Since this seems to have now migrated from LJ into the rest of the blogosphere, I guess I’ll give it a shot.

Name 12 characters you have played in RPGs, before looking at the questions that follow. List your characters numbered 1 to 12, with the name of the RPG you played them in. Once you’ve picked your 12 characters, look at the questions and answer accordingly. (No peeking until you’ve picked your characters!) Put your answers behind a cut.

  1. Jerrym (Amber Diceless RPG)
  2. Captain Wesley Hobart (ADRPG variant)
  3. Alishish “The Damned” Rajish (fantasy heartbreaker)
  4. Alexander Kovalev (GURPS Fatherland)
  5. Greunthard (GURPS Discworld)
  6. Marcellus Hamlin (D&D 3.5)
  7. Brother Virgil (Dogs in the Vineyard)
  8. Amir bin Muhammad bin Ibrahim bin Nasir bin Safwan Al-Majid (aka The Mad Arab) (ADRPG variant)
  9. Alvaro Lopez (ADRPG variant)
  10. Tony Chen (aka Fat Chen) (ADRPG variant)
  11. Garrinton (Timemaster/GURPS hybrid)
  12. Benedict Pons (ADRPG variant)

1) Who would make a better college professor: 6 (Marcellus), or 11 (Garrinton)?

Anyone would make a better college professor than Garrinton, even Marcellus.

2) Do you think 2 (Wesley) is hot? How hot?

Yes, and very. I mean, c’mon, he’s a dashing privateer!

3) 12 (Benedict Pons) sends 8 (Amir) on a mission. What is it, and does it succeed?

Their mission is to escape from Amir’s wives. They fail, as there is no escape.

4) What is, or would be, 9 (Alvaro)’s favorite book?

The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas, translated into Portuguese

5) Would it make more sense for 2 (Wesley) to swear fealty to 6 (Marcellus), or the other way around?

Let’s see, Marcellus may be the Chosen of a goddess, but Wesley is a privateer captain and a crime lord, so I think he’d be the one in charge.

6) For some reason, 5 (Gruenthard) is looking for a room-mate. Should they share a studio apartment with 9 (Alvaro), or 10 (Tony)?

Alvaro, as I think he’d be somewhat less likely to just kill Gruenthard than Tony would.

7) 2 (Wesley), 7 (Virgil), and 12 (Benedict) have dinner together. Where do they go, and what do they discuss?

Together? Wesley? And Brother Virgil?! This is a bad idea, and any discussion would have to center around how Wesley should end his sinning ways. Benedict would just sit there and study them both.

8) 3 (Alishish) challenges 10 (Tony)to a duel. What happens?

As Alishish approached with his huge, glowing scythe, Tony would just shoot him in the face.

9) If 1 (Jerrym) stole 8 (Amir)’s most precious possession, how would they get it back?

No matter what Amir did, his wives would return to him. And Jerrym wouldn’t even try to stop them.

10) Suggest a title for a story in which 7 (Virgil) and 12 (Benedict Pons) both attain what they most desire.


11) What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted 4 (Alexander) and 1 (Jerrym) to work together?

A common enemy.

12) If 7 (Virgil) visited you for the weekend, how would you get along?

Nope. He’s a missionary with a gun, and I’m godless.

13) If you could command 3 (Alishish) to perform any one task or service for you, what would it be?

All he’d be good at is killing someone, so that’d be the task.

14) Does anyone on your friends list resemble 11 (Garrinton) (either in appearance or personality)?


15) If 2 (Wesley) had to choose sides between 4 (Alexander) and 5 (Greunthard), which would it be?

Probably Gruenthard, since he’s easier to understand and also the definite underdog.

16) What might 10 (Tony) shout while charging into battle?

Something simple, like “Die!” Only in Cantonese.

17) If you chose a song to represent 8 (Amir), which song would you choose?

“Stand by your Man”

18) 1 (Jerrym), 6 (Marcellus), and 12 (Benedict) are having dim sum at a Chinese restaurant. There is only one scallion pancake left, and they all reach for it at the same time. Who gets to eat it?

Marcellus, because he’s the lucky one.

19) What might be a good pick-up line for 2 (Wesley) to use on 10 (Tony)?

Pass again.

20) What would 5 (Gruenthard) most likely be arrested for?

Hacking people up with a magic sword.

21) What is 6 (Marcellus)’s secret?

He has magic pants. No, wait, that’s not a secret.

22) If 11 (Garrinton) and 9 (Alvaro) were racing to a destination, who would get there first?

Garrinton, as he’d be driving something that flew.

23) If you had to walk home through a bad neighborhood late at night, would you feel safer in the company of 7 (Virgil) or 8 (Amir)?

Either one would be a fine protector, but Amir would be less of a threat to me.

24) 1 (Jerrym) and 9 (Alvaro) reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by 4 (Alexander)’s sinister secret organization. 11 (Garrinton) volunteers to help them, but it is later discovered that he/she is actually a spy for 4 (Alexander). Meanwhile, 4 (Alexander) has kidnapped 12 (Benedict) in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise advice of 5 (Gruenthard), they seek out 3 (Alishish), who gives them what they need to complete their quest. What title would you give this fic?

“Two Swords Against The Red Menace”

Of course, I’ve realized that this meme is really only entertaining to people who know who some of the characters are, or at least can infer things about them from the games they came from.