I have been playing D&D for about 3 months, and have always had help in the creation of my characters. I have an idea, and would like some honest feedback from someone with a little more experience.
I was going to create an Elven / Elf Warrior equipped with a Guisarme, and the two feats Weapon Finesse and Weapon Proficiency in the Guisarme. I realize Elves aren't the best choice for a warrior, but still.
The person who normally helps me create my characters says I should do the same, except with a Human and a Spiked Chain, and have Combat Reflexes as my third Feat.
The point of this Character would to have them save guard a point in front, to keep the others safe... Well, with my DM, safer.
Please tell me what you think. And forgive me my misspellings.
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2010 18:14:58 GMT -6 by Finarvyn
It appears that you're playing D&D 3e (or something similar), so this set of forums may not be the best place for you to ask these particular questions. These forums are primarily dedicated to the original edition of D&D written back in the 1970's and similar games.
I'd recommend waiting to have one of the moderators move this thread to the Other Editions subforum down below, or alternatively, you might try reposting your questions to the ENWorld or RPG.net forums.
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2010 11:47:53 GMT -6 by jonathan
I moved it to "Other Editions" and stuck a [3E] tag on it because it sounded kind of 3E-ish to me. If anyone has any experience with this, feel free to chime in.
However, sawdoffmidget, I'll reiterate that this is an OD&D forum designed for discussion of the 1974 edition of the rules. After OD&D came AD&D, 2E, and then 3E, so it's possible that very few folks who read and/or post here are familiar with feats and so on.
ENWorld and RPGNet are great sites, as is the "out of print" section at Wizards.com if you are looking for some experts.
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My experience with my own characters, and my observation of other players, is that it’s most rewarding to start with the character concept first, and only afterward tack on game scores as seems appropriate. Rather than the other way around, which is how you seem to be approaching it. If you envision an Elf Fighter along the lines of Glorfindel or Elric, then go with that, as that will make you happy in the long term, whereas who cares if it may be slightly less than “optimal”? In fact, I usually make sub-optimal characters on purpose as it might fit my play style. People are always surprised that I would make a Hobbit Fighter, because Hobbits are usually Thieves and Fighters are usually some more burly race. But the concept of Pippin, who strives to be like Bilbo but has much worse luck, is fun to me.
No problem, sawdoffmidget, we're particularly enthusiastic about the original 1974 Dungeons & Dragons but lots of us have love for all the versions that descended from it. Where are you playing? Do you ever make it out to Gen Con or the like? (This might be better addressed in the Introductions thread.)
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