>>33185644 The first step is coming out and admitting that you are just a shitty roleplayer and an unoriginal faggot who needs to add "unique" physical characteristics to characters because you can't write an original character to save your worthless life.
>>33185966 Here's a list of the greatest heroes of mankind's literary canon and a few members of their supporting casts:
>Herakles Son of a god. >Gilgamesh 3/4 god somehow. >Achilles Son of a nymph and a human. >Perseus Son of a god. >Theseus Two dads! One is a god. >King Arthur Depending on the version of the story, either descended from dragons, born of magic, or half-fae >Cuchulainn Father is a god. >All the Volsungs Descended from Odin, Sigurd becomes essentially a human dragon after eating Fafnir's heart >Merlin Mother or father is a succubus/incubus. >Enkidu Half man half every beast to ever exist. >Odysseus Descended from a god.
>>33188281 That doesn't really equate. To put it in tabletop terms, the people of those times commonly played in a setting where all PCs were descended from/related to Gods in some way. It's like calling Exalted PCs special snowflakes for being demigods or VtM characters for all being edgy vampires.
By contrast, if OP is playing in a setting where PCs are just normal guys, a half-elf/dragon is pretty speshul.
>>33186175 Doppelganger werewolf monk. DM ran an eleventh level game and sat through two hours of character creation, mostly on my own while he ran the actual session. The idea was he'd like, turn into the other guy and steal all their tech, then be beefier and faster because werewolf. The DM proceeded to introduce my character by having the party enter a room and watch him drop into a meat grinder (no save). I was then told to stop being a faggot and roll a dwarf or something. I was thirteen. It was my second time playing DnD.
>>33188455 You don't think being half GOD, being related to one of the primordial, ruling forces of the cosmos, is more speshul than being related to a giant magic lizard?
>>33188925 There is the tone of the game to consider. But I don't see a problem with playing a traditionally heroic character in heroic fiction. PC's in D&D are meant to be heroes - they ARE, unless your DM is going for a certain theme disparate from the baseline, the best and the brightest, touched by destiny and shone upon by greatness.
>>33188455 A lot of the gods or lesser deities in Greek and Norse myth are the children of gods and supernatural beings (usually giants or nymphs or elves).
>Merlin >King Arthur >Enkidu >Achilles
Are guys on that list that are half something not god. Elves in D&D aren't really mythical beings, just descended from them, and it's actually canon in almost every edition of the game that dragons can and do produce kids with every race, including elves.
We're not talking about some ungodly vampiric half dragon half angel here. An elf with dragon blood in it is no more special, in the context of D&D, than a human with dragon blood. It's all in how you play them.
>>33188281 Doesn't refute the point by any means >you are just a shitty roleplayer and an unoriginal faggot who needs to add "unique" physical characteristics to characters because you can't write an original character to save your worthless life.
But to refute yours: Twilight's a famous book too, but that doesn't mean it has good characters.
I mean really, I'm more interested in the nameless dude with an iron beatstick when I'm reading over the Illiad then Achelies' edgy ass.
Odysesuss is also a more interesting character since his alignment is "Lawful Hypocrite" and he has a compulsive lying complex.
Also Enkidu wasn't half beast. He behaved beasital and talked to animals. That's your average level one druid.
>>33188281 Most of them depict characters of heroic feats, intelligence and more important, and even if they are morally wrong, mature actions and deeds. I don't think any of them pay a vendor and then kill him to take the money, or smash the head of a sleeping orc just because, or barter the price of a hooker.
>>33189977 Enkidu is explicitly 2/3 beast. As in, he is a being divinely created as an amalgam of beast and man. Just read his description - he's mad a shit, fucker's got the fur of multiple different creatures.
Odysseus is interesting because he's a good character. He's also got supernatural heritage. This brings us to the truth of the matter - your characters as good or as bad as you write (or play) them. Your half dragon paladin can be a much more interesting than your human rogue.
Though, my point wasn't that you have to like the characters of myth, but that these characters are what D&D is based on.
>>33190111 >Most of them depict characters of heroic feats,
Not necessarily. In fact, some of these characters can be pretty dumb.
>and more important, and even if they are morally wrong, mature actions and deeds.
Again, hardly. Almost all these heroes have their petty temper tantrums and obscenities. Shit, Gilgamesh begins his story by demanding that he should get to fuck every bride in Uruk before their husband does... because he's the strongest there is and he can.
>barter the price of a hooker
Something else Gilgamesh does towards the beginning of his story.
So basically, no-one should be allowed to play mouseguard, or eclipse phase, because how dare someone might want to go full furry and tiny heroic, or be a 12 armed synthetic squid morph?
Or perhaps if playing bog standard 3.5 or something, if the GM gives a free +2LA for a monty haul game, the only thing you're allowed to do is play a bog standard human, and fuck the fact that you'll be effectively two mechanical levels behind everyone else?
(The last option is actually great for having crazy party makeup, like for example tibbit vampire familiar or aasimar laser sorceress)
>>33185644 > half-dragon/half-elf PC He's tracking down all golden (or silver or whatever) dragons to find the one who had an affair with a beautiful elven lady some 70 years ago, and tell him how much he loves (hates, whatever) him / ask him why he left (didn't save mom, didn't take care of his child, didn't show up but only sent gold and toys, whatever).
Alright, I want to make a Muscle Wizard Lich that uses a worm that walks as it's muscle structure
So far I've devised two initial methods of pulling this off >Have another PC be my lover/best friend become the worm that walks and we work as one >have this PC made by the DM/GM at the cost of lowering my XP gain
And the more complicated method, which involves me creating a perfect bodied clone with a soul to boot and having that one become the worm that walks whilst I become the Lich because the Worm that walks process involves worms eating my dead body and soul to create the collective, and I need my soul to put in the phylectery in order to become a Lich.
So duplicating myself initially.
lest I place my soul in a phylactery and the worms just eat my body and gather round my phylectery.
Thing is, amusingly, You can be comprised of any type of worm, so in theory if I made a few raids to illithid communities, I could be a worms that walks but made out of Cerebromorphal larvae.
Which means I'd be an undead muscle wizard mind puching Lichworm
I know a way to make this more tolerable: Make the scope of the game elf-centric, so elves seem like the norm, and your char' can be seen more as a "half-dragon" then a "half-dragon half-elf". Still, be careful with how you write these sort of things as evident above; Half-breeds of exotic sorts have the tendency to reach toxic levels of attention-whoredom.
>>33203860 Doppelganger werewolf monk does sound like a bit of a mishmash of ideas, but I could believe it working out okay. Either way, I'm not that poster or related to that game, I just recognize that the DM is kind of a fag.
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