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  • #554485
    Lindsay
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    • Succubus

    What do you think of them?

    There has been lots (and lots and lots and lots) of chatter about the rules, the game, the mini’s element, but there has been very little said about the characters..

    Who is your fave? Who annoys the crap out of you? Opinions, praise, let us know what you think of the Characters…

    A recap

    Lindsay wrote:
    Hal – GM

    The Players

    David – Torinn – Dragonborn Fighter (2 handed type)

    Ned – Giladril Elsiari – Elven Ranger (Archer type)

    John/Goggles – Nerevar – Eladrin Warlord (Tactical type)

    James – Nyess – 1/2 Elf Warlock (James initially created a character he later exchanged for this one)

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    Lindsay – Quillan Hilltopple – Halfling Rogue

    Ruby

    #600698
    centauri
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    • Owlbear

    The picture of James never seems to come through. How can I decide if he annoys me if I can’t see his picture?

    #600699
    Snappyapple
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    • Orc

    I’ve already decided that Splug is the best. 😀 I think there might be some resonating opinions on that.

    #600700
    muradib
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    • Thri-kreen

    Aye Aye splug is or man, creature, goblin thingy 🙂

    #600701
    Lindsay
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    • Succubus
    centauri wrote:
    The picture of James never seems to come through. How can I decide if he annoys me if I can’t see his picture?

    sssh, i dont have his photo so its one of James C..Blunt

    #600702
    blinkhic
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    • Commoner

    I say down with splug and up with lindsay (dont worry i’m married). The guys needs a women to keep them in line!!!!

    #600703
    centauri
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    • Owlbear
    Lindsay wrote:
    sssh, i dont have his photo so its one of James C..Blunt

    All I see is a white square with a red X.

    Hey! He looks like me!

    … Is he a Beta Unit?

    Am I?

    #600704
    Telemergion
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    • Owlbear

    Aside from the obvious praise for Splug, I’ve always been a fan of Ned’s elves, who never seem to get the respect they deserve.

    #600705
    MelkiorWhiteblade
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    • Owlbear

    I think Splug is pretty good too. He does remind me of another golbin who died an untimely death to a cloudkill trap.

    In terms of the actual characters? I kind of like Giladril. He does seem to be a stereotypical elf.

    The warlock curses things, but that’s all we see of his ‘dark’ side.

    The warlord just sounds bossy, instead of commanding.

    The fighter, for being some sort of strange dragon thing, acts very much like a human. I don’t know if that is intentional or not.

    #600706
    The_Nalic
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    • Orc

    I think they’re nothing a good Hilltopple won’t sort out 😉

    #600707
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider
    The_Nalic wrote:
    I think they’re nothing a good Hilltopple won’t sort out 😉

    Is that a euphemism? 😀

    #600708
    Murine_Archmage
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    • Thri-kreen

    Just out of curiosity, could anyone give their opinion of any character other than Splug in full paragraph form? Maybe some tips, maybe a constructive criticism or two . . .

    Please?

    #600709
    Keener
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    • Drider
    Murine_Archmage wrote:
    Just out of curiosity, could anyone give their opinion of any character other than Splug in full paragraph form? Maybe some tips, maybe a constructive criticism or two . . .

    Please?

    I don’t really have any criticisms I like that it seems that most of you are playing a character and giving it a personality that seems to be separate from your own. 😀

    #600710
    kevinha
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    • Commoner
    Murine_Archmage wrote:
    Just out of curiosity, could anyone give their opinion of any character other than Splug in full paragraph form? Maybe some tips, maybe a constructive criticism or two . . .

    Please?

    While not a direct answer to your ask, one of the things I have found entertaining in Splug that is missing from the other characters is his motive and interaction that sparks conversation and interaction with others in a role playing mode.

    I bring this up because it has sparked me to think more critically about how I play my own character in KotS; to move it from me working through stats with occasional moments of role playing to making the character leap off the page (although I credit much of the liveliness to Hal’s vocal abilities with Splug.)

    I’ve caught hints of this from James in his whispers to others and his attempts to embody his combat actions with additional personalized flavor.

    If anything, I would offer up that more creative approaches to the party’s moves in combat, introduction character traits and habits would build more character into the, well, characters.

    I would love to see Ned play up his clothing fetish. It started a bit, but has since dropped off.

    It’s clear that David attacks first, asks questions later and is generally not the most quiet when it comes to Stealth. Again, these are traits that would be interesting to see more clearly and developed.

    For you (assuming it’s Goggles asking the question), your embodiment of the warlord to direct and lead is appearing, but it comes across as dry and lacking in motivation.

    It’s unclear how character development is staged to proceed given how KotS has unfolded thus far. It would be nice if there were character background we were unaware of that could be leveraged into the scenario.

    Furthermore, the introduction of a skill challenge could very well begin to pull out additional character traits and role playing opportunities. I don’t know if there is a spot within KotS forthcoming for skill challenges or not.

    With that said, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying your KotS sessions, but I will admit they improved greatly with the introduction to Splug … and you don’t want to be overshadowed by an NPC.

    Keep up the good work!

    #600711
    Snappyapple
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    • Orc

    Being reminded of Ned’s cleaniness obsession from the previous post, maybe he should convince the ritual-casting member of the party to pick up the Fastidiousness ritual presented in Dragon 366. Or pick up lots of scrolls of it if he’s desperate enough for portable dry-cleaning. 😀

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