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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Most of Us Have a "Favored Class" - What is Yours?



Back in my early days of playing, when a fighter (or any of the subclasses) had less than 18/51 Strength, it wasn't considered viable. Yep, for my first few years of teenage gaming, that's how we saw things.  I played mostly fighter classes initially, but then branched out to the alternate Bard from Dragon #56 and the Illusionist class after it got buffed by the Unearthed Arcana.

Upon my return to gaming, I found myself playing Clerics, both in Castles & Crusades and the D&D Next Playtest. Needless to say, I played them as very martial minded clerics.

In truth though, my preferred class is probably DM ;)

Do you have a favored class or class type in D&D styled games?

19 comments:

  1. When I began playing way back when I played clerics mostly. Now when I get to play I prefer magic-using classes like wizards or witches.

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  2. I used to instantly say Thieves when someone asked this. But it's been a while since I've played one in a non PbP game. I've favored Fighter types mostly in the last couple of years, with the occasional Magic-user thrown in.

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  3. Yep. Clerics of the gods of war. Sacred weapon gets around the prohibition on edged weapons. Everything else pretty much the same.

    Also like playing thieves occasionally. Oddly, I've never played a magic user.

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  4. My favorite character is a fighter with some stealth skills, not a ranger who is friends with brownies, but a leather armor wearing fighter who can sneak and climb. Hard in early D&D systems, But 2E hit a sweet spot for this. With the right stats you could be a fighter for 3 levels then dual class to a thief and this would be a good way to do it putting your thief points into the HS, MS, CW, HN and no points into OL, FRT, PP. I probably played 10 variations of this character from 90-94. In 3e and pathfinder you can do a lot of variations of this as well but they are not my cup of tea.

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  5. I'd say a thief mage mix. I like the range of skills you get and the ability to unleash hell if needed. There seems to be more options when combining the two classes.

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  6. Sadly i liked basic DnD elves and multiclass characters in ADnD - more recently into wizard priests - i like 2ns ed bard. I like some of the options in more recent games that let a wizard learn to use a bow or sword - ive run a few games where everyone is a spell caster with hired warrior flunkies

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  7. Back when I used to play AD&D I loved druids. I found them quite versatile.

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  8. Straight up rogue-type here, with variations between "dashing rake" and "clutzy henchman" and "stoic legbreaker".

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  9. Thief and Illusionist...Gnome thieves and illusionists....

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  10. Dwarves in D&D, Dwarf fighter in AD&D 1st edition. My roleplaying carrer started shortly after reading The Hobbit & you can't beat a beard with a psychotic shortarse attached.

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  11. Fighters definitely (I'm simple that way). Nowadays I like to make them middle aged, jaded, with just enough scars to make them wonder if all this adventuring business is really worth it.

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  12. When I was young, I tended toward magic-users and the occasional druid. These days, I've been most fond of fighters, but would love to play a druid again in a game that didn't center on dungeon crawling.

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  13. I like Monks, Artificers, and other weird classes like that.

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  14. The Fighter, pure and simple. Specifically the Sword, Board and Beer fighter. My favorite figure is a bearded fighter with his sword and shield on the ground, while he throws back a beer.

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  15. Fighter in older editions, Cleric or Fighter/Rogue in 3E/d20, Fighter or Rogue in 4E.

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  16. 18/51 STR - playing AD&D on dragonsfoot with the grognards, I've noticed that the Americans often complain if I won't let them reroll 'low' stats. The British players (I'm British) don't do this. Maybe a cultural difference.

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  17. My favourite class is Fighter, human.

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  18. another question might be: what classes did you play till high level then never play again? I enjoyed a druid, illusionist and cleric till high lv but neve did again even if i enjoyed them - but a druid might tempt me again - as a DM i never made druids feel unwelcome in dungeons or cities

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  19. LBTDDBTD Fighters, followed by crusading-clerics-a-crushing. The fighters were often either armed with pole-arms and a gladius-type deal, or something sword-n-board with a big skin of meade. Often just played humans, else in 3rd/pathfinder I was that one Player with the grippli and kobald characters.

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