Tuesday, April 7, 2015
A to Z of How I Learned to Love D&D: F is for Fighter
I'd like to tell you that I had always wanted to play a warrior, but I was hoping to make a wizard that night at Richard's apartment.
Sadly, I didn't have the attribute rolls for anything but a Fighter. I think my highest roll was an 11, even rolling 4d6 dice and dropping the lowest number.
So I made a Fighter and they handed me the Complete Fighter's Handbook and I saw the Swashbuckler Kit and was sold.
Except I didn't qualify for the Swashbuckler Kit, either.
So I simply considered myself a swashbuckler with a lower-case "s" and chose the name Garamond. You see, at the time I was a Graphic Design major and it is the name of a font.
The coolest part, that I remember, about being a Fighter was 1) weapon specialization (I wanted to be specialized with a rapier, but my DM wouldn't let me have one, so long sword it was) and 2) three attacks every two rounds--which was hard for me to wrap my head around back then.
I only played Garamond a few sessions, but he was my first DnD PC, and I still remember him.