Name A Song, Pick A Character

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I saw this thread on another forum and thought it would be cute. The way it works is, someone posts a song (and YouTube link if possible, especially if the song is obscure), and the next poster responds with a character type that fits the song, and a short 1-2 sentence explanation why, then he posts a song of his own.

This was a lot of fun, because some characters are inspired by songs for some people. I know I got the idea for a Hexblade I played from hearing Turn the Page (Bob Seger's version) on the way home from work.

Merits can be anything - the lyrics, even the feel of the song.

Example:
Someone might post: Led Zepplin, Stairway to Heaven

Second Post might be: Gnome Cleric of Garl Glittergold. What other priest would actually want to buy a stairway to heaven? Then the second poster posts another song.

I'll start us off:

Derek and the Dominoes - Layla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucsmYjQS_Cc)
Listening to the song, I kind of got an image of a guy with sunglasses riding a motocycle. Of course, motorcycles aren't very common in most campaigns, so...Personality-wise, I would think of a wild berserker-type, who always acted really cool and shoots off witty one-liners all the time in mid-battle. A Human Barbarian or Great Weapon Fighter...whenever I try to think of a name I suddenly think of Kamina from Gurren Langan and start laughing at his ridiculous glasses.

Clannad - Kotomi's Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XmrFWWSgWk)
This song has a very tranquil, happy feel. It reminds me of Howard Shore's "Concerning Hobbits" from the Lord of the Rings Soundtrack. I imagine some sort of pleasant naturey type person, such as a cleric of Melora or maybe a Good druid or ranger. Very rustic feeling and pleasant.

Next song: Dubbledge - Lips 2 Da Floor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXxLbLvCRrk)
Ok, never heard that song before, but It immediately got me thinking classical music, so high intelligence so wizard maybe. But the hokey synthesized music made me think bad thoughts. I would go with an Artificer who carries a mechanical harp as an implement or something like that. I would also stat him out with Dex as a low stat. kinda clumsy.


Mac The Knife http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgYgl4OodeY
My goddess that screams artful dodger! the smooth of the jazz withthe pile of boddies, and the knife references add so well to a dagermaster PP.

opticon by orgy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0CX8iz4SOY&feature=related (I was looking for a good EVA by orgy but couldnt find it)
"Layla, you've got me on my knees.
Layla, I'm begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind..."

Dominating controller/striker? Warlock (has dominate right?) Maybe a fear inducing class?

Mac the Knife?

"Now on the sidewalk … uuh, huh … whoo … sunny mornin’ … uuh, huh
Lies a body just oozin' life … eeek!
And someone’s sneakin' ‘round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?"

I say Brutal Scoundral rogue with a dash of charisma tossed in. Yeah, he kills you....but he is a cool cat, and you don't mind lol.
My goddess that screams artful dodger! the smooth of the jazz withthe pile of boddies, and the knife references add so well to a dagermaster PP.

opticon by orgy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0CX8iz4SOY&feature=related (I was looking for a good EVA by orgy but couldnt find it)

That...is...An Elven damphyr Avengar hehe
I'm with elven names

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spId_USlUYA
Definitely an Infernal Warlock. Prolly Tiefling for race, but an especially vicious-looking dragonborn could also fit. Too bad neither of those races have a CON bonus. The Howl of Doom power comes to mind.

ZUN - Heartfelt Fancy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB8OH10pqJU)
it is a rather fast paced piece, so striker is the way to go, it also has greater clasical and flowing overtones, so some sortof caster striker. I say half elf starpact warlock.

E Nomine Mitternacht http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXytaD5AKyM

if we are not allowing international work:

welcome to my nightmare alice cooper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ8Z5fjqOYs
it is a rather fast paced piece, so striker is the way to go, it also has greater clasical and flowing overtones, so some sortof caster striker. I say half elf starpact warlock.

E Nomine Mitternacht http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXytaD5AKyM

if we are not allowing international work:

welcome to my nightmare alice cooper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ8Z5fjqOYs

Dark Pact warlock, of course.

