Does anybody know how this started? Did it come from another game? It just does not seem to fit into D&D for me. I make a point of referring to my characters not my toons. I don't really get where it came from or why it's use is so popular. If I want to be brief in chat I still refer to my char. I don't really mind that people use it, it just seems out of place to me and I am curious as to how its use came about. Anybody know?
I do remember when this first came out:
Is it somehow related to that game?