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Fun is Mandatory
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You want to play a WHAT?!?

You want to play a WHAT?!?

What is the strangest/goofiest/most bizarre character concept you have ever played, seen played, or seen suggested?

Posted on 2007-10-18 at 19:13:26.

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I'll start this off...

One of the very first games I ever DMed featured a guy who wanted to play a blue-skinned, half dwarf, half cloud giant. Yeah.

I wondered how such a match was even physically possible - chromosone differences and other such generic concerns aside - and he came up with "wizard experiment" to justify it.

Actually, the character himself didn't end up too strange, but the concept really was!

Posted on 2007-10-18 at 19:22:47.

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I see your blue giant dwarf and raise you

In my first and only attempt into 3.5 edition rules. My friend wanted to play:

A Chaotic Good - Half drow, Half cambion, Ranger/Monk/Assassin with no memory of his past.

(Yeah, I'd want to forget that)

Asked with a straight face too.

Posted on 2007-10-18 at 19:48:58.
Edited on 2007-10-18 at 19:49:21 by Alacrity

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I know I have mentioned this one before...

...but he is worth bringing up again.

Once played with a guy who had an incredibly strong, incredibly disgusting, half-troll berserker-type warrior.

Disgusting? Oh, yes. Said character liked release his carnal frustrations with the corpses of enemies he killed.

As DM, I finally fixed that little habit. The party once defeated several ghouls. Against any sense whatsoever, he proceeded to "enjoy" the corpse of a rotting, diseased, undead monster.

So I felt completely justified in ruling that his character contracted an extremely serious disease that caused his flesh to rot (as well as generally debilitating him via loss of ability scores, etc).

Once he managed to get a cure, he never again practiced that form of "recreation."

Posted on 2007-10-18 at 20:07:51.

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One of my players

One of my players wanted to play a Half Gnome Half Centaur, I dismissed the idea but I couldn't keep a straight face for the, and then i was told that as a DM I had a responsibility to ensure my PC had fun so I he told me that I had to make his character.
And another person wanted to play a Half Elf exiled Paladin who had taken to carrying his victims fingers around in a glass jar.

Posted on 2007-10-18 at 20:08:08.
Edited on 2007-10-18 at 20:10:50 by Loki

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Fingers in a jar? Cool!

Yes, your job is to make the game fun, but as DM, you are the final arbiter of everything - don't forget that. If your player says the game won't be fun unless they get a +15 vorpal blade, smack them and go on.

The finger story made me think of a character I once played. Adinar Dulorn, necromancer - and serial killer. Adinar was a genius, but was also disturbed (kinda have to be to WANT to be a necromancer was my line of thinking). Like so many real life serial killers, he liked to target attractive young women, who he would murder after torturing them for an agonizingly long time.

He's then collect pieces of them - some of which he would offer as bloody sacrifices, and a select two items he would keep from each and every victim in a leather pouch he kept on his person at all times. He had a habit of slipping his fingers in the pouch to caress those body parts during regular, everyday activities.

Adinar brought out pieces of my own imagination I was scared to admit existed!

Posted on 2007-10-18 at 20:20:12.
Edited on 2007-10-18 at 20:29:42 by t_catt11

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Match, Set , Game and Point Made

You just have to use your immagination for that match If you have a horny cloud giantess and a male dwarf with delusions of gradeur, or is that delusions of adequacy. Its a match-not necessarily made in heave but what can I say.

Posted on 2007-10-18 at 20:38:27.
Edited on 2007-10-18 at 20:40:35 by Brianna

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Not All My Fault

I once made a part elf-part drow, 1/2 celestial that trained as a samurai and became a Paladin to Tyr. I had a wonderful background that fit the world and the nature of the character. The DM added a twist-a magic sword of a Nature God/Goddess that she had faught a hydra for and won that randomly changed her sex from female to male and back again at the inopportune monents.

And in one of my games someone wanter to play a Dwarf/Elf cross.

Posted on 2007-10-18 at 21:24:08.
Edited on 2007-10-18 at 21:25:06 by Brianna

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Now playing at the Red Dragon

There was a period in time when there were a lot of new players on the site, and there must have been a particular influence on them that I managed to evade....for some reason or another, everyone wanted to play a "half dragon" something or other....usually a lycanthrope.

Seriously made me doubt I would ever join another game here for a while, lol

Posted on 2007-10-19 at 02:58:37.

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hald dragons... tee hee

I didn't bother to mention all of the half dragon requests I have received over the years. I guess you're not a real munchkin until you've begged for this particular race.

Posted on 2007-10-19 at 13:23:25.

syanide shadowalker
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half dragon

the wiredest i have seen in any one of the games i have run was a half dragon half drow cleric... of course the player got to good at fighting so he thought he could kill anything... needless to say they ended up dead...

Posted on 2007-10-29 at 22:34:03.

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I had two players who never wanted to play D&D because they thought it was all about hack'n'slash and not enough of actual roleplay. Of course, they always aimed at playing sadistic psychopaths from the beginning.

The lesson from this? When you want to play hack'n'slash when your DM wants you to roleplay, make a sadistic psychopath and just tell him that you are staying in character.

Posted on 2007-10-29 at 22:40:13.

Rystefn K'ryll
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Most of my characters have some brand of weird or another to them... but there's weird and creative, and there's stupid munchkiny weird. Half-breeds of all varieties have crossed my table, templates galore, and all manner of broken senseless class mixes (comes of trying to play at a gaming store). It takes something pretty strange to really make an impact with me... Like the joker who wanted to play a friggin' wookiee in a D&D game.

Posted on 2007-11-12 at 18:56:42.

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I had a player demand to let him play an intelligent deer.

That was fun.

Posted on 2007-11-15 at 15:52:16.

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i hate to give Grugg an applaud to put him back ahead of me, but an intelligent deer pretty much takes the cake.

Posted on 2007-11-15 at 15:53:42.

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