Because endless roleplay opportunities and I'm absolutely in love with the character (no homo). Sure, the wizard or sorceror can just fling a spell or two to obliterate enemies, but I'll be the one taking the hits. I'm the one on the frontlines, giving the enemies something to hit, keeping them away from my companions. Yes, the wizard can power himself up, but at the end of the day, he's just an old man. I'll be a man in my prime, and while I might trudge along and grow cold and bitter with resentment, at least I grow as a character. Or I can try and be the better sum of my parts, as ridiculos as that might sound. Besides, I'm going to take Craft Cooking for funsies, and incorporate into my character. Nothing tastes better after a hunt than freshly grilled boar! What, no, you dumb wizard, put away your spellbook. We're eating this wildstyle!
I was also very inspired by pic related, minus the muteness.>>55449772
Right, right?? It's so dumb! 5e has some flaws, but I'm really in it for the roleplaying now. I want to play a character who genuinely wants to give and recieve help, not just score the highest numbers (an inherent flaw of d20 systems, I'll admit). I hope we both find satisfying games soon, anon.