On the Shoulders of Dwarves

Your Next Character Should Be an Accountant (episode 74)

On the Shoulders of Dwarves
Your Next Character Should Be an Accountant (episode 74)
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This episode focus on suggestions for character concepts that might be different from your usual tropes, with boring or "unwanted" histories or ideals. [Better Backgrounds](https://dwarves.podiant.co/e/better-background-episode-58-372bd15a77f9e8/) [Avoiding Character Cliches](https://dwarves.podiant.co/e/avoiding-character-cliches-episode-2-35aab600eb0406/) ### The family man (2:00) An adult with a family that comes into play in a positive way during the game. ### Unrelated history (3:55) A character that already had a profession, that had nothing to do with their current class. [The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant](https://www.amazon.com/Utterly-Uninteresting-Unadventurous-Vampire-Accountant-ebook/dp/B00M6AM6Q8) [Our interview with Drew Hayes](https://dwarves.podiant.co/e/interview-with-drew-hayes-episode-56-3715e204f5063c/) ### A young apprentice (7:40) Don’t know how to use some of your powers. ### Midrange minion (9:55) Your character is part of an organisation. They desperately want to climb up the ladder but must distinguish themselves. ### Villainous past (13:00) Your character was once on the wrong side of the law. But they have seen the error of their ways and switched sides. ### A very famous person (14:15) Traveling in disguise or... not travelling in disguise. ### A creation of/related to someone else (15:40) Uber-familiar, Crystal manifestation. Not necesearally dumb, but very much dependant emotionally on the other character. ### Someone who is mainly defined by what they desire, not what they can do (18:50) Not a ‘fighter’, but a ‘freedom fighter’. ### Someone who’s plain but has a secret inner world (20:20) [Aggretsuko](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggretsuko). Conflict between the inner and the outer worlds. ### A completely average person (22:05) [Unknown Armies](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unknown_Armies) can start with everyone playing (semi) regular people. ### Summary (25:00) ### Taking the Load off (27:10) We did a live stream RPG this week to support the Make-a-Wish foundation for Children's Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve raised 205 USD for the cause; [watch it here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOgnrDz8R38&t=31s), and you can still donate! We played [The Ward](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/222793/The-Ward-Acute-Care-Edition?affiliate_id=29668), a PbtA hack that was designed for medical drama gameplay in the style of ER or Grey's Anatomy. ----- Email us at show@dwarfcast.net with questions, topic suggestions, and comments on this episode, and check out [our Facebook group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/dwarfpodcast) [We have a Patreon page](https://www.patreon.com/dwarfcast), in case you'd like to support us in a monetary fashion. Also, most links to [DriveThruRPG are affiliate](http://drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=29668), which means we get a bit of money if you buy through them, with no added cost to you. Intro and outro based on On the Shoulders of Dwarves by the Cliches Duo. On the Shoulders of Dwarves is shared under [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)
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