Thrown out of a D&D game during the “Character Concept” phase!
So one of the guys in the group wants to run a “Nordic” campaign. You know, Grunty Northmen, furry shorts, everyone has a level in barbarian, etc. These *can* be fun, but this is also a GM that Takes Himself Way Too Seriously, and really ought to be playing Vampire The Masquerade or something, but that’s Not Macho Enough. Whatever.
We pitch character concepts to the GM to make sure they’re OK/party balance reasons. Kyle, GM’s dramabro buddy, goes first.
PC Kyle: So I wanna play a Human Paladin Of Odin, a great explorer who made it to many exotic lands so he has twin scimitars and Knows about gunpowder. his name is Halfdan, after the graffiti in the Haiga Sophia.
(that sound you heard was every former RA Salvatore fan cringing)
GM: I like it! Anyone else have an Idea?
Me, An Asshole: I wanna be a Goliath Barbarian with a belt of “enlarge person” named “Fulldan”
*six people chime in with various levels of distress over the pun.”
PCJenna: Aw, I wanted to be the barbarian!
Me, Still an asshole: Sure! That was a joke. I’d really rather play a rouge. I like the stabby-hidey halfling build.
GM: Ok that’s great, this is as SERIOUS campaign, so no joke characters.
Me: His name is Quarterdan.