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    I've only played any tabletop RPG with DM's who stick to the player's handbook, which isn't how I'd like to roll, but I do my best with what I'm given

    My last character in such a game was a half-orc druid who had been in a terrible fire and hideously mutilated, basically looking more like a corpse. He wore a burlap bag over his head and at one point I replaced it with an old-timey diving helmet! Early on the only spell I kept getting any use out of was summon swarm and ONLY if I summoned bats, so I ran with that and only did anything bat-related. Dire bat companion, dire bat wildshape, summon dire bats...I wound up the most dangerous member of the party with all the damn bats. I got us out of so many problems with the bat swarms, causing hilarious bat-related pandemonium and a lot of civilian casualties.

    And though I'm hopelessly creature-obsessed, I realized that no alien I chose in the Star Wars RPG could actually be considered bizarre within the Star Wars universe, and I really like to weird out the NPC's, you know? So I opted for a droid character, made him a smuggler/pirate type, gave him all the swiss-army-knife action of an artoo unit, and chose the outer casing of a Power or "Gonk" droid with hidden wheels in its feet for Gumby-like mobility. We only played two games but everyone seemed to have a blast with my character. After all, it was a pirate disguised as a giant car battery.

    The best thing ever was when I tried to pretend I was an ordinary gonk droid to fool a couple of guards, and just to be fair, I was asked to do a bluff check but still given a pretty big bonus to it. I had to roll a 1 to fail. I rolled a 1. We had a grand old time figuring out HOW I could have failed. I think one of the guards felt that my gonking was a little off, and he knew his gonks.

    I actually do have a D&D character in mind already in case I'm ever given a RIDICULOUS amount of leeway: someone who escaped half-way through the horrible rituals of the Meenlocks, one of my top five favorite monsters. Half-insect, all insane.
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    I came very close to getting to play a Bard who vehemently denies that his spells are actually magic. Unfortunately, the campaign collapsed first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I came very close to getting to play a Bard who vehemently denies that his spells are actually magic. Unfortunately, the campaign collapsed first.
    i demand that this plan is brought to fruitition!

    he'll i'd DM myself if half the bizarre concepts in this thread were fleshed out properly. It would be the worst, non-optimised party ever... who all got XP and +1 cookies for delivering whitty lines and failing quests in a comedic manner

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    If it's PbP, I'm actually up for this, I think the whole thing would be ridiculously fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xPANCAKEx View Post
    i demand that this plan is brought to fruitition!

    he'll i'd DM myself if half the bizarre concepts in this thread were fleshed out properly. It would be the worst, non-optimised party ever... who all got XP and +1 cookies for delivering whitty lines and failing quests in a comedic manner
    Sounds like a great idea. We should try to get this together.

    As for the bard, he was actually quite scared of casters and of magic in general, and would have been terrified of himself had he ever admitted to himself that all those happy coincidences that just happened to occur in his presence were actually magical effects caused by him.

    EDIT: Although I don't have the book for it, what would be really funny would be to take him into Sublime Chord so he'd be casting focused and still in self-denial.
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    I fighter who specializes in fighting with spiked armor.
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    I know there are probably much better out there, but right now I'm playing a (4e) Tiefling Wizard focusing on Cold spells, to the point that he cannot cast fire spells (including using prestidigitation to light candles). His skin is changing from Red to Blue and his horns are becoming crystalline. The process happens a little more with each level. Almost all of his spells have something to do with ice, and the ones that don't I'm trying to fluff into the icy realm. (Shield creates a plate of ice bearing his diety Erathis's symbol (AC bonus), and creates ice on his feet (Reflex bonus).)
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    In no particular order:

    - A gnome Barbarian armed with two straight-razors who had an unusual form of autism, whereby certain bright colours, loud noises, or soft fabrics would send him into a rage.

    - A blind tatooist psion, who could imitate sight with the Hear Light power and the Blingsight 5' radius feat (one of my favourite character concepts ever).

    - A Kobold Paladin who worshipped a regular-sized rat, who when it walked, the ground shook. That was its only god-like power. Longest running character ever. He started out as a fighter who just thought he was a paladin, but eventually became a real one after serving his god tirelessly and unquestioningly for so long. :P

    - A human fighter with multiple personalities. One personality was a wizard (he only thought he could cast spells), another was a fighter, another was an extremely bigotted paladin, the last was a cloaker.

