Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A to Z of How I Learned to Love D&D: F is for Fighter

My very first DnD character (under ADnD 2E) was a 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.

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