Warning: Multiple Game References ahead.
Yes, Yes. I know. I showed up to the party late and I am sure there a ton of nuggets with ccopious amounts of glorious information and insight buried deep within the confines of "the other TQ Thread". I will mearly state that I was unable and unwilling to wade through the review and various nic-nack posts to find the information I am looking for.
Background: The Wife loved Fate. It was simple, easy to learn and pretty to look at. Three character classes within Fate were simple to learn and fun to mess with.
TQ has 36 character builds (Link).
Now, some of these fit into the Fate models pretty easily:
Melee in Fate = Warfare or Defense in TQ
Ranged in Fate = Hunting or Rogue in TQ
Spell Caster in Fate = The remaining 4 Classes in TQ
NOTE: There is a cool little utility to test build your characters in TQ that can be found here.
I won't even get into the hybrid/multi-class options that are available.
Now, all this being said, I need to show The Wife a specific build. I would prefer a melee class and am leaning toward a Warfare/Defender combo. Note: The shield smack is pretty freakin' cool.