I’ve not too long ago began enjoying DnD 5e with a gaggle of mates, all of whom are very inexperienced – myself and the DM included. All of us agreed at the beginning we have been aiming for a really informal sport initially as a way to get a really feel for the principles after which transfer in a path all of us agreed with.
With out going into an excessive amount of element the celebration consists of a Paladin, Rogue, Sorcerer, Bard, and my Ranger. We’re all at stage 3, and there is a few situations the place planning (and fortune) have meant I’m noticeably higher in fight. My HP rolls have been very excessive (I’ve 35 HP) whereas the remainder of the group have 24, 18, 17, and 14. As well as while I’m not notably aiming to create a very meta-gamed character I’m attempting to decide on complimentary expertise, and final session was utilizing numerous expertise/spells to deal way more injury than the others in fight (we additionally missed a rule which meant I ought to have executed a few checks for focus, however that is our inexperience and I’ve made a word to verify that totally in future).
Now at this level a few the fellows received a bit put out as a result of they weren’t actually in a position to do a lot, as I used to be usually in a position to go first in any fight because of excessive DEX, and dealt such insane injury that the fellows going final did nothing. As well as the combats are fairly quick and fulfilling, and truth-be-told I am not overly having fun with it both. One of many guys mentioned the (dreaded) phrase – that I used to be meta-gaming my man to be higher than everybody else.
I identified that:
- The session began in a metropolis the place my low CHA, and my character having a considerably introverted background, meant I did not get a lot to do. I had principally accepted that session could be within the metropolis with little fight and was fully positive with that.
- Everybody agreed (and I did not press the problem) to go away town in a short time as a result of they have been all anxious to struggle stuff once more. I used to be fairly content material exploring town and wished to search out out extra a few potential facet quest I thought-about extra attention-grabbing.
- Among the celebration aren’t actually arrange for fight, and are extra suited to town RP, although I settle for that doing actually nothing in a given fight is extraordinarily irritating I used to be principally giving my stuff to the bard to promote for me within the metropolis.
- Any expertise I’ve chosen have been these I assumed fitted what I assumed the character would have a tendency in direction of by himself by way of background and ambitions – I am not notably leveling with any meta in thoughts.
- I’ve been extremely fortunate with HP rolls.
All-in-all I truthfully do not need to be harming the sport for others, so I have been speaking to the DM about attempting to regulate myself to being extra in step with the others. I already provided to the DM after my final HP roll to do it once more, and he has agreed if we really feel it’s wanted, however we are going to provide you with an in-game motive for that to occur. What else can I do as a way to make the sport higher for the remainder of the gamers?
EDIT: I can clarify a number of extra issues now:
It boiled all the way down to the setup I had of:
Longbow with 17 DEX and Archery as a preventing type, then utilizing Hunter’s Mark and Colossus Slayer to get 3+D10+D8+D6 injury to the bosses, or utilizing two Shortswords and doing one thing comparable. The checks I discussed have been the focus to maintain the spell going after I took successful.
To my thoughts, while sure I’m aiming to make myself good at Fight, that does not appear to be I am intentionally looking for area of interest guidelines to swimsuit me, however simply selecting issues correctly (and appeared a reasonably normal Ranger setup once I later checked. One of many guys and I performed Warhammer Fantasy alot, so we’re not unaccustomed to figuring out what’s greatest to make use of, it is two of the opposite individuals who had the opinion I used to be by some means enjoying the system.
My suggestion to the DM was both I am going for the Beast Grasp route and rejig a number of issues, as individuals have additionally pointed it’s thought-about not as sturdy, however it would not match the character effectively, or we discover some motive to drop most likely the HP, as in the mean time with some guys being actually fragile it is onerous to up the problem in his opinion as we have practically had individuals die to Goblins. I’ve identified (as different have right here) that different lessons will get higher later, however individuals appear to listen to none of it. I am not notably stung by criticism of what I’m doing – I am simply attempting to slot in with the group and play my position accordingly.
Additionally thanks to whoever added tags and many others. Apologies as I’m considerably new to this web site.