Day 8 — Favorite character I have played?
Well, this is a tough one. In almost 40 years of “playing” this game, I’ve only actually played it as a player character a handful of times.
I’ve always been the Dungeon Master, for better or worse.
So, to pick a favorite character is a rough one, so I guess I’ll go with my first: Wyrmfang the Fighter.
He had excellent strength, decent constitution and wisdom, average dexterity and intelligence. His dump stat was charisma which I played off as childhood scars from the cruel hand of a slave master I’d escaped from.
Wyrmfang had ambitions of being a mercenary. He was Lawful Neutral, but had I played him longer than a few sessions, Evil tendencies would have reared their head.
I was determined to play him as cold, calculating, and selfish. A team player, but putting his needs above anyone else.
I rolled up Wyrmfang at Brent Smith’s dining room table just before my first actual game played with the Oak Hill Dungeons & Dragons Club.
They were in the middle of Against the Giants, tackling G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl, and as I was new to their Club they made me roll up a first level character.
Needless to say, I spent most of that adventure hiding behind rocks as we were pelted by massive boulders.
It was a great experience and I one I recall fondly… but ultimately the other side of the screen called me back and it’s pretty much where I’ve stayed.