Take this: Caramell - Caramelldansen.
Really off-the-walls bouncy, I'd say either young Halfling or a very young child of the Human, Elf, or Half-Elf races. Good or Unaligned, maybe Wizard class. Cleric or Fey Warlock might also work.

Also, in your post, I misread Dark Pact as Duck Pact. That would be an amusing power set...

Fate/Zero OIST - The Lancer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiXr1AgiTFU)
Note: Picks up at 1:14
AWESOME instrumental. I loved it. It has alot of energy to it. Kind of frantic, desperate, reckless energy. You can see somebody charging into battle and getting in over their heads with it. Whoever's music this is, though, they're flashy. Spotlight stealers. Cocky.

With that in mind, I'm going to go with Valorous Bard. Capable on the front lines, but not unstoppable, and really, really good at putting on a show.

Followup is:
The Cruxshadows - Sophia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCZ00NYqjSY\

(Note: I'd ignore the lame video and focus on the awesome lyrics)
Origin story of an Avenger, servant of the Sons of Vengance, who are perhaps demigods, the twin sons of Kord ...

Krokus, Screaming in the night
Definitely a barbarian. And it has to be a half orc, because all half orcs are metal.

Dr. Steel--Fibonacci Sequence
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When the Cat's a Stray, the Mice will Pray
Ok, never heard that song before, but It immediately got me thinking classical music, so high intelligence so wizard maybe. But the hokey synthesized music made me think bad thoughts. I would go with an Artificer who carries a mechanical harp as an implement or something like that. I would also stat him out with Dex as a low stat. kinda clumsy.

A rap song made you think of classical music?
Definitely a barbarian. And it has to be a half orc, because all half orcs are metal.

Dr. Steel--Fibonacci Sequence

First thoughts make me think of a carnival... Which makes me thinks of bards, but then it changes medium and it has an electronic style with a carnival style which makes me think of robots and the closest we have to those is warforged. So Warforged bard. Decent charisma and con, with a splattering of intelligence. So yeah. Warforged bard who specializes in thunder powers and abilities that emphasize a bit of dissonance since that was an overlaying theme of the piece.

Stray Cats-- Stray Cat Strut
Stray Cats-- Stray Cat Strut

Razorclaw Shifter Rogue, with the Artful Dodger class feature. Possibly has a Druid multiclass.

The Shadow Government, They Might Be Giants
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Razorclaw Shifter Rogue, with the Artful Dodger class feature. Possibly has a Druid multiclass.

The Shadow Government, They Might Be Giants

Given that the moon comes to their aid, I'd say a cosmic sorcerer (from Arcane Power) who chooses the Lunar phase whenever possible. Possibly a Star Pact Warlock. Definately not Lawful.

Battlelore - Buccaneer's Inn
Battlelore - Buccaneer's Inn

I'd say this is two adventurers/sailors returning to port after a long trip out at sea. The female I would say is a Valorous Bard, possibly half-elven. The male I would say is a half-orc Thaneborn Barbarian.

God's Gonna Cut You Down, Johnny Cash
I'd say this is two adventurers/sailors returning to port after a long trip out at sea. The female I would say is a Valorous Bard, possibly half-elven. The male I would say is a half-orc Thaneborn Barbarian.

God's Gonna Cut You Down, Johnny Cash

Well, listoning to it, it seems like a Rogue, Deity = Any, however, they are not in good terms with Any Deity in the game. He mus'ta done something bad. He likes to do things like Gambling, having "Fun", spreads lies, and does whatever he pleases and somehow gets away with it. ~Edit~ That is until the very end, when he gets struck down by something.

Story of The Year - Until the day i die
Listening to this, especially given the protective and love imagery, I think of something Defender-oriented. Likely a paladin with the Heartwarder paragon path, since the whole thing about the Heartwarder is giving your life for love.

Blind Guardian - The Soulforged
Blind Guardian - The Soulforged

This seems to be an Artificer who is reaching the end of his days and is trying to develop a construct he could put his soul into and thus live forever in a perfect metal form. He is so devoted to this goal he is willing to sacrifice anything to complete it.

