Fighters come in all shapes and sizes, but many of you have an iconic fighter that just came to mind when you read that word. For some of you, it’s a massive warrior in gothic plate mail, for others it could be a swashbuckler that is almost more rogue than fighter, others might have seen a lean brawler, and still others might have seen a mountain of muscle that makes pro-wrestlers look like 10-year-olds. Those are just the melee guys; that’s not even touching ranged fighters with bows, guns, or throwing weapons, and it doesn’t get into every other variant imaginable.
All of them are fighters; all of them have the job of being the damage-dealing brutalizers of the battlefield. However, each of them have a certain panache with how they do that, and that it largely determined by their statistics and attributes, not to mention the player’s playing style. I’ll run down a few of these; and I’m sticking with the old-school stats and not going into prestige classes or other specializations; just going through the list to see what role playing does for our simple fighter.
Today is all about the physical fighters.