>>44604155 >a genie appears before you and offers you the ability to be the best in the world in one physical skill >parkour or weightlifting >>implying anyone would want to be a strongman in the 21st c entury
>>44604357 Its the proclivity of writing and the fact that he breaks free of his races stereotype that agitates tg. The reason for this is because new generation players later then make clones of this character when they get into dnd causes an inundation of "snowflakes" if you haven't been here long enough just know if its the idea of an evil race good. Keep it to yourself. They will fry it and throw a bitch fit unless its grandpa necromancer. Thats ok because they made it.
>>44604357 Personally, I don't think he really ever does, he doesn't get worse with time. But Salvatore is like lovecraft and Howard, he has a niche and he's willing to plow the shit out of it. The story structures are all really similar, which is fine if you're like "man, I want to read some drizzt," but I think a lot of /tg/ will just sit down and read ten drizzt books in a row, which I think is a bad idea. Again, it's like Lovecraft or Howard.
I think his real insufferability is that he reminds People of shitty players. Drizzt stops being angsty after the first few books and starts being a quiet person who enjoys spending time with his cat. I know that I personally identify with that
>>44604466 Drizzt is technically property of WotC, not Salvatore, even though he created the character. Salvatore has wanted to stop cranking out shit in the past, but WotC basically told him "If you don't write more Drizzt stuff then we'll hire someone else to do it." Salvatore figured being forced to write shit was better than turning over his creation to some hack.
>>44604538 >D&D game years ago >2 newish player, 3 older players >new guys made dual-weilding elves ( no drow allowed), both rangers, both with "long white hair", both with scimitars. DM let's it slide..1st combat one guy quits after taking a minus to his offhand attack..." Why!! Dritzz is just as good with both hands!! This is a stupid fucking game!!" I have seen too many clones of dritzz. Now I unfairly despise him.
Also. Jaraxel and artimus had the best arcs and growth and were cooler.
>>44605350 Jarlaxel and Artemis both have a huge reversion though. Jarlaxel becomes the prick who is only concerned with gain again and Artemis becomes a psychopathic murder machine again. Damn near the only difference between then and now is that both are attempting to push a stilted half blinded altruism ground and taught into them from all their encounters with a broken drow elf. And guess what. Shit gets fucked because both are mentally fucked as is. So yeah interesting I agree. Ok. Nah.
Honest question: Are the newer Drizzt books worthwhile? From what little I know, Salvatore seems to be trying to grow up with the audience. I can't stand the earlier books nowadays, because they're as teen-angsty and lacking in self-awareness about it as it gets, but I still have some fondness for Drizzt as a character, even though that might just be nostalgia. (Also I have literally never encountered D&D players trying to make Drizzt clones, in all my gaming, so I'm tempted to call bullshit on that outright. Might have been before my time.)
>>44604069 No, but mainly because Drizzt books are never as sexy. Unless I guess you're gay/a gay-loving-straight-girl who reads the inherent homoeroticism in the relationships of Drizzt and Entreri, and Entreri and Jarlaxle. So there's that.
>>44605602 This actually sounds kind of like reasonable psychoanalyses of player characters.
>>44605435 Greenwood is in exactly the same situation as Salvatore. He wants to write more quiet stories with a lot of worldbuilding and small details, but they only hire him to write Elminster being epic again, so he takes every chance he can to subvert their demands.
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