Sorcerer, you'll have to go on my waiting list because Tenko posted first. You are correct in seeing that we could use a magic user. Tenko, there are 2 fighter types already, so if you make a 3rd you may not feel as useful. It might be better if you try another class, but the choice is yours. You can still be an elf and you can still specialize in the bow and be sorcerer or druid or whatever. I have a Rogue, cleric, fighter, paladin, and possibly a ranger, (Iím still waiting for Mikebgavin to respond). If he doesnít respond by tomorrow, Sorcerer can join. So that leaves Barbarian, Bard, Druid, Monk, Wizard, and of course any multiclass combinations. Barbarians and Monks are fighter types, a Bard would be nice for dealing with people and their knowledge would mean you would know more than many people which could help you figure out what needs to be done. A Druid can be fun because of the wild shapes and at high levels the spells are impressive. Wizards can cast a larger variety of spells than a sorcerer, but a sorcerer can cast a lot of a few specific spells. A spell caster can be kind of hard for a beginning character to play but not impossible. I think a Bard or your original idea of a fighter would be easiest.