Character creation.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
DM
 GM, 13 posts
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 00:24
Character creation
Everybody starts at first level.

All races and classes on core are allowed.

Kits from the complete series and the 2e Players guide to Greyhawk and From the Ashes Players handbook are ok, but lets not get crazy with variant races and lets not get near the custom classes nor the skills and powers books.

From the starting region, your native language is bound to be Suloise if you are human.

Scores:
Roll 3d6 seven times and discard the lowest one. All sets are pooled in here and you can pick any set you want

[13,12, 9, 5, 5, 5]
[15, 8,10, 8,10,10]
[14,10,12, 9,12,14]
[11,15,13, 9,12, 7]
[17,12,11,11, 8, 8]
[ 8,10,10,12,12,14]
*House Rule 1: Cast using arcanist style. You prepare your spells for the day (1 spell per slot) but you can choose which ones to cast using your slots on the fly.
*House Rule 2: For Demihumans, level limits don't apply if you are single classed.

Resources:
*purple worm 2e rules: http://purpleworm.org/rules/
*For gold & glory: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/p...-Glory?term=for+gold+

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:46, Mon 22 Apr 2019.

DM
 GM, 17 posts
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 15:55
Character creation
Also allowed....  The sorcerer

Races: Human, Half-elf(15), Half-orc(5), Gnome(12)

Prerequisites: Charisma 9.

Class group.- Wizard

Armor.- Sorcerers are normally not allowed armor. But unlike other wizards they can wear magic armor and can use a weapon training to learn to use light armor

Weapon.- Sorcerers can gain training with daggers, sickles, spears, quarterstaff, dart, sling, hand crossbow and light crossbow.

Spells.- Sorcerers learn wizard spells regardless of school. However they can't learn Read Magic pr any spell related to writing, and can't use scrolls. They don't have a spellbook and they can't add spells known from scrolls or spellbooks.

LevelXPHit Dice(d4)THACO
10120
21,250220
32,500320
45,000419
510,000519
620,000619
740,000718
870,000818
9110,000918
10160,0001017
11220,00010 + 117
12440,00010 + 217
13660,00010 + 316
14880,00010 + 416
151,100,00010 + 516
161,320,00010 + 615
171,540,00010 + 715
181,760,00010 + 815
191,980,00010 + 914
202,200,00010 + 1014

 Spells Known
lvl123456789
12        
23        
332       
443       
5532      
6543      
75432     
85543     
955432    
1055543    
11555432   
12555543   
135555432  
145555543  
1555555432 
1655555543 
17555555432
18555555543
19555555554
20555555555

 Spells Per Day
lvl123456789
13        
24        
353       
464       
5653      
6664      
76653     
86664     
966653    
1066664    
11666653   
12666664   
136666653  
146666664  
1566666653 
1666666664 
17666666653
18666666664
19666666665
20666666666

Saving throws

LvlParalyzation,Poison, or DeathRod, Staff, or WandPetrification or PolymorphBreath WeaponSpell
151411131512
610139111310
11151179118
1620105796
21+83574

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:28, Sun 21 Apr 2019.

BN
 player, 7 posts
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 21:02
Character creation
In reply to DM (msg # 2):

hhmm interesting the Sorcerer - is there a write on it for spells able to cast race ect?

Tossing around a few multi class characters or priest though i guess no specialty priests since these gods ??? have no write up in a book???
DM
 GM, 18 posts
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 21:25
Character creation
In reply to BN (msg # 3):

Tell me the god and we can find something on complete priests or in one of the multiple greyhawk books, seriously there's a ton of them.
BN
 player, 8 posts
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 23:08
Character creation
In reply to DM (msg # 4):

Brandobaris Misadventure Specialty priest out of the Forgotten Realms - Demi-human Deities book.

Maybe this god matches?? Norebo (CN) God of luck, gambling and risk-taking

Dirk Widefoot
Male 1/2 ling Stout
Str:9
Int:12
Wis:14
Dex:15
Con:12
Chr:9
TH
 player, 18 posts
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 23:21
Character creation
Remember that technically, Forgotten Realms & Oerth are connected through Spacejammer & Planescape. So it is possible that other Demi-Human Deities could have followers on different planets
DM
 GM, 19 posts
Sun 21 Apr 2019
at 23:39
Character creation
In reply to BN (msg # 5):

It's ok I think. There is also this http://purpleworm.org/rules/CPrH/DD05552.htm

Nut either is fine
Vandilo
 player, 19 posts
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 00:51
Character creation
Brandobaris (Lesser God) This is the god of adventure (and misadventure), a favorite among halfling adventurers (especially thieves). He has a bawdy sense of humor and little sense of propriety. Brandobans is always ready with a joke or a jug, yet he is such a friendly rapscallion that he rarely makes an enemy. He is a good friend of Gar1 Glittergold and Baervan Wildwanderer. Avatar: In avatar form Brandobaris appears as a plump and jolly halfling. He's always very well-dressed and ready with a smart reply to any attempt at conversation.

