The STR 18 Wizard

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  1. I gotta say, I loved this one. This is going to be my next character. I consider myself one of the “other guys”. =)

  2. Charisma says:

    I can’t stop looking at his abs.

  3. Elton says:

    Uhg! The War Orc morph and skins would make this wizard one scary dude. . .

  4. I still remember my high Con dwarven wizard fondly. Had nearly as much HP the melee guys in the party. :)

    Charactersheet at 6th level:

  5. Siskoid says:

    Wow! I really like this one. I, too, like to create atypical characters, but of course, back in my AD&D days, you couldn’t easily greataxe a mage. Still, was stopped me from doing this in GURPS or other games?

    • greywulf says:

      True. Funny how in all those Other Games we still reverted to D&D type for our characters. Either that, or created yet another Grey Mouser clone.

      I find that 4e is the first edition of D&D where it’s possible to mess around with the tropes of the classes to your heart’s content. Third Edition was fairly good, but 4e is streets ahead in flexibility. Best D&D char gen, ever.

      One of my favourite characters from our games is a Fighter who took Religion as a class skill (thanks to a Background Option) and the Ritual Caster Feat – one instant Van Helsing style monster hunter. Simple, yet oh so brilliant.

  6. DarkTouch says:

    I love that my Sorcerer’s weapon of choice is a great big axe. I worry that 4e lacks awesome spells like Bull’s Strength and Tenser’s Transformation to really take advantage of that already existing Strength.

    • greywulf says:

      I’m sure the Buff spells will be back at some point, probably as Rituals which can be can cast between encounters or somesuch mechanism.

      Expect them around PHB 5, I guess :()

  7. Elton says:

    @ Greywulf: “Best D&D char gen, ever.”

    I have to disagree. I made a total of 3 characters using 4th ed Chargen, and really . . . It was not the best chargen I ever did for D&D. Honestly.

    • greywulf says:

      I’m going to have to write a blogpost to convince you otherwise, my friend :D

      • Elton says:

        By the way, are you having a problem with any of Ghost of MacBeth’s morphs in DSA (ver. 3.1?) I’m trying to do a character with your handle as a name, he’s an orc of course, and I can’t *morph* his head.

        • greywulf says:

          I’ve not tried them under the latest Beta, and don’t have them installed right now. I’ll re-install the M4 Warrior and give it a try over this weekend to see it there’s any problems.

      • Elton says:

        Oh, by the way. I think you did write a blogpost to the effect of character generation in “4th edition.”

        I tried to make a noble character once, a courtier. Everyone got mad at me. I’m resigned at the fact that 4th Edition is really a ridged system if I can’t make one courtier.

        • greywulf says:

          Making a courtier is pretty easy. Just choose Noble as a Background Option, and you’re done. Choose a Class to reflect his training, and he’s ready to play.

          This way you can have a Courtier with a background in Music (Bard), Religion (Cleric), Academic studies (Wizard), Politics (Rogue), Combat (Fighter or Paladin) or several different areas. If you want a Courtier who has dabbled in Politics and Religion, for example, make him a Hybrid Rogue/Cleric. If you want a true “jack of no trades” fop, make him a Hybrid Rogue/Cleric and the Student of the Sword multi-class Feat and you’ve effectively got a Triple classed character!

          See what I mean about flexibility – a character is much more than just their Class and combat abilities. With this edition of D&D you can create not just one Courtier, but many, and all very different and unique.

  8. Neuroglyph says:

    I really love the Character concept you’ve developed, not only from a role-playing point-of-view, but also in light of my post discussing the problems with character (over-)optimization. Your 18 STR Wizard goes totally against type, is not “optimized” for his race and class by the measure of many “board-trolls”, but looks like he’d be a total blast to play! (pun unintended)

    It makes me feel good to see a Character that is not merely a sum of the “best in” powers, feats, and skills for a class, but instead is a blending of personality, good storytelling, and a bit of whimsy to make a memorable and fun Character.

    Oh yea, and ripped abs. I’m sure that’s helpful somehow too.

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