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What was the first character you ever made?



  • DragonspearDragonspear Member Posts: 1,835
    IIRC, my first one was definitely a ranger.

    In particular when I was playing during HS. I think I'd normally go with the stalker kit (eventually in 2) and longswords, but then I got frustrated with a game crash sometime in ToB. I don't think that ranger ever really finished the game.

    I was reading a lot of Salvatore at the time as well, which prolly influenced my ranger pick even more.

    Nowadays, I'm more of a Cavalier or Inquisitor paladin in most games.
  • butteredsoulbutteredsoul Member Posts: 168
    edited January 2019
    I don't remember. I suffer from alt-itis, so I usually make lots of characters before I complete a game. The first character I completed the series with was an evil female human cleric who I turned into a cleric of Talos in BGII. It was an evil party run through WITHOUT Viconia because of my PC. My second run-through was a good party with my halfling halberd grandmaster fighter Muppo Mopkins, who went Wizard Slayer in BGII. My third run-through was an all neutral party with an elf mage->Wild Mage PC named Rideau Rizwyk.
  • Son_of_ImoenSon_of_Imoen Member Posts: 1,806
    edited January 2019
    For my first character I took my advice from Dave Milward's walkthrough from Sorceror's Place ( I used a walkthrough straight away as I was afraid the game would be too hard for me otherwise ). I even picked the name from the walkthrough: Gildor, an Elven Fighter-Mage. I went through the portrait options to find a fitting portrait, picking Xan's portrait without knowing Xan was an NPC I'd meet along the way. I don't know what happened to Xan, I think the game gave him a replacement portrait, but I can't really remember.
  • DragonspearDragonspear Member Posts: 1,835

    I really enjoy the S&S ranger and wish there was a way to lean into it more in D&D.

    Then again, I was someone who wanted to play a main character through IWD2 before as a Paladin/Ranger/Fighter so *shrugs*
  • thruddthrudd Member Posts: 96
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  • VolatileVolatile Member Posts: 81
    The first character I ever made was a human Paladin. I never finished the game with him as roleplaying a Paladin is boring.

    The second one was a bit better: dwarf Berserker dual-wielding warhammers. He was pretty decent, had regeneration (after taking the Tome of Constitution), but again a tad boring. I did finish the first game in the series with him.

    Learning to love arcane casters was a slow process. At first, I hated them because I felt the downtime between fights wasn't justified. Nowadays I have more fun playing arcane casters in general, and I'm currently soloing the series with a generalist mage. It's fun.
  • SteveRogers41SteveRogers41 Member Posts: 33
    RogueBard wrote: »
    My first character in BG1 was a female bard with red hair. I don't recall the name I gave her, but I used the portrait that the game normally uses for Jaheira, so for a really long time I thought Jaheira looked like Osprey. Then when I started over with a new character months later Jaheira looking like my previous bard character took some getting used to.

    Same thing happened to me in my first few playthroughs. Since I always use Garrick's portrait, when I put him on my team, he uses the portrait of the blond guy in armor. Even though Garrick was my favorite party member, I never found out what he really looked like until I read something about him online several years later.
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  • O_BruceO_Bruce Member Posts: 2,790
    I am pretty sure my first character ever was Lancelot who was a paladin. Never get far with him, though. The only detail I really remember is him being proficient both in long swords and short swords.
  • WarChiefZekeWarChiefZeke Member Posts: 2,646
    I was like 13 or 14 and a major NWN fan. Rolled an elven fighter with bows and large swords. Would probably have been a good first run build, but I died in a half ogre ambush the second I left the first map. Didn't play it again till I was 18.
  • VolatileVolatile Member Posts: 81
    @StummvonBordwehr they should remaster Eye of the Beholder. I was in love with it back in the 90's.
  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,150
    edited February 2019
    Volatile wrote: »
    @StummvonBordwehr they should remaster Eye of the Beholder. I was in love with it back in the 90's.

    Hi @Volatile They should. Those games where epic - played them in a dos box some ten years ago (they dont age well, but they where epic).

    Actually there is a NWN mod called eye of the beholder. It has npc’s and stores - but otherwise an excellent “enhanced edition” NWN style.

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  • SkitiaSkitia Member Posts: 910
    My first was definitely an archer in BG2, and I believe a Wizard Slayer for BG1.
  • JLEJLE Member Posts: 55
    For some reason, I always default to paladin-types in any game that has character classes. Baldur's Gate, the whole Elder Scrolls series, Diablo 2, whatever else.

    My second run-through was as a neutral good Bard.

    I've played through the whole game about eight or nine times now. Almost all of them were "good" aligned - I find it near impossible to bring myself to actually do any of the behaviour that would be "evil", and even keeping "useful but evil" people in my party is an annoyance - why don't they even REALISE the benefits of a good reputation, even if it's obtained by bribery and temple donations? Throughout the majority of my games I end up with a high Rep most of the time.

    And yet, despite this, my Bard romanced Viconia in BG2 and she never left him despite the high reputation. In fact, in the end, she turned away from evil herself and became Neutral, but this happens in TOB, and she remained evil - and in my 20-rep party - all through SoA, without quitting due to the high rep.

