Originally Posted by Uhtred
I was very, very angry when my race, class, and backstory were all randomly pulled out of a hat and thrust into my hands with vague promises of "You'll find a way to have fun, I know it. Just deal with it. I'm DM, that's why." But he's let me play with race and concept a bit, so instead of a friar tuck sort of monk I'm a wandering shaolin type, so that's been a bit better.
Friar Tuck Monk was never the D&D concept, It was always a Wandering Shaolin thing, because Friar Tuck is a cleric variant.
If your GM wants you to be Friar Tuck then load up on Cleric Levels and be a Tier 1... but he changed his mind already so NM then.