I'm working on a new D&D character for a new campaign starting to-morrow. It will be a 3.5 campaign so I pulled out my copy of the Complete Arcane for some inspiration. In the past some of my favorite characters have been wizards. I believe that will change once I play my new Warlock!
I've played a Warlock before. I didn't realize the full potential of the Warlock at the time and managed to get killed at 2nd level. This time will be different.
He's a human with the Magical Aptitude and Skill Focus: Use Magic Device feats. Str: 11, Dex: 12, Con: 13, Int: 15, Wis: 12, Cha: 18. His starting overall bonus in Use Magic Device is 13. In future levels I'll be concentrating on picking up the most important item creation feats so that I'll be ready at 12th level to create some awesome magic items, including many scrolls. If things work out well I'll have a greater spell-casting capability at 12th level than any of my wizards.
Since my occassional Sunday D&D game will be a small group the DM said we could each make two characters. I don't feel motivated to do so right now. I really want to focus on my Warlock. I thought about making a Dwarf Monk, but then I thought a Wizard/Cleric heading towards the Mystic Theurge prestige class would be cool... and would allow me to create all sorts of additional scrolls for my Warlock; but I decided not to be that cheesy.
Of course my Warlock will have a number of tricks up his sleeves, but I'll have to leave them secrets for now. Don't want to tip the DM off to my plans.