Friday, September 27, 2013

30 Day Challenge: Day 28 - character you will never play again

At the risk of sounding flippant because I'm going to give so short a post, let me quote Edna Mode from The Incredibles.  "I never look back, dahling."

I'll never play any character again.  Once the natural run of a character is over, and the campaign he's in is over, I don't look back--I look for the next challenge.

Sure, many of my characters are (at least mechanically) quite similar.  And in terms of approach, I do also end up with kind of "shades of gray" morality.  I find regular heroic characters to be somewhat boring, while rakish scoundrels are quite droll.

I don't want to cross the line and play an outright villainous character, but I do like a good anti-hero.  A Han Solo from early on in his character arc, who never really redeems himself and becomes General Solo, but who just remains a rakish scoundrel.  Maybe even one who falls as his character arc, and becomes more of a Boba Fett.

However, I could see playing a somewhat air-headed hero.  A bit ironically.  That could be fun.

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