I currently play (about once a month) a modified version of 2nd Edition. For a change, I’m not DM’ing, so that’s kind of fun. My character is
an elf (my fave) and started out as a Swashbuckler Thief, then switched to become a Mage (we allow dual classing for any race) after reaching 5th as a
Thief. Currently, he’s a 5th level Thief and 10th level Mage. He uses two weapons, either a Saber (in which he is a Bladesinger), or an Elven
Bow…though now he rarely needs to pull either out and relies mostly on his spells.
I have most of the 3rd edition books, and would like to try it (I like the skills and feats systems) but haven’t got the rest of the group on board
with it yet. In the past, I’ve played and GM’d just about everything, all versions of D&D, White Wolf (Vampire, etc.), Palladium (Rifts, Beyond
the Supernatural, etc.), and a host others like Shadowrun, Robotech, Star Wars, etc., including quite a few made-up systems.
Some of the best fun we had though, was in a competition at a convention once. It was a tournament, using 1st edition rules, with pre-generated
characters. First time we ever did it too… My boys were awesome though, hehe… First, we all made it into the finals, so that was cool. During
the finals, we chose to play the one Evil party (there was one good, one evil, the rest were neutral, and we placed 2nd in the first rounds so we got
2nd pick). Cool thing was, the dungeon was designed to zap the party’s strength. First encountered? Shadows! So, as the evil cleric, I simply
commanded their asses!
So, now I had minions, muhahaha!!!
We lost our assassin, but luckily, he had Gauntlets of Strength. So, we then
gave the Gauntlets to our Con fighter (high con and hit points, the other fighter had high strength). So, we meet up with another party. I was near
a hot door (had Resist Fire on) and the rest of the party was in a Minor Globe of Invulnerability, as well as Invisible 10’ radius. The enemy party
is coming down the hall and their Invisible Magic User comes in and launches a Fireball! No biggie, the party is protected by the globe, and I’ve
got my Resist on, hehe… Our Mage answers back with a Fireball of his own, killing the enemy Mage, and hurting the other party severely. Melee
ensues. We Haste our party, and Slow theirs
Then, our Con Fighter (with the Strength gloves) pretty much slices and dices his way through the
enemy party, while I Hold Person on people, and the Mage toasts them with Magic Missiles, etc. hehe….
When all is said and done, the guys at the
other table are all ripping up their character sheets and out of the tournament, hehe…with one lone survivor, the Druid, who is high-tailing it the
hell out of there with our Fighter chasing him down. He had to shift form all kinds of time to keep healing up from it, but finally escaped as a
lizard. Their whole party was dead (save for the druid) and we all had only a few points of damage (none even in double digits, hehe). Man that was
[edit on 25-1-2005 by Gazrok]