The first edition of the Dungeon and Dragons table-top roleplaying game first gave characters the opportunity to play the holy warrior. Everquest and Ultima Online followed, both of which share an ancestry with Gary Gygax's magnum opus. Many people today play the computer games and do not care where the core class conceptions originally came from. A player can find everything he needs to know about the class by starting with the articles listed below. The essential role of the paladin is to be a warrior and protector, although the World of Warcraft specializations let members serve as a healer as well.