I never played the "board" D&D games; my experience is limited to what is available via "classic" PC games. But I'd like to try D&D with the real players in real life at the board with the real DM holding a session (obviously - because it has to be so much better, right?)
Now the problem of why I didn't try yet is - in all of my play-through in different games and different times I always was leaning towards one archetype of a character. I don't want to discuss what exactly is that archetype, but I think it is something which will limit my freedom and overall game experience when applied to a real session.
How to deal with it? How to not fall into the same archetype when creating character again and again? To clarify my concerns:
- I've read here (on this site) that death is common and it has consequences. Cool concept, I'm all for it. But then I will create another character... of the same archetype and likely the same attributes/backstory elements. I assume it won't be great and people will object.
- DM may object to my chosen archetype. I don't have the reason "why" - it's not like it's a disruptive/abusive type of character in any way, but if the DM decides to object - I'm sort of "out of game" then. And I understand that DM is in the power to object and I'm fine with it.
Further note: I've read the "my guy" syndrome and I believe it not to be the case as it's only about the choices I made when defining my character, not playing it. I might by wrong though.
I also have no idea how to properly tag this question - so if you can correct me, it would be great.