Saturday, April 5, 2008

Gallery: Celebrity D&D Characters, Rolled by Readers

In honor of Gary Gygax, the inventor of Dungeons & Dragons who passed away last month, we've assembled a gallery of famous people as if they were AD&D characters.

At the beginning of an AD&D game, players roll dice to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their characters. If they are a strong, chaotic good fighter (but profoundly unintelligent), it's bad form to use brilliant and honorable tactics on the battlefield. Instead, they should fight dirty and smash everything in sight.

For those unfamiliar with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, here's a glossary:
Character Class: Fighters, Mages, Thieves and Clerics. We expanded that to include other professions.
Moral Alignment: Lawful characters are very read-only. Those with chaotic leanings will get the job done by any means necessary. Good and evil need no explanation.
Ability Scores: Numbers that reflect how smart, strong, coordinated, wise, charismatic or rugged a character can be. Eighteen is the highest score a new character can attain. It reflects the greatest level of natural prowess.
Special Abilities: Magical powers or talents unique to a character.

Left: Paris Hilton

Chaotic Neutral Human
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 9
Wisdom: 8
Constitution: 10
Dexterity: 14
Charisma: 18
Special Abilities: Wiggling out of jail time for DUI charges, washing cars in an entertaining manner.

Posted by: Aaron Rowe

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