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I have some friends that just started DnD and i thought that i would give it a try. I do not know if i should be a barbarian or a fighter. I would like to have a large character (Race: Ogre, Merrow, Troll, Scrag (one of these)) it would be cool to have a mellee character that deals out a lot of damage (I do not care about defense). But i do not know what would better suit me, a barbarian or a fighter? I would appreciate any help/tips/advice you could give me.
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What books do you have available? What edition are you playing? From what you listed there I would say a Barbarian would be more appropriate and more fun to roleplay.
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain (It's time to roll the dice)- Mattrim Cauthon
Yes, Barbarians are really fun to play, as you can make utterly stupid/inane comments and pass it off as role playing. It's been a while since I've picked up the rulebooks, but if I remember correctly, large races can dual-wield Great Axes, making defense a tad less important.