Intwischa’s Vitruvian RPG Character Sheet

I love coming up with an elaborate character backstory. I suck at remembering it in play. Thus, my character sheets end up a study in marginalia: scrawled near the top of the sheet is the reminder that this character is characterized by a wise laziness and always seeks the most effective path of least resistance….

Challenge Compendium: The Boons and Banes of Enyo’s Cursed Journal

Enyo Tanicus was a bard with one thing on his mind as he adventured: fame. His adventuring compatriots often looked on with annoyance as he secretively scrawled his twisted interpretation of the party’s exploits in his journal, which was titled (in childish script): “The Adventures of Enyo and his followers.” Enyo, caught up in writing…

Playing your Character: What’s my name again?

My name is Charlie. I’m a mechanoholic. It’s true. My disease compels me to pursue the best mechanical benefit in any situation, regardless of whether my character would actually do the thing or not. I can resist mechanics-driven impulses when playing games like FATE or old-school D&D knockoffs, but when I start playing 4E, all fiddly…