Friday, July 3, 2015

Where to Start

Another month has come and gone and that means another poll has ended.  When it comes to generating our future heroes stats it looks like everyone wants them to be rolling 4d6 and dropping the lowest one.  Its a classic choice and the version of stat generation I first learned.

This time around we're going to look at where to start and by that I mean levels.  Since 5th edition is a funny little beast that openly states that heroes don't gain the full breadth of what their class will offer until 3rd level opting to introduce mechanics little by little during that time.  I'm personally a fan, especially for getting new players involved without them feeling overwhelmed.  Now with that in mind no matter what we're going to meet our heroes somewhat early in their career as I'm not looking to just jump into an epic campaign or anything crazy, but that doesn't always mean level one.  Here are the options provided for this month's poll:

Rags to Riches: Heroes start at level 1.
Early Heroes: Heroes start at level 3.
Local Heroes:  Heroes start at level 5.

This basically breaks things down into starting from the ground up, starting with all their core mechanics and some extra health, or starting with their first big ability and either ability bonuses or an extra feat.

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