I found a Dungeons & Dragons game! We had our first session yesterday. It has been three years since I have played D&D properly.
I don’t count the time I played for a few months in 2003, because the campaign never really got off the ground. Hell, I never even had a background for the Half Elf Wizard I played in that game. I got as far as a cool first name and that was it. I can’t even remember casting any spells, either. It was meant to be the campaign in which I learned how to play a magic user, but it never happened because of player time and work travel committments.
Yesterday was good, because I managed to roll up my character, get her some 1337 skillz0r, arm and armour her up, equip her with supplies, and all that good stuff — without asking questions every other second. Not that I didn’t need some help, because I did. For example, I forgot to add 10 to my Armour Bonus and Dex Modifier. Doh.
We didn’t get stuck into the story yet. The DM gave some information on why our characters were on this mission, and some history of the land. All the characters and players were introduced, and people gave a little bit of information about their characters’ backgrounds and appearances. I remember the character names better than the player names, which is probaly just the way it goes. I’ll have to ask them their names again.
The Druid of the party has an animal companion, a wolf. During combat, the wolf had a turn, of course. Each time someone said “wolf” or “wolf’s turn”, I had to stop myself from responding, because I had a character named ‘Wolf’. That was slightly amusing.
I am playing a Tiefling Rogue, but I am unsure as to whether I will eventually add the Barbarian Class. I was considering it, because I had fun using Rage in that game last summer, however I am not sure now.
Here are her stats:
My first D&D character was a Human Rogue, and I think if I wasn’t playing a Tiefling, I would be hesitant to play a Rogue again. I do like the number of Skills they get, however I had wanted to try something new. “New” is the Tiefling. I don’t know what I will do, but it doesn’t really matter too much yet. I’m the only full Rogue in the party at the moment. I’ll see how the character develops before deciding to add another Class.
I spent a solid hour yesterday thinking of a background, and I think I’ve got most of the major bits out of the way. The most important part is figuring out how she feels about the major events in her life, and this will require more time to think.
Today, I managed to get some ideas down on paper as to her appearance. I think this month’s art project will be to draw a picture of my Tiefling. It will be a bit challenging partly because of her hair… I’m not so good at drawing hair that sticks up and goes everywhere, but we will see whether her look changes before I draw her.