So, I've played Aetolia for a while, as some of forum goers and veteran players might know.
I've mostly played the grey area as a sometimes ethically questionable research obsessed cabalist. Never played a REAL villainous sort, but I've contemplated it and thought it might be fun.
Lately, it seems like there haven't been a lot of player villains of note in Aetolia. Admittedly, this could be partly a matter of social circles, and me just not being aware of said villains - maybe they're lurking properly in shadows or such.
On that subject, a couple questions come to mind, which might be helpful to other new players, or players looking to try on a role.
1) If you have played both a villain and a hero (in the sense of playing 'good' and 'bad' aligned characters) which did you enjoy more, and why? If it is hard to tell which was more enjoyable to play, maybe list a couple pros and cons to each role?
2) What kind of villain or hero do you like most? Scheming or principled, physically strong or mentally overpowering, direct or subtle, morally rigid or flexible within a set of limits? Got any examples from movies, comics, or first hand RP?
3) With the 2nd question in mind, which provides you the greatest challenge as a player when portraying a character? Any particular reason?
I might expand on this with a few more questions later, but I think the responses here might provide valuable insight for new players trying to find a role to play, and offer some guidance on motive.
Then again, maybe I'm overthinking this and looking for too much depth. The questions are more of a 'guide' to inspire responses, feel free to waffle about on any other aspects of character portrayal that make things engaging.
(Additionally, if there is a discussion somewhere already that covers this topic, sorry for the duplicate, point me to it and I'll go read some of that.)