In a discussion of encumbrance rules, we got onto how chalk is weightless according to D&D (and I will often buy 200 pieces of chalk at chargen just to wipe out my starting gold and mock the encumbrance system while I’m at it).
And from there, buying senseless cheap animals (guinnea hen, mongoose) in 2e was mentioned.
Well, along those lines is my Chicken Mage.
Essentially the first character I ever made in 3e, using that character builder program from WotC, I decided to make an elf wizard.
And after buying the tiny amount of gear I needed, I had about 10 gp left.
So I tried to find something else to buy, and came across the trade goods tab. I bought a goat, and spent the rest on chickens.
But these were not useless, pointless chickens. Oh no.
These chickens were to be used as spell components.
Chicken Mage: “Magic Missile!”
Chicken, being thrown: “Buckaw?” *whap*
Chicken: “BUCKAAWWW!!!” *FWOOMF!*
I never got a chance to use the character, however. We’re still not sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
I’ll post more of my insanity in the future, for sure. How about any of you? Any crazy character concepts you never got to play and wish you had? Or did you play them?
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