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Character description competition - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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Character description competition
Roleplayers often spend a lot lot of time writing the stories of their characters to the point where the game begins. But this is a game everyone, roleplayer or no, can play. Recently I've come across two fantastic backgrounds that say all they need to in a very short space.

The first is the background for Liese, Eidolon of the Huntress in Maelstrom by Katy WHNLJ. It goes
I kill murderers.
The second came as a result of a very strange table top game I played last night. Laura WHNLJ takes the credit for this one.
Raised on Ilkley Moor by ferrets.
In recognition of these feats of awesomeness, I declare a competition to find the most evocative 3 and 6 word character descriptions. There's no prize save the respect and adoration of your peers. Have fun.
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davywavy From: davywavy Date: October 16th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I touch myself in public conveniences.
davywavy From: davywavy Date: October 16th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tragically damned by vampirism.
Higher charisma than my player.
Mother: human. Father: bull. Moo.
Revenge. When I recover from amnesia.
Dark. Mysterious. Terrifying. 18 physical traits.
Likes trains more than is healthy.
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queenortart From: queenortart Date: October 16th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Munchkin - nothing more
Angst Bunny extraordinaire
Rebel fighter, orphan, real attitude problem
Sceptic, septic, separatist
Holy Cow - Batman!
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: October 16th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
You get bonus points for alliteration.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 16th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
"What was the middle bit again ?"
I admit my mother was human.
"Who watches the watchmen ? We do."
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 16th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was going to add "Must Write NOW" but that's not a character, that's me.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: October 16th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Achieving World Domination.
Low charisma exacerbated by external parasites.
Hammer-Wielding Dwarf talking to nails.
From: robinbloke Date: October 16th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can't make me smile.
Evil is my day job.
I'm not mad my alter ego is.
From: robinbloke Date: October 16th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well hello ladies
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 16th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Saving the world one person at a time.
I wanted to be a nice dictator.
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sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: October 16th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes. And no.
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sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: October 16th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Erm, yes.

Wonderful, but terribly specific.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: October 16th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I kill murderers works for Dexter, too.
crocodilewings From: crocodilewings Date: October 16th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eats time; drinks space; vomits creation.
the_whybird From: the_whybird Date: October 17th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
By coincidence, one of the steps I normally take in character creation (for society games, anyway) is to create something like this.

These aren't the ones I created, though, these are on the spur:

Captain Smashing: Swashbuckling sell-out.
The Earl of Doncaster: Like In Blackadder.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: October 17th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Interestingly Kate's would probably have been

"Oh no! That would be terrible!"

And that will tell a select few of at least one of the inspirations for my character.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 17th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've remembered the one I should have mentioned earlier, which is:

"Hello, little paradigm. Have some alkahest."
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: October 17th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
What on earth is an alkahest.
secretrebel From: secretrebel Date: October 18th, 2007 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Mad old lady with shopping trolly.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: October 18th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah, not ringing any bells. :)
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