WISH 61: Characters for Other People

Come up with a character concept for one to three other gamers you know. System, genre, stats (if you even bother with stats) up to you. How did the gamer(s) influence the concept(s) you came up with? Would you play the character(s) you came up with yourself?

I’d like to see ***Dave play a Strong Group Leader type — pick your genre. Dave’s characters (well, the one’s I’ve encountered thus far) tend to be either loners (Edward, Selene, Sian) or ‘support’ characters (Shishiko, Dag, Hantor, Luciel, et cetera). That said, I remember a couple of Alter-amber sessions where Edward was cast in the role of Amber’s One True and Trustworthy Defender, Servant to MyLadytheQueen, and 100% Paladin material. A Leader. Dave pulled it off beautifully, going so far as to knock the Queen out and have her carried bodily from the battlefield to keep her from harm. It makes me think something like that would be fun to see in something a bit more long term.
For different reasons, I’d like to see Lee playing a do-gooder. Not necessarily a Leader, as above, but someone who’s inherently moral and honorable. It isn’t a question (to me) as to whether he could do it, I’d just like to watch.
I know I’m supposed to do three, but that’s what springs to mind at the moment.


  1. Oh, I was also supposed to mention how I’d play them myself.
    Well, I tend to gravitate toward leader-types a lot, so that’s not much of a stretch: Gwydion (as a charismatic type) tends to move into the ‘spokesperson’ role quickly, which means he also ends up leading discussions, and I’m doing something similar with Dylan (with less success at present).
    It’s been awhile since I’ve played a really hard-core do-gooder, but Conner d’Avillez was definitely one of those, and one of my favorite characters. To a certain extent, Jacob might be seen in that light, except that he does MUCH more questionable things. My do-gooders have lately mutated into “Do anything for the cause”-ers.
    Not quite sure what that indicates.

  2. Huh. That’s … an interesting observation.
    Dave’s characters … tend to be either loners … or ‘support’ characters ….
    Mm-hmmm. Hmmm.
    I’d make an observation about “playing to type,” but that would be trite.
    But I’ll definitely keep it in mind next character I put together. (And damned fine remembrance of Edward as the Queen’s Own. I’d forgotten about that.)

  3. Lee sooooooort of played a do-gooder as Angus in Amber.
    Hah. Attach a little-girl character to him to protect. You’ll get a do-gooder character.

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