Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition has brought many new players into the world of tabletop RPGs. While it is fantastic that many new players have joined, the lack of experience can be detrimental to their enjoyment. I have solved this issue by recommending classes that are easy to play to get them adjusted to the game. I like to go with a class with the fewest rules that players have to remember or keep track of.
New to Tabletop RPG or RPG
When I was running a Starfinder game, I had a new player to the whole tabletop RPG experience. However, she played MMORPGs for years. This is a distinct difference. While MMORPGs are not known for their roleplaying, they are known for their mechanics. While she was inexperienced in roleplaying, she could quickly grasp the mechanics of all the classes.
That is something to keep in mind when reading this. Most MMORPGs game mechanics can be more complicated than 5e’s mechanics. Those players are more likely handle any class. This guide is for players who are new to the whole RPG experience.
When I recommend a class for a new player, I look at the type of class they want (weapon fighter, caster etc). Then Ilook at class features that are easy to remember to use and understand. The two classes I will be recommending are suggested solely based on class features and not a player’s experience.