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Character Creation

Roll ability scores.

  1. Roll 3d6 for each ability, and record them on you character sheet:
    • Strength (STR)
    • Intelligence (INT)
    • Wisdom (WIS)
    • Dexterity (DEX)
    • Constitution (CON)
    • Charisma (CHA)
  2. Calculate your bonus for each ability, and record them on your character sheet:
    • 3: -3
    • 4-5: -2
    • 6-8: -1
    • 9-12: 0
    • 13-15: +1
    • 16-17: +2
    • 18: +3
  3. Record the effects of the bonus for each ability:
    • STR: Strength
      • Melee attack rolls...
      • Melee damage rolls...
        • Note: A penalty here will never reduce the damage for a successful attack below 1.
    • INT: Intelligence
      • Number of languages known...
        • Note: A penalty here means the character cannot read more than a word or two, and knows only their native language.
      • Modifies saving throws against "illusion" effects.
    • WIS: Wisdom
      • Some saving throws vs. magical attacks, particularly those affecting the character's will...
    • DEX: Dexterity
      • Missile attack rolls...
      • Armor Class...
      • Initiative...
    • CON: Constitution
      • Hit die rolls...
        • Note: A penalty here will never reduce the result of any hit die below 1.
      • Modifies saving throws vs. poison.
    • CHA: Charisma
      • Reaction rolls...
      • Number of retainers (4 + CHA bonus)...
      • Morale of retainers (7 + CHA)...

Select a race.

Select a class.

Roll starting money.

Purchase equipment.

Pre-calculate armor class.

Pre-calculate attack/damage rolls.

Calculate saving throws.