Thursday, February 21, 2002

Following Brent’s lead, I too took the What D&D Character Are You test. It seemed like the right thing to do, since I used to be an avid AD&D player and Dungeon Master.

It turns out that I’m a Lawful Neutral Dwarf Bard. Not sure what I think about that, but here are the stats anyway:

Lawful Neutral characters believe in the triumph of law and order above all else. It does not matter whether the leader is for good or evil; the leader will be followed, because the order they provide is the most important thing.

Hmmm. I think of myself as more of Lawful Good, rather than Neutral. I wonder which question determined that “it doesn’t matter whether the leader is good or evil”…

Dwarves are short and stout, and easily recognizable by their well-cared-for beards. They are hard workers, and adept at stonework and engineering. They tend to live apart from other races; generally in deep, underground excavated systems, and as such tend to be distant from other races.

Ok, I may be a dwarf, but I don’t have a beard — well, sometimes I have a beard, but never a well-cared-for one.

Bards are the entertainers. They sing, dance, and play instruments to make other people happy, and, frequently, make money. They also tend to dabble in magic a bit.

I definitely dabble in magic, and play instruments to make other people happy. This seems to be the only part of my results that make sense to me.

Why does Brent have a sub-class and I don’t? Hrrm.

On a completely different note, Brent: You should get a TiVo. They’re relatively inexpensive, and mine has greatly simplified my television’s user interface. I turn it on, and pick something to watch by name. When it’s over, I pick something else. No more channel-surfing, no more looking at listings, and no more programming my VCR. The UI is the power button, thumbs-up or thumbs-down, and the TiVo (menu) button. It doesn’t get much simpler.

If you’d like a minimal UI for your TV, I recommend it. Unless of course you object to TiVo for some other political or philosophical reason…