When your epic backstory doesn't match the level in D&D - Level 1 Backstories

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ytdlder
ytdlder

Byrons accent is legen... dary! And Brit is back, huray!!

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Ketsueki Kumori
Ketsueki Kumori

I'm not sure what's more surprising, the fact that he only had 5 hp or that the rat did 10 damage.

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torganya
torganya

I've DMed this exact table. Like exactly. One guy died session 1 from a goblin stabbing. He was the 'One' and had killed a dragon at age 10.

2 dagen geleden
Dale
Dale

intro Hi I'm DR.Dale lets go kill some stuff

7 dagen geleden
Marius A.
Marius A.

that nat 20 XDDD

8 dagen geleden
Jakeylicious7891
Jakeylicious7891

Omfg. This is hilarious. Subbed to infinity!

8 dagen geleden
Conundrum
Conundrum

Dying to embarrassingly weak things due to nat 20s….

10 dagen geleden
Jesse Wylde
Jesse Wylde

level 1 dnd characters literally have the skillset of fresh high school grads.

10 dagen geleden
Buried Alive
Buried Alive

ROFL :D!!

11 dagen geleden
Redzool of Nozdenburg
Redzool of Nozdenburg

And the moral of the story is, don't use famous legendary characters for level 1 starts. Unless it is a legendary character that has already earned their level from another campaign and is brought into the story, for story purposes.

11 dagen geleden
Olmix
Olmix

BRITT I waited for you "))

11 dagen geleden
Robert Ågren
Robert Ågren

They were joined to meat but the rat got the meal

12 dagen geleden
Daniel Richard
Daniel Richard

When you sent your resume again after failing the first round.

12 dagen geleden
Colin Groot
Colin Groot

Who is the huge guy?

12 dagen geleden
BainDamage 87
BainDamage 87

This is hilarious! I think the most convoluted character I had was an old man that was an eldritch knight. My reasoning was that after becoming an old man he stopped using his two handed sword as much and focused on his magic. I figured his old age made sense for his physical attacks to be so weak (because I was lvl.1) and his eldritch blast did more damage (even at lvl.3 when it’s acquired) because he had spent time studying magic as his physical strength began to weaken.

14 dagen geleden
The Randomizer
The Randomizer

Willow

14 dagen geleden
Lorgar64
Lorgar64

I'd love the idea of a character like this who just happened to bumble into situations like that. "I killed a tyrannical duke! So I was staying at his castle, looking for the privy, when I heard a bunch of footsteps coming up the stairs. I thought 'Hey, maybe they know? They probably live here.' and went over to greet them. Unfortunately I startled the duke, who fell backwards into his best knights, who all fell down the stairwell. As it happened there was some sort of peasant uprising going on at the time. Nothing particularly noteworthy, but when the guards found the duke and his finest fighters dead they presumed the peasants were in the castle and figured it wasn't worth dying for a dead duke. They're a republic now, from what I hear. And every year as part of a festival they re-enact my fight with the duke that I may have completely made up on the spot." The Ciaphas Cain of D&D.

14 dagen geleden
Nairo Camilo
Nairo Camilo

TIL David Correos (who plays the Tavernkeep) is on the 2nd season of Taskmaster.

14 dagen geleden
Yair Val
Yair Val

redic acting bravo

15 dagen geleden
Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson

I was considered the strongest wizard in my village. Some would say the only wizard

16 dagen geleden
animeswitch
animeswitch

I never understood level 1 backstories n stuff. Its a game where you litterally make stuff up... you can just have whatever you want. Why does everything start so crap? You can litterally start the game as whoever you want, where ever, so just start the game with awesome powers ffs.

17 dagen geleden
Vladyvids
Vladyvids

nobody talking about Sam Smith being in the video? really?

17 dagen geleden
Marc Ritz
Marc Ritz

Kraken-killer, then gets defeated by a group of kobolds

17 dagen geleden
GunHed17
GunHed17

So damn true 😄

17 dagen geleden
Tsuki no Otaku
Tsuki no Otaku

I always hated those stupid "I've led an army back story" kind of backstory bullshit, like wtf you're level 1, you can literally find bandits stronger than you. Every single monster can fucking destroy you, you're a peasant, nothing more.

