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Comments: Okay so I want to play a character that is not your average character but everyone in my group is teasing me about and pretty much refusing to let me play.
I want to play a character that is honestly just a bumbling fool. He is weak and pathetic but has a heart of gold! Kind of like Steve Rodgers before the Super solider serum. Where he would get his but kicked day after day and would be lucky to ever win a fight but be willing to jump in frount of a dragon for his comrades.
However the rest of the group doesn't want to be having to continually watch out of this character and spend their time and energy looking after him.
Can you guys help give me some suggestions about how to win them over let alone what your thoughts are on the character?
Gamer Forge Response:
A weak character is a good idea! DCR says;
1. Look for, and define intangibles. This flimsy hero should scream "Pay attention to me!" at all times. Contribute to the success of the quest in any way you possibly can. Good at talking? Go talk! Good at sneaking? Sneak away! Broker deals and haggle with everyone and anyone. You may not be good in a fight, but you should always be doing something. Which brings us to...
2. Opportunities. Pay attention to everything going on and exploit any openings as soon as you can. Look for points to sneak in a good verbal rebuke and diminish the morale of the opposition. Your wit will serve you far greater than any pointy thing. This is where you will shine.
3. Buddy system! Make a friend. Preferably another player character. Someone who will have your back. This way, only one person has to worry about you, and not bog down the rest of the group. "How do I convince them?", you may ask. Remember that you only have to convince one of them. That should ease the pressure. Also, money buys a lot of friends, and mercenaries are doubly susceptible to the charms of bling. Lastly, try genuinely befriending one the others. A good friendship goes a long way.
*To go the extra mile, watch Peter Dinklage's performance in Game of Thrones. A sterling example of the buddy system!
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