Fabletop: Role Play In Games

To be fair, most players act as if they have 6 Intelligence anyway.

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WWYCD: What Would Your Character Do?

D&D and other tabletop RPGs can be boiled down to two things: The rules, and the writing. The crunch, and the fluff. The dice rolls, and the player roles.

Alright, that was multiple examples, but they all amount to the same pair! And today, I’ll be talking about the soul of the game: Roleplaying.

In other words, your old childhood games of playing pretend, only now with more MATH!

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Fabletop Classes: It’s A Bard Knock Life

This character puts the “role” and “play” in “roleplaying”.

Come hither my friends and lo, hear my story,

Of the minstrel who went in search of his glory,

A jolly rapscallion who lived for such fun,

With rapier wit always on the run,

He’d ridicule others for their looks or their stench,

Then o’er at yon tavern he’d hit on a w…oman as a respected equal with her own goals and dreams.

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Nightcrawler: BAMF Goes The Elf

He looks like a demon, fights like a rogue, believes like a cleric, charms like a bard, and crusades like a paladin.

As we enter December and approach Christmas, a holiday with holy significance for me, I figured this was a good time to talk about one of my favourite comic characters.

A jolly, jovial fellow who cracks a good joke. An agile wall-crawler who performs daring feats of acrobatics to baffle opponents larger and tougher than he is. Yet for all that, a hero with a strong sense of decency and morals.

WHO APPEARS IN A BURST OF RUSHING AIR AND BRIMSTONE FROM AN UNEARTHLY DIMENSION, DARK AS MIDNIGHT AND EYES AGLOW LIKE THE MOON!

And if you think I made a mistake describing Spider-Man, YOU’RE WRONG. FOR I WASN’T DESCRIBING SPIDER-MAN.

For he is Nightcrawler. And he is the true BAMF.

A Bad Ass Mother…Friend. Because flirting aside, he’s the Fun Guy Mum Friend to contrast with Colossus being the Good Boy Mum Friend.

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Likability: Rating Character Approval

The audience can relate to them, meaning they see some of themselves in them: “Oh yes, I ALSO eat food in order to not die!”

Hey guys! I made the best character ever!

They’ve got a heart-wrenching, tragic backstory to make them morally complex, yet they are also relatable and always make the right choices!

Everyone that matters loves them and everyone that doesn’t is proven wrong as a mean stupid-head!

I gave them all the best lines and quotes, and the world comes to a halt unless they’re around!

…What do you mean YOU DON’T LIKE THEM? I just TOLD you to like them! What’s the deal with THAT?

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Fabletop Classes: Ba Ba Ba Barbari-Ann

Incidentally, expect them to ignore shields in favour of two-handed, dual, or dual two-handed weapons.

It’s that time of the month, when I return to fables of the tabletop! And just who could be the cast member we’ll be focusing on this week? I’ll give you a hint:

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A staple of Dungeons & Dragons.

That’s right, folks, you guessed it! It’s…! …NO, it’s not the BARD! Are you CRAZY?! What in that picture would make you think BARD?

Such a mistaken answer makes me ANGRY. One might say I am even filled with RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!

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Foreshadowing: The Power Of Prophecy

The irony is not lost on me that there was zero foreshadowing for a post about foreshadowing.

 

Did you think you finally knew everything there was to know about this blog?

You just stepped into a much bigger world, friend.

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Mentors: Meet De Mentors

Why not take the easy way out and make them your usual can of exposition and training?

Very few characters actually make it on their own. Even as loners, they had to learn from somewhere. They had to have a teacher, someone to actually teach them to acquire the skills and traits the author arbitrarily assigned to them.

Someone like a magical talking animal. Or a grizzled washed out wizard. Or the city streets themselves.

Or some weirdo on the internet giving introductions and tips to writing.

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