18 dagen geleden
Jason Travers
Jason Travers

Level 1 backstory: I was a gardener eavesdropping at the window of my closest friend when a wizard convinced him to go to a volcano in the worst part of the country.

18 dagen geleden
RC Gunner
RC Gunner

It was great seeing Britt again. I hope the you guys drag her back to D&D.

18 dagen geleden
George Clinton
George Clinton

One of those backstories where the answer is either your character is a compulsive liar, delusional, or misrepresenting their actual place in the story they are telling as some kind of stolen valor situation. Or a comedy of errors keeps following this character around where they didn't gain any experience because while the things they say are technically true they didn't actually do anything to cause them.

18 dagen geleden
AtomicArtumas
AtomicArtumas

"You were dead when it actually died so.... no exp...."

17 dagen geleden
Serijas
Serijas

Basically when you play your old high level character in a new campaign starting from Level 1.

19 dagen geleden
Loki RIP
Loki RIP

Very, very clever. Warms the heart of an old 1st edition player.

19 dagen geleden
Silver Tongue
Silver Tongue

COME ON?! XD

20 dagen geleden
ShadewingKnight
ShadewingKnight

this reminds me of a character a friend made called Ragnar the ranger, he died. and so came in his brother Ragnar the barbarian who was the son of Ragnar, cousin of Ragnar, uncle of Ragnar and nephew of Ragnar... every male in the clan was called Ragnar, it was glorious.

20 dagen geleden
howard chang
howard chang

In my time everyone's backstory was how many d6's were used to get your stats.

20 dagen geleden
Craig Tucker
Craig Tucker

Sadly, a common problem with players of the current edition of D&D...

20 dagen geleden
mrwookie72
mrwookie72

This is sooo true. And highlights my biggest bugbear about larp and RPG wannabes. (And I've done both for over 35 years. When I took over running a small grass roots larp i told players to stop making up ridiculous back stories . Because 99% of the time their actions in game never reflected them. (Especially when it came to supposed paladin murder hobos!!) 😂

21 dag geleden
chris rensing
chris rensing

"I didn't interrupt your shitty backstory" *Watches 1:41 *

21 dag geleden
Andy Millen
Andy Millen

Missed a trick and an Easter egg with the Dwarf. His name should have been Zathras. And his brothers Zathras, Zathras, Zathras, Zathras and Zathras. It's all in the pronunciation.

21 dag geleden
Haze1434
Haze1434

"Yeh, I just literally clean the toilets and found that someone had used this letter to wipe their arse. So, where are we going?"

21 dag geleden
JC Does Stuff!!
JC Does Stuff!!

Is that Britt? I thought she was in Canada. Good to see her.

21 dag geleden
Belio Trednar
Belio Trednar

When you have no other premade characters, so you bring an identical copy of your dead one. :D

21 dag geleden
jaxtraw
jaxtraw

"I've decided a life of adventuring is my perfect job fit because I can cast one Magic Missile per day."

22 dagen geleden
Jebi Se
Jebi Se

this reminds me how you start in a fort that was overrun with terrible enemies on... level 1

22 dagen geleden
Cassandra Keen
Cassandra Keen

I would just make it so the character was actually a charlatan. Everyone believed he performed these feats because he stole credit for them but in reality he was laughably cowardly and just particularly skilled at deception. His whole arc could involve him overcoming his cowardice and finally living up to the reputation he had built for himself~!

22 dagen geleden
Jay Seanne
Jay Seanne

The d&d for me here feels scripted tho not the logic but the actual d&d cause i came from the oxventurers and for me theyre so free its like an actual adventure. I love viva skits but i wish there were alot of freedom on their d&d

22 dagen geleden
David K
David K

If the most interesting thing about your character is what happened before the game, your character is boring.

22 dagen geleden
Nick Llama
Nick Llama

Only thing that was missing was the Dwarf's nose getting bigger.

