In the game Neverwinter Nights, you can log on to servers with other people and interact or compete with their avatars in several ways. Typically, everyone plays as either good looking thin female elves and humans, or as tall, dark, and mysterious men. Not really interested in combat, I usually log onto the social servers.
Allow me introduce my avatar: Scroto Baggins, a slightly overweight gnome fighter. I gave him a sophisticated, flowing, red mustache and beard complementing the cranium of a modern intellectual. His custom armor consists of a stylish arm gauntlet and matching boots.
The only thing missing now is some adventuring companions, so as not to keep my future friends waiting, off I go...
- nwn01.jpg - My first attempt at
befriending others had unexpected results. :(
- nwn02.jpg - I didn't realize the
DM was standing right next to me until he teleported me to the
local jail. I then attacked him, which seemed to upset him
- nwn03.jpg - He then left me
imprisoned there, which kinda sucked, since there wasn't anything
to do in there alone.
- nwn04.jpg - A few hours later he
came back with some elf wizard type lady who polymorphed me into a
penguin for some reason.
- nwn05.jpg - Then some shiny
lady shows up and paralyzes me, further adding to my suffering.
Not being in control of one's one body is very disempowering.
- nwn06.jpg - They then left me
alone again. I liked it better when someone was talking to me,
even if they weren't exactly friendly. Being alone in a jail cell
isn't very entertaining. In fact, it makes me lonely. I waited a
few more hours and eventually logged off.
- nwn07.jpg - Surely that was a
fluke, so I logged onto a different server. Maybe this would be my
new online home.
- nwn08.jpg - Ouch. Now I'm starting to wonder if there's something wrong with ME. Nah, it's everyone else. I'm sure of it.
It's not easy being a gnome.