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Character Creation Guidelines :


  1. Check with the DM. Notify me of the race and class you want to play. If you need to do any of the other steps to decide (such as roll stats), that's fine, but let me know ASAP. This is for me to okay any non-standard races, and to aid me in campaign design, and to make changes to the party's class composition if necessary. Also, if you have decided you would like to swap racial and/or class abilities for something else, talk to me about that. (It's okay if you think of it later, just see me ASAP.)
  2. Get stats. Either roll 4d6 drop lowest (arrange to taste) in front of me or choose from the non-standard array.
  3. Write a background. It should work with the campaign world. Preferably, the background should mention one NPC (preferably more), the character's hometown, at least one major long-term goal, and how and why your character chose his class(es) and began adventuring. It should also cover everything in the section on background in the Hero Builder's Guidebook that you feel is applicable. If, during this stage, you think of racial and/or class abilities you would like to swap for others, see me ASAP.

    NOTE:Please add to your history as you go along. Periodically look at it and decide if you could add anything to it. Feel free to make stuff up during play. If you want to say that someone reminds you of your uncle or is your cousin or is your old girlfriend, etc., that's fine. Just go overboard with it; not everyone can be related or acquainted to you, and only rarely if ever can someone of a different race be your relative. (Obviously half-elves and half-orcs have relatives of different races, but most of them are not related to any dwarves, gnomes, or halflings.)

  4. Decide on a personality. (You probably have some idea from the background.) Pick two or three words or phrases to describe your character's "core concept". You may pick more if you want. For example, "charming scoundrel," "cold," "doesn't lie," "refers to himself in third person" or "antidisestablishmentarian." Write these down on a piece of paper. Remember them and try to roleplay by them.
  5. Get a character sketch. It doesn't matter who draws it or how good it is, as long as it's what the character "really" looks like. May be on the character sheet or a seperate sheet kept with the character sheet.
  6. (optional) Complete the alignment quiz in the Hero Builder's Guidebook. From your character's point of view, not yours. See me if you need the book.

    Non-Standard Array

    Very simple. Pick from one of the following arrays, arrange scores however you want, and then add racial modifiers.

    18 15 13 9 8 818 15 12 9 9 818 15 11 10 9 818 14 13 9 9 8
    18 14 11 11 9 818 14 11 10 9 918 13 13 10 9 818 13 12 11 9 8
    18 13 12 10 9 918 13 11 11 10 818 13 11 10 10 918 12 11 11 10 9
    17 16 13 9 8 817 16 12 9 9 817 16 11 10 9 817 15 14 11 8 8
    17 15 14 10 9 817 15 13 12 8 817 15 13 10 10 817 15 12 12 9 8
    17 15 12 11 10 817 15 12 10 10 917 14 14 11 9 817 14 13 12 9 8
    17 14 13 11 10 817 14 13 10 10 917 14 12 11 11 817 14 12 11 10 9
    17 13 13 12 10 817 13 12 12 11 817 13 12 12 10 917 13 12 11 10 10
    16 16 13 11 9 816 15 15 10 9 816 15 14 13 9 816 15 14 12 9 9
    16 15 14 11 11 816 15 14 11 10 916 15 13 13 10 816 15 13 12 11 8
    16 15 13 12 10 916 15 13 11 10 1016 15 12 12 11 916 15 12 11 11 10
    16 14 13 13 11 816 14 13 13 10 916 14 13 12 11 916 14 13 11 11 10
    16 13 13 12 11 1015 15 14 13 10 815 15 14 12 11 815 15 14 12 10 9
    15 14 14 13 12 915 14 14 13 11 1015 14 13 13 12 1015 14 13 12 12 11