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I'm a halfling. It's exactly what it sounds like!

Bobby Pancakes is a halfling rogue, eventual werewolf, and founding member of the Dragon Friends. Bobby is known for his sharp wit, nimble hands, good-natured attitude and loyalty to his friends. He is the only known member of House Pancake.

Bobby is an appreciator of art, music and magic, eventually becoming an arcane trickster. Fascinated by werewolves, Bobby went out of his way to become infected with lycanthropy early in his adventures. When he transforms, Bobby becomes Robert, a smooth-talking jazz lover over whom Bobby has a questionable measure of control.

Before the Dragon Friends

Bobby Pancakes grew up in Waterdeep and attended Waterdeep High. He befriended Tabitha from the strip tavern Wenches! Wenches! Wenches! He became a small-time criminal and member of the Waterdeep Guild of Thieves, Tricksters and Beggars and was in debt to Janos Meer, the Beggar King.

Unable to repay this debt, he went on the run and began to lay low in the small down of Daggerford. He began to hang out (and live) in the Dragonback Tavern alongside his friends Philge and Freezo.

Season One

Strapped for cash, the Dragon Friends look for work on a job board in Dragonback Tavern. They decide to audition for a role performing at the birthday revels of the Duke of Daggerford. Bobby is forced to think on his feet when Freezo summarily murders Leonard Swiftfeatures, one of the other auditioners. They are framed for the murder of the Duke of Daggerford and are forced on the run.

They end up back in Bobby's hometown of Waterdeep where Janos Meer began to pressure him to pay back his debts. He forced the Dragon Friends to help him take down the secret cult wreaking human-supremacist havoc across the city.

Season Two

Bobby begins season 2 by sending the rest of the known alive party members from season 1 letters bearing the seal of the House of Pancake, from his dwelling in the village of Barovia. They come to meet him in the Blood and Vine Tavern, kicking off an adventure to defeat the vampire Strahd von Zarovich.

Local hero Baston, who accompanies the Dragon Friends to help free his lost love, develops a sizeable crush on Freezo, who in a critical failure in perception thinks that Baston has a crush on Bobby. Bobby meanwhile spends the season taking every possible opportunity to turn into his alter ego, Robert the jazzy werewolf, and the Dragon Friends are forced to spend a night restraining him.

Soon after entering Castle Ravenloft, Freezo makes one too many ill-mannered betrayals, prompting Bobby and Philge to pin him to the wall. Bobby demands Freezo's co-operation, and insists he stop committing needless murder. Freezo agrees, but doesn't really follow through.

The Dragon Friends defeat Strahd after a real shitstorm and a whole lot of bats, and the three adventurers - now joined permanently by Baston - are hurled through a portal to a new technologically advanced world.

A Very Dragon Chrisfriends

At an unspecified time in their travels, Bobby is living in a house outside Daggerford with Freezo, Philge and Baston at Yulemas-time. When he realises Freezo has no Yulemas present for Philge - who has worked really hard on a present for Freezo - Bobby orders Freezo out of the house, telling him not to return without one.

Season Three

Tomb of Annihilation

A Merry Very Yulemas

Bobby goes Yulemas shopping with the other Dragon Friends on the floating market-city of New Bork. He and Baston leave on the gondola back to ground level, leaving behind Freezo - who is unable to leave due to a curse - and Philge, who got lost.

Season Four

When the Dragon Friends come to their senses in the City of Brass with no memory of how they got there, Bobby has seemingly been masquerading as someone named "Hyperion Max". They escape and are eventually returned to a crystalline ship, the Heart of Glass, which the Dragon Friends have apparently been flying between the nine known realms of the Cradle for six months, searching for a way to return to Faerun, but Freezo's interference prevents them from regaining their memories. The ship's artificial intelligence, LOGAN, mentions that Bobby holds the rank of Lieutenant, but not his actual role on the crew. (Philge is the captain.)

But you tried to kill yourself, and that is something that you are able to do, so congrats, I guess.

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