On a scale of 1-10, how hard would you gauge it is to stay in character?
At the moment, I'm finding it incredibly hard. I adore both my Fading Suns and AD&D 3ed characters but both of them are incredibly hard to role play.
My AD&D is a pretty bitter necromancer all around. She lives to create trouble and unrest but makes a point of withdrawing back into the shadows whenever things heat up. Despite this almost 'evil' sounding personality, she's fiercely loyal with a very dry, sarcastic sense of humour.
As it stands, thanks to her personality she was stabbed and almost killed by a barbarian a few sessions back. Well... I suppose it was my fault for telling him that our Priest of Pelor was actually hiding a stash of treasure from him, but that's beside the point. Because of this near death experience which I only survived due to bad roling on the barbarian's behalf, I've kept my mouth shut since.
But that's not the worst of it.. . I've recently possessed- or should that be 'been posessed by?'- an extremely chaotic evil staff. I can barely talk around the matter and so far he hasn't killed any of my team mates (or me for that matter!) but its hard. It would be so easy to slip completely under the staff's will and allow my alignment to take a sudden nose dive, but I have a great love for my necromancer and don't want to see her skewered by her other party members any time soon.
..... so what am I to do?
And in Fading Suns, I'm an extrovert healer who has a high calm trait. And yet it always seems to be her who argues and interogates. I'm not sure if this is my own fault or the inability of my team members to notice important things. I've gone from being a priest to a member of the Spanish Inquisition!
...... so what do I do here? Do I carry on with the demanding personality although it doesn't fit the mould of a healer? Or do I sit back and allow my group to stumble along without seeming to pick up on very important events and hints that the GM drops? Of course, I could tell them what to say but that seems to take half the fun out of it. I just find myself hesitating now more than ever as to whether I do things or not.
Sorry to ramble, but this has been bugging me for a while now. All feedback whether directly related or your own comments on the issue of staying IC would be much appreciated.
Yours, a contemplative RPer in England.