Tuesday, September 3, 2013
d30 challenge Day 2: Favorite Race
My favorite character in modern times was my Living Greyhawk dwarf, Dustin. He was a dual-axe wielding whirlwind of death. His best moment was when, on a narrow causeway over a gaping chasm, he was the only thing standing between a charging ogre and the mages in the rear. Going fully defensive, he was able to force the ogre to miss on its touch attack to drive him into the abyss. What made it fun was going against type. Sure, most dwarves are plodding, slow, and encased in the heaviest armor they can find. But Dustin had maxed-out dex, and only wore a breastplate to protect him from his foes.
And who doesn't like the sheer survivability of the dwarf? With bonuses to saving throws, and in some cases constitution, not to mention a pretty good hit die, the little buggers are probably the hardest class to kill at low levels (RIP, Ezra Meatbeard). In an old school games, that's not something to scoff at.