House Rules

This article contains exceptions, quirks, and oddities that you will find in my world that differ from rules you’ll read in the player’s handbook. I will also lay some ground rules herein so we’re all on the same page regarding rules, what is and isn’t allowed, as well as expectations. Character Creation has been added for good measure.

Character Creation/Character Death

Character stat’s are rolled by using 4d6 (re-rolling 1’s) and adding together the three highest dice. No stat is allowed to be less than 10. Any total less than 10 is automatically bumped up. Once you’ve rolled all six stats you can assign them as you see fit. If you are not happy with your first set of stats you can completely discard them and roll a new set of stats.

Characters will be starting at level 12.

Character starting wealth is 100,000 gp.

New characters get a single roll on the benefits table to be done at the first session.

If you give me a written back-story for your character, I will reward you with either XP,items, or perks.

Character Death

When your character dies or becomes inactive, you’ll make a new character. Your new character’s experience will be equal to the character in the party with the lowest experience. All other character creation details proceed as above.

Game Mechanics

Prone

When you are knocked prone and need to stand up you can do so as a move action unless the square you are in is threatened. If the square you are in is threatened you can stand up as a standard action without drawing an attack of opportunity or you may stand up as a move action which will provoke and attack of opportunity

Criticals

  • I will be using the rule that three natural twenties in a row equals an instant kill on a creature. Keep in mind that creatures that are immune to instant kill attacks are immune to this.
    • Example: Eric rolls a natural twenty against Hulgak, King of the Giants. Eric rolls again to confirm the critical and rolls another natural twenty. He then rolls a third time to confirm the deadly blow, it comes up twenty and Hulgak is killed instantly in some dramatic fashion.
  • Rolling a natural one will result in a re-roll. If the subsequent roll comes up as a 1-5 there will be a critical failure event increasing in severity from 5 to 1. This will be negated however for numbers 5 to 2 if the roll plus your modifier would hit the creature.
    • Example: Tim rolls a natural one. He then rolls a 2. Ordinarily this would be a critical failure event, however, Tim was attacking a goblin and was using an artifact weapon that gave him a +30 to hit, which makes his total to hit on the second roll a 32. This beats the goblin’s AC so no critical failure happens. Net Result: Tim misses goblin with no adverse effects.

Custom Fit Armor

If you can find the smith (or leather worker, etc) skilled enough, you can requisition a set of custom fit armor for the cost of approximately 1000g plus the original cost of the armor. The new custom fit armor increases the original armor’s maximum dexterity modifier by +1. This bonus only applies for the individual whom the armor was customized for. All other individuals will take a -1 to their max dexterity modifier if they wear the custom fit armor. This in turn results in a lower resale value for the armor.

Also keep in mind that in addition to finding the skilled craftsman you’ll need to secure adequate time to have said armor fitted and made. The length of time will vary depending on the type of armor and the skill of the craftsman.

Teleport Magic

During The Great Collapse Boccob struck a mighty blow against the other deities by disrupting the magics that allowed them to teleport. The result was zones of magical disruption that would still allow one to teleport but with unknown consequences. The result is the decline in the use of teleportation spells over large areas.

Note to Players: Since the world has been thrown into some degree of chaos a lot of the old knowledge and magic has been lost. This means it may be harder to come by spells in this world. Additionally, the focus has been primarily on surviving so there has been a sharp decline in the procurement/production of luxury items such as gems/rings/art/etc.

Resurrection/Reincarnation

Resurrections have almost become a lost art with the loss of clergy. It is a difficult task to find one who is gifted enough to perform a resurrection. However, the art of reincarnation is still widely practiced and available.

House Rules

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