Man, now a star wars d20 NwN-type game where you could have a toolset and DM clients.. That would freaking ROCK.
Ewok Jedi would be the new CG Drow?
These have been some really great stories, and it's amazing to see how many of us did the same type of crap!
I forgot a few things about Relch that you've reminded me of, so he's a few more:
Relch went from 100exp away from level 7, to the midrange of level 2 in about 10 minutes I was on the warehouse quest, something that I always seemed to die on. I felt very confident this time however, because I knew that I had a scroll of invisibility, and invisibility memorized.
Naturally, I start getting attacked, go to cast Invis, and the AoO's send me to the Fugue.
That smart thing would clearly have been to ask someone nicely for an invis potion, but since there was a scroll with my stuff in the warehouse, I figured "Dur, I can just go and get that scroll and use it before they kill me!"
That didn't work.
I Communicated ICly Though Tells. Another character and I were sitting in the basement of the Three Bars and wanted to have a covert conversation. We were paranoid as hell and thought that everyone on the server must clearly be hiding right next to us and listening to our conversation! Everybody panic!
So I came up with the idea of emoting scribbles on a parchement and passes it across the table and then sending a Tell to the other player with what was written on the parchment.
Damn I was crafty, but a metagaming bastard.
I was recently made to point and exclaim, "I did that!" to a certain post about metagaming NPC guards, and I thought it might be fun to journey back about 3 years to my very first character: Relch Vlamir. Don't get me wrong, I loved playing Relch, but he was guilty of some silly OOC behavior. Thankfully with the help of some newfound friends (Cocopuffs, Dark Ranger, and One Chord Wonder, if you still troll the forums this means you!) I was able to figure things out. Eventually.
Relch ran. Everywhere. Why walk? Walking is for slow people who want to talk and interact with other PCs! That's crazy-talk! I'll never forget the first time I "did" Nada's, and bolted out the door. One Chord Wonder (playing a Bhallir retainer at the time) simply said IC, "What's all the rush for?" I got the hint after that. Felt a little silly too. Besides, Relch had old bones, not sure what he was in such a hurry for (more on that later).
Relch whipped out his scythe in the Tired Traveller and pointed it at Oliver Baba. I could probably just describe this with a "wow" and that would cover it.
This was before I knew that there were PC guards. Seriously, I had no idea. All I knew was that some punk (played by Baba) had marched into the TT with his sword drawn (which I learned was a no-no on the opening chessboard) and was interrogating a friend of mine. So after he refused to put away his sword, I whipped it out. Welcome to jail.
Relch was a king. Clearly I had read no rules at this point. I made my character, and in the description I had something along the lines of "Relch is the King of the Northern Ridge." This of course leads me to…
Relch had an insane background, especially for Arabel. For Relch's age, I put 5000, because that's how old I made him. The short version - Relch had already inhabited 3 bodies, fought toe-to-toe with Illmater (Relch lost), and travelled across a vortex that stripped him of all his worldly powers before arriving at Arabel. On a wagon.
So, I'm wondering what sort of silly things you all did with your first characters. I look forward to the stories. Please do share!