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25th May 2019, 6:00 AM
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Chains of Duplicity
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Newbiespud 25th May 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
Story Time! Any stories of ostensibly being one class but constantly falling into the roles and tropes of a different class?

Also, Spudventures took a bit of a break this week, but my friend Xencarn's been streaming his own games, and we're putting them on my channel too! Because why not?
Xencarn presents: Curse of Strahd, Session 1: Video


Raven 25th May 2019, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
We had a kobold paladin who was dexterity-based. She ended up being our rogue because she had the Urchin background and was the only one with thieves tools.
Balrighty 25th May 2019, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Similar story. My Tiefling Monk (path of shadow) had thieves' tools due to the Urchin background, so I was often the substitute Rogue.
Anvildude 25th May 2019, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
Another similar story- had a Dorroc Guardian (both homebrew- but think Fantasy "Motie"-like, and the class was a martial protection-based class) who had the Urchin background, and so ended up being the go-to for lockpicking until we got an artificer in the group.
Digo 25th May 2019, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
An opposite story! -- I once had a rogue in a party of murderhoboy tendencies and so in combat they focused on the dps. I often had to pick up the duties of party healer to keep the team in once peace, as well as party face to negotiate with the guards when we inevitable get caught by the city watch in the middle of dispensing indiscriminate justice.

No, I rarely picked any locks or doors.
Achtungnight 25th May 2019, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Check out Drew Hayes’s book NPCs. 4 townspeople decide to be adventurers. The guard decides to be a paladin despite the fact that he’s got high Dex and prefers to be in light armor. The gnome dons wizard robes, ignoring his close relationship with a god and high wisdom. The mayor’s daughter will be a rogue, never mind her anger issues and bloodlust. The half-orc must be a barbarian with high intelligence and curiosity about magic. Or will they become the classes to which they are naturally better suited instead?
Malroth 25th May 2019, 12:47 PM edit delete reply
Dex Paladin dips gunslinger1 and rocks out with ranged smites and two weapon fighting. Hi wis Wizard goes Mystic theruge and has all the spells for days. Anger issues rogue works fine out of the box and enjoys stacking sneak attack and power attack. For High Int magic loving Barbarian.... I got nothing, A second wizard or an Alchemist or Artificer will be much