But you can't use videogames or Lego while walking to and from classes.
1st Ever Character: Fado Kooloo-Limpah, Gnomish Druid. Had a Camel named Molgera. At level two, died, then was resurrected through having his soul and body combined with that of a young red dragon. The party later killed him after the dragon took over his consciousness.
Previous Character: Reic Trigmond, Human Wizard. Played two sessions with this guy.
Other Previous Character: Eustace Trigmond, Human Ardent. Ardents are the Psionic equivalent of Clerics, but instead of being devoted to a god they're devoted to universal concepts. Having killed his father, Reic Trigmond, in a freak accident, Eustace was devoted to Murphy's law and constantly expounded on the futility of it all. As an Ardent ability, Eustace regained Power Points any time he critically failed at something.
- None of them are RPG gamers.
- Five out of six are girls.
- They are totally oblivious to all the fantasy tropes and D&D traditions they are constantly throwing out the window.
- They are totally oblivious to how incredible their total lack of metagaming is.
Kowski doesn't steal things. She's a rogue who developed her stealth skills so she could do good deeds without being thanked.
Concrete is a half-elf ranger. She cares deeply for the Orc populations and is constantly trying to help the poor Orc farmers. Her favored enemy is Animals because those are what most often threaten said Orcs.
Kowski once accidentally one-shotted an Orc in a dungeon. Concrete immediately brought the Orc's body back to his family and offered her condolences. Kowski went into town, purchased a casserole, and left it on the Orc family's windowsill during the night.
Redwynn is a Dwarf barbarian. Illiteracy is usually a class feature of Barbarians. Here's an excerpt from her backstory, written by the player:
When not working, Redwynn usually retires to a cave within the Scar, which requires a bit of a climb to get to. In this cave, she’s hoarded quite a few books, it’s important to her that she’s well read as most people assume she isn’t even literate. She also enjoys writing poetry during her stays in the cave, although it’s not very good.
Just... No metagaming at all, genuine and continued remorse for everyone they've harmed, and (usually) a great deal of respect for the city authorities. I find it hilarious and touching in turns.
- I can see why people love this so much, it's excellent worldbuilding.
- Fantastic props/sets/aesthetics.
- Oh, so that's what <insert Star Wars minifig> is based on.
- Seriously, everything is these films has been Lego-ized. TLG and AFOLs are thorough.
- Now I can wear those Darth Vader socks I got for Christmas.
- LEGO Doctor Who Ideas set. That Tardis is fantastic!
- Star Wars T-Shirts and socks. I still have yet to watch any Star Wars movies.
- Two pairs of suspenders and a very cool bow tie.
- The 9th/10th Doctor's sonic screwdriver.
- Ice scrapers.
- A heavy-duty tackle box for LEGO storage. Should be easy to pack some essentials into and take to college.
- Steam games purchased with Christmas money:
- Undertale, which has been hilarious so far. Love the "battle" system, love the writing, love the music. I want a sequel made with a full development team.
- Portal. Possibly the best $2 I've ever spent.
- Portal 2.
- Bastion, which ~Shockwave~ recommended a while back.
- Skyrim + DLC. Makes me wish I was playing D&D.
- Final Fantasy VII. Not just because Cloud is in Smash, I promise.
- Pajama Sam in No Need to Hide when it's Dark Outside. A true classic.
2. A new Star Wars which rudely pulled people away from Critical Role.
Both new characters look like the most visually extravagant thus far, so that's cool.
I'm not that into Mii Fighters, but excellent new costumes. I know a lot of people will enjoy Geno, Knuckles, and Tails.
Well done, Sakurai. That was a fitting send-off.
Video Games (as of 01/25/2016)
Playing (in approximate order progress-making)
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
LoZ: Oracle of Seasons
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Majora's Mask 3D*
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D*
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Phoenix Wright Trilogy*
Final Fantasy VII
Super Mario RPG
Mega Man 2
Zelda Wii U*
Twilight Princess HD*
The entire Zelda series
Majora's Mask particularly
The Mother series
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Paper Mario
Super Monkey Ball 2
Official Game Soundtracks
Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of Time Re-Arranged by MOKA
The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony
Super Mario Galaxy
Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U
Pokemon X and Y
Mother 1 & 2
Majora's Mask Orchestrated
A Link Between Worlds
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario Galaxy 2