I bet you would feel like shit if you had to roll a brand new level 1 character right now.
Damn, our dungeons were tunnels, always tunnels like a maze, we were doing it wrong!.
Well ... I think it is safe to say that I am nothing like you ...
I will not only roll up new character in heartbeat ... But I have done it so many times ... I don't even need a printed Character Sheet ...
And can start three new characters on the same sheet of graph paper.
Why waste extra paper and toner ... Just so you can erase a hole in your Character Sheet ... Because your Character is advancing?
Shoot ... I roll up 50 new Characters ... Break into teams of 5 ... And run a military style Campaign up the Bamboo River.
Off the Sword Coast ... On the North side of the Azure Sea ... From where the river dumps into the ocean ... To where it originates in the mountains.
Killing every ... Shag nasty, Orc, Ogre, Giant, Dragon, Pirate, Bandit ... Basically anything they come across that needs to die.
And I have record of every swing they took ... Every spell they cast ... Every item they used ... Everything they picked up ...
Every piece of gold they got ... Every person they met and every place they went ... And even draw the "maps".
In the Bamboo River Campaign ... 40 of the 50 were still alive when they got to the end of the river ...
They went to the Azurian Tropics ... Cleared that place out and built an Empire.
There's the 40 that lived through the Bamboo River Campaign ... That's just the quick reference ...
So I know where to find their Character Sheets ... And have the Basic Description handy.
Most People's Characters lack Creativity ... Story ... Ambition ... And Direction ... And that's where the DM comes in.
I have had Characters that started as slaves ... Chained to a ship ... Sinking in a Winter storm ... In the Artic Regions.
I have had Characters ... That were a few teenagers ... Sick of doing chores on the farm ... Steal a boat and hit the sea ...
Just to see what is around the corner.
I am not entirely sure we have actually played ... The Same Game ... Rolling up new Characters is nothing ...
One of your Characters might be dead within the first 15 minutes ... In one of our games ...
The ones that live are worth every bit of it ... And they have a story.
Damn, our dungeons were tunnels, always tunnels like a maze, we were doing it wrong!
You play like it should be played..lol!
This is a thread specifically about the game not about the movies coming out or the upcoming one. I started learning a tad bit about it this weekend over at my fiancée's house like the dice and the kinds of characters there are, but I have yet to make a character myself and I'm going to wait for that when I'm over for the week.
Anyways, is there any current players of the game because I didn't realize that there were so much information that you needed to know before you could actually start playing it. I think that I would like to be a halfling unless you can make up your own category and be a witch or a princess or something since I didn't see one of those kinds of characters listed.
Not sure, we only went over stuff in the books about them right now. I haven't seen the actual game yet. I'm also still trying to figure out different benefits for different characters and if they can use any weapon or does each specific character have a specific weapon or weapons.
Race is important. You ask why anyone would want to be human? I assume its similar in 5.0, but humans in 3.5 get a bonus feat at 1st level and they get extra skill points. Humans are actually pretty great. All races have their upsides. Orcs are strong, halflings are small and nimble, dwarves are tough, etc.
Yeah, I got interested in it back when it was in its heyday.
Somebody who was into the game heavily.........I can't remember, possibly a Mage or Wizard in Training or something.
Anyway, he showed me the three books he had to read and memorize before he could become the Game Master/Dungeon Master.
"Books" is a frail description..........these fucking things were 4 inches thick or more!!!!! One was rules, one was scenarios, and one was characters and powers.
Fuck that shit!!!
I told him I'd just stick with checkers.
You guys are still playing old school AD&D? Holy shit! I havent played that since the 80's, lol!
I've never seen that b4.
This is what I'm talking about:
See ... You are wrong again ... Because it is not Evil ... In any way.
Good and Evil are easier to play ...
Chaotic Neutral is not easy to play.