Monday, August 25, 2014

D&D Fifth Edition 0-Level Characters Update

"Come at me, Orc!"
After the D&D 5th Ed Basic Rules came out, I posted a thing describing how to use Backgrounds to make classless 0-level characters. It was pretty well received, which gave me a happy little glow.

Now that I have the Player's Handbook, I have access to all Backgrounds that didn't appear in the Basic Rules. I have just updated that original post to included stuff for the new Backgrounds.

It also occurred to me that some of the 0-level weapon tables gave PCs armor or shields, but since classless 0-levels have no armor proficiencies (unless you're a Mountain Dwarf), they are going to have Disadvantage on a ton of rolls if they use that armor. I considered getting rid of the armor on the lists, but I decided that the image of a untrained pseudo-hero staggering around in padded armor was kind of charming, so I kept it. It will be up to the individual player if the armor's protection outweighs the potential handicap.

Anyway, the original post is updated, and you can READ IT HERE.