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Drackler's comment on 2006-04-23 09:06 PM
Great, tottally great! Go to Comment
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Drackler's comment on 2009-03-03 04:04 PM
The first character that I can remember was an elf. I don't recall his name, but I remember that he was a thief-ish type of guy. The high point in his career was when, while exploring a dungeon, he found and took a few silver coins that were lying on the floor. Yes, I know, very prestigious. Go to Comment
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Rhaycen's comment on 2006-04-24 08:54 PM
My first character, was not too long ago ... only four years at most. (Yes, I'm relatively new to D&D)

It was a Gnome Barbarian, named, Four. He was about 3 ft tell and about 3ft wide, as he had inmense strength. Though Four had amazing strength for a gnome (or an Orc, or anyone else for that a matter), he wasn't the best equiped in the brains departments. Four was as high as he could count, and that was what ended up being his name.

The little guy had a warhammer, wonderfully dubbed, Thor's Hammer as had a sonic boom and lightning on it. There is still a giant out there that only has 9 toes because of his encounter with Four. Go to Comment
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B9anders's comment on 2006-05-07 11:33 AM
My first character was with basic D&D, an old cowardly and greedy 1st level wizard (so greedy he was looting goblins for arrows to sell later).

Spent most of the time hiding. Did excel himself by figuring out the crystal statue was animated and convinced the others to throw out the warlock's tower.

Then, at the top of the tower, eager to be the first to get his hands on the loot or battle the warlock (the one magic missile had been saved for the final enounter) he ran first up the stairs, sprung a trap that fired a poisoned arrow at him and failed his save. Never got cast a spell or engage in combat. He died a greedy death on his first adventure. Go to Comment
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Nap's comment on 2006-05-13 01:54 AM
My very first character that I remember was back around 1982, when I was in 8th grade. My friend and I were just learning the rules for D&D, which I had gotten for Christmas. I created a fighter named Marcus, and a halfling named Pierre (who would be Marcus' sidekick).

My friend wanted to take me through Keep on the Borderlands, but we almost never made it to the Caves of Chaos. For several sessions, we would begin with my fighters in the Keep, and I would always find a way to get into trouble with the local guards. Our entire session would be spent with the guards chasing me all over the keep. The concept of alignment had not hit me, and I had no qualms about having Marcus slay any guards that got in his way...

While Marcus and Pierre were my first characters, they were hardly my favorites, and they were never really developed. Go to Comment
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Nap's comment on 2006-05-13 02:06 AM
My first really developed character was a human thief named Sharky Mulligan. It was about 1984, and my family had created an elaborate campaign world for us to play D&D in. Sharky was going to be my charismatic womanizer with sticky fingers.

Sharky had red hair, a bushy moustache, and ruddy skin. He had a 16 charisma (I still remember all his abilities!), and I loved roleplaying with him in urban environments. As he rose in ability and accumulated wealth unscrupulously, I eventually had him build a "tavern" of sorts.

I called his business a "Gentlemen's Club", not realizing in my youth was a gentleman's club actually refers to. Sharky's Club was his passion, and every coin he earned went into his business. Even though he never turned a profit, he could always find money through other means (adventuring).

Eventually, Sharky hired a young lady named Sunnie to be his serving girl, and he started to fall in love, an emotion he was never comfortable with. Every time he would find himself drawn to Sunnie, he would leave town for many days to seek adventure and spend time with loose women, because only then did he feel like he was truly within his element.

I never did get to finish roleplaying Sharky Mulligan, because after several years our campaign went by the wayside as I went off to college, etc. I had always intended for him to one day give in to his heart and proclaim his love for Sunnie and ask for her hand in marriage, but I guess I'll never know if he indeed did or not.

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By the way, my favorite adventuring memory with Sharky took place in the module "Night's Dark Terror". Sharky had obtained a flying rug (he rented it, we weren't very realistic), and was chasing Golthar, an evil magic-user, through town. Golthar was using his Ring of the Ram to blast holes in walls of buildings and fly through, while Sharky would follow. Golthar's "fly" spell eventually wore off, and Sharky captured the wizard and took his magical ring.

