Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons, passed away today.
My hubby, my brother, and me played D&D in the 80's. We started playing with a group of friends and then played on our own. We had a lot of fun. We usually played at our apartment and we'd stay up to all hours of the night just so we could finish a game and our characters could advance a level.
I had three characters. Two were sisters - a thief, Jaxom and a cleric, Kayla. (I borrowed their names from the Anne McCaffrey Pern books.) The other one was a Princess and a magician. Her name was Menolly! (She's also named for a Pern character.) The module pictured above, The Keep on the Borderlands, was one of the most fun we played. I was the DM and Tom and Paul were the players.
I found this quiz to find out what character you would be and it figures it worked out that I am a cleric since that was what I played all those years ago. Also, I'm Lawful and Good. Well, the Camera Totin Idiot was right when he christened me Goody Two Shoes.
Go here to take the quiz! It's fun!
I Am A: Lawful Good Human Cleric (6th Level)
Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment because it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.
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.
Clerics act as intermediaries between the earthly and the divine (or infernal) worlds. A good cleric helps those in need, while an evil cleric seeks to spread his patron's vision of evil across the world. All clerics can heal wounds and bring people back from the brink of death, and powerful clerics can even raise the dead. Likewise, all clerics have authority over undead creatures, and they can turn away or even destroy these creatures. Clerics are trained in the use of simple weapons, and can use all forms of armor and shields without penalty, since armor does not interfere with the casting of divine spells. In addition to his normal complement of spells, every cleric chooses to focus on two of his deity's domains. These domains grants the cleric special powers, and give him access to spells that he might otherwise never learn. A cleric's Wisdom score should be high, since this determines the maximum spell level that he can cast.
Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)