Hopefully the geekiest question I will ever ask
March 2, 2009 8:40 PM Subscribe
Help me build a D&D 3.5 Character
posted by Navelgazer to sports, hobbies, & recreation (16 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've been invited into a new D&D 3.5 game with a small group of my friends. I'm 28, and the last time I did anything like this I was 13. I enjoyed it then, and expect to enjoy it now, but I don't have the background going into it that the rest of the group will, and as such find the player's handbook a little bit inscrutable.
A couple of years ago, some of my friends and I tried to create our own TTG, which never came to fruition, but some of us still put a lot of thought and work into what we wanted from it. As the setting for our game was to be steampunk, my character was going to be a saboteur. I still really like this idea, and as far as I can tell, the closest thing in D&D 3.5 is the prestige class of "Arcane Trickster."
So basically what I'm asking is - 1.) Is this actually a fun class, or does it just have a cool name? 2.) What would one generally do with this class in practice? 3.) Should I take a Bard or Rogue track to get there? 4.) Assuming that I want to take the Bard track, would I be better off as a Gnome or a Halfling? 5.) What am I knot thinking of that I need to take into account?
Bonus Question: It'd be awesome if I could get my GF involved in the game as well. Her twin sister is a big TTG fan, but my GF has never played, and has a bad opinion of them from having to sit around doing nothing when visiting her sister while their group played and ignored her. The group we're convening is all friends of hers, and she'll have an open invitation to join, but what might I do to make that offer seem attractive?
As always, thank you all.