Nintaku
 member, 645 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2020
at 06:39
D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
Hello! I'd like to preface this request with an acknowledgement that what I'm proposing isn't an idea often held in high regard, but I'm absolutely not attempting to disrupt a game with it. The idea is a game for experimental pop culture character builds, inspired by the builds of Tulok the Barbarian on Youtube. For my own build, I don't need anything outside of the PHB and Xanathar's Guide except permission to reskin mechanics.

I'd like to play as Doom Guy, with a party of other characters who can be as set in a D&D world as they like, or possibly other pop culture builds. And I have every intention of taking the game and setting seriously and not making this as a joke character. Just looking for something a little different.

Homebrew worlds or packaged modules, I'm fine with either. Ideally, I'd like to start at level 3, when many builds start getting off the ground. I usually prefer level 1, but play by post being as slow as it is, I'd prefer to jump start a bit.

Anyone interested in running a game for unorthodox characters?
DJ-Anarchy
 member, 142 posts
 "Brevity is...
 ...the soul of wit."
Tue 27 Oct 2020
at 15:18
D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
I might be willing to do it. As long as you'd be willing to go along with some obvious Pop culture adventures movie plots set in a D&D world. ;)

Although, my DM instincts warn me that Doom Guy...might be a problematic character. How do you see a character like that working within a group?
sbodmann
 member, 123 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2020
at 15:20
D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
Doom guy = the main character from the Doom video games?

Are you trying to make a dnd abstraction of him? Meaning some kind of demon hunter type guy, but using typical fantasy weapons like swords and stuff?

Or are you trying to more exactly duplicate the video game character complete with guns etc, using dnd rules?
DJ-Anarchy
 member, 143 posts
 "Brevity is...
 ...the soul of wit."
Tue 27 Oct 2020
at 15:24
D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
In reply to sbodmann (msg # 3):

He wants to play this D&D character build as described in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...l=TuloktheBarbrarian
Richard Greenwood
 member, 3 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2020
at 16:15
D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
In reply to Nintaku (msg # 1):

That sounds like fun! Hope you find a GM.
sbodmann
 member, 124 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2020
at 21:10
D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
If this happens, I'd be interested. Maybe as Buffy the vampire slayer
Nintaku
 member, 646 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2020
at 21:35
Re: D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
DJ-Anarchy:
I might be willing to do it. As long as you'd be willing to go along with some obvious Pop culture adventures movie plots set in a D&D world. ;)

Although, my DM instincts warn me that Doom Guy...might be a problematic character. How do you see a character like that working within a group?


I don't mind pop culture adventures! Sounds awesome!

He'd be a solid damage dealer, possibly an intimidating face for a group, and would work well alongside a team from his years of training as a soldier.

sbodmann:
Doom guy = the main character from the Doom video games?

Are you trying to make a dnd abstraction of him? Meaning some kind of demon hunter type guy, but using typical fantasy weapons like swords and stuff?

Or are you trying to more exactly duplicate the video game character complete with guns etc, using dnd rules?


I'd prefer to use him as an actual space marine in the D&D world, complete with guns and stuff. Not the guns from the DMG, of course. I'd be using Eldritch Blast to represent a shotgun, Scorching Blast for a plasma rifle, Fireball as a BFG 9000, things like that. Again, I just plan on reskinning normal PC abilities, rather than getting any sort of special perks.

DJ-Anarchy:
In reply to sbodmann (msg # 3):

He wants to play this D&D character build as described in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...l=TuloktheBarbrarian


Yep! Except I plan on doing Doom Guy instead of Doom Slayer. No Unearthed Arcana needed for me! This means I might rely on others more for healing rather than being able to do it myself, but I don't have much problem with that.
DJ-Anarchy
 member, 144 posts
 "Brevity is...
 ...the soul of wit."
Wed 28 Oct 2020
at 02:12
Re: D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
Let me sleep on it. If it looks good to me in the morning, I'll make the game.
Nintaku
 member, 647 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2020
at 02:30
Re: D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
Sounds good to me, thanks for thinking on it!
DJ-Anarchy
 member, 145 posts
 "Brevity is...
 ...the soul of wit."
Wed 28 Oct 2020
at 14:39
Re: D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
Well, I slept on it and decided to go for it.

link to another game

However, if someone else wants to be a Co-DM, I'd greatly appreciate it. I often go through periods of depression, and that makes me an unreliable long-term DM.
Nintaku
 member, 648 posts
Sun 10 Jan 2021
at 00:37
Re: D&D 5e with Pop Culture Characters
Unfortunately, the game didn't survive the holidays. Bumping in search of anyone else brave enough to run such an unusual game.