We could loophole around that. Actually, now that I think about it, I'd rather be a Human Cleric.
A Cleric that worships Good as a Force. As a Player, he would think that God is actually the Force of Good in D&D, and I think that should make the problem solved.
Unless by levels you mean our starting levels. I was hoping to have a Figher level 7 and then a Cleric. . .So I could start out with a Fighter level 7 and then dual class later.
Ok, more than a bit to respond to hre, so let me take it one at a time.
The problem with the solution that you offered is that the role-player character may, or maynot believe in God, The Goddess or some other form of diety commonly practiced in the real world. The fantasy character, on the other hand, would certainly believe in a being from which he or she prays for spells and other diety related abilities.Even if that would be a general goodness, few people on our side simply pray to the "being of goodness." Usually, people pray to a "God"(or one of his various names) and that the prayer be addressed to someone. I'm not sure, "Oh all perserving goodness of the universe, give me the strength to carry on even when politicians are trying to starve me to death." would work.
All of that aside, the role-player MUST have faith and believe in the diety that the fantasy character follows, or it's sort of likean athiest trying to tell himself that by praying, he will be heard by a god that doesn't exist. Make any sense?
The personality of the fantasy character can help with this, but ultimately, the role-player is going to have to find the faith to sincerely offer prayers to Aphrodite (as an example) and that she'll hear you and grant your request.
I'm not going to make it that big of an issue, but it should be something for the characters to deal with as part of the merging of the characters.
The level thing is how many levels that you can squeeze out of 40K EXP. a 6th level fighter requires 32,000 exp. So, you could pick up another level (or 2) with the remaining 8K. Actually, 8K could get you more than a couple of levels in mostcombinations. A 6th level cleric is 27,500, I think, so that gives you a little more lee-way in a dual class.
Both thief and druid hit 7th level at 40K as single classes.
I would rather that you dual class, if you're going to, before the game begins simply because it'll be easier to achieve that way. To get a 7th level fighter, you would have to get another 24,000 exp and THEN whatever EXP that it takes to get to level 1 in the other class before you can dual class. Dependng on how things go, that could be quite a while.
My own character would be playing a male elven spellcaster. In all truth I am not familiar of the spellcasters beyond Wizard and Sorcerer, SO help would be appriciated <3
I'll send you a PM on this.