Beetles, which my Rogue utterly failed to even scratch thanks to poor rolls. We made it to the inn by the end of the session. Unfortunately, I had to miss the next session thanks to an unexpected family trip. To explain my absence, as a joke the rest of the party and DM agreed that the Fire Beetle nest had broken into the inn and kidnapped my Rogue. Turns out said session was especially productive, as there were 3 level ups and a heap of loot; apparently they brutally nova'd and murdered some dragon the DM foolishly thought the party would talk with instead of attacking. When I came back for the next session, I had to explain where my level ups and relevant amount of treasure came from. While I was thinking about why I decided to get a +2 Frost Dagger (OOC: planning on going Frost Cheese, couldn't think of a piece of armour I especially wanted, and I wanted the extra attack boost), the campaign picked up where it had left off, coincidentally with another fight with some Fire Beetles as a random encounter. There were a few weaker examples and a pair of especially large artillery examples. It was decided that rather than wait for the combat to be over, I'd pick a spot and join the battle that was about to begin. I picked behind the enemy lines, won initiative, and Charged the first one (MP2 has a few Rogue powers that work with charges). Rolled a 20, max damage on the Crit dice, and rolled high on Sneak Attack. One artillery down. Decided to use an Action point to attack the other, because they were close enough and I wanted to take advantage of that first-turn automatic CA. Same thing: crit for massive damage, dead artillery. After the fight, I walked up to the rest of the party, presented a massive Fire Beetle head, and glared at them IC for the rest of the day. It was decided that after I was kidnapped, I'd hunted down every single beetle in the nest, and my character now had an absolute loathing for Fire Beetles.
Anon 23rd Apr 2014, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
4e Fun Fact: On a crit all dice normally rolled are maxed, this includes Warlock curses, Rangers mark (cant remember its name right now), assassin shrouds (which is horribly op when you have 4 shrouds), and Rogue sneak attack damage.
Raxon 22nd Apr 2014, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
I could tell about my Ilithid love machine. In his down time, he wrote a tell all book about his romantic conquests.

In the meantime, I edited a digital copy of Don Juan to be compatible with a dude who has an octopus for a face.

The first chapter was all I needed to mess with, though. Everyone got a little freaked out when I read the first couple pages in my best Tim Curry voice.

I got a permanent +1 charisma increase in exchange for deleting it from my hard drive and never quoting it again.

In universe, it became a bestseller, and I got an income of something like fifteen times the level appropriate gold, because apparently there are a lot of very, very lonely housewives in D&D. In addition, women weren't the only ones buying them up. Other monstrous races were using the books as manuals for scoring with humanoid women.

Yeah. I created a massive boom in hybrid races. My biggest fan was an owlbearholder with a passion for dwarven women.
Gden 22nd Apr 2014, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
I can imagine reading that in a George Takei voice.
Raxon 23rd Apr 2014, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
Hot owlbearholder on dwarf action!
Digo 23rd Apr 2014, 4:53 AM edit delete reply
At least they're both creatures. I've seen weirder and it required a good bit of brain bleach to remove.
FanOfMostEverything 23rd Apr 2014, 4:51 AM edit delete reply
Did you finally manage to get a viable dwarf-human cross?

