The Raven Ranger: Building the Right Character for The Setting


May 7th, 2021

44 mins 17 secs

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About this Episode

We all like to build cool, interesting characters. We like breaking tropes, and coming up with original concepts. But often that's not enough. This episode, we look at not just building a good character, we look at building "the right character".

Even the best character build will be terrible if they don't fit in with the setting, and they don't fit in with the rest of the party. To get it right, players and DMs need to work together. The DM must be willing to discuss details about the world, to give away little pieces of the story to the player, and in exchange take little pieces of the character's backstory and make them part of the world.

We look at how we have done this with an unusual Swarmp Keeper Ranger build that is designed to be played in a "Ravenloft" setting -- just in time for the arrival of Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft. See link to character sheet below.

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