Wednesday, January 29, 2014

D&D Profile: Tyriron

I've got one odd group of D&D players, but I'm sure that's something any dungeon master can say.

Still, the other day I was looking over one of their character sheets to make certain everything was in order (most of the players are still getting used to the system, which makes sense considering that it took me a year to really grasp attacks of opportunity), when it occurred to me that it might be fun to write up a profile on each of these weirdos.

Since the character sheet I was looking over at the time was Reid's character, Tyriron, I figured I might as well start there.
Tyriron (pronounced tire iron) is a hafling who claims to come from a wealthy family, yet his attitude and lack of personal wealth suggests otherwise. Still, that doesn't stop him from getting very indignant when he's being manhandled.

Although he's technically a rogue, he certainly doesn't fit the stereotype: his Dexterity score is middling, and if he's good at hiding it's largely because he's small. He's very much a jack of all trades, with an emphasis on charisma-based abilities, which makes sense since his highest stats are his Int and Cha.

He's a successful fast-talker, which is good since he's neither strong nor fast enough to be truly dangerous. He is, however, slowly getting a firm grasp on archery.

He has apparently died once so far due to a poisoned pie, given to him by a child that, to be fair, he was hired to kill. He was soon revived by a man who, later, was revealed to be a demigod.

Later on he imitated an elf by using his disguise skills and standing on the shoulders of the child who, earlier, had killed him with a pie. The ruse was very nearly successful, until the boy tripped and the disguise was broken.

Yet more evidence that Tyriron is, perhaps, not the wealthy heir he claims to be comes from his notable skill at lock picking and, to a lesser degree, disabling traps. Also, when given the chance to leave his home realm with no guarantee of return, he never looked back.

His closest pal in the party is the half orc bard, Buck. Together they entertain people as a musical comedy duo. Their combined antics have endeared them to some, though there are some people you'll just never impress.

Tyriron's long-term goals are unclear. Occasionally he shows great leadership potential, but his lack of focus prevents people from taking him seriously for very long. For now, Tyriron seems content to bask in the glow of a carefree lifestyle, safe behind a wall of unending luck and a healthy amount of self-importance.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad for the pronunciation. I was staring at that for ten minutes in your last D&D post trying to figure out how to say it. I settled for an awkward pronunciation of "Tyrion" from SoIaF with an r worked in. "Tear-ee-run."