What D&D Character Am I?

The What D&D Character Am I meme is doing the rounds again.  I did it, because I’m a sheep and I was bored, but I noticed an Interesting Thing in the results.  I’ll spare you the full writeup of my results (I imagine that anyone reading this has some idea of what they mean) but here’s the bit that isn’t telling folks how to suck eggs.

True Neutral Human Wizard/Sorcerer (2nd/1st Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 9
Dexterity- 11
Constitution- 8
Intelligence- 14
Wisdom- 12
Charisma- 15

No way have I got higher CHA than INT, unless I really did bluff my way through three degrees, but apart from that I think it’s pretty spot on.  The inexplicable dual-class choice probably represents my inability to commit to either a creative or academic lifestyle.  I have, after all, made some pretty counter-intuitive choices in my time…  One does wonder how a Wizard/Sorcerer would actually play: maybe using the Sorcerer slots for spells you’re likely to spam, and the Wizard ones for selectively-prepared doom spells?

I actually want to try that now.  Anyway, the gist rather than the gristle is this.

Detailed Results:

Alignment:

Lawful Good —– XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Neutral Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
Chaotic Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (15)
Lawful Neutral — XXXXXXXXXX (10)
True Neutral —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
Chaotic Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (15)
Lawful Evil —– XXXXXXX (7)
Neutral Evil —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16)
Chaotic Evil —- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)


Law & Chaos:

Law —– XX (2)
Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXX (11)
Chaos — XXXXXXX (7)


Good & Evil:

Good —- XXXXXXXX (8)
Neutral – XXXXXXXX (8)
Evil —- XXXXX (5)


Race:

Human —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Dwarf —- XXXXXXXX (8)
Elf —— XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Gnome —- XXXXXXXX (8)
Halfling – XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Half-Elf – XXXXXXXX (8)
Half-Orc – XXXX (4)


Class:

Barbarian – (-4)
Bard —— (-6)
Cleric —- (0)
Druid —– XX (2)
Fighter — (0)
Monk —— (-23)
Paladin — (-21)
Ranger —- (-2)
Rogue —– (0)
Sorcerer — XXXXXX (6)
Wizard —- XXXXXX (6)

The character who perfectly exemplifies my ‘type’, the sort of persona I usually go for in RPGs, is my Neverwinter Nights (ergo D&D 3.5) protagonist; a Half-Orc Monk (who eventually multiclassed into Wizard and thence Pale Master in NWN, for Story Reasons) of Lawful Evil alignment.  I’ve been known to run the same race/alignment combination as a Cleric from time to time too.

I just find it interesting that I gravitate toward characters who are – if this thing is any indication – pretty explicitly Not Me.  Escapism?  Catharsis?  A well-concealed sadistic/resentful streak that I explore through roleplaying?  I’m sure I don’t know.  Do you find yourself playing characters who are so Totally Not You?

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  1. True Neutral Human Wizard (L3) myself, with respectable but average stats: Str 10, Dex 11, Con 13, Int 16, Wis 14, Cha 12. I suspect it has a loose definition of True Neutral though, because it could easily go to Neutral Good, Lawful Good, or Lawful Neutral as well. I’m a tick away from being a Halfling, too, apparently.

    1. Doesn’t The Game warn against True Neutrality, describing it as a rare and quite tricky moral/ethical position?

      I’m a bit jealous of all these INT 16s that are coming up. Am I not as smart as I think I am/want to be?

      1. Well, I am in the last year of my Ph.D., so there’s something to be said for that Int 16….

        And yeah, true neutrality really doesn’t exist that often, and they tend to describe it as leaning towards good anyway. There’s the True Neutrality of ensuring even-handedness towards both law and chaos, good and evil; and then there’s the true neutrality of “fuck it, I’m just going to live my life and not worry about all these strict ethical codes, just doing what I think is right while having respect for the laws.” I think the second is more common than the first.

  2. Hmmm I’m a 4th level NG Half Elf Wizard it reckons. If I was one of my PCs I’d be pretty happy with my stats: Strength 14, Dexterity 15, Constitution 14, Intelligence 16, Wisdom 12, Charisma 13. Seeing as it seems to assign any bookworm/academic answers to Wizard I bet most people who do the test come out as one.

    I think the character above seems a bit boring to me, although the only thing different to what I normally play really is the class. I prefer more physical characters. The alignment and other stats are pretty spot on though. I like balanced, intelligent warriors, who are cunning as well as physically accomplished. I also always play Good characters because . . . I want them to be heroes.

    Race-wise if I’m not Human I play Dwarves. A Dwarf or Human Fighter/Rogue are probably my iconic characters. The characters I guess are who I would like to be if I was a hero in a fantasy setting, or who I would like to read about as a protagonist. Which I suppose is kind of the point?

    1. Yeah… which makes me wonder about my taste in protagonists!

      I suppose there’s that ‘enemy of my enemy’ factor, and the idea that a sensible evildoer wants an infrastructure and rights and the opportunity to govern legitimately. It’s ‘Evil’ as ‘morally out of alignment with the consensus’ – for instance, a necromancer in most fantasy settings is Evil by default because of the moral transgressions and taboo-breaking inherent in messing around with the dead, but Evil doesn’t mean ‘dis-integrated from society’…

  3. PS the reason my stats are above average almost across the board is a quirk of the test I think. I didn’t fudge, honest! I just have a physical job (working nights at a supermarket) on top of my post-grad work, so it assigned me good physical and mental stats.

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