1. Blew up the fucking Chantry, simultaneously preventing a needless massacre of innocent mages while also showing the world the hypocrisy inherent in the fact that even if one man killed a Grand Cleric, entirely of his own doing, the Templars would go after mages as a whole.
2. Opened up a free clinic for refugees, refusing to charge the poor, sick and wounded to heal their ailments and deliver their children.
3. Spent several years drafting a manifesto for the cause of mage rights and freedom. Note that this was after he spent a solid two decades locked up in a tower, spent one year in solitary fucking confinement, and saw his lover lobotomized. No, even after all that, he was gonna try to save the world through his writing first.
4. Named a cat Ser Pounce-a-Lot. Self-explanatory.
5. Is, in general, the most terribly caring person in Thedas, he wears his heart on his sleeve and follows his own personal and moral convictions no matter what. In Awakening, if you let him go and tell him to run, he comes back to you, of his own will, to help you fight Darkspawn. He then sticks by your side thereafter unless you start being a wanton asshole, at which point he fucks off. He doesn’t care that you’re the Hero of Ferelden. If you’re not doing the right thing, he wants no part in it. In Dragon Age 2 he wants to give you the best world he possibly can, and he will work at that day and night, without rest.
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@new d&d players and dungeon masters starting because of critical role, aquisitions inc, the adventure zone, etc:
hey listen. i know it’s really super easy to compare and set up expectations that your game, your DMing or your roleplaying should be like theirs. i know. it’s super easy to look at matthew mercer and feel like you’ll never be as entertaining as him or you’ll never be as good at roleplaying as the cast, or that you’ll never be as funny as the mcelroys.
but listen to me. i’m serious. they are professionals, but they’re playing with their friends. every single person brings something unique and great to a tabletop game, and if you let go of the expectation that everything needs to be perfect, everything needs to be like the podcasts you listen to or the shows you watch–
it WILL be perfect. d&d is a game where you can do whatever the fuck you want and you should do that, but realize that with these expectations are unfair to your fellow players, your dm, and most importantly yourself. sometimes it takes a while for people to get comfortable with how things are. sometimes it doesn’t. that’s ok. just enjoy your game as much as you can