I have a player who created a Druid and is mostly playing like a barbarian in combat and like a rogue the rest of the time.
This means he kills animals, does not care for plants, does not use his magic even when someone could use Cure Wounds… (although that last one is certainly okay for a neutral character.)
And when in the presence of an NPC that looks rich, multiple attempts to steal as much as possible from it (like a level 1 character should steal from a cloud giant…)
What would you do in this situation? I’m playing 5e and am allowing all extensions so the characters can multi-class. On my end, I was thinking to force him to choose another class once at level 2. Would that be wise? I think that would be much more likely to teach him a lesson rather than letting him continue as this barbarian/rogue under the disguise of a druid…
To answer the first comment fully:
PHB p64. under Power of Nature
Druids revere nature above all.
So being the first to kill everything, including animals, seems quite contradictory to the class already… (were he evil, I could understand that he like monstrosities, and not “regular” animals, but that is not the case here.)
PHB p64. under Preserve The Balance
Already the title sounds like a Druid seeking just gold and gems and other riches is not going to help much in preserving the balance…
[…] Druids oppose cults of Elemental Evil and others who promote to the exclusion of others.
Gold and gems could be viewed as promoting the Earth Elemental.
Druids are also concerned with the delicate ecological balance that sustains plant and animal life, and the need for civilized folk to live in harmony with nature, not in opposition to it.
This re-enforces my first excerpt.
PHB p65. under Creating A Druid
When making a druid, consider why your character has such a close bond with nature.
I will say, Barbarian are considered to be close to nature as well… so a barbaric fighting aspect may not be too far off from a Druid’s devotion. Plus Druids may fight like Barbarian when their territory is at risk.
Now… looking at the Circle of the Moon, I guess I could force him to join that circle rather than the other one made of mystics and sages.