Some D&D Character Ideas

Is time to start a new Dungeons and Dragons campaign? Are you tired of just playing one sided characters on a power trip, or only playing out classic fantasy tropes? Need a creative flaw, an interesting backstory, or a compelling reason for why you would be on an adventure? Try on one of these character ideas for size:

  • Reporter who is sent to follow the adventuring party for a story
  • Small town sheriff / constable who is on the hunt for a dangerous criminal
  • Renowned pirate/sailor who has been cursed to stay on land
  • A circus strongman who suffers from stage fright
  • A noble trying (unsuccessfully) to live a pauper
  • A claustrophobic dwarf who can no longer live underground
  • An eccentric kleptomaniac who was expelled from the Thieves Guild for only stealing right shoes
  • A blind archer who can only see through their animal familiar
  • A halfling who prefers to walk on stilts
  • A librarian bounty out collecting ancient tombs
  • A librarian bounty hunter searching for overdue books
  • An awoken puppet who things they are real
  • A cleric who worships and abstract concept
  • A sentient weapon being carried by a flesh golem it can control
  • A deposed king trying to recruit fighters for a counter rebellion
  • A deity or powerful creature cursed into mortal form
  • Paladin or Cleric who has lost their faith, or is a nihilist
  • A body with multiple souls entrapped which switches between them randomly after a short rest
  • A cursed player who changes race randomly every 10 days
  • A bard who impersonates a wizard to sell basilisk-oil potions
  • An escaped convict on the run who doesn’t know he’s already been pardoned and no one is looking for him
  • The victim of a body swap who is searching for their original body to switch back
  • A housewife who “just needs a little break” but got swept up in an adventure

Troll in Brown

Since the start of the pandemic board games and Dungeons an Dragons have mostly been remote over the computer; so I haven’t had the need to paint any new creature models from my collection. I had some extra time today so I painted this troll just for fun. It ended up being a case study for using every shade of brown paint I had.