22 dagen geleden
repeated2
repeated2

haha they got a kenny in their party

22 dagen geleden
terrorcop101
terrorcop101

Okay be honest, how many backstories actually match 1st level? I mean come on, character traits in the handbook alone include options such as being a war veteran, sailing the seven seas, and doing a bunch of other stuff that a 1st level either couldn't survive or couldn't survive without leveling up at least a couple times.

22 dagen geleden
Rotty therottski
Rotty therottski

Lol I made a middle aged paladin whose been crusading for his whole life and to make him make sense in lvl 1 he had always been a part of an army or with his leaders or with overwhelming numbers. So fighting in a small group was new to him and he was just learning how to do combat by himself or with only two others. If you want to play someone with a few years on their belt it’s always hard to figure out a reason they are so squishy at the start. XD glad I didn’t make him Falgrim because he’s still alive and doing well now.

22 dagen geleden
fa elger
fa elger

ssooooooOOOoooOOOOooooOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo you're useless then? " thespian" lesbian is NOT a power BRITTANY!! -.- :P

23 dagen geleden
Sam Kirk
Sam Kirk

This hits a little too close to home

23 dagen geleden
Lynkrig
Lynkrig

Every party basically just starts out as a conglomerate of armed and violent vagrants

23 dagen geleden
DJHBombHerman
DJHBombHerman

Pretty much every play by post character introduction I've ever read...

23 dagen geleden
Aoiichi
Aoiichi

That Bard looks familiar ....

23 dagen geleden
AnnaJuist
AnnaJuist

OH MY GOODNESS...It's so nice to see Britt back with the gang. More Girl Power. 💗 I'm loving all the elaborate costumes & sets. I see another short film in the future 😉 Please say it is so.

23 dagen geleden
odbery
odbery

It's David Correos!

23 dagen geleden
Kurt
Kurt

Baldur's Gate 3 has a wizard who was the lover of the Goddess of Magic. When her interest began to wane, he entered the Astral Plane to find a lost fragment of her vast power, a fragment of the Weave itself. He absorbed the fragment into himself, but the goddess still spurned him. Now, he must regularly drain powerful magic items (minor artifacts), or else the weave within him will explode with the force of an atomic bomb. He is Gale, level 1 wizard. All backstories are appropriate with a good enough DM.

24 dagen geleden
RPS Corp
RPS Corp

yeah...i dont believe his backstory either.

23 dagen geleden
Stephen Schiff
Stephen Schiff

Hilarious.

24 dagen geleden
Pepsi man
Pepsi man

when you don't like your character stats and you start over

24 dagen geleden
Yohann Cunche
Yohann Cunche

The dwarf part make me laugh to tears 😂

25 dagen geleden
Anthony Stone
Anthony Stone

It is possible for a rat to kill a level 1 mage with a natural 20. What is not possible is the rats coming out of the basement when the pub is full of people.

25 dagen geleden
Arek Petrosian
Arek Petrosian

Yeah...I would just kill Targrim, so he could be with his brother.

25 dagen geleden
Mark Pierweijer
Mark Pierweijer

Britt is back!!!!!!

25 dagen geleden
lal lal
lal lal

Brit is back!!!

25 dagen geleden
FEBear1
FEBear1

David from Taskmaster? You guys are hitting the big time!

26 dagen geleden
Gurdeep Singh
Gurdeep Singh

Never thought we will see Britt again :-)

26 dagen geleden
GrowWithGuitar
GrowWithGuitar

Fargrim: I didn't interrupt your story now, did I? Me: Actually...yes 1:41 I want to know who the tall mysterious hooded man is!

27 dagen geleden
Tomi Antenna
Tomi Antenna

YES. YES YES YES. THIS IS THE WAY. Yes.

27 dagen geleden
DTOM
DTOM

Byron just gave a level 20 performance of a level 1 player. Bless him.

27 dagen geleden
VoiceULove
VoiceULove

Back in the day, I used to love watching the YouTube channel The Guild, but since they stopped, I'm super excited that I found you guys.

27 dagen geleden
HalfbreedTrini
HalfbreedTrini

Awww man these people are fantastic.

28 dagen geleden
Eion Gilmour
Eion Gilmour

man you guys werent joking about D&D Logic, its finally here! 🤟🖖🤌

28 dagen geleden
Shorty 181
Shorty 181

I feel it matched perfectly. A dwarf will absolutely lie about his backstory, especially to filthy, stinking, beardless, anvil-dropping, elf-kissing humanoids!

28 dagen geleden
S R
S R

How many levels would a lich king plus minions give?

28 dagen geleden
S R
S R

Yes I a zobtaro the demi god mage who spent 10000 years studying the most advanced magic. I am level one and have two spells

28 dagen geleden
Cristi Neagu
Cristi Neagu

Every time when I see a character named "Devastator" or "DestroyerOfWorlds" in spawn, at level 1, hitting bugs with a wooden sword.

28 dagen geleden
Phantasyhero4
Phantasyhero4

Love this please do more!!

29 dagen geleden
pRahvi0
pRahvi0

It sure was lucky that neither the Lich nor the orcs had rats under their command.

29 dagen geleden
Dr John Dee
Dr John Dee

I have to admit when I was younger I had those same back stories. ROFL 🤣😂🤣. Hay it is dnd and it allows us to be what ever we want for a. Few hours, so why not.....lol!

29 dagen geleden
James Froggatt
James Froggatt

This is creepy AF! My 5E gnome mage is called Fargrim he has spanned across multiple adventures in our group and is a bit of a local legend!

29 dagen geleden
Tico
Tico

The fighter don't give a fuck for anybody kkkk

29 dagen geleden
Snazzy Feathers
Snazzy Feathers

Yes of course, you've just met brand new people and you're going to tell them your entire life storu

29 dagen geleden
Malhaloc
Malhaloc

Player logic be like: "Guys, my character is a famous dragon slayer, an accomplished assassin who's started 3 world wars, the current king's court wizard, and the most infamous jewel thief in 5 different countries!" And yet you can only cast 2 spells per day, only have a +2 dex mod and 8 max HP?

29 dagen geleden
Gabriel Self
Gabriel Self

03:03 had me dying xD

29 dagen geleden
CloudHiro
CloudHiro

really the only time you should ever had any kind of remotely 'epic' backstory at a low level is if your a warlock. because by definition they would have had to have done SOMETHING to get the attention and some of the power of some devil celestial eldrich horror or arch fae

29 dagen geleden
Wizardxeze
Wizardxeze

I like the normal backgrounds. I was farming and shot fire from my hands and had to butout the fire. Then they thre me out and here I am. Or you see kitten selling stuff. Tabaxi Druid for lolz. "I would do anything for milk."

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Stararm
Stararm

is there a followup to this?

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Timothy Clubine
Timothy Clubine

I love this episode. The music and comedic timing are just perfect.

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Anoetic OddZero
Anoetic OddZero

Who is the DM in charge...that third wall?

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Faux Bravo
Faux Bravo

Knuckles II

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Jorge Saenz
Jorge Saenz

special operative of the Tusk breakers as he stares at the olny orc in the party had me rolling

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Christian Chavez
Christian Chavez

“I didn’t interrupt your shitty boring story” interrupted him before he could start his story

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CAP198462
CAP198462

I think we have an unreliable narrator…..

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lawrence kraft
lawrence kraft

When you and your boys are giving yourself Discord Tags :´D

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Eusou Fellps
Eusou Fellps

Muito bom! kkk

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Владик Карасиков
Владик Карасиков

Man, this is looking just great! Keep it up!

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GAGA50
GAGA50

0:25 wait He describes eren jager

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Alvaro Miranda
Alvaro Miranda

Of course you start at LV. 1 when you begin your adventure by grinding and moving on to resolve each characters story which gives each of them character development while also interacting unique characters related to their stories and facing bosses and monsters; kinda like Octopath Traveler or other RPG games...

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Kyman102
Kyman102

I saw a comic talking about D&D backstories, that gave this bit of advice - "Remember that your character's greatest story has yet to be written"

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Kyle Wilson
Kyle Wilson

I feel this

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