I only play 3.5. 4 is terrible. My girlfriend is actually in the middle of a 2nd edition campaign right now and she's telling me all of these crazy things about it... her character sheet looks like engineering homework on graph paper. And the LOWER the AC the better??? My mind was blown.
piltogg wrote:in exalted:
again in 3.5:
playing in a "dragonhunter" campaign, as a 7th level paladin. Took EVERYTHING in charge. Got to the boss battle. Charged. Crit. like 160 damage. boss dies in first round. I'm not going to play as a paladin anymore.
I have a really long history of playing things that are game-breakingly OP actually..
Paladins are badass, but not usually that OP; it sounds like your DM just didn't do a very good job of compensating for your badassery. I played a psion on one campaign, which is a class that tends to be gamebreaking unless the DM knows how to handle it, which our DM did. I was powerful, but not omnipotent, and he threw baddies at us that would specifically make it harder for me.
One of my favorite characters I ever played went by the name Axx Grynder. He was a half-elf bard who had a strong career as the lead lutist of an extremely popular troupe named the "Raging Orc Chasms", until the band fell apart. He went adventuring hoping to find his own unique sound and gain fame as a solo artist. He was a bigoted, alcohol and tobacco addicted asshole who was racist against elves and thought the gnome in our party was a child fan of his.