View Full Version : Fav. Char type and style
Mon, 2nd Jul '01, 6:40am
to help familiarize ourselves with how we are going to be playing once the game finally comes out I think we should let each other know what class and race of char. is our favorite to play as well as playing style.
I use half-elf(drow) druids and specialze in shapeshifting with very limited summoning. when I play I usually go for miele combat and cast a lot of spells that help the party like haste and holy might and things of that sort.
Mon, 2nd Jul '01, 6:54am
My character is human, a rogue with a possibility of multiclassing to wizard.
He works little combat, but specializes in working things out the peaceful way. I always had chars with strong areas are in int-related, cha-related, some dex-related skills, much less in str-related.
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Mon, 2nd Jul '01, 12:05pm
I'll be playing an elven sorcerer with a couple of nice feats and skills, possibly go for armoured spellcasting. Can't wait to see this implemented in NWN.
Thus far I used to play mostly specialist mages, and pure fighters on a couple occasions.
Mon, 2nd Jul '01, 3:30pm
I prefer to talk my way into and out of trouble, so I usually go for high CHA characters, Bards, Paladins or Sorcerers.
I'm certainly looking forward to the roleplay aspects as well as the melee side. We are going to need some stout fighters to ensure we survive the early days!
Tue, 3rd Jul '01, 4:40am
Well, for the start of the game at least, I'll be bringing back my favortite character, Xalen, a human fighter/mage. I'll probably take a few fighter levels, mostly mage levels. Will have higher dex and int, decent strength and const. I will wear armor, but only that which maximizes dex ac bonuses with the lowest chance of spell failure. I will probably take more protective spells, and nasty offensive ones. Summoning spells aren't my favorite thing really. I also plan to dual wield a bastard sword with probably a short sword. I'll enter combat, hopefully without getting smacked around too much, but naturally I'd rather stand back and cast away with my spells.
Tue, 3rd Jul '01, 7:44pm
what type of parties does everyone like to be in? I generally try to get a lot of spell casters because summonings can be used for the melee combat most of the time I've found
I like to have my PC and a few summoned elementals up front doing the melee while a few of my spellcasters hit me up with things like haste and holy might and the others go offense
Tue, 3rd Jul '01, 8:05pm
I'll be playing Vandriel, Elven Ranger, but I'm thinking of adding a few levels of Fighter if she lives that long. I'll just have to see how things play out. I've never really played magic users, but the sorcerer's gonna be my 2nd choice. (I don't have a whole lot of faith my ability to stay alive, so I'd better start creating characters now. :D )
Tue, 17th Jul '01, 10:48pm
im a elven sorcerer , i am in a NWN guild, we are the Do'Urdens, and we are gonna have a server up with our on keep for Do'Urdens only
Sat, 21st Jul '01, 10:01am
I like halflings .... and given my char will be accepted I will play a halfling rougue-fighter ... I try to achieve weapon finesse in daggers or shortswords (if that works) and to specialise in shortbows so straight melee seems not to become my fighting style of choice. Anyway, for me it proved to be healthy to develop stealth abilities first ... ;)
And when he dies gloriously I'll probably switch over to something "substantial", a halfling figher :D ;)
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Mon, 23rd Jul '01, 3:01pm
I'll be starting play with a human cleric in NWN. I enjoy a lot of character interaction, talking, meeting, and ploting. I will fight anyone or anything if needed but not out of choice. My character would rather orginize and cast spells to aid other party members. I doubt I'll take any combat related feats, using my feats and most of my skill for divine and diplomicy abilities.
Wed, 25th Jul '01, 3:36am
I'll play a human sorcerer. He's young and ready to go on adventure, with the aid of friends. Melee is strange to him, he has always relied on his spells. Now he's to meet the real world...
Wed, 25th Jul '01, 4:09am
I'll start as Liam, human Ranger, and when he dies (in about 12.5 minutes) I'll keep him as a board persona, but I think I'll try a rogue type char.
Wed, 25th Jul '01, 4:29am
What's a 'board persona'?
Edit: Oh wait, you mean a character which you only use to play on this board? If so: silly me...
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Wed, 25th Jul '01, 5:42am
I mean, that no matter what char I'm running on ALFA or anywhere else, I will post as Liam :)
Thu, 26th Jul '01, 11:54am
I will be playing a human ranger, with the possibility of taking a few rogue levels along the way. The weapons I'll be using will be longsword in main hand and knives or shortsword in off hand.
Sat, 28th Jul '01, 11:06pm
I'll be playing as Jozan the warrior cleric the weapons I wil use are a warhammer in main hand and a flail in my off hand. although I would I will most likely run home to mother at the first sign of trouble.
Sun, 29th Jul '01, 11:21pm
My character should be a chaotic good 19 year old halfling rouge Named Tasohan Duurham who walks around in the city of Arabel mourning over his dead parents who where caught and executed due to stealing.
Tasohan is always on lookout for adventure (and money ;))
Oh by the way Hello to everyone :D
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Mon, 30th Jul '01, 4:56am
Greetings to you 'swell.
