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    Default A wizard offers you a deal.

    You can wake up tomorrow morning as your favorite RPG character you've ever played, at the inn or wherever you started your first campaign.

    Give up your old life, everyone you know and love won't be affected by your abscence.

    Deal or no deal?

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    Deal. Immortality (which he'd have) is worth any sacrifice. Magic and a cool world with things to be discovered is a nice bonus on top.
    "Après la vie - le mort, après le mort, la vie de noveau.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felandria View Post
    You can wake up tomorrow morning as your favorite RPG character you've ever played, at the inn or wherever you started your first campaign.

    Give up your old life, everyone you know and love won't be affected by your abscence.

    Deal or no deal?
    I wake up as a 9th level Archivist in a small library (up to 5th level spells) near a landmark similar to Stonehenge called a "Touchstone".

    Hmmm... Yeah... I'd do it
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    Deal i get to be an immortal superpowered mage.
    If necromancy is wrong i dont want to be right.

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    On one hand, that character is a paladin, and I don't know if I have the moral fortitude to actually *be* a paladin. On the other hand, that character found the love of his life and married her, which is better than I have done so far.
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    No deal. I love my family and I wouldn't trade spending my life with them for anything.

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    Before time skip?

    An 19'th level elven wizard, protector of the land, right hand of the sultan and owner of atleast three fiefdoms

    After time skip

    A 500 year old elven wizard of >20 levels, owner of half the desert kingdoms and the right hand man of the sultan with no telling how many wives, children and grandchildren.

    Ah. Azif Aram al Rashid... I miss you.
    My friends hated him, I played him pretty much like Flanders without the religious influence. If you ever see a desert elf who shouts Hi, neighbor!, run.

    Hell yes, I'd take that deal...
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    I roll to disbelieve the Wizard.

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    I find out what the catch is, and if they tell me there isn't one, they're lying.
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    Deal. Sanity and morality be damned. First level sorc who took over half the civilized world by level 5, and then became a dragon by level 10. Beats an English major.

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    Only if I can take my wife with me.

    Though tbh, I'd be more than a little suspicious of what's in it for the wizard.

    Also, a wizard in front of me means that magic is real. I'm gonna have to find me some resources on the subject and figure out how to do it myself.
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    Default Re: A wizard offers you a deal.

    My favorite character sold his sanity, his soul, his honour, his laughter, his flesh, his mind and his friends in an endless stream of celestial schemes in a vain, hopless grab for power, leaving him a withered, broken thing, alone and hated, scrambling to escape his debtors, whom he had promised far to much, only to be killed by those he betrayed, his soul ripped to pieces and fought over by al manner of demons, broken gods and twisted darkness until the end of time.
    So, no, not really. Also, who would feed my cat if I disappeared?

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    "Never trust a wizard."

    Plus I don't know which character I'd pick. Conventional wisdom says "the most powerful one," but the more powerful characters come with more dangerous baggage.
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    Default Re: A wizard offers you a deal.

    I'd end up being a 76 year old woman in the late 1920s. I'd have a shaky sanity, would have seen most of my friends die or be driven mad, and would have awful, but necessary acts on my conscience, including torture, murder, and the deaths of numerous innocents through my mistakes and actions. I would have the essential knowledge that the Cthulhu Mythos exists and would have recently lost my religious faith. I would have extremely powerful and incredibly angry enemies, some of whom are immortal, and at least one of whom is a god.

    However, I would also know magical spells, be an expert markswoman, and be extremely wealthy. I would have the gratitude of the future ruler of Kenya and the authorities in Japan, Shanghai, England and my native USA, where I would also be something of a celebrity, not to mention various other powerful and influential groups. I would have the satisfaction of having saved countless lives and stopped numerous unspeakable evils, and having had the adventure of a lifetime. I would have the allegiance of a cult of the goddess Bast and possibly the blessings of the goddess herself, which may include drastically increased longevity.

    It would be a very difficult decision.

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    Eh. My most favourite character is Findelwald Tungsten, a gnomish archivist-scout-artificer-factotum-something whose defining features are being able to tell endless anecdotes, having been to most places in the infinite multiverse somehow and surviving unlikely situations while being always cheerful. I'd be fine.
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    Après le monde - le gris; après le gris - le monde de nouveau.
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    Default Re: A wizard offers you a deal.

    What, trade in the ability to play any PC I want to for one of them, and get to feel all their pain? No thanks. Besides, I might be given to question my DM's competence.
    Most importantly, I quite like my life as is.
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    Default Re: A wizard offers you a deal.

    ...I don't know that I could really pick a favorite.

    Besides... I know full well there can be... consequences.
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    An immortal Epic level warlock without useing Homebrew who lives as a adventurer in Sigil or a Ghost Dragon [Dont Ask] Fighter who currently 'lives and works' on a island overrun by undead and covered in snow working against the empire with some rebels whilst being drawn in increasingly dangerous situatuions, or a recently turned Human Vampire Rouge who works for the leader of the Undead in that situation, of whom the last two are both friends and the first two both share names.

    So short version:
    Immortal, Highly Powerful, access to the entire multiverse, subject to endless pain with access to so much. Like Psychic Reformation, with a possibility of re choosing classes if I beg really nice.
    In a crappy situation likely to die. Best friend turned recently, looking for an out.
    Recently turned and moderatly powerful vampie looking for a way out and a way to safely contact her friend, also being able to walk around in sunlight due to magic... Oh, and of course, hunted as a undead and needing human blood.

