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titansfan

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Back in action.....but, but, but....
« on: January 05, 2017, 12:08:35 PM »
Just coming back from a long hiatus from the game.  I've played super SUPER sporadically because I haven't been able to find a concept I absolutely love.  So, I'm curious to know some strategies or roles that have gotten people back on the bandwagon. I still love the game and am excited to jump back in,  but I think I just have a ton of ideas in my head and can't pick one.  Talking to others helps my processing!  Thanks in advance!

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Riev

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 12:21:13 PM »
Honestly, don't pick something combat-oriented. If you want to "get into" the game, try for something that doesn't require you to spend 10days played to "git gud".

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Zenith

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 12:22:29 PM »
I routinely HATE all my new PCs. They're boring, I don't have their personality figured out, they don't have friends, and my play feels erratic and off putting. I struggle through the first three weeks, and by then I feel like I've got a handle on them and am drawn into their lives. So make sure you give yourself time to settle into your new PC before giving up again.

As you're coming back from a break, I'd suggest writing up someone with the intention of joining a clan. Any clan! It's much easier to get into the swing of a new character when you have people to play with.

titansfan

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 12:27:34 PM »
I'm a very into the thick of things player.  I like being a part of things happening and that for the longest time is where I found my most enjoyable characters.  I appreciate the advice!
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nauta

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 12:29:24 PM »
The first few RL weeks are tough for me too.  I find that my character comes to life through interacting with others, and it takes just that one other character to really make it click.

I tend to get my inspiration from a character in literature or on TV.  What if this person were plopped down in Zalanthas?  Things quickly spiral out of control from there.
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Reiloth

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 01:03:18 PM »
The political game in Allanak is on an uptick.
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BadSkeelz

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 02:12:38 PM »
I recommend a character concept that makes you laugh at some level. If I don't laugh at least once during character creation at something ridiculous about my PC it's probably not going to last very long.
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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 02:25:48 PM »
You usually can't go wrong with the Byn! Except when it's not active... but right now it is.  ;D

Miradus

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 04:05:50 PM »
I recommend a character concept that makes you laugh at some level. If I don't laugh at least once during character creation at something ridiculous about my PC it's probably not going to last very long.

I'm the same way. Most of my characters have to be somewhat amusing, at least to me, or I lose interest in them. And when I lose interest I start upping my risk factor trying to get it back until the inevitable happens.

Better all around if they're fun to play from the beginning.

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 04:08:50 PM »
I recommend a character concept that makes you laugh at some level. If I don't laugh at least once during character creation at something ridiculous about my PC it's probably not going to last very long.

I'm the same way. Most of my characters have to be somewhat amusing, at least to me, or I lose interest in them. And when I lose interest I start upping my risk factor trying to get it back until the inevitable happens.

Better all around if they're fun to play from the beginning.

On that note, you could always consider playing something... weird. A midget Bynner! Or a half-giant bard who dresses in silks.

Bushranger

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 04:54:07 PM »
On that note, you could always consider playing something... weird. A midget Bynner! Or a half-giant bard who dresses in silks.

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Miradus

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 04:56:41 PM »

Even when I'm not playing something weird ... I'm something weird.

Riev

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Re: Back in action.....but, but, but....
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 04:56:58 PM »
On that note, you could always consider playing something... weird. A midget Bynner! Or a half-giant bard who dresses in silks.

A gemmed elementalist who is a pickpocket and a master bard! They use misdirection, sleight of hand, steal, plant and hide to achieve their "Magick"

Along this line, a pickpocket who doesn't "steal" but uses plant and steal as a side-show act. Follow the ball, etc.

I did this once, but it didn't last long. Imagine ACTUALLY hiding that Wind of Truth up your sleeve, and then getting caught? Or did the OTHER guy get caught? Now if only you could force-roll dice.
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