Blue Oyster Cult: Black Blade
A sea mage-2nd ed.
hey hey we are are the monkeys:D (couldn't make the words all fit & couldn't remember how to spell the word that replaces we are)
hello everybody!!!!!!!
A sea mage-2nd ed.
hey hey we are are the monkeys:D (couldn't make the words all fit & couldn't remember how to spell the word that replaces we are)

This song, I presume? A group of four Bards who wander the world, singing their songs and doing good deeds/causing wacky hijinks.

We Are Scientists: This Scene Is Dead
sounds like a scientific minded artifacter to me
itsy bitsy spider
hello everybody!!!!!!!
sounds like a scientific minded artifacter to me
itsy bitsy spider

im seeing a drow cleric/warlord

drow for the spiders
and cleric/warlord for the stubborness(not quite the right word)


alright, next song:

Flobots- No Handlebars linky
plumber
puff the magic dragon
hello everybody!!!!!!!
plumber
puff the magic dragon

A dragonborn Wizard that specializes in water or storm magic.

method:
"magic" -> magic user
"dragon" -> dragonborn
"lived by the sea" -> sailor or one who is linked to oceans or storms.

Disturbed- Ten Thousand Fists
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVinwOpllQk
There are a great many problems that can be circumvented by players and DMs having a mature discussion about what the game is going to be like before they ever sit down together to play.

 

The answer really does lie in more options, not in confining and segregating certain options.

 

You really shouldn't speak for others.  You can't hear what someone else is saying when you try to put your words in their mouth.

 

Fencing & Swashbuckling as Armor.

D20 Modern Toon PC Race.

Mecha Pilot's Skill Challenge Emporium.

 

Save the breasts.

Disturbed- Ten Thousand Fists
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVinwOpllQk

Tiefling Warlord, the Ten Thousand Fists naturally referring to his army.

Arctic Monkeys: Brianstorm
Disturbed- Ten Thousand Fists

lunatic
Jesus loves me this I know
hello everybody!!!!!!!
Tiefling Warlord, the Ten Thousand Fists naturally referring to his army.

Arctic Monkeys: Brianstorm

At first I say two weapon ranger with the corsair PP
The lyrics are hard to follow so I listened to the tempo and sound. I got something moving fast, hitting not as hard as others but laying down the beats as fast as you breathe, the surfer twang of the guitars (vox box I think? correct me if I am wrong) makes me think beaches which brings up pirates.

Jesus loves me this I know-
Either 1st level kobold skirmisher minion (small weak and easily lead with low will defense) or 1st level cleric.

union underground-wake me up mister deadman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtgY3aho_wk
union underground-a mole vehicle driver
mister sandman send me a dream
another potential idea-last train to clarksville
hello everybody!!!!!!!
mister sandman send me a dream

Let's see, I would interpret this as three women hiring the titular Mr Sandman, a wizard of great skill a la Mordain the Fleshweaver from Ebberon, to literally make an attractive man for their personal harem.

The Decemberists: The Rake's Song
The Decemberists: The Rake's Song

Santa Claus as a incubus
rudolph the red nosed reindeer
hello everybody!!!!!!!
A dragonborn warden with red scales and takes the Horned Champion paragon path, since he has red coloration and antlers on his helmet. Later perhasp he'll take an epic destiny that allows him to fly.

Battlelore - Daughter of the Sun
Battlelore - Daughter of the Sun

Human Cleric of Pelor, multiclassed into Invoker in order to take the Angelic Aspect paragon path.

Abney Park: Airship Pirate
I don't really know what to say aside from maybe a martial character, likely a rogue or ranger taking the Sword Coast Corsair paragon path. The current books don't offer any information about airships.

Ayreon - Eyes of Time
Ayreon - Eyes of Time
a cyclops cronomage
monster mash
hello everybody!!!!!!!
There's a multitude of characters in Monster Mash, so for the purposes of this discussion, I'll focus on Boris.

Boris would likely be a human artificer. I can picture him specializing in the creation of flesh golems and possibly multiclassing into bard for additional musical talent.

What the heck is a chronomancer? I don't think there's any sort of class like that, or that cyclopes are playable characters.

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