When All Else Fails, Make It Up!

2007 November 12
by Stupid Ranger

Over at the Chatty DM’s site, Phil & Yan posted a couple of posts recently about tweaking a class to create a cooler character. If you haven’t read about the Shaper class, I suggest you check it out, both Part 1 and Part 2.

Here’s What I Like About It
D&D should always be about having fun. And if it’s not fun, you need to take whatever actions are necessary to make it fun again. In this case, Yan & Phil developed a class that suited Yan’s character concept, making the game more fun… as it should be.

Here’s What I Love About It

Developing your character to the level that inspires you to create a class that meets your character’s roleplay needs is an exceptional concept. I have usually developed a character concept to fit a class, never the other way around. I think it’s a great idea, and I’m really excited about the possibilities this opens up for my own future characters.

So the Moral of Today’s Story Is…

If it’s broke and it’s not contributing to your roleplaying experience, fix it! Work with your DM and tweak something to make things better for you. That doesn’t mean you have to develop a whole new class… maybe you just need to adjust your spell selection, or work on a prestige class. Take control of your character’s destiny, even if that means you have to build that destiny yourself.

P.S. Phil recently moved to his new site, so if you haven’t already, be sure to update your bookmark!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. ChattyDM permalink
    November 13, 2007

    Just Wow! Thanks for the kind words Stupid Ranger.

  2. ScottM permalink
    November 13, 2007

    That was a good pair of posts– thanks for highlighting them. It is cool that they worked together to make the class special and cool. What a great way to say goodbye to 3.5e!

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