I (Ginger) had a brief skirmish with D&D 3.5 in 2006. All of the players were very new to it and so we didn’t make it past the tavern without straight up orders from the DM (who himself was quite experienced). It went up into a ball of flame and I don’t even remember what my character was anymore.
In 2008 another group formed. DM’s choice: d20 Modern. At the time I wanted to play a wizard so I wasn’t jazzed. I also didn’t understand the mechanics of D&D in general, so I made up some wacky fundraiser lady. I didn’t understand how much no-talky was involved in this particular campaign though so she ended up being quite pointless.
Fortunately my DM allowed me to swap characters. I decided to make a character that would fill the gaps in our current party. Our party was fairly trigger happy but we had no real melee powerhouses. We needed someone that would really fly off the handle to keep things interesting. As I listed off everything our party was not, that goofy bounty hunter Chris and I had kicked around for years kept popping up.
Chris and I wrote a short story to figure out how this guy would work in that campaign. We came to the realization that this lil’ guy was a lot of fun to write.
I found that he was TONS OF FUN to play.
“We should make a comic.”