How Not To Start Your Adventure
Inspired in part by a discussion of Kingdoms of Amalur on the 01-31-2012 Bombcast. Everyone on this list has a similar issue: They died either moments after starting the game, or some time before. Generally not how you want to begin your (bogus) journey to video game stardom and beyond, but these guys managed to do okay despite their handicap. "Death is but a door, the video game monitor is but a window."