Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Tavern Chat Podcast: Episode #18 - AD&D 1e Player's Handbook - The Thief is not Meant to be a Stand Alone Class

In today's episode, I take a look at the AD&D 1e Thief Class and why I think it was meant to keep players of demihuman races involved until "the end game" and has less value as a "solo class". Danke makes an appearance and Glen is nowhere to be found ;)

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  1. So...from a world-building perspective, does this view of the Thief Class mean that all demi-humans are sneaky, pick-pockety,and backstabby and are therefore generally untrustworthy? Or is all part of the "alien" nature of these cultures that doesn't value life and property as much as humans do? It is a very interesting POV that has implications far beyond allowing demi-humans into the end-game...

    1. All? No. But in a metagame sense, any demihuman that wants "unlimited potential" is going to have to mix Thief in with their other class.

      Unless the DM rules that level limits don't apply to NPCs...


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