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What was the first character you ever made?
I just started thinking about the fact that 20 years ago I was all over clerics in both BG1 and BG2 but never even touch the class these days. Heck, after I made the switch multiple of my followup playthroughs didn't even have a divine caster in my party
I've always preferred playing humans but when I started out I made a few dwarwes first without knowing anything of their saving bonuses, I just liked the idea. I might have tried a thief as my very first character but he probably didn't even clear Nashkel mines if I did so I'm not counting that.
My first character was a Dwarf Cleric. Knowing myself he probably had pretty optimal stats 18/17/16/10/18/10 but of that I can't be sure. He wielded a warhammer which was my favorite weapon class BG1 and BG2 until I decided not to be a clergyman anymore. I remember I was delighted when I found the dwarf only throwing hammer in BG2 because throwing weapons for whatever reason have a special place in my heart (the whatever reason probably being that I used to throw knives as a kid). I never knew about shorty saves but that does explain why he was so darn resilient.
For those curious I tried monk after that and then settled on Kensai/Mage dual for the longest time until now in EE switched to Blade. I remeber trying druid at some point but it just wasn't fun for me being the nature hippie as main character. Always human except now on Blade I'm going half-elf for the resistances and the paperdoll is not hard on my eyes either.
So, remember what you started out with? New players with only one or a few characters are of course very welcome to join too.