Character Advice w / Weird Rolls


Ok, so, I'm about to play in a RotRL PbP in a few weeks, and I'm mulling over some character ideas right now. I've never played or read RotRL before, but I know a little bit about it: mainly that there are a lot of dungeon crawls and epic fights. My DM had me roll some stats, and here is what I got--brace yourselves.

18, 18, 16, 12, 11, 5

Help? I'm open to just about anything but a rogue or a summoner (I am already playing both these classes in other PbP's), and I think as long as it's paizo material the DM is fine with.

Stupid question. What's a PbP?

PbP - Play by Post. See the boards on this site.

Wow, with those stats, I would make a Paladin. Str 18, Dex 12, Con 16, Int 5, Wis 11, Cha 18.

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I'd play a martial type with crazy strength and con, and put the 5 in charisma. Barbarian, maybe? Put the 16 into dex to make up for the low AC. 12 in wisdom for a bump to will saves, or else put it into intelligence for an extra skill point.

A dwarf barbarian could start out with 18 in str and 20 con, have a move of 30', and swing that big axe for big damage. If you can't outrun it, you can outlast it! :P

+2 to wisdom helps your will saves, too.

A 3 charisma would be icky, but dwarves drink too much, anyway... Blame it on the booze.

Thanks Papa-DRB for answering my stupid question.

I agree, paladin would be a good choice. You could also make an amazing TWF sword and board fighter. Another good choice is a ranged fighter. With 2 18's and a 16 I could go on and on about what you could do. You could excel at virtually any class. After considering that the class choice becomes secondary to flavor or character concept imo. Come up with something you're interested in role-playing and then craft a character to match you concept.

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Too bad you said no to rogue. I would put the 5 in Cha, supermax Stealth, and then play the character like what's-his-name from the Jhereg series. The Vlad Taltos's 2nd in command, who people just don't notice. People forget he's there, they don't notice when he shows up, and are often surprised when he speaks up, since they didn't notice him. I guess he's an ex-military officer, who did horrible in battle because his troops would lose track of him and didn't notice his orders, etc. Otherwise a nice guy.

Maybe do the same with another stealthy character type, like monk, ranger, or inquisitor. Possibly half-elf for the free Skill Focus-Stealth.

Wow. So, you ended up min/maxing whether you like it or not, huh? Whatever you choose, that dump score should make the roleplaying a lot of fun.

The first thing that came to mind was a Tank Druid that focuses on Wild Shape and basically play him as though he honestly believes he is an animal who is just stuck in a humanoid form most of the time. That just sounds fun to play.

Str 18, Dex 18, Con 16, Int 11, Wis 12, Cha 5
(for a human - I'd move around the physical scores a little depending on the racial bonuses)

For obvious reasons, I'd focus on buffs and summoning for those times when I do cast spells, and I would be putting my 4 level stat bonuses into Wis so I could cast the good buffs and summons later on.

As for feats: If I played a race that got a +2 Wis, I'd do Spell Focus (Conj) and Aug Summon and try to do a limited amount of control. If not, I would do all combat feats. Either way, I'd have Natural Spell by 11th level at the latest.

Wow, thank for all the responses. Yeah, my first thought was a Rogue, too, but I'm already playing two different Rogues in PbPs and I didn't want to add another one. I like the idea of a stealthy monk, and was already considering it, but the tank Druid I think would also be a lot of fun. I'm going to mess around with some of these, but please if anyone has more to contribute I'm all ears :)

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