What D&D Character Am I?

You Are A:


Lawful Neutral Human Sorcerer (4th Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 12
Dexterity- 12
Constitution- 12
Intelligence- 15
Wisdom- 13
Charisma- 12

Lawful Neutral- A lawful neutral character acts as law, tradition, or a personal code directs him. Order and organization are paramount to him. He may believe in personal order and live by a code or standard, or he may believe in order for all and favor a strong, organized government. Lawful neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you are reliable and honorable without being a zealot. However, lawful neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it seeks to eliminate all freedom, choice, and diversity in society.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Sorcerers- Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.

So I’ve been meaning to post this for a bit but haven’t had a chance.  It’s a good quiz, well over 100 questions, but they ask some thoughtful things that really help paint a good picture of who you would be in a real-life D&D game.  Though I’m playing a Rogue in one game and a Bard in another, the description of Sorcerer matches me pretty well.

So… what D&D character are you? Click here and find out!


Sincere Apologies!

Oh my.  I haven’t blogged in at least six weeks.  There are some really good reasons for that.

1. I’ve had a major life change (for the good, no worries).  I’ll call him Bard (the way MLHawke calls her husband Paladin and her daughter Kender).  He is a gamer and we’re wonderful together.  But in these early stages of being a duo, it’s taking a lot of time.  This is in no way a bad thing.

2. I’ve been preparing for PAX East, which wrapped up on Sunday the 8th.  I spent pretty much all of March with Bard looking forward to going to PAX East, which has also given me a lot to blog about on many different levels.

5. I built a costume for PAX East, which took most all my free time from when I started the actual build up until the convention itself.  When I wasn’t gaming with Bard and/or our mutual friends, or spending time with Bard, I was building this.  I actually only put on my xBox during the entire build to have a movie on as background.

But now that the dust of PAX is settling and Bard and I are easing into a routine, I think I can be back to my blog.  I have a lot that’s been on my mind, and a lot that I’m ready and raring to write about.  So again, apologies; I didn’t mean to temporarily abandon my blogging (or anything or anyone else), so now I’m back!

The Cynic Writes About Gaming

I’ve never been able to do anything “right”.  I remember the first time I went to the library in school.  I’d just moved from Montana and the only person I knew was my cousin, and by extension, his best friend.  We all trekked down to the library and began to find our books for the week.  The girls went looking for books about kittens, puppies, and horses; the boys went looking for trucks and dinosaurs.  Well, since I only knew boys, I went with them and discovered dinosaurs.  When I got in line to check the book out one of the other girls told me, in a very serious tone, “That’s not a girl book, you can’t take that out.”  Was I chagrined?  Did I change my mind?  Nope.  I shrugged and smiled and checked out that book; I read it and I liked it.

Over the years I’ve done a lot of things “wrong”.  A lot of those things have been in the past decade.  Since finishing my BA in 2002 I’ve made some choices that people wouldn’t expect, and I’m quite happy with the direction my life has taken.  I have cats, but I’m not a ‘cat lady’.  I have my MFA in fiction writing, and while I’ve been trained to analyze literature, I prefer to apply that knowledge to current trends in gaming.  To me, games are about more than puzzles and platforming: they require characters and engaging stories to be interesting, and analyzing just what does that fascinates me.

I have a BA and an MFA, but prefer fantasy novels over modern literary fiction, most of which bores me.  I wrote speculative fiction for my MFA thesis, when I was initially encouraged to write literary.  I challenged myself to write speculative fiction in a literary manner.  I analyzed novels and elements of writing, which I now apply to gaming.  I go to conferences and conventions not on writing or teaching, but gaming and general “participatory culture” (academic speak for nerdery and fandoms).

So what does this make me?  A writing gamer with a cynical view.   Or a cynical gaming writer.  There are many ways to arrange it, but either way, this is me, and this is my blog.  I want to capture my thoughts and observations about gaming, writing, and then general cynical observations about life.  Are cynical observations for everyone?  No, and I don’t want peole to think I’m out to offend, but there are some things I just feel like saying.  People have opinions; and people includes me.

With that said, it’s time to enjoy my final day of Christmas vacation by… what else?  Gaming and writing.  Off to take an arrow to the knee.  Or get nommed by dragons.  Either way, I plan on enjoying it!