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  • OrlonKronsteenOrlonKronsteen Member Posts: 736
    4.) You relish the thought of climbing into a submarine.

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  • LadyRhianLadyRhian Member Posts: 14,694
    5.) You recognize things, but admit your character does not.
    6.) You loot everything that's not nailed down.

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  • LadyRhianLadyRhian Member Posts: 14,694
    7.) When your character says, "I can summon spirits from the vasty deep," they actually *do* come when you call!

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  • mlnevesemlnevese Member, Moderator Posts: 9,704
    LadyRhian said:

    9.) When you somehow take out a mythic threat... without being mythic yourself.

    aka killed a Mythic Chimera (Soltengrebbe) in a Pathfinder campaign, and my character, an Aasimar Paladin Level 7, did the fatal damage via a smiting +2 Holy Cold Iron Longsword with Frost Damage. But while other characters are Mythic, she is not.

    10.) You are fighting real demons and devils and you, instead of running, screaming in fear, away from them, are running, screaming in rage, towards them!

    I must say that running toward demons is not a good idea... even on RPGs :)

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  • LadyRhianLadyRhian Member Posts: 14,694
    Well, when you are a Paladin, it's kind of expected!

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  • Permidion_StarkPermidion_Stark Member Posts: 4,406
    15. When you look at a picture of yourself and think, "Wow, I am so good looking. I totally fancy me."

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  • LadyRhianLadyRhian Member Posts: 14,694

    LadyRhian said:

    17.) You die and immediately come back as a character whose name is an anagram of your own. (Fred, Derf, Dref, Ferd, etc.) (I had a player who did this.)

    In my first D&D group when I was in school one of the players insisted on calling his character Ted. Ted died but was taken to a temple and brought back to life. At which point he became Resurrec-Ted. Late he died again and was brought back to life by a druid. And from then on he was known as Reincarna-Ted.
    LOL!

    18.) When your character has godly comeliness and horrendous Charisma and can only pick up the other sex when they keep their gob shut. (Remember Comeliness?)

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  • voidofopinionvoidofopinion Member Posts: 1,242
    edited September 2018
    LadyRhian said:

    12.) When you fight just as well even if you are beaten up to the point of death (1 HP) or completely uninjured.

    Stars Without Number is the one (partial) exception I have found. When you are close to your last few hitpoints you are supposed to act like you are dying. Taking cover. Limping around. Resting behind walls. Crying for help etc. But you still suffer no to hit penalty or anything like it. But at least it impacts RP.

    19.) Passing around secret notes is an immediate cause for suspicion, anxiety, and dread.

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  • mlnevesemlnevese Member, Moderator Posts: 9,704
    The Storyteller system implemented increasing penalties as you got in worst health conditions as well.

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  • LadyRhianLadyRhian Member Posts: 14,694
    20.) You play an assassin, but the other people with you don't bat an eye.

    ThacoBellOrlonKronsteen
  • voidofopinionvoidofopinion Member Posts: 1,242
    21.) When the Paladin has to conveniently leave the room so you can "interrogate" the prisoner.

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  • LadyRhianLadyRhian Member Posts: 14,694
    22.) When your Paladin's alignment can best be described as "Lawful Stupid", and everyone else's as "Chaotic Everywhere".

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  • SkatanSkatan Member, Moderator Posts: 4,958
    edited September 2018
    24.) When you come up with a ridiculous name and then create a character around that based only on that name. Kinky the Kenku has been born.

    I should have put those in the same post instead of spamming. Sorry.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
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  • themazingnessthemazingness Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 549
    4.) When your gud at cownting and spelling cus ur smawrt. I red a buk wants and I gawt intelligenter. Dats hou I got strownger and whiser to. I liek pie.

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  • SkatanSkatan Member, Moderator Posts: 4,958
    edited September 2018
    Off topic.

    Shandyr said:

    Skatan said:

    23.) When you take the small good portions of yourself and extrapolate them into a character that is everything you want to be IRL, but really isn't. Heroic, kind, benevolent, strong, disciplined, good etc.

    I have always wondered. What is roleplaying? Is it role playing when you play a character that is partly based on yourself? Does that "count"?

    Isn't it rather real, true role playing when you play a character who is nothing like you. Who may be completely different.

    The problem I'd have is that I could never relate to such a character.

    But can that not be seen as one of the goals of role playing? To be able to get a feeling and understanding for characters (people) who are different from oneself?
    I don't see why it shouldn't count even if your character is partly based on yourself. Hell, you could even roleplay yourself if you want to. There are no absolutes, at least not to me. If you can relate to your character that could make it easier for you to RP since you can guide your character's actions easier using instinct rather than just making it all up along the way. But neither is more right and neither is wrong.

    But this is not the place to discuss this
    . EDIT: Scratch that, this is your thread so you set the rules. Sorry.

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  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 10,061

    LadyRhian said:

    12.) When you fight just as well even if you are beaten up to the point of death (1 HP) or completely uninjured.

    Stars Without Number is the one (partial) exception I have found. When you are close to your last few hitpoints you are supposed to act like you are dying. Taking cover. Limping around. Resting behind walls. Crying for help etc. But you still suffer no to hit penalty or anything like it. But at least it impacts RP.

    19.) Passing around secret notes is an immediate cause for suspicion, anxiety, and dread.
    Off-Topic Spoiler
    Hit points aren't a direct correlation with how much you've been hit. They are an abstaraction to represent small knicks and cuts, maybe some minor blows that add up over time. Zero hitpoints just represents either finally taking that direct hit or all those minor injuries adding up through bloodloss overtime.

    BelgarathMTHOrlonKronsteen
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