Old School DnD Question (in Contests)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 19 2010 5:04 AM EDT

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. ;)

{DF}malS 'lo emaS [Demon Forging] March 19 2010 5:09 AM EDT


{DF}malS 'lo emaS [Demon Forging] March 19 2010 5:10 AM EDT

he favors friendship and peace ... not the traditional drow stereotype

Sickone 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).

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 19 2010 6:36 AM EDT

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.

ScY March 19 2010 8:02 AM EDT


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 19 2010 8:04 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.

sebidach [The Forgehood] March 19 2010 8:27 AM EDT


ScY March 19 2010 8:28 AM EDT

2nd class?

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 19 2010 8:31 AM EDT

Im gonna guess and say rogue

Unappreciated Misnomer March 19 2010 8:53 AM EDT

im going with Seb, and say fighter

AdminNightStrike March 19 2010 10:30 AM EDT


AdminNightStrike March 19 2010 10:33 AM EDT


AdminNightStrike March 19 2010 10:33 AM EDT


AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 19 2010 10:45 AM EDT

none of those had anything about his original classes... but good reads for sure

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 19 2010 10:57 AM EDT

Nope. ;)

But one of them does give you the place to find them... :P

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 19 2010 6:19 PM EDT


special was the ability to kill with a single blow

Wraithlin 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."

Wraithlin March 19 2010 6:58 PM EDT

However the FIRST place he shows up gives nothing more than:

10th level ranger
CG, Gwaeron Windstrom
Drow male

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.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 20 2010 9:01 AM EDT

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

BootyGod March 20 2010 10:14 AM EDT


Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 20 2010 10:53 AM EDT

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.

Wraithlin 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.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 20 2010 12:01 PM EDT

yeppers, the zip file in the comment on the link above is a pdf file of the fr5 book.

Sickone March 20 2010 12:16 PM EDT

Yay, I win then :P got the class right but the level wrong :D

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 20 2010 8:34 PM EDT

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. ;)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 20 2010 8:56 PM EDT

You mean before fighter... everything I saw indicated he was a fighter before he became a Ranger

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 20 2010 9:17 PM EDT

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. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 21 2010 7:21 PM EDT

If you can't find it anywhere, there's always guessing. ;)

What Class/es could vaguely represent a Drow that turns into a Ranger?

AdminNightStrike March 21 2010 7:46 PM EDT


AdminNightStrike March 21 2010 7:47 PM EDT

or Thief/Rogue

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 21 2010 7:49 PM EDT

I've called in backup from the folks I used to play with...

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 21 2010 8:44 PM EDT

I was thinking rogue as well, but Drizzt's whole character doesn't seem to fit that role.

Demigod 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.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 24 2010 4:33 AM EDT

No more?

Not even guesses?

Still not had the right answer. ;)

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 24 2010 7:37 AM EDT


Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 24 2010 7:41 AM EDT

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.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 25 2010 9:12 AM EDT

Still no right answers.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 26 2010 2:26 PM EDT

Everything I've found says fighter, the reclassing to ranger

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 26 2010 2:39 PM EDT

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.

ScY March 26 2010 2:53 PM EDT



AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 26 2010 3:03 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

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 29 2010 7:14 PM EDT

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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