Making a character

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Making a character

Post by moui » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:23 pm

It's not as hard as it looks to make a pathfinder character. If you are interested in playing, I will walk you through it one-on-one, unless you wanna just do it yourself.

If you wanna make a character (even if it's just to start thinking about if you wanna play or not) post in this thread so we can find a time to talk about it.

I will be as hands-on (I can just create your character sheet for you if you want) or hands-off (just answer questions as you do it yourself) as you like.

Below are some things you can start thinking about.
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Post by moui » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:31 pm

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This is what I suggest you think about while waiting to work on the details with me.

1. Decide on a character idea, e.g. "I wanna be a fancy wizard kinda guy who casts spells and has a pet frog!" or, "I wanna be a big dumb weapon user who chops orcs in half with axes and doesn't know a rock from a toadstool!"

2. Consider the following details, consult with me if you need to. The options I list are gross simplifications, you can of course do just about anything you want.

I. Combat role: do you wanna do a) a ton of damage, b) soak damage up, c) control the fight, or d) help other people do cool stuff?

II. Non-combat role: do you wanna a) be sneaky and get into places you're not supposed to, b) be guileful and charismatic, convincing people to let you/help you achieve your goals? c) be big and scary and force people to let you/help you achieve your goals

III. Aesthetic: do you wanna a) be pretty and alluring b) be heroic and impressive c) be ugly and scary

3. Choose your race and class, based on the consideration above. I will help you with the math and stuff you need from this point!

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Here are the original races and classes. There are more if you wanna get fancy!

Basic races: Humans, elves, half-elves, halflings, half-orcs, dwarves, gnomes

Basic classes: Wizard, sorcerer(ess), bard, fighter, paladin, monk, druid, rogue, ranger, barbarian, cleric

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Rolling ability scores: we're using the standard roll system. Here's how it works.

1. Roll 4d6 (four six-sided dice) and add up the three highest (that is, drop the lowest)
2. Repeat step 1 until you have 6 such values.
3. Assign each value to the stat of your choice.

An example:

[ 3 +1 +6 +2 -1 ] = 11 ;
[ 4 +2 +6 +1 -1 ] = 12 ;
[ 4 +2 +6 +2 -2 ] = 12 ;
[ 4 +1 +1 +5 -1 ] = 10 ;
[ 1 +5 +4 +6 -1 ] = 15 ;
[ 6 +3 +3 +4 -3 ] = 13

Let's say this is a barbarian: I might assign my 15 to strength, my 13 to dex, my 12s to con and int, my 11 to wis and my 10 to cha.
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Post by moui » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:29 pm

Let's try to get characters made in the next 2-3 weeks. I'm free any time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and weekends. Post a time you're available during these times, and I'll get in touch with you so we can build your character together!

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Post by Michelle » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:21 pm

So I'm working on creating a character and I was wondering what system we're using for rolling ability scores, or if we're using a point buy (because I like to live dangerously).

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Post by moui » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:06 pm

Rolling ability scores: we're using the standard roll system. Here's how it works.

1. Roll 4d6 (four six-sided dice) and add up the three highest (that is, drop the lowest)
2. Repeat step 1 until you have 6 such values.
3. Assign each value to the stat of your choice.

An example:

[ 3 +1 +6 +2 -1 ] = 11 ;
[ 4 +2 +6 +1 -1 ] = 12 ;
[ 4 +2 +6 +2 -2 ] = 12 ;
[ 4 +1 +1 +5 -1 ] = 10 ;
[ 1 +5 +4 +6 -1 ] = 15 ;
[ 6 +3 +3 +4 -3 ] = 13

Let's say this is a barbarian: I might assign my 15 to strength, my 13 to dex, my 12s to con and int, my 11 to wis and my 10 to cha.

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Post by Michelle » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:09 pm

Already done. I got some sweet rolls
15, 12, 12, 17, 16, 17

My classic rolls, on the other hand...
6, 14, 11, 13, 8, 10

Edit:
PS:
I am making a monk dwarf.

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Post by Albedo » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:23 am

Oh I did have another question. Even though half elves tend to be chaotic good, mines gonna be chaotic neutral. If that's ok.
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Post by Xelissa » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:21 am

Yep, that's good with me.

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