Over on Grumbling Dwarf, Daniel Challenged me to write up some characters outside my usual comfort zones. Check out the full details of the challenge over there.
My first character:
System: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Kid Sister to the Slayer
Psychic Visions (1)
Adversary (In the line of fire) (2)
Tragic Love (4)
Wild Card: Useless Trivia 4
Drama Points: 20
Why This Character Is Unusual/Challenging for Me: I hate playing kids, and I hate it when others do so. Yet there’s a genre-appropriate reason for plucky high school students in Buffy. Also, the character is designed to be second fiddle, something I have a hard time doing. Sure, she has her moments, but she’s really a ‘support character.’
Also, I did the math a long time ago. Slayers are the most effective characters by a longshot, pretty much no matter how you spend your points, and I assumed I’d never play anything else. Note the lack of that advantage, or any combat skills at all.
Why I’d Be Really Excited to Play This Character: There’s a great dynamic to be explored here, and it’s apparently really fun to be a White Hat- you are mediocre most of the time, but when you really need to, you can succeed in a big big way.
Situation: Mindy tries to help her sister with research and magic… when they let her. The group found a powerful yet risky magical artifact- which Mindy just knows she can figure out. What dangers will the gang have to confront?