The roleplaying character meme.

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2 Oct 2006

Warning: This is completely uninteresting to any non-roleplayers.
Come to think about it, for most roleplayers too.

Via themoniker

Name 12 characters you have played in RPGs, before looking at the questions that follow. List your characters numbered 1 to 12, with the name of the RPG you played them in. Once you’ve picked your 12 characters, look at the questions and answer accordingly. (No peeking until you’ve picked your characters!) Put your answers behind a LJ-cut.

Let’s see if I can name a full dozen:

1. Fumus ex Verditius, Magus, ygurvitz‘s latest Alvarium incarnation. Ars Magica.
2. Fripp, stasis-frozen thief/monk, Uri’s D&D game.
3. Jonathan Tailsworth, less-than-perceptive British nobleman in Yossi’s old Castle Falkenstein campaign.
4. Daramus, Magus, from the very first Alvarium game.
5. Kevin son of Bleys, Prince of Amber. From the first game with Yoav.
6. Lizard King, aging hippy. Short-lived character in Yossi’s Unknown Armies game.
7. Jonathan Penn, angst-ridden teenage vampire in V:tM. I was 16! It was over a decade ago, I’m sorry!
(12? This is hard!)
8. Guthwülf, dour proto-Rohirric barbarian, in Dicky’s first MERP campaign.
9. Jefferson Carston-Waites, angst-ridden Victorian nobleman in belvane‘s Clasidra campaign.
10. Nicollo, smart-ass quartermaster of a mercenary company. Yossi’s short-lived Seventh Sea campaign.
(Am I to be reduced to picking one-shot characters? Or some of the less-interesting-characters over the entire Ars Magica cycle?)
11.  Logan, ever-so-slightly plagiaristic berzerk shape-shifting Magus in Alvarium v2.
12. Nicholas Caramenellis, music-loving vampire. V:tM, again.

*whew*. That was tough, and I haven’t even looked at the questions to see if it was worth it. Here they are now: 

1) Who would make a better college professor: 6, or 11?
Tough choice. Between “spaced out and with an encyclopedic knowledge of music” and “liable to go off on a homicidal rampage”, I’d got for Lizard King(6).

2) Do you think 2 is hot? How hot?
Not really. He’s sort of short and thin and bony and his face has weird angular cheekbones. Purple eyes and hair are nice, though.

3) 12 sends 8 on a mission. What is it, and does it succeed?
Oh, yes. From the streets of London to the fields of Gondor. Nicholas(12) would probably send Guthwulf(8) as a bodyguard, to escort some sort of musician somewhere. Would probably succeed.

4) What is, or would be, 9’s favourite book?
Probably some convulted and involved Victorian romance.

5) Would it make more sense for 2 to swear fealty to 6, or the other way around?
Hmpf. I don’t see Fripp(2) swearing allegiance to anyone, but Lizard King(6) is a king, you know. Kinda.

6) For some reason, 5 is looking for a room-mate. Should they share a studio apartment with 9, or 10?
I think Kevin(5) would get along with Jefferson(9) more than he would with Nicollo(1). Nicollo’s loud and smells of turnips.

7) 2, 7, and 12 have dinner together. Where do they go, and what do they discuss?
Two V:tM vampires and an epic level D&D character. They certainly wouldn’t try to eat HIM, since Nicholas(12) only feeds on musicians and Penn(7) is probably too suicidal to consider feeding. They would probably sit in some all-night diner with Penn gazing moodily out the window, Fripp(2) looking suspiciously in silence at the two vamps, which Nicholas talks incessantly about music.

8) 3 challenges 10 to a duel. What happens?
Ooh, compatibility! Tailsworth(3) probably wouldn’t challenge a commoner, but if he did Nicollo(10) would probably try to weasel out of it. Failing that, he would try to cheat. Failing that, he would run very fast.

9) If 1 stole 8’s most precious possession, how would they get it back?
Slowly, determinedly and persistently. Look for him, find him and demand it back. No funny business. No snooping around. March right in and kill anything in his way.

10) Suggest a title for a story in which 7 and 12 both attain what they most desire.
Vampire: the End.

11) What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted 4 and 1 to work together?
That’s an easy one, since they’re in the same space/time continuum. We just have to have the spirit of Daramus(4) return from Final Twilight to talk to Fumus(1). Case closed.

12) If 7 visited you for the weekend, how would you get along?
I would quickly be bored with his sulks and try to get him to talk, or otherwise just let him sit in quiet and do something else.

13) If you could command 3 to perform any one task or service for you, what would it be?
To regale me with his wondrous tales of adventure, assuming he stays honest.

14) Does anyone on your friends list resemble 11 (either in appearance or personality)?
No, I stole this one completely from the comics.

15) If 2 had to choose sides between 4 and 5, which would it be?
Kevin(5), probably. Daramus(4) is too arcane and serious for Fripp(2).

16) What might 10 shout while charging into battle?

17) If you chose a song to represent 8, which song would you choose?
Road to Nowhere / Talking Heads

18) 1, 6, and 12 are having dim sum at a Chinese restaurant. There is only one scallion pancake left, and they all reach for it at the same time. Who gets to eat it?
Both Fumus(1) and Lizard King(6) are far from the quick-snatch artists, so Nicholas(12) gets it first – if he wants to. Unfortunately, he does not eat food anymore. While Lizard King is still trying to focus on the plate Fumus grabs it.

19) What might be a good pick-up line for 2 to use on 10?
“Hey there, I’ve been frozen by an evil wizard for 2000 years and now you’re looking mighty good to me. Hey, are those turnips?”.

20) What would 5 most likely be arrested for?
Dallying with the king’s maiden daughter. (What do you mean, “theoretically”?)

21) What is 6’s secret?
None. Really. A simple, honest man who’s been travelling in his truck for the past 40 years, getting stoned and listening to music.

22) If 11 and 9 were racing to a destination, who would get there first?
Logan(11), totally. Jeff(9) would worry about it, mislay his tie, have it waiting for him at the door by Agatha, then catch a carriage. Logan would shapeshift into an angry rodent and run all the way.

23) If you had to walk home through a bad neighborhood late at night, would you feel safer in the company of 7 or 8?
Penn(7) would be the sort of people I wouldn’t want to meet in that neighborhood. Guthwulf(8), however, should be enough for keep any sane person away.

24) 1 and 9 reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by 4’s sinister secret organization. 11 volunteers to help them, but it is later discovered that he/she is actually a spy for 4. Meanwhile, 4 has kidnapped 12 in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise advice of 5, they seek out 3, who gives them what they need to complete their quest. What title would you give this fic?

Wizards are from Mars, Noblemen are from Venus: Why smart wizards need help and advise from stupid noblemen.”


There. That’s over. Sheesh, that was long.

2 תגובות על The roleplaying character meme.



3 בOctober, 2006 בשעה 08:30

Ach, the memories….




3 בOctober, 2006 בשעה 09:29

hmpf… I probably couldn’t name more than 6, and that includes Gumby, the stupid talking horse!

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