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Old Oct 31st, 2017, 01:03 AM
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Player Seeking Games With Niche/Uncommon Characters

I spend my free time writing up tabletop characters. I find it fun to do, fairly simple, and it lets me flex that creative part of my brain that really enjoys writing but hasn't yet grasped the concept of basic pacing for a story. I really enjoy the roleplaying aspects of tabletop gaming and crafting a story through actions and interactions with other players and NPCs. As a result I tend to come up with characters that walk off the beaten path some in order to make them more interesting. Though that does limit how easily they can fit into certain games. So for those curious, I'd like to submit these character for your viewing pleasure and see if maybe you could use one of them in a game you're trying to build or are in need of a replacement.

I have a good spread of game systems I have knowledge of. 3.5e, 5e, Pathfinder (1e and some of 2e), GURPS, Shadowrun 5e (and some 4e), World of Darkness, Dark Heresy, Call of Cthulhu, just to name a few. If it's a new system I haven't delved in to, I'm willing to learn if the game idea/world sounds fun to play with and I'm willing to adapt these characters to a setting as needed.

Fun Fact: I've actually gotten one of these characters ejected from a game for excellent roleplay. Try to guess which one!

Without further adieu, here are a few of the potential candidates:

 



Corb
Strong Hands Stained Red
Noteworthy for being utterly silent as he towers over all, this Goliath Monk is on a personal journey of discovery to uncover who his parents are. Having been left on the step of a monastery at birth he did learn how to fight, largely to keep his Orcish tendencies at bay while he focused on his studies. This is a very rare type of Goliath; One born from the pairing of a Dwarf and an Orc. And Corb is aware of this fact. His many years spent in the only home he's known made his focus on expanding his mind and carefully exploring the battlelust he can never truly escape from. His restlessness grows and compels him to seek out his parents, find out who they were, and learn why he was abandoned in the first place. But his acquired knowledge is a dangerous one, regarding the ways of life and death. Thus, in order to even leave his home, he undertakes a Vow of Silence: A binding oath that will take his life should be utter more than a few words in order to preserve the secrets of his training.




Ripper
A Monster Tamed?
Ripper doesn't remember his previous life. His first memory was waking chained to a chair and having some Humans making demands of him. After making it clear he'd fight in this arena or die he was made to undergo battle after battle with dull weapons and piecemeal armor, learning quickly with every fight. Voices murmured to him during and after each scrap, telling him things he didn't notice on his own. There were multiple voices. All determined, seemingly, to make him as dangerous as possible so they might escape in this new vessel they were stuck in. after scraping together coin for bribes and being submerged in blood and viscera, the Gnoll made his escape from the arena. Now, with crystals embedded in his skull and years of combat experience etched into his muscles, he set about trying to escape the sprawling city by any means and uncover who he was before his forced servitude in bloodsport.



Scribe Ultic
Wielder of Words
Scribe hates the Kenku Curse. She hated it when she first heard the story retold by her mother as a bedtime story. She hated it so much she left to go figure out a way to break it. She had no idea how she'd do so but she was going to find a way. It was unbelievable to her that an elemental prince could be as petty as that after all those centuries! The problem arose right away when she had no idea how she was going to break this curse. She knew she had to go to the Elemental Plane of Air but her entire race was shut out form there and had been ever since they were cursed. And she struggled so heavily to communicate with anyone she came across that she just resorted to writing her questions down to have them answered faster. In her desperation for something better she entered a church dedicated to the god of writing and language, Deneir. She knelt down, and began to pray with all she had. She tried to speak in Auran but even then her words weren't her own. But her prayer was heard, and she was granted an audience with her Master, the man that would show her the ways of the Runepriest...



Markin Sebinos
A Lord Among Beasts
A Tabaxi with stars in his eyes and determination burning in his heart, Markin has grown tired of the shadowy cabal that is the Lords of Waterdeep. However being the son of a shipwright and a cook he was hardly in a position to pull serious strings or start shifting pieces to topple such powerful figures, and any attempts to establish a network of contacts swiftly dried up. Quickly deducing he wouldn't be able to make moves in the city itself now that he had made himself known he decided to undertake the mantle of adventurer. Honing his combat abilities, making a name for himself in the world, and steadily building his reputation so that he can obtain the power necessary to supplant The Waterdeep Lords and wrench the city out of their corrupt noble grasp.



Torelian Mirrorscale
Reshaping His Reality
Being the son of a would-be archmage, born into a fading noble Dragonborn family, Torelian has much weighing on his shoulders. All in his family were adept magic users of at least one branch of magic, with his falling into Illusion magic. His Father's training regimen and practice was brutal, leading to Torelian's mother and younger brother to flee while they could. In that time the gold Dragonborn was shaped into a dry, calculating, proud to the point of arrogance diplomat. Prying his wit and charms on those unsuspecting of his goals around him to get what he wanted; Influence. He wanted a high enough station so that he could have access to centuries of arcane knowledge, equipment, and the brightest minds behind them. Very few respected his natural talent with Illusion magic, writing him off as a conjurer of cheap tricks or that his talents would be better served as an entertainer than a diplomat. But Torelian wouldn't be deterred. He would secure his station, acquire the title of Arch-Mage, restore his family's place among the Dragonborn nobility, and end his Father's tyrannical reign. Maybe then, he can see his Mother and little brother again...
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Old Nov 1st, 2017, 05:22 AM
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Are you interested in science fiction? If so, I am looking for more players for Dread Pirates. The premise is a crew of pirates profiteering in the golden age of space piracy. We are going to be using piazo's new Starfinder system, very similar to Pathfinder. All the rules are avaible online through their srd site. Feel free to take a look. I think Morvas, or Riv could fit perfectly into the theme.

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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 03:44 PM
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Giving this thread a bump, and added a few more characters to the list.
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Are you interested in a space opera?

https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthread.php?p=7807663
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Old Jan 1st, 2018, 09:06 AM
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I see you've listed experience with Shadowrun 5e, I'd love to see Donovan in my new Shadowrun game!

Drop a line if you're interested.
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 02:33 AM
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Giving this thread a bump after adding a few new faces!
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Are you willing to do something like a combination L5R and D and D system for mechanics?

Yuroak Nalard: I would like to run a game where Yuroak is searching for the brood that he wants to get even with, and in the mean while, has other adventures caused by his hunt for justice... if you are up for it. It would be fantasy, mostly traveling the world in search of these men, but the hunt could take him to the outer ring that borders the outer rings.
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I can see several of your characters to do great things for civilization and their own winning in my brand new 5ed game: Link
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With the arrival of a New Year I thought I'd clean this up a little and offer a new batch of unusual or niche characters! Hopefully to inspire others to test boundaries but also to show of a little and brag about how vast and textured my imagination can get ^^
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A human raised by halflings - clever idea!
The idea of a street samurai who doesn't want implants also sounds like a fun premise for a character.

You can definitely find flexible GMs, it just needs to be part of the initial dialogue when beginning a game. I feel like a good GM can make any character idea work, but somebody who isn't flexible maybe is either too new to GMing, or too stuck in their ways. The only time I wouldn't ask to use an off-the-wall unique character, is when a particular game's setting forbids it.
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Are you looking for a game? I'm a bit confused about this...
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Are you looking for a game? I'm a bit confused about this...
Nah I'm not looking for games, I can find them well enough. These are just the more unusual or highly specified backgrounds that can be a struggle to find a game for them. Hell, Scribe is built around a homebrew class so that makes it all the more difficult to get her accepted.

I just wanted to share these and maybe give other players ideas for PCs. Or just say 'Yeah these are weird but kinda cool ideas'.
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