I don’t think I have a favorite type of location. Right now we’re playing in the Underdark (Forgotten Realms), we escaped Menzoberranzan and are now in a place called Neverlight Grove. It’s… dark, so now I’m wishing I had created a character with night or low-light vision. Oh, well.
It was a Ravenloft adventure. The Mists brought the characters to an old manor, where restless spirits were trying to tempt them and entrap them there for eternity. The characters were separated after a while, and every room shifted to show what would tempt each of them, and then show them the punishment they deserved. The manor showed them the horrors that happened before their arrival as weird transitions between past and present, which caused players and characters to be freaked out of their wits. One of them fell to the horror of the visions (failed a Horror saving throw) and almost killed the rest of the party in his delusional state. It was awesome!
Two things, and both happened in the same session!
Ok, so I was a cleric, I think, and I was at home sleeping. I heard a noise in the window, like tac-tac-tac, and went to see what it was. I opened the curtain and saw a majestic white owl there, with eyes that held the wisdom of the universe. I was entranced by it so I opened the window, and when I grazed it with my hand, I was transported to a different place where I found the rest of the party. Continue reading
I don’t really know, it’s probably Brother Torquemada, an Inquisitor-type cleric played by my brother-in-law a lot of years ago. It was a chaotic neutral cleric (not-so) slowly descending into madness, and his favorite thing to do was cleanse the world through fire. It was hilarious!
My favorite character I have played was a Half-Vistani woman called Céline, she was a dancer with a theater troupe and found the rest of the party stranded in the middle of a forest when having some “fun” with a gentleman who didn’t know how to take no for an answer. The gentleman in question was later killed by… something. I was blamed, the party tried to intervene, we were all thrown in jail, and after a lot of strife and conflict, and finding my dying father (who was a rich member of Richemulot’s society) we managed to kill the… thing, that took the life of the not-so-gentle gentleman. The wrath of the Renier family fell upon our group and with the help of a Vistani caravan we managed to cross the mists, but where the Powers decided to throw us, I have no idea.
I’m going to say 3.5 is my favorite because it’s less complicated than AD&D (which is what got me started) but is less mechanic than 4th Ed (which was more miniature centered and felt more standardized than I liked). I have been playing 5th Edition but I am not familiar enough with the rules to compare, although it feels like they simplified 3.5 even further, so it’s going pretty well.
Depends on the setting, but my favorites are Tymora if in Faerun, Gilean if in Dragonlance, Elemental Chaos if in Dark Sun, Eilistraee if related with Drow in any way, and you know you can’t make contact with anything good while in Ravenloft so let’s not speak of it, alright?