Thursday, January 08, 2009

here's a draft

I've been working on a Make-Your-Own-PC handout for my next couple of game projects. Here's what I've got so far. Did I leave anything out?


  1. This looks good! I should adopt some of this for my Swords and Wizardry game. :D

    How about some weights on the "Other stuff"? My players really enjoy being bound by the weight limit (something I never enforce in 3E or 4E games).

  2. I lean more towards springing that on people when they need to run somewhere.

  3. Maybe a note that race is class, if you're expecting players who've never played a system like that.

    Do 1/2lings and Dwarves move same speed as Humans?

    Not enough Eldritch :)

    These two
    "consider loansharking to fellow PCs as a side gig."
    "Elves, dwarves, and Halflings may not select a faith, as they all consider religion a weird human cultural quirk"
    are dandy.

  4. Bummer. When I read the title, I thought, "Man, I could use a draft!" But you went another way with it.

    I'm curious about the 3d6 for starting gold. Is this an artifact of Labyrinth Lord, or is this your decision? Like I said, just curious.

    I, too, appreciate the touches of humor. It's one of the things that keeps me reading.

    Otherwise, I'd say it's pretty comprehensive! Once again, nice job!

  5. Damn, I meant "3d8"; I noted it was different from what I'm used to in OD&D. Sorry.

  6. When you wrote "Ask the referee about stuff on the list. You might not get it, but it’s worth a try" I think you meant ask about stuff not on the list. Otherwise looks great!

  7. Personally I always forget about the listening at doors thing for non-thieves: 1 in 6 for humans; 2 in 6 for demihumans (p. 45).

  8. Not a problem with the summary sheet, which looks fine to me, but something I noticed while looking through the excellent Labyrinth Lord, and brought to mind by the summary; I haven't looked at a D&D book in years, but I remember fighters getting d10hp, clerics d8, thieves d6 and mages d4. Was this in the Red Box, or am I confusing it with AD&D?

  9. Kelvin,

    You're definitely confusing HD with AD&D. B/X,BECMI and LL all have D8 for Fighters, D6 for Clerics & Thieves and D4 for M-Us (D6 for Elves & Halflings? and D8 for Dwarves)

  10. Really good stuff. I don't have anything to add except that perhaps there'd be a bit of info about the setting? Or is this player handout for rules, not game info?

  11. Do 1/2lings and Dwarves move same speed as Humans?

    I dunno. I'll have to check on that.

    Will: 3d8 is the normal gold roll in LL.

    Tavis: good catch!

    Chgowiz: This doc is meant strictly for building a character as quickly as possible. I'm planning a very short setting intro as a separate document.

  12. Alex, I'll add that to the list. Thanks!

  13. Randolph, thanks for clarifying that. I've played a bit of Red Box and a bit of 2e, but it was a long time ago, and they sort of blurred into one, particularly as I played the same character in both at one point.