I don't want to turn this thread into being about that situation, so I'll just say that I don't think it would work in this specific case. But yes, that's an option in a general sense.You mentioned not wanting to compete at "bardy things," so could you team up? Be an entertainment duo, maybe collaborating on back-story?
Yeah, I think what he meant was "two people doing nothing but spam eldritch blast would be monotonous." I didn't say I was going to spam EB, because I've never actually played a warlock, but the player assumed I would. (As it is, I raised some eyebrows by going with repelling blast instead of agonizing blast.) His original pitch was eladrin archfey pact of the talisman, and I went with genasi genie pact of the tome.It's funny to me that the player sees Warlocks as being samey because to me they are actually one of the most varied classes. I guess if everyone wants to power up Eldritch Blast and go with that I can see it though.
A fae chain Warlock and a great old one tome Warlock almost play and are thematically different classes.