So, Dungeons and Dragons. We have a game running. There are quite a few of us, much to Grendal’s (our DM) dismay. There are 8 of us. Twice the expected capacity to run a streamlined game. He has run large games before, he knows he can do it, but some of the players aren’t as proactive as he likes. Here is the rundown of classes that we have:
1 warlock, 2 rogues, 2 fighters, 1 beastmaster, 1 cleric, 1 alchemist.
It’s been interesting, to say the least. We aren’t as balanced as we had hoped and then we have the alignments to think of. Half of us are playing evil aligned characters. Namely 2 chaotic evil, 1 neutral evil, and 1 lawful evil. Oddly enough nothing bad has happened! The cleric either doesn’t know or doesn’t care, and us evil folk haven’t done anything outright evil yet, and believe me when I say two of us have some plans.
Now, one of the things that Grendal wants us as players to do is interact with each other, in character. He wants us to build our friendships and have fun! R-o-l-e play rather than r-o-l-l play for a bit. Last night we succeed! At least, two of us did and it was more the alchemist and I (warlock) coming up with plans, giggling, and flirting either with each other or the npcs, or the other character we were traveling with. And through that it seems like a backstory has been created between my character, the alchemist, and one of the rogues.
Nahkt and these two (both male characters played by men) have been friends since, roughly, childhood. Through idle chitchat it seems that these two have known and accepted Nahkt’s sadomasochistic ways and, on multiple occasions, have been part of them. One, the rogue, apparently enjoys being tied up and the alchemist enjoys whipping, a la erotic flagellation, and has scaring up and down his back(from what the player reports). The alchemist and Nahkt have down these on multiple occasions apparently, he has joined Nahkt in doing these things to others, and there has been a time where the two were involved, though it seems not romantically. Not to mention it sounds like the alchemist has tried to do something with Nahkt’s mother. Don’t know how that worked out.
Mind you, I usually approach players outside of the game to ask if they want our characters to have some sort of history (romantic or otherwise) and plan together. These two just went with whatever they wanted and I rolled with it, more so the guy playing the alchemist. Our characters have dug up dead bodies, robbed graves, he was present when my character broke a knight, is egging me on to try my hand on the cleric, I am helping him with the beastmaster, and we are planning on borrowing some orphans for some alchemical and arcane experiments.
So, you have my lawful evil character and one of the chaotic evil characters in cahoots! This is the most fun I’ve had in a while.
And of course you have me who is wondering how far I can push this creepy sadomasochistic relationship with these characters.
Bad, PC, bad.