Having trouble deciding between two classes? Want a unique twist to your character's abilities? Just want a weird or powerful combination? Why not multi-class?
Multi-classing is a common choice for people that really want to divert their character from a "normal" path. For some, choosing a background or feat can accomplish this, for others, it's not enough.
One of my favourite character concepts was a goblin warlock-rogue. He posed as a rich tycoon looking to create an international shipping company but was really just a greedy assassin. I've also played a monk-barbarian which was way too overpowered at low levels.
Multi-classing can give you a lot of you do it well. It can open up new spell lists, enhance an ability your character already has, or add something to what makes them unique. On the other hand, some combinations tend not to work. Many players will recommend staying away from mixing martial and magic users as it hinders spell progression. Maybe your combination just makes for a weak character stat-wise. Eitherway, a balance between character growth and charcoal optimization is suggested.
One fun thing to multi-classing is roleplaying how you got to that point. For my goblin assassin, he had made a deal with an otherworldly being on an assassination gone wrong. Maybe your fighter had a religious experience and is now dedicating themselves to their deity. I always find it exciting when players add their character development into the game, with extra points going to those that roleplay those big changes.
Eitherway, multi-classing can be an interesting way to try something new, whether it's a character arc or a skill combination.
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Snagjaw Castle, Part 2 – Sword Coast Guard, Episode 27, Scene 2
27 Eleint, 1367 DR
As the heroes hold the main keep of Snagjaw Castle, the orc stronghold they are assaulting, it becomes obvious that no amount of orcs and elite orog soldiers will be able to defeat them. And then the waves of minions stop, as a solitary horns calls out into the night.
There is hushed pause, as the stronghold quietly gathers its strength, and then four screaming orcish fiends, wielding massive greatswords, stream from the barracks at the heroes. These monsters, half-orc and half-demon, are known as tanarukks, and they swarm around Arjac, the cleric, hacking away.
Then an orcish warlock emerges, flinging spells at the heroes. Arjac is struck by the feeblemind spell, and left a stuttering, drooling idiot, unable to cast any of his powerful spells.
However, even under the renewed orcish assault, the indomitable heroes of the Sword Coast Guard hold their ground. And the corpses of their foes continue to pile up around them. >>What’s a time your character was stripped of most of his power but continued to fight the good fight?<<
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Thoroughly cheesy it may be,
A new angle can let you see
That problems you face within games
Can be applied to help reframe.
Use your skills and get through the strife,
Apply your own stats to your life.
If you like to play, why stop there?
Take your abilities everywhere!
Eat well, exercise, meditate,
Find inner strength and animate!
You steal the Vampire's Blood-Death Cup,
Why not read (k)nightly to level up!
Your finesse and clout go past the table-
You can do more than you think you're able!
It's become pretty obvious that tabletop gaming has taken over my life in a big way recently. What was once an inconsistent hobby has become a daily staple in my household. Game day is scheduled for every Sunday and the days leading up to it are filled with preparation. It's given new depth to friendships and added an extra layer of bonding to my marriage. Soon, I'll be relieving my husband of his duties as DM and I'll be taking over a new campaign. I'm nervous and excited and hope to chronicle every step of the experience. I've suffered most of my life from intense depression and often debilitating anxiety for which tabletop games have become an unexpected distraction. I'm often at my happiest when the entire group is seated at the table and playing.
I'd like to be a brand ambassador for @tabletopcrafter not only because I feel our passions align, but because I'd genuinely like to share with everyone how great their products are (omg that druid dice bag is major mood™) and it's my opinion that handmade beats out mass produced almost any day of the week.