    - There's also a monk in my game at the moment who cut off his ears, nose, and lips for reasons as of yet unexplained....
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    My current campaign includes, as far as intresting characters go
    A Guitar Hero: Actually a Psychic warrior going into Sonokineticist (Pyrokineticist refluffed for sonic attacks instead of fire), he as a guitar that is more like a mobile arsenal. It only actually functions as a guitar because of a modified "Ghost Sounds" spell placed on it.

    A Soulknife named Iv (he is the result of an experiment conducted by the organization the PC's work for, he was subject #4) who can't speak, but has a mindlink with another character (Kobold combat trapsmith/rogue) who rides around in his backpack and speaks for him. The two players sit next too each other and the Soulknife leans over and whispers anything he wants said in the Kobold's ear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Sounds like a great idea. We should try to get this together.

    As for the bard, he was actually quite scared of casters and of magic in general, and would have been terrified of himself had he ever admitted to himself that all those happy coincidences that just happened to occur in his presence were actually magical effects caused by him.

    EDIT: Although I don't have the book for it, what would be really funny would be to take him into Sublime Chord so he'd be casting focused and still in self-denial.
    Actually that sounds like fun.

    But itís been my experience that combat heavy games donít work so well pbp. With that in mind I think itíd work out well as a (mostly) Rp focused campaign.

    But who's willing to DM such a game?

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    We formed a new campaign today of 5 people..our party is very bizarre.

    A Human Paladin who worships a god that exists only in his own mind. When praying he talks to himself and holds both sides of the conversation. When he does the god voice he speaks with "thy" and such.

    A NE Halfling Wizard who has convinced the Paladin (the leader) that he is NG for the purpose of escaping the Thieves Guild, to whom he ows a large sum of money and the local monastary, which he may or may not have vandalized.

    A Human Cleric who requires that anyone who wants her to cast a spell convert to her religion, but she does not require that you stick to it. Basicly you can hit her up for healing, then just resign the religion.

    An Elf Rogue who refuses to actually steal anything. She just uses her skills to "keep up with the real theives."

    Finnaly, Myself, a Dwarf Fighter who is a recovering alchoholic. He wears a pendant that is from the setting's equivalent of AA. If he sees anyone else drinking he attacks them in an attempt to purify them of the "evil toxin"
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    But who's willing to DM such a game?
    i had a campaign in mind that i never got to use - would run from level 1 to about level 12-14 at most? It was going to be a pretty straight faced city campaign for some friends (basically to introduce them to DnD and also to ease me into my first spot of DMing), but the juxtaposition would make it even more fun - a heroic party of misfits and bumbling idiots

    it would be core-only (phb, dmg, mm1), RP-orientated, although still with a bit of battling it out every now and again, and power gaming would regularly result in freak rockslides.

    IF i can work out a way to make it a viable pbp campaign, and IF everyone is willing to put up with a noobie DM (or some kind soul would be willing to co-DM with me - i've got pretty much the whole story plotted out in my head, just need a bit of help on the crunch side of things from time to time), i'd happily run/co-run it as a campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xPANCAKEx View Post
    i demand that this plan is brought to fruitition!

    he'll i'd DM myself if half the bizarre concepts in this thread were fleshed out properly. It would be the worst, non-optimised party ever... who all got XP and +1 cookies for delivering whitty lines and failing quests in a comedic manner
    This would work best for paranoia

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    Another great concept: Duergar are immune to poisons.

    So, a Duergar monk who fights naked and lathers himself with contact poisons beforehand.

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    Another great concept: Duergar are immune to poisons.

    So, a Duergar monk who fights naked and lathers himself with contact poisons beforehand.
    I think the enemy would fear a naked dwarven grappler WAAAAAY before they even realised he was poisoned
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    I think the enemy would fear a naked dwarven grappler WAAAAAY before they even realised he was poisoned
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    The party concepts in the PbP I'm in right now are at the lowest level of bizareness, but all together they can be rather wierd.

    - I'm playing a homebrew bard; in-game he's a holy servant to the saints of war, thieves with hearts of gold and knowledge. Oh, and he has Int 16/Wis 8. He talks a lot, either his brain going on auto-pilot or Obfuscating Stupidity.
    - One of the warlocks is an Eladrin who can talk to fey. Only he can see the fairies flying about, and he often appears to be holding a vigorous conversation with empty air.
    - The other warlock believes he's a scholar first and foremost. Even though the stars have given him knowledge beyond human ken, he can control it and keep himself sane. Or at least we hope.
    - The Paladin worships a goddess of art and insanity, and is head-in-the-clouds insane. We wears plate armor, a longsword at his side... and a purple tophat given to him by his goddess. Oh, and he really does talk to himself.

