Dungeons & Dorks Cast Members
For those of you who aren't familiar with the players in our little tale, we've assembled this "who's who" to get you quickly up to date. It wouldn't hurt to read the comics from the beginning eventually though. :)
The current comics include a whole new set of people, Dndorks the Younger Generation's cast page can be found here
This is the DM's first D&D group. He put out an ad requesting players and got quite a mismatched bunch in response. Still, things seem to be working out ok, except for the occasional possesssion, evil curse or summoned outer god.
Albert is a friend of the DM's from his math class. He's your typical scrawny little geek, but he's got a good heart. Perhaps that's why he plays a cleric, named Arthur. He once put the moves on Melissa during a LARP, but after the housefire they decided to "stay friends". Yup, he's just that smooth.
Mike is basically a jock, and thus you wouldn't expect him to show up at an RPG. Normally you'd be right, but he lost access to the console RPGs he liked to play and decided to give pen & paper gaming a try. His character, Mareg the beastman, is, not suprisingly, an unimaginative rip-off of a console game character. Mike also made a play for Melissa, with a bit of success, though due to a slip of the tongue things have turned a bit icy between the two.
Melissa is *gasp* a FEMALE gamer! She is very into role-playing her characters and her current character, Lia, an elven wizard, comes with a binder several inches thick full of character history. To date, every male player with the exception of Mac Glick and "Harold" has made a try for her. Isn't it great being a woman?
Ethan is a certified rules lawyer and, after the recent coup, current head of the local chapter of M.U.N.C.H.K.I.N.G., a secret organization dedicated to ruining the gaming experience for everyone else. He nearly went "good" during an attempt to gain Melissa's affections, but having been rebuffed, he has redoubled his efforts toward Evil!
Mac is a devout Christian of some denomination, though it seems he takes it a bit to seriously and is rather confused about some of the more important tenets of the faith. He has currently infiltrated the DM's game in an effort to "save" the wayward souls of these poor gamers.
Jenkins is Ethan's lieutenant, and former head of the local M.U.N.C.H.K.I.N.G. chapter. Ethan felt he needed some "backup" as his current gaming group is proving to be a tough nut to crack. Unfortunately, Ethan had to tell the DM that Jenkins was a woman so he'd allow "her" into the group.
The Player Characters
Arthur is Albert's character, a cleric of Pelor. Arthur is actually a relatively well-rounded character, because Albert, as a n00b, didn't think to man-max him in any particular direction. Once, using his sling and a blessed sling-stone he managed to take out a red dragon... sort of.
Mareg the Beastman is Mike's character. Well, it's his character in that he
stole it from a video game. However, as their adventures came and went, Mareg became something more and eventually, using a gift certificate for a makeover, ditched last year's "barbarian" look for a far more stylish "swashbuckling" style.
Lia is Melissa's character, an elven wizardess. She is altruistic and eager to aid the unfortunate. Her history is long and and detailed, but there's not quite enough room for it here. Suffice it to say that it's LONG and DETAILED.
Ethan's character... Ethan (Yes, Ethan. Rules lawyers don't need weird RP names for their characters), is something akin to a mind flayer. Classwise, he's some sort of multiclass monstrosity that is only possible through the dark arts taught to higher ranking members of M.U.N.C.H.K.I.N.G. Turn ons: Tormenting NPCs, Tormenting PCs, Eating brains. Turn offs: Roleplaying
Mac's characeter, Jesus (no, not hey-SOOS. JEE-zus.), a cleric of "God", is new to the group. He met them on the boat back from Oriental Adventures. He has yet to prove himself especially useful, except for explaining how Tetris is evil.
Haroldina is "Harold's" character. She's much better looking than Harold, and thank goodness. She is, unfortunately, a half-elven bard. Bad! Bad character!