To set the tone, let's start out with this one:
Dedicated to my party.
Our rogue that that died in the first action of our first fight in our first game.
Our cleric that rolled snake eyes on his fancy perception check.
And my own warden, who ends up with the map despite negatives in dungeoneering.
Lair-Master has a list of intriguing character ideas; here are some examples:
- Fun Barbarian Idea: A woodcutter’s wife who has a sausage for a nose as the result of an encounter with a mischievous djinni. She erupts into a homicidal rage at the slightest mention of her pepperoni proboscis.
- Fun Bard Idea: A male stripper who was mistaken for a professional adventurer while wearing his “hot knight” costume. His magic striptease captivates all who gaze upon it, stupefying them with hypnotic undulations.
- Fun Rogue Idea: A hatter who moonlights as a poisoner and suffers from chronic mercury inhalation. She delights in devising unique methods of delivery, among them her fedora, which has a chakram built into the brim and is coated with black adder venom.
- Fun Wizard Idea: A mathemagician who has discovered all things can be quantified using a universal system of numbers. She carries with her a bag of seven polyhedral dice and practices arithmancy to gain forbidden knowledge.
Out of context D&D is one of the finest repositories of gaming quotes on the net. (Apart from RPGMP3, of course.)
"He’s taking a stealthie."
—The gm describing how one of the NPCs at the scene of an exploding car wast trying to take selfies… but stealthily.
"I apply ample lube to all the peasants."
—Ship’s weapon’s officer, trying to make peasant railguns work.
- DM: Why don’t you just change your class to “dominatrix”?
- Player: Says the dungeon master.
"Is crying a free action?"
—our cleric during the first session after being seperated from the group in an unfamiliar city, knocked out, robbed blind, peed upon and left in an alley.