Skip to Content
3-18-2008 @ 7:45AM
A hero, yes, but you don't (shouldn't?) start out that way. You're a mindless peon or neophyte when you begin the game; your character is a relative unknown outside of a small circle of people, whether it's fellow roleplayers or even the fictional background you've created for your character. That kind of thing comes with time and effort, and is indicative of that character's growth. Another thing to note is that a hero isn't the center of the universe. A hero may be recognized, may have numerous amazing feats under his belt, and may be a driving force within his sphere of influence, but he's probably still the sum of all of his parts: who he's met, what he's done, and what they've done together. Roleplaying should be inclusive; being perpetually alone in the center of the stage is by definition not being inclusive (or only moderately so).I don't think rule four advocates being a nobody or not being a driving force or hero. It instead reminds me of how roleplaying is actually the sum of all of the parts and that roleplaying should focus instead on interaction and not being perceived as being the ultimate anything. As David noted in another article, "Your character is a savior of the world and a regular nobody -- both at the same time."I'm giddy with the amount of roleplaying articles and discussion that has occured recently. Squee.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.