    I've also been a Wild Mage (played as a plain mage in BG1, used ShadowKeeper to convert him to a Wild Mage in BG2): a Monk (who initially didn't play BG1 at all, but played through it later under the "BGTuTu" mod engine starting from level 1 and lower stats): an evil half-orc Fighter-Thief: a Cleric of Lathander: a Fighter/Mage dual class: and more recently a Druid Avenger and a Ranger have completed BG1 but not BG2.

    So far I've managed to "complete" Baldurs Gate 1 with varied parties that have included every single NPC except, somehow, Viconia... I even bothered to bring Eldoth and Skie to the fight with Sarevok once. Somehow they shared a party with Faldorn, Ajantis and Montaron after Xzar got killed early on and I couldn't bother raising him because I was a mage myself, and besides he was creepy. That was a somewhat eclectic party. (Xzar got his chance in an all-evil party with Kagain, Shar-Teel, Tiax and Edwin. I still got all the "good" Bhaal abilities.)
  • Adam_en_tiumAdam_en_tium Member Posts: 99
    I can't remember his name (sorry 20 years ago), but it was a halfling pure thief.
    Mainly played with a bow but also some long sword backstab from time to time.
    I remember saving all my gold to buy the thief shadow armor in Beregost... So happy when I did ^^
    I took him from bg1 to tob.

    Most of the characters I played after had a thief component, multi, dual or bard.
  • byrne20byrne20 Member Posts: 500
    I remember way back then my first ever character was a human fighter. I am pretty sure I just named him after myself and because I didn't understand how the stats worked I just gave him really even stats across the board lol I think It would of been something like 15,14,15,14,14,14. It was only after my first few attempts at playing the game and often only getting to the Nashkel Mines before I inevitably did a restart that I changed to playing the Ranger class due to liking it from a role play perspective and the rest is history :smile:
  • DanacmDanacm Member Posts: 941
    My first was an elven fighter named Glorfindel. In back time i was a big lotr fan and imagine a lotr style fighter who bring justice and good across sword coast. I won bg1 with him but never used in bg2.
  • realshemprealshemp Member Posts: 33
    edited March 2019
    In PnP I always loved Half-Elven Rangers (I blame Tanis), but I remember when first starting this game I didn't like the selection of Druid spells level 1-3 and really hated that there was no dual wield so I decided to go with a Half-Elven Fighter/mage.

    I replayed as a human Fighter -> Mage when Tales of the Sword Coast was released.

    For BG2 I also went with a fighter -> mage, this time dual wielding longswords. I played this character into ToB when it was first released, but I still have never finished it.

    I've also never played the same character through the entire series, I always want to start each game with the lowest XP possible because I love the early challenge.
  • OcelotOcelot Member Posts: 13
    Chaotic Good Human Cleric
  • jmerryjmerry Member Posts: 2,873
    I started with BG2EE, in 2018. And when I switched to playing modded, I dumped my old saves in a separate folder. There's a flurry of characters who mostly didn't get very far from when I started, so it's not clear what the very first was. Lots of different classes, but pretty much all warriors of some description. The oldest save I can find belongs to a half-orc wizard slayer, going with long swords and shields.

    The first characters I went far with were fighter-thief duals. First a kensai-thief, then a fighter-assassin. Even back then, I was tweaking things with EEKeeper. I'm still a fan of fighter/thief combinations.
  • KatzerchenKatzerchen Member Posts: 49
    The first character I ever made was a chaotic neutral human thief for PnP.

    My first BG character was an elven ranger, CG. Rolled for like forever until I got STR 18/something, DEX 19, WIS 18 and nothing under 12-14, but didn't redistribute, lol...
    I remember that in part 1 my favored enemy was ettercaps, no idea why.
    Got to choose anew in part 2, took demons. Also finally could dual-wield.
    I don't know how (was about 20 years ago), but I played with her through the whole series.
  • ZaxaresZaxares Member Posts: 1,289
    The very first (and still my personal favourite) character I made for BG was "Zoras El'Khadath", a LN/LG Mage. In fact, I still tend to recreate him as my first character in every single fantasy RPG I ever play. In many ways I suppose he's an idealized version of myself.
  • MaurvirMaurvir Member Posts: 1,090
    Mine was rolled in the 90s as well, though that computer is long since gone.

    She was a half-elven mage named Jenna, and I did finish the game with her. I remember the final fight taking forever because my entire party kept getting wiped out, but on one attempt, my PC barely survived alone to finish it.

    I lost the save before SoA came out, unfortunately.
  • OcelotOcelot Member Posts: 13
    CG Gnome Cleric/Thief.
  • Cabal82Cabal82 Member Posts: 75
    edited July 2021
    Half-elven mage, CG. Xans portrait and Death to you all! voice. Cabal Gorion was his name. Back in the 5 CD swapping days without internet :D
  • ArviaArvia Member, Moderator Posts: 2,093
    edited July 2021
    The first character I ever made was a female half-elf CG Berserker (fighter in BG1 because there were no kits there yet). Jaheira's BG1 portrait. I took her all the way through BG, SoA and ToB with Ascension. She loved katanas, ended up dual-wielding Crom Faeyr and Celestial Fury (hated the look of a hammer with that nice sword, but chose power over style or realism). So, she believed herself good-aligned and helped people, but of course was powergamey.
    I juggled with letters and syllables that sounded fantasy-like and came up with the name Shandyra. And no, no relations to a certain former forum user, pure coincidence.
    And yeah all those CDs and loading times...
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