Have you ever role-played a drunken dwarf (or other MMO oddity)?

Dwarf Warrior
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Part of the beauty of a MUD is that you are absolutely free to roleplay as anything you can imagine. A giant bug queen with a hive of loyal minions? Check. A drunken dwarf who wants to impress the ladies with his pint-sized hammer? Go for it. How about a zany Imp who reacts to new things by trying to set them on fire? Absolutely!

 

What determines what you can play? There have to be some limits after all. In MUDs, these tend to be defined by the game lore and concept itself. Just like you can't fly in reality, if your character doesn't have a reason to suddenly fly, odds are people will raise an eyebrow – however, you'll find that the game mechanics themselves open up a lot of doors to this. In Iron Realms game Aetolia, for example, there are races called Atavian who come equipped out the door with wings! Many players choose to spend experience or in game coin on options which also will enable them to soar through the skies. In Lusternia, you can even invest in a ship which will let you explore space itself!

 

What about the more eccentric types of quirks; a character with a pyrotechnic personality, or one who just wants to be a placid fisherman? You'll find that MUDs are incredible in that regard, in that they don't just allow for these types of quirks, but they actually encourage them, through the various abilities available to you. For example, in Aetolia, you can actually learn to craft your own fireworks, complete with customized ASCII images that can dazzle onlookers, while in Achaea there is an entire seafaring system to support any “gone fishin” urges you might have.

 

Beyond just skills themselves, MUDs allow you to truly create your dream character. Players can describe how their character looks, from their horned head to their fur covered hooves, as well as emote actions and expressions to convey how their character reacts to situations he or she may encounter. Want to twitch your tail or ruffle your wings every time you are agitated? Go for it. Looking to speak with an accent or even in your native racial tongue? Absolutely possible! Players can set battlecries to scream their own catch phrase whenever they murder something, and they can even create clans to recruit others to their plots and plans. Beyond that, there are even custom craftings which players actively create – need that perfect circlet of flowers or dapper fedora hat? Yep, crafters can make that. You can even design whole houses to suit who your character is!

 

So, let's hear it – what's the oddest, most off the wall character you've ever created, and what type of things did you do to support their personality? What crazy things did you have crafted, what weird quirks did they have, what zany situations did they find themselves in? In a MUD, anything really is possible, so share your story!

 

Author: Moirean of Aetolia

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Yup

Played one half of a set of twins once. They had a travelling show. Was fun.

I have never thought to try but I am sure would be a ton of fun.

I should do that

<-- 2 foot imp with 10 foot halberd and four foot dire wolf as minion...... just picture that.

Im never sure if some of these traits people talk about are unique or just annoying

Does rolling a drunk dwarf count?

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I played a Rajamalan Alchemist with a penchant for research, a dislike of dolls/puppets to the point of preferring to be set on fire (he actually made this decision), and was rather chubby around the waist enough to be almost like a big comfy pillow.

yep, this here is the truth, I wish I had kept him a Rajamala, he's now an Atavian..

yep, agreeing once again, for the credit, hehehe

...^this

Not a dwarf, no, but its a thought!

nevah!

I played a drunken dwarf on MKO when it was first started.

Drunken Knight has been pretty fun.

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Nope, but if you give me the credits to try it and switch back, I would.

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No, but I did play a paranoid mugwump (grook, in Achaea/Aetolian terms).

Nope 

Can't say I have. I don't mean I have not. I mean I am not allowed to say.

I am a beautiful snowflake.

No two puddles of vomit are exactly alike!

it's a glitch in the Matrix!

stuttering was cool till it got too mainstream

All these stutterers you see nowadays are poseurs - they didn't have go through what we did back when RP stuttering was a new thing. They don't understand!

A drunken dwarf sounds as unodd as an elf living in a commune.

Agree.

+1

 

Agreed

No

I have not!

Not really, I find that the best way to RP is the general characteristics of the game to begin with, then develop into something that works. So no, not really an oddity.

I agree.

 

Agreed

But oddities are the fun ones!

 

In all seriousness, I love eccentric characters, in general. And PC population has gotta be like what? A very small portion of the game world's RP population, no matter the game? So who cares if there are a bunch of eccentrics among us? We can rationalize that!

There are still plenty of perfectly good characters that live within their societal norms and stuff!

Nay.

I don't think a drunken Dwarf is that much of an oddity, actually.

I've never played a character that could be considered odd, I don't think!

yep

yep

I tried once, but I got bored. Poor introverted me.

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I never used to have trouble with RP when I was younger, but now that I've been trying to get back into it with MKO, I've found that I frequently have to push myself to do it - I've become RP-shy, somehow. But hopefully I'll get over that. It still really appeals to me.

No, but I've rolled a small person.

A drunken Dwarf is not an oddity, it is their natural state. A dwarf that doesn't drink, and with no beard now thats an oddidty

+1

 

+1

I may try and roleplay a snobbish, scholarly, conscientously straight-edge dwarf in the future! :P

I used to RP joyful Satyr knight.

No.

No.

Yep was quite a fun.

 

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was fun for a while, but then not.

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I'm looking forward to really pushing the boundaries of what's possible in RP. :P

No, but I'd like to someday.

I did in Lusternia once.

I've been tempted to create a character that speaks with thees and thous and insults people in the most amusing ways but I've never done it.

Drunken Dwarf isn't an oddity. The oddity would be a dwarf who can't stand to be around drinkers.

Drunken dwarves are so cliche

As is the, I'm from a long line of fighters/normal folks, and I want to be a mage.

 

Problem is most everything has been done.

Drunken dwarves, though - that's a particularly tired cliche.

No.

No.

Nope

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no

no

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Well, I'm trying to act as "normally" as possible, so I can't say thad I did anything eccentric. But I'm young and still have enough time to go crazy...

an old dwarfen witch, going around muttering things like curse on ye city, curse on ye dog, may the thousand flees from the darkest bog haunt ye in your sleep!

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but I'm rping a drunk woman in RL.........

Funny

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do lycaeans that howl count?

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always try to RP my race, but no nothing like perma drunk, pregnant, mute, diminute, or anything like that, that is hard to keep and justmake people think you are an idiot, like that 1 foot tall raja guy...

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Not yet.

At this point, having played Achaea for a few years, I've established a well-set and well-known reputation as a lush, a pirate, and an avid explorer. To this day my character can still often be found chomping on a cigar and quaffing a bottle of rum in between patrolling shipping trade routes and other business ventures.

My first character was, surprisingly, a dwarf that had a thing for tall, well-endowed women that he would use for umbrellas during rains..... and I've another character that often uses triple negatives, when he speaks...

My raja Rp is of a rajamaian eho although acts brave and angry although If you pay attention she is tramatized from chilhood. And if she get tetted scratched behind the ears or trated like a pet in any way shape or form she will become psycotic and break down or retaliate. 

Dunno If this is a Unique Rp but just putting it out thier

I play a pacifist in Achaea. He has only assisted in the legitimate killing of one PC ever, exclusively hunts gnolls due to RP reasons, and even goes so far as to usually avoid spars.

Even my artefacts and credit purchases were for non-combat reasons. Tophat for aesthetics, and pipe to smoke the tabac from my tabac pouch. Ashtani who worshipped Pandora (and took the shite that came with it). Even my extra lessons were for things like seafaring (on a weaponless vessel) and inkmilling.

Pretty unique to Warchaea, I think. :P

Drunkards before.  Even a 'drunken monk' once. Tried playing a homeless Priest, once, but I hated it.