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umbraldragon wrote:Over the course of several game systems and a multitude of gaming sessions, I've always come across the same questions and I think it would be cool to get different perspectives on how to approach playing the different character classes in Classic Fantasy. Consider that the setting is the Realm or perhaps Greymoor, then what are you suggestions, as varied as they may be, on how to play a Paladin/Cavalier or a Ranger?
Note: I'll add my own perspectives to this later since I am pressed for time, but I wanted to get this out there first. thanks!
umbraldragon wrote:They should never resort to violence unless there is a valid reason
umbraldragon wrote:Rangers. Most of the time is spent patrolling the edges of the forest, either the outer edge if they serve a human king, (using fantasy tropes here) or the edge of Elven home if they serve an elf queen. They are often given the task as scouts and watchers of the woods in service to a liege. As a result they may be part of a brotherhood which meets occasionally. This often results in very independent characters who have a tendency to be introverts keeping an eye on their woodland charges making sure nothing is out of place.
Some questions to ask are:
1. How does your character feel about others trampling through the forest?
2. Who taught you to "see" the woods, and are they still around?
3. What made your character leave the woods in search of adventure?
4. Do you have a formal education? i.e. explain some of your skills like Lore.
5. How did you end up a Ranger?
6. Will you even entertain the idea of entering a city? a palace?
7. Do you prefer to go on foot or ride? Perhaps something other than a horse?
8. How did you come to have a species enemy? Why that particular enemy?
Rangers are very similar to Paladins in that they will try to protect the weak when possible and assist those in need when they can. They will often lead others through the forests safely and help find those who have gone missing near or in the forest.
Icefield wrote:I often have the problem of Ranger characters wanting to constantly be alone or doing Ranger things. I don't blame somebody for making a character to do a certain "job," but it feels like the character's class job can sometimes be the player's main desire, and the rest of the group is a distraction.
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