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Old 05-12-2019, 09:56 AM
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A D&D 2e rogue, “Quickfingers McNickapurse” (yes, really, I actually called him that) the DM made us roll 3d6 with no substitution on stats - His best attribute was 13 and I think he had 3 hit points. Total edgelord who collected gruesome trophies from his kills - I was about 11, obviously.

The DM HATED my character (mainly because of his stupid name) and waged a ceaseless campaign to knock him off with ridiculous traps and psychotic guards. Think he lasted 2 and a bit sessions before a doppelgänger killed him and took his place. Good times.

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Old 05-16-2019, 02:20 AM
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MANY years ago, I remember making my first character. I no longer remember his name exactly, but he was a dwarven cleric of the Luck and Travel domains (this was under Pathfinder). We were a party of eight because we were mostly all good friends and our DM was pretty chill about everything, but we had to split into two groups in order to manage time. My cleric bought in with a party of martials: a monk, a barbarian, and a fighter (I think; like I said, many years ago). Basically my PC shined because he was the only one who could cast spells and I think I was reading some of the spells wrong that by the end of the year he was already flying and raining down ice/lightning spears at his enemies, to my friends' delight. He also ended up adopting a bear cub whom we named after one of the party's real life chow dog.

Our party ended up saving a village while the second half - the other four - were dealing with national crises and rising into the highest ranks of the monarchy, so they ended up changing the world more than we ever did. That party was made up of a crazy bard, a crazy ranger, a crazy ninja, and a crazy druid-barbarian (who was NOT a bearbarian). They all died making the transition from Pathfinder to D&D 5th edition, when life happened.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:46 PM
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My first one was an aaracockra ranger. I still use her, actually
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:52 PM
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I can't quite recall which was my first character, as there were two at about the same time in different games.

Jal Silvanus, a sorcerer from a long line of elemental bloodline sorcerers, who had his element stripped out of him by a djinn, leaving him with the arcane bloodline and a grudge.

Or Miro, the halfling rogue with an attention problem. He would leap to conclusions, try to do the right thing while making a profit, but was often a little off the mark. He ended up being put down after being possessed by a lich.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:35 PM
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1977. Blue paperback with a dragon on the front. Remember?

I played an elf named Laurel. She lasted till about third level before being eaten by a bear, along with the rest of the party.

She told them not to poke around in that cave. Humans never listen.
Yeah, I probably shouldn't have done that.
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:39 PM
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1994. Advanced D&D. A Human Fighter named Serthius
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:28 PM
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2016. 5E. I dipped my toes in as an insane half-elf fighter with a serious grudge against daemons. She invaded a daemon's realm before an early retirement because I had to move three months into my first campaign. She continues to endlessly slaughter daemons there with no desire to leave. This hell is her idea of heaven and I've heard that in the past few years the DM has adapted her into a Chaotic Good demon NPC that is basically Warhammer's Malal.
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:18 PM
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Ah yes, I remember the day well; it was in the year of 2015, when I created a hard boiled private detective named William Parker Jr - who went from mulling over evidence in his office one day, to punching old people in the basement of an apartment building the next!
Fun times!

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Old 09-30-2019, 02:27 PM
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In the year 1999, I became friends with the person who would introduce me to D&D. I had had roleplaying experience before that, but nothing that involved actual dice or rules or anything of that nature, so I don't really include it. The Edition we were playing was 2nd Edition D&D, or more specifically Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition.

My DM was... unique. Given my newness to the game, and both of our desire to tell a good Story, he worked with me to create a character that I would have fun playing. This resulted in him creating a custom playable race based on an Incubus, as well as creating a custom class which he called a Mystic Warrior. It was basically an Arcane Paladin, or similar to what we've seen in recent editions with Fighters that can cast Wizard Spells. Even though there was no need to, because of my background in story writing at that point, I wrote a several page backstroy for this character. He was quite an angsty demon that wasn't evil like his brethren and found their wickedness rather unnecessary. After some time being effectively a social outcast in the Abyss, he eventually escaped to start his own life on the Material Plane, as a Hero no less.

His name was Saratek; a name I created from scratch while being bored sitting in study hall.

And that is the abridged version of my very first character.
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My first character was kind of complicated for me. I've always been a writer, but I actually drew the first character I ever made for an RPG long before he had a name or a backstory. His name was Elidark Galalo (Nightwhisper, for you who don't speak Elvish), and he was an elven nobleman who stole from the competing houses and gave to the poor. He was a rogue/wizard build, and he wore a mask when he went out to steal, soon known as the Immortal Shadow.

I made this character in 2014, while I was still hesitant getting into D&D. I was given a copy of the PHB by a friend's dad and read it cover to cover, quickly followed by the DMG. Most people tell me they couldn't have done that without falling asleep, but something about it just appealed to me, despite the fact that I haven't been able to do it with any other system or even textbooks. I guess there's a reason it's The World's Greatest Roleplaying Game.
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