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Darius the Handsome

Darius the Handsome
I had a blast playing in the second session of Ephemera, run by Chris (The Clash of Spear on Shield). My character, Darius, is a first level human magic-user. We are using the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules (fourth printing) and I rolled the following:

  • Strength: 11
  • Intelligence: 11
  • Wisdom: 10
  • Constitution: 10
  • Dexterity: 7
  • Charisma: 17

While Chris did allow us to swap one set of scores, I decided to play Darius as I rolled him: Slow of foot but a delight be around. I miss my Holmesian days (back in the 70s) when we played the characters as rolled, warts and all.

Darius gets a maximum of six first level spells. I failed the rolls for Sleep and Magic Missile, but did get Charm Person. I opted to only put four spells in his spell book (Charm Person, Detect Magic, Read Magic, and Shield). That way I can reroll for Sleep or Magic Missile when I advance a level as I didn't max out my first level spell allotment.

The Charm Person was put to use immediately as I charmed Tub, a Frost Goblin Guard. Now we have a guide and more muscle in the party.

6 comments:

  1. I know, Connor had an extremely difficult time not giving Darius a hug, but you said the safe word and I respected that.

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    1. Yes, the safe word is also close at hand.

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    1. Yes, he is. Obviously, playing against type for me as a player. Actually, Darius is the real player, not me.

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  3. You mean that in Sword & Wizardry Charisma is more important for a Magic User than Intelligence?

    I though that only "worked" for Sorcerers?

    Weird.

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    1. No, I rolled a 17 for Charisma. I didn't rearrange my scores at all, which was how our GM wanted us to roll (although we were allowed one swap, which I choose to not do).

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