Kingsley Margaux, Failing Upwards


The third character of the month is Kingsley Margaux (pronounced Mar-go), a human wizard.

What makes players unique in D&D is that they are adventurers, individuals who standout from the many and most with either the potential and/or passion to go out to confront the world. So, we make mighty persons. We look for maximum impact. We automatically assume our characters are superior.

But what if they weren’t? What if your character didn’t have talent? What if your character just barely graduated from Hogwart’s? What if your character was a rich kid who always failed upwards and had no self-awareness of that fact?


This is Kingsley. He comes from a noble family, one where his mother secured his entry into a mage’s college through her legacy admission and where his father pulled the strings to get him his first ‘job’ as a middling-high ranked individual in service to the royalty…

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