|Subject:||Munchie scum (Was: Re: Players on the List)|
|Date:||Wed, 20 Aug 1997 03:37:28 +0000|
> this fully in swing when he signs on. :)
> How about everyone's gripes about characters with the same personaility,
> no matter their back ground? Zwoot!
One of my players has played about 6-10 different players. He also
has great fun designing characters. He has probably hundreds stacked
99% of them are as follows:
Ex merc or otherwise militarily inclined.
Martial arts experts.
Ok. They also fall into two categories, design wise...
Physad, totally uncybered, 12 stealth & unarmed combat.
Chromelord. Always stats A, tech B, skills C.
Wired reflexes lvl 2, smartgun link, a combination of
muscle replacement and dermal sheath, with the occassional skillwire
or bone lacing or such. He is invariably the heaviest armed and
armored character in the group. He always has firearms, stealth,
athletics, unarmed combat as skills. (With skills C.. not much
He always describes his characters as very stealthy, skilled guys;
they are maxed out for unramed combat. They are invariably male.
The remaining 1% I've never seen.. it might not exist.
And now for the funny part...
He's never, ever tried sneaking up on anyone, past anyone, or
otherwise using his (huge) stealth skill.
He always, invariably, uses firearms. He never uses unarmed combat
unless he has to. (Which means, someone attacks him using unarmed and
he must counterattack.).
His characters are often interesting, go through a lot of
development, has solid backgrounds and so on. He does not minmax, and
while he tries to get the best gear he can, I believe it's because he
thinks it's the gear that kind of guy would use, rather than to max
out his char.
Is he a munchkin? I'd say no, just a bit singleminded.
Another player has only made two characters, but the trend is clear
Both were orcs, physads, and close combat monsters without stealth.
(The one was a boxer with killing hands, the other an axe murderer.).
They were both gangers, scum of the earth kind of guys.
He's more munchkin.. he's been mudding too much, IMHO.
And the Prince of Lies said:
"To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell:
Better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven."
-John Milton, Paradise Lost