CHALLENGE: Describe your character using only three details. (You get the usual race/class/gender for free.)

Fauchard1520

Explorer
This comes from a writing exercise I learned back in undergrad. Three details is about how many items a reader can fit into their head after a first impression, and the same holds true in the oral landscape of the tabletop. If you choose wisely, we should get a coherent picture of your PC and their personality.

Like the title says, you get the usual race/class/gender stuff for free, so feel free to get specific with the other items. All clear on the ‘three details’ thing? OK then. Go!

(Comic for illustrative purposes.)
 
Female Scorpion clan Soshi Illusionist (playing Legend of the Five Rings)

Recently married into a backwater family.
Delusions of grandeur, so she was persuaded to accept the arranged marriage because she thought it would give her a chance to rise in power easily.
Haunted by her dead swordsman brother, whom she always wanted to be better than.

Or are you looking for physical details specifically?
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
This comes from a writing exercise I learned back in undergrad. Three details is about how many items a reader can fit into their head after a first impression, and the same holds true in the oral landscape of the tabletop. If you choose wisely, we should get a coherent picture of your PC and their personality.

Like the title says, you get the usual race/class/gender stuff for free, so feel free to get specific with the other items. All clear on the ‘three details’ thing? OK then. Go!

(Comic for illustrative purposes.)
Okay.

Gnome Rogue/Wizard: Swordmaster. Polymath. Post-Traumatic.
Had to struggle a bit on him, mostly on the last one, but I think that captures him.

Shadar-Kai Monk: Investigator. Veteran. Bipolar.

Halfling Rogue/Former Revenant Hexblade: Competent. Aplomb. Terrifying.

Goliath Fighter: Dad. Nurturing. Lethal.

(Star Wars) Human Scoundrel: Traumatized. Prodigy. Lonely.
 

Big J Money

Adventurer
Never keep a deal I can worm my way out of.

I appear oily, and smell like the soot that graces the alley when the furnaces go cold after the workday.

My hands and smile are spread wide for you, revealing a shining silver tooth under my tilted black cap.
 

Markh3rd

Explorer
Leonidas el Rey

Half-elf, male, swashbuckler/battlemaster

1. Deceptive (Charlatan background, no one knows he is a half-elf except the DM. Uses hat of disguise to pretend to be a tabaxi or infiltrate places he is not supposed to be in).

2. Self assured (He is the greatest swordsman who ever lived!)

3. Panache (Likes to do things with flair. Even if it is killing Xanathars goldfish with a dagger toss in front of Xanathar himself....true story).
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Here's a few of my more memorable recent characters.

1. Fearless, silver-tongued, snarky.
2. Painfully earnest, knows-his-station, roundly competent.
3. Loyal, faithful, drill-sergeant.
4. Inexorable, henchman, solid.

And there names ... not in the same order.

A. Measure, warforged primal defender [4e Warden in Eberron]
B. "Corporal" Droozh of Athena's Legion, Loxidon soldier [Cleric of Order, Greek reskinning of Ravnica] ("Lochias" actually, but it's equivilant would be a corporal for this game)
C. Garreck Houndsman, human warden and archer [Ranger (Hunter) in FR]
D. Jillian Briarfoot, halfling herald [Bard (Glamour) in homebrew setting]

If you'd like to play a game of trying to match them, go ahead. It's interesting in that I'd partially misassign them myself if going by most likely stereotype.
 

Fauchard1520

Explorer
My hands and smile are spread wide for you, revealing a shining silver tooth under my tilted black cap.
I think this last line might be the closest I've seen to what I'm looking for. Even more than the previous bit about "worming my way out of deals," this is the description that shows us the character rather than just telling about him. And for me, that's the point of the exercise.
 

Celebrim

Legend
Patriotic Captain of a pirate ship. Pious polytheist tattooed with holy symbols, but with a tendency to make up religion sayings to justify whatever he happens to be doing at the moment and to treat blasphemy as just another form of worship. Stone cold killer with a perverse sense of justice, who says, "I'm not a nice man. All pirates are bad people, but some of us have standards."
 

Anoth

Adventurer
Some pirates considered themselves patriotic. The English gave license at times to pirate from the Spanish. And similar things went on with different nations one time or another. They were proud to be serving the crown.
 

Ulfgeir

Explorer
From my character in Dresden Files:
the freebies: Female practitioner of magic (Specialist in Divination magic)
(Victorian style) Goth girl, Looking for love in the wrong places, (lots of) Tattoos and piercings.

From Scion:
The freebies: Daughter of Skadi (she is quite unlike her mother in appearance as she is tiny). Huntress and working as a ballet dancer.
Striking looks (long Platinum blond hair, with emerald green eyes), Relentless, Combined Russian and Aesir fatalism (can't fight fate, make the best of it).
 
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