I whipped up a fun character motif for Neverwinter Nights the other day.
Multiclass in equal amounts Druid and Monk. The Druid gets some good boost and utility spells keying off Wisdom, along with shape change abilities. The monk gets good resistances and can fight hand to hand with an AC boost based on — yep! — Wisdom. Put them both together and you get something that while not as powerful as a pure monk or pure druid is a lot of fun to roleplay, since by class definition you’re Lawful Neutral and a protector of nature.
I made the character a jungle shaman (why do all cultures in D&D have to be european?) with a quarterstaff and a panther summon, who has a lot of wisdom but tends to unsettle the locals with her rather forward ways. Gonna be a lot of fun to play out.
…if I COULD play it out. If I could play a game at all, dammit.
The problem with NWN online play is that everybody either runs crappy PVP modules and half-assed persistent worlds on Gamespy, or they run Invite Only ongoing campaigns on NWC which require weeks of regular commitment to play. (I should know, I’m DMing one of them.) Nobody just says “Hey, let’s do an adventure” and sets up a one-shot module where you can bring your favorite character to the table — at best they’ll either do a one-shot where you have to use server-side characters wearing cruddy leather armor who are discarded immediately after play. After all, if they allow local characters, you could get CHEATERS! Perish the thought! Oh my!
Bleah. I wanna play a game and nobody seems keen on actually running a game I can play in. They give the idea lip service at NWC but in the end there’s maybe 10% or less games scheduled which are oneshots, and those either look unappealing or don’t mesh with my schedule. Bleah. Bleah. Anyway.
I have nothing of any actual importance to say today beyond that, except: in WWE news, JUST NOW they’re putting Nathan Jones in the ring in dark matches and he’s sucking like Kevin Nash in a full body cast. He even injured Matt Hardy. They find out he’s lousy after pumping up tons of video packages and getting ready for his big impressive debut. Smart, people, real smart. Tugboat 2k3, baby! (Or is that Scott Steiner?)