Last night, because couldn’t sleep, I wound up ploughing through a very long personality quiz to determine what kind of character I’d be if I played Dungeons & Dragons. Which I don’t, although I’ve always wanted to. I was amused at the end result, and I thought I’d share.
Let me just say here there’s nothing elf-like about my shape and, um, ability to be clumsy. I’ll accept the Ranger, though. I spend too much time in the woods, always have, to deny that one. Although my chosen companions for animals were usually a dog, and a baby goat. Not what you might think of, that goat. Still, loads of fun when you’re a kid living on nuts and berries and pretending to be lost in the wilderness.
I actually saved this because I think it would be a fun and useful tool for character-building, from a writerly perspective. If I took the quiz thinking of a character’s reponses to the questions instead of my own, I suspect I’d gain insights deeper than I usually get as a pantser. And of course I’d have characters who would fold their arms over their chests, give me a look, and mutter something about OpSec.
Link to the quiz below, and detailed statistics which I found interesting, because they could be used in themselves for character development. Data is always nice. Speaking of – you don’t have to give any of yours to this site in order to take the quiz or get results. It is safe enough, as things on the ‘net go!
I Am A: Neutral Good Elf Paladin/Ranger (3rd/3rd Level)
Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment when it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.
Elves are known for their poetry, song, and magical arts, but when danger threatens they show great skill with weapons and strategy. Elves can live to be over 700 years old and, by human standards, are slow to make friends and enemies, and even slower to forget them. Elves are slim and stand 4.5 to 5.5 feet tall. They have no facial or body hair, prefer comfortable clothes, and possess unearthly grace. Many others races find them hauntingly beautiful.
Paladins take their adventures seriously, and even a mundane mission is, in the heart of the paladin, a personal test an opportunity to demonstrate bravery, to learn tactics, and to find ways to do good. Divine power protects these warriors of virtue, warding off harm, protecting from disease, healing, and guarding against fear. The paladin can also direct this power to help others, healing wounds or curing diseases, and also use it to destroy evil. Experienced paladins can smite evil foes and turn away undead. A paladin’s Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast. Many of the paladin’s special abilities also benefit from a high Charisma score.
Rangers are skilled stalkers and hunters who make their home in the woods. Their martial skill is nearly the equal of the fighter, but they lack the latter’s dedication to the craft of fighting. Instead, the ranger focuses his skills and training on a specific enemy a type of creature he bears a vengeful grudge against and hunts above all others. Rangers often accept the role of protector, aiding those who live in or travel through the woods. His skills allow him to move quietly and stick to the shadows, especially in natural settings, and he also has special knowledge of certain types of creatures. Finally, an experienced ranger has such a tie to nature that he can actually draw on natural power to cast divine spells, much as a druid does, and like a druid he is often accompanied by animal companions. A ranger’s Wisdom score should be high, as 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)
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