And now, for something relaxing and fun to think on—welcome to Roll for Thoughts, your Sunday Prompt post. It’s the first one for this blog, so I’m gonna keep this simple.
Forget about Racial Abilities or min-maxing ability scores. Forget keeping the party balanced or whatever role that supposedly needs to be filled. I want you to make your dream character–whether it’s your very first character or your one-hundredth–make a character that’s just fun.
Forget keeping the party balanced or whatever role that supposedly needs to be filled. I want you to make your dream character–whether it’s your very first character or your one-hundredth–make a character that’s just fun.
I’ll even go first! See, my two of my favorite classes are Paladin and Ranger. It’s mainly because it fulfills my need for a nature- or divine-based class without having to rely heavily on magic like Clerics or Druids do. I just think they have a fun mix of magic and martial prowess, even though some class or subclass abilities can be very situational (especially when you have to pick a Ranger’s Favored Terrains when you have a limited idea of where you’ll be traveling half the time).
As for Races, I technically have around four favorites for different reasons:
- Halflings: They’re short, happy, simple folk who love adventures and stories as much as they love food and family.
- Aasimars: Celestial-blooded mortals with literal healing hands, and they’re born into a family regardless of their parents’ races? Sign me up!
- Elves: Seriously though, who doesn’t like elves? They’re basically immortal, ridiculously pretty and their fashion and aesthetics are on point.
- Firbolgs: A recent favorite that stole me heart very quickly, but they’re basically friendly, reclusive forest giants and I love them.
You can like things just because they look cool, you can like things because they sound interesting; you don’t have to resign yourself to play something different because the class you wanted to play was taken. Play whatever class/race combo you want, just have fun doing it!
Now go flip through those books and databases, and make that dream character!
And that’s it for today’s Roll for Thoughts, I hope I get to hear about the fun race/class combos in the comments! As usual if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or follow me on Twitter–I’d love to hear from you guys.
Have a good day, take care of yourselves, and roll high my friends!