posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 02:39 PM
Good old D&D war stories....man, with some of the guys I played with, some of our most memorable adventures were just when our characters met, or
sometimes just being in town.
One player, for some reason, always seemed bent on trying to have his character upstage mine. I never did know why. Maybe I'm just a better guy at
coming up with a high powered guy, I don't know... Wasn't just me always either...sometimes, it was the whole group.
He was determined to create a character he felt, could defeat any other group member, even though we always were to work TOGETHER in a campaign. This
never went well for him.
One time, in a RIFTS campaign (think D&D but if anything went, like cyborgs, dragons, you name it, on an alternate Earth)....he did something stupid
and died. Anyhoo, his next character, he took over a week, and was then all excited to debut it. To his credit, the damn thing was immune to all kinds
of things, except two, magical fire and mind powers. He'd shrug off bullets, lasers, etc. like they were nothing. Regular fire? No problem. Some kind
of magical cat creature, can't even remember the race.
Of course, we didn't know ANY of this, but he DID know the strengths and weaknesses of OUR characters, (as he played with them already). So I'm not
sure where his head was at. He wanted the DM to roleplay his character meeting us, to make us in awe of him, I guess.
So, we see him in a firefight with some bandits basically shrugging off their attacks and he quickly dispatched them. He sees us, and basically
presents himself as a threat. I try to talk nice, as I'm typically the party leader, but he's still trying to be all big and bad.
So....I, a Temporal Wizard (basically a mage), throw a Circle of Flame spell around him to at least keep him contained (magical fire, about 25' high,
and a ring about 10' in diameter). He laughs, and tells the DM he's going to jump through the fire...the DM says, you'll take damage. He looks
puzzled. The DM mentions it's magical fire... He says he'll jump over it, checks his jump (20')...not high enough. Fine! He jumps through, and takes
I still seem unimpressed (after all, he's patting out fire from his hide). He then tries more bravado. Another player, a guy in a mech tank, aims some
missiles at him. "Your puny weapons are no challenge to me!" He fires a missile. It does a good deal of damage. Looks at the players' sheet...the
tank has Plasma missiles (equivalent to magical fire). He shrieks, and then charges the tank. He does a little damage to it, but then our other player
She's a Psionic Warrior (basically a psychic). She decides to try a little mind control. Keep in mind, we STILL have no idea what this new character's
strengths and weaknesses are. These are simply our STOCK weapons and tactics, that he should be WELL aware of. Well, by the end of it, she has the new
character basically buffing scratch marks out of the tank....
And this was just us MEETING the damn dude!!!