Why I Chose To Play A Sorcerer In Dungeons & Dragons

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It’s no secret that Kris and I got into a Dungeons and Dragons group with some friends at the beginning of this year. We meet about once a month and are in the same group with the same campaign. That said, I chose to play as a sorcerer and have been since the beginning.
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Narrowing Down The Classes

Looking at all the classes you can choose from when creating a character in D&D, I immediately was torn between the sorcerer, the warlock, and the wizard. While I would love to give all the other classes a try, there was no doubt in mind that I wanted to start with one of these three classes. This is for one reason: magic.
I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve always gravitated toward magic users. Fire, in particular. Mutants in the X-Men world and other superheroes with fire powers were always some of my favorites. Fire-type Pokemon are my favorite. I have no idea where this love of fire came from, but I’m rolling with it anyway.
Playing Dungeons and Dragons is the closest I can get to becoming a superhero. If I can have magic – specifically fire – I’ll take what I can get.
But, how was I supposed to choose between these three classes for my first ever D&D campaign?

Where Does The Magic Come From?

The Wizard

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the D&D lore and their classes. However, from my understanding, Wizards learn their magic. They’re very much into knowledge and always learning new spells from other wizards or inscriptions they find throughout their adventures. They take their magic very seriously and actually care about their magic first above anything else.
I love magic, but I wasn’t sure if my character would really stay true to that. Regardless, my character is my character – they can be a rebel wizard. Still, I wasn’t sure if that was something I wanted to do.
Learning is great too. However, I wanted my character to have the magic inside of them. I didn’t want them to necessarily have to be “taught” new spells.

The Warlock

Warlocks basically make a deal with the devil to get their magic. They learn it, yes, but it becomes one within them. Warlocks are constantly wanting to know more about the worlds they live in. Through that, they make pacts with supernatural beings and gain magic powers. I wasn’t sure if I was quite up to the task of my character making deals with strangers to gain some magic.
Plus, despite this grand adventure, my character is an introvert and a hermit. So… there you go.

The Sorcerer

Sorcerers are born with the magic inside them. It comes from a specific bloodline they’re part of (my character is part dragon). Out of the three of them, I felt this was the most interesting. I thought I could do a lot with my character’s background and bloodline. Of course, I’m still exploring my character through the first campaign. We’re still getting to know each other.
However, I thought having the magic already inside her would open up a lot of future potentials when it comes to character development – especially since she’s part dragon and a hermit.

Sapphire The Sorcerer Was Born

Thus, Sapphire became a sorcerer. That’s it. I had no elaborate plans in mind. I just wanted magic and magic already being one within my character was the most appealing to me.
Although, I do hope I get the chance to try out every class type someday.

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  1. I have yet to play a sorcerer, but it’s high on my list!
    In Dungeon & Dragons I have gravitated towards rogues, though I play a healing/necromancing mage in Dragon Age RPG (another tabletop system) and in my current D&D campaign I have gone with a cleric.
    I originally picked the cleric because the group needed a healer… but then I saw that clerics could get lightning spells, and now I’m more likely to accidentally fry my teammates than I am to heal them.

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