Rules for character creation
- When rolling stats, you will be given three chances. Stats will be rolled with dice, and you pick the set you like the best. 2 points can be exchanged as you see fit.
- As a group, we will select our starting region. This will impact the kinds of adventure available to us early on, as well as our racial selection and theme and background choices.
- Your selection of race will have to be coordinated by region. It is possible you can be an outsider coming into a new area for adventure, but this option is sort of discouraged. Most normal racial attributes will be utilized, except for stat bonuses. Each player (unless you play human) will get to add +2 to any two stats of their choosing. Some obvious limitations may be imposed (adding +2 to the strength of a halfling, for example, will be discouraged).
- Themes are active in Icehearth, and should be an important part of your character creation.
- When writing your bio, include a number of goals for your character. This is a PC driven campaign, which means plot will come from your decisions. As a group, we should therefore discuss our goals and find a synthesis that works. It is a good idea to have a variety of goals, simple, short term, long term, and the epic achievements we dream about. Goals should be relevant to our starting location, especially the simple and short term ones. Bigger goals can incorporate the rest of Icehearth.
- Character death is possible. Though thanks to the Raven Queen, a party wipe is unlikely. In the event of character death, you can roll a new character using the above rules but starting at the base xp of the other players current level. You may be a bit behind, but close enough to be up to the task. The new character will based on whatever starting region we are in when the character is brought into the party.
- Character replacement is also an option, though it is discouraged (this includes me). Should you want a new character, you have to start one level lower, at the base xp value for that level. All other rules apply, including regional design and such.