@gaeel my friend rolled a folk hero fighter who'd actually never adventured before - he'd just made up all these badass stories about himself. Put all his stats into charisma. I couldn't have stood playing more than a session with the character in the party but it was great for a oneshot!
@gaeel probably the closest I've gotten to your "wrong place wrong time" archetype is Kevin the Tortle Wizarding Tech Support - his job is to go out and fix basic magical mishaps. He doesn't expect a lich to qualify as a "magical mishap" but
...whoops, guess he's an adventurer now!
Ahahaha, that's actually really funny
Playing that character for multiple sessions you'd need to grow their character a bit, have them be confronted with their incompetence, maybe have to take responsibility for something bad happening, and then learning to actually live up to all the tales they've been spinning
@gaeel oh yes, it's entirely possible from a character perspective. The real downside was that his stats made him almost entirely useless in any combat encounters, which put some pressure on the group dynamic IRL.
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