Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Be a multi-class character

In Dungeons & Dragons, a multi-class character is someone who has more than one character classes (basically, occupations) -- and the corresponding skills. A Fighter-Cleric, for example: you have Fighter skills and abilities, plus those of a Cleric. Handy -- although the trade-off is a slower advancement in either of those two occupations.

For a number of reasons, I've jumped around in occupations. So I've done a little of food service, some movie theatre work, crating and shipping, and academia. In addition, I have an oddball mix of hobbies and interests (musical instruments, recording, martial arts, woodworking, computers...).

The disadvantage is that it took me a long while to get into my chosen vocation.

But the **ad**-vantage is that I have a unique combination of skills. These have come in handy in job interviews, and on the job.

So: different paths (linear vs. circuitous). But I tend to think that it's better to have a broad base of skills and knowledge. You never know when your oddball ninja skills will come in handy.


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