The only thing I don’t like about DMíng is the fact that I am not playing a character anymore. I’ve always loved playing my Dwarf: Barundar, Son of Dorn. There’s been so many versions of him through the years that it’s been hard to not include him in the campaign I’m running. I didn’t because players would immediately see it as cheesy, they’ve all met him before!
Then there’s been 2 electronic Barundar’s, one in Everquest. I couldn’t call him son of Dorn due to the fact that a major NPC in the game is called Dorn, and a dwarven son of a dark elf would make zero sense. The other was in Warcraft. I got him up to 40-something, then I stopped playing the game last year when my 2nd kid was born. It was just taking too much of my time.
I’m thinking of making Barundar a powerful NPC king in my campaign, I’m just weary of the reaction at the table… Should I be?
What I’ve never been though is emotionally attached to the point that I see the guy as family. But I know people do. Have any of you ever seen a player cry at the table when their favorite PC has been killed? How attached have you gotten to your characters? Who are some of your favorite PC’s that you’ve played?