Also, I hear "owlbearholder" and I imagine a cyclopean owlbear with eyestalk tentacles and a horribly bulbous cranium. Or was it the other way around, a beholder with a beak and bear arms?
Raxon 23rd Apr 2014, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
I'm gonna say it was one of a litter, and that both are correct, but there are more variants as well.
FanOfMostEverything 23rd Apr 2014, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
Ah, beholder-kin. Because just one morphology is for the weak.
Raxon 23rd Apr 2014, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
Thank you. I have decided to become an otherkin specifically so I can say I'm a genderless xenophobic omnicidal beholder trapped in a man's body.
Tyleriscool 22nd Apr 2014, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
newbiespud i will donate can you wait a day or two cus i need to get my moms card first i really love the comic and want to donate
you know that guy 22nd Apr 2014, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
My character, an elf priestess, had a year downtime so she got married and pregnant. Turned out well actually, because I asked the GM not to mess with it, and he agreed.
DragonhandX 23rd Apr 2014, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
woot, first time i have a relevant post :D
long time reader, never written blah blah blah
Any rate, recently started a pathfinder campaign and we left some mules at a nice minotaur couple's place. So last session, whoever wasn't there was off getting the mules. It takes a few hours to get to the couple's house and they were gone for a couple of days. they somehow got a level and a couple hundred gold over tea and biscuits.
ironbolt 23rd Apr 2014, 6:04 AM bolted firmly edit delete reply
Wellp, there was this one campaign a few years back when my char was a half-elf CN bard with ludicrously high char and wis, moderately good dex and con and atrocious int and str. Since part of his backstory was that he was a royal spy for a kingdom, it was agreed that whenever I couldn't get to a session, he is on a royal mission. Mind you, due to his poor int, he tended to be something of a bungler. Than we had a period of some eight months when we had no sessions due to a plethora of reasons. When we got back we got to describe what our chars were doing in the interlude. So, our berserker dwarf opened a brewery and a tavern, our halfling ranger patrolled his home county hunting bandits and beasts, etc.. When it came my time for it, I spun this ridiculous story of courtly intrigue, where he managed to by accident:
1)while on a regular espionage mission in another kingdom start a war between local world power nations,
2)stumble into a fae realm and seduced it's queen
3)avoided assassins sent by the enraged fae queen once he escaped the fae realm, without realizing there were assassins after him,
4)stumbled into another fae realm, where he deliberately seduced it's queen
5)escaped that fae realm with fairy hounds hot on his heels
6)somehow managed to lead the hounds right into the assassins were they more or less slaughtered each other, while he ran away.
7)Assumed that the assassins were actually sent by one of the kings of the warrirng world powers, so naturally he got back to the second fae queen and convinced her that he ran out to thwart the assassination attempt on her by the belligerent king.
8)after calling his BS on the account that the assassins were fae, convinced her that the first fae queen was allied to the aforementioned nation.
9)offered to escort her emissary to the other belligerent king, whom he assassinated and framed the emissary. (not that he did not intend to do it, he just bungled epically)

Long story short after making an absolute hash of everything, he smuggled himself back to his home kingdom, where upon hearing his report about the all out war (minus the fact that the bungler was at fault for the entirety of it) his king sent him forth to find his old adventuring comrades for a mission.

The GM loved it to the point that he scrapped the previously intended campaign and made a whole new one to follow up on the bard's misadventures.
Disloyal Subject 23rd Apr 2014, 8:16 PM +1 edit delete reply
...I believe we have a winner.
TheFreshDM 23rd Apr 2014, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
Off Screen Hijinks me eh? (As the DM) and a Friend of mine (who's the player) happen to have that all the time as He'll get in Skype call's with me asking me if it's okay for this or that in which I have to look up rulings judge whether or not it's too OverPowered etc. DMing truly is a full time job (even when you're not DMing on table) However the best example I have actually came from me myself with this friend for his new campaign we we're discussing D&D here and there with the conversation and I asked him if I could be a Time Lord as my race in his campaign as I knew he was a fan of Doctor Who turns out he said yes but we've been discussing this character in secret and so by the time his campaign rolls around when my players actually have me introduced to the party I feel they'll be a little surprised.
LilyK 23rd Apr 2014, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
My wizard, Meli de Bourgogne, is like Rarity, a very social type. But unlike Rarity, she was already rich as hell due to certain magical influences. So in the downtime after fighting some ridiculous demon summoner, she holds a high-class party. Well, one of the guests was a master con artist. Meli botched three rolls that day - an enchantment spell, Insight, and Charisma - and then she was a bum. And when she rejoined the party, the fighter took every opportunity to mock her. Later on it was revealed the big bad was behind it, of course.
Curb 23rd Apr 2014, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
Trixie Update!

I have finished my Pathfinder Trixie, a Sorceress with the Arcane Bloodline. Some of her starting spells are Magic Armor, Shield, Magic Weapon, Magic Missile and Mount. I also gave her Prestidigitation for fun, she travels with the party as a traveling entertainer.
Digo 24th Apr 2014, 5:57 AM edit delete reply
I hope you have lots of fun with that character and get into all kinds of world-saving shenanigans. :D
Faen the monk 23rd Apr 2014, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
Every once in a while, our party would have to go on solo quests to unlock feats and such. These were usually straightforward, but the GM would have us all be in different rooms so we could role play telling our experience later.

We never found out what happened to fighter. He returned with honey stuck in the joints of his armor, and would flinch whenever he heard anything that sounded like a buzzing. The actual player would walk away form the table if the GM made any mention of small buzzing things. My best guess is Bees, and I can only conclude that our GM likes to torture us.
Batman 24th Apr 2014, 1:25 PM edit delete reply
Bees. My God.
Norakos 24th Apr 2014, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
My flagship character, Norakos, became a god. Like, a literal god with his own religon and divine rank and everything. The guys I game with often make jokes about the hijinks our character have gotten into during the... year of downtime we had while our GM moved and had life happen to him.

Good times, good times. So many dead lords of hell.