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What sort of character would you like to see me play? It can be a stereotype, it can be a general description, OR you can choose a specific name (I'd like to see you play _____). Then, tell me why!

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Lyrics meme: give me a couple lines of song lyrics and I will attempt to write a tiny bit about one of my characters and one of yours. No promises, but I'll do what I can~

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This comes from Matt.

Name a character! I will answer with:

a. What initially prompted me to like the character enough to write about him/her.
b. One of his/her best traits.
c. One of his/her worst traits.
d. How easy/difficult I find it to write the character.
e. The story/thread/chapter/post/paragraph/tag/phrase where I feel that I truly captured the character.
f. My plans (if any) to write the character in the near future.


Taken from... peoples~. Including Kai and Todd.

Name a character I play, and I'll tell you one thing you'd probably only notice if they were naked.

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So, I just started to read Monte Cook's World of Darkness. It's pretty, but it's... sort of disappointing. I can see a ~billion~ ways I could make this better and easier to play, just skimming it. The disparity between this and, say, the new Star Wars RPG book is so striking that it feels like I could rewrite the friggin' thing into something better -myself-.

Outline for improvements, off the top of my head:

  • Races are -races-, not classes.

  • The classes are what were the "focuses". They use the Saga talent-feat-talent structure, but you can take racial talents as appropriate instead of class talents.

  • Mage spells are like Star Wars Saga force powers, scaling by mage level. No power construction system, just a la(aaaaa)rge variety of powers, and options for on-the-fly different uses of powers ("decrease damage dice by two, double the range" and similar sorts of things).

  • Dump actual ability scores (modifiers only). Integrate Reflex with Defense, Saga-style. Make defenses based off character instead of class level, with bonuses from class.

  • There are NPC classes similar to Saga.

I'm being kinda harsh, but... well, when the measuring stick is the nWoD, there's no way MCWoD would match up. It feels like a kitbashed d20 Modern variant instead of a game in its own right.

Anyway, heh. I'm really tempted to make a WoD-alike stripped-down-d20 game that works better than MCWoD now. :X If you see a names-filed-off d20 'game of gothic horror' once the 4e SRD comes out... you know who to blame it on now. :D

Character reimagining - The Flash

Jesse Chambers, daughter of retired athlete John Chambers. While a teenager, following in her father's footsteps, she became a skilled athlete herself. In her late teens, she started training herself in parkour. At twenty - her senior year in college, because her sharp mind and studious wit let her finish high school two years early - she came into the possession of a pair of supertechnology inline skates and a body harness with limited jet propulsion capability.

Now, in the concrete jungle, Jesse Chambers is the fastest woman alive... and, with the support of her father, she works to combat the rising tide of superpowered crime in her home city. In newspapers and television, the disguised Jesse has come to be called the 'Flash', because of the strobes of light and explosive airbursts of kinetic energy her skates give off each time she hyperaccelerates using them.

Inspirations: Air Gear, le parkour (particularly that issue of Global Frequency with it).