Re: Tales of the North (OOC)
Yes, Dungeons and Dragons is not directly engineered for a more martial arts sort of fighting, but in a world where you couldn't use judo against a wyvern, or a flying kick against an ochre ooze, it makes some sense.
This is a world where the majority of denizens can kill you with magic, or a sword through the throat. It doesn't leave much in the way of a necessity for wrestling or hand to hand combat. That's why they need a class, designed solely for it, if it has a chance to exist at all.