|Darksol the Painbringer|
There aren't enough options to make really interesting characters, and if there are any interesting options, they certainly won't pick up at 1st level, or any level before 6th or 8th.
Honestly, there are so few options that classes at this point are mostly cookie cutters. This is symptomatic of being a playtest, of course, but saying we can make "cool characters" is more of being in a later-stage phase than what we are currently testing now, which is if certain options are even functioning correctly.
What characters have you made for Doomsday Dawn?
I've messed about with the society scenarios, but I'm waiting to play Doomsday Dawn for the GM's schedule to free up some; I want to play it as a player.
Me and two other people have already made our first level characters, more or less (still need gear and such, on my part).
One of the other players is playing a draconic sorcerer who'll have multiclassed fighter by the time she's rebuilt at level nine. She's planning to melee right from first level, though, using her draconic claws and true strikes, as well as the shield cantrip. We're curious to see how she'll compare to a more traditional martial class. On paper, she's looking pretty good right from level one, but she has low AC and resource management will be a thing . . . we'll provide feedback when there's feedback to provide!
Another player is playing !Kunat, a scholarly barbarian with 16 INT and the Osirionologist background. He's equipped with a "bo staff", which the player has decided is the best melee martial weapon. (For future refrence, I insist on calling "bo staffs" "longsticks" and "quarterstaffs" "shortsticks". A stick is a stick is a stick. Asian sticks aren't better than European sticks unless they are simply a different size of stick.) We're curious to see how useful Reach proves when AoO aren't really a thing anymore, and I'm curious to see how useful parry turns out to be, as well as how useful combat maneuvers are.
My character is a halfling cleric. He's got an interesting personality, being a somewhat nihilistic cleric of Abadar. ("Honor is transient. Only gold holds it's value.") He's an awful lot of negativity in an awfully small package, and I look forward to playing him, but unfortunately he doesn't really have an interesting build for me to talk about. I'm running him to see how useful in-combat healing is in this edition, and in combat he's little more than a heal-bot. (Though, I'm also interested in seeing the four stages of success in actual play, which is another reason for me to play a caster.)
What about everyone else? What are you lot running for Doomsday Dawn?
Been polishing a strength rogue/fighter lumberjack-themed character for a little while.
Rogue Class Feats
1) You're Next
2) Fighter Dedication
4) Dread Striker
B) Robust Recovery
1) Intimidating Glare
2) Intimidating Prowess
3) Assurance (Athletics)
4) Assurance (Acrobatics
5) Natural Medicine
Nature (expert) +7
Intimdation (expert) +8 (+9 coerce/demoralize)
Athletics (expert) +10 for attacks
Combat Gear: +1 Hatchet, +1 Breastplate
Hatchet attacks +10/+4/+2 (2d6+4)
HP 60 AC 22 TAC 20
EDIT: And with another quick modification, I was wrong again on rogue HP. I thought it was 8, somewhere got it into my head they raised it to 10. Checked again, it was 8.