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skabo55

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Character Creation Guide + Template
« on: June 16, 2012, 02:09:49 am »
This will be my W.I.P. for your character creation needs. I hope this helps. And know, I will be adding more to this soon!
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First you will need to assign your ability scores...
Ability scores are the defining differences that make your character unique. These scores provide a bonus in skills, attacks, defense, crafting, and magical power. These ability stats are:

[STR] Strength - Strength measures your character's muscle and physical power. This affects athletics and melee combat.

[DEX] Dexterity - Dexterity measures hand-eye coordination, agility, reflexes, and balance. This affects acrobatics, fine manipulation, ranged combat, and reflexes.

[INT] Intelligence - Intelligence determines how well your character learns and reasons. This affects how many skill points you gain and how powerful spells can be.

[WIS] Wisdom - Wisdom describes a character's willpower, common sense, perception, and intuition. This affects your character's senses, willpower, and spell resistance.

[HP] Health Points - Health represents a character's vitals and health. This affects only your life. If this stat reaches 0, your character is knocked unconscious. After that, each turn your not stabilized, you lose 1 health point. Once this life reaches - 10 your character dies.

HELPFUL ADVISE: Assigning ability scores is a careful process that can affect your character for a lifetime. This process should be respected and not be rushed.

A generic character would have a character sheet like the one below:

STR_10
DEX_10
INT_10
WIS_10
HP_10

The values measure a character's ability. A low score is poor; the higher the scores, the better. Typically a score of 10 is equivalent to a common human ability. Scores of 18 or higher represent gifted or even heroic-like ability. Gods typically have their stats at no less than 22.

Each new character will be given a number of points to assign into each of your stats. The limit you could naturally assign your character would be 18. You may not have a stat above 18, unless it has been modified by race or magic. This is done in a way similar to Fallout 3, by Bethesda. Using, let's say, 64 points; I would generate ability scores like these below:

OFFICIAL STAT POINTS FOR A NEW CHARACTER ARE: 64

STR_18
DEX_14
INT_8 <|--
WIS_12
HP_12

^^ Thus, I have generated the typical "meathead" type brute character. This character would play as a great Barbarian or Fighter class. As noted by the "<|--" I opted to have a less then average intelligence. This means my character should never be the one to learn a new exotic spell or even gain anything from books. As such, a character's abilities should be primary influences on how you role-play your character.

Races offer a variety of bonuses that add on to your character sheet. Primarily these are ability score +/- adjustments. Other things that could be included are skill bonuses, languages, racial abilities, and spell-like powers.

Lastly pick a class and fill in your character sheet.

Character Name:
nickname:

Race:
((Races offer a variety of bonuses that add on to your character sheet. Primarily these are ability score +/- adjustments. Other things that could be included are skill bonuses, languages, racial abilities, and spell-like powers.))

Patron Deity:
((You may choose none or many, unless you are a cleric or paladin. You may only pick one))

Alignment:
((Alignment is a critical choice for Clerics and Paladins, as you may not be of an alignment more than one away from your god))

Short Bio(appearance & mannerisms):

What kinda upbringing did you have?:

Your profession, how do you get money to eat?:

What are your personal strengths?:

What are your personal weakness?:

Your current outlook on the setting and time:

What you plan to accomplish in life:

Other information:
« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 03:12:25 pm by skabo55 »

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