Character Creation

Revised 6/25/2015

If you’re creating a new character, you will be starting with the PHB and applying the rules below. Contact the DM if you have questions.


New PCs begin at level 4.


There is NO EVIL ALIGNMENT allowed. You are heroes; you need to act like heroes.

Ability Scores

27-point buy as per the PHB pg. 13, with no pre-adjusted stat above 15 or below 8. Here are some easy stat arrays to save you time:

15, 15, 15, 8, 8, 8

15, 15, 13, 12, 8, 8

15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8


The following races from the PHB are not allowed: Drow, Tiefling. In addition, the following new race is available: Duerkin.

For more on races in the Barren Kingdoms, see The Circle of Races


All options are available. Multiclassing is allowed.

The cleric class has one new option, the Kalentar Domain option.


The following is a new background option: Kreue Member

Treasure and Equipment

For now, begin with either starting gold for your class OR the starting kits given to you by Class and Background. Choose any one uncommon magic item from the DMG to equip, and give yourself three potions of cure wounds. More treasure will be distributed soon. If you need something before then, contact me.

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Character Creation

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