Help with a Ranger of the Night's Watch

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Let me say this up front. I haven't read the books, so let's keep Spoilers to Season 1

Anyway, what's the best way to portray a Nights Watch Ranger type character?

Ranger is the obvious answer, but I haven't seen anyone use a two hand style on the show and they seem to wear heavier armor.

Maybe Fighter MC Ranger? But I imagine them more strikerish than Defender.

Thoughts? 
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It's a series of books and more recently an HBO series that is basically a low-fantasy D&D setting. If you like D&D I strongly recommend it
Except for possible training in Nature, it really doesn't look like Ranger lines up with the Night Watch at all.

I would probably say Slayer, and then take a Background or Theme that offers a bonus to or Skill Training in Nature.
Do you know of any backgrounds or themes that give Nature?
There's several which give Nature training (backgrounds, not themes). Aside from that, I think Ranger works perfectly fine as a Member of the Nights Watch, though you could include several classes into their ranks. The aforementioned Slayer works, as does its parent-class Fighter, Paladin, and others.

I'm on the 3rd book myself, and recently bought Season 1 as a DVD boxed set, and I must say, it's spot-on for the first book imho. It puts faces to the names, and their choice of cast works out well.

A class/theme combo that would work well (If you're using someone like, say, Jon Snow) would be a Ranger or Fighter with Fey Beast Tamer as a theme, though I would stay away from Beastmaster Ranger stuff.

If you've got any other GoT inspired questions, fire away, as I'm trying to develop a campaign based off the books.
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I'm not trying to make snow, just a generic ranger. I'm thinking a Fighter with the forest warden background to get nature and perception (which covers tracking) is the best fit.

For me, I'm going for a more striker Fighter with two handed style and Ranger MC
I didn't mean for you to make Snow, I was just using him as an example. Fighter MC Ranger would work, what theme are you thinking?

Mercenary may work well.
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"You notice a large piece of mold clinging to your toothbrush. What do you do?" "I cast Fireball." "I run like hell!
63797881 wrote:
The standard d4 is somewhat (SOMEWHAT) rounded on the top, the older models are even flat. The Lego is shaped in such a way that in an emergency, you can use one as a makeshift surgical knife.
147742801 wrote:
57457938 wrote:
My wife asked me if her pants made her look fat. What do you think I said?
Wife: Do these pants make me look fat? RedSiegfried: I just killed a bunch of orc women and children.
63797881 wrote:
82733368 wrote:
28.) Making a "Drunken Master" style character (Monk or otherwise) does not require my character to be completely shitfaced, no matter what the name (and fun interpretation) implies.
29.) Making a "Drunken Master" style character does not require ME to be completely tanked, no matter how "in-character" I want to be..
Sounds like Slayer is really the right class, as they work well with 2-handers.  Sohei seems a good fit for theme, as the Nights Watch somewhat reminds me of warrior monks, and from a playability perspective the sohei path brings some nice benefits.  Aspirant of the Watcher background allows you to select nature as a class skill.