For many adventures after that, Sharky would use the Ring of the Ram in combat and other, less noble, purposes. Go to Comment
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chilled's comment on 2006-05-25 08:09 AM
good idea this scroll of yours.
( how do i put my first pc on here?). Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2014-03-25 09:50 AM
Such a wonderful collection of memories! Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-19 04:10 PM
My first char was back when I was around 13 (I'm 28 now btw) and the only gal at the after school D&D game held in the library. (a friend convinced me to join him) She was a fighter wizard called Crystal that the gm made sure wound up getting a cape of living bat wings that enabled her to fly but required her to wear only the most minimal clothing necessary to limit weight penalties for some bizarre reason.

I never developed her personalty much given the rest of the playing group was more interested in killing things then talking to npc's. (or each other for that matter)

She met her ignoble end when she flew over the town one evening and got holed by the town guards arrow volley. They were convinced she was a succubus with a little help of the another players rogue Timli screaming about the "winged devil woman." (The rogues player just didn't like me for some reason) Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-20 12:26 AM
Fun sub, a good trip down memory lane. It's fun to see how similar most of our first gaming experiences were. Go to Comment
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Grey's comment on 2009-01-22 10:03 PM
I don't even remember the name of my first character. It was a second edition D&D wizard, back in the summer of 2003. I know, real recent in comparison to most of you.
At any rate, he was a wizard of little note, moderate abilities and absolutely horrible luck. I remember being blown onto a roof by a crate of 'goblin dungbombs', and being captured in a brothel where apparently every single woman was a knife wielding maniac.

That DM had some sort of complex where everything we did had to be an adventure. Go to Comment
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Kassy's comment on 2008-07-26 06:39 AM
Not bad, it's always nice to see what peoples first characters were like. Go to Comment
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Kassy's comment on 2008-07-26 06:51 AM
I had my first character about 4 years ago when i had just been introduced to the fantastic world of roleplaying. I will always love my first PC, she was a Mercenary who fought for Barely anything, not seeing that much point in paying for things when she could just have taken them anyway, (she wasn't exactly very ladylike), but was quite efficient in the field.

She met her rather untimely end fighting for her life in the gladiator pits of Karthoria having been captured by a group of slavers and sold to the pits. the only things she was allowed to keep were her clothes armour and broadsword. She had to buy her way out of there and the quickest way was to fight the most dangerous creatures, and so, foolishly she did.

A bit of a shame really when you look back and think on it. Go to Comment
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Kassy's comment on 2012-05-24 08:14 AM
I've just realised that that the one I added wasn't my first character. But one of my favourites. Silly me.

My first started out as a pregnant woman, stood in the middle of a field, in the pouring rain. Having gotten lost on her way from the train station.

It was a Cthulu game. I can't remember exactly how it ended but, I do remember the character process the most. Go to Comment
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2009-03-03 10:48 PM
My first real D&D character was an Elven Battle Mage, whom I named El Liamo, after yours truly. My friend was acting as the DM for that run, and was running a simplified format. My character, after just a few hours, became one of my favorite weirdo characters: an alcoholic, hyper-violent, rude-joke-cracking Elven smartass who has periodic moments of arm retardation when he can't aim, as well as a chronic phobia of scorpions. This was because my guy, who's a little bit kleptomaniacal, or whatever, tried to steal from a drunk lying unconscious in the gutter. He picked four pockets: three had live scorpions in them, who then stung me, while the last one had a stone scorpion which turned out to be magical. Later on, I walked past the guy and poked him with a stick, in hopes of waking him up. He looked at me, garbled something completely incomprehensible, and threw a scorpion at my face. I tried to gut him with my glaive, but it turned out that not only did he have a spell on him that made his skin tough as stone, but my glaive was NOT made from high-quality metal. Yeah, it broke big-time. He also had a pet lion, 'cuz my friend wouldn't let me get a wolf. I think I named it Johnny....

Notable accomplishments:
- Fighting off 30 forest wolves and a very annoying bandit with the help of a giant stone scorpion.
-managing to go through a battle against level 1 enemies without killing either one, due to my atrociously bad rolls (seriously, they were pretty awful).
-Aiding a human and a werewolf in eloping (and getting slapped by the woman's mom for telling a really bad joke).
-developing both an alcohol addiction and a chronic fear of scorpions within one gaming session.
-solving a "which door to take" style puzzle through animal cruelty (Okay, there's this talking frog, right? There're two doors, and the frog says, "Passing through one of these doors will kill you, but the other one shall lead you deeper into the lair. You may ask me one question, but I shall lie to you." I asked which door was the right one, and it didn't answer, so I threw it into the door on the left, which, as luck would have it, was the wrong one).
-Learned Drunken Brawling from an alcoholic who called me "Molly."
-Getting knocked out with a stone beer bottle for, in a delirious state caused by blood loss and drunkenness, referring to a barkeeper as a "talking boulder." He said, "Don't many Elves around here." Interpreting that as an insult, I replied, "Well, you don't see many talking boulders running inns, either, but here we are." I woke up about an hour later in the gutter, next to Scorpio the drunk.

