Old School DnD Question (in Contests)
For all those out there that know thier DnD Histories.
What was Drizzt Do'Urdens classe/s when his stats were originally printed?
Prize is 50K
I'll add another 50K if anyone can post what his unique special rule was. ;)
he favors friendship and peace ... not the traditional drow stereotype
March 19 2010 5:38 AM EDT
Just Ranger (level 16) for 2nd edition, still same classes for 3rd edition but different stats.
Later was changed in 3.5 to multiclass fighter(10)/ranger(5)/barbarian(1).
Slam, Drow was his Race. ;)
Sick, for the majority of his life (well, I only played 2nd Ed, never ventured into 3.5 or players options or the like) Drizzt was made a Ranger, but that wasn't the original. ;)
The original was in the same publication that his special rule was featured.
March 19 2010 8:02 AM EDT
Ranger wasn't his original class or classes. It was the one he's most known for, and used for the Majority of his second edition lifespan.
March 19 2010 8:28 AM EDT
Im gonna guess and say rogue
im going with Seb, and say fighter
none of those had anything about his original classes... but good reads for sure
But one of them does give you the place to find them... :P
special was the ability to kill with a single blow
March 19 2010 6:55 PM EDT
"So accurate are his wicked cuts, that if Drizzt's 'to hit' roll exceeds the minimum required for a hit by more than 5, he scores double weapon damage and has a base 10%, plus or minus 3% per level difference between him and his opponent, chance of killing the foe instantly."
March 19 2010 6:58 PM EDT
However the FIRST place he shows up gives nothing more than:
10th level ranger
CG, Gwaeron Windstrom
With no other stats; if you want to count this reference for AD&D, then this is all you get with no special ability. The special ability I put above came with alot more stats and a full character sheet with 4 pages of information and background. The above 3 lines were followed by about 4 paragraphs in his first D&D appearance.
Wraith, where did you get that from? As far as I was aware, his first printing was from 'Hall of Heros', and he wasn't a Ranger in that. ;)
Wraith and Nov, I'm splitting the 50K between the pair of you for the special. Nov got it first, but with sparse information, and Wraith gave the actual rule. ;)
But the class/s I'm looking for aren't Ranger or anything else mentioned so far. ;)
Keep hunting! :P
the first comment below the article here:
states that he first shows up in FR5 The Savage Frontier and links to a zip file. it also talks about his special in the article.
March 20 2010 11:58 AM EDT
The special ability came from hall of heroes.
the first printing came from FR5 which is just a forgotten realms book that came out before hall of heroes.
yeppers, the zip file in the comment on the link above is a pdf file of the fr5 book.
March 20 2010 12:16 PM EDT
Yay, I win then :P got the class right but the level wrong :D
No Winners yet.
I thought Hall of Heros was the first, but even if FR5 beats that, he was published with different class/es prior to becoming a Ranger.
So if the Hall of Heros references him as a Ranger, we're still looking for another publication with different class/es. ;)
You mean before fighter... everything I saw indicated he was a fighter before he became a Ranger
Originally, he was something else before being 'classed' as a Ranger.
This might have leter been retconned out (as for the majority of 2nd Ed he was only a Ranger, and nothing else), and retconned back in when classes became more flexible in later editions.
But my gaming group remember what he was originally listed as before Ranger.
Fighter may or may not have been a part of it. But 'pure' Fighter he wasn't. ;)
If you can't find it anywhere, there's always guessing. ;)
What Class/es could vaguely represent a Drow that turns into a Ranger?
I've called in backup from the folks I used to play with...
I was thinking rogue as well, but Drizzt's whole character doesn't seem to fit that role.
March 21 2010 9:20 PM EDT
Jeez. How many on CB play DnD? My tabletop role playing experience consists of a few games of MechWarrior years ago that quickly turned into an excuse for 14-year-olds to get together to try pot.
That game was fun, though.
Not even guesses?
Still not had the right answer. ;)
My tabletop role playing experience consists of a few games of MechWarrior years ago that quickly turned into an excuse for 14-year-olds to get together to try pot.
My friends were geeky enough to play DnD/Basic Fantasy with me a year or so back, but we mainly play MtG/soccer/anything made by Nintendo (alas!) now.
Everything I've found says fighter, the reclassing to ranger
It wasn't a single class.
It was something that has aspects that could be covered by the Ranger Class, but more, traditionally, Drow, orientated.
March 26 2010 2:53 PM EDT
Traditional class choices were wizard or fighter... at the end of this you'd better have a link for us or I'm declaring shenanigans
No link that I can find (Which is incidently why I thought it would be a good contest!), you'll just have to trust the fedility of myself and my old (and current!) gaming group.
Come on, think back to Second Ed Drow, and some sort of class combination that could represent thier society, and in a vague way be 'ok' at morphing into a Ranger.
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