D20Site: The Road to Saltmarsh Campaign -- People
Do you want to play a Warrior? A Wizard? A Rogue? A Cleric? A Bard?
These are all Character archetypes (classes) available for you to take on and make your own.
Who would you like to be?
Fighters Wear any kind of armor and can use shields. They have a +3 bonus to Intimidate and add +1 to all attack and damage rolls.
Wizards Wear no armor. They can cast arcane spells, and gain a +1 bonus to all Knowledge skills
Clerics Can wear light or medium armor. They cast divine spells and gain +3 bonus to Sense Motive. A Cleric can Turn Undead with a successful Shield of Faith Attack.
Rogues Can use light armor. They have a +3 bonus to Stealth. If they successfully sneak up on someone (usually Stealth, but depends on situation) they can add their Stealth skill rank to the damage of their first attack
Bards Can use light armor. They have a +3 bonus to Perception and they can cast illusion spells. Can use DEX bonus instead of STR for attacks with Light Weapons (Finesse)
Humans get +1 to 6 Trained skill rolls
Elves get +2 DEX and +2 CHA and -1 CON
Dwarves get +2 STR and +2 CON and -1 DEX
Halflings get +2 WIS and +2 DEX and -1 STR
Gnomes get +2 INT and +2 WIS and -1 CON