My favourite metaphor of character playing has always been that characters are translucent and not opaque - where they’re like stained glass.
You, the person are the light behind the stained glass.
And what the character is - it is always still you, but the colors and shapes and the way the things are arranged changes and the light shines through differently.
- Brennan Lee Mulligan in Adventuring Academy: Giving Yourself Permission to Play (with Marisha Ray)
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Dick is walking through the manor when he hears:
Jason: Fuck I'm dying! Guys help I'm dying!!
Duke: Fuck, fuck, I can't do anything! Cass can you help?
Cass: Pinned down, can't help.
Tim: Steph it's up to you.
Steph: What?! No! I- I can't, I'm not!
Tim: If you can't Jason will die.
Dick starts running.
Steph: You're a monster Timothy Drake!
Tim: It's not me, it's fate.
Jason: Please, Steph. I believe in you.
Steph: Ok... I- I-
Dick bursts into the room.
Steph: I USE BARDIC INSPIRATION!
Steph, Jason, Tim, Cass, and Duke are on the floor each with a set of dice and a character sheet.
Tim: That's just a bonus action?? What do you actually do?
Steph: Huh? Oh, nah that's it. That's the end of my turn.
Duke: BUT YOU COULD AT LEAST TRY TO STAB THE MONSTER?!?!
Steph, hums to herself: Nah, I'm good. Thanks though!
Jason: You asshole!
Dick slowly backs out of the room, refusing to get involved with that fight.
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Free Links to DND Sourcebooks
Dungeon Master's Guide
Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica
Mordekainen's Tome of Foes
Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
Volo's Guide to Monsters
Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron
Xanathar's Guide to Everything
Eberron - Rising from the Last War
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Gren, shouting across the dungeon: WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
Runaan, sighing deeply as this is the fifth time in the past three minutes and the two-hundred sixty-seventh in the past hour: RUNAAN! NOW BE QUIET!
Gren: WANNA BE FRIENDS?
Gren, softly but still somehow audible: Oh.
Runaan: *groaning in frustration*
Runaan: *sighing for a full thirty seconds*
Runaan: *deep inhale*
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