|Bill Nye 924|
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Sometimes things can be more entertaining with fewer words. As the title says, What is your favorite backstory for a character you've had, whether for humorous reasons or just because it was a good backstory. Feel free to explain it afterwords if you want, but try to condense it at first just for fun :D
"Crotchety, wannabe deity killer that might actually have a chance through sheer stubbornness and ire."
"Born a pawn, desires the mundane, defies the divine as a calling."
"The anti-murder hobo - unless they are celestials."
"Calm and collected - until the rampage. Cold fury is more terrifying than fiery fury."
They are all for the same character, I could not decide which was most fitting. xD
"Terrible Drow Spider-Man escapes Darklands. Is excellent assassin but refuses to kill anyone."
"Kobold assassin sent to kill Drow Spider-Man. Becomes best friend."
"Gambler gets eyes stolen to pay debts. Becomes divination wizard. Always sees it coming."
Edit: Had another one for the wizard!
"Divination wizard gives up Transmutation and Conjuration. Still somehow a buffs mage."
For my Starfinder character: "Convinced his being kidnapped was just the beginning of a new season of Planetary Survivor."
For my proposed Preservationist Alchemist: "He wants to be the very best, like no one ever was."
Barbarian wants to become more civilised, ironically grows more monstrous instead.
This was my PFS experiment that went remarkably well. I started with a level of Barbarian, then went into Alchemist. I originally only wanted to dip, but Alchemist became sweeter and sweeter. Eventually it became an Alchemist with a Barbarian dip, rather than the other way around. Anyway, the backstory I made was that she wants to join civilisation and distances herself from her Barbarian roots by picking up levels of Alchemist. Then I gave her extra arms and a second head, and started using Monstrous Physique. I like the irony at work.
|Darigaaz the Igniter|
"Ever since I was apprenticed to a dwarf brewer, I prefer Cayden's temples to Sarenrae's." (My Qadiran rogue who started with Fortified Drinker, and later dipped cleric.)
"I am the living rock who guards the tombs of my ancestors." (Scarab Sage oread brawler/living monolith.)
"How will they know I study the stars if I don't wear as many as I can?" (Heavens shaman in home game, who advertises his profession as a fortune teller by covering his skin and robes with stars and astrological signs.)
1. I was sculpted from mud, left half-finished in a pie pan. The gods' children forgot to apologize.
2. This axe is my father.
Don't you mean, your father's?
3. I came from dragons.
No, the other end. I come to fertilize the faith of disciples.
4. I was birthed from a volcano. After that, life cooled a bit.
5. Love never dies. My parents, my children, are still with me.
Aren't you a necromancer?
Laird IceCubez wrote:
Got bit by 6 different types of vampires.
GM allowed this character. He regrets it.
Sounds like this really came back to bite the GM in the rear . . . .
It was for a joke campaign to kill time since one of our usual players couldn't make it for our usual campaign, so we ran a monster campaign.
Enter Venn Pyre: a dhampir with 6 different vampire templates.
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My "young mothers two-pack":
Single mom works as magic cop, teaches child magic on the side. This is from that Riddleport Watch campaign thread
Woman only remembers she had a child after finding the altar she sacrificed her on. This would be part of my Strange Aeons Occultist's "gap year. FUN!
Other AP PCs:
George Smiley called, he wants his schtick back. War for the Crown
Man sets out to make sure no one has the same awful childhood he did. Curse of the Crimson Throne
Monsters attack man for no reason, so he gives them a reason. Rise of the Runelords
Venture Captain Lemtwist Bratham Mallentwine Flannelfoot Smyth Olgen Jeebs Nathers Bingham the Third... I'ma Sparker. (that's fifteen words, right?)
I am Grog. This is my Scyth. This lifemate, Oomph. Son, Oops. Daughter, Uh Oh.
Halfling deposited on table. "He's your problem now!" Has green grease paint on hands and face. "I'm a Goblin!!"
"Aye Oh... It's Me, Evelyn." Nice grrl with Pink hair. "I have my Wayfinder, Seeeeeeeeeeee." (Beginning spoofing Baulder's Gate character Imowen)
Bird person monk that denotes "Ka" behind every sentence. Ka.
"Hello. I'm Randoff Scott." Smile.
You see a robed person with a journal and readied pen. "Charles Hesterfield Ravenfjorde. And you are...?"