Characters With Class - Build /and/ RP Tips

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Characters With Class - Build /and/ RP Tips

Post  Raising_Cain on Mon May 25, 2009 12:21 pm

These are a series of articles designed to help you play your character a bit more... Classy. They give tips and tricks as to how to play all the base classes featured in NWN, and some classes that aren't, that are still available, if you have them.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'A big, dumb fighter-type clad in furs who hacks up the enemy in a berserk rage -- that's the quintessential fantasy image of the barbarian -- or perhaps the stereotypical one. This particular image also portrays the barbarian as uncouth, uncultured, and generally uninhibited. Such a character appeals to all of us from time to time, but moving beyond the stereotype allows the creation of a character with great depth and a wide array of useful abilities.'
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'Bards are often depicted as ne'er-do-wells and charlatans who prefer not to meet challenges head on. A character who fits that stereotype can be fun, but a bard also can function as a person of deep knowledge and wide experience, a folk hero, a slumming aristocrat, or a general handyman.'
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'At first glance, the cleric may seem a bit lackluster -- a mere healing machine whose medicinal spells provide vital party support, but not much excitement. First impressions often prove false, however, and dismissing the cleric as the character "someone" has to play is a big mistake. A well-constructed cleric, played with fervor and understanding is not only an asset to the party, but an immensely satisfying character as well.'
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'Many players think the druid belongs out in the wilderness, where she can frolic with the animals and work magic suited for the outdoors. To such people, a druid in a city or a dungeon seems as out of place -- and about as useful -- as a speedboat in the desert. As is often the case, popular opinion about the druid isn't completely wrong, but it fails to grasp the character's true potential.'
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'Play a fighter, said your friends. It's easy for a beginner to play and gives you plenty of action. But is a fighter just a sword-swinging automaton, or does he have more to offer?'
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'To most people, the monk is simply a fighting character whose whole body serves as a weapon. But a well-played monk also adds a touch of the exotic and the mysterious to a campaign. In addition, the monk is among the most versatile characters in the game and can fill a variety of roles in an adventuring party.'
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'Few D&D veterans are ambivalent about the paladin. To her fans, she is a paragon of virtue and a dauntless foe of all that is evil. To her detractors, she is a vain, obnoxious proselytizer with an obsession about glory. Both viewpoints have some truth in them, but the negative view is based primarily on badly played paladins.'
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'Most players think of the ranger as an outdoorsy character who is more at home in the wilderness than in the dungeon or the city. If you want to create a rugged and self-sufficient individualist, a ranger is a fine choice. But the character can also excel in a variety of other roles, from swashbuckling ne'er-do-well to tenacious do-gooder.'
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'A rogue is one of the most versatile characters in the game. Her wide range of skills offers ease of customization, and her sneak attack ability makes her deadly in combat. But how can you get the most play value out of a rogue while minimizing the risks to her?'
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'Like a wizard, a sorcerer is an arcane spellcaster. Though his selection of spells is more limited than that of a wizard, the sorcerer's ability to choose spells on the fly makes him extremely versatile and quite deadly.'
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: 'Wizards are among the most popular characters, and for good reason. Thanks to their wide selection of spells, they're among the most versatile and powerful characters in the game.'


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Re: Characters With Class - Build /and/ RP Tips

Post  Raising_Cain on Mon May 25, 2009 12:41 pm

And, of course, for those of you out there..
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: NOTE: This is for Vampire Spawn, not quite Vampires like Al Dohral does it. Some things may not apply(but most do).
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