A lil context: our party (of around 5) had been captured by drow and abandoned a small island inhabited by humans, goblins, and orcs. We decided to approach the orcs to see if they would aid us in taking out the drow and get off the island. I play a female half-elf paladin, while my friend plays her twin brother. Our campaign has been run using milestone levelling, rather than XP for story reasons.
Orc Leader: by our custom to gain our loyalty, you must compete to show your physical prowess!
(DM tells us to roll Athletics or Performance to see which of us will be picked for the trial)
Me: rolls nat20 Athletics
Twin: rolls nat20 performance
Orc Leader: you! The small double-elf persons! You shall compete in our physical challenge!
Twin: *leaning into the orc’s space* what kind of physical challenge, big boy? Surely we can bend the rules a little.
Me: I wink flirtatiously.
DM: Make a persuasion roll, with advantage because of your sister
Twin: rolls nat19
DM: Seriously? *rolls a nat1 for the orc’s saving throw* oh come on!
Orc Leader: (nervously) Crekkar accepts your challenge!
DM: And so you both take Crekkar to his tent and show your …physical prowess. *rolls dice* You both tire him out easily while you remain almost unaffected. The orcs appreciate your strength and endurance and are now your allies.
Me (ooc): *jokes* level up!
DM: … actually. I had planned for the milestone to be after you conquered the orc camp, either by killing them or proving yourself in combat. So, yeah. The entire party is now level 3.
Monk: I can’t believe I can now catch arrows because the twins are sluts
Somebody give me creative reigns for a TV show. Picture this - Elvira and Dolly Parton starring side-by-side as twin sisters, both witches from humble roots. They’ve each lived wild lives independently and with a little huffy hostility towards each other, following different paths to become powerful enchantresses. As they reach old age, they realize the only thing they can’t replace with magic…. is family.
For the first time, Laverne Cox has landed a TV series role that was not written specifically for a transgender woman.
Cox will play the co-lead on ABC’s “The Trustee,” a “female buddy cop pilot.”
Based off the casting description, this marks the first time Cox has been cast in a major project where her own trans identity didn’t factor into the casting (if you don’t count Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” remake, where she played Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a part traditionally played by a man in drag).
On her Netflix breakthrough, “Orange Is the New Black,” Cox earned the first Emmy nomination for an openly transgender person for her role as trans inmate and beauty expert Sophia Burset. Her twin brother, M. Lamar, played Burset before her character’s transition in the show.
Similarly, Cox’s role on “Doubt” as Cameron Wirth, a competitive attorney and Ivy League graduate, was also written as trans by the show’s creators, married couple Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, who have a trans son.