    The Elf Fighter and the human Ranger are the only ones that act sane all the time. And the elf is a subversion of the "live in the forest close to nature" elves, he's from a germanic mechanized mountain region that is closer to magitech than the trees and the birds.
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    I think the enemy would fear a naked dwarven grappler WAAAAAY before they even realised he was poisoned
    This just completely made my day
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    Duergar are immune to poisons.
    So, a Duergar monk who fights naked and lathers himself with contact poisons beforehand.
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    A normal LG paliden who worships an evil god that he thinks is a good god.

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    A normal LG paliden who worships an evil god that he thinks is a good god.
    So like a normal Paladin of Pelor basically?

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    So like a normal Paladin of Pelor basically?
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    A mage that sticks to Wild West cliches - The Wizard with No Name. Flattened, broad-brimmed hat, stubble, dusty dusty serapo-style robes, wand in the holster, a sawn-off staff, flask of whiskey...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck_II View Post
    So like a normal Paladin of Pelor basically?
    Well, I ment more along the lines of a god everyone else knows is evil which could lead to fun situations like this:

    (Town under attack from undead, people screaming and running in fear.)
    Paliden: Fear not good town folk for I, Malcior champion of Veckna, have arrived.
    (People stare in scilence for a moment, then scream louder, and run in absoulte terror.)
    Paliden: Why does every one always run from be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draco Dracul View Post
    Well, I ment more along the lines of a god everyone else knows is evil which could lead to fun situations like this:

    (Town under attack from undead, people screaming and running in fear.)
    Paliden: Fear not good town folk for I, Malcior champion of Veckna, have arrived.
    (People stare in scilence for a moment, then scream louder, and run in absoulte terror.)
    Paliden: Why does every one always run from be?
    His reports to the clergy would probably raise a few eyeballs.
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    His reports to the clergy would probably raise a few eyeballs.
    i imagine his reports getting bounced back and forth between the two churches

    "no no, i do believe this letter was intended for you"
    "be gone filth, i don't wish to read reports of your steps to hold back our plans"
    "but he is clearly paying reverance to your god"
    "reverence?!? who cares about reverance? he's been killing undead"
    "so?"
    "who from our church would KILL undead - we want more of them!"
    "but he seems to think you want less"
    "oh shut up. be gone!"
    "well thats no way to talk to someone trying to do you a favour"
    "what favour? sending us false and confusing letters. Hes one of your lot. Take him back"
    "but he's writing to your lot"
    "oh shut up"

    it would go very monty python very quickly

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    it would go very monty python very quickly
    Is that a bad thing?

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    Is that a bad thing?
    No, probably not.

    Might mean it'd get very offensive and silly, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaje View Post
    A dwarf who's not a drunken Scotsman.
    I tried a drunken chinese dwarf once. The koreans thought it was hilarious, everyone else got offended.

    That was probably pushed along by my "I'm tired of this character and feeding it a dragon" bit, where my parting words reminded everyone to run _now_, he'd only get hungry again in half an hour.

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    My strangest character concepts were:

    1) A pixie wizard who was utterly convinced that he was Orcus, Demon Prince of the Undead.

    2) A lawful good puppetter (3.0 psionics). He sometimes leaned more towards the lawful than the good, but the creatures he dominated were well-treated. In the end, he had to be retired because he was generating a following NPCs that more than doubled the size of the party (via psionic domination, psionic charm, and good-old Diplomacy).

    3) Another parasite/worm character for a GURPS game. This one could only dominate the host but could still charm or otherwise interact with other characters via psionics. The character was a pretty nice guy, actually, despite being a parasitic alien telepath serving as a scout for planetary invasion!

    4) I played a horse-sized gem dragon (homebrew) in a StarWars game (used the Alternity system). My breath weapon was a burst/cone of electrical energy that caused synaptic static in humanoid targets, rendering them unconscious. Because of some short-sightedness on the part of myself and the DM, I ended up with an ability to absorb energy damage, thereby making me immune to damage from blasters and my natural armor was high enough that I was effectively immune to pretty much all impact weapons, too. And I had a body tank! Unfortunately, it wasn't long before the DM figured out his mistake and my body tank went bye-bye in a similar fashion to Tony Stark's cave-model in the Ironman movie. *CRASH!*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemper Boyd View Post
    Another great concept: Duergar are immune to poisons.

    So, a Duergar monk who fights naked and lathers himself with contact poisons beforehand.
    Would end up looking as a classical greek classical age wrestler, or a oil wrestler. Or a charging male stripper.

    The thought is just.. so.. hilarious. hahaha!

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