June 21st, 2004

Jeff's Standard Rant #4: Starting Character Effectiveness

I saw Chronicles of Riddick this weekend. Before the movie I was talking to a friend of mine about one of my favorite TV shows - 24 - and just how much its main character (Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland) kicks ass. Before Chronicles started there was a trailer for the Bourne Supremacy.

So what's this have to do with roleplaying? Well, during the course of the evening (I think it was after the Bourne trailer) I posed the following question to a friend:

Why can't I play Jack Bauer/Jason Bourne/Riddick in an RPG as a starting character?

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