Yeah, Good 'ol Liamo's a real character, all right!

Think I might re-roll him as an assassin, though... Go to Comment
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2009-03-05 12:40 AM
Wow, you served? Cool. I'm most likely going to join up in one of three ways:

1. Enlist out of highschool and continue my education using the Montegomery G.I. bill,
2. Use an NJROTC scholarship to get into a college, go through the Rotc course offered there, and join the armed forces as an officer, or
3. Go to one of the academies and go straight in as an officer.

P.S.: any advice on shining shoes? I can never get them to shine quite right... Go to Comment
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klauston's comment on 2009-01-22 11:19 PM
My very first character, oddly enough, was named "Klauston", a 1st edition AD&D Magic-user. That was in 1982 when I was stationed in Bermuda. I happened to walk into a buddy's room and he had a game going and asked if I wanted to join. I'd never played an RPG before then and though I'd give it a try. I was 22. Klauston was revamped when the 2nd Edition came out and I finally retired him after 12 years of playing him. He made it to 24th level. Too darn powerful to be a good character anymore, he still makes an occassional appearance as the master of a Mage's School in some of my stories. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2011-04-18 04:01 PM


Technically, my first character was a bard that I rolled up in middle school using the 3rd edition books that I had checked out from the library.  Never got to play him though, because I didn't really have anyone to play with.  It wasn't until I was a senior in high school that I found a group that was playing VTM, so I created a dreadlocked, crazy Malkavian vampire named Lia.  I believe that she heard voices, but I don't really remember.  Only got to play her for a few months before graduating.



Then in college came a string of started-but-not-finished campaigns (mostly due to me moving), with another bard (whose name I don't remember), a druid shifter named Yarrow, another druid named Rown, and finally a kobold monk named Neeko (he was my favorite).  "You insulted the ancestors!  Meeko doesn't like you no more."  *proceeds to use naughty words for which he doesn't understand the meaning*


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gulkien's comment on 2012-05-24 12:47 AM
my first character was déantóir ifreann my friends thought it was a dumb name then I told them it meant hell maker in irish a human who was from a place kinda like ireland he had red hair and was covered in red fire tattoos he was a clam pyromancer he had a enchanted axe made of inferno stone blade with a fire bear's shin bone for a shaft I think he had a fire drake as a mount and pet he had a phoenix feather cloak, salamander skin boots and gloves volcano lion fur tunic and leggings yes I know he had fire everything but the gm said we had to choose a element and all a our equipment and our secondary class had to have something to do with it as well.
his notable deeds was retrieving the gem that had all arcane magic you like necromancy sorcery summoning demon magic basically any magic that didn't have something to do with nature.
he ended up moving back to his clan's home which was his battle cry it was dhó cnoc and becoming chief. Go to Comment
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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-04-18 12:57 PM


I don't remember many of the details of my very first character. Just that he was a Vrusk (think giant ant body with a humanoid torso) from Star Frontiers. My older brother finally gave in and taught me how to play (but only because he was bored and his gaming group wasn't meeting that day.)



I consider my first real character to be a Barbarian from 1st Ed AD&D, built from the wholly unbalanced and completely fun Unearthed Arcana rules. I was probably about 12 or 13, his name was Grunt Slash, and he excelled at wenching and brawling. The biggest danger to his health and sanity was a halfling thief who resembled Tasslehoff Burrfoot in many ways and had "picked up" a startling array of dangerously wild magic items (I think we took his wand of wonder away after he sent someone to another dimension.)



We usually had the radio playing during that long campaign and so a lot of 80's pop songs make me wax nostalgic. I found it is decidedly not romantic to tell a woman that Cheap Trick's The Flame makes me think of a bloodthirsty barbarian. :)


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