2012-08-12, 10:02 AM (ISO 8601)
Barbarian in the Playground
Re: OOTS #860 - The Discussion Thread
Or that Belkar makes up the difference with roleplaying XP.
Originally Posted by ferrodoxin
Or that Belkar has one level in a secret third class. Ranger 14/Barb 1/??? 1
Given his stats, his options are limited. If he took 2 levels of Fighter, he'd get weapon specialization: slashing, and he certainly does a lot of slashing according to the sound effects. So maybe Ranger 13/Fighter 2/Barb 1.
That way, he was suffering from the XP penalty prior to taking the barbarian level, and has been in sync with the others since then.
I also wouldn't write off the possibility of a backstory involving a humiliating level spent failing out of mage school, resulting in a massive chip on his shoulder.
Last edited by Smolder; 2012-08-12 at 10:59 AM.