Monday, October 11, 2010


I was looking at the level progression table in Moldvay Basic. I've never payed much attention to this before. Why is the first level fighter called a Veteran and the second level called a Warrior? This seems backwards to me. Shouldn't a Warrior become a Veteran with experience?

1 comment:

  1. I always assumed that a 1st level fighter has had some prior experience on the field of battle or as a professional guard or some such and is just getting out in the world on his/her own thus having some prior knowledge and experience. A Veteran.

    Once out in the world and carving his own way by his own rules, he becomes a warrior in his own right by his own rules. No more taking orders, so to speak.

    That's how I always saw it and kinds of like it that way.