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D&D 5E 5e Characters Based on Hamilton Characters?

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Specifically I’m thinking of the somewhat cinematic take on the characters presented in the Hamilton musical.

I keep turning a poor orphan immigrant revolutionary PC over in my head, inspired by the titular character of the play, and I’m curious.

Let’s say you have to pick a 5e published setting, and use official options if possible.

Hamilton as an Eloquence Bard with a few Rogue levels, or just a Mastermind Rogue?

Lafeyette the Swashbuckler Rogue/Battlemaster Fighter?

I’m thinking Eberron is perfect for a story of revolution that will be recognizable to a modern audience who grew up on stories of early modern revolutions. With Xendrik you could even use Stormreach as your American stand in, basically taking the place of both New York and the colonies in general.

Any thoughts?
 

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Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Specifically I’m thinking of the somewhat cinematic take on the characters presented in the Hamilton musical.

I keep turning a poor orphan immigrant revolutionary PC over in my head, inspired by the titular character of the play, and I’m curious.

Let’s say you have to pick a 5e published setting, and use official options if possible.

Hamilton as an Eloquence Bard with a few Rogue levels, or just a Mastermind Rogue?

Lafeyette the Swashbuckler Rogue/Battlemaster Fighter?

I’m thinking Eberron is perfect for a story of revolution that will be recognizable to a modern audience who grew up on stories of early modern revolutions. With Xendrik you could even use Stormreach as your American stand in, basically taking the place of both New York and the colonies in general.
Hamilton as an eloquence bard is a good choice. I'm not sure about the rogue levels.

Aaron Burr should be a rogue all the way. He was very shifty and didn't want to commit to a position.

Lafayette is good how you have him.

Washington should be a straight Fighter/Battlemaster

King George I'm having trouble with.
Any thoughts?
I want to be in the room where it happens.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Hamilton as an eloquence bard is a good choice. I'm not sure about the rogue levels.
Stealing canons, being a good shot but not a trained soldier, etc. also Mastermind/Eloquence Bard makes a hell of an enabling captain type, but on the shady scrappy side, which fits IMO.
Aaron Burr should be a rogue all the way. He was very shifty and didn't want to commit to a position.
Idk shifty yeah, but very charming and likable, educated, eloquent, etc.
Lafayette is good how you have him.

Washington should be a straight Fighter/Battlemaster
They those two are easy.
King George I'm having trouble with.

I want to be in the room where it happens.
😂

What about Laurence and Mulligan?
 

Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Stealing canons, being a good shot but not a trained soldier, etc. also Mastermind/Eloquence Bard makes a hell of an enabling captain type, but on the shady scrappy side, which fits IMO.
Fair enough. :)
Idk shifty yeah, but very charming and likable, educated, eloquent, etc.
My favorite rogues to play are ones with high intelligence and knowledge skills. High charisma is also a rogue trait.
What about Laurence and Mulligan?
Mulligan was a spy, so Rogue/Assassin(has spyish abilities) might be a good fit.

Laurens should be a fighter type. Perhaps a Champion.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Fair enough. :)

My favorite rogues to play are ones with high intelligence and knowledge skills. High charisma is also a rogue trait.
Fair. I guess I see him as a fairly direct foil to Hamilton, of the “as alike as they are different” type, and also as someone who can engage almost entirely without actually fighting. He had no shortage of bravery on the field, but he wasn’t a good fighter. 5e rogues are good at fighting.
Mulligan was a spy, so Rogue/Assassin(has spyish abilities) might be a good fit.
Absolutely
Laurens should be a fighter type. Perhaps a Champion.
I’d be tempted to go Paladin with Lawrence, but a fighter could work too.
 



Audiomancer

Explorer
Jefferson I don’t know. Whisper Bard? Madison is a sidekick, obviously.
Jefferson is even more of a Eloquence Bard than Hamilton. That’s why they picked him to write the Declaration (and later made him an ambassador). But you could make him a Lore Bard, for better contrast.

Also throw in a couple of levels of Artificer, as Jefferson was an inveterate tinkerer.

Madison is probably best represented as some kind of homebrew NPC Sage class.
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
King George is a LN NPC who uses the NPC Noble stats, adding Perform to cover the singing.

King George is the hero, the ultimate bard killer

You say
The price of Snarf's love's not a price that you're willing to pay
You cry
At your dice which you hurl at the table when you see me go by
Why so sad?
Remember we made an arrangement when I went away
Now you're making me mad
Remember, despite our estrangement, I'm your man

You'll be back, soon you'll see
You'll remember all ur Bards belong to me
You'll be back, time will tell
You'll remember those Bards are ne'er-do-wells
Warlocks rise, illusionists fall
But those atrocious Bards have survived through it all
And when push comes to shove
I will send a fully armed battalion to remind the Bards of my love!

Da da da dat da, dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat dat da ya da!
Da da da dat da, dat da da da da ya da
Da da dat dat da
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
(On a more serious note - if you just are looking at it as a musical, you’re going to end up with bards. If you’re looking at the story the musical tells you, they won’t be bards. Hamilton was much more known for his bravery … foolhardiness on occasion … and his intelligence.)
 

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