Cristovau (cristovau) wrote,
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The Anti-Ondrej

So, in light of last weekend, I feel like I ought to roll up a back-up character for Occam's Razor. It is not a necessity. I imagine that Ondrej has the support and tenacity to last the campaign, plus the staff seem to like and reinforce the concept. I do not think there are a lot of players who have invested their characters with background skills like Contact or three levels of Corporate Ranking. He is an oddly focused fellow. Still, the kid gloves are off and characters can perm. If presented with a choice, his life or Charlotte's, he might actually sacrifice himself. He might. I don't think there is anything else he'd kill himself for yet, and that is the most notable way out of game so far. That, or several trips through the res mechanic, and he hasn't even gone once.

Still, it makes one think. If I had to come into the game as a new character, I would want one who is completely different. Not so much because I don't want to play in the same circles, although it would be confusing to reinsert myself into Ondrej plot, but because I like playing lots of different games. Looking at Kristoff versus HAY versus Ondrej, it is clear that I enjoy characters with hugely different voices, physicality and builds. Plus, I would probably love freaking people out by playing a character that is so totally unidentifiable Ondrej it is amazing.

So, I think the back-up concept is a hippy shaman who wields Shamanic magic - hair down in the face, bandanna and poncho, lots of "Dude... man.. cool... vibe." and a big old grin. Probably a chaotic good, staff wielding mystic type. Race is not-human (and undecided, but a few possibilities) His game will be a very different circle, but probably closely related to Billy St. Francis, and JD Walker, and I dunno who - I am so far from this circle of the game it is crazy. But essentially, almost every axis that Ondrej chooses, this guy rejects.

I'm not eager to play this guy, but it is curious to have a back-up in my pocket, and it would be fun to play a staff fighter with magic who can actually run around and fight a different fight. I had a back-up concept for Cottington that I have no intention of playing, but was there if they didn't like my golem. This is different though.

How do other people feel about getting permed and having a back-up character? How does that feel?

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Tags: larp, occam's razor
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