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Generation Guide by Corey Armstrong (modified a bit by Sorcerer)
This is easy...there are no differences between males and females, except
how they look like
Well, any portrait will do, but make sure you choose one that suits your
preferences, EXAMPLE: Donít choose a portrait of a fighter if youíre planning
on using a mage, and vice-versa.
Depending on what class you want to be, races are all very good. Only
humans can be paladins, so if you want to be one, pick human. All other
classes can be chosen with any race.
personally like Half-Elves, because you can choose any class except paladins
The best at close combat, fighters make a great first line in a big battle.
They are the only ones who can get advanced weapon specialization.
Rangers are friendly, woodsmen, and animal loving. They can use special
abilities like Stealth and Dual wield. They also select a Racial Enemy,
which when you fight one, you get a +4 on all of your attacks. Pretty
good. I normally choose Gnolls, because you can go to the Gnoll Stronghold
and keep killing them there, (they respawn every time you kill some) to
get A LOT of XP from killing a group of 20 of them, and you almost never
die against them because they get a -4 penalty to all of their attacks
, and a -4 armor class penalty.
A paladin is a Lawful Good version of a warrior (he must maintain that
alignment at all times). They get some pretty neat special abilities like
Lay Hands (cures people), Turn Undead (like clerics), Protection from
Evil and so on.
A very good priest, and can learn spells such as Raise Dead, Slow Poison,
Cure Critical Wounds, and Identify, pretty good for a priest, eh! They
can also Turn Undead.
Iíve got 4 words to describe him/her: Protector of the Forest! Shape Change
is a great special ability they get (they can morph into bears, wolves
You know, the good old wizard! He specializes in magical energies.
A thief NEEDS to have high Dexterity, in between, Iíd say 16-18, or else
he/she will get caught a lot when pickpocketing, stealing, and picking
Very good musicians, bards know a bit about everything. They can pick
pockets like thieves, sing bard songs and cast spells like mages.
Theyíre all good, but harder to use. They can use the abilities of both
Mage: Illusionists are really good, and the rest are pretty
much the same as a normal mage.
Any alignment is ok, but try to decide what kind of party youíre going
to have, and choose your alignment according to this. Example: if youíre
planning on getting Xar and Montaron or Edwin, then choose an Evil alignment.
Try to get a high charisma, because if you have a charisma of letís say
3, you will only get 5 gold where youíre supposed to get 50. The rest
can be up to you, but these are my recommendations:
Just put two stars in the weapon type youíre planning on using.