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wizarddevon asked: I generally go for arcane casters or high damage melee fighters, but I can play anything but a cleric. In general my characters are pretty outlandish mechanically (rogue/wizards with better stealth than higher-level pure rogues, barbarians whose damage at level 2 ranges from 16-132, or a totemist from 3.5 that got run out of so many towns for being a complete freak), but the background stories are usually pretty tame. I just really enjoy finding every alternate rule I can to make *the* character
Hmmm *the* character, i once ran a Forgotten Realms campaign in which i made the mistake of saying “Go mad, make the most badass character you can possibly make!”
Big mistake, my brother made a Psyonic character that could summon a muscular mole to do battle along side him. No joke this mole was like 10ft tall and built like a brick shit house. It could deal like 50 dmg a round and knock down walls all at lvl10. Another player made a Cancer mage, and i think that this class is the most broken fucking class in d&d aside from Psyonic classes. He could infect any living thing that he touched with horrible viruses drawn from the book of vile darkness, so stuff like red fester and warp touch. He also had a Cancerous companion that could inflict the same horrible shit on people. Ive seen all manner of broken characters dude but the cancer mage takes the shit biscuit!
So much fun though and so funny to watch other players succumb to his horrible viruses!
Seriously though check out the diseases in Forgotten Realms, they are no joke: http://www.realmshelps.net/monsters/specialability.shtml
wizarddevon asked: When you're a player instead of a DM, do you have any particular classes (or even just types of classes) that you prefer playing as? Do you generally stick with fairly standard characters, or do you prefer outlandish ones?
I love outlandish characters, for instance my current character is called Conrad. he’s an elf who has lived amongst humans for most of his life. On an ill fated expedition to an ancient forgotten vault in the middle of a horrible acidic bog he happened across an artifact of great power, a stone, which held within it a being of immense magical power called Casadin. Conrad bonded with this evil outsider, heart and soul, in exchange for a portion of its awesome power.
He spent the early part of the campaign as a coward hiding from combat and stealing the loot before the dust had settled. He had a lot of gambling debts to pay off. When Casadin weakened so did Conrad and so he was forced to kill innocent people to feed the hungry creature inside him lest both of them perish. But Casadin had tricked Conrad. The weakness and pain that Conrad had felt was a ruse concocted by the Outsider to make Conrad bring him fresh energy.
So it came to be that Conrad punished Casadin by forcing the Demon away into a Magical cage within his mind.
Since then Conrad has worked ceaselessly to redeem himself and has worked to become a force for good in the world. But you cant take the sleaze out of the Elf and he still has a streak of roguishness to him.
Due to circumstances beyond his control (Dying) Conrad has since been reincarnated as a Fox person or Kitsune. He also once stole a kiss from Desna the goddess of Luck!
At the moment he is a 3rd level Wizard, 3rd level rogue and a 7th level arcane trickster.
What about you dude? Do you have a favourite character style?