/me thinks 19 years is kind of yound for a halfling :)
I've just thought that humans taking a level of rogue before muticlassing will have quite a load of skillpoints. :rolleyes: Nay, then I'll start in ALFA as a pure neutral human wizard/abjurer (Hope he ain't dieing soon, I still want to be reasonably peaceful :p) 'cause of my recently developed 'pacifist wizard' playing style. :)
Tue, 31st Jul '01, 3:20pm
whats wrong with a 19 yr old halfling? What do they magically skip to a ripe old age upon birth? its nice to see younger halflings than usual, variation is good.
Tue, 31st Jul '01, 3:33pm
Wht was meant is that 19 years is kind of young for a class halfling. They dont magically skip anywhere, but at this age halflings should be helping their community planting eggplants in the backyard, playing with other little halflings or do something alike :)
Tue, 31st Jul '01, 4:08pm
Ok so let's call him a mutated halfling or something like that. I just thought Humans and halflings were the same age but i may be mistaken.
Tue, 31st Jul '01, 11:31pm
Got in ALFA as a human bard, named Koyo. Dropped him, but kept the name for the boards, and moved to a half-orc fighter, named Naroc. Dropped him, and now I'm an elven fighter. When he dies (which he will...NV and all that ;)), I'll probably pick up Naroc again for a bit.
I also have a human sorcerer in NWDL that I'll be playing as well. When he dies (and he will...trsh talking and all that ;)), I'll probably play a ranger.
Thu, 2nd Aug '01, 4:49pm
Now why would you die that much? Play your character smart and he/she will live to a ripe old age. I know I would like to have a char live a long time. If BG2 was any indication of my chars average lifespan I should do fine. I only died once when I 1st faced the demilich (he used imprisonment on me) So just take it slow and you'll live longer.
Maybe the 19yr old halfling is a bit of an adventurer, so he left early. Just a thought.
Thu, 2nd Aug '01, 10:02pm
Yes exactly shadow assasin! you are totally right.
Orkrist the Cleaver
Sat, 4th Aug '01, 6:30am
I'm with Voltric, a human Cleric or Ranger/Cleric, if I can squeeze in time to show up and have the capabilities.
Sat, 4th Aug '01, 10:54am
And it would be particularly humiliating for the monsters.
According to the WotC Character generator, humans can start adventuring at 15, and halflings at 20. Assuming these two ages are equivalent, 4 years for a halfling would be equivalent to 3 years for a human, so a 16 year old halfling would be the equivalent of a 12 year old human. Not so bad as a gnome, where 16 years is equivalent to 6 for a human. And a 16 year old elf would probably be barely potty-trained.
Sat, 4th Aug '01, 11:52am
Sat, 4th Aug '01, 5:13pm
Reply to Shadow guy:
It's not about playing smart, or about living to a ripe old age..it's about RPing the character.
Ley me break it down. Bael is the Shadowlord of the N'Vaelahr. That gives him much of ALFA as an enemy. We're starting out by hunting Drow in the Cormanthyr forest...the life expectancy isn't very high. But, that is the character...that is why he was created, that is how he will be played. I *could* run around killing snakes and kobolds....but that isn't RPing...that's just crap.
Na'ora, the sorcerer in NWDL, has a short life expectancy because of the Dragonlance setting. Any magic-user that isn't a member of the Conclave, gets hunted down and killed. Sorcerers can't join the Conlcve, so he's a renegade to be hunted and killed.
Maybe its just me...I would much rather have that kind of challenge...then just live to a ripe old age.
One last point...I wouldn't think the BG would be an indicator. You now have other PCs, DMs, etc..to deal with.
Sun, 5th Aug '01, 11:47am
I'm not saying don't challenge yourself I'mjust saying know your limits. If you can probably survive a fight with a high level mage then fight a high level mage, but if all you're fit to fight are dung beetles then you be the best dang dung beetle slayer you can be.
Ironbeard that's physically equivalent, not mental. so from an educational standpoint I'm sure the elf would be potty-trained and already learning what he needs to know, BUT only be the size of a human baby.
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Thu, 9th Aug '01, 4:35am
Well, I'll be playing a Halfling as well by the name of (ta-dum) Binky Farnsworth. I'll be starting out as a Rogue with an eye to multi-classing as a Bard later on. I'm particularly excited about the chance to play a Bard while still playing my fave race. Mainly because my style at play has often been to use my wits and charm to get out of trouble (and yes into it as well). I generally play a more cautious and cunning style and plan to use sneak attacks a fair bit. I too will mainly focusing on my character's CHA and INT with some attention paid to WIS. I figure with a Halfling the DEX will work itself out. STR will be down on the list of stats to worry about.
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Thu, 9th Aug '01, 6:24pm
I'm gonna play a Rogue. Once I get into a high enough level I'll hire myself out as an assassin. I'll let people pay me to kill other PC's. Once that char dies I'll just play a Rogue/Ranger.