Specialty Priests of Brandobaris

http://thruxus.shadows-angels.com/ADnD/Brando.jpg

is this the one you mean, they seem pretty cool!
Dirk
 player, 9 posts
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 02:14
Character creation
In reply to Vandilo (msg # 8):

Yup that is the one.
Dirk
 player, 10 posts
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 03:24
Character creation
In reply to Dirk (msg # 9):

So? Is Dirk a Misadventure  or do I need to re look at the priests  in the book and decide accordingly.
DM
 GM, 21 posts
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 18:02
Character creation
In reply to Dirk (msg # 10):

I said it as ok.
Dirk
 player, 11 posts
Tue 23 Apr 2019
at 01:09
Character creation
In reply to DM (msg # 11):

Cool, thank you I just had to double check.   Dirk is fleshed out except starting gold which I will roll for soon - I have to pull up the PH.  If I missed anything let me know.
SP
 player, 6 posts
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 20:07
Character creation
F/M is hopefully done.

Memory is slowly coming back, I just hope I didn't run afoul of any old house rules we used to have in my group (eg. max HP at 2st level, and I know we had a house rule on starting spells for arcane casters).
DM
 GM, 25 posts
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 20:09
Character creation
Oh yes, I need to give you spells.

Btw what name do you want?

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:09, Wed 24 Apr 2019.

Vandilo
 player, 28 posts
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 20:40
Character creation
Wizards Spell Compendium Volume I, has the rules for starting spellbooks on page 8.

Briefly summarizing it, it says.

All Wizards know "Read Magic" for its impossible to unlock the meaning of arcane magical scripts without this basic key.

Likewise all wizards know "Detect Magic", a basic tool of their trade.

Other spells are divided into "Offensive, Defensive, and Miscellaneous spells. If wizards start with 6 spells, the player receives one roll on each column, with a second roll on the column of his or her choice.

Specialist Wizards get one additional spell, chosen from the specialty school, as a class benefit.

Mystrul's Magical Aura, Tenser's Floating disk, and other named 1st level spells must be located in play, they cannot be chosen, even if the player otherwie has free spell selection.




There is also the 3d4 Method, which is rolling 3d4 for the number of 1st level spells. The player rolls 3d4 and subtracts 2 from the roll to represent "Read Magic, and Detect Magic". The remaining number is the number of rolls taken onthe appropriate spellbook chart.

The charts are in the Wizards Compendium. I can post them if the DM wants to go this route.
SP
 player, 7 posts
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 21:15
Re: Character creation
DM:
Oh yes, I need to give you spells.

Btw what name do you want?


I'm going with Helethorn.

Short background story is, he was growing up in Celene when his parents just grew up and left one day. He's operating under the assumption that they were exiled for some unspeakable crime his parents committed and he's trying to make up for it. If you want the truth to be different that's fine with me. Surprise me; otherwise it's mostly a good reason to be an upright adventurer.

Some of his original schooling would have happened in Celene but he's local to the Wild Coast now.


PS.

If you're considering assigning spells at random I'm fine with that but unless I can get my hands on Armor (or Shield in a pinch) I'll have to do some retooling.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:18, Wed 24 Apr 2019.

Raphim
 player, 5 posts
 Elven
 Archer
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 12:41
Re: Character creation
Vandilo:
Wizards Spell Compendium Volume I, has the rules for starting spellbooks on page 8.

Briefly summarizing it, it says.

All Wizards know "Read Magic" for its impossible to unlock the meaning of arcane magical scripts without this basic key.

Likewise all wizards know "Detect Magic", a basic tool of their trade.

Other spells are divided into "Offensive, Defensive, and Miscellaneous spells. If wizards start with 6 spells, the player receives one roll on each column, with a second roll on the column of his or her choice.

Specialist Wizards get one additional spell, chosen from the specialty school, as a class benefit.

Mystrul's Magical Aura, Tenser's Floating disk, and other named 1st level spells must be located in play, they cannot be chosen, even if the player otherwie has free spell selection.




There is also the 3d4 Method, which is rolling 3d4 for the number of 1st level spells. The player rolls 3d4 and subtracts 2 from the roll to represent "Read Magic, and Detect Magic". The remaining number is the number of rolls taken onthe appropriate spellbook chart.

The charts are in the Wizards Compendium. I can post them if the DM wants to go this route.


i like alot of what i read, do read magic and detect magic count against the total spells that can be known via intelligence?

in my opinion not allowing tensers disc and other such spells makes them unplayable for a low level wizard. but with the ability to use them at will if i have the slots, these other useful spells can be in play for the party's benefit. that being said, as a wizard for my part im fine with however the dm plays it

This message was last edited by the player at 12:42, Fri 26 Apr 2019.

DM
 GM, 26 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 12:55
Re: Character creation
Lets stick with core rules. At least for now.
Raphim
 player, 8 posts
 Elven
 Archer
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 05:55
Re: Character creation
do we need to pay for our initial set of clothes? tunic, breeches, etc