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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2011-04-18 10:02 AM


Nice to see this again, I have to concur with Traynor though, I would also like to see more on each char, when re-reading my own contribution I notice that mine is lacking as well. Note to self: Will try to flesh out my Fenrir in the near-future and add more if possible. If we flesh them out enough they might even become fully fleshed NPCs with a sub of their own.  



Good idea Mourn, would still like to see more entries from people though:)


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Xar's comment on 2006-09-29 10:15 AM
During my old group's World of Darkness phase, we started with a simple Vampire: The Masquerade chronicle. It was our first foray into a non-high fantasy world, and our vampire group was composed of a retired Vietnam War Gangrel veteran, a mysanthrope Gangrel drifter, a young-appearing Toreador martial artist, a Malkavian musician, and my character. I actually started the chronicle with a Caitiff, who was, however, quickly diablerized by the Tremere vampire he had fallen in love with. Subsequently I asked the Storyteller whether I could play a Salubri, since I liked the concept, and he accepted. I dug out my Salubri sourcebook for Vampire: The Dark Ages and came up with the character of Christopher Barnett.

Before I continue, I should mention that Vampire: Redemption (the video game) had not yet been released, and I didn't even know what it was about, only that it was a WoD game.

Well, Christopher Barnett bore an eerie resemblance to Christof Romuald from that game. Christopher was a knight from York, the younger son of a baron who had been poisoned by his own elder son. Christopher had learned of his brother's involvement in their father's death and had challenged the brother to a duel; he had won, and he had exiled his brother, unable to kill him. Afterwards, finding Baronhood a terrible burden, he decided to fight in the Crusade and went East, where he fought valiantly and slew many heathens blithely, believing he was doing the will of God. One day, a battle between his company and a group of Turks spilled into a village, where the knights proceeded to pillage, rape and slaughter elders, women and children. Christopher saw a young girl-child about to be slain, and in an epiphany he realized the horror of what he had wrought. ventually he felt very guilty about what he had done, and he prayed to God for guidance, receiving the visit of his Salubri sire, an Arab woman who invited him to become a Salubri and make amends for his crimes. He accepted and wandered with her for a while, receiving from her a mystical blade she had been given by her sire, and learning the Salubri warrior traditions with another Salubri. The three then fled when the pogrom against their clan began, and eventually his sire was slain and Chris, left alone, decided to hide and enter torpor. He awakened ten years before the beginning of the chronicle, learned about the world, established a mortal identity and continued his quest to make amends while hiding from the Tremere.

He was most famous for carrying his mystical sword in a long and slender suitcase, and for challenging an ex-Archon to a duel after "disagreements" on how to handle a certain situation. He was equally famous for being VERY long-winded when it came to discussing the uses of power. However, he was also very honorable and this was more of a flaw than a merit, since he was regularly tricked by the Storyteller's underhanded NPCs.

The chronicle ended with a whimper, as the Storyteller simply quit it because he didn't think it was the way the game was meant to be played; Christopher is still "alive" and kicking as far as I'm concerned, and he also became the protagonist of a long story based on his bsckground which I wrote years ago... Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-04-25 07:53 AM
Alright, don't wait... put your favorite characters up here. You can put more than one please. I want to see the diversity of everyone and how they viewed their characters. This is also a good idea for a quick NPC submission... Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-04-25 07:54 AM
Majmun: Magic User

One of my all time favorite characters I ever played was a human mage who had a problem. He was an alcoholic. One of his spells that he was known for was to create a bitter and watered down alcohol which he happily drank for any meal of the day.

His name was Majmun, which is a loose translation of idiot in croation. This was back in the real early days of AD&D before wild magic began to have a following and everytime he casted a spell he was forced to check on a house rule chart of ours to determine the actual spell and effect that was cast.

He didn't last very long, maybe six months, but he was real fun to play as it was a real challenge and a lot of fun to play him.

He was interesting to play as he was a serious alcoholic yet the younger characters, 15-16, was looked at as his children so he was overly protective of them. It was a very give and take type of group and was played more for fun than anything else but that was probably my first indepth experience with true role-playing. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-04-25 08:02 AM
Calis: Mind Mage

One of my more recent ones I have really enjoyed, but he has fallen into an unfortunate accident, perminent death by having your soul removed via a proxy of DEATH usually does that.

Playing Palladium Fantasy, I chose a Mind Mage, which is a master psionic character. Psionics in games are either really spectacular or stupid. I created him to define what I could do to a psionic character.

A simple teleport object power, was able to teleport sections of armor an enemy was wearing off their body, reducing their armor class. Mentally Possess Others power, I used to overpower an enemies mind and take over their body using them to attack their comrades instead of putting myself into harms way. The funny part about this was it looked like I had narcolepsy as he would touch an enemy and just fall over. It took a few weeks for the other players to realize what went on. I was only able to attack a party member withut getting caught twice. After that they were on to me.

His basic ticks were different. He was a changeling who posed himself as being human, which is bad in Palladium Fantasy. They are claimed ot be the cause of every misgiving in the world, children of the Old Ones, etc... His father is actually a very well known villan in our game group who has transended time and shown up in every single campaign for the last two decades. He hates elves with a passion that only those who have something they will die for could appreciate. If he had to choose to die or save the life of an elf, he would choose to die, thats how bad his hatred runs. Which stems from his father portraying as an elf and trying to teach him what the real world is like, he alienated him.

A recent brush with the Deck of Many Things from old D&D caused Calis to die by a proxy of death, twice. A wish and a divine intervention only prosponed it by about five minutes. However, his fathers most hated rival, who is of course another well known badguy has had talks with his soul and is about to make a deal to bring him back if he chooses to work against his father, which he has no issues with at all.

All in all, a lot of intrigue to be had with plenty of ticks and tricks up his sleave. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-04-25 09:20 AM
I notice a trend of yours here. :)

One of my first characters when I moved down south was a Vampire The Masquerade character... I actually went to DragonCon one year and helped live test their LARP rules, boy was I an idiot. I was hoping to have my name put into a book saying I playtested. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-04-28 07:25 AM
I would have hoped this would have been a bit more opennly welcomed... Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-05-07 01:35 PM
I put up two... put up as many as you like. I suppose I should alter the title to say, My Favorites Characters... Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-09-25 10:31 AM
That is a very quarky character. I would have loved to have him in a group. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-09-26 07:40 AM
Got to love quarky wizards. We have a player in our group that fails every single saving throw. So we tell him it is a Horror Factor and he makes them. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2007-06-06 07:14 AM
Nice to see this is still being looked at. Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2009-03-03 04:21 PM
Thomas Silverlight: Knight of the White God

Back in ye olde dayes, I would roleplay at a site on MSN Groups called Final Fantasy Breakdown. Very loose system, almost entirely freeform roleplay. After a while, we stiffened it up a little, and I think we ended up strangling it with too much complexity. Regardless, Thomas Silverlight was born in these strange times of upheaval, when the system was changing around willy-nilly. He was what we called a World Walker, someone who through some means ended up shifting from the realm of his birth to that of FFB.

He was something of a classic holy crusader. He'd stand up to evil creatures and amoral PCs alike, usually getting his rear handed to him from the second grouping, simply because he was a late-comer. That never stopped him from doing it though. He was always searching for the divine weapon that he had lost when he was thrown between worlds, and had the shade of a particularly powerful demon constantly hunting him. He never got to do much that was noteworthy, but he still remains my favorite character, simply on his concept.

He was brought back last year under the guise of another character, who had been hit in the head during a nasty storm and went amnesiac, but has lain unworked with for a while. Go to Comment
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Drackler's comment on 2007-06-05 04:42 PM
That's because you wouldn't have your hard earned gold dumped in a hole somewhere. Go to Comment
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Drackler's comment on 2009-03-03 03:00 PM
My favorite character was... Is Alduous Chalbringer. Alduous was a witchhunter in a homebrew game that I played once and then never again. He's your stereotipical gun-slinging guy in a duster and with a dark look in his eyes. Yes, quite a bit cliched, but I like it. Although I have actually played very little with him, I have transfered Alduous into a couple different game systems (including Call of Cthulhu) in the hopes that I will someday be able to adventure further as Alduous Chalbringer. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2006-09-01 07:43 PM
Excellent Codex! Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2007-06-06 07:17 AM
Wow, I love this one.... Go to Comment
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Wulfhere's comment on 2006-09-25 07:45 PM
It was a Saturday afternoon and we were generating characters for a game run by one of my friends. His style of dungeon mastering could have used a bit of polish, but so could our play, as we were all 14 years old at the time. I grabbed the six-siders and let fly, coming up with: Str 9, Dex 11, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 8.

Not too impressive. Sighing with disappointment, I named my new hero: GEK, the Wizard

The party then went off to explore some ancient ruins. Our first encounter was a giant spider, which leapt down upon us as we entered the underground labrynth. Our fighters, the front rank, were first to die. They were soon followed by the cleric and the thief. Gek, hiding at the back in his 4 hp, AC 10 glory, smote mightily with his staff (I rolled a 20) over and over again (…then an 18, then a 19) as the monster failed to connect with its deadly bite (It rolled a 3, then a 5). Finally, the vile arachnid fell before the mighty quarterstaff of the fortunate mage and he staggered home, the sole survivor of the expedition.

Gek went on for several levels, eventually acquiring the sobriquet “GEK, the Incompetent”, as he never actually had an opponent fail a saving throw for any of his spells. Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-21 04:45 PM


It's always fun to read about other peoples favorite characters, so many of them are memorable enough to fit in as NPC's into ones own game, or serve as inspiration for future characters. A nice trip down memory lane, thanks Mourn!


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Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-21 04:58 PM


I gave this some thought and would have to say my favorite character of all time was Kisanth, (Written up as a NPC sub here: ) a loner mage that got involved in a conspiracy to over throw the kingdom and replace a dopple  king with an outcast prince.



Unfortunately after restoring the prince to the throne is became all too apparent he was worse then the king impersonator, and attempted to disband several lesser guilds, leading to a costly war between guilds and the smaller kingdoms who supported them against the empire and their "state approved" guilds.



Along the way she managed to get revenge upon her father, recovering lost scrolls of wisdom, and offend the entire magi guild of Antioch when refusing to accept their advice over that of her familiars regarding the path her future should take. (They wanted her to join their guild as an instructor after the end of the magi war, her familiar wanted her to return to her home in the forest with him and raise a family.)

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klauston's comment on 2010-04-10 01:03 AM
Klauston Mondragon, Archmage (Retired): His career was long and adventurous. Married to a high priestess, two children (a ranger son and a mage daughter), founder of a town that eventually grew into the capital of a realm and founder of a mage school are just a few of his accomplishments. His best friend was an ale guzzling, mule hating dwarf. The two traveled together and got into many tough scraps until Klauston met his future wife, a priestess of high moral standards. She influenced him to change his carousing and mead swilling ways until he eventually married her. Now retired, he spends his days wandering the gardens of the mage school he founded when not in study in his private library and lab in the school's towers. Go to Comment
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