I got to experience DW as a player for the first time last night. After running the game for about 5 months it was nice to just sit back and play for a change.
I played a Ranger named Semper and my GM allowed me to take a Dire Wolf as my loyal animal, whom I named Fidelis.
I had a lot of fun pumping giant spiders full of arrows, and can’t wait to reach level 6 so I can take “Special Trick”. I’ll take the Druids “Eyes of the Tiger”, which will allow me to see through Fidelis’ eyes.
My favorite moment of the night was when I used Fidelis to help with a Parley roll (using the threat of Fidelis ripping the guy’s throat out as leverage). I rolled and added it’s cunning (+2) and my CHA (0) and STILL got a 6. My GM said “Bjorn chuckles and says ‘You think I’m scared of your beast? That’s not a Dire Wolf. THIS is a Dire Wolf!’ and whistles. A Dire Wolf the size of a grizzly bear comes around the corner and growls at you and Fidelis, then sprints towards you. What do you do?”