I dunno, that kinda lacks some of the punch. I mean, a catapault isn't gonna destroy the town if it's used. Probably something a little more dangerous, like some kind of stone or something, that when the command word is given causes a fireball, centered on idiot.;)
What a weird coincidence, I just finished reading that book (that was the first one I read from discworld, and am currently reading the one with Mort as Deaths apprentice). Anywho, I'm pretty sure I didn't see this one before (on this thread, at least):Sex Fiend: Why do you adventure? To get hot chicks (or guys, as the case may be)! You thrive off of it, and without adventuring would be completely meaningless. Every single night (that you're not slaying a dragon) you find the hottest person you can find, and sleep with them. If they don't go with you based off of looks, you use your 'allmighty influence' to get them in bed with you.
Oh, and gold doesn't hurt either. ;)
Oh, Tek. You've obviously had hundreds for girlfriends...
5e Handbooks I've done:
Animal Buddy: A Guide to the Ranger's Beast Companion
4e Handbookes I've done:
Heart of the Dragon: A Dragonborn's Handbook
Infernal Wrath: A Tiefling's Handbook
I know, I know. I was just trying to bring it a little closer. I mean, a catapault doesn't have the same sense of impending doom. Know what I mean?
I suppose, but Fallout sass is Fallout sass to me, even if it doesn't entirely make sense, it can still be bloody hilarious.
Back on topic...
189. Escaped Slave
Once a slave to a vile master. Your skills, be they in sword or sorcery, were exploited by your master for his own ends. You eventually killed/escaped your master, after several months on the lam, you were taken in by an adventuring company in need of a member, they became your family and you became theirs, your destiny is ahead.
194. Xi's story
You and your tribesmen live in seclusion, making careful use of the little that has been provided. Your lives are simple, and sometimes difficult, but mostly tranquil. Then, one day, and a small clear object fell from the sky.
This small object is incredibly useful! It was hard enough that the women could roll dough much easier with it. It's perfect round mouth is ideal of pressing perfect decorations onto objects or flesh. Its hollow and perfectly rounded form makes for a perfect wind instrument, and it's sides make a pleasing ring when tapped with the right wood. It can carry water. It can be used as a perfect pestle. It's clear but bent form allows you to look through t and see things in strange new ways. It is a wonderful plaything for the children.
But having sent only one of this wonderful object, the gods disrupted your village life. Disorder was brought in, as people fought over the object. And the object, one day, was used as a weapon -- concussing and nearly killing one of the children!
The elders met and discussed the item, and what to do. They decided that The Gods Must Be Crazy, that the object is too dangerous. They elected one of their number -- you -- to carry it to the edge of the world and throw it off.
(Points if you recognize the movie, now almost 30 years old)
(You said it right there.)
Wait a minute! I already posted the "To Be A Master" background. Doesn't this count as an example of that?
201. Ash J. Williams - Your a normal guy in your 20's living a 'normal' life. You work at S-Mart, and have a girlfriend, Linda. However, dark magic has conspired against you. Taking your right hand and nearly your life, you've faced horrors no man should have to see. You find yourself thrust into a different time where monsters and demons rule the earth. With your trusty 'BOOM STICK' and a 'Chainsaw' strapped to your right arm, you have to force back the darkness and find a way home!
I think this counts.
2. Student Loans: You have been expelled from school for failure to pay tuition and other costs. (I've been wanting to play a wizard who is in this predicament and is adventuring to raise money to pay off his school debts).
198. The Victim of Political Fallout You were rubbing elbows with some of the greats back in the good old days. That was until a new king came into power or a new council was elected. Now they want to rid the country of any trace of the old regime and guess what you just happen to be? You decided to book it before they planned the public humilation and/or execution. Now you adventure to get by until either the old king gets back in power or the empire changes hands again.
36. Hopeless Addict: You are addicted to some sort of drug. While the drug has no deadly effects if taken properly, you go through terrible withdrawals without it. Because of this, you adventure to make money to support your habit. You know you're pathetic, spending money that you risked your own life to get for a short buzz, but quitting's just so damn hard!