Saturday, January 8, 2011, 9:55 PM
I've gotten the Player's Handbook, ordered the Monster Manual, and found a group of friends to play with. The next two things for me to focus on achieveing are the purchase of the Dungeon Master's Guide and the Diplomacy Check I must overcome to be able to play a Dragonborn.
All members of our group are noobs to DnD except for one, and he refuses to let me play a Dragonborn. "They're the most broken race," he tells me. "You'll be running around killing everything while the rest of us will just be sitting back, watching."
I read up more on Dragonborns. They don't seem so broken to me.
"Well, if the rest of us start off at Level 5, and you at Level 1, you can play a Dragonborn."
This doesn't seem right. Dragonborns may be cute, (yes, I said it) but they're not that broken compared to other races. To me, the look the same. Except that Dragonborns can spit lightning out of their mouths. But whatever. So I get to be a Dragonborn Paladin. Yei.
"What?! No." So I can't be a Paladin? "Dragonborn Paladins are the bost broken things ever. Trust me."
I found a topic on the forums about how Dragonborns are "broken," but by the end of it everyone was writing about how Dragonborns seem broken at first, but in practice really aren't. That really pleases me to hear. Balanced races and classes are always a major plus for me (especially since I'm entering this as a fighting game fanatic), but it still weirds me out that my friend is so set on me not being a Dragonborn. I'll just have to see how things play out.