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The Evil GM - Adventurer with... baby?!
I am in the process of gathering up some friends and doing a face to face game of D&D, and I told my friends, think about your character concepts as we will be rolling up characters next time we meet. I also advised them that I want them to work as a group and figure out their back stories, whom they know in the town, family members..etc. I wanted to see if they could form a well rounded group with characters that meant something.
I've gotten a few emails from folks asking about this or what I thought about that, but this morning I receive a rather odd.. well, I won't say odd, maybe kind of interesting concept from my friend Michelle. My friends and listeners of the podcasts I do, know I never say "no" to players, but rather tend to work with them on whatever they want to make things acceptable to both of us, as well as the group.
Anyway, let me post the email I got:
Okay, yes you read that correctly, the player wants to have a baby with her while she is out adventuring.
My first thought is okay, that is different, but how will that work?
I can see that working from a pure roleplaying stand point, but for adventures... I see this said baby causing a lot of problems. The common things I can see causing problems:
Baby making sounds while trying to be quiet
Baby becoming a target during battles
Baby needs food, can't eat rations
Baby saving throws, much weaker then a normal adventurer
These are the first thoughts that come to mind when I read the email, I will jot these down and present them when she is telling the group of her idea. If the group is cool with this idea, I am more then willing to roll with this for as long as things allow it.
I think its an interesting concept that the character has a dark secret of why she has this child and maybe, depending on the deity she picks, will frown upon this and not give her those spells she prays for, making her feel guilty until she admits the situation and returns the child to said family.
Was thinking this morning about traps, and how you could do the cheap, low effort, non elaborate traps that they are so mundane that the average person looking for them, wont even think about them, and then it hit me...
I am glad 2017 is over.
In the past year I've seen things like so called friends turn into backstabbers, and do some dastardly things to me. What can we do as humans? move on and learn from the experience.
I have a lot going on these days, between the Pocket mimic podcast, the World of Arkonis actual play podcast, the Classic Faserip podcast and all the shows I run as a producer, I can't focus on the negative.
2018 is going to be a year of ignoring assholes and focus more on gaming with friends and family.
Loving the future I see, God bless everyone and those that don't believe in God, good luck and fortune to you in your life!
Let's get down to gaming.
First things on my agenda is creating some custom 5e weapons for my group.
So far I have: Rafu's Blinding Justice Katana for my Samurai PlayerVianna's Shining Light for the Cleric playerNeed one for a Druid.Need one for a vanilla fighter.