Game System Information
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- 1 Creating New Races
- 2 Ability Scores
- 3 Alignment
- 4 Conditions
- 5 Drugs and Addiction
- 6 Magic Item Basics
- 7 Preparing Arcane Spells
- 8 Spellcasting
- 9 Poison and Disease
- 10 Monster Rules
Basic and often expanded races do not fill all the needs for a campaign.
Each character has six ability scores that represent his character’s most basic attributes. They are his raw talent and prowess. While a character rarely rolls a check using just an ability score, these scores, and the modifiers they create, affect nearly every aspect of a character’s skills and abilities. Each ability score generally ranges from 3 to 18, although racial bonuses and penalties can alter this; an average ability score is 10.
A creature’s general moral and personal attitudes are represented by its alignment: lawful good, neutral good, chaotic good, lawful neutral, neutral, chaotic neutral, lawful evil, neutral evil, or chaotic evil.
Alignment is a tool for developing your character’s identity—it is not a straitjacket for restricting your character. Each alignment represents a broad range of personality types or personal philosophies, so two characters of the same alignment can still be quite different from each other. In addition, few people are completely consistent.
These are the status effects which can affect players or items.
Hard-drinking heroes, deities of wine and celebration, and the hazy halls of oracles and wise men stand alongside the most memorable tropes of myth and classic fantasy literature. Thus it’s no surprise that the adventures of fantasy roleplaying games are filled with similar characters and locales. After all, countless campaigns have been launched around a tavern table and all adventurers know the infamous potency of stout dwarven ale.
These are the basic rules on magic items, how to use them, and the various ways items interact.
Rules and information regarding how Wizards and other arcane casters can prepare spells.
The basics of casting a spell as well as the correct terminology.
This optional system presents progression tracks for diseases and poisons that cause the victim’s situation to become increasingly worse.
These templates function similarly to creature templates, and several templates can be applied to the same disease to create a truly horrifying plague.
This covers examples of diseases that use the various tracks are covered above. If a disease does not specify an effect, it imposes only the effects for the victim’s state on the pertinent track.
Examples of poisons that use the various tracks are given below. If a poison does not specify an effect, it imposes only the effects for the victim’s state on the pertinent track.
A list of primary creature types.
Creature subtypes, not all creatures have these.
The Leadership feat allows a character to gain a loyal cohort. With the Game Master’s approval, this cohort can be a similarly aligned monster rather than a humanoid with the appropriate number of class levels.
The following guidelines are provided to assist in monster creation and to help balance a creation for its CR.
Most of the following feats apply specifically to monsters, although some player characters might qualify for them (particularly Craft Construct).
These rules are standard and are referenced (but not repeated) in monster stat blocks. Each rule includes a format guide for how it appears in a monster’s listing and its location in the stat block.