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Fun things you do with rich characters.:

 1 annebeeche, Wed, 21st Sep '11 4:56:25 AM from by the long tidal river
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Let's face it, there's a lot of cool things you want to do in life (or just things that you think are incredibly cool) that you just aren't wealthy enough for, like owning that particular kind of car or keeping an unusual pet, or owning a house in this style.

However, if you have a character that happens to be incredibly rich, it is tempting to have them do some of those cool things and go all-out with their money.

I only have one character who is rich in the modern day, and that is Joushi-shachou. Since I've always thought that wearing period fashion and such as part of daily life was an interesting idea, I have him do that. He dresses and has his house built as if he lived in the Heian Period, because his occupation gives him the wealth and power to do so.

Being friends with a big cat was also something that I wished I could do, so he happens to be friends with a cougar he raised from cub-hood also—again, because his money allows him to live in a remote enough area for the cougar to live outside and roam freely.

Those are just two examples of the sorts of things I like to do with rich characters.
Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
My briefcase. Now.
Fun things you could do with rich characters...hmm, never thought about that. My series have some rich people. One character is a head of an assassin clan that also holds a large share of a highly lucrative weapon manufacturing company stocks, while Marcus Devon is an alchemist/pharmacist that invented several very popular medicines.

The former doesn't spend that much money other than have a large house compound in a mountain, training facility and armoury included of course, and homeschools the heir for three years of her middle school years, but other than don't spend much. Marcus on the other hand, wants to use much money but since he's into hiding, he can't.

Well, he does have this special dimesion mansion where time flows much faster yet do not age anyone in there any further, which he claims to have bought for 120 million dollars.

edited 21st Sep '11 5:19:17 AM by dRoy

...Goddamnit, why can't I get normal health questions like the rest of my colleagues? - Pyrite, upon being asked about the meaning of poop.
名無しさん
[up][up]Does he have black teeth?

 4 Mr AHR, Wed, 21st Sep '11 8:27:25 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
I had a character from the past land in NYC in, oh, 2001 or so. He can't speak the language, but is familiar with the future, at least up to the 90s or so.

The resident time traveler (now a wealthy CEO, owning all of Purgatory and several small subsidies) gives him access to his bank account, and breaking the "no item crossover" rule for nearly the first time.

So, he spends an entire month shopping for various supplies, from clothes, to jewelry, to spices, to guns, to toys, to anything else.

It's fun to plot out.
 5 Merlo, Wed, 21st Sep '11 8:31:59 AM from the masochist chamber
*hrrrrrk*
He hired his own private army and got himself a genetically engineered daughter.

Um, that's it.
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am...
Shadowed Philosopher
I have a sort of concept where the protagonist discovers that the universe is a computer simulation, and gains root access to the computer, but doesn't tell anyone. One of the associated abilities is the ability to create matter, including, say, metallic gold, out of thin air. He basically just uses it to mess with people.
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 7 Blue Ninja 0, Wed, 21st Sep '11 9:58:30 AM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Plotting my Escape
One of my RP characters built up a fortune by founding a company and building the first space elevator. By the time I stopped playing him, he had a multi-million dollar corporate headquarters, that also included a hermetically sealed bunker 200' below ground, several penthouse-style apartments, and an anti-aircraft gun on the roof in the middle of the garden. When I turned him into an NPC for a campaign I was running, set a decade later in the same world, his headquarters had doubled size, with numerous secure labs underground, and an SG-1 style control room for the inter-dimensional-travel device* .
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 8 annebeeche, Wed, 21st Sep '11 2:44:12 PM from by the long tidal river
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[up][up]Does he have black teeth?

No. He doesn't like the black teeth thing either.
Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
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Yeah, and I associate black teeth with the British nobility when they first discovered sugar.

Most of my characters actually came from wealthy or semi-well-off backgrounds. Vinicio Acquati in particular lives in a remodeled, almost entirely self-sufficient castle that grows its own food in a greenhouse on the roof, generates its own electricity through alternative sources, is host to a highly advanced genetics laboratory, and has a pair of very expensive dragon hide-plated vaults holding all of their valuable science-y things. The lab in particular's all decked out, some with equipment that they crafted themselves, and has cemented his place in history as either one of the greatest scientific minds of Aetherionian history or as a complete and utter madman.

Given that Vince is over three thousand years old, he's had plenty of time to earn lots of money.

My other wealthy characters, however, are far less audacious.
Shadowed Philosopher
[up]Random trivia for the day: Committed abolitionists circa 1700 would often have notably better dental health than others, because they would often boycott sugar grown by slaves. And now you know.
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 11 annebeeche, Wed, 21st Sep '11 5:30:43 PM from by the long tidal river
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And that's why the common belief that most people in the middle ages had rotten teeth is an exaggeration—sugar did not exist in Europe at the time, so everyone had a low-sugar diet.

In addition, Harold Bluetooth may have gotten his name from the dyed crevices that some Scandinavians liked to carefully file into their teeth at the time, and not necessarily from a tooth disease.

edited 21st Sep '11 5:32:41 PM by annebeeche

Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
名無しさん
[up]Or maybe he was a time-traveller and taught them about the wireless technology.

 13 Night, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 1:09:07 AM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
Never really done this. Tastes are...too practical. Content with too little.

About the most I'd do is have a character stop working, and even that tends not to happen because they'd get bored.
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 14 annebeeche, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 2:22:16 AM from by the long tidal river
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I wouldn't get bored from having all the free time I want for writing stories, drawing pictures and researching about Vikings.
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 15 Night, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 2:24:04 AM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
True, but you're not a character in a novel and beholden to be doing interesting stuff.
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 16 annebeeche, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 3:02:55 AM from by the long tidal river
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How do you know that? =P
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 17 Night, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 3:56:03 AM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
...an excellent point. I withdraw my previous comment. tongue
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Well, how about buying a whole lots of pig carcasses, encase them with plaster in the shape of human, buy a whole loads of guns of any kinds, buy a big lot of land, and blast the fuck out of those models just for recreation?
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 19 annebeeche, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 8:58:30 PM from by the long tidal river
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...

Sounds mildly psychopathic.
Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
My briefcase. Now.
[up] It's only psychopathic if there's a real consequences on society. Nothing wrong with blasting the fuck out of dead bodies of livestocks, is there? tongue
...Goddamnit, why can't I get normal health questions like the rest of my colleagues? - Pyrite, upon being asked about the meaning of poop.
slice of lice
Thanks to some things one character said as a kid, he got childhood friend became indebted to him as a maid, and doesn't have any intention of really changing it once they grew up a bit. I made it in a modern-day setting.

I don't see any way this could go wrong at all.

edited 22nd Sep '11 11:54:43 PM by OuthouseInferno

Forget the tropes until after you're done.
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Also, since minigun is legal, at least in US, rich characters can use it in their private property for whatever the damn purpose they want. That stuff is really expensive, you know.

Or, they could invest in androids that can be remote controlled, give them a gun, and have a live action version of a FPS.

Yes, both this suggestions include guns, any problem?
...Goddamnit, why can't I get normal health questions like the rest of my colleagues? - Pyrite, upon being asked about the meaning of poop.
 23 Night, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 5:29:53 AM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
Aside from the endless capacity for lethal fuckups?
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 24 Mr AHR, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 7:23:21 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Annebeeche: The Mythbusters do it all the time.
 25 annebeeche, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 8:58:00 AM from by the long tidal river
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Oh yeah, I forgot they do that.

But they do it in order to disprove myths, so it has a purpose.
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