Okay, here’s something I’ve always wondered about but was always too chicken to actually try out in an actual game. So, I figured I’d simply ask it as a question and see what kind of response I get.
Consider that a GM (such as me) came up to you and said the following:
I’m going to be starting a game soon and I’m going to be using a generic system — GURPS, Savage Worlds, True20, et al. For the purposes of character creation, forget about setting and simply design a character of any kind. The only catch is that you can only use the respective core rule book, and it has to be a character of “starting” experience (100 pts for GURPS, Novice for Savage Worlds, 1st Level for True20, etc).
What kind of character would you design? Extra credit if you actually design it and post it (I’ll likely follow suit with a few examples of my own).