The Cult of the Destroyer
Playing an Arcane Spellcaster
Choosing to play an arcane spellcaster can be substantially influenced by the scenario of this campaign. Wielders of arcana carry a stigma as it is known that any male who uses it will eventually be driven mad and many people consider all arcana users, male or female, to be evil. Almost every authority (guards, soldiers, mayors, village leaders, etc.) consider it their duty to destroy any man known to be a sorcerer or wizard and many other good-aligned creatures/people would do the same. People incapable of such would treat them with the utmost fear, fleeing or becoming hysterical. Even your own party members might turn against you if they knew. And there is the real possibility that you could slowly go mad.
However, in spite of all this there are some benefits. As arcane spellcasters are few and far between, having one in the party would present an advantage over enemies and you would be one of the few characters that could detect magic. It would be possible to impersonate a druid or cleric or otherwise hide you nature as an arcane caster. As a sorcerer who’s magical talents are just beginning to manifest as you start at level one, there are many possibilities for how you choose to role-play your character. For a wizard, there is equally great potential to create an engaging character for you would have to decide why your character actively seeks to become a magic-user.