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Character Backstory & Secret
« on: August 16, 2011, 08:09:44 AM »
Hi all!
For a new campaignthat's starting up in about a week my DM wants me to play a character with some sort of secret.  This would have the sole purpose of getting my group to actually start some real roleplaying, as we a re the munchkiniest group of people on the planet.  I was thinking stuff like being a werewolf, but not in the actual templatey sense.  I imagine this character as having a classical case of lycanthropy, where he has to chain himself up every full moon or end up devouring his family and friends.  My other idea is that my character has a tsochari living inside him.  However, he can't get rid of it through normal means (for some unknown as of now reason) and has to keep it docile through potions of some sort.  For more context, the character I'm planning to build would be a Feral (from savage species) half-minotaur fighter/barbarian melee combatant.  I'm still not too sure of what to use as a class, or even as the base race.  So if anyone has any cool ideas, they would be highly appreciated.   

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Re: Character Backstory & Secret
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 11:33:10 AM »
Eberron elans are people with quori criminals sealed inside them, so that seems to fit.
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Re: Character Backstory & Secret
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 06:56:21 AM »
Your possessed by some outsider, angel, demon, devil, janii etc, which gives you some small bonus once a day in exchange for dominating you for a few rounds a day. Idea from an item my DM made, a helm that dominated the player once a day to do some kind of chaotic action, in exchange for getting an extra standard action (4e). Build something up along those lines, have the party witness you under the influence so to speak, and then have to work your way free of it.


Another idea, this one ripped straight from the pages of Forgotten Realms lore, is to have your lycanthropy be an even greater curse then it already is. Make it like the curse Kelemvor had, where every time he committed a selfless act (something without a material benefit for him) he turned into a panther until he killed someone, or some amount of time passed, can't remember the exact untriggering. That would be another fun way to have the party meet up with you, perhaps change the trigger event, something purely for profit, a deed that was pure good/evil/law/chaos, committing a sexual act  :devil etc. The possibilities are endless

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Re: Character Backstory & Secret
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 12:51:00 PM »
Be a powerful demon that was imprisoned in a newborn in the hopes of redeeming it through experiencing life. Now the child matures and finds himself with strange memories and urges, not knowing that he is the demon to begin with.
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Re: Character Backstory & Secret
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 04:47:41 PM »
Be a powerful demon that was imprisoned in a newborn in the hopes of redeeming it through experiencing life. Now the child matures and finds himself with strange memories and urges, not knowing that he is the demon to begin with.
ooooooohhhhhh that's a good one  :D
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