Character Creation Rules

  1. Pathfinder Rules – Core Rule Book & Advanced Players Guide only.
  2. Medium experience point progression.
  3. No evil Characters.
  4. The game will start in the country of Celedon.
  5. The party will be associated to one of 16 houses. This will be a party decision. The house that the party belongs to will determine the starting city/cities the characters come from.
  6. The player will either be a direct part of the family – this means they will be noble; or they will be one of the vassals of that family (e.g. their father could be the village blacksmith and owe fealty to that family – he’s not actually a member of the family but is loyal to that family and will strive to aid that family). No player can be a son/daughter of the leader of the family, but can be directly related (cousin, brother-in-law to the leader, etc.). Just know that being directly related will have consequences at times.
  7. All variable rolls will be rolled with the group (hit points, etc.)
  8. Hit points will be calculated as follows: Roll once with a minimum of ½ the class hit die rounded down.
  9. Pathfinder point buy system: 20 points
  10. Each character gets an additional 2 points for the point buy system if they provide a written background for their character.
  11. Requirements for background:
  • I am not expecting riveting, well written stories (although that would be appreciated)
  • I need at least three names in the background: a mentor-type (could be a parent, a trainer, etc…..someone who has influenced your character and who your character looks up to); a friend (if you wish, you could join with one of the other players and the character could be your friend – additionally, a sibling would work as well); an enemy (this does not have to be a villain – could just be a person you didn’t get along with, someone who vied for the same girl/guy, etc).
  • A description of your family unit and what they do for a living, with names.
  • I would appreciate some sort of hook in the background, preferably something you don’t completely understand (e.g. your dad left one day and never returned – you have no idea what happened).
  • No length requirements, but I want to know who your character is before we start so what you provide must achieve that goal.
  • If you are not a writer, then the story can be given in bullet-points.
  • The more non-player characters you incorporate into the story, the more information I have to flesh out the world with your character being an integral part of that world.
  • If you provide no or little information, do not get upset when the story tends to revolve around those characters who provided me with a rich, detailed background and several plot hooks.

Character Creation Rules

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