    Maybe, No... No becuase I don't have access the plane shift...

    And that maybe is a very close maybe leaning towards no. So, what's the wizard getting out of this? [Investigate!]
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    No way. For two reasons. Firstly, I love the life I live now, I love my family and friends. The life I've built is a good one. Secondly, I don't think I've ever built a character without some kind of mental weakness, from PTSD to the inability to trust to just pathological lying. I don't think it would be worth trading both things just for a more exciting/powerful life.

    Now if I could convince the wizard to both take me and some choice people and to let me build the character I'm going to be turned into before leaving, then sure! But that's not really in spirit of the deal.
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    I would end up buried under a mountain, guarded by a paranoid warden who hates my guts for no fault of my own. Even if I could get free, my fate would be that of an exile fighting off increasingly powerful heartless monsters until I succumb or become one myself.

    My life might not be so good, but there's only one answer to this question: "hahaha NO".

    My characters usually start bad and end up worse, because I like inflicting tragedy on them. Or their hopeful grab for ultimate cosmic power is ended prematurely by sudden and awful death. So this deal kinda doesn't work for me.
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    Some of you missed the part where you wake up wherever you started with the character, meaning you start from the beginning, so if your favorite character met a gruesome fate, you can now avoid it.

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    I didn't.
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    Hmmmm......would have to be Bregga maleus; Pirate king of the new dawn, level 16 fighter4/rogue3/weapon master 9 or Vincent hawthorne; protector of the realm, lvl 13 Swordsage 4/Warblade 5/ Rogue 4/

    of the two I prefer vincent, but either would be fine really. As for my life.....Its good, very good, but the chance to live in another world full of mysteries and things just waiting to be explored.... thats a very tempting life.

    Ultimately, I would say yes I think. I have very little communication with loved ones so....eh,why not.
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    Since my favorite RPG character was an Infernal Exalted who became a Bodhisattva embodiment of the Shining Answer, I would bring ultimate Justice and Theodicy to the Omniverse that exalts all beings and answers suffering with the answer that consigns it to falsehood forevermore. Everyone would gain everything at the cost of nothing, and so I would still have my old life and loved ones simultaneously and everyone would have everything they've ever wanted and needed, and would DESERVE those rewards, and so all beings would enjoy the Game of Life eternally.

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    Default Re: A wizard offers you a deal.

    A definite "no" for any of my D&D characters. They're all dissimilar enough from me that it would be too jarring - both for me and their companions (who would probably think I was possessing them or something and try to get me banished).

    On the other hand, my Champions Online character I played ages ago would be awesome since he was pretty much just a "close enough" version of me with super powers.

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    so, my life versus my favorite? which one?

    halfling paladin on a warpony, pink mohawk proudly raised, wearing a pink and black tabard, smiting evil with a mace and being immune to everything?

    downside: i hate horses irl, and i'm short enough as it is without dropping to 2ft8in. oh, and greyhawk, near the temple of elementary evil.

    a troll paladin too stupid to realize he's meant to be evil instead of saving his buddies' lives time and time again and getting buildings dropped on him to no effect?

    downside: 8ft tall and carnivorous... yeah. not without my buddies to act as faces.

    an invisible killing machine creating logic-defying poisons, immune to poisons, sickness and aging?

    downside: it's warhammer, so "crapsack world" barely covers it. i'm a chameleon skink in the heart of the empire. for all intents and purposes, i've got Rincewind from discworld meets zero no tsukaima as an adopted mommy (hapless mage who makes things go boom). and i'm the emergency rations.

    tough call, but i'd have too much fun wreaking havoc in warhammer's old world. either irl or my loyal poisoner lizard for me.
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    The opportunity to be a character who was basically a carbon copy of me with different colored hair and, unlike myself, had a level configuration consisting of sorcerer5/favoredsoul5/mysticthuerge10/EPIC!mysticthuerge10. I find this isn't a very hard decision, of course I would take the deal.

    Although to be fair I do wonder just how I would act with that much, primarily destructive, magic at my fingertips. It's probably not something to worry about much.
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    ...I don't know that I could really pick a favorite.

    Besides... I know full well there can be... consequences.
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    My favorite character by time invested is CHARNAME from Baldur's Gate II. No thanks. I like being married, reasonably successful, and living in Texas with no enemies and a reasonable amount of firepower to repulse any attackers with. 5 Magic Missiles once every six seconds would be a step backwards.

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    Default Re: A wizard offers you a deal.

    Ok, revaluations, the last to characters get viciously tortured then escape very narrowly to live as wandering vagabonds for the rest of their lives, also known as PC Dom.

    The first character instead has to live in isolation for the first part of her life from a god level demon guarded by a fey prince whose insane only with the assistame of her mum, then as a safety measure when found, accidentally gets sent to sigil, living on the streets as a warlock leading into adulthood, followed by the dangerous life of a Sicilian based adventurer.

    Make thar a definate no on both parts.
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    That would be a negatory. Even if they were unaffected much by my absence, walking out on your groups without a word is a fail. Same with other forums and family.

    That said, if I had time to put the word out...sure why not?
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