Character Creation

I was thinking to go with a point-buy system for Ability Scores. Similar to the one in the PHB page 13.

Here are how our rules differ:

  • We will be using 8 Abilities:
    • Strength
    • Constitution
    • Dexterity
    • Intelligence
    • Wisdom
    • Charisma
    • Hono(u)r
    • Sanity
  • Each Ability starts at 10 (average)
  • With 20 points to spend
The cost of modifying your Abilities are as follows:
Score Cost
7 Special *
8 +2
9 +1
10 0
11 -1
12 -2
13 -3
14 -5
15 -7
16 Special *

* The Special costs listed above are, you can only have one Starting Ability Score of 16 (prior to Racial adjustments), and only at the sacrifice of one Starting Ability Score down to 7 (again, prior to Racial adjustments). In effect the 16|7 trade ends up costing only 5 points, -7 for the 15, and +2 for the 8, which means you could end up with:

  • A top heavy
    • 16, 15, 15, 15, 8, 8, 8, 7
  • An average
    • 13, 13, 13, 13, 12, 12, 12, 12
  • One awesome, mostly balanced
    • 16, 14, 13, 13, 12, 12, 10, 7
  • Just balanced
    • 15, 14, 14, 13, 12, 10, 10, 8

I created a Points Buy Calculator/Validator, instructions for which are in the link just mentioned.

Character Creation

The Plot Thickens